If you have ever experienced a deep, professional massage, then you realize that above all else, a comfortable and reliable massage table is the most important and crucial purchase you will ever make. Whether you are a beginner, in the process of learning, or an experienced massueuse, finding the right table isn't easy. And although we can't make the decision for you, we certainly know that we can provide you with unbeatable prices, reliable and informative customer service and top of the line products that have proven themselves to each customer and each client. We are proud to offer a vast variety of different tables, including
Massage Tables for Sale: Buying into the Right Features
Beyond providing support and comfort for your client a massage table must also provide support and comfort for the massage therapist as well. When browsing through the vast selection of massage tables for sale here at Massage Tables Now - or anywhere else, for that matter - it’s important to keep both client and practitioner in mind when the time comes to consider the features of your new massage table.
While the feature differences between one table and the next may seem too nuanced to be concerned about the opposite is actually the truth. These subtle variations can have significant impacts on how a massage table is used, how a client is placed atop it, and what techniques of massage can be comfortably performed - for the massage therapist and for the client.
Features To Consider
The width of a massage table is important beyond simply needing to be wide enough for a client to comfortably lay on without hanging off the edges.
Width dictates how close a massage therapist is able to be to the client and how far the massage therapist must extend themselves to reach across both table and client. Width also dictates the types of techniques that can be comfortably and easily performed for both client and practitioner.
Massage forms that require more firm, broad, and dynamic movement and adjustment to posture and position will benefit from a wider table. Sports Massage, Bodywork Massage, and Deep Tissue Massage are just a few forms of massage that a wider table may be the ideal choice.
Other massage forms that utilize lighter, more focused and centralized movement will benefit from a more narrow table. Aromatherapy Massage and Lymphatic Massage are just a couple forms of massage that a more narrow table may be the ideal choice.
While the ultimate goal of massage is to encourage relaxation and healing that does not mean that softer massage tables are automatically the best. In fact, having a table that is too soft for the form of massage that is being practiced can result in diminished effectivity of specific techniques as well as client discomfort.
Generally speaking, the amount of pressure a given form of massage utilizes will dictate the amount of padding or cushioning a table needs.
Firm techniques benefit most from firmer tables; ideally less than 3” of padding. The extra support of a firmer massage table means that the massage therapist doesn’t need to exert as much force to achieve the correct amount of pressure. Less force is better for both the client and the massage therapist.
Lighter techniques benefit most from softer tables; ideally 3” or more of padding. The additional cushion of softer massage tables means that a client can comfortably remain on back or stomach for the longer periods during the slower, steadier pace a massage therapist needs to maintain.
A couple examples of Oakworks Massage Tables for sale at Massage Tables Now that offer multiple cushion / padding depth options:
By keeping these two simple features in mind when selecting your massage table you can help ensure the maximum health benefits and overall comfort level of both your client and yourself will be achieved.
One of our greatest focuses is to provide the tools you require to enable you to provide the emotional, physical, and psychological benefits of your skills. Because we understand that tools are far more than just physical apparatus, our Buyers Guide was created as a brief overview of the differences between portable massage tables and stationary massage tables that you can easily access should you ever need a touchstone to help you decide which tools will have the greatest positive impact on your practice. Our fantastic Customer Service Team is another invaluable resource we're proud to offer should you need.