The most important piece of equipment you will select for your massage practice is the massage table. Choosing the right table is essential for your comfort and for the comfort of your
client. Always buy the best massage table you can afford as it’s a wonderful investment in your practice and will augment your massage technique. Make the right choice for you based on the kinds of massage techniques you use.
Deep Tissue and Sports Massage
These methods require pressure to work deeply into tissue and muscle. It’s recommended that you consider a table with 2-inch or 2 ½-inch padding as this will require less pressure from you to achieve the same results.
As a massage therapist, you must consider the long-term effect on your hands and thumbs from having to apply pressure, so you want to opt for the table with thinner foam. Firmer tables will help you and your clients to get the most out of these kinds of massages.
Portable Massage Tables
If you are going to massage your clients in the comfort of their own homes or you take your massage table to sporting events, consider an aluminum frame table which is durable and lightweight. Ensure that you have a massage table that is strong enough to accommodate athletes while durable enough to withstand travel. Get a great selection of portable massage tables here.
Swedish Massage and Stone Massage
These gentler massage techniques focus on your client’s comfort. They are centered on relaxation and require less pressure than other methods. For this reason, consider a 3-inch thick padding to maximize comfort and for a more luxurious feel.
Always opt for a table with end plates which allow you to comfortably sit alongside the massage table. Consider the materials carefully; wood absorbs energy while metal conducts it.
This stationary massage table is solidly built for client safety and long table life. The elegant design and beautiful hardwood construction will add a professional touch to any treatment room. This massage table comes with a 3″ deck pad with ultra-soft upholstery, rounded corners, adjustable height legs, and an aluminum face cradle. The legs are recessed at the sides and ends for maximum stability and working room. A standard full-length shelf provides convenient storage space for towels, linens, and other massage accessories.