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What are the Benefits of a Folding Massage Table?

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A folding massage table is a portable therapy solution designed for on-the-go masseuses. It is a beneficial investment for traveling therapists because it is lightweight, easy to carry, and relatively inexpensive. A folding massage table allows therapists to perform both in-call and out-call massage sessions with the same table. In addition, when a masseuse brings his or her own portable massage table to a client’s home, the client is not burdened by having to find a suitable spot for a massage in the home.

Therapists interested in purchasing a folding massage table must take several factors into consideration. The first factor to consider is the therapist's budget. In general, a masseuse should be ready to spend at least $300.00 US Dollars (USD), if not more, on a quality massage table. Even a barebones table without any costly add-ons can not often be obtained for less than that price without sacrificing on quality and safety.

The key to acquiring a good folding massage chair lies almost exclusively with quality. Quality tables come with a bevy of accessories such as cushions, cradles, and recesses. These help make the client feel more comfortable and happy. For instance, cushions make a table softer. A quality table may increase the likelihood that the client will tip more.

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There are three types of folding massage tables, including aluminum tables, student tables, and adjustable tables. An aluminum folding massage table features a sturdy aluminum build that is lightweight yet durable enough to withstand years of use. In addition, aluminum tables can handle overweight clients. The average aluminum massage table often costs a therapist at least $375.00 USD.

A student folding massage table is a barebones table devoid of any expensive add-ons. It is an optimal choice for an entry-level masseuse who isn’t yet ready to invest in more a long-term and permanent table. A student table isn’t very durable or comfortable for clients. Student tables are, however, generally inexpensive, and can be often purchased for as little as $275.00 USD.

An adjustable folding massage table comes with a multitude of premium add-ons like a headrest, an arm shelf, and even a face rest. They also include backrest and height adjustments. The accumulation of these features tends to make an adjustable table a bit heavier than either aluminum or student tables. They are also more expensive, and a quality adjustable table usually costs at least $500.00 USD. The comfort and quality of the table is often directly related to the price.

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