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Welcome to an all in one resource for anybody looking to find the best inversion table for their needs in the UK.

Having personally owned an inversion table for well over ten years. I decided to create this webpage as a helpful resource to anybody looking to buy an Inversion table in the United Kingdom. As well as provide some detailed information about inversion therapy and all its benefits.

If you are simply here looking to make an informed buying decision, the handful of inversion tables listed below are all a great choice. The inversion tables listed under this section are the best rated inversion tables available to buy here in the UK based upon reviews and feedback from buyers and users.

If you are looking for more information on each inversion table, you can follow the links for each inversion table to find more in depth reviews, information and specifications on the individual product pages within our site.

Each of the tables below are products that many consider to be the best UK inversion tables available that are suitable for a wide range of budgets. Alternatively if you are looking for Anti gravity inversion boots you can view our guide here.

Further down this page, you can also find more general information regarding inversion tables and the health benefits of using inversion therapy to help temporarily realign your spine into a more favourable position.

The Top 5 Inversion Tables to Buy in the UK

You can find a wide range of UK inversion tables in our shop area but it can sometimes be a tough job finding the best available.

Here to start you off are a few tables that are highly recommended, mainly due to their exceptional buyer reviews and additional useful features that make them stand out from the crowd.

One thing you may notice is some of the top 5 best UK inversion tables do not have a great deal of reviews from the UK audience. However, inversion tables such as the Exerpeutic 975SL in the number 2 spot have gained plenty of positive reviews from buyers in the United States where the inversion table has been available for a longer period. Where applicable we will link to the US reviews if the inversion table has not gained many from the UK audience.

In the top spot the 2 EP inversion tables from the Teeter brand are stand out choices for many serious buyers. However, due to their high price they are not everyone’s default choice. Do not worry if Teeter tables are out of your price range as the top 5 UK inversion table list also features lower priced options that are considered to be very good choices.

If you are unclear with some of the language used when reading about the features of each table below, take a look at our in-depth guide to the features and specifications further down the page.

Alternatively navigate via the long black buttons below each inversion table, to view the retailer product page for more information on the features, to view the price and see buyer reviews.


Teeter FitSpine X


Exerpeutic 975SL


Exerpeutic 225SL


YOLEO Heavy Duty


Kemket Heat & Vibrate

#1 Best Inversion Table UK

TEETER FitSpine LX9 Inversion Table with Comfort Cushion and Back Pain Relief KitTeeter FitSpine LX9 Inversion Table

Teeter inversion tables are generally considered the best inversion tables available, they are also however, the most expensive.

It is not often that you find products able to gain such high ratings, however Teeter inversion tables are always very well rated, and often have perfect ratings from anyone who has given them a try!

It is no surprise that Teeter inversions tables are so well made when you take a look into the extra effort and dedication that is put into making and testing them.

When independently tested by Dynamark Engineering in 2010, Teeter inversion tables excelled in endurance and strength tests when compared to other branded inversion tables on the market.

In the head to head tests with other leading brands the study found that Teeter inversion tables were the best in quality, safety and performance, as well as the easiest and fastest inversion table to assemble when assessed using models formed on UL safety requirement standards.

As you can see if you visit the retailer to read some of the buyer reviews, the extra time and effort spent by Roger Teeter and his team producing inversion tables is certainly time well spent and users of the tables are greatly appreciative.

The Fitspine X series are the next generation of inversion tables from Teeter following on from the impressive EP range.

The FitSpine inversion tables are suitable for people between the heights of 4 ft 8″ – 6 ft 6″ up to around 136 Kg (300 lbs) in weight.

The FitSpine X-series inversion tables come in 4 models each with different features and price tags.

  • The FitSpine X1 inversion table is the lowest in price and comes with basic features
  • The FitSpine X2 inversion table has an easy reach ankle lever
  • The FitSpine X3 inversion table (pictured above) has traction handles, easy reach long ankle lever and extra long side arms
  • The FitSpine LX9 inversion table has all of the features of the X3 as well as a mounting pad and curved frame for easier mounting

As you may have guessed the X1 is the cheapest option and despite its lack of features it has a lot going for it, especially when compared to inversion tables from other brands.

