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Originally founded in 1986, Custom Craftworks supports the vital work of professional manual therapists and educators in the massage therapy and holistic health fields by designing, building and sourcing the best-quality massage tables, chairs, equipment and accessories available. In 2009, the company was acquired by Pivotal Health Solutions based in Watertown, South Dakota.
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7 Ways Your Massage Chair Helps You Boost Your Business

posted by Custom Craftworks on August 08, 2018

During massage school, if you had a class on chair massage, it was likely a short lesson.

And if so, you probably spent much of that time learning how to set up and take down your chair!

Nevertheless, there is a lot of good that can come from using your massage chair strategically.

Not only can chair massage help you get more clients and expand your skillset, but you can also earn a little extra cash on the side.

 

via Ryan Hoyme

Here are 7 ways your massage practice can benefit from using your massage chair.

We Moved!

posted by Custom Craftworks on July 25, 2018

Things are finally starting to feel a little less chaotic around here now that we have settled into our 2 new locations. That's right, we moved!

At the beginning of May, Pivotal Health Solutions Headquarters in Watertown, SD moved about 1.5 miles down the road to a larger facility.  At the beginning of June, our Custom Craftworks plant in Eugene, OR also moved to a larger building! 

Which Lift Back Massage Table is Right for You?

posted by Custom Craftworks on July 25, 2018

Lift back massage tables allow for multiple positions, which keep your clients comfortable and allows therapists to offer more services with the flexibility of having a lift back. Custom Craftworks offers an extensive line of high-quality lift back massage tables, but which one is right for you?

Inspiring your clients’ well-being can be just a hue away

posted by Custom Craftworks on July 09, 2018

Color is a communicator.

Color surrounds us every day of our lives. It can be stimulating or calming. In most massage sessions, the client’s eyes are closed, so it may seem that the colors used in a massage office are less important than in other settings. However, the colors used in your office convey an important message.

Sports Massage + Professional Athletes

posted by Custom Craftworks on June 25, 2018

For most of us, massage is the ultimate therapeutic treat that we indulge in once a month or so; to a professional athlete, massage therapy is an everyday and on-the-field essential.

Massage Not Just For Vacation

posted by Custom Craftworks on June 19, 2018

Massage Therapy - What you Knead to Know

Many people associate massage with vacations or spas and consider them something of a luxury. But research is beginning to suggest this ancient form of hands-on healing may be more than an indulgence—may help improve your health.

This article was written by NIH News in Health and was originally published in the July 2012 HIH News in Health Newsletter The original article can be found here.

Table Talk : Assessing your Massage Table Needs

posted by Custom Craftworks on June 06, 2018

It's time for a new massage table. Where do you begin? For starters, It is important to understand the different massage table characteristics and the purposes they serve. The team at Custom Craftworks put together a list of features, trade-offs, costs, benefits and other factors (quality, durability, performance) to consider when choosing the table that is right for you. 

Choosing the best face rest

posted by Custom Craftworks on April 18, 2018
Custom Craftworks offers numerous massage therapy accessories to help each practitioner extend his or her technique and upgrade the customer experience. Our face rests are no exception. We offer many face rests that are compatible with many of our tables. What Custom Craftworks face rest is best for you?  

Hospital Massage: Quick Q&A

posted by Custom Craftworks on April 03, 2018

Massage therapy in hospital settings continues to grow. The skilled touch by a professionally trained massage therapist helps promote the healing process and improves wellness. Koni Sims, CLMT, CSMT, CLT answers some common questions about hospital massage therapy and how to succeed.

Massage can help relieve allergy symptoms

posted by Custom Craftworks on March 16, 2018

Massage is the ideal complementary therapy for symptoms of allergies. Many people suffer from some form of allergies, and massage therapy is a good way to alleviate your clients' symptoms, and their body benefits in other ways, too!