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Advantage I & II Portable Massage Table Instructions

Thank you for purchasing your new Advantage Massage Table with us! Please find below the information on how to set up and care for your table.


Opening Up Your Table:

To open up the table, lay it on it’s side and uncatch the clasp. While holding the side of the table, take out the legs of the table until you hear the click lock into place, ensuring the cables do not catch in the legs. Do the same on both sides and then gently place your foot on the corner of one of the feet that are closer to the grand. In just seconds you can balance your bring your table up to an upright position.

 

Inserting the Pins Into Your Table:


This is an important step that needs to be applied before any treatments! You can see two pins attached to the table by rope. The pins need to be slotted into the diagonal support beams on the underside of the table. There is a hole for the pins next to the silver push buttons which adjust the table to folded or open.

Can you see those holes?

It's easier to wrap the strings around these poles so that the pins are always handy near the holes for insertion.They must be used before all treatments and prevent the table from ever collapsing.


The Extra Cable That Arrived With Your Table:

The long wire that arrived alongside your table is a spare. Every 6 months check the 2 long wires under the table and make sure they are not fraying. In a few years, maybe 2-3, one of the tables’ cables may need replacing so we provide this one just in case :) Depending on the use, it may never need to be replaced. If it does, it takes just two minutes to do so using a spanner to remove the old cable from the table and replacing it with this one.

Advantage Portable Massage Table Spare Cable

Head Cradle:


The Head Cradle is simple to operate - the rods insert directly into the table, with the lever attached allowing the angle to be changed. Please note there is no other lever to secure the cradle into the table; the weight of your clients head ensures total stability during treatments! (Please note the Head Cradle is included with the Advantage I only. It can be purchased as an additional extra with the Advantage II).

 

Hanging Arm Rest:

The Hanging Arm Rest ties around the middle bar of the Face Rest Cradle. Be sure that both sides of the armrest are of the same length to ensure your client can rest their arms easily. (Please note the Hanging Arm Rest is included with the Advantage I only. It can be purchased as an additional extra with the Advantage II).


Under Table Shelf:

The free under table shelf included with your table is ideal for storing accessories and saving space in your treatment room or your clients home. Simply tie it above the support beam bars on the table and adjust it to hang at your desired level


Adjusting the Height:

Like most aluminium tables, the Advantage table has an easy to use click lock mechanism to adjust the height. To do so, push in the height button and direct the lower part of the leg up and down to reach your desired height. Repeat this step until all four legs are the same height.

 

 

Folding Away Your Table:

To fold away your table, lower it down on it’s side by again gently putting your foot on the bottom of one of the legs for balance. Once on it’s side, all accessories can neatly be stored on the inside and the legs folded back in again in a similar fashion of how they were folded out, by gently holding the side of the table for balance.


How To Get On & Off The Table



The Advantage 10.5kg can take a maximum working weight distributed evenly of 450lbs/205kg/32 stone



Although the figure above is important, it isn't everything. A person with much lower weight can still break any table if they use force in their movements into a small area of the table..



The important thing to know is that the weight has to be distributed evenly over the couch. I'll give you an example of a mattress you sleep on. It can take a lot of weight. But if a child were to jump on one area the springs would break in that area.



Don't:


1) Don't allow clients to get on the bed with their knee first, this will mean all their weight is going down through the small area under the knee - it can break the wood underneath. The bed won't collapse but the wood would have to be replaced by you with an upholsterer


2) When they are laying face down for long periods, sometimes clients are weary and when you ask them to turn supine, they use their elbow to quickly turn themselves over. With heavier people the amount of force they need to put through their elbow will again mean a lot of weight going into one small area.


3) When a heavier person gets on the bed to go face-up, they may kind of plonk themselves onto the middle like you might do onto a living room sofa before they lower themselves backwards. It's best for them to sit normally onto the middle of the couch with out force. Again, I don't think this couch would ever break, its super strong, but just to have it last as long as possible in terms of wear and tear of the middle hinge section.



Do:


1) Ask new clients when turning to turn gently, or help them turn over. When they become not new clients they will learn themselves how it is done.


2) Lower themselves onto the bed when going face down by putting their hands on the side of the bed and lowering their body weight onto it.


How To Care For Your Tables Upholstery:


Both The Advantage I & II Tables are designed with a sturdy PVC upholstery material. This material is waterproof and stain resistant and made to stay protected from oil, dirt, wax, sweat and make-up. However, like all materials, continued exposure to harsh chemicals in cleaning products can have an abrasive effect and lead to accelerated damage such as peeling.


If you do need to use a cleaning product for your table we advise a very mild, alcohol-free soap with warm water, after which the table can be wiped down with warm water and patted dry.


However, in order to keep your table fully protected we always recommend using a couch cover during your treatments!


Not only does a couch cover protect both your table and your client, it will actually increase the comfort of your treatments too!

There are many different set ups for couch covers and every therapist has a preferred method. We suggest reading our comprehensive Hygiene Guide to see what might work best for you :)

 

 

If you have any further questions about your new Advantage table, pop us a message or give us a call, we’re here to help!