For a new practitioner or new massage therapist starting their own practice or clinic, some massage equipment is essential. Whether you want to be strictly a massage therapist or offer additional services, the costs can add up quickly when supplying yourself with the massage equipment and inventory you need to get started.
Here is your guide to massage equipment you will need to start a successful massage therapy practice.
Bottles And Holsters
A small collection of massage oil bottles held in a holster ensures you always know where your oils are. You can move around a client with great ease.
A massage gun like Hi5 Cooper Vibration Mini Massage Gun targets specific tissue, and improves blood flow and increases range of motion without having to use your hands.
Just keep in mind a massage gun can be pretty intense so advise any client of that if this is their first time.
Massage oil, creams, lotions, and gels all have their place in a massage therapy clinic. Try to find some that are nut-free and hypoallergenic, and always have a few on hand for clients with preferences for certain scents or products.
Organic Essential Oils
If you enjoy the thought of making your own custom massage oil, all you need is a base oil to dilute your favorite essential oils. Though not an essential, adding this to your massage clinic inventory list can give your massages a unique spin.
IASTM tools allow a massage therapist to do a deep tissue massage. These are tools that can penetrate with pressure deeper into the muscle than one can with the hands. If you have the budget for it, learning IASTM techniques add a whole new dynamic to massage therapy.
Sheets And Pillowcases
Linens, sheets, and pillowcases should be premium-grade and high-quality. The wrong sheets, pillowcases, or linens can stain, degrade, and not be able hold up to repeated washes.
Bolsters And Pillows
Bolsters and pillows allow you to get a patient’s body into certain positions that would otherwise be uncomfortable for them. They can take stress off the body and are ideal for individuals with chronic pain or soreness.
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