Inversion therapy involves hanging upside down to apply gentle traction to the spine. Inversion was invented as early as 400 B.C. when Hippocrates (the father of medicine) first watched a patient hoisted upside down on a ladder for a dose of 'spinal traction'. Not only can Inversion Therapy help to treat back pain but it can be used to reverse the negative effects of ageing on the spine
WHAT IS AN INVERSION TABLE?
Inversion Table is an adjustable platform which allows positioning in an upright or inverted position in order to allow the effects of gravity to meet therapeutic requirements.
HOW DOES AN INVERSION TABLE OPERATE?
The balance of Inversion Table is so precise that control of the rotation can be effected by simple arm movements. A tether strap allows the rotation to be arrested at any desired angle. Adjustable roller hinges allow adjustment of the rate of rotation. The table can be locked at 90° for full inversion in order to stabilise during exercise.
SOME BENEFITS OF INVERSION
• Reduce back pain
• Provide care and feeding for discs
• Achieve functional fitness
• Train core muscle groups without loading the spine
• Recover from high impact workouts
• Reduce pain in overworked muscles
• Strengthen ligaments and joints
• Relieve stress
• Stimulate circulation
• Train for balance and orientation
• Improve posture and alignment• Stimulate circulation and lymphatic flow
• Enhance mental function and senses• Strengthen autonomic nervous system
• Age gracefully
• Inversion therapy lifts depression
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE DANGERS OF INVERSION THERAPY?
Although this activity is safe we recommend seeking professional medical advice for example from your doctor before using inversion therapy equipment. The following are contraindications for inversion therapy (should not be done): pregnancy, hernia, glaucoma, retinal detachment, conjunctivitis, high blood pressure, recent stroke, heart or circulatory disorders, spinal injury, cerebral sclerosis, swollen joints, osteoporosis, unhealed fractures, surgically implanted supports, use of anticoagulants, ear infection and obesity.
30 MINUTES INVERSION SESSION: R180
Include stretches (off the inversion table), partial inversion, stretches and tractions (on the inversion table) and full inversion with stretches and exercises (on the inversion table).
NOTE: A R180 cancellation fee applies for appointments cancelled less that 24 hours before the time.
NOTE: Inversion is a totally safe and complementary treatment (it does not replace medical treatment) but there are some physical conditions which could be contra-indicatory to massage. If you are being treated by a GP for anything please let me know in advance.
NOTE: Inversion is NOT a sexual service.
About Markus van der Westhuizen (Dip. H SAH, Dip. TT DMS, NS NSOS, RMA)Crystal Healer, Reiki Master, Shiatsu Practitioner, Massage Therapist, ER Practitioner, Champissage Practitioner and Herbalist, Markus has been practising in the esoteric and healing fields since 1992, when he started working with crystal energy for self-healing and to facilitate healing for others. Markus is the Administrator to the Reiki Master’s Association of South Africa and also established and co-ordinates an interactive social network for Reiki practitioners, where the focus is on the development and the sharing of Reiki. Today, he combines his love of energy work and helping others into his practice; Healthy Choice, where his accumulated learnings are incorporated into the treatments.For more information, visit: http://www.healthychoice.co.za