As you well know, massage linens are essential to the massage therapy profession. Linens are important because they come in direct contact with your client’s skin. They need to be clean and spot-free. Anything less could cause a client to doubt your level of service or professionalism. Most massage oils are notorious for leaving stains. In this economy, no one wants to replace linens time after time. There are some simple precautions you can take to prolonging the life of your massage linens and save yourself from constantly replacing stained and tired sheets.
What’s the difference?
There are a lot of different massage linens sold. What works for some linens might not work for others. Different materials require different levels of cleaning. Most massage therapists avoid this problem by purchasing uniform linens and oils. By having all the same linens, you will be able to make your washing fairly standardized.
Standard laundry detergent won’t cut it for tough oil stains. One of the best kept secrets of massage linen care is to use automatic dishwasher soap to clean your linens. Dishwasher soap is more suited for removing grease and oil than laundry detergent. It is important that natural, allergen-free soaps are used to clean your linens. When washing, use lukewarm water. This is another way to prolong their life and keep them from agitation. When drying, avoid using a dryer at high heats because it may cause threads to unravel. Your linens will come out more gentle with an air dry.
Soaking sheets immediately after a massage will allow for easy stain removal. The sooner a stain is treated the better. The longer a stain sits, the harder it will be to remove it. Be ready with stain fighting solutions which may include detergents, vinegars, and other natural degreasers.
If you’re concerned about the life of your linens, OneTouch Massage can provide you with high quality massage linens at affordable pricing. OneTouch works to enable our clients to grow their practices by providing professional quality massage therapy equipment and accessories. OneTouch provides free shipping to the lower 48 states and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.