Excellent for therapeutic or preventative health maintenance, the Health Mark Pro Inversion Chair helps increase strength and flexibility comfortably with an adjustable angle belt, 70% maximum inversion angle and padded back rest.
- 70% maximum inversion angle
- Detachable front legs with heavy gauge rubber end caps provide added stability and durability
- Comfortable padded back rest for proper, safe stretching
- High-quality lap belt
- Adjustable angle of inversion belt
- Perfect for performing abdominal exercises (incline crunches and reverse v-ups)
Almost all of the causes of back pain, including poor posture, spine misalignments and weak back muscles can be attributed to the natural force that gravity puts on your body. Inversion therapy will turn gravity into a force that works for you by allowing you to hang upside down. This allows your body in line with the downward force of gravity, which will increase the space between your vertebrae, relieve pressure on the areas in your back that are in pain, such as the discs, ligaments and nerve roots.
Inside your body the discs separate your vertebrae which is vital as all communication between your brain and your body occur through nerve endings that pass through this vertebrae. Insufficient distance between these vertebrae can cause pressure on these nerve endings which causes back pain. Inversion therapy has been proven to lengthen the space between these vertebrae each session to eliminate the pain that this pressure may cause.
Sitting for a prolonged period of time and/or slouching while seated takes the spine out of its natural alignment and causes discomfort and pain in all areas of the back. During inversion therapy, the downwards gravitational force allows your body to comfortably reconfigure into its natural s-curve shape. This realignment will also reduce the pain that comes from siting in an office chair all day.
Inversion therapy has been shown to improve circulation throughout the body. The human heart generally has to work against the forces of gravity to retrieve blood from the legs and lower torso. The inversion process eases the stress on your heart during this process and can also lead to many long term aesthetic benefits.
The average human body will shrink as an individual reaches an advanced age due to shrinking discs within the body. This shrinking can range from minimal to a couple of inches, however it does not need to occur. Inversion therapy helps maintain the health of these discs which allows individuals to maintain more of their original height.
The ease of circulation during inversion therapy also helps rid the body of varicose veins. These veins can cause pain due to the pressure of pooling blood on the veins, however they are also quite unattractive. Hanging upside down on an inversion table gives the heart gravity's assistance to pull the pooling blood out of the veins and circulate in throughout the body. The elimination of this pooling blood will help ease the pain and get rid of these unsightly veins.
Inversion therapy is not a high stress exercise, however it is known to have similar and even greater mental benefits then exercises such as weight lifting or running on a treadmill. Just as with those other exercises, endorphins are known to be released during inversion therapy. These endorphins are the bodies natural response to many exercises that help reduce pain and cause a feeling of elation. The release of these endorphins, along with the relaxation time that inversion therapy can provide, will help you feel happy and relieve stress.
It has also been argued that inversion therapy can help its users fight the battle against depression. The results caused by the inversion table can be directly linked with the release of endorphins as well as the elimination of pains, however it has been shown that the relaxation and the time to recharge the body on the inversion table can help nullify the feelings of depression as well. In March of 2007, Rosie O'Donnell helped familiarize many people with this means of dealing with depression as she said helped get over her depression by using inversion therapy along with antidepressants.