Floatation Therapy For Weight Loss | Here’s How It Works

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Like that slim belly? Then start floating!

So you want to lose some weight? Honestly, who doesn’t! According to a recent survey conducted in 2017, the most popular New Year Resolution made by the Americans was to save more money. This was the hottest wish of 53% of the people responded to the survey. Another 45% declared that what they truly wished to accomplish during the next year is to lose weight.

That makes the second most popular desire of the Yankees, thus outranking answers such as ‘have more sex’, ‘travel more’, and ‘buy a new house’. It looks that in 2018 everybody wants to get rid of the fats and look and feel better.

But it is one thing to want it and another thing to accomplish it.

It’s not a secret that millions of people worldwide are fighting to lose weight every day. We are constantly experimenting and seeking new and innovative methods that can ease this difficult task often requiring solid will, many sacrifices, and iron discipline.

An interesting fact is that more and more people are even trying hypnosis for weight loss which happens to be a great supplementary method that gives good results.

But guess what?

The floatation therapy may turn out to hide some really cool perks related to the decrease in body weight. However, there are some important considerations to bear in mind when going on that road. It all starts by setting the right expectations.

How Does It Work?

First of all, forget about shaping six-pack abs by just going to the float spa or floating at home. You won’t lose weight when you lie immovably in a sensory deprivation tank full of Epsom Salt. You won’t burn calories without a diet or without exercising. On top of that, the salt is not a magical element that will make your belly fat disappear. So how it works?

floatation therapy for weight lossThe floatation therapy could be the psychological tool capable of creating the motivated mind you need in order to start losing weight. In other words, it will help you use your mind to shape your body. No matter what you want to accomplish – obtain a university degree, get a new job, or lose weight, it all begins with a proper mindset.

Floating is known to successfully fight various detrimental addictions such as drug use, smoking, alcohol abuse, etc. An important for the specific case scenario addiction is the excessive eating of unhealthy foods. And saying no to that bad habit is the first step towards achieving the body that you want.

In addition, the floatation therapy can help you build the mandatory self- motivation needed in order to start exercising, eat healthy and everything else you have to pack yourself with on the way to losing weight. Laying in the tank won’t enhance your metabolism but it will rather help you change your behavior which is crucial for changing your body.

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Overeating with junk food is an addiction!

In most of the cases, forming a noxious habit such as overeating, for example, is the result of an emotional stress. It serves as some sort of a ‘sweet’ escape from everything bad that happens in life one reason or another.

When you regularly float your brain changes. It enters in an unparalleled state of relaxation. A relaxed mind is more self-aware. You are in the position of taking a break from the external world and looking at yourself from a different angle. You are able to press pause and ask yourself the questions “who am I”, “do I enjoy my current lifestyle”, “what do I have to change in order to feel better”.

With the time passing, you will learn that you become more concentrated and more motivated to do what you need to do in order to bring out the change that you want – to lose pounds.

In addition, one of the many benefits of the floatation therapy is the proven fact that it significantly decreases the levels of stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline. The concentrated presence of these chemicals in our body is an obstacle to clear thinking and self-control.

Moreover, when we are in a truly relaxed state, this induces endorphin release. The endorphins are crucial for us in order to feel good and feel motivated. Even the slightest form of depression or anxiety send signals to neurotransmitters that are directly responsible for the mood, the thinking, and the appetite.

The negative feelings make us eat big quantities of junk food and they also make us lazy and unmotivated. In that way, it is easy to skip exercise. So what happens? We gain weight.

In brief, it is far more difficult for us to achieve the body that we want when we are stressed out. Often, we think that we are fine and dandy but in truth, we are living life in the fast lane. We are so in a hurry with our everyday duties that this becomes our normal state or at least we think that it is.


A regular floating practice 2-3 times per week provides the mental and physical relaxation needed for starting to lose weight. The sensory deprivation helps in deeply looking into ourselves and shape the proper mindset required for that change we want to make.

Sure enough, it takes patience, persistence, and practice but after all, that is what losing weight is all about. Changing your body starts with changing your habits and behavior. And this is where the floatation therapy could be of a great help. Smile, float, and get rid of those fats!

Have you ever tried floating? What is your feedback? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

10 thoughts on “Floatation Therapy For Weight Loss | Here’s How It Works

  • October 2, 2018 at 7:29 am

    I’m trying to lose weight off my belly and will definitely try this. Of course, it’s true what you say that it can’t replace exercise and/or diet, but it sounds like a good psychological tool to use alongside those things. Good post.

    • October 2, 2018 at 5:36 pm

      Hey Robert,

      Good luck with your challenge. I truly hope that the floatation therapy will help you on the way.

  • October 2, 2018 at 8:07 am

    This is a really interesting post, thank you. I never really understood how flotation therapy could help you lose weight, but there is obviously a huge psychological component to weight loss and your post helped me to appreciate how flotation therapy could help with that side of it. Is there anyone who flotation therapy is unsuitable for?

    • October 2, 2018 at 5:34 pm

      Hey Amy,

      I am glad that I have pleasantly surprised you with that post. The floatation therapy can be practiced from everybody but those suffering from epilepsy, diabetes, and claustrophobia should always consult a doctor before doing it. Otherwise it is totally safe and relaxing.

  • October 2, 2018 at 8:50 am

    Wow. I hadn’t heard of flotation therapy to lose weight. In my experience, cutting carbohydrates is the most effective thing to do for losing weight. But flotation therapy sounds like a great compliment to a healthy diet.

    • October 2, 2018 at 5:32 pm

      Hey Melinda,

      Yes, the sensory deprivation hides many secrets, I guess. Like outlined in the post, everything starts with a proper mindset and a proper mindset is shaped with motivation and self-control. All those are indispensable on the way of losing weight.

  • October 2, 2018 at 9:20 am

    Very interesting. I know floating and have already done it a couple of times. It’s true relaxing that I can compare best to a meditating experience. Actually I didn’t really know about the long term benefits floating can bring. It makes absolute sense that someone, who desires to lose weight can get mind-shifting support from floating.

    • October 2, 2018 at 5:31 pm

      Hi Felix and thanks for dropping by. The floatation therapy could be extremely beneficial in many aspects. But I am sure that you are already experiencing some of them.

  • October 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Hi Asen,

    I’ve always wanted to try out sensory deprivation tanks; I’ve just never gotten the time (or money). I didn’t know that floating could have this effect on the mind (and in turn the body). This might be the push I need to go give it a shot! Thanks!


    • October 2, 2018 at 5:29 pm

      Hi Brandon,

      We all need some push sometimes or someone/something to inspire us in order to make the leap! I hope that you will like floating! 🙂

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