The 300 dollar vibration machines are good for what they are as long as you know what to expect from them. If you expect to get 15 lymph turns per minute. It not gonna happen. The lymphatic vessels need a strong enough G force to create a negative pressure to diffuse the waste lymph in the one way valves in the lymphatic system. Most of the people that have thick cellulite that want circulation, these can help circulate the blood to the blockages but after that, these people don't know that they need to flush all the wastes out that haven't been circulated in years, otherwise the cellulite and stored up fat probably wouldn't be there in the first place.
I will say that most of the people that have the most blockages (cellulite) are the ones that cannot afford the more powerful machines and end up buying a cheap machine, usually under 500 watts under 2 horsepower.
Wattage of the $300 dollar machines.
Don't get fooled by a big motor that says 500 watts and the cheap ones at the same price are 200 watts. Continuous horsepower is what people don't understand. You can have a 500 watt motor that sells for 2000 dollars and a 500 watt motor that sells for 300 dollars. They could also have the same horsepower. THE THING THAT IS NOT MENTIONED ON ALMOST ALL OF THE SITES ARE THE "AMPERAGES" OF THE MOTOR. Know the amperage before thinking your motor is powerful. I had to hire a engineer to fully explain this.
Weight Differences & WHY:
These are about 1/3 the weight of the steal machines that usually go for 2000 dollars but look almost identical in shape. They don't need a lot of weight because the don't exert a lot of G force and are low acceleration meaning that they kinda feel like a foot massager and do not have that lymph flushing power.
When I recommend the 300 dollar machine.
They make it more difficult to do pushup and squats (make sure the plate size is big enough. Most 300 dollar machines do not have anywhere close to plates 27 inches long that are adequate for the workouts most exercise charts show). They can also stimulate circulation in the lower body and loosen up the muscles. The problem with this is if someone is not going to immediately walk on uneven ground or do some jump rope or gentle dancing (bopping up and down to get the G forces), all the poisoned blood that was just circulating will have no where to go.
Most people that have toxic blood that gets circulated quicker while standing on a plate, the quicker circulating blood oxygenates the the body more and many people feel better. The goal should be to clean the blood and move less blood so that more oxygen can absorb in the blood. If the blood is poisoned and toxic it can have a harder time carrying oxygen. So, just moving twice or triple as much blood to make the body think that it is naturally carrying more oxygen is probably the wrong goal to have.
Most people want the quick fix and to feel better immediately which is why many people by these cheaper $300 dollar machines thinking it worked finally. After they buy it they usually realize the machine is not making any permanent difference in the body but just making them feel better right after standing on the machine.
What's worse: MOST IMPORTANT THING TO KNOW ABOUT $300 DOLLAR LOW ACCELERATION MACHINES.
And this is probably the biggest sign that you bought the wrong machine. During the session when peoples legs start itching, this is time when people might want to consider turning the machine down to 5 to 6 hertz but if their $300 dollar machine only goes as low as 10 hertz, or even 20 hertz on some of them, they will soon find out what it means to recycle the toxic waste back into the body.
If you have a lymphatic condition, and if my site didn't explain enough about how the lymphatic system works in relation to getting the right G force to fully pump the lymph out after circulating the blood first by the higher accelerations, please talk to a lympholigist. Most insurance will probably help pay.
When people walk on trails in nature, the ground is not even. There are hills, stumps, and rocks and tree roots all over the ground. Walking briskly speeds up the circulation while the unevenness of the ground supports the lymphatic system by helping give the G forces that people can't get on flat walking surfaces. Many people walk around a track and their head never bops up and down. Just steady on the ground and they get lymphatic pressure by using their muscles but not in conduction with G forces from the ground. It is very sad.
Bone density issues with $300 dollar machines.
Again, I only promote these for light exercise and lower body circulation. There usually is not enough G force in a low acceleration unit that I have found to help bone density. At least I haven't had anyone calling me saying, "why do you put down these $300 dollar machines when they helped me build bone density and I have no health issues anymore".
It seems almost 90% of the machines that people buy on the internet are the $300 dollar ones. I am the one that usually ends up hearing the complaints a few months after they buy them. I am so glad I don't sell these types. At least the people are only out 300 dollars or less and not thousands for a machine with an inflated price that has the same specs as the $300 dollar machines. That is when people get angry.
The part that makes people angry is that the company that sold them usually buys a batch of these machines and once sold, they go out of business and cannot be found. The best place to buy these are on Ebay as they usually have a short return policy. But if you have to pay the $50 to ship to you and pay $50 to return it and a 20% restocking fee, you might as well keep it for $140 dollars and use it as a foot massager while you watch TV.
Since 2004, while selling vibration machines not one of the people that bought one of these types has returned them because of the fees and mostly for not knowing their is something better out there. If you do buy one of these types, make sure they have been in business long enough that they will refund you if you return it. As of today, I have never met face to face with any dealer who sells a machine this cheap nor have had any conversations with them as all the sites I have found selling the machines $300 and under do not post their phone number on the site.
If you really must get a machine under 300 dollars, there are only two brands worth buying.