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Gravity Inversion Table Reviews

OneTouch Inversion Table Reviews

“Purchased the One Touch Curve Gravity Inversion Table last week – received it promptly in 2 days (even with bad weather in transit route – snow/ice). It was very well packaged to withstand shipping dings. The assembly instructions were clear and easy to follow. All parts were there and in perfect condition including the tools needed to assemble. As a mid-age female with a bad back, I had no issues assembling this by myself and it was unboxed, assembled and ready to use in about two hours. An extra set of hands would have helped and made it go faster but I took my time, followed the directions, and it went fine even without assistance. The seller also included a free yoga ball with foot pump as an added bonus – it was pictured as yellow but the ball in the box was a bright blue and looks great. I have not actually pumped it up and used it yet.

I’ve just used the inversion table a few times over the past couple of days and it works perfectly. It snowed here and I used it before and after shoveling and noticed a difference in my back (hubby was away so I had to shovel which is an activity I’ve largely avoided for several years running due to back issues). My 20 something children visited today and tried it out and are planning to order the same unit. This is the Inversion Table to buy if you’ve been putting it off forever like I did. I had a Doc tell me to do this years ago and I couldn’t decide on what to buy, whether price really made a quality difference. The only regret I have now is that I didn’t do it sooner as I have spent THOUSANDS on physical therapy, chiropractic, message, electric stim, cortisone injections, and other treatments in the meantime. As for the quality – I’m very picky and very risk adverse, so I wanted sturdy, safe, and well made at a good value. This is it! It is very sturdy, well made and safe at the best price going….a quick online comparison will demonstrate that. There is no need to spend $500, $400, $300…for other name brand models like Teeter, Weider, et al. This one does the same exact thing they do with the same quality but at a much better price. I searched for years to finally make this purchase…yeah, I know, how pathetic is that! BUT hopefully this review will help you take a chance to help yourself.

The instruction booklet is accurate and helpful (instructions for use and assembly are both included in a little booklet). As for the unit itself, it is sturdy but moveable for a petite older female in not the best condition due to the back issues. I keep it next to the wall and pull it away from the wall for use without any issue or discomfort. The back and head pads are comfortable. The handles are a must and are made of a good material for gripping while going back or coming back up from the inverted position. Unless you’re in very good physical condition to begin with, I would not recommend inversion tables without handles (though going back is easier with arms over head, to come back up slowly to allow the blood to flow back from the head, it’s helpful to have the handles). The ankles supports are sturdy and cushioned for comfort. And it is fully adjustable to accommodate different heights. We quickly adjusted the height from 5’2 set for me, to 6’1 for my son, to 5’3 for his girlfriend, back to 6’1 for my son because he loved it so much, back to the setting for me so quickly, easily and securely. I just can’t see how anyone could go wrong with this unit. I tried out the $399 Teeter Hang up at the local fitness store and I just cannot tell the difference in functionality, safety, sturdiness, or quality…just in the extra cost!

Only time will tell if this is THE solution I’ve been looking for to fix my back issues but so far, so good. The initial days of use is getting used to being upside, remembering to just relax, breathe, unwind and refresh. I am very pleased with this purchase.”
- Jules (Washington DC)

“I read reviews on Amazon and found this item. What sold me was the comments about having easy to read directions. I use it almost daily and love it! I drive 1 1/2 hours to work each way and coming home to a good stretch on this makes my day complete. Just start slowly and use the safety strap for a while.”
- Daniel R. Nelson (Maryland)

“Just got the OneTouch inversion table and LOVE it. Easy to set up- and use. I like the way it folds up and can be slid under our bed when not in use. Solid product… great deal!

Even came with extra ankle pads so I do not need to try and find replacements down the road! The free Yoga ball and pump were a nice thought… and actually work well with the type of back manipulations I am working on.
- Thanks! Deb

“MY BROTHER loved it!!!! Thank you so much!!! He uses it ALL the time!!”
- Sara P.

Instructions for Inversion Table Use

4 Steps to Inversion Table Use

Once your inversion table is set up and ready to go, it’s time to try it out! These step-by-step instructions will help you ease into your inversion therapy routine with your new inversion table.

How to use your new inversion table

Got a new inversion table? Here's how to use it.

  1. Adjust the height setting for your inversion table.
    Adjust the length of the adjustable boom according to your height. As a general rule, adjust the boom length to a setting one or two inches more than your actual height. Shorten the length as needed to achieve the correct balance. Warning: Improper height adjustment could result in injury.
  2. Secure your ankles.
    Put both feet on the foot bar, ankles pressed firmly against the rear ankle holders, and adjust the front ankle holders until both the front and rear ankle holders are snug against your ankles.
  3. Achieve a balance for inversion.
    Lean your head back against the inversion table and relax your arms at your sides. Slowly move your arms up to your chest. If the inversion table height is correct, you should be leaning slightly back but no further than a horizontal position.

