Inversion Tables Ease Back Tension

Inversion tables can be used those who want to ease tension from their back. However the advice of the doctor is needed before you can use an inversion table. An inversion table is meant to relieve stress and back pain. In fact it’s believed that the practice has been used as early as 400 BC. Now many physical therapists, medical doctors use the same technique of gravity-assisted inversion. It’s actually a gravity assisted traction exercise.

Our body is made in such a way that every vertebrae in the spine and every disc is made to support the weight. Therefore to start with you should only 20 – 30 degrees for a few weeks before you invert at 60 degrees and finally at 90 degrees. The lower discs in our body are made to support the 60% of the weight above them while those in our neck are meant to support the weight of our head.

Tables can be locked at a 90-degree angle for the full inversion. There are adjustable roller hinges. These adjustable roller hinges allow you to control the aggressiveness of the rotation. In this position you can do sit ups as wells as squats. You can even do inverted crunches in this position. A word of caution, don’t overdo the exercises. If you feel too much pain, then you should stop doing the powered inversion table and seek medical advice before proceeding further. Your arm movements control the movement of the inversion table. The tether straps will lock your ankles while you are on the inversion table and in most cases the nylon mat will be washable.

Most inversion tables come with a five-year warranty and some companies will also provide free shipping. Gravity boots can also be used with the inversion table to provide a better support to the ankles while exercising on the inversion table.

There are many options available in the market. They can cost approximately upto $500 and the starting range starts at $300. Doctors for those who experience back pain and may have had problems in their back recommend them.

Teeter Inversion Table Reviews

Teeter is one of the biggest manufacturers of inversion tables. Teeter hang-up tables enable users to enjoy the benefits of inversion therapy without necessarily having to risk their lives. Although Teeter also manufactures Teeter hang-ups gravity boots, many people prefer the tables. That’s because they are afraid to hang upside down while wearing only gravity boots which are hooked to a single bar.

Teeter Inversion Table

Teeter hang-ups tables are divided into two main categories: in-home tables and commercial tables. In-home tables are mainly used together with home remedies for back pain. On the other hand, commercial tables are used by health care providers, professional sports teams and gyms for back strengthening exercises. One of the most popular lines of inversion tables from Teeter is the F series: Teeter hang-ups f5000, Teeter hang-ups f7000 and Teeter hang-ups f9000. Unfortunately, this product line has been discontinued which means that it is virtually impossible to find a new F-series table from Teeter. Nevertheless, there is a new product line known as the EP series.

EP-550 Inversion Table

One of the most notable features of this particular machine is its smooth, no stain, no tear surface. The smooth surface reduces friction so as to enable optimum spinal decompression. This machine also comes with adjustable and removable tether straps that enable you to preset your angle of inversion.

Since the Ep-550 inversion table arrives at your door 90 percent pre-assembled, it only takes about 15 minutes to put together. In addition, this Teeter table folds very easily.

EP-950 Inversion Table
This is the most advanced table in the Teeter EP series. In addition to all the features of the EP-550, the EP-950 also comes with specialty foam cups that protect your ankles thereby reducing the degree of discomfort that comes with hanging upside down from your ankles. However, if you are thinking of buying the EP-950 table, you should know that it cannot be used with inversion boots.

The best thing about all Teeter tables is that they can easily be customized using any of the Teeter accessories on sale. One popular accessory is the vibration cushion with a heated neck pillow which is made up of 10 vibrating motors and two heaters.

Another popular Teeter accessory for use with Teeter tables is the adapter kit which includes a pair of gravity boots and a CV bar. It enables you to use your table with boots.

Fictional Undertaker’s Suspenseful Journey of Deceit, Death, and Desire – Tethered by Amy MacKinnon

Boston area bred, debut author Amy MacKinnon, uses her hometown surroundings as the setting for undertaker, Clara Marsh’s suspenseful life experiences, in Tethered (Shaye Areheart, 2008).

Clara is employed at the Bartholomew Funeral Home. The Home’s owners, Linus and Alma Bartholomew, befriended Clara when she moved to Brockton, Massachusetts upon completing mortuary school. The couple lost their only child, Elton, soon after high school graduation. Clara’s familial void and their parental need established affinity.

“Nature’s Bounty: The Care, Keeping and Meaning of Flowers,” is referenced throughout Clara’s narrative; educating readers about floral sentiments: “When the time comes, I’ll bury her with white violets (unabashed candor).”

Clara discovers a mysterious child named Trecie, approximately eight years old, frequenting the parlor. Trecie’s neglected appearance, and her inquisitive nature about the undertaker’s childhood (an avoidable topic), cause Clara distress. Then, one day, Trecie disappears.

Is Trecie’s absence linked to Brockton’s unsolved savage crime three years ago? A young, unidentified, decapitated girl, christened Precious Doe at her funeral; was found in a string of woods stretching from Brockton to Whitman Massachusetts.

When Brockton’s Charlie Kelly dies, Clara is sent to retrieve his body. Brockton Police Detective, Mike Sullivan, arrives to sign off on Kelly’s death; since he was a friend. While there, disturbing sexual videotapes of a young girl and a man are found. Clara is shocked when she realizes the child in the footage is Trecie.

Sullivan befriends Clara to help find Trecie, identify Precious Doe, and her killer. Sullivan is no stranger to heartache himself. Around the time of Precious Doe’s discovery, a drunk driver killed Jenny, his beloved wife, and unborn child. Both rest in Colebrook Cemetery across the street from the funeral home. Clara frequents the grounds after dark, honoring her self-imposed obligation to tidy the graves of the unloved. It’s there that she often secretly sees Sullivan paying homage to his family’s headstone. Precious Doe rests nearby.

Haunting memories of Clara’s past tarnish her ability to show affection and love. Born illegitimately, Clara lost her mother in a car accident when she was seven years old. Raised by her grandmother, a religious zealot; the only books permitted in-house were the Bible and Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary. Clara’s “sins” were often punished by her grandmother’s use of a boars-hair brush forcefully tugged through her hair. Her most egregious transgression occurred in high school, igniting her grandmother’s furor. Her resultant hair clipping required a decade of re-growth.

Mother Greene (the 85 year-old parent of Reverend Greene, a close friend of the Bartholomew’s) presciently tells Clara about two men who will impact her life, “One will die trying to save you, and the other trying to kill you.”

Tethered reminds us that people aren’t always who they appear to be, as revelations about its main characters surface. Harm does befall Clara in the story’s resolution, as Precious Doe’s identity and killer are revealed, and Trecie’s disappearance solved.

Mackinnon’s literary talents shine, as she details Clara’s vacillation between consciousness and unconsciousness, and her will to live or die: “All at once I need to breathe, but can’t. The pressure inside my chest explodes against my lungs. Pain is everywhere. I’m carried along deeper, faster, and I’m so very, very cold.”

Mackinnon shares, via her website, childhood recollection of her uncle’s funeral parlor. She was privy to his basement workspace of concrete walls stripped bare, and steel tables angled with their feet tilted toward porcelain sinks. Steel shelves with jars of formaldehyde and other foreign substances also prevailed. These and other elements enabled MacKinnon to authenticate an undertaker’s workday.

MacKinnon’s writing is finely displayed in her first offering; and is an author worth discovering. Read Tethered and join MacKinnon on what promises to be an exciting literary journey from its inception.

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