Inversion Therapy has become popular as a way to relieve some of the back problems that are caused by decompression of the spine. Using an inversion table can also help to give the back a greater flexibility and relaxation.
Teeter Hang Ups has been making inversion tables in the United States since 1981, with the aim of producing the best inversion table available. By using the a Teeter table for just a few minutes each day, it could be possible to find a temporary relief from back pain, achieve better posture, improve circulation and reduce stress. All models come with an instructional DVD to show you what to do and how to get started.
Explaining the Teeter Range
Teeter are continually expanding and innovatively improving their product line-up. There is something for everyone in every budget. This guide is designed to help you understand which table is best for you and the differences between the models.
The EP-series is historically the most popular series of tables from Teeter. Recently Teeter have also introduced the FitSpine series which Body Massage Shop is among the first to introduce to consumers in the UK and Europe. The FitSpine tables offer an all-new Flex-Tech bed and follow a similar progression to the EP-series tables, with the more expensive versions offering more features, some of which will be important if you are inverting for back pain (a tall foot clamp for instance, meaning you don’t have to bend over to lock your feet in).
Read on for a short description of each. If you have more questions, get in touch using the form and we’ll help you out.
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FitSpine Series – NEW
Teeter FitSpine X1
Best for beginners or those new to Inversion Therapy
Ideal for starting inversion with the all-new Flex-Tech bed.
Perfect for relieving back pain
All the features of the X1, but with:
- A tall foot-clamp to lock your feet in so you don’t have to bend over.
- Extra long side handles allowing precision in applying pressure when inverted.
- Perpendicular Traction Handles at the top of the frame for alternative pressure application.
We recommend this table if budget allows.
The latest premium inversion experience
All the features of the X2, but with improved ergonomics and extra features to give ultimate precision while inverted. This allows you to place and relieve pressure in different areas of the body while inverted with great precision.
The LX9 also includes:
- Boarding Base Frame: Designed to make mounting and dismounting easier than ever, with an arched frame and non-skid raised boarding platform.
- Deluxe EZ-Reach Ankle Lock System: This extra-long handle allows you to secure the ankle supports without straining your back, for a comfortable fit.
- StretchMax Handles: Long, sturdy grips provide enhanced user assistance and stretching options at any angle.
- EZ-Stretch Traction Handles: A simple push and release adds decompression at lesser angles of inversion or easy rhythmic oscillation; push on the ends for a quick-release from full inversion.
- EZ-Angle Rotation Control: Embroidered markings at pre-set angles of 20, 40, and 60 degrees offer a simple guide from beginning through advanced inversion.
- Storage Caddy: This convenient holder can store the contents of your pocket, a phone, water bottle, or Acupressure Nodes within easy reach.
Ideal for beginners or those new to Inversion Therapy
Many people choose the EP-560 to get started as it is the easiest and best-value way to start inverting and decompress your spine. It is the most basic model, but you may want to upgrade to the EP-960 if you are inverting for back pain. Why? The EP-960 has some more features to help with the control over the inverting movement.
The EP-560 provides a simple range of movement, the standard ergo-embrace padded ankle support and can have the Lumbar Bridge and Acupressure Nodes fitted, along with the EZ Stretch Traction Handles. You can always upgrade your EP-560 with the Adapter Kit later to make your table into an EP-560 Sport. The EP-560 is therefore easily expanded, but if you think may want some of the features of the EP-560 Sport model, you may like to take advantage of the price benefit of buying the EP-560 Sport package together.
Best for fitness and back strength
The Teeter Hang Ups EP-560 Sports package includes the EP-560 Inversion table, the Gravity Boots Adapter Kit, and added EZ Stretch Traction Handles altogether in one package which allows for a more flexible workout in addition to your regular inversion sessions.
The EP-560 Sport is the ultimate workout machine to decompress your spine and build up core muscle and back strength. Use the Adapter Kit to change around your table on the fly. Simply fit the included CV bar (convertible bar) onto your table, your boots securely to you ankles and get going with the included DVD. The CV bar is easy to remove and means your EP-560 table can be used for simple inversion too. The EZ Stretch Traction Handles are also included as standard for extra precision when rotating.
Perfect for relieving back pain
This model has some extra EZ Stretch Traction Handles which allow you to put different amounts of pressure on different areas of your spine. The EP-560 Sport has these handles too, but the basic EP-560 does not. There is also a much taller specially created foot-clamp handle which means you do not have to bend over to lock your feet in with the EP-960; with the EP-560, you must bend over to lock your feet in. That’s why if you’re looking to help ease back pain, we suggest starting with the EP-960.