    If the table does not move, dismount and shorten the height setting one notch. If the table rotates so that your head is below your feet, dismount and lengthen the height setting one notch. Repeat until balance is correct. When you have achieved a balanced setting, slowly raise one arm over your head and then the other. The inversion table should gradually rotate to an inverted angle.
  4. Return to an upright position.
    To return to an upright position, return both arms to your sides. If needed, bending your knees slightly will also help to shift your body into an upright position. Use the handle bars as necessary for extra support.

Inversion Table Reviews

Still not sure if inversion therapy really works? We get regular feedback from customers who have finally found relief from back pain, hip and knee pain, edema, and other health problems through inversion therapy. See for yourself what our customers have to say about OneTouch Gravity Inversion Tables.

Gravity Inversion Table Curve model

“Thank you so much, just for your information my father-in-law has this table and I have used it already with great results! He quoted to me that he is no longer going back to the chiropractor due to feeling better with the table. I already know this is a great product, just F.Y.I. Thanks again!”
- Eric R.

Gravity Inversion Table, full back model

“Very sturdy but light. Works like a charm for back issues or any other hip or knee disorders. 5 minutes twice a day gets the blood flowing to the areas to heal many problems.”
- Glfr4lf

OneTouch Inversion Table

OneTouch Inversion Table

“I haven’t been the chiropractor since receiving and using the inversion table. I love it.”
- Jetncats

“For my back problem, it works great. Was going to chiropractor twice a week, now I’m down to once a month.”
– James J.

Our inversion tables even come with a free yoga ball and pump as a special thank you to our customers! Click on the images to the right for more info on each inversion table model.

Benefits of Inversion Therapy Tables

The constant pull of gravity is a powerful force on your body that can take its toll over time. Inversion therapy is a safe and natural way to reverse the effects of gravity on the body by providing benefits such as relief from back pain, increased circulation, and reduced stress and tension.

The use of a gravity inversion table relieves pressure on the spinal discs by reversing the downward force of gravity and allowing the spine to lengthen. Inversion therapy also provides a full-body stretch that increases flexibility and range of motion. Stretching has long been used to relieve stress and promote an overall sense of well-being, and the full-body stretch that a gravity inversion table provides is a proven method of stress relief for the mind and body.

An inversion table allows you to safely rotate your body to the angle that feels comfortable for you. Inversion produces a natural, gentle stretching of the spine that offers relief from chronic pain and can help reduce the loss of height caused by the effects of gravity.

The regular use of inversion therapy provides multiple health benefits, including the following:

  • Reduces back pain
  • Improves posture
  • Relieves stress and tension
  • Increases circulation
  • Restores height lost through aging
  • Increases oxygen flow to the brain
  • Fights cellulite
  • Reduces hair loss
  • Relieves varicose veins

Inversion Table FAQs

Your inversion table questions answered!

Will inversion therapy work for me?

A considerable number of people who suffer from back pain, nerve pain, and other discomfort have reported significant relief from their pain through regular use of inversion therapy. The only way you can find out if inversion therapy will work for you is to give it a try.

What types of inversion tables are available?

Several different models of inversion tables are available on the market today, including seated inversion chairs, ergonomic inversion tables, and models that easily fold into a compact size for storage. Some tables invert less than 180 degrees. Other tables invert slightly past 180 degrees and temporarily “lock” upside down to allow for inverted exercises and stretching.

Which is the best inversion table?

Which model is right for you depends on your needs and preferences. Make sure the inversion table will accommodate your height and weight. If you plan to incorporate inverted exercises into your inversion routine, make sure the table you purchase includes an automatic holding position for a full inversion.

Is inversion therapy safe?

Some health conditions may preclude you from starting an inversion therapy regimen. Before you buy an inversion table, research the contraindications for inversion therapy to see if it is safe for you. If you are unsure whether inversion therapy is safe for you, ask your health practitioner before beginning inversion therapy.

Will I receive benefits from inversion without inverting 180 degrees?

Any inverted angle that relieves pressure on the joints and back can be beneficial. As you continue to practice inversion therapy, you may find that a lesser angle of inversion provides just as much relief as a full inversion. The most beneficial angle of inversion will vary from person to person.

How quickly can I increase my inversion time?

Increase your time of inversion slowly. Your first inversion session should last no longer than five minutes. Increase your inversion time only as you feel comfortable. If you experience pain, discomfort, disorientation, or dizziness, return to an upright position.

Inversion Table Exercises

Enhance your inversion routine with inverted stretching and exercises.

Benefits of Inversion Table Exercises

inversion_table_originalInversion exercises are gentle forms of stretching and strengthening the core muscles in the body. As your muscles become stronger and more flexible, they become less susceptible to the injury and strain that can exacerbate back and neck pain. Strengthening the core muscles also improves your posture.

Inverted exercises also benefit healthy individuals by boosting their level of fitness and preventing stress from building up in the muscles and joints. Hanging upside down gives the body a break from the traditional upright posture and aids in a satisfying, full-body stretch.

