What supplies do I need to start a massage business?
First and foremost, you have to secure a good massage chair and decide between using portable or stationary massage tables. You can then focus on massage table accessories, a range of oils and lotions, handheld massage tools, and cleaning supplies. Examples range from bolsters and plush microfiber robes to face rests and massage table protectors, Thai massage mats, and hospital-grade disinfectants.
What are the important tools that massage therapists use?
Popular handheld massage tools include suction cups, roller massagers, bamboo sticks, deep tissue massage tools, and thumb savers. Among the electrical massage tools, the most important ones would be percussion massagers for muscle soreness relief and infrared heat therapy products that help reduce inflammation. Other massage supplies that come in handy are hot stones, hot towel cabinets, therapist bags, and herbal wraps.
Which oils do massage therapists prefer?
Massage therapists often opt for unscented oil blends and the massage oils most commonly used in salons and spas are sweet almond oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, and grapeseed oil. Sweet almond oil is ideal for dry skin, coconut oil is preferred for its anti-aging and antioxidant effects, jojoba oil for its antibacterial properties and non-greasy finish, and grapeseed oil for its high content of linoleic acid. CBD-infused massage oils have also gained popularity recently, mostly for their pain relief properties.
What supplies do I need for a spa?
Bulky one-time purchases for starting a spa business include spa tables and facial treatment chairs, facial steamers, magnifying lamps, multi-functional facial devices, hot towel cabinets, UV sterilizers, storage carts, and adjustable spa stools. Once you have these basics covered, look for salon supplies wholesale offers. You can also subscribe to periodically receive disposables that you use frequently, like cotton rounds, paraffin cylinders for ear candling, gel nail polish, pre-cut gauze facial masks, sponges, or antibacterial hand wipes.
Do massage lubricants expire?
Massage oils, lotions, creams, and gels have a limited shelf life and each product comes with its own recommendations, ranging from 6 months up to 2 years. It is important to store massage lubricants in a cool, dry place to help them last longer.
Where can I get the best prices on massage and spa products?
MassageWarehouse.com offers a Price Match Guarantee based on each manufacturer’s Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policy. In addition to that, to make sure you always get the best price, you can subscribe for regular shipments of a wide range of massage and spa supplies and you can pay in four interest-free installments with Afterpay.
Another way to get discount massage supplies is to access the massage clearance sale category and choose wholesale spa supplies at the lowest prices before they run out. For many of the products in this category, prices are lowered by more than 50%, and if a product in the spa clearance sale doesn't show a discounted price or how much you save on it, this means you have to log in to benefit from professional pricing.
Which forms of payment does Massagewarehouse.com accept?
We accept PayPal express checkout, credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover), and Afterpay in four interest-free installments.
What are my shipping options?
The most common shipping option for Continental US is Economy and it usually takes 7-10 business days via UPS SurePost or FedEx Smart Post. If you need the products faster, you can select Ground, and expect delivery within 3-5 business days. Besides these options that you can find in the shopping cart, expedited shipping methods are also available upon customer request, like two-day FedEx, standard or priority overnight delivery, or white glove service. Large orders and items are usually shipped LTL. If the shipping option you want is not listed in the shopping cart, please do not hesitate to contact customer service for a custom quote.