Portable Massage Table

Have portable massage table, will travel!  This is the new advertising banner for many enterprising massage therapists today.  They can bring their office to you with the new, wonderful portable massage tables.  Gone are the days of one-size-fits-all tables.  Today the tables come in different heights, styles, widths, weights, lengths, colors, weight capacities, and prices.  But before you pick up the phone or click on the order it now button, you need to do some research. 

First, you need to consider what you will use table for.  With a little thought about the kinds of massages you will do most often, you can determine what type of platform works best for you.  Different types of massage require different pressures and placement of hands.  It is easy to find a table that will work for your special techiques.

Second, you need to consider who will be using the massage platform. Will you be the only one to use it or will other therapists need it also.
If others will use it, what do they need?

Third, what height of table do you need to be comfortable and relaxed while working? That depends on your height and the length of your arms. If you are tall and have short arms, you need a higher work platform. If you are tall with longer arms, you need a lower work platform. The time you spend trying out different heights before you buy is a investment in you. The right height allows you to give a better, more professional massage with less stress on your own body. What is your physical height? A 5 foot person will need a lighter and easier to handle table. The original investment in this product may be more, but the ease of use will compensate for that very quickly. If you are 6 feet tall, you may be comfortable with a larger unit that weighs more.

Portable massage tables are an investment in your profession. Do not try to save a few dollars here that will cause you problems for years to come. After all, we have all laughed at the movie where the nurse was so short, she had to stand on a stool to take someone's temperature. It will be physically hard on you if you have to move a stool around the table to work on the muscles of the customer.Each portable massage table has information on it about the weight of the table, the length, the width and the type and depth of the foam covering. Adjustable tables have the height in ranges like 22 inches to 35 inches. You will need to inquire how many settings you have a choice of in height.

Some tables have special features for special massages, like a Shiatsu release and Reiki endplates. Some are designed for vigorous massages like sports massage and rolfing.

These work platforms are an important investment in your profession. With the right platform, you can give fantastic massages with less stress on your body. By making the right investment, you will be rewarded for years to come.


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