PORTA-LITE MINI 9Kg

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This Massage Table Plants a tree I'm sure you've all heard of the saying, "fly like a butterfly, sting like a bee"!!!

The PORTA-LITE MINI massage table weighing in at an amazing 8.9kg is the lightest massage table in the world! Yet it can still take an amazing 450lbs of working weight.

The "Mini" portable folding massage table has an aluminium frame which allows the table to have excellent strength while decreasing its weight significantly. The table has a working weight of 450lbs. With the average person weighing 150lbs, the table is designed to last a lifetime.

The table is designed for massage therapists who are seriously on the move. Luxury thick padding (6.5cms) immediately puts the client at ease. The "Mini" portable folding massage table is sturdy and easy to put up and take down, its aluminium construction makes the table very pleasing to the eye, while the cable lock system reinforces the tables stability.

Please note this super light table is not for everyone. It is narrower and lower height than most other massage tables which is how it saves so much weight. Make sure you study the measurements and be sure it fits your own height and client type. It will not suit taller therapists above 5'5 unless you are practising no hands/hands free massage. Perfect for therapists willing to sacrifice some table width for an easier life carrying the massage table around town.

Who is this suitable for?

  1. Therapists smaller than 5'2"
  2. Very mobile therapists who are ok to sacrifice some table width to have the lightest massage table available in the world
  3. Therapists with small clients
  4. No hands/Hands free massage therapists
If you want a wider width you can choose the PortaLite Delta I in a 25" width or the Portalite Delta II which comes in a 28 inch and 30 inch width.


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

    SPECIFICATIONS:

    • Weight: 8.9 Kg (without accessories)
    • Length: 208cm (with head rest) or 180cm (without additional head rest)
    • Width: 22” or 56cm
    • Height: 50 – 65cm
    • Foam: 6.5cm high density multi-layered foam
    • Covering: Super soft SKIN-TOUCHTM luxurious PU upholstery
    • Maximum Working Weight: 450lbs/204kg/31 stone 
    • Massage Table Folded Size: 90cm long x 55cm height x 22cm depth
    • CE Safety Mark CE EU Safety Mark
    • Classification : Professional Level

    FEATURES:

    • Rounded corners, to preserve the life of the upholstery
    • Strong aircraft grade aluminium frame and legs
    • Secure cable system for assured stability
    • Soft, comfortable handle for carrying
    • Seven second set up and take down
    • Easy access end panels to allow your knees underneath
    • Head rest can slot in both ends - allows you to use other items on the opposite end such as table extensions or paper couch coll holders
    • Light enough to carry in one hand while traveling to mobile visits yet as sturdy as a table twice its weight due to its aluminium frame and leg system.

     

    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 features a 5 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 :)

     

    Isobel is a sports massage therapist and massage teacher in Devon area. Here she is with her 2nd table, the Porta-Lite Delta I.

    1. Why did you choose the PortaLite Delta I table? I bought this one because it is under 11 kilograms and its got the really thick high density foam which makes such a difference. For me, comfort is more important than anything else. I have had lightweight ones before and they just nowhere near anything that is as good as this.

    2. Which therapies you will be using the table for? I am a sports massage therapist and I mind body work and I also teach massage as well.

    3. Why did you choose to shop with Massage Warehouse? It is the second couch I got from Massage Warehouse. I got an Earthworks Harmony as well. I used Massage Warehouse again, because they are so professional, really quick and perfect. So I recommend them to all my students.


    Gabor is a therapist from London who has been practicing various massage therapies for twelve years. He needed a sturdy, reliable and lightweight table so he chose the Porta-Lite Delta I.

    1. Why did you choose the Porta-Lite Delta I? The equipment I use is essential for me to perform a high quality therapy. I chose this table because its lightness is impressive, still it is really stable. I give massages to some of my guests up to 110 kg, and I feel the equipment safe. It is easy to set up and fold. Due to its technical build up, it is comfortable enough to perform 2 hours massages as well. I am satisfied with the performance of this table.

    2. Which therapies you will be using the table for? I do Sports, Deep tissue, Remedial and Relaxation massages.

    3. Why did you choose to shop with Massage Warehouse? I bought the table from Massage Warehouse because it was exceptional value and I shall be ordering more equipment from your site in the near future.


     Bogdan from London is a Sports Therapist. He is confident that his Portalite Delta I will go the distance!

    1. Why did you choose the Portalite Delta I? I picked this massage table because it's professional and of course it fitted my budget.

    2. Which therapies will you be using the table for? I will use it mainly for deep tissue and sports massage.

    3. Why did you choose to shop with Massage Warehouse? I choose Massage Warehouse after a long market research and mainly because they have a standard and really respect it. This is my first massage table and will be my last one.

     

    Related Items

    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!