If you’re unsure where to start, we also suggest the EP-960 as well as a good mid-range place to begin.
A premium inversion experience
The Contour L5 is a premium model which has most of the benefits of the EP-560 and EP-960 such as the tall foot clamp handle, but also includes a smooth ‘one touch rotation’ mechanism to allow you to invert in one smooth motion. Massage nodes and a lumbar bridge are now also included in the price, worth £40. There are many premium features exclusive to the Contour L5 listed on the product page.
Compare each model’s features, from the beginner’s EP-560 to the premium Lx9.
|Model||Teeter EP-560||Teeter EP-960||Teeter EP-560 Sports||Teeter Contour L5||NEW: Teeter FitSpine LX9|
|UL Certified & FDA Approved||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Extended Handle Ankle Lock System||No||Yes, reaches the knees||No||Yes, reaches the knees||Yes, reaches the knees|
|Stretch Tools to Improve Decompression||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Precision Rotation With Full Inversion Option||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes, Plus 1-Touch Rotation Adjustment||Yes, Plus 1-Touch Rotation Adjustment|
|Preset Rotation Control||Yes||Deluxe||Yes||Deluxe||Deluxe|
|Ability To Customise||Yes – nodes / lumbar bridge optional||Yes – nodes / lumbar bridge optional||Yes – nodes / lumbar bridge optional||Yes – nodes / lumbar bridge included||Yes – nodes / lumbar bridge included|
|Folds For Storage||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|User||4’8″ – 6’6″, 300 Lbs.||4’8″ – 6’6″, 300 Lbs.||4’8″ – 6’6″, 300 Lbs.||4’8″ – 6’6″, 300 Lbs.||4’8″ – 6’6″, 300 Lbs.|
Also included on every Teeter
A Teeter table provides you the most comprehensive package to get fit or relieve back pain. Don’t settle for a second-rate table off eBay, these are often made in China and not strong enough.
Peace of Mind
Unlike most fitness products, inversion tables are not required to conform to quality standards for manufacturing. Teeter inversion tables are voluntarily tested to meet the UL Classification 60601-1, a medical-grade standard.
Teeter Hang Ups 5-year Warranty exceeds industry standards, and the 30-day money back guarantee gives you the freedom to experience what Teeter Hang Ups can do for you.
The patented design moves with you, accommodating stretches for greater range of motion. Movement while inverted encourages realignment and relaxes muscles. An adjustable pillow keeps it comfy.
Optimum Decompression Surface
The smooth surface reduces friction, allowing the body to slide and achieve the optimum decompressive stretch.
No Tear, No Stain Construction
Plastic injection-molded construction is more durable than typical nylon or vinyl beds vulnerable to wear and tear. The easy-to-clean surface ensures pristine appearance over years of use.
Ankle Comfort Dial™
The new foot platform design dials up or down for smaller or larger feet, allowing a comfortable and secure fit for the ankle clamps.
Compared with competing brands, engineering tests have shown that Teeter inversion tables are the most precisely balanced to allow controlled lockout in full inversion.
Pre-set Rotation Control
The adjustable or removable tether strap allows you to easily pre-determine your maximum angle of inversion.
Stable Base (and added floor protection)
Corner feet increase the A-frame base by 20%, and reduce sliding on hard surfaces.
Unique and Patented Security Features
Auto-locking Hinges, cam locks, and heat-treated steel parts create a product that is more secure and more reliable.
Smooth, Quiet Rotation
A de-ratter knob and specialized pivot bearings ensure a lifetime of squeak and rattle-free rotation.
Support Hand Grips
Durable, rubber-coated handles offer user assistance while maintaining a compact profile for storage.
High Quality Finishes
Features scratch-resistant powder coating and triple-plated chrome.
Folds in just a few seconds to easily go under a bed or behind a door.
Do I need to buy attachments?
There are two types of attachments available for the beds of EP-560, EP-560 Sports and the EP-960. The Contour L5 and FitSpines comes with the attachments as standard, so you don’t need to purchase them separately.
The Acupressure Nodes can be positioned on the bed so that when you are inverted, different muscles can be targeted with the weight of your body providing the pressure. 3 different sizes are included in the pack.
The Lumbar Bridge provides support for your lower back which you may find more comfortable when inverted. It can also help improve your posture. This is simply clipped onto the bed and can be used with the Acupressure Nodes at the same time.
The EP-560 can also be upgraded with the EZ Stretch Traction Handles (included as standard on the EP-560 Sport and EP-960) to give you extra precision when rotating.
The accessories are entirely optional, but offer you more uses for your table and be removed or added in just a few seconds.