This Looks Like a Fun Toy…But Does it Really Work?
When I first saw the Yoga Trapeze®, I thought it looked like a toy; and while I like to have fun as much as anyone, when I am practicing yoga I expect to get results…
… but honestly, all it took was 7 minutes on The Yoga Trapeze® and I was a convert. It truly is amazing!
Here is the truth: dozens of things cause back pain, but the physical reality is almost always the same. There is some form of compression, a squishing of the vertebrae into one another or a pinching of nerve.
So you can massage, sauna, and medicate yourself to death—but nothing compares with the dead-simple treatment of traction!
What does “traction” mean, anyway?
Traction is a term used by orthopedic and chiropractic doctors to describe any treatment that pulls or lengthens the spine apart (as opposed to squishing it together).
Take a look at the illustration on this page.
A healthy spine has full, firm, and resilient disk tissues that allow for complete range of motion. This is ideal. But after sitting all day in an office or in the car; after exercising and rotating the spine at only 20% of its full potential; and after years of poor posture caused by designer shoes, it is very likely that some of your disks are not in great shape.
Your lumbar spine (the bottom section) is most susceptible, with Lumbar Disks 4 and 5 (L4 & L5) being the common trouble areas—the dreaded source for most “lower-back pain.”
But injury can happen anywhere along the spine, as low down as the sacroiliac joint with pain that radiates into the bum and legs; or as high up as the cervical spine with neck pain that can be debilitating.
Maybe your disks are just inflamed; but maybe they’re bulging, herniated, thinning, compressed—or worse! This is not meant to scare you, but it’s just so common that you ought to think about.
And better yet—you should do something about it!
This is funny: when my back was really bad a couple years ago, I was so desperate to get traction that I used to hang off the edge of a tall bed, drape my body over chairs, and hook my feet on the edge of the door in a handstand posture in a pathetic attempt to get some opposing force between my head and my toes.
And guess what? My home-spun solutions didn’t work very well… and then I tried The Yoga Trapeze®.
When I first saw people using crude versions of the Yoga Trapeze® years ago (older versions are not nearly as versatile and strong as the ones we manufacture), I didn’t really see the point. So I wasted a lot of time instead with massages and chiropractic adjustments to treat my pain when all I really needed was to hang.
Remember this: your spine is just a like an accordion of vertebrae and disks, and the pain you experience is almost always the result of compression.
The Magic solution? Release the compression, release the pain. Everyone’s body is different of course, but I’m amazed at how many people find inversion therapy to be so incredibly effective.
In 7 minutes you’ll get immediate relief—and believe me, you’ll feel it!