Choosing Best Massage Therapy Tables for Your Business

By Amy Roberts

You've probably heard me say this before; "massage therapy can be hard work." Over time your stamina will increase and your fitness may increase, but massage therapy will always remain hard work. It’s a fact of life.

This is why you need the right "tools of the trade." This includes checking out massage therapy tables and accessories to find the right one for your body. Your massage table needs to be very carefully chosen because once you choose it will determine if giving massage treatments is comfortable for you or not. Let's look at portable massage tables and their benefits.

The difference between various types of massage tables is huge. For example a massage table that has a set height can be a detrimental thing because not everyone is the same height. You can strain your back, hurt your wrists, and feel more fatigue that you need to if your massage table is not adjusted to the right height for your body.

So what do you look for in a massage table? Apart from the height, look for one that matches your business intention. If you are doing mobile massage, such as home visits, or going to hotels and assisting tourists then the weight of the table is important to consider. If it is too heavy you may not be able to move it in and out of your car with ease. And if you have a client on the fifth floor of an apartment building and there are only stairs...well you get the idea.

Think about the comfort of the table as well. Do your clients ask for extra cushioning or support? Find a table that provides superior comfort for your clients. You may find large ladies with a larger bust size find it uncomfortable lying on their front and require extra cushioning. A massage table should be comfortable enough that the client can go to sleep quite comfortably without the use of too many supports.

One last thing to think about is how your table will adapt to a protective cover. If you have a mobile business you will be moving your table around and setting it down on the ground. The massage table can get dirty quite quickly and then you have the problem of hygiene, cleaning the table, and the wear and tear. Get a good, strong and durable cover that you easily open and close, such as one with a big plastic zipper.

Make sure the cover for your massage table is easily cleaned. One that you can put in the washing machine is ideal. Remember the client sees everything, including how clean you and your equipment are. And don’t be fooled, they do look at your overall presentation and match it with your skills. So make sure your cover is presentable and clean with easy maintenance.

Later I will discuss the benefits of electric massage tables, but for now think about what a portable massage tables and accessories offer you and your clients. Have a look at the different companies online and visit stores to check out the quality. You can go into the showroom and sit, lie and carry a portable massage table to see how it feels. Ask the massage table manufacturer or dealer if they offer a warranty or money back guarantee. Your massage table is as much of an investment as your education and qualifications because you can’t do a massage without one.

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