How to Use Inversion Tables
Inversion tables can improve circulation and help with back pain. This form of therapy is known as inversion therapy. Decompressing the joints through inversion therapy can help back pain sufferers find relief. Circulation can be improved because an inverted angle can help to reverse the effects of gravity.
Facing away from the table, lean your back against the table slowly. If your table has ankle holds, make sure your feet are firmly secured in the ankle holds.
Start by lying back fully on the table, keeping your hands at your side, and using your thighs and feet to support your weight.
Slowly raise your arms and begin leaning back until you have reached the maximum distance the table can go back. Usually inversion tables have adjustment straps, so keep the angle of degree at a minimum to start.
Gently rock the table, and as you get more familiar with its use, you can adjust your rocking pattern. The swinging motion of the table will place your spine in traction and compression.
Do this routine for approximately five minutes morning and evening, upping your length to a maximum of thirty minutes twice daily.