When it comes to inversion there are many benefits of inversion table therapy. Generally speaking, most people who use inversion as a therapy use it to relieve back pain, increase blood flow to their brain, increase lymphatic flow, and for general stretching and stress relief.
While the bodies weight is suspended upside down gravity pulls in the opposite direction than what a person is subjected to every other minute of their life. There are many advantages of this, but one such advantage is the stretching that occurs in your lower back and spine areas. Because of these benefits, inversion table use is commonly used as a traction technique to treat back pain and other tight muscles. Another commonly treated area is the neck, which can also benefit from the increased blood flow to your head.
Areas that people will mostly stretch include their hamstrings, hips, back (both upper and lower), neck, and even shoulders. Even interting to a 60 degree angle will benefit your back greatly (which is similar to the inversion benefits of a Roman chair or even a inversion chair). However, by inverting a full 100 percent you will be able to stretch out other muscles that would not be stretched otherwise.
Increased Blood Flow and Lymphatic Flow
By inverting you are allowing your body to reverse some of the affects of gravity on the body. Two of these affects deal with blood and lymph fluid flow. Because you are rightside up all day long, it is harder for your body to pump blood to the brain that it is to your feet. Reversing this can greatly increase the flow of blood to your head, which some claim can help keep your brain functional longer (note that these are claims only). In addtion, inverting is also very helpful to the lymphatic system to flush out toxins and other things from your system, as the lympatic system does not have a central pump like the heart, and must rely on muscle contraction and gravity to work.