The LX9 is the highest in price and a good option if you are less mobile due to the easy mounting features.

Overall the X3 is maybe the best option for most, due to the wide range of features.


#2 Best Inversion Table available in the UK

Exerpeutic 975SL High Weight Capacity Inversion Table

The Exerpeutic range of inversion tables have been around for a while in the USA, and while there are a few different Exerpeutic models to choose from the 975SL is the best of them.

The Exerpeutic 975SL is a feature packed inversion table that has many useful additions that are not found on other inversion tables in the UK.

Firstly the 975SL has a slightly higher 350 lbs / 158 kg weight capacity making it a good choice for larger users who may feel the standard 300 lbs weight capacity found on most UK inversion tables is too low.

Other highlights include the 2.3 inch memory foam padded backrest and lumbar support pillow providing the user with a comfortable experience.

The extra long palm activated ankle lock lever. A nice feature that allows the user to secure their ankles without the need to bend down. The lock lever also triggers the ‘Surelock’ dual ratchet ankle lock mechanism, a double lock tooth mechanism that makes this inversion table a safer option over some other inversion tables.

The iControl disk brake system is a great feature, especially for those who like to increase the inversion angle throughout their session.

The 975SL also features comfortable ‘Airsoft’ ankle holders which allow air to flow into the different chambers within the ankle grips. This allows the ankle holders to fit the users legs and ankles better and provide better comfort, especially when compared to the more ridged plastic cup style ankle holders sometimes found on other inversion tables.

One of the best features of the Exerpeutic 975SL however, has to be the iControl brake system which allows you to adjust the maximum inversion angle while you are using the inversion table. Unlike other inversion tables where you have to step off of the table to adjust the tether strap or angle limitation device.

This is an excellent feature for those who prefer to gradually build up the angle of inversion throughout their session.

Other notable features of this inversion table are the extra long side handles and the rear hand grips which help the user gain stability while inverting and provide a way to help stretch while on the inversion table.

As mentioned at the start of this guide, this inversion table has not yet received much feedback from the UK audience due to its fairly recent release.

However, on visiting the retailer you can take a look at all of the reviews from US buyers who mostly feel this is an excellent inversion table, both for larger and smaller users.

#3 Best Inversion Table available in the UK

Exerpeutic 225 SL Inversion Table

The 3rd best inversion table in our opinion is another from the reputable Exerpeutic range that features fewer features than the 975SL model above.

The Exerpeutic 225 SL inversion table may not have as many features as the 975 SL but it is around half the price.

It features a comfortable padded backrest and patent pending airsoft ankle holders for supreme comfort while inverted.

In addition to the padded features the 225 SL also has a long ankle locking lever to help prevent straining muscles when mounting the table.

The angle limitation system on the Exerpeutic 225 SL inversion table is probably the least impressive feature. The angle of the inversion can be restricted by use of a removable bar at the back of the tables frame. The cross bar can be placed in one of 3 holders to restrict the inversion angle or removed should you wish for free and full inversion.

While many may not mind the cross bar style of inversion angle limitation it is more ridged than a tether strap and other methods, which allow for a wider range of angles. If you are not planning on using any angle limitation this feature is probably not an issue.

The horizontal stretch bar and extra long side handles are also nice additions.

The inversion table can accommodate users between 4 ft 9 and 6 ft 6 and has a 250 lbs weight capacity (113 kg).

The table measures 26.5″ W x 56.5″ L x 64″ when set up and 26.5″ W x 41.5″ L x 76.5″ H when folded.

Overall this is a fairly low price table with plenty of features as well as many additional safety features. It is also a highly rated and popular choice.

#4 Best Inversion Table in the UK

YOLEO Heavy Duty Inversion Table

Although the Yoleo inversion table looks very bulky and heavy duty, the weight capacity is around the average at 300 lbs / 136 kg and it is suitable for users between the heights of 4 ft 10 – 6 ft 6″.

It is however one of the cheapest inversion tables on the market and has many positive reviews behind it. It is also available in the US and has plenty of positive reviews from buyers there.

