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. People that frequently get massages might even benefit from having a massage table in their own homes for their therapists to use during house calls.
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 get a massage 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. It's also a great way to market your table services.
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.
What qualities are necessary when picking a massage chair?
- Portable: 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 their 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.
Are carrying cases necessary with a portable chair or table?
Portable massage tables usually have handles on them, and portable massage chairs usually have wheels. Carrying a massage table by its handles is extremely difficult and inconvenient if you need to go further than a few steps. The massage table case will make the table more portable and will allow you to carry the massage table on your shoulder instead of muscling the equipment from place to place. Massage chairs can usually be wheeled around, but the case is meant to protect the material on the massage chair.