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Choosing the Right Massage Therapy Equipment

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Good massage therapists are always in demand. People of all ages can get tremendous physical and emotional benefits from a massage. In this 21st century, most of us are stressed out and overworked, and a professional massage can relieve pain, stress and tension. So you shouldn’t be short of clients!

If you are planning to do therapy sessions at your workplace and at your clients’ homes, then obviously a portable table will be necessary.Portable tables have many benefits, the most important one being that they are cheaper. If you plan to conduct your business on your premises only, then a stationary table is preferable.

Whatever type of table you choose, there are some additional factors that you need to consider. The table should have good stability and able to take a lot of weight. It should be easy to clean and durable. The table should also have facilities that will allow you to install add-on devices.

You may want to purchase some accessories for your table. These include warmers, a carrying case, headsets, cushions, face holes, and adjustable rests for arms, feet and heads. Buy a table that comes with a warranty. You are going to spend a lot of money on this asset, and you will want to know that if it breaks, you will be compensated.

Next you will have to consider other massage therapy supplies and equipment. You will have to stock up on gels, lotions and oils. Essential oils are used for aromatherapy. Find a supplier that can guarantee that the oils are safe and suitable for massage therapy. Some oils are totally unsuitable, yet people try and sell them claiming they are genuine.

Other items that you will need to set up your business include sheets for your table, towels, a holder for your oils, a desk for your receptionist, and chairs for your waiting room. If you live in a hot climate, you will also need to consider installing air conditioning. And if you live in a cold climate, you will need to install heating. You might even want to consider buying a massage chair.

You can get all your supplies at an online store, from your table right through to your towels. The convenience of online shopping will give you time to compare prices, other services and the availability of stocks. Once you have all the information on hand you can sit down and calculate the costs according to your budget.