Inversion tables are for people who want relief from back pain. Over the course of the day gravity compresses the spine and weight-bearing joints, causing discomfort, herniated discs, and a host of other problems. Inversion tables help reverse these effects with an age-old therapy: hanging upside down and putting the body in line with the downward force of gravity.
Inversion allows your joints and spine to elongate, creating space between your ligaments and discs. This helps relieve some of the pressure accrued over the course of your daily activity (or even inactivity). Daily sessions of just a few minutes can make a huge difference in how you feel, reducing your tension and improving your posture. Other benefits include better circulation, decreased stress, and greater amounts of oxygen to the brain and other vital organs.