There are 3 types of massage table on the market. Budget grade (under £100) which we do not sell as they are very poor quality. Entry level, priced between £100-£150 are good value for money and finally professional grade massage tables which are priced over £230+ and are very high quality. Because of our high quality, for your peace of mind we are able to offer a 10 year repair or replace guarantee on ALL portable massage tables.
Choosing a massage table should be like choosing a pair of shoes... The fit MUST be right!
At Massage Warehouse we are all trained therapists. We have the largest range of massage tables anywhere in Europe and we know which type of massage table will suit you best.
That's why we want to make sure you get the right table first time, guaranteed.
If you take our advice on which portable massage table is for you, and then don't like the table we recommend, we will collect it free of charge and you can choose another table instead - which we will also deliver free of charge.
Here's how it works:
The guarantee only applies to the exchange of unused portable massage tables. We collect the first table and deliver the replacement at no cost to you.
Newly qualified or haven't purchased a massage table in the past few years?..............You may be daunted by the wide range of massage tables available.
There ARE a lot of different types of massage tables on the market today along with a wide range of massage accessories ......but there is always one massage table that will suit you best.
The first question to ask yourself is, do you need a massage table with a lifting back rest or a flat massage table? Secondary choices include height, length, width and the all important weight of the massage table. Thirdly, choices include options such as foam thickness, underneath access and choosing between a face cradle or breath hole or perhaps both.
We have qualified massage therapists available on 01443 806590 to offer advice on which massage table would suit your needs best. We've also made an in depth video for each massage table so you can see it up close and know exactly what you are ordering. If after watching the video, you still have some questions there is an ask a question feature at the end of each massage table page. You can ask a question where we will get back to you very very quick. Alternatively you can email us through the contact us on the top red bar above.
We have chosen the following brands for their excellent attention to detail and build quality. Our staff must take each massage table home to use and get to know so we can advise you fully and make sure you get the right massage couch for you.
Unbeatable Price Promise - We won't be beaten on price!
We will refund you 110% of the price difference if you find any of our products cheaper elsewhere within 10 days of purchase. Click on the link above for details!
I’m happy of purchasing my massage table. Is very light and looks beautiful. Now work is a bigger pleasure than was before.
Delivery very quick.
All my customers have commented on comfortable the neck bolster is. I’m really happy with it. Thank you.
The holster was very handy to me.
I always use to put It on the floor when I was massage client but the bag came in handy becuase at least I know where to return to when my client needed more oil
I recently purchased a massage table from massage warehouse, and the customer services was beyond 5 stars, I was given advice on the best tables for me and my patients, and follow up to see that my table had arrived and that I was happy with the product and service. Won’t be going anywhere else from now on.
Customer cantered company
Very pleased with the product I ordered. Excellent quality & arrived very quickly. Would definitely recommend & will be using Massage Warehouse again.
I used it yesterday for the first time, the first massage i've done for 8 years. I don't understand how it works, but my customer liked it so much he didn't shower it off after the massage. I washed my hands and it came off instantly. I like that my couch covers and towels will wash easily, And my customers cloths will not be stained.
A rather clumsy client put his weight on our face cradle and broke it. Massage Warehouse responded instantly and arranged for another to be sent. In the meantime one of our therapists loaned us her face cradle - also a high-quality Massage Warehouse one!
All sorted, thankyou!
Good product. Reliable company.
Sturdy, strong, good quality, looks good. Brilliant for practising as student but not sure I’d want to carry it around much
I have just re ordered three different flavours of Songbird liquiwax, and love using it for my reflexology treatments!
I like that it comes in pump dispenser and it lasts ages!
I'm over the moon with my purchase. This table is extremely lightweight (I'm 5ft4 and find it very easy to carry), It's made with very high quality materials, and it's SO comfy! The adjustable face cradle is very handy, and it's quick and easy to adjust the overall table height. The bag is also excellent quality, with enough pockets to hold couch roll, accessories and oils.
I'm training to be a sports Massage therapist, and find the table sturdy enough to deal with all the associated movement. I can't recommend it highly enough! Also the staff at Massage Warehouse are very attentive, pleasant and helpful. Will be buying all my accessories from here!
Good quality. Protects the table from the oil.
Thank you for delivering this item so quickly! They're lovely and soft and we were able to do many massages during the event we bought them for and were able and ensure that the clients felt safe, comfortable and relaxed. Brilliant!
I needed a light but strong & comfortable table for working with a football team, sometimes outside in the rain and this table fills all requirements I had. It is very easy to carry and fits snuggly into the boot of my car. Good pocket options for various equipment and enough room in main compartment for larger bolster too. I am very pleased with another great purchase from Massage Warehouse
Just what I was looking for to extend the width of my couch and accommodate different sized clients.
Massage tables comes in many different shapes and size. It can be confusing for you, the customer, to choose the right one but we are here to help!
A lot of customers call us up after they have bought the wrong size massage table elsewhere and we would like to help you avoid this mistake. It normally goes something like this; they like the look of a picture of a massage table on a website, they like the low price and then they check the carrying weight is ok. If the carrying weight fits their needs they click add to cart and the new massage table turns up at their doorstep in a few days. They unfortunately assume all massage tables are pretty much the same width and size.
