Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 25
Rated 4 out of 5 by mahtay First impression
My table arrived two days ago (ahead of schedule!), and last night I began the project of assembling it. The directions are not as clear as they could be, but I managed to have everything set up in about 2 hours without assistance. A second set of hands would have been helpful, though.
My biggest complaint is a safety issue. The metal plate on the back of the Achilles support piece is VERY sharp around the edges! I sliced open a finger on it, and decided to line the edges with duct tape to prevent any further accidents.
Once the table was assembled, I was eager to try it out. It was not overly difficult to use, but I could see how some people may have trouble returning to an upright position, so I'd advise having a friend or family member nearby on your first attempt!
It may take some getting used to, but my ankles were a little bit sensitive to the pressure after the first couple of minutes. However, I could REALLY feel my body lengthening and loosening, and felt much less soreness this morning than I typically do.
Overall, I'm optimistic about this product, and will try to remember to write an update to this review later on.
February 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mayra Great results
Very easy to use. Very effective for my back and my fear to do yoga inversion poses.
November 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by DoctorAndrew Great Inversion table
Gaiam Inversion Table works like a charm. There are many independent studies about the health benefits of inversion therapy for back pain,circulation and posture. The concept has been around for centuries with great success all over the world. Dr. Andrew
October 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Searcher Excellent purchase
I am a 64 year old woman with degenerative disease of the spine. I try and stay as active as possible but still have some numbness in legs and back pain from time to time. I was advised to try an inversion table and purchased this one from Giam. Easy to put together and even easier to use. No problems with getting on or off the table.. If used every day, I have experienced no more numbness in legs. It is very relaxing - I use early in AM and before bed at night.
August 30, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by disapointed still not up to par
I have waited years to order this item because of the bad reviews. Lately, people have been having an easier time putting this item together and we went ahead and took a chance. It did not pay off. This item arrived with parts missing, rusted end pieces, inexplicable instructions i.e. instruction booklet stapled out of whack and difficult to read. After several hours, we have not been able to put this item together. Please do not offer to take this item back, the price of shipping it to you is too expensive. I don't know what to do... terrribly disappointed.
July 10, 2011