Buying Guide: Choosing the Right Massage Table

Posted by MassageTools Staff on Jun 28th 2016

Knowing which massage table to buy isn't as easy as choosing the design that fits within your budget. There are different styles of tables to consider, different features and different quality levels. Which massage table you should buy will depend on your needs, the way you intend to use your table and your budget.

First, take into consideration where you plan to use your table. There are 2 basic types of massage tables available: Stationary and portable. Stationary tables are good for bodywork professionals that work out of a single office. Portable tables are better for trade shows and traveling therapists. If you're not going to be doing a lot of traveling, choosing a stationary table can cut down on costs, allowing you to put more of your budget towards other features.

While you're thinking about where you'll use your table, also consider how you'll use it. Different types of treatments require the table to be set at different heights. An adjustable table can be useful for practices that require the height to be lowered and raised. An electric table will allow you to lift heavier patients, a smart choice for those working with athletes and other large individuals. Portable tables are often less versatile in terms of height and adjustability, so take that into account when making a choice.

Finally, you'll have to think about your budget. Massage tables vary widely in price depending on manufacturer, type, accessories and finishes. Determine which features are the most important to you and spend the majority of your budget on those items. If high-end upholstery is a must-have, focus on that over a specific leg finish or removable arms. If you plan to use your table for more than just massage, a highly adjustable design may be more important than a kit with a lot of accessories.

Which massage table you buy will ultimately depend on your business, your budget and your style. There's no single table that will suit everyone's needs, so don't be swayed by titles like "customer favorite" or "bestseller". Take your time, do your research and make an informed decision. Shopping at a large retailer, like, can help you quickly compare different table styles to find the one that's right for you.