The standard size of a massage table is 28 inches wide (71cms) and 73 inches (185cms) long. One of the reasons many "lightweight" budget massage tables are so cheap is because
Make sure the massage table is the right size for you and your clients as the narrow massage tables at 61cms can be very uncomfortable for anyone who isn't petite and many clients cannot relax with their shoulders and arms unsupported.
Almost all therapists choose the standard 28 inch wide massage table. All our massage tables are the same length so it is only the width and shape our customers need to decide on.
Your massage table should be wide enough to cater for the wide variety of shapes and sizes of your clients. It needs to be wide enough to comfortably accommodate your treatment style, while being narrow enough to ensure you don’t have to strain your own back during treatments.
Each therapist's postural training and ability is different, so only you will know what massage table width you can handle. We have spoken to therapists who are five feet tall and get the wider 30 inch massage tables, and we speak to six foot therapists who have back problems and go for a 25 inch wide massage table. Everyone is different.
Generally speaking, if you are of smaller stature, you may do better with one of the narrower 25-inch massage tables. If you're quite tall, or are particularly keen to offer your clients a very spacious experience, a 30-inch massage table might be more suitable.
If you are in doubt, see if you can go into your local training college and see whether the massage tables there suit you. However, there is another way to get a feel for what will work of you don’t have access to a couch when you are deciding:
Cut out a piece of cardboard to the dimensions of both sizes you are deciding between. Put it on top of the kitchen table and lean over it. Visualise a client lying there, and see which width will suit you and your client best.
Make sure you can get close enough to the table that you can pivot at the waist and have your shoulders squared to the clients hips, with your hands parallel to the clients' spine. Working in this position will ensure an injury-free career, so it's an important factor in your decision.
The most popular massage table widths are 28 and 30 inches. We sell 25-inch massage tables but you should really only choose this width if you are shorter in height and having a wider massage table might put your own back at risk over the course of your career.
You can also choose the 25-inch if you want to have the lightest massage table possible. By reducing the width of the massage table, the weight is also reduced. Now, this can mean a trade-off of some client comfort, but this trade is often worthwhile if you are a fully mobile therapist and use public transport frequently, where saving a kilogram or two will make a difference to you over time.
Nowadays, almost all portable massage tables come with height adjustable legs. Whichever massage table you choose should come with a large height range to accommodate you, and to cater for a broad range of therapies.
A common height range of massage tables is between 60 to 80cm, and this height range should cater for everyone. To check which height you need your massage table to be at follow this rule of thumb:
1. Stand up straight with your hands by your sides. Clench your fists.
2. Measure the distance between the floor and your knuckles
3. This distance should equal the height of your massage table.
4. Add a few inches in height to allow for the body of the patient on the massage table.
The height of a massage table is usually only adjusted when different therapists are using the same massage table, or if you have a client that is outside the average size you normally treat. So for example, if someone with a lot of body depth comes for a treatment after an average size person, you may need to adjust the height a notch or two.
You should be able to adjust the height of a massage table in just 2-3 minutes. Even though you mightn't adjust the height very often, the faster the better when you do have to!
There are 2 types of height adjustment mechanisms found on modern massage tables.
1) Twisting knobs (found only on wooden massage tables):
If you are working with a wooden massage table, it is better to have two knobs on each of the four legs for greater strength and reliability. When buying online, make sure to check how many knobs are on the legs. Cheap massage tables often only have one knob, and when you raise the legs to the highest heights they are less stable and have been known to snap.
2) Telescopic push-buttons (found only on aluminium massage tables):
The mechanism to adjust the height of an aluminium massage table is much the same as the push-button method on aluminium crutches. It only takes a few seconds to adjust each leg, and the mechanism is very reliable. Check out the video to see how it’s done.
The following are the different shapes of massage tables on the market.
1. Rectangle shaped with square corners
This is the traditional shape of a massage table and the one you are probably familiar with seeing. Our Combi-lite 3 in 1 and Affinity Portaflex are shaped like this.
2. Rectangle shaped with rounded corners
Same as no 1 above in every way except the corners are rounded. Does not affect function in any way, just a different design/look.
3. Hour glass shaped with gradual gradient
A fabulous massage table innovation in recent years, which solves a lot of the problems around choosing the correct width is the hourglass shaped massage table.
This style of massage table is wider at the ends, and tapers somewhat at the middle. This provide a spacious and comfortable experience for your client (as the shoulder and feet area are 30 inches wide) without compromising your own posture and health, as the middle of the couch where you lean over is a much narrower 26 inches wide.Having recently upgraded to one of these hourglass massage tables myself, I can vouch that my working days are much more comfortable, and many of my clients have commented on the extra comfort from the wider shoulder area.
The name says it all! There are no corners on the massage table. Therapists normally choose this for one of two reasons. They simply like the look of this massage table and it is aesthetically more pleasing in their treatment room and/or they find it easier to move around the massage table during the treatment without having to side step the corners. This is particularly handy when space is limited in your treatment room.