The Health Gear ITM5500 is one of our recommended inversion tables that feature heat and vibration massage functionality.
The Health Gear ITM 5500 is fairly good value for money and has some very nice features.
Its bold racing style design is also something that sets it apart from many other inversion tables.
One minor issue some have however, is this inversion tables inability to go fully into 90 degree inversion. It does however, get very close to the full 90 degrees, but users are unable to hang freely from the backrest.
Health Gear ITM 5500 inversion table features
The red and black backrest on this particular model really helps it to stand out from the crowd.
The racing style bed area is padded with 4 inches of memory-style foam, for firm yet comfortable stress free inversion therapy sessions.
The heating pad can be placed in the center of the padded backrest and seamlessly integrates to the design of the bed.
You can also remove the heat and vibrate pad should you prefer and the padded backrest remains a highly comfortable feature.
Due to the contoured design of the backrest it is also provides very good support to the user.
Pin selector angle limiter, extended ankle lever and rear stretch bar:
These extra features really add some nice touches to this Health Gear inversion table.
The pin selector angle limitation device is a system that is increasing becoming more and more popular.
If you wish to limit the angle of your inversion session you can do so by placing the limiting rod into one of the marked angle slots.
You can choose to limit the angle to 20, 40 or 60 degrees, or opt to not use the device to allow for (almost) full 90 degree inversion.
The pin system is very easy to use and quick to adjust, although some may find it a little limiting due to there only being 3 angle options to choose from.
The extended ankle lever is also becoming a popular addition to modern inversion tables.
It is particularly useful for those wishing not to put any additional strain upon their back while securing their ankles into the dual foam rollers.
The lever reduces the need to bend down too far when securing yourself onto the table, as is sometimes required on some other inversion table models.
The raised bump on the rear lower frame bar is also a great addition which can provide extra stability while inverted.
It also allows the user to stretch themselves a little more while in an inverted position.
The heat and vibration massage pad on the ITM-5500 inversion table runs all the way up the inside of the backrest, providing some soothing and relaxing heat and vibro massage while you invert.
The pad is electrically powered and can be plugged into a main socket to operate.
It also features a wired remote control which allows the user to adjust the heat and vibration settings, while they are inverted.
You also have the option to remove the pad should you require.
This also allows the heat pad to be used elsewhere such as on the bed or a sofa.
Other features and quick specs:
- Max weight capacity: 300 lbs
- User height adjustment: 5’1” – 6’5″
- Assembly required
- Folding design
- Thick padded racing style backrest
- Ergonomic dual roller ankle supports
- Extended ‘easy to reach’ ankle lock lever
- Pin inversion angle limiter (20/40/60/90 degrees)
- Long side safety handles
- Advanced heat and vibration massage pad
- Rear floor stretch handle
Is the Health Gear ITM5500 heat and vibration massage Inversion table the best choice?
Due to its fairly good price the Health Gear ITM 5500 inversion table is certainly one of the best options currently available.
You can view some of the other options here in our best heat and massage inversion table guide.
Even if you opt not to use the heat and vibro massage pad, the ITM5500 is still a very good inversion table overall.
The extra features and the large padded backrest make it a very functional, comfortable and well built inversion table.
As is found with many inversion tables that feature heat and massage pads, there are a few complaints that the heat and massage functions are not particularly strong.
This however, is to be expected considering the price.
You simply will not get the same quality of heat or massage on an inversion table, that you would expect to find on a massage chair or high end massage product.
You can see for yourself what other buyers are saying about this fairly well rated inversion table in the next tab.
Overall this is a very good heat and vibrate inversion table to consider, just don’t expect too much from any heat and vibrate inversion table in this price range.