The Innova ITX9600 Heavy Duty Inversion Therapy Table is a solidly built, easy-to-use inversion table that promises great health benefits. Particularly for those who suffer from posture-related back pain – perhaps from extended periods spent working at a computer or in other compromising circumstances – inversion tables can provide relief from daily aches and stresses, offering a non-surgical alternative to chronic back pain.
Inversion tables allow you to spend a bit of time every day comfortably inverted – that is, lying upside down – and this is said to relieve spinal pressure and other gravity-related stresses and strains, such as tight muscles and arthritic joints. The Innova ITX9600, while relatively inexpensive, is robust and easily maneuvered, and offers many attractive safety and comfort features, making it an excellent choice for your first inversion table.
With users reporting health benefits from just 10 minutes’ use per day – including pain relief, improved circulation and better energy levels – use-at-home inversion tables are becoming increasingly popular, and the Innova ITX9600 Heavy Duty Inversion Therapy Table is an affordable alternative for people who have tried doctors, prescriptions drugs and chiropractors and have still not found effective relief.
Build and Specifications
The sturdy frame is made of heavy gauge steel tubing, and consists of two A-shaped ‘legs’ that fold up for convenient storage and transportation but remain locked in position when the inversion table is in use. The base measures 46” by 28”, and the table stands 63” tall (when in the upright position) – meaning that, although the unit is large enough to accommodate most body types, it is still compact enough to be suitable for personal use in the home or office. Those whose livelihoods depend on working at a computer, but whose quality of life suffers
The Innova ITX9600 has a weight capacity of 300 pounds, and is suitable for users measuring 4’10” to 6’6” in height. The table weighs a little over 50 lbs when set up – and this heavy, robust construction is essential for regular everyday use. Once set up, the table is immediately accessible for one regular user; however, if there is more than one person in the household who suffers from chronic back, neck, hip or shoulder pain, the table can be adjusted in a matter of minutes to give a perfect fit for them.
In terms of initial set up and construction, the Innova ITX9600 Inversion Table arrives boxed and sealed in separate pieces. Assembly is largely matter of screwing and bolting together the large frame ‘legs’, the handles, and the back rest system. There are some plastic covers and other supports that need to be put together in a specific order, but the instruction manual covers this adequately. All in all, assembly should take no more than an hour.
In terms of build quality, the Innova ITX9600 Heavy Duty Inversion Therapy Table lives up to its ‘heavy duty’ tag, providing a hardy, functional inversion table designed to be used every day. For its price tag, this inversion table offers unbeatable sturdiness and support, with an impressive weight capacity and enough adjustable settings to ensure that users of all shapes and sizes will find comfortable and effective relief. Finally, a 1-year warranty guarantees peace of mind while you adjust to the new ‘upside-down’ routine of treating your back pain and other posture-related discomforts.
Part of what makes the Innova ITX9600 so appealing is its array of special features, designed to increase the comfort and usability of the inversion table. The manufacturers have shown great attention to detail, fitting the table with several great features that add style and sophistication to the functional frame.
Firstly, the table features an extra long and extra wide back rest support. This oversize rest will not only provide full back support to users, but it is fully padded for additional comfort – an excellent feature for those with sore muscles and who need to use the table for extended periods of time. The table also features an adjustable padded headrest, providing comfortable support and the freedom to customize its position for a perfect fit for your neck. These comfort features will truly allow you to rest your body in the inverted position, without tension or stress: a key aspect of inversion therapy.
The Innova ITX9600 inversion table features two foam-padded supports: on the handle-bars, and on the ergonomically-designed ankle holders. The handle-bars are a crucial feature for safe and comfortable movement when inverting and then returning to an upright position. Particularly for users with pre-existing back conditions, the extra support the handle-bars provide is important to the safety and success of the inverted posture. The ankle holders, meanwhile, are designed with comfortable padded rests for the backs of your heels, and padded foam holders that wheel around to accommodate the movement of your feet. This is another design feature that allows for comfortable use over long periods of time. The lack of a strap mechanism is a big plus for those who have tried inversion tables in the past, and perhaps did not like the feeling of being ‘belted’ to the table and unable to adjust the position of their arms or legs.
However, arguably the best feature of the Innova ITX9600 Heavy Duty Inversion Therapy Table is its simple 5-position inversion angle mechanism. In contrast to tables where the user has to set the level of inversion themselves (leading, understandably, to imprecision and potential injury), this table allows you to quickly and easily adjust the angle of inversion of the table from 15 to 30, 45, 60, and 85 degrees, simply by unscrewing and moving a rugged pin into a different slot. This is a fantastic feature for users who intend to develop a personal inversion therapy routine at home, giving them the ability to set the table at the right angle (according to their needs) every time. The 5-position inversion angle pin is protected by a snazzy cover that can be removed for cleaning or maintenance purposes.
Potential Health Benefits and Risks
The use of inversion tables – also known as inversion therapy – has gained a lot of traction in recent years, moving out of ‘alternative medicine’ circles and increasingly into mainstream medicial practices.
The theory is that, especially when sitting in slumped positions for long periods of time (such as at a workstation in front of a computer), a lot of pressure builds up between the discs of the spine and in the joints of the neck and hips. This pressure can lead to inflammation, which leads invariably leans to pain and discomfort.
By resting in an inverted position you can counteract the stresses and strains of gravity and poor posture – relieving muscular pain by allowing muscles in the back and neck to relax, and by improving circulation and oxygen flow to the affected areas.
However, although the benefits of inversion tables are widely reported, consult your doctor before purchasing your Innova ITX9600 Heavy Duty Inversion Therapy Table. Inversion therapy is not suitable for users with heart conditions or circulatory problems, as resting in a position where the head is below the chest can put strain on the system.
With more and more people working longer and longer hours at their computers, back pain is on the rise – and finding an effective, reliable and cost-effective means of managing this discomfort can be a real challenge. For those who do not suffer from heart or circulatory problems, an inversion table is a low-risk and potentially high-reward option for restoring spinal health.
The Innova ITX9600 Heavy Duty Inversion Therapy Table is a wonderful option for those who are entering the inversion table market and do not want to spend a lot of money on a premium option before they know that inversion therapy will be beneficial for them or not. It might not be everyone, but for its price, it more than worth the gamble if you suffer from chronic back, hip or neck pain and other forms of therapy or medication have not provided any relief.
Solidly built from quality materials, the Innova ITX9600 is a no-nonsense, highly functional inversion table with plenty of excellent comfort features that will appeal to discerning shoppers. Easily assembled and conveniently sized to store in your home or office, the oversized padded back rest, adjustable head-rest, foam-padded handlebars and ergonomic ankle holders are great touches – bringing added comfort, and allowing users to truly rest their aching muscles and joints during their inversion therapy sessions. Finally, the 5-position inversion angle mechanism is an excellent feature for home users, ensuring that they can quickly and reliably adjust the inversion table to a predetermined declination each and every time.
Those looking to reap the various health benefits of inversion therapy should look no further than the Innova ITX9600 Heavy Duty Inversion Therapy Table. Ruggedly built for daily use and able to accommodate most body shapes and sizes, it is a high quality product that is guaranteed to outperform its price-tag.