Portable Massage Tables
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much weight will my portable massage bed hold?
Most portable massage table manufacturers will list both a static and working weight limit in their product manuals. The static weight limit is the total weight the table will hold without any active pressure. The static weight threshold, often calculated at 2000 to 2500 pounds, is significantly higher than the actual working weight limit.
Massage therapists, however, are typically most interested in the portable table’s working weight limit, sometimes stated as a ‘Safe Working load’ (SWL) or ‘Normal Working Load’ (NWL). A table’s working weight limit takes into consideration the added downward pressure applied by the therapist during a treatment. Some economy folding massage tables will accommodate up to 500 pounds while other portable massage beds have much higher capacities ranging from 500-800 pounds or more.
How do I carry a portable massage table?
Carrying a portable massage table from client to client can become burdensome without the proper equipment. Consider purchasing a carrying case or cart to lighten the load. Carry cases are typically equipped with both a handle and an adjustable shoulder strap and are sold individually or as a part of a quality folding massage table package. Other options include massage table carrying cases with wheels or massage table carts that roll right along with you. Consider the ground surfaces you typically transport your table over when deciding on the best method of transportation for you.
How much does a portable massage table weigh?
The weight of a portable massage table varies by model and brand but most will be in the range of 25 to 40 pounds. Please consult the manufacturer’s specifications on the folding massage bed’s product description prior to purchasing.