These are my three favorite inversion tables. I currently own and use the Teeter EP-560, the first on this list. Before that, I owned the IRONMAN Gravity 4000, which I sold to buy The Teeter. The Innova ITX9600 was the first inversion table I used at my friend Paul’s house.
These three models are all high-quality products, with thousands of 5-star reviews on Amazon. You can’t go wrong with any of these.
But, depending on your needs and budget, you will want to find the one that suits you best. In the section How to find the best model for you, I will help you to find the best table for you. Click here to scroll directly to that section.
I’ll share my thoughts and personal experience of each of these tables.
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1. Teeter EP-560
This is the model I currently own and use. It’s by far the best quality and best-looking inversion table I have ever seen. Available at Amazon.com.
I usually do inversion exercises three times a week. When I can, I do two sessions a day. Inversion table therapy has helped me to treat my back pain and so I decided investing in a good inversion table was totally worthwhile.
This is the most expensive table of the three, but it’s also the best inversion table I know. These are the reasons why it’s my favorite inversion table:
High-Quality Frame Construction – It’s the heaviest of the three tables. It looks beautiful and it’s really solid.
5-year Full Warranty – The other tables only have a one-year warranty.
Very comfortable – The strong blue backing is excellent. The Ironman is also very comfortable, but Teeter went a step further and created this extra comfortable bed with hand grips.
Ankle supports – Made from specialty foam which provides an extra layer of comfort. Much more comfortable than the Ironman
Precise Rotation – This is awesome. This table is extremely accurate and very easy to control. Simply move your arms to rotate and to pull yourself back up. This even works with full inversions. Once you pass a certain inversion (60 degrees) this table makes it much easier than the Ironman (2nd option). With The Teeter, you only need to use your arms to come back up, while with the Ironman you need to manually pull yourself up.
Includes a DVD – This contains instructions on how to assemble your table in five simple steps, taking only 15 minutes to click together. It also provides some general tips on how to take care of your back.
Very Good packaging – perfect packaging with all the pieces organized and well put together.
This is considered the best inversion table on the market. That’s why the price is the highest of the three. In my opinion, it is totally worth the money. I got mine at amazon.com.
The next inversion table was the model I had before.
2. IRONMAN Gravity 4000
This was the first inversion table I owned. I already knew about the Teeter, but I still wasn’t completely convinced of the benefits of inversion table therapy, so I went for this middle-price model. Don’t get me wrong, this is still a very good, high-quality product. Available at Amazon.com.
You can do all the exercises for sciatica, neck, shoulder and back pain, experiencing all the benefits of inversion table therapy.
What I liked most about this inversion table
Very good price – It’s 30% less expensive than The Teeter.
Very comfortable – The memory foam on the table makes it very comfortable.
Solid Frame – Very sturdy and stable.
This product is cheaper than the first option. You save around 30%. But, while you can save some money with this option, there are also a couple of not-so-good features.
For some, these features are not worth the money, but for others, they are very important.
I will list what I’ve found to be the main differences between this table and my favorite, number one.
Adjustability – The strap used to set the angle is not that easy to use. There’s no angle indicator to set it exactly where you want. This can be a problem especially if two different people are using the table and you need to move the strap from user to user. Always check if the strap is in the right position before you use the table. Teeter technology makes it’s very easy and precise to go from a mild angle to a full inversion.
Rotation – Works perfectly with 25, 45 and 60 degrees. If you plan to do a full inversion, you will have to manually pull yourself back up. Going head down is not a problem, but coming back up is not so easy. You’ll need some strength here. In contrast, on the Teeter, you only have to move your arms and the table does the rest for you.
Height – Not as accurate as The Teeter, but after some fine tuning you’re ready to start. Make sure you have it perfectly adjusted for your height.
Portability – Requires a fair amount of disassembly to prepare it for storage. So, if you plan on taking it down after each session, this table is not a good idea. The Teeter folds in seconds as you don’t need to disassemble.