The Yoleo also has a number of features that are not available on other inversion tables such as a seat beat style adjustable safety belt that run diagonally across the users body while they are on the inversion table.

The Yoleo inversion table also features optional foam shoulder rollers that can be attached to the padded backrest should you wish to eliminate any heavy pressure from your shoulders.

As with many of the more ‘high end’ the Yoleo inversion table has an extra long handle for securing your ankles to prevent strain while bending down.

Unlike most inversion tables this Yoleo model has a bar which runs across the rear supports in order to limit the inversion angle.

The bar can be placed in the slots on the frame to limit the inversion angle at 20, 40 and 60 degrees, you can also completely remove the bar in order to invert fully.

Overall if you are looking for a fairly decent inversion table at a low price the Yoleo is a very good option that we consider to be one of the best cheap inversion tables available in the UK.

While there are better inversion tables available none are as low in price as this model and for the price this table offers some good features and comfort.

#5 Best Inversion Table available in the UK

Kemket Inversion Table with Vibration Massage and Heat Pad

There are a number of inversion tables that look and have the same features as this Kemket model, especially on the American market and they often have fairly good reviews from buyers.

The main feature that sets this inversion table apart from the crowd is the vibration massage and heat pad that is embedded into the thick foam padded backrest. You can also remove the heat pad and use it elsewhere should you wish.

It is worth noting that the heat and vibration massage pads included with this style of inversion table are not overly advanced. This is why the manufacturer labels the pads as vibration massage rather than simply a massage pad. The pad simply vibrates and does not provide a deeper style massage.

If however you read the reviews on some of the US models you will see many like the heat that the pad provides and feel it does help to loosen up and sooth sore muscles.

The Kemket inversion table also features a long ratchet handle which allows the user to secure their ankles without bending over too far, reducing the pressure upon the spine.

The side pin inversion angle limit device

Other features include the slot pin inversion angle limiter (you can read more about this further down the page) which allows you to restrict the angle of inversion to specific angles – 20/40/60 and 90 degrees.

To restrict the angle you simply place the metal bar into the angle selector of your choice on the side of the table (pictured).

While this style of angle system is a little more rigid when compared to a tether strap most users will probably find this system more convenient to use.

This inversion table also features extra long side handles and a raised area on the back floor support to provide a hand grip for further stretching and stability.

The Kemket inversion table is suitable for users between 5 ft 1″ to 6 ft 5″ up to 150 kg.

If you are interested in this model you may also like the look of the Yatek inversion table with a similar design and heat/vibrate pad. The Yatek model however does not feature the long ankle securing ratchet handle or have the curved rear floor bar featured on this model.

What is an Inversion Table?

Teeter EP-960 Inversion Table, Max Load 136 KgAn inversion table is a device that allows the user to partake in inversion therapy. A process in which you are able to hang completely upside down or at an inverted angle by the feet and ankles.

For years, those who suffer from bad backs have been told that hanging is a great way to realign the spine and the line joints of the back. Helping them to decompress and in turn stretch and expand.

When I first heard about hanging yourself off something as a way to combat back pain, I started by getting my pull up bar and positioning it in my loft entrance.

Almost immediately I could feel my spine lengthening, however hanging with your hands is a lot of effort and often not possible for a prolonged amount of time.

The more I practiced hanging the longer I could hold on. However, it still was not really allowing me to hang for a suitable duration without my arms aching, so I set about looking for another solution.

When I bought my first inversion table no one I know had ever heard of an inversion table and the options where very limited in the UK.

Luckily these days there are a lot more options to choose from.

My first inversion table cost a little over £100, and from the moment I suspended myself at an inverted angle on the table I could tell it was worth every penny.

For the last few years I have used inversion therapy on a regular basis.

Teeter Contour L5 Inversion TableI have found it has really helped to temporarily ease the back problem I have suffered with and a great way to stretch out at the end of a long day at a desk.

When you first step onto an inversion table your ankles are positioned between two foam padded or plastic supports with your feet resting on the foot support bar below.

Using the handles that are placed either side you can then pull yourself into a more horizontal position.

