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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much weight does a portable massage table hold?
Portable massage tables typically hold a working weight, or the combined weight of the client and the amount of downward pressure applied during treatment, of 500 to 600 pounds.
How can I make my folding massage table more comfortable?
To create a relaxing bed for your clients, layering is key. Start with a massage table with generous built-in padding and consider adding layers of comfort.
• Fleece Table & Face Cradle Padding or Table Warmer
• Quality Massage Table Sheet Set and Face Cradle Cover
• Blanket for Covering Client
Other considerations such as essential oils and diffusers, music, and dim lighting also lend to the overall aesthetic and experience.
What factors should I consider when choosing a portable massage table?
Choosing the right table involves consideration of two main factors: client comfort and therapist effectiveness. Although it is important that your client comfortably fit on the table, it is equally important that the therapist is able to effectively provide treatment. The following guidelines will help you make the right decision:
Size of the Massage Bed (Width, Length, & Height)
Depending on therapist preference, the width of the bed should be between 28” to 32.” For added roominess, consider armrest extensions. The standard length is typically 73” but some tables offer accessories like face cradles and leg rests that add anywhere from 7” to 18.”
Choosing a massage table with an adjustable height setting is ideal to accommodate sharing between different size therapists or to allow for more leverage in treatments requiring deeper tissue accessibility.
The weight of the table itself may factor in considerably for a mobile massage therapist. Portable tables typically weigh in between 22 and 46 pounds. Investing in a carrying case, if not provided, is highly recommended.
The weight capacity of a massage table is determined by the Working Weight, or the combined weight of the client and the amount of downward pressure applied during treatment. A working weight of 500-600 lbs is typically sufficient.
A thick, high quality foam will ensure that your client’s entire body is supported and comfortable throughout the treatment and will last for years to come. Industry standard calls for a 2” foam cushion; however, many portable tables include 2.5” to 3” padding for added comfort.
Types of Upholstery
Entry-level tables are often upholstered with a PVC Leather fabric. PVC leather is traditionally the most affordable option but lacks the comfort of the less economical alternative. A slightly more expensive alternative is PU leather, or polyurethane leather. This 100% synthetic fabric is an artificial leather made of thermoplastic polymer and is considered vegan. Another form of PU leather, called bicast leather, incorporates actual leather coated with polyurethane and is not vegan. Both of these alternatives are soft and hold up well to continued use.
Massage tables are typically constructed of wood or aluminum framing. When comparing tables in the same quality class, both materials can be equally as strong and have equal working weight thresholds. Entry level aluminum, however, is weaker than the professional grade material used in the higher end versions which directly affects the table’s longevity and can potentially dent or bend over time. If you prefer the wood aesthetic, inspect the frame for common wood flaws like knots and cracks.
Most importantly your table needs to fit your budget. And for that reason, we offer a variety of price points that allow therapists to get their business going and upgrade when the time is right.
What height should a massage table be?
A massage table like the EarthLite® Spirit™ 35” is height adjustable between 23” and 34”. Whether you prefer a portable massage table or a folding massage table, you should buy one capable of adjusting adjacent to your hip joint. This position is a safe height to give a massage without putting unnecessary strain on your body.
The height of your massage table is even more essential than the width, especially when you need to generate deep pressure. In this case, your table should be as low as possible to allow you to easily position your body over the client. This vantage point lets you use gravity and body weight to apply deep pressure. As a result, you should look for a portable massage table for sale that can adjust to heights for light and deep pressure massage techniques.
What is the most popular massage table size?
The most popular massage table size is between 28” in width and 73” long. However, your table width choice depends on your height. So, if you are 5’10 or taller, you should consider buying a table in the 30-plus width range. On the other hand, the best portable massage table width for a massage therapist under 5’10” is 28”, like the NRG® Chi Massage Table. The most popular massage table length of 73 is long enough for most clients to lie comfortably on the massage table.
What are the most popular brands of massage tables?
The most popular brands of massage tables are Master Massage Equipment, Earthlite, NRG, and Oakworks. All four brands offer exceptional portable massage table packages. But Master Massage tends to be the most popular because of its number one rated 31” Santana™ Portable Massage Table Package. It features a table with a 3” cushion of Multi-Layer Small Cell Foam™ and a thick layer of memory foam. It also has an Ergonomic Dream™ Adjustable Face Cradle. The top 10 rated Earthlite LUNA Portable Massage Table Package makes this brand almost equally popular as Master Massage. Along with providing exceptional lightweight massage tables, Earthlite is one of the leading portable massage table optional equipment brands.