COMPETITION TIME: Feel the benefits of inversion

DK Therapy feature on inversion table therapy'Debbie Buck
DK Therapy feature on inversion table therapy'Debbie Buck
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Inversion therapy has been around for thousands of years and now the treatment is being offered in March.

The process of hanging upside down to relieve back pain has been documented as far back as Hippocrates in 400BC, but there is a modern way to feel the benefits of the therapy.

DK Therapy feature on inversion table therapy'Emma Mason Fenland Citizen reporter and Debbie Buck

DK Therapy feature on inversion table therapy'Emma Mason Fenland Citizen reporter and Debbie Buck

Debbie Buck, from DK Therapy in Dartford Road, is a stockist of Teeter Hangups and is keen to promote the treatment to Fenland people.

Debbie offers a range of therapies to help with aches and pains, from sciatica to colic. She works a lot with bad backs and will be using the inversion tables alongside her existing treatments.

The theory behind inversion therapy is that back pain can be relieved by taking the pressure of gravity off your spine, allowing the spine to stretch out and “plump up”. It also relieves pressure on your heart, sending rich oxygenated blood to your brain.

Citizen reporter Emma McGuire was invited to try out the inversion table.

Emma said: “It was a strange sensation being tilted back on the table, a bit like being in a dentist’s chair.

“I instantly felt the rush of blood to my head but after five minutes or so, it was less uncomfortable. It’s a strange position to be in and your body does object at first.

“You can’t really get the full benefit of the treatment after just one short session but I did feel a little looser around my back. The theory behind the therapy makes sense and I think it could really help if you suffer with back problems.”

Debbie offers 10 minute sessions for £5, a week’s access for £15 and month-long access for £35.

Debbie is offering three Citizen readers a voucher for a treatment and trial Teeter session or a month of unlimited access to the inversion tables.

To be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question: When was the first documented use of inversion therapy?

Send your answer, along with your name, address and a daytime telephone number - marked DK THERAPY COMPETITION - to the Citizen at 11 Union Street, Wisbech, PE13 1DN or email competitions@fenlandcitizen.co.uk. Closing date is Tuesday, October 29.