It is a good idea to first rock back and forth a little first once in the horizontal position, this is a good way to avoid blood rushing to your head, that can be caused by inverting too rapidly!

Once you are ready, your upper body weight will do the rest, by simply passing through the horizontal angle the table will flip you into an inverted angle as pictured.

After a little practice and after getting used to the blood rushing to my head I was able to go into a more vertical position on my table.

However, when you are just starting out it is always a good idea to start at a lesser incline angle.

You can find out more about some of the features found on inversion tables below, including the features that help you limit the inversion angle when just starting out.

Features and Specifications Guide

If you are new to the world of inversion tables, some of the features mentioned in our inversion table guide, recommendation list and product pages may be a little confusing.

Below is a quick list to get you up to speed on the various features on inversion tables to look out for.

Height Adjustment

AKlarfit "Relax Zone" Basic Inversion Table - Max Load 150kgll inversion tables are able to adjust to the users height. The inversion table can be adjusted to match you height range using the easy to use adjustable bar situated under the back rest of the inversion table.

As you can see on the image to the right, each height is listed (usually to the nearest inch) and each has a socket along side the listed height.

The table is set to your specific height often by using a spring bolt mechanism. In the picture (right) you can see the spring bolt mechanism with the black plastic spherical end.

To adjust an inversion table to your height you simply pull the bolt mechanism out and move the main bar to your specific height. The bolt can then be returned into the circular hole closest to your height.

You may find some inversion tables have other means, such as a twist cap to adjust the height. However the process is the same and the spring mechanism is one most regularly found.

NB: If you are under 5 ft tall or over 6’4″ you may find certain inversion tables are not suitable for you as they may not adjust to these heights. On each of our product pages we always list the heights each table is adjustable to, so be sure to check first. Also just below we have listed the tables that are great for shorter and taller inversion table users.

It is also worth mentioning if you are outside of the height range listed on a specific inversion table, it may still be suitable for you.

I have found if I set my inversion table to a height taller than my body length it simply takes a little more effort to invert. On the contrary if the inversion table is set at a shorter length you invert faster and therefore caution is advised, as is the use of the side handgrips.

Please note that I am not advising you use an inversion table at the wrong height. However, if you do fall slightly outside of the recommended height limits of a table chances are it will still be possible to use the table with a little common sense and caution.

Some inversion tables you may wish to consider if you fall outside the average height ranges are:

If you are under 4 foot 10 inches tall

If over 6’2″

The “Perfect Balance System”

SportPlus Inversion TableThis system is a feature listed on the SportPlus inversion table, however it is not really a feature as such.

The system states that you can control the inversion table by raising you arms above you head in order to invert. In turn when you lower your arms to the side you will move back into a upright position.

This is generally how most inversion tables can be operated and therefore it isn’t really a “feature” to get overly excited about.

You may find that some inversion tables are balanced better than others.

However, provided the table has been adjusted to your correct height you should find most inversion tables can be manipulated in this way.

Regardless of this the SportPlus inversion table is still an excellent choice of inversion table.

Inversion Angle Limitation features

An inversion table will have one of three possible features to limit the angle at which you invert.

Either a tether strap will be present hanging from below the table (As you can see in the first image below), or an inversion limitation pin device will be situated on the side of the table (below centre). Other inversion tables will feature a metal bar that can be inserted along the back of the inversion table frame to limit the backboard motion. And a few may have a patented system such as the iControl system found on the Exerpeutic 975 SL (below right).

Out of the three I would say the pin device or a patented system is slightly more preferable and a little more convenient. As you can see in the picture below centre, an inversion pin device gives you a number of rigid angles at which to limit the inversion. These usually go up in 20 degree increments for eg. 20°, 40°, 60°, 80°. However, in the image below you can see this particular inversion table has 20, 40 and 60 degree settings as well as an option not to use the pin at all for unrestricted inversion. (You can open the image in a new tab to see it larger.)

On the other hand using a tether strap is a little more versatile since you are not limited to specific angles. However, since the angle is controlled by an adjustable strap it may take a little bit of trial and error and a few adjustments before you get it to the angle you require. On some inversion tables such as Teeter models the tether strap will have angle increment markings, however others I have seen do not.

