Therapeutic rebounding has many different applications. The therapeutic aspect comes into the picture when we are using a rebounder instead of a mini-trampoline which sells in the department stores. The difference is the length of the springs and the legs of the rebounding unit. You have more buoyancy and no jarring on your joints. Rebounding is enjoyable and promotes self-healing. Along with being fun it also improves your posture, increases the vascular system, improves muscle tone and coordination, helps you sleep better and elevates your energy levels.
Here are the various ways to rebound:
Here are the various ways to rebound:
· Health Bouncing
Without leaving the mat you just bounce up and down on the mat. The first benefit is that every minute you do that, you strengthen your immune system, fortifying yourself against colds, flu, etc.
This bounce is also good for re-cooperation from any illness, to get your lymphatic system going after being bed-ridden for a while. It helps in the detoxification process of the body and delivers oxygen rich blood into all the parts of your body. NASA astronauts are encouraged to rebound after space flights to counteract the anti-gravity they experienced while in space.
This means benefits for the cardiovascular system, for the digestion and for the cortisone hormone balance which means it is stress reducing.
Start out with 1-3 minutes and build yourselves up, never allowing yourself to get dizzy or straining yourselves.
This is a more vigorous bouncing where you actually leave the mat and do basic jogging. Because we take advantage of the anti-gravity movement there is no jarring or jerking on the joints. Jogging on the rebounder can be done without shoes and to any rhythm. It is actually more beneficial than running on the street while we have all the benefits of building muscle strength and tone, relieve tension, enhancing skills, improving flexibility, creating weight loss and weight management, as well as improve the body’s general physiological condition.
So put on the music and enjoy yourself!
· Aerobic Bouncing
Your rebounding becomes aerobic when you become vigorous on the unit. Leaving the mat, jumping higher and elevating your arms above your heart gives you the aerobic effect. That means that you increase the number and size of your blood vessels that carry the blood around the body. Therefore, more oxygen is carried to the cells of all the tissues and organs. It improves the functions of the heart and the lungs. The longer and faster you train will give you better overall endurance. According to Dr. Kenneth Cooper, who first researched aerobic exercise, you gain greater physical as well as psychological improvement which makes you feel better. You gain a more positive outlook on life as well.
· Strength Training
To increase your upper body strength, in addition to the G-force strength bounce, you can add weights by holding dumbbells or tying weights to your ankles.
· Body Bouncing
For those who can’t bounce themselves you can do the body bounce. Have a wheelchair bound person put their legs on the rebounder and bounce for them to get the benefits of getting circulation to their legs. Or a child could lay on the unit and you put your legs on both sides of the child and give them the benefit of bouncing in case of a fever or other disabilities.
You can also bounce your pet that way. I used to do that with my dog and he really enjoyed it.
· Senior Rebounding with support bar
For those who have trouble with stability, a support bar can be mounted on the unity and you can have them do the same activities on the unit by holding on for greater security.
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