How to choose a massage table?
There are several factors that you need to consider when shopping for a massage table. Let me break down the most important of them here for you.
Purpose of the table.
The first question is what you will be using your table for.All these different business have different needs that certain tables will meet and others won’t. Next,Will you be using your table as your full-time business or leisure-time.You maybe not know the answer to all this but please take the question in your mind as we continue.
Do you need to travel with your table? If you are not sure, my advise is get a portable one in case it gets replaced in a permanent office setting.
However, if you know you won’t need to travel,a stationary treatment table is a best choice you can finally give yourself.May be it is a luxury but many therapist say they wish they had gotten one sooner.
Your table has to reliably hold hundreds of pounds of weight and pressure while being comfortable enough for your client to feel relaxed and safe. Please take the quality and material into consideration,You can not find massage tables out there for $60 or so.
Generally two to three inches of foam can bring more comfortable to clients and satisfy the demand of the massage therapist.
Tables come in widths ranging from 28 to 35 inches wide. It’s important to keep in mind that larger clients are going to be more comfortable on wider tables and a narrow table could limit your client base.So you had better choose a wider tables.
There are three weight numbers you’ll see when shopping for a massage table. One is the weight of the actual table which is particularly important for portable massage tables because of carrying this thing from place to place without injuring yourself. The availability of massage table trolleys has made this easier to work with and saved a lot of back pain by allowing you to move your table on wheels.
Static weight is the amount of weight that can be dropped on your table without breaking it.
Working weight is the key point you really need to pay attention to. This number includes your client’s weight, the weight of any bolsters you may be using, and the weight that you’ll be adding during your massage.
The end plate on your table affect its overall stability. The larger and lower down the legs your end plates are, the more stable your table will be and less likely to rock back and forth.
Some tables offer extras like internal heating and tilt tops. All these things add weight, but also add to the experience and flexibility of your table.