Custom Craftworks

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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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!

Strengthen and recover: Benefits of post-workout massage

posted by Custom Craftworks on March 14, 2018

There is a reason why more and more gyms are including massage rooms on their premises. Exercise and massage go hand in hand, with top athletes singing the praises of massage. Here is why massage is important when you are exercising regularly and the benefits of a post-workout massage

It's Real: Starting Your Own Business

posted by Custom Craftworks on February 28, 2018

No matter where you work, it's likely that you've dreamed at least once or twice (or maybe a few million times!) about being your own boss—and it's no different in massage therapy

Get new clients with on-site massage marketing

posted by Custom Craftworks on February 12, 2018

Getting people to try something new can be a challenge; so, what do you do when you want to convince potential clients to give your work a try? There are many ways to successfully reach probable clients. A popular strategy has been giving people samples. Try the following tips to reach people with brief, inexpensive samples of your work- massage!

Starting a mobile massage practice? Follow these best practices

posted by Custom Craftworks on January 26, 2018

Taking your massage practice on the road is certainly a good way to expand your service offerings and find potential clients. It can seem overwhelming thinking about how to set up an efficient, profitable mobile or chair massage business and how best to pack everything up and take it with you. Once you’re armed with information and products and you’ve gotten a few events under your belt, you’ll soon be a pro at onsite massage. This blog touches on some of the best practices for setting up a mobile massage business.

The many effects of hot stone massage

posted by Custom Craftworks on January 16, 2018

In general, massage therapy has many, many benefits. With many kinds of massage, certain types benefit the body in different ways. Hot stone massages are known to be beneficial on both physical and psychological levels.