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PORTA-LITE CLASSIC

Porta-lite



The Portalite Classic Massage table has a simple and classic design. It is the This Massage Table Plants a treesmaller sister of the Combi-lite 3 in 1 and is the same design except it does not have a raising back rest so it saves on weight and is easier to transport. It has a large breath hole along with an adjustable face cradle and easy access end panels (Reiki Panels) plus 2 side arm rests and an arm shelf under the face cradle.

Removable side arm rests allow the therapist to cater for larger clients when necessary and with the adjustable head rest allows the client to be put in different positions.

As well as the removable side arm rests for wider clients, the massage table also has a front arm shelf for patient comfort during specific movements.

This portable folding massage table is sturdy and easy to put up and take down, it's German beech wooden construction makes the table very pleasing to the eye while the cable lock system ensures the massage table can take up to 500lbs of working weight.




The foam is 5cm double layer high density foam.


Everything you see in the photo and video is included in the price. Massage Table + Face Cradle + Cushion + Side Arm Rests + Arm shelf + Carry Case

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Weight: 12.6Kgs
  • Length: 211cm (with head rest) or 185cm (without additional head rest)
  • Width: 28” or 71cm (not including each 10cm arm rest)
  • Height: 62 - 88cm 
  • Foam: 5cm double layer high density
  • Covering: PVC Vinyl leather
  • Maximum Working Weight: 500lbs/267kg/35 stone 
  • Massage Table Folded Size: 92cm long x 71cm height x 23cm depth
  • CE Safety Mark CE EU Safety Mark
  • Classification : Entry Level

FEATURES:

  • Adjustable and Removable Head piece with face hole provides maximum comfort for client. Small details like this allow for a better treatment because the client becomes more relaxed
  • Removable side arm rests
  • Secure cable system & two knob height adjustment for assured stability
  • Soft, comfortable handle for carrying
  • Seven second set up and take down
  • Easy access end panels to allow your knees underneath
  • Thick foam padding with durable skin friendly upholstery maximises patient comfort and is stain and spill resistant. 

GUARANTEE:

90 day returns period. If for any reason you don't like it, we will accept it back within 90 days for a full refund.

Our 10 year guarantee on this model features a 1 year guarantee against defects in materials or craftsmanship on all components and a 10 year guarantee on the frame and legs (more info).

Right Choice, First Time Massage Table Guarantee (more info).

DELIVERY

Mainland UK (Excluding Highlands & Islands):

FREE Next Working Day Delivery on all 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. 

Northern Ireland:

£13.50 for each massage table. Any order received before 12 noon will leave us that same day.

Scottish Highlands: 

£13.50 for each massage table. Due to the extra transport costs, couriers charge us extra to deliver to the following postcodes containing KW, HS, IV, PA20+, PH4+, ZE, KW.

Islands of Jersey, Guernsey & Isle of Man:

£19.95 per massage table. Any order received before 12 noon will leave us that same day.

For Rest of Europe & International Deliveries, Please view our full Delivery Information page.

RETURNS

Everyone who works at Massage Warehouse, is or has been in the past, a qualified therapist.We stand behind our products and if for any reason you do not like something or it is not a good fit for you, we will accept it back no questions asked.

We have a 90-day return policy for returnable items beginning with the date of delivery. We believe 90 days provides enough time for product inspection. For massage tables, please note how it is packaged when it arrives (a photo with your phone may help!) and please keep all the packaging. You can set up the massage table and try it for size but if you think you will return it please do not use it for a treatment.

Defective products, wrong shipments, or those damaged during shipping will be replaced or refunded, free of charge of course.

To make sure you are getting the right table for you and to minimise the chance of needing to return an item, take advantage of our Right Choice, First Time Massage Table Guarantee (more info)

To return an item: For our full returns policy and details on how to return an item please visit our Returns Page.

Here are some of our customers using this specific model of massage table. Feel free to send us a photo or video of you using your massage table and you never know what we may do in return :)

Swedish Massage student Amanda with her PortaLite Classic massage table in cream (Devon)

1. Why did you choose the PortaLite Classic? I chose this model was because it was the least expensive base/level entry bed they stock which provides the width and I required, the removable arms, and the portable capability. I should be using this for my Level 3 body massage course.

2. Which therapies you will be using the table for? I should be using this for my Level 3 body massage course.

3. Why did you choose to shop with Massage Warehouse? The reason I bought it particularly from Massage Warehouse was that I researched many companies and I liked the fact that Massage Warehouse gave advice on all of their beds and they also gave a product comparison chart. I like the fact that Massage Warehouse UK gave video clip advice on how to assemble the table and put it back down again.


This is Sarah with her new PortaLite Classic massage table (London).

1. Why did you choose the PortaLite Classic? I chose the PortaLite Classic massage table as I spend a lot of time at sporting events giving massages to athletes and this table is very light and easy to carry around and set up.

2. Which therapies you will be using the table for? I will be using PortaLite Classic massage table to give sports massages and the occasional Swedish massage.

3. Why did you choose to shop with Massage Warehouse? I chose to shop with Massage Warehouse because of their great customer service and their next day delivery on massage tables :)

Customer Reviews

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My First Massage Table

I am a student and this is my first table. Everyone who has had a massage said that they felt very comfortable. I was very pleased with it. I can carry it, if needed without too much problem. It is very sturdy when it is up and I can manage to put it up and down on my own. Would recommend this massage table which is a very good price.

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Too heavy

Unfortunately I found this table to be just too heavy to carry if I plan to take to clients homes. I checked with Massage Warehouse & was informed that the stated weight is without the extras as stored inside the table. I didn't even unpack the table but splashed out a little extra cash & exchanged for the lighter Advantage 10.5kg.

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Very good value for money.

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Great Table

It is my second table. I bought one for my business in England and one in France. I am very happy about it. It is very light and easy to set up.
The table can hold well the weight of people without doing noise. I am 6.2' tall and the table is enough high.

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T.N.
Awesome

It is a wonderful piece of massage table. Very beutiful and functional at the same time.

 

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Massage Table Size Guide

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

  1.  They are smaller in size (normally around 61cms wide) and as such have less materials
  2. They are sold by specialist retailers who also sell anything else they can import and turn a profit on. As such they just buy the cheapest massage tables they can find in China. They go for smaller sizes as they are cheaper.

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.

 

The Width of the Massage Table:

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.

measuring the width of a massage table


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.

 

The Height Of the Massage Table

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.

 

Massage Table Shape:

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.

 

4. Hour glass shaped with sharp gradient
Same as point above but instead of the it gradually going from wide to narrow, the massage table changes quickly from normal width to narrow width so people of very short stature can get in close.
5. Oval Shaped

 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.

oval massage table

 

Have any questions or comments about anything above? Please let us know in the comments below!