The tether strap is also a little more primitive, since it is essentially a piece of strong fabric that has one end attached to the frame of the inversion table and the other just below the backrest. As is the metal bar option, since it is simply a metal bar.

Both the tether strap, metal bar and the pin device are optional features and there is no requirement to use them if you are confident with inversion.

All limitation features are great for anyone who doesn’t like to invert fully. They are also very good feature that allow newcomers to gradually build up their inversion angle along with their confidence.

Extra long ankle lever 

Some inversion table models have an easy to reach long lever built in to the ankle support. Since a picture is worth a thousand words you can have a look at some of the examples below.

The first image below on the left shows the regular spring pin device that is featured on many inversion tables.

The middle image and image to the right show the extra long lever variations that can be found on various models of inversion table.

The last image on the right is the EZ Reach system found on the Teeter EP-960 Inversion table.

While the long lever feature may not be a must for everyone, it certainly does reduce the need to bend over when securing your ankles.

It is therefore a good choice if perhaps you are a little fragile in the spinal area or feel you are sometimes at risk of putting your back out due to excessive bending.

Other features and differences 


The ankle holders

A fairly minor feature that for many doesn’t make a great difference.

Some inversion tables feature double foam rollers to secure your ankles, where as others only feature a foam roller at the front with plastic moulded cups to secure the back of the leg/ankles (left image below). On Teeter inversion tables the ankles are secured by padded moulds on the front and back (bottom, right image).

While some say that the dual foam roller ankle braces are more comfortable, I personally have never had issue with the moulded plastic holders.

To be perfectly honest I wouldn’t let this design feature sway your opinion of a particular table too much. Unless you are looking for exceptional comfort, in which case a higher end table from Teeter or Exerpeutic with padded moulded cups may be a more preferable choice.

The Backrest

Many inversion tables have padded backrests these days, however this doesn’t necessarily mean they are better overall.

While it may be somewhat true that a padded backrest is likely to be a bit more comfortable. Brand leaders Teeter make their inversion tables with plastic backrests and receive no complaints regarding comfort.

Even inversion tables that simply have a strong non padded fabric backrest in my experience have been fairly comfortable.

I feel overall that the backrest doesn’t need too much consideration when choosing an inversion table.

BH Fitness Zero Top G410 Inversion Table, Max Load - 130 kgInversion tables with padded backrests do look nicer and probably do provide a little extra comfort.

However, due to the small amount of time you are likely to use your inversion table for on a daily basis, choosing the most comfortable isn’t quite as important as if you were choosing  new bed or sofa.

One last note on what backrest is best, is for those who live in fairly dusty houses.

If your house does accumulate a fair bit of dust a padded backrest or a Teeter inversion table is a better idea than one with a fabric backrest.

Inversion tables with a fabric backrest such as the Bennetts and Klarfit basic inversion table will gather dust on the backrest if not used for a while, and the backrests are a bit of a pain to clean.

A padded backrest or a backrest similar to that found on a Teeter inversion table is far easier to wipe clean if dust gathers.

Inversion Tables do they work?

pretty young woman upside down portrait on whiteThis is one of the main questions asked by many who are new to the world of inversion.

Unfortunately, there is not a particularly straightforward yes or no answer that can be applied to everyone.

As you will read further down the page, there are a number of health benefits that can be attributed to using inversion, but there are also some downsides if you suffer from certain conditions.

For anyone in fairly good overall health, using an inversion table is unlikely to exacerbate or cause any problems. However, there are some cases in which using an inversion table may be a bad idea.

When asking if inversion tables really work, it is fairly dependant on what is expected from the inversion process.

The majority of people asking this question are likely to be wondering if investing in an inversion table is going to be a good choice to help with back pain.

As you will see if you read some of the customer reviews on the product pages, there are many buyers who state using an inversion table has really helped with their back problems.

However, like many products on the market aimed to improve health very few are capable of granting miraculous results.

If you are expecting a complete solution to cure your back pain you may be a little disappointed. On the other hand if you are simply looking for a solution to ease your back pain you may be pleasantly surprised.

