If you’re a massage therapist, you know how important it is to make your clients as comfortable as possible during a session. The more deeply your clients can relax on the massage table, the more responsive their muscles and fascia will be to the treatment.
Why Massage Table Accessories?
Client comfort is even more important if you give treatments longer than 30 minutes. The longer a client is on the massage table, the more they will notice if the table is too hard, narrow, or uncomfortable.
Massage table accessories are a simple way to make your massage table more comfortable, easier to transport, and easier for you to access the client without compromising your body mechanics.
1. Massage Table Face Cradle
For most massage therapists, a face cradle is the most necessary accessory for their massage table. It allows you to adjust the height and angle of the client’s head and neck in a neutral, relaxed position.
If you don’t like the face cradle that came with your massage table, you can always upgrade to a higher end headrest later on. Some face cradles come with memory foam, multi-adjustable angles, or even a built-in sound system.
2. Side Arm Rests
The width of the massage table should never be too wide for proper body mechanics. If you have to lean too far over the table to reach the client, you’re risking an injury.
So what do you do if the client needs a wider massage table to get comfortable? Attach side arm rests to your table. The extra shoulder and arm width allows the client to be comfortable without forcing you to work on a wider massage table.
3. Massage Table Covers
Do you wish your massage table had thicker padding? You can easily add to the thickness of your massage table by adding a fleece massage table pad. For even more thickness, add a foam egg crate layer underneath the fleece pad.
The extra thickness of the massage table cover also provides extra protection for your upholstery.
4. Massage Table Bag
Do you carry your portable massage table for outcalls? Keep your table clean with a massage table bag. Some bags come with wheels so that you can roll it along rather than carrying it on your shoulder. Choose a massage table bag with extra pockets for storage and a padded strap for carrying.
5. Rolling Cart
If you do mobile massage often, you’ll want to invest in a rolling cart for your massage table. Save your energy for the actual massage instead of spending it on carrying your equipment to and from the car. Most rolling carts are easy to roll over curbs and landings, although multiple stairs are a little more tricky, depending on the cart design.
Choose larger wheels if you need to roll the cart over rough terrain outdoors.
Massage Table Accessories
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