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.
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.
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A good massage table easy to assemble and adaptable for different therapies. Stylish looking. Would recommended
I have recently returned to doing office massages and I purchased this chair, specifically for the weight and the bonus wheely case. I have had to travel a number of times on London’s public transport and it has been easy to go up and down stairs with the handy handle on the case. Also as it stands upright inside the case it actually takes up little space when traveling on the Tube. Company employees have given feedback that the chair is very comfortable. Other therapists are also very impressed and wanted to know where I bought it so of course I shared the link on where they can buy it. Fairly priced, very easy to purchase and delivery was quick and on time. I would highly recommend.
Fits perfectly and very strong material
This item ticked all the box’s for me in the ad. It is no different in reality. Very solid and easy to put up, stable and comfortable. So it suits all my needs.
Most impressive was the service. I ordered the item and in just over 24 hrs it was delivered and up in my room. It has been in use since then and takes about 5 mins to set up and put away when finished. I would recommend the item and the company.
We have tried this, super easy to fit, easy to use controls and the heat made for a very relaxing massage. Well packaged and arrived quickly
Very comfortable bed - I get this feedback from the clients all the time.
Also very durable - I had one for 4 years and only had to replace because the bottom mesh started to bed down.
Well packaged, easy to unroll, easy to tear off the roll but also strong enough to not rip when laying down on it
Sheets cut very well through the marked line. The paper is soft and comfortable but strong as well so it doesn't cut easily. Bright white which looks very clean and neat on the table. Easy to order, delivery on time and good price!
Excellent service. Delivered very quickly. Chair just perfect. Comfortable for clients and easy to adjust. Really like the wheelie case as an added extra.
Ordered this for a client as she said my one is so comfortable and gives great support. It has improved her sleep hugely.
I’m a mobile therapist so having a table I can carry around was the motivation for this purchase. I have to say I am really impressed. The table is not only light but super comfortable. I would highly recommend.
I really like my new table. Reasonably priced, good looking, light. Shipped quickly. My only dislikes, the face hole is too long, clients tend to squeeze in their faces too much, and the strap on the bag... In my opinion it'd be much more comfortable if it was attached on the back side of the bag. But both of them, might be my personal preference and manufacturer issues. Highly recommend Massage Warehouse!
DISPOSABLE FACE REST COVERS
Even when it's warm outside some clients feel cold so this little beauty is an affordable solution. Good length on lead too so no struggle to plug it in from the middle of the therapy room. This I hope will be priceless post summer.
From my client, 7 months pregnant: very happy 😊 and very comfortable 😊
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.