When professional therapists decide to choose a massage table/massage bed, most of them would have a budget for their tables. They would like to have the best table they can have from the market within their scope of budget.
But the question is how to get the most suitable budget and best quality for a massage table?
There is no doubt that paying a little extra for something will make a huge difference at a moment in the future. For example, pay $100 more for an aluminum frame to reduce the weight of portable massage table will save a lot of efforts of a therapist. Paying a little more for a warranty would help therapists a lot if there is problems happen in a short term.
In order to help therapists decide the best budget for a suitable massage table to meet their requirements, we divided the massage table into three different types.
However, all the massage tables we discuss here are great quality professional tables for therapists to use for a long period. It is worthless to discuss low quality massage tables under $100 that you can find on ebay because we believe therapists are looking for massage tables to help with their professional practices instead of just a bed for patients to lie on. The price range we are discussing here are the portable massage table with 28” which is the most commonly used type by therapists.
Type 1: Functional massage table with low budget
Functional massage table are usually around $200 after tax. It is usually looks like the picture on the right. This massage table does not include lots of accessories because of the budget. It comes with breath hole with filler. It also has a table case which can help protect the massage table during transportation. And you can always purchase other accessories to improve this table.
A breath hole sometimes will be more suitable than a face cradle because it is easier for therapists to apply pressure on patients head. And patients who have sinusitis symptoms are more comfortable with this breath hole.
Type 2: Entry level massage table
An entry level massage table is very similar to the functional massage table but with
more table accessories such as arm sling, arm rest and face cradles. Arm sling and arm rest will give patients more comfortable experiences.
In addition, some entry level massage tables have round corners which are different from the functional one that is square. Round corners will help therapists get closer to patients during practicing process.
Type 3: Multi-use massage table
A multi-use level massage table like the one on the right side picture. It is a tilting massage table. It will help therapists to better serve more clients because some elder patients or pregnant patients who need to sit up will need this adjustable massage table.
Apart from that, it is also include arm sling and face cradle which are two essential accessories for a comfortable massage or acupuncture experiences.
Besides these differences between three types of massage table, the weight is always a very important factor to be considered when therapists purchase a massage table. For only $100 more, you can get an aluminum massage table which is lighter than wooden frame ones. It may be the charges of your 2 hours practice but you could enjoy the convenience of light weight for over a decade. Comparing a 35 lbs table with a 25 lbs table, you can imagine how convenient your life will be.
But if you have more budgets, it is always not a bad idea to choose a luxury brand massage table such as Earthlite. It comes with lifetime warranty so that you do not have to worry about the problems that will happen to you when your table become “older”.
At Lierre, we only offer the best quality professional massage tables for our clients. We would like our clients enjoy using the tables to better serve their patients.
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