Whole body vibration is a great way to lose weight, especially if your size is limiting your ability to get around. The best vibration types for weight loss are tri-planar, linear, sound and spiral machines. Linear machines have a straight up and down motion and are very effective at building muscle. Tri-planar machines are the update to linear machines--they are very effective at building muscle, but without the rough movements on the body. This platform does go up and down, but it also goes front to back, so it's a much more fluid motion. Spiral machines have two totally different motions--Triplanar (up-down/front-back) and Pivotal (see-saw) that can be used independently or together. When used together, these two motors make a figure 8 motion. This is an extremely gentle motion on the gel areas of the spine and joints, with many benefits such as lymphatic drainage, improved circulation, improved bone density, pain reduction, detoxification and muscle building on the higher hertz ranges. Sound machines use high powered speakers to create very smooth, soothing vibrations. These motions relax you, detox you and can also build muscle on higher settings and are the most gentle on the body. Vibration machines help you lose weight by toning and strengthening muscles, increasing metabolic rate, and releasing hormones.