One of our favorite things about what we get to do everyday at Teeter is talk to our customers! You all have lots of great questions and we try to address some of the most common ones on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. Every Friday, we’ll focus on one FAQ in more detail. We encourage you to email us or post a comment with additional questions and we’ll send you an answer you may even see your question pop up on a future blog post!
Will all the blood rush to my head?
Well… not ALL, but you will definitely experience an increase in blood flow to the head and feel an increase in pressure. It’s not a bad thing – in fact, getting more blood to the noggin is good for you! Here’s some insight into what’s actually happening in our heads when we hang by our knees off the monkey bars as kids or on our Teeter inversion tables as adults.
Simply put, your body recognizes when it’s upside down and knows how to adjust itself. Accommodating to the shift in blood pressure, the vessels and capillaries within the skull dilate. In turn, the cerebral spinal fluid increases, which helps to support the vessels. It’s a system of compensating pressures, allowing your body to easily handle the change in position.