We are dispatching orders as normal each day using a next day courier service. However, once orders leave us and are inserted into the courier or mail system, delays can be experienced and are out of our control.
The courier we use (DHL) is the same as every other courier in that they successfully complete the scheduled next working day delivery 99% of the time. Everyone working to get your delivery to you on time wants the delivery to go smoothly and be on schedule but no courier actually guarantees next day delivery. Although it is called next working day delivery, occasionally however couriers do experience delays within their system.
The couriers have informed us and every other retailer that more parcels than normal may not be delivered next day as a result of the huge increase in parcels because of the extra online shopping because of covid,
So if you experience a delay, please be patient. The order will arrive but may just be delayed by a day or so. Instead of one working day delivery, it could be 2 or 3 days for some parcels. Of course for the majority things will go smoothly and next day delivery will be the norm.
The reason we are mentioning this is in case you have a very important treatment booking or situation where you need a product to arrive on time without fail please ensure you leave a couple of extra days for delivery in the off chance the courier experiences any unforeseen delays with your particular order. We want happy customers and wouldn’t want you to have to cancel any bookings :).
(Mainland UK (Excluding Highlands & Islands):
FREE Next Working Day Delivery on all Portable Massage Tables. We dispatch our orders every day at 12 noon. If we receive your order before 12 noon, it will leave us that very same day. If we receive your order after 12 noon, the order will leave us the following day. Deliveries take place Monday to Friday only.
£13.50 for each portable massage table. Due to the extra transport costs, couriers charge us extra to deliver to Northern Ireland. 1 massage table meets the courier's maximum size criteria. Any extra packages will incur a 2nd delivery charge.
£13.50 for each portable massage table. Due to the extra transport costs, couriers charge us extra to deliver to the following postcodes containing AB (10-56), HS (1-9), IV (1-63), KA 27-28, KW (1-14), PA(20-78), PH(19-50), FK (17-22), KW (15-17), ZE (1-3). We understand customers in those post codes are not happy about the extra charge. The couriers make the rules based on their transport costs and our hands are tied! If you have friends or family in what is considered a Scottish highlands or Islands postcode please feel free to have it delivered to them. 1 massage table meets the courier's maximum size criteria. Any extra packages will incur a 2nd delivery charge.
Islands of Jersey, Guernsey & Isle of Man:
£19.95 per portable massage table. 1 massage table meets the courier's maximum size criteria. Any extra packages will incur a 2nd delivery charge.
Rest of Europe:
What does this mean?
Customers will be charged the full VAT of the total order value at the checkout.
It means there are no nasty surprises or hidden charges when receiving the order on delivery arrival.
The VAT rate applied will be the one applicable to the relevant EU state, where the order is being delivered to.
You can find out more about the EU Member State VAT here.
£35 per portable massage table to Ireland.
£20 per portable massage table to Netherlands, France, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg & Austria.
£25 per portable massage table to Spain (Mainland)
£29.95 per portable massage table, Portugal, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Norway
£39.95 to Greece
£79.95 to Spanish & Balearic Islands.
For deliveries to Europe, 1 portable massage table meets the courier's maximum size criteria. If you order other items such as accessories etc. any extra packages will incur a 2nd delivery charge.
For larger electric and stationary treatment tables going outside mainland UK, please get in touch for a delivery quote as the carriers can change them regularly based on oil prices etc.
We deliver worldwide. If your country is not listed please email us for a custom quotation. The delivery cost will depend on the size and weight of the parcel so please tell us your address and the items you are considering ordering.
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.