Although many buyers and reviewers often seem amazed by the results after buying an inversion table, one thing to note is that the easing of pain found from inversion therapy is often only temporary.

From my own personal experience however, I have found that inversion on a regular basis is fairly beneficial for my back pain. Although I do tend to have to use my inversion table every few days to ensure my back stays pain free.


Is there any evidence inversion works?

Recent studies have found that inversion therapy can have some very positive effects on back and joint related problems.

The most notable study to take place was one conducted at the Newcastle University hospital between 2003 – 2007. A group of individuals aged between 25 -44 years of age took part in the trial.

Each individual had been diagnosed with pure single level discogenic disease and had been informed previously that they would need surgery to correct their Sciatica.

The group was divided into two, with one group taking part in regular physiotherapy, while the other regularly used inversion therapy alongside regular physiotherapy.

As you can see in this document the results are quite significant when answering if inversion tables really work.

From the group that was only using physiotherapy to correct their back problems, 78% needed to go on and have the surgery. Out of the group that used an inversion table in addition to physiotherapy, only 23% of the test subjects needed an operation.

Prof A D Mendelow, the head of Neuroscience at the university hospital was one of the professors that took part in the study. He estimates that the use of inversion could even save up to £80 million a year in unneeded surgeries in the UK alone.

For anyone who uses inversion therapy regularly, the results of this study are probably not hugely surprising.

However, for anyone more sceptical who has never used an inversion table before. It should provide some good evidence that inversion tables and inversion therapy are not simply gimmicks, thought up in order to sell products.

One other notable study into the effects of inversion came out of the US Army fitness school.

The school found that soldiers that used gravity boots regularly (a form of inversion where you hang from a pole using specially designed boots) were able to recover faster from any joint damage and suffered less joint based injuries.

As you can see there is not a huge amount of studies that have been conducted to find out the benefits of using inversion tables for back pain. Although the ones that have been conducted should be enough to convince anyone who may be in two minds.

Do not rush to buy an Inversion table just yet!

There are times when an inversion table should not be used and will not benefit certain individuals.

As you can see from the list of benefits below inversion can be a great choice for many. However, if you do suffer from vascular or heart problems you will need to steer clear of inversion therapy.

Even if you suffer from back pain do not automatically assume that inversion is a perfect solution.

The main reason you should avoid inversion therapy if you suffer from certain medical conditions is due to the increased build-up of pressure.

When you invert blood rushes to your head, a process which many beginners will find fairly uncomfortable.

An inversion table should probably be avoided should you suffer from any of the following health problems.

  • Heart Disease / Heart problems / Hypertension / High Blood Pressure / Spinal injury / bone disease / Glaucoma / Retinal issues / Conjunctivitis / Hernia / Ear infection

You may also wish to consult a medical professional before buying an inversion table if you are concerned about certain health issues you have.

You should also not use an inversion table if you are pregnant or obese.

The Benefits of Inversion Table Therapy

As with the zero gravity position inversion therapy puts the body into a position where the legs are raised into a position higher than the heart.

In the last 20 years, scientists and doctors have found that inversion therapy and the zero gravity position have a wide range of health benefits that not only are good for your back but also help with respiration.

No matter what you are doing gravity is always having an effect upon you.

Even when slumped upon the sofa your muscles and spine are still working against gravity, all be it to a lesser extent than if you were standing.

When stood upright the human body uses 300 muscles that are always adjusting to keep you upright.

Where as the zero gravity position neutralizes the effects that gravity have upon your back muscles and spine using inversion therapy allows gravity to work in the same direction as your body.

Spinal Decompression

Our spine is constructed of vertebrae that are separated by soft sponge-like discs that act as shock absorbers.

These discs lose moisture throughout the day and result in compression that forces the vertebrae closer together.

This spinal compression can give us anywhere between half an inch to 1.5 inches height loss each day.

When we go to sleep at night the moisture is returned to the discs, however, throughout the course of your life your vertebrae will move closer together with less moisture being returned as you sleep.

When inverted you are using gravity to your advantage allowing the vertebrae in your spine to realign and open up the space between to disc, improving circulation of blood around the spinal column.

