FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are rolling massage stools used for?
Professional massage therapists use rolling massage stools and adjustable rolling stools to move around their work area quickly and conveniently while delivering a seated massage. Also, rolling stools allow massage therapists to approach their clients from different angles without putting stress and strain on their bodies. To ensure that their massage stools can handle professional usage, massage therapists usually buy rolling stools approved by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). The AMTA endorsement indicates that these products meet professional standards in height adjustments, seating foam thickness, weight-bearing, and performance.
What are saddle massage stools?
Saddle massage stools allow the massage therapist to perform bodywork without overstretching and straining their muscles. For added comfort, some saddle massage stools have a split seat to pressure the user’s pelvic and genital area. As the name implies, the saddle stool looks and performs like a horse saddle, allowing you to lean forward without straining your back. This movement is possible because the chair increases the angle between your knees and hips 45 degrees more than a conventional chair, helping to retain the natural curve of your spine as you lean forward. As a result, the open hip angle allows you to hold the correct posture as you work with your client.
The saddle chair also helps strengthen your core muscles, legs, and feet because they work to stabilize and mobilize you. In addition, the wider range of motion reduces the chance of knee and hip problems.
Are massage stools height adjustable?
Most massage stools are height adjustable with a pull of a lever. The average height level is19 inches to 26 inches. Some range as high as 38 inches. In today’s market, most stools have pneumatic (air) or gas-powered height controls. Pneumatic systems are low maintenance with long operating years. However, you can buy wooden non-adjustable folding stools for a massage therapist who requires more portability and adjustability.
Do massage stools come with back support?
Some massage stools come with back supports, and others are available with removable backrests. Typically, the semi-firm foam padding in the back is about 1.6 inches with various materials to choose from.
Which type of stool is best for massage therapists?
Choosing the best type of massage stool depends on your personal needs. A saddle stool is better for reducing or preventing back, hip, and joint pain. If you have limited storage space, a wooden folding stool may be more suitable. Regardless, the type of stool you choose should support your body posture as you perform your work.
What should I look for when buying a massage stool?
The two main features of a massage stool are comfort and ergonomic support for your back and hips. When you test out a massage stool, you should feel very little pressure on your tailbone. The stool should have at least 3-inch padded seats to hold around 240 lbs. to 350 lbs. Also, the upholstery for the seat and the backrest should be of fine quality vinyl, fabric, or urethane.
If you choose a rolling massage chair, the wheels should glide your stool smoothly and quietly. When you lock the wheels, the stool should hold steady in place. In addition, the stool should weigh around 15 lbs. with a sturdy and durable build. Most massage stools available for sale require some assembly. As a result, make sure the stool you choose is easy to put together.
Where can I buy massage stools?
Massage Warehouse is an AMTA-approved online shopping platform that many clinical professionals trust. For ten years, Massage Warehouse has been a trusted source of quality massage products at affordable prices. It has a great selection of massage stools of all types and styles, including saddle, rolling, and wooden fold-up. In addition, Massage Warehouse carries major massage equipment brands like EarthLite, NGR, Master Massage, Custom Craftworks, and Oakworks.