Spinal Column – Intervertebral discs
Inversion causes decompression of the intervertebral discs in the spinal column allowing them to regain their elasticity and functional resilience.
Inversion causes relaxation of somatic muscles of the body promoting and enhancing tissue perfusion with oxygenated blood not only to vital areas such as the brain, heart, internal and sensory organs, but also to perfusionally deprived areas in the periphery such as the skin and hair follicles.
Inversion relieves pain and discomfort in the back caused by prolonged pressure on vertebrae, intervertebral discs, facet joints and pinched nerves.
Inversion will restore optimal physical posture and functional capacity of all the organs and tissues in the body.
Inversion in combination with a regular exercise programe, will strengthen the muscles needed to achieve core stabilty. This is of vital importance to maintain good posture and prevent sequelae of postural problems.
Inversion increases general blood perfusion of the body oxygenation of the cells and tissues, improving cellular function, restoration and health.
Inversion causes gravitationally induced lymph drainage and flow and decreases lymph stagnation and organ congestion, promoting removal of interstitial metabolites, acids and salts, improving delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the cells of the tissues.
Inversion realigns the vertebrae of the neck and this improves the blood flow to the brain and cerebellum, and to the upper regions of the inner ear, improving mental function and balance, and balance awareness.
Stress and tension
Inversion relieves the pain and stiffness in the neck, shoulders and back induced by physical and emotional stress and tension.
Inversion induced muscle relaxation, and improved blood perfusion to the tissues, is reflected in the elderly in a general feeling of well-being and an improvement in mental function and faculties. Inversion also causes decongestion of edematous tissues, improving the function of the heart. Inversion also improves the suppleness of the muscles, ligaments and joints and statural posture in general. Finally, Inversion improves the colour, elasticity and tone of the skin and the health and lustre of the hair.
Recreational and occupational physical activity
Stretching the veterbral column by Inversion simulates orthopaedic traction, and relieves the stresses and tensions in the muscles, ligaments and intervertebral discs, promoting healing, restoration and growth of the individual fibres. Consequently:
Inversion aids correction of malalignment caused by asymmetrical occupational, or recreational activity and contributes to restoration of optimal physical posture.
Correct alignment of the vertebrae of the neck by Inversion, improves the blood flow to the posterior regions of the brain, improving general cerebral function and balance.Careful physical training in the inverted position, as in Inversion, has the potential to improve performance in non-orthostatic activity, such as occurs in springboard and scuba diving, gymnastics and skydiving.The benefits of regular and appropriate Inversion use, extend to prevention of low grade, but accumulative, activity-related wear and tear, and injury to the joints, ligaments and tissues.