Preparing for Inversion Exercises

Once you are comfortable with holding the full inversion position for 5-10 minutes, you may want to think about slowly adding inversion table exercises to your daily routine. With the table in the locked position, you will be able to perform inversion exercises without returning automatically to the upright position. Start small and allow your body to adjust as you build up to your exercise goal. Don’t attempt any exercise until you are completely comfortable with your current routine.

Inversion Exercises for Beginners
  1. Make sure that the inversion table is locked before beginning your inversion table routine.
  2. Start with gentle stretching movements to warm up your body.
  3. Extend your arms over your head in a full-body stretch.
  4. Arch your back slightly to stretch out your back.
  5. Arc your body on one side for a nice side stretch and hold. Then repeat the stretch on the other side of your body.
  6. You can do many of the same stretches on your inversion table that you would do from a standing or sitting position. Just be gentle and cautious until you are comfortable with stretching while inverted.

As you become more comfortable with simple stretching movements, you may transition to more advanced inversion exercises such as sit-ups, crunches, squats, and back extensions.

Advanced Inversion Table Exercises
  1. Inverted sit-ups and crunches work much the same as horizontal sit-ups and crunches. With the table locked in place, simply contract your stomach muscles and bring your chest towards your knees. Hold this position. Then return to your starting position.
  2. For inverted squats, bend your knees and pull the upper body towards the feet in the same way you would perform a squat rightside up. Hold this position before lowering your upper body and returning to your starting position.
  3. Back extensions form an arch or bridge against the back of the inversion table. To extend the back, place your hands behind your head on the bed frame, tilt back your head, and arch your back until the body forms a crescent shape.
Perform These Inversion Exercises with Caution!

It’s a good idea to use a spotter for inverted exercises, especially for beginners. Using a spotter will help you to feel more comfortable and confident as you learn these exercises. Never perform vigorous movements on an inversion table, as this may cause the table to tip over. You should also consult your doctor before beginning inversion table exercises.

Do Inversion Tables Really Work?

If you suffer from chronic pain, gravity inversion therapy may bring relief.

Does inversion therapy really work to relieve chronic pain? A number of scientific studies say yes. So do millions of individuals who have found relief from chronic pain through gravity inversion therapy.

A study led by Frederick Sheffield involved 175 participants who suffered from back pain and were unable to work due to the intensity of their pain. Each of these participants began treatment with inversion therapy. Eight sessions later, 155 of these participants returned to work full time.

Did you know that the U.S. Army uses gravity inversion to prevent injury during military training? Gravity inversion therapy works to counteract the physical stress the body experiences during times of intense training. Besides the army’s approval, numerous individuals have submitted internet testimonials on their experiences with gravity inversion tables.

Inversion therapy also has a long history, dating back to as early as 400 B.C, when Hippocrates rigged up a pulley system to invert his patient. Although the concept of inversion therapy is relatively new in the United States, the popularity of gravity inversion tables is accelerating as the knowledge of gravity inversion therapy benefits spreads.

The only way to find out if inversion therapy works for you is to give it a try. If you do not have any of the contraindications listed for gravity inversion and your doctor approves this therapy for you, inversion therapy may bring the relief you have been searching for.

Note: Gravity inversion therapy is not for everyone. Note the contraindications for inversion therapy, and ask your doctor if inversion therapy is safe for you.

Benefits of Gravity Inversion Therapy

Reversing the effects of gravity through the use of a gravity inversion therapy table can provide relief for those suffering from back pain, sciatica, pinched nerves, and other nerve and joint pain.

An estimated 34 million adults in the U.S. suffer from lower back pain, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The search for relief has led many sufferers of chronic pain to consider the benefits of gravity inversion therapy.  A gravity inversion therapy table is designed to relieve stress on the body by reversing the effects of gravity.  The spinal column in particular can benefit from inversion therapy.  The use of a gravity inversion table relieves pressure on the spinal discs by reversing the downward force of gravity, allowing the spine to lengthen, and providing a full-body stretch that increases flexibility and range of motion.

The benefits of inversion table use include improved posture, relief from joint and nerve pain, enhanced circulation, increased flexibility, and a reduction in inflammation.  The increased flow of oxygen to the brain through inversion therapy promotes mental acuity and often improves sleep.  Stretching has long been used to relieve stress and promote an overall sense of well-being, and the full-body stretch that gravity inversion therapy provides is a proven method of stress relief for the body and mind.

Whether you are considering inversion therapy as a complementary therapy or as a therapy on its own, there are three key elements to consider before purchasing a gravity inversion therapy table.  The first element in a quality gravity inversion table is durability.  A sturdy table should be strong enough to support and balance your weight and should be able to withstand the strain of use over a significant period of time.  Many inversion tables include a warranty and satisfaction guarantee, such as the OneTouch gravity inversion tables.

The second element to consider is compactness.  A quality inversion table should be compact enough in size to allow for convenient storage.  This is particularly crucial for inversion table use in the home.  The last key element is adjustability.  Some gravity inversion tables allow a fully vertical inversion, while others only allow up to 160 degrees or less.  The more adjustable an inversion table is, the more options there are for achieving optimum comfort and benefit from gravity inversion therapy.