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A Buying Guide for Massage Tables and Chairs

If a therapist provides mobile massage services, it would require him or her to have a portable massage table or a portable massage chair. These items usually come with carrying cases that make them easier to transport from one location to another. You can find a variety of massage tables and chairs on eBay.

What are massage chairs used for?

A portable massage chair is usually used for events. The client is not required to disrobe for a massage chair like you would for a full-body massage on a table, so you can receive a massage while being fully clothed in a portable massage chair. You can set up your massage chair in the corner of a party or event and work on clients freely. This is also a great way to market your table services. You could also have a massage chair in your own home. This will allow massage therapists to come and work on your muscles in the comfort of your own home.

What are portable massage tables used for?

Many spas have stationary tables that can be raised or lowered but that are not meant to be portable. A portable massage table can fold out to become a full-sized table. This table can be easily carried from one massage location to another. A massage table is also commonly used by tattoo artists for their customers because the client has to lie down on the table while the artist works.

How do you choose a massage chair?

When considering buying a massage chair, keep in mind the following factors:

  • Portability: A massage chair is rarely only used in one place. Your massage chair needs to be lightweight and portable so that you don't use all of your energy trying to move your chair before giving a massage.
  • Quality: Your chair should be made out of high-quality materials to ensure your client's comfort during therapy sessions.
  • Color: The color of your chair may or may not matter. For example, you may want your chair to be a certain color in order to match your other chairs.
Are portable massage tables adjustable?

The legs on portable massage tables are adjustable so that the therapist can move the table up or down. Depending on the subject's body type, the table may need to be higher or lower in order to save the therapist's back from bending over uncomfortably. Depending on the brand, a massage chair can be adjusted by its face cradle, the height of its seat, the level of the armrest, and sometimes the chest cushion. A portable massage chair can adjust to the height of the customer as well as to the height of the therapist.

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