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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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ADA Compliance: Information for Massage Therapists

posted by Custom Craftworks on November 26, 2018

In 1990, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) came into law. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas open to the general public, including jobs, schools, transportation and public and private places.1

Rolfing or Deep Tissue Massage?

posted by Custom Craftworks on November 14, 2018

Rolfing and deep tissue massage are commonly confused, but the two are quite different. They both have the ability to loosen deep and painful tissues, reduce stress and promote relaxation and well-being. So, what’s the difference between them?

Massage Topical Best Practices

posted by Custom Craftworks on October 26, 2018

As a massage therapist, there are many things you can do to help ease clients’ pain and improve their mental health.

These are just two of the benefits of engaging in massage therapy according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

Table Talk: Electric Massage Tables

posted by Custom Craftworks on October 19, 2018

After assessing your massage table needs from the first blog in this series and weighing the different table options, you might decide that an electric table is right for you. There are many advantages to treating clients on an electric massage table.

Prenatal & Breast Recess Options for Expecting Clients

posted by Custom Craftworks on October 19, 2018

Massage for expecting mothers can be a great way to expand your services with the correct training, certifications and equipment. We understand the importance of client safety and comfort and created a reliable and supportive solution for pregnant massage clients. After extensive research and development with nurse-midwives, massage therapists and engineers, we developed an innovative prenatal and breast recess massage table option that has been available since 2000.

The Top 5 Massage Techniques of 2018

posted by Custom Craftworks on September 05, 2018

In any type of business, certain trends come and go.

Keeping up with these trends enables service providers to stay on top of what consumers tend to desire most, putting them in the best position possible to give clients what they want and need.

As massage therapists, this involves understanding the hottest and most requested massage techniques of 2018, and here are the top five.

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.