Instructions – Not the best instruction guide. It took me one hour to correctly assemble it. The Teeter took me just five steps and 15 minutes. It’s already pre-assembled so you only need to click the main parts together. However, you only have to do it once.
Packaging – The package I got was damaged. I was worried that the product might have been damaged too. In the end, it was all good, but that first impression wasn’t great. This needs to be improved to better protect the product during shipping.
These are the main differences that, in my opinion, make this table cheaper. It’s still a good product, but you get a little less for your money. It all depends on your budget, and how you intend to use your table.
If you plan to store if after each session, the Ironman is not designed for this, and it would take a lot of time. In contrast, the Teeter makes it a breeze.
If you plan to do a full inversion, the Teeter makes it easier.
Adjusting is easier and more comfortable with the Teeter. This is important if there are two people using the table, who both need to set the table to their individual requirements. You can get it at Amazon.com.
3. Innova ITX9600
This was the first table I ever used and was the product I used for my first five or so inversion sessions. Available at Amazon.com.
What I like the most about this table:
Very good price: The quality to price ratio is very good; it’s excellent value.
Easy Rotation Adjustment: There is a five position adjustment safety pin so you can easily set the table to 15, 30, 45, 60 and 85 degrees
Comfortable: This table is very comfortable, providing you with an enjoyable experience
Easily foldable: You can easily fold it for storage. However, it doesn’t fold totally flat.
Cons – What I liked less
Hard on your ankles: This is the biggest drawback of this inversion table. In my experience, it’s not very comfortable on your ankles.
A little Shaky: I never felt insecure, but it’s not as rock-solid as the other two inversion tables. The frame quality is still good.
Not so easy to assemble: It took me about one hour to put this table together.
This was the table I used for my first two weeks of inversion table therapy. It’s totally up to the job, and you can easily do two sessions per day in a very comfortable position. However, my ankles were sore slightly sore after each session.
Of course, when compared to the other products, there are noticeable differences, but then the price is different too.
At around $100, this is the cheapest of the three models. But, even though the price is very low, you can still do most of the exercises for back, shoulder, neck and sciatica pain relief.
If you’re on a tight budget, or you’re not totally committed to inversion table therapy yet, this is the best inversion table you can get for this price. Available at Amazon.com.
How to find the best model for you
If you’re looking for a high-quality table with a warranty of five years, that’s very smooth to use, is easy to fold and unfold, and is very comfortable and precise, I highly recommend the best inversion table available in the market – The Teeter EP-560. Click here to view it on amazon.com. You will be very impressed with the packaging, the quality, and the customer support. It’s an amazing product.
If your budget doesn’t allow you to go for The Teeter, but you still want a high-quality table with a good level of precision, I recommend my second option, the IRONMAN Gravity 4000. You can find it on amazon.com.
If you’re on a tighter budget, I recommend the Innova ITX9600. It allows you to perform all the usual inversion exercises comfortably and safely. It’s not as easy to use as the teeter, but buying this model will save you money. You can find the Innova ITX9600 on amazon.com.
What features a good inversion table must have
Comfortable: You need to be comfortable to relax and enjoy the exercises. Good inversion tables have memory foam to cushion and support your back.
Durable: As you get used to your inversion table, you will use it more often. And more sessions mean more wear and tear. You want the table to be made of solid materials so it will stand up to the extra use and last for many years.
Ankle Support: Once you get confident and you start feeling the benefits of inversion table therapy, you will want to increase the angle of inversion. After 60 degrees of inversion, your body is essentially hanging from your ankles. That’s why you need a comfortable ankle restraint.
Cheaper models usually focus less on this feature, while better models provide extra cushioning to better protect your ankles. If you are going to use your table for greater-than 60-degree inversions, you’ll need comfortable ankle supports.
Frame: A solid frame will make sure you feel secure, and that the table doesn’t move while you’re doing the exercises. A solid and sturdy frame is key.
