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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Why You Should Develop a Texting Relationship with [Exisiting] Clients

posted by Custom Craftworks on August 14, 2017

Just as we check the weather outside to decide on our attire, we also have to pay attention to the changing climates in our local culture, in order to make appropriate changes in our business practices. And in today’s communications climate, nearly everyone has a smartphone and everyone is texting. As a massage therapist, have you considered making changes to your business communications based on these cultural climate changes? Consider the following good reasons to develop texting relationships with your clients.

Using Massage to Reduce Stress in Seniors

posted by Custom Craftworks on July 26, 2017

Massage therapy is not just for those who want to unwind after a work week. The act of a professional placing just enough pressure on the muscles to soothe them extends to seniors who find themselves stressed over life’s changes. Here are five ways that massage therapy can combat anxiety in elderly persons. 

Using Hot Stones with Massage

posted by Custom Craftworks on June 12, 2017

You are a massage therapist for a variety of reasons, and most, if not all of those reasons involve helping your clients feel better. Whether helping them relax, heal from an injury or decrease pain, you know massage therapy works. Massage works because you’re committed to continually learning and honing your skill in the modalities you practice. And when dealing with your clients, knowledge is power—especially when using modalities that have the potential to harm. Following, you’ll learn more about how to safely practice with hot stones.

Using Coconut Oil in Massage Therapy

posted by Custom Craftworks on May 19, 2017

Who’s using coconut oil? The better question might be "who isn’t?." Coconut oil is being hailed as a multi-purpose product that’s fantastic for the skin, hair, teeth and more. Massage therapists are using it, too in their practice. Benjamin McDonald of Massamio for Sohnen-Moe Associates, Inc. did his research and offers some food for thought on this trendy oil that’s here to stay.  

The Impact of Color in Massage Therapy

posted by Custom Craftworks on April 28, 2017

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. 

Caring For Your Upholstery

posted by Custom Craftworks on April 20, 2017

Custom Craftworks manufactures massage tables, chairs, equipment and accessories made with the best, longest-lasting products on the market. No matter how expensive your table may be, chances are, it won't matter much to your clients. When each client walks in, the first thing they are going to pay attention to is the part they lay on: the upholstery [and the linens]. Is your table clean? Is the upholstery tattered or stained? Do your linens look clean and crisp? 

By properly taking care of your table's upholstery, you will ensure your table has a long life!

Caring for Your Linens

posted by Custom Craftworks on April 17, 2017

It is a given that the quality of your massage or spa table play the biggest role in the comfort of your client, but what about an added touch of comfort? Having durable, yet comfortable and luxurious linens will take your customers' experience one step further. 

5 Common Questions About Cancer and Oncology Massage Therapy

posted by Custom Craftworks on March 27, 2017

Progress has been in the areas of cancer and massage therapy research. Although there is enough research evidence now that points to massage as a significant benefit for people living with cancer, there are still myths, questions, and mysteries surrounding massage treatments for individuals affected by cancer.

American Made, And Proud of It

posted by Custom Craftworks on March 21, 2017

“American made” is a phrase that has the ability to immediately conjure very specific images. To us, it means quality and it gives us pride in everything we do. Here in the Custom Craftworks plant in Eugene, OR., “American made” is at the core of everything we do. 

How You Can Add Spa Services to Your Practice

posted by Custom Craftworks on March 20, 2017

According to the International Spa Association (ISPA), spas raked in a whopping 15 billion dollars in revenue in 2014, up 5.3% from the year before. Americans enjoyed 176 million spa visits with an average ticket of $88 per visit. In fact, the spa industry has experienced continued growth over the last five years. By adding a few simple pieces of equipment, some basic supplies and a couple of new products, you can increase your bottom line and add an interesting diversity that your clients are bound to love.