Aug 15

Inversion Table Maintenance Guide

The use of inversion therapy as a treatment for back pain dates back to 400BC when Hippocrates is said to have used a ladder to treat a back pain patient. The therapy uses lumbar traction to realign the compressed vertebral column. The realigned vertebra column frees the compressed discs and nerve endings allowing it to move about freely. This inversion therapy is used as a treatment for back pain, fatigue, and tensional headaches. It is also known to improve blood circulation.

Looking after your inversion table is important if you want to get the best out of it. An ordinary inversion table will have several moving parts, which will have to be oiled on a regular basis to increase its longevity. This holds true for other parts, as well.

The upholstery should be cleaned on a regular basis, with soap and water. You should not use industrial cleaning material because it causes damage. It is important to keep your equipment neat and clean because it increases the enjoyment factor. It is more fun and exciting to use brand new equipment rather than one which looks ragged, and dirty.

Why Must You Keep Your Inversion Table In Tip Top Condition?

The best manufacturers of inversion therapy machines provide a warranty on their product. The machine is replaced, or the damage parts replaced if the machine is within the warranty period. However, this warranty will become void if you do not take proper care of your machine.

How To Do A Proper Maintenance?

The steps given below will keep your inversion therapy table in mint new condition for a long time to come. The instructions are given below:

  • Make sure that the table is kept on a dry, level surface. An uneven surface will make the equipment dangerously unstable during operations which may lead to serious injuries.
  • The surface should be dry. Wet surface will corrode the surface of the equipment and make it dangerous for sustained use.
  • Check welded joints for cracks. If you see any cracks emerging, stop using the equipment immediately and notify your supplier.
  • Make sure that screws, nuts and bolts and fasteners are tightened before use.
  • Check parts weekly for structural damages. Stop using the equipment if any part is faulty. Place an order for replacement immediately.
  • Lubricate all moving parts regularly. Use a silicone, aerosol or Teflon based lubricant. Do not use oil because it will invite dust and grime. Regular lubrication will make your daily exercise routine all the more enjoyable.
  • Clean the upholstery with water and soap. Do not use industrial cleaning solutions as they may damage the upholstery.
  • Clean all chrome parts regularly with a chrome based polish.
  • The inversion therapy table should be kept away from sunlight as it develops cracks in the upholstery.
  • There should be sufficient space for maneuvering the inversion therapy table.
  • Keep children and pets away from the equipment as they may tamper with the functioning of the machine and damage it unknowingly
  • The machine should be locked when not in use so that nobody is able to tamper with its working
  • The inversion therapy table has many movable parts. It is in the interest of the user to see that nothing comes in the way of their functioning. It is also important to wear proper clothes while exercising on it. Loose clothes can easily get caught in the machinery and ruin it.
  • Never put anything inside the machine. Do not thrust anything in the moving part or any other part of the machine.


The inversion therapy table provides health benefits for people of all age groups. It reverses the process of aging by strengthening the spinal area. As we grow old, our spine starts shrinking because of compression. Inversion table therapy reverses this process by elongating the spine in a natural and effective manner. Other benefits include better blood circulation and improved lymphatic drainage. Lymphatic drainage does not have its own pump like the heart but depends upon the contracting and pushing of the muscles.

However, in order to get these benefits, it is important to ensure that the inversion therapy table works smoothly. The maintenance guide given above ensures that your equipment works without a blemish for a long time.