Stability: You need stability more than anything when doing inversion table exercises. You want a very solid table made with a high-quality frame to make it very secure.
Easy to use: As you may know, inversion table exercises are quick. They can last from one to five minutes, depending on your experience. You want your table to be easy to use so you can easily and quickly move from one exercise to the next.
You want to go easily from 60 degrees to 20 degrees, or from a full inversion to a horizontal position. High-quality tables have the technology to make this process very easy and smooth. Rotation and height adjustments have to be easy to use and change.
Weight Capacity: Most models usually go up to 300 lb. Always check this before buying.
Warranty: From one to five years. I always look at the warranty for one simple reason; if the manufacturer gives a five-year warranty, I know that the company is so confident in their product that they have extended the normal one year warranty to five. That’s a very good sign of how long your inversion table will last.
Portability: This feature is useful for users who want to store their product after each session. Some inversion tables are foldable, whereas others are not. If you plan on moving your inversion table, you definitely need one that’s easily foldable.
Precise Rotation: For some exercises, you will need to alternate from 25 to 50 degrees, or even go to 60 degrees, and then back to horizontal. You will appreciate a table that makes this rotation and balance easy. It’s much better if you only have to use the position of your arms to rotate the table, and not your muscles to pull yourself back up.
Height Adjustment: Before you start using your inversion table, you have to adjust it according to your height. This is very important so you don’t damage your back or your ankles. Some tables are not so easy to adjust, and you’ll need to do some fine-tuning. Others make it a breeze.
This feature is more or less important depending on the number of people that are using the product. When more than one person uses it, you have to constantly adjust the height and the ankles. If this process is not easy, it makes it time-consuming and annoying, and you might lose motivation for continuing with inversion table therapy.
Does Inversion Table Really Work?
Speaking from my own experience, inversion table therapy gives me instant relief from my upper and lower back pain. Once I started doing it more frequently and regularly, I really felt much better.
Today, combined with stretching and core exercises, my back pain is almost gone. I say almost because some days I have to spend a long time sat at my desk – 14 hours or more – and my back sometimes stiffens up and gets sore again. But, an extra session or two of inversion exercises and that pain all-but disappears.
You can read about the natural ways I’ve found to treat my back pain, including stretching, workouts, and inversion table exercises here.
What do my friends say about inversion therapy? I have friends that use it for sciatic nerve pain, and they are very happy with the results. Some of them have totally stopped their medication. I’ve a specific routine for sciatica pain relief that you can check out here.
What the studies have to say. Different studies have proven that inversion table therapy can help to effectively reduce the pain in people with bulging discs. Learn more about these studies here. (will be published soon)
Inversion Table Exercises
I’ve created specific routines for:
Back pain relief – click here for a complete routine
Sciatic nerve pain relief – find the routine here
Neck pain relief – click here to learn how
Beginners – for your first routine click here
You can find all the exercises and routines on my page Inversion Table Exercises here.
How long do you exercise for?
For best results, you should start slowly to give your body time to get used to the exercises. For your first few sessions, 30 to 60 seconds is usually enough. You might be able to do more, but there is no need to rush. We are all different, and so too are our bodies.
Listen to your body, stay comfortable, and don’t do too much too soon or you might end up feeling sore.
With time, slowly increase the length of your sessions and the number of sessions you do per week.
If it’s your first time, start with two-times a week, and around one minute per exercise. If you feel dizzy or tired, take a break, and give another try another day.
Once your body is used to it, you can do it three times a week, and two sessions per day. Always remember that is better to do the exercises for a short period regularly, than long sessions but less often.
Being consistent is the best way to relieve back pain and treat your problems.
As you increase the time spent on your exercises, don’t go over five minutes. If you feel like doing more, wait a couple of hours and do another session.
Routines, or sets of exercises, are always a good way to treat different muscles and avoid overdoing it.