Maintained Height

SportPlus Inversion Table – Max Load 135 KgProlonged usage of an Inversion table can help you maintain the height that you are when you get out of bed.

I often measure myself in the morning and later on in the day and often find I lose at least an inch in height from the time I have woken.

While some say that using an inversion table makes you taller, in the majority of cases (especially when someone has stopped growing after the age of 21) it is not real growth but rather height that has been withheld due to spinal disc compression.

Regular usage on an inversion table can help your spine to stretch out and straighten, combating the daily effects gravity has on us while sitting and standing throughout the day.

If you are lucky enough to still be at the age where you are still capable of growth, using inversion to aid you in growing taller is a good companion along with a healthy and balanced diet.

Improvement in Posture

Thanks to the two spinal benefits above your posture will also improve over time with regular inversion table therapy.

You will start to regain your natural posture as your back will stretch back into its more natural position.

Since gravity is always against us, a correct posture can also give you a few extra cm in height and inversion is a perfect way to rectify the misalignment and compression of the spine caused from years of slouching.

In addition to this your muscles will also benefit.

Years of poor posture will have made your muscles tight and tense from supporting your body in a badly aligned position.

Inversion is a great way to relax the surrounding spinal muscles and loosen them up, making it easier to break free from old slouching habits.

In turn this allows you to maintain a good, strong stance that will not only improve your body shape and appearance, but also do wonders for your confidence levels!

Increased Blood Circulation throughout the body

BH Fitness Zero Top G410 Inversion Table, Max Load - 130 kgIn a similar nature to the zero gravity chair position (where your legs are lifted above your heart level), when in an inverted position blood is able to flow far more easily back to your lungs to become re oxygenated.

The effects of gravity can also take their toll on our circulatory system which over time can lead to conditions such as varicose veins, swollen limbs and poor circulation to the brain, eyes and scalp.

When stood upright blood flows easily to our lower limbs however due to the effects of gravity it does not flow as easily back to our upper bodies.

Inversion is a good way of giving your body a helping hand when sending blood from our limbs back to the heart and lungs, as well as helping the blood to circulate throughout the whole body.

Improved Respiratory & Lymphatic System function

While exercise is great way to improve both of these, inversion therapy can also aid improved function.

While we are upright (or if we lead a particularly lazy lifestyle), blood can pool in the lungs and excess fluid that the Lymphatic system transports, can build up and pool in the lower areas of the body.

The Lymphatic system requires movement to function correctly and it is responsible for cleansing the bodies toxins.

By hanging upside down our bodies are able to transport both the blood and fluid around more easily, helping both to perform their required tasks more efficiently.

Are there any risks to using an Inversion Table?

Unfortunately Inversion therapy isn’t for everyone, especially anyone who suffers from high blood pressure or has a heart condition.

High Blood Pressure or Heart Problems

After a few minutes on an inversion table your heart beat will slow down and blood pressure will increase, causing the heart to move blood around you body at a greater force.

If you suffer from a heart condition, high blood pressure or hypertension make sure you either consult your doctor before deciding on purchasing an inversion therapy table, or avoid inversion therapy completely!

Built up pressure around the head

Due to blood being transported more aggressively to the upper areas of the body during inversion, pressure can build up causing headaches and more commonly a slightly strange sickly feeling for newer users.

In many cases these ill feelings will disappear as you become more used to using inversion regularly.

On a more serious matter if you suffer from any eye or ear related health problems please ensure that you check with your GP before using inversion.

If you suffer from glaucoma or any other eye problem that will be exacerbated by increased pressure, it is probably best to avoid inversion altogether.


For many inversion is likely to provide a lot of health benefits and is unlikely to cause any problems whatsoever.

We do recommend that if you do have any health problems that you are concerned may be an issue when using an inversion table that you consult your doctor before buying any inversion product.

Please note that we are not medical professionals and will be unable to answer questions regarding your health and if using an inversion table will be suitable for your individual needs.

Also, do not use your inversion table when you have been drinking alcohol, take it from me it is a bad idea! Just don’t do it!.. Promise..? OK.

A Visual History of Inversion Therapy – By Inversionzone