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Is a Stationary Massage Table Right for You?

posted by Custom Craftworks on May 28, 2019

Custom Craftworks offers three main types of massage tables: portable, electric and stationary. They may seem self-explanatory, but there are many important factors for each type of table that you need to consider before choosing which one is right for you and your style of business. In this blog, we explore stationary tables and the benefits they offer.

Stability

Stationary tables tend to be on the heavy side and don't move around easily.  They are generally steadier than portable massage tables and, in most cases, can hold more weight. 

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Location

Perhaps the most important consideration when choosing a massage table is where you are going to treat your clients. If a massage therapist does not plan on traveling to clients' houses, setting up at fairs or festivals or setting up part-time at a chiropractic/physical therapy business, than a stationary table would be ideal. Stationary massage tables are a great choice for permanent locations such as spas and salons. Their larger frame and heavier components are preferred more for spa/salon services and businesses that need a reliable, sturdy table with the option of having a lift back for specific services.

Features

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Removable side arms

Because stationary tables are not built to be portable, they usually provide therapists with more features and options. Some of these features may include: thicker cushions, lift back cushion, self-contained storage, ankle extension and removable side arms.

Overall, stationary tables offer a more professional look and feel. They are generally more comfortable and stable than portable massage tables because they don't have a middle hinge that folds the table in half. The storage and lift-back options are definitely an advantage as well.

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Before you make one of the most important investments in your massage career, be sure to give the appropriate amount of thought to the type and style of table that will best suit the needs of you and your clients. 



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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.