If you are looking for a natural way of relieving back, shoulder, herniated discs among others, you can engage in inversion therapy. Before you begin inversion, it is great if you consult with your doctor to ensure it doesn’t cause you more problems. Are you wondering how you will benefit from inversion tables? Well, there are so many health benefits you will get from inversion therapy. Before we get into details, let us first know what exactly inversion therapy is.
What is inversion therapy?
Inversion therapy refers to being suspended upside down to relieve pressure on the back and elongating the spine. You can achieve this using a surface to lie at an inverted angle. This action of defying gravity has been said to work wonders on the physical health of a person.
There are a number of ways in which you can achieve inversion therapy. You could do some yoga poses or use a device such as; gravity boots, inversion chairs, inversion tables.
At Set up My Home Gym, we encourage the use of inversion tables for inversion therapy. These inversion tables have been proven to have a wide variety of health benefits. Here are some of the benefits:
Relieves pressure on spine
The spinal cord is the main support of the body. It holds all our weight and at the same time is affected by gravity. This causes a lot of pressure to be exhibited on the spine. This is why we prefer the use of inversion therapy tables.
Having your feet off the ground and defying gravity using an inversion tables helps to safely take pressure off the spine. However, caution should be taken when doing the inversion therapy. It is important to do the inversion for a maximum of 3 minutes at a time for safety reasons.
Improved Health of the spine and Immune System
If the inversion is carried out on a regular basis such as a few minutes every day, it can result in improved health of the spine. This is because a protective fluid is secreted around spinal discs while lymphatic fluid is also released improving the health of the spine and overall immune system. Waste is also removed from the spine resulting in it becoming stronger and healthier.
Reduces Back Pain
Once pressure is relieved of the spinal cord, automatically you will start to feel reduced back pain. It is therefore recommended for people with chronic back pain.
Relief from back pain during inversion therapy is achieved by stretching of tense back muscles and relieving pressure off the soft tissue between the vertebrae. There will also be decreased inflammation of the spine resulting in reduced back pain.
Helps attain better posture
Bad posture is usually due to hunching when seated, not standing upright or lifting heavy items with your back instead of your feet. By removing the effect of gravity on our back, the natural body posture can be achieved by being suspended using an inversion therapy table.
Although inversion can also be done by performing yoga poses, it can also result in wrong postures; especially for those who are not experts in yoga or do not have the help of a yoga trainer.
During inversion therapy, harmful substances are removed from joint areas. This prevents joint injury and contributes to strong ligaments. You will notice that with time you become more flexible than before. This is because when you have tight muscles, you are likely to have an improper body mechanics and high chances of getting injuries. During inversion, you will achieve a natural stretch which elongates your muscles. This makes you flexible and boosts your mobility.
Better blood circulation
Suspending yourself by use of an inversion therapy table results in stimulated blood flow to other muscles around the spine. Freshly oxygenated blood is also stimulated to flow to other areas of the body. People with clotting problems are sometimes encouraged to perform inversion therapy as it has been shown great improvements in blood circulation.
Reducing Stress and Boosting Brain Health
Inversion therapy has been proven to blood flow to the brain is increased resulting in alertness and reduction in feelings of stress and depression. The angled inversion achieved by use of an inversion therapy table increases the flow of blood to the brain boosts brain health.
Therefore, regular and safe inversion using an inversion therapy table is bound to result in improvements your physical, mental and emotional health.