A masseuse will come across a wide range of body types; some will be short and narrow, whereas, others will be tall and wide. So it becomes essential for a masseuse to keep a right massage table in his or her massage parlor. The rub down equipment needs to be broad and spacious so that all types of body size can fit on it. This will allow a masseuse to offer an effective therapy without putting a single strain on customer's body. The best table width will depend on the training and performance of a masseuse. Every therapist is distinctive and expects different things from their table. If a therapist is shorter in height, then he or she will prefer having a 30-32" table, whereas, if a therapist is taller in height, then he or she might prefer 28" table. If you are unsure about the kind of massage table for your massage parlor, then you can take help from training institution. Ask to see their massages tables and find out how wide those tables are? In current years, there has been seen a lot of change in tables, such as, there is an introduction of the hourglass-shaped and, which is capable enough to provide ample of comfort and relaxation to the customers as compared to normal tables.
The height of the table:
The massage table should come with a range of height options, so that you can modify it according to your needs. It should be adjustable in order to perform all sorts of therapies you want to practice on it. The most common range of contemporary massage tables is 23-33", which is an ideal height for any massage therapy. Commonly, there are two types of massage equipment:
• Wooden table:
Wooden back rub tables have one or two knobs in order to adjust their heights. They have twisting adjustment knobs, which can be easily adjustable.
• Aluminum tables:
The aluminum cover table has push-button height adjustments, which takes a couple of seconds to adjust. These adjustment knobs are very strong and have a reliable mechanism.
The weight of the table:
There are two types of weight considerations when you plan to buy equipment:
• The carrying weight:
The carrying weight in lay down equipment means the weight of the table itself. The carrying weight is very important, as if you have to deal with a lot of mobile treatments and you carry frequently.
• The working weight:
The working weight means the amount of weight you are putting on the massage table when you are giving massage to someone.
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