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- So, How Long Should You Use Inversion Table?
- Best Ways to Enhance Your Inversion Experience
If you have started using the inversion table recently, many questions may arise. Like, how long to use inversion table? At which frequency should I invert? I will try to answer these questions in an as simple manner as I can. If you are new to inversion therapy, these answers will enlighten you. It will be still worth reading even if you have more knowledge of inversion tables.
For a newbie, it’s actually a bit confusing that how much time to spend on an inversion table. Besides, adjusting the appropriate angle for comfort during inversion may also be troublesome. And that is why you should learn the proper way to use the inversion table before starting to use it.
So, How Long Should You Use Inversion Table?
Is there a specified amount of time to use an inversion table? I would say so. It all depends on how comfortable you feel and how experienced you are in using inversion tables.
The duration of inversion
There is no fixed guideline well explained on how long to use an inversion table. As a user, what you should do is to examine your own body and do what seems to comfort you most. This is because of the difference in our bodies possessing various traits.
As a beginner, you can start with 1-2 minutes per session. Please make the inversion process slow and steady. As time goes, you can go for 3-5 minutes. You can even stay longer in the inverted position as long as you are comfortable in this process.
It is always important not to overdo it. Because the whole process revolves around relaxation and enjoyment.
You can invert several times in a day. Each session should last for at most five minutes for the first time users. Therapists and chiropractors recommend making it slow and steady. It’s because your body requires time to improve gradually from one step to another. You should always have someone to assist you in this process to avoid any injuries that may take place.
Taking rest after the inversion process is also something you can’t ignore. If you are overdoing it makes your pain worse or very exhausted.
In the below video it is described how long you have to use the inversion table. Although the user picked the Teeter inversion table, you can use any inversion table of your choice.
Inversion Table Use Frequency – How frequent you should use Inversion Table?
For this process to give you the best results, you have to take it as a routine. That is; you take it as part of your body fitness routine each day. If you do it timely, you will get much relief from back pain. It also works for Anxiety, muscle discomfort and improvement in blood circulations.
Inversion can work best for you if you regularly maintain it. You should ensure that you do it moderately. Not too much or not to repeat it at short intervals. The best times for doing this are morning wake-up hours and evening hours. Even better if you can take some rest after the inversion process.
Best Ways to Enhance Your Inversion Experience
There are several ways to improve your inversion experience. These work well to give a better result for your body fitness. They include the following;
Addition of Acupressure notes to your table
This gives customized pressure-point relief, help to release tension. It also helps to increase blood flow (circulation) and gives relief from any muscle pain during the inversion. It allows the body to feel all time fit and active. This can also free you from the stress which may have been caused by some mental discomfort.
The use of vibration cushion generates pulse and vibration give the additional benefits.
This helps to temporarily relieve muscle tension and also improve surface circulation. It also enables the body to get rid of muscle pull which causes discomfort. You become more flexible when you use this cushion.
Messaging the core muscles with the T3 massager or roll on a Foam roller gives even the better stretch.
This can make you more flexible and hence more relaxed. Therefore, you can always be ready to face any activity which requires the flexibility of the body.
To improve your inversion experience, you should know how to do both the upsides and downsides movements properly.
Christina Lasich, M.D, author of chronic pain and osteoarthritis for Health Central suggested a great rule for the newbie. If you decided to use inversion therapy, start slowly with not more than 15 degrees. Also please do not do it for more than 5 minutes per session.
The best experience also comes when you enjoy using the inversion table
This is through making as many trials as possible at different angles and for different duration of time. Enjoying the use of the table at own pleasure promotes body fitness by creating flexibility and comfortability.
Prepare your back for the inversion
Molton Schexneider says that to get the best results with inversion therapy during the treatment of herniated disc, you need to properly prepare the back. He is an Orthopedic physical therapist at the back pain relief center in Louisville.
You can do this by first warming the muscles up and stretch them before doing 10-20 minutes inversion.
The inversion therapy slowly and significantly decompresses the vertebrae. And this allows the ruptured disc to move back to proper position. The pain is eliminated by the time pressure is allowed to get out of the pinched nerves.
Therefore, healing of the damaged disc is enhanced when the circulation in the disc increases drastically. Hence allowing waste products to be removed and enough oxygen flow in.
So, I believe you got the answer to How long to use inversion table? Now you know what to expect when using an inversion table, right? This is according to different areas which we have explored, confirmed and made a conclusion. It is better for back pain problems and other health problems which require stretch and relaxation of body muscles.
However, during its usage, you should take appropriate measures into account. This is to avoid unexpected and unnecessary dangers which may arise without suddenly and can suffer us a lot.
Both the beginners and the intermediate can use the shortlisted measures to ensure you get the best from your inversion table.