Deciding on the right portable massage table for your practice doesn’t have to be a complicated process. There are some key considerations to keep in mind that will help you determine what’s best for you and your clients. There are a lot of things to consider, including the weight of the table, the materials it’s made of, how easy it is to lug around, how comfortable it will be for your clients, and, of course, the price tag itself.
We’re about to take a look at all of these things in a little greater depth and hopefully this will make your decision a little bit easier. It’s my firm belief that any massage therapist that’s going to be successful should have the option of taking a portable massage table with them wherever they go. You don’t need to spend a fortune, but you should definitely have one available to you.
Start with the Cost
The cost of a massage table can vary quite greatly. There are tables available for around $100, but unless you’ve just finished school and you’ve spent all your finances on your education it’s probably best to avoid these bare-bones tables. They’re generally made out of cheaper materials for both the frame and the fabric, and you’re not likely to get many years of use out of them. Once you start looking at tables that cost $200 or more you begin to find ones that will actually give you a few years of use. I’m not suggesting that price alone should be your only consideration, as you can find some poor choices even among those that are a little more expensive – you still have to do your homework and a great place to start is our massage table review page on this site.