Massage therapy is a physically demanding profession, and each therapist strives to provide the very best service for his or her client. Choosing the correct massage table is a critical component to ensure a therapist's best work and to help avoid injury.
Curated from the 2013 AMTA presentation by Edward Mohr on Reducing Injury and Increasing Output With Proper Body Mechanics. Read the entire article here.
Rachel Romanelli, owner of Worker B Wellness in St. Paul, Minnesota elaborates on why she has used Custom Craftworks tables and equipment since she began as a massage therapist in 1995.
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“Price has no meaning without a measure of the quality being purchased.”
~W. Edwards Deming
Price is often used as a gauge to help judge quality. Chances are, a very inexpensive massage table is also a low-quality massage table. It may offer fewer features and be constructed from cheaper materials. An expensive massage table is generally assumed to be a high-quality massage table with many features and solid construction.
This blog was curated from the article, “Massage and Headache Relief” published by The Massage Therapy Journal on April 24, 2018. The original article can be found here.
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.
Winter: the days are shorter, the weather is gloomier, and it’s cold. It shouldn't come as a surprise that many people may suffer from "winter blues," however, there’s an easy way to tackle the sluggish feelings and laziness that come on as the days get cooler. Having regular massages is a great way to feel happier and healthier during the winter months, and can be a great way to motivate yourself or your clients to continue taking healthy measures in other areas of life.
Like any profession, massage therapists experience physical and mental stress that go along with the job. It is important to take proactive steps to take care of yourself before you take care of others. By following a few simple steps, you can alleviate stress and add longevity to a career you are passionate about.