So you’ve found yourself enjoying inversion therapy, or perhaps you’re considering it. There’s a reason this method has been on the rise in the health community. Who doesn’t want decreased back pain and improved circulation? Whether you’re doing it to relieve back pain, or you’re looking to add something new to your health routine, it’s important to understand how to use an inversion table or chair properly.

How Long to Use Inversion Table

Because inversion therapy requires you to be, well, inverted, it’s probably best to know the limits you should set yourself to. If you’re just starting out, then it’s best to keep it short and sweet. Beginning with 1-3 minute sessions is perfect to help your body adjust and feel more comfortable to being upside down. As you start to become used to the feeling of inversion, you can gradually increase your sessions to 5-10 minutes, 10-15 minutes, and up to 20 minutes of inversion.

Inversion can safely be practiced every day, once per day. Every day use, however, is not required to reap the benefits. Many people have great experience with using their inversion table only 1-3 times per week. While there are really no disadvantages of practicing inversion therapy more than once a day, it’s best to have some moderation to allow your body to exist as it naturally does. There is such a thing as “too much of a good thing”.

Now that you know how long to use inversion table, it’s time for you to figure out what works the best according to your schedule. Maybe you’re an every day inverter, or maybe you like to do it every Friday. Whatever you choose, it’s up to you!