The 10 Best Massage Table Accessories

If you’re a master masseuse or massage therapist, then you require the best massage table accessories to serve your clients.

You know that the person laying on your massage table is there for a relaxing encounter to get away from the stresses and strains of the real world.

This can only work if you give them the best experience possible.

The only way to do that is to surround them in fragrances, sounds, and massage table accessories to relax them to their deepest selves.

During massage therapy, you understand that when muscles are loosened and lengthened to their natural state, you are likely to increase their blood flow, flexibility, mobility, relaxation, eliminate toxins and headaches and reduce pain in those joints and muscles.

In order to achieve this state, try my:

List of 10 the best massage table accessories for your store or home studio:

1. Massage Room Candles

When it’s time to relax, it’s the smallest things that are going to help you alleviate the stress. A candle can calm the room with curated scents, boosting the cozy factor, helping you to escape. Different floral aromas and blends can leave your room peaceful and soothing.  Certain fragrances can lead you to feelings of positivity, while others may remind you of a warm summer day. In any case, you should fill your massage studio with these fine fragrances:

A great candle to add to your massage studio is the Victoria’s Lavender Moisturizing Massage Candle in lavender. This rich moisturizer is crafted with African shea butter, avocado oil and natural lavender essential oil. It’s designed for specifially for the hydrating the skin during a massage. Backed by superior quality and rave reviews, this is the candle to get.

2. Massage Table Sheets, Blankets and Linens

The more comfortable your client is, the easier it is going to be for them to relax. Choosing the correct style and type of massage table sheets, blankets, and linens could be the difference between having a comfortable and seamless experience to one that’s itchy, uncomfortable and overheated. Sheets that are soft, smooth, light, thin, and breathable are qualities you will want to look for when deciding on the perfect pieces of massage table bedding materials. Choose the following for the best client experience:

One of the best blankets for massage therapy is the EARTHLITE Premium Quilted Blanket. This particular blanket not only provides comfort and warmth, but is amazingly soft made with hypoallergenic, reversible, machine-washable microfiber. It looks great and spreads perfectly over the massage table.

3. Massage Oils and Lotions

The perfect massage oils and lotions are not only going to have a certain texture and smoothness to them, but also encompass a certain scent that could bring about feelings of a far off or exotic place. Choosing the right kind and scent for your client can make or break their day, since they will likely be attached to the scent for the remainder of the evening. Some people prefer oils, while others prefer lotions. Either way, there will often be other factors to consider. Look at the following and see which massage oils and lotions work best for you.

The massage oil I like best is the Relax Therapeutic Body Massage Oil. This oil provides for the perfect way to relax after a long day of work. It comes in different scents such as lavender, peppermint and marjoram and is made with sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil & jojoba oil, perfectly blended together.

4. Massage Table Arm Rest

A necessity on the massage table is the patented arm rest. When lying face down, rather than let your client’s arms hang dangling and uncomfortable towards the ground, try adding one of these arm rests to your massage table. Anything you can do to make the experience better for the client, the more they will appreciate your services in the end. Grab one of these arm rests and allow your client to naturally relax.

One of the best arm rests I can find is the Master Massage Standard Universal Armrest Support Hanging Shelf. This 9″x21″ arm rest is soft, easy to clean and will make your clients happy they can hang their arms in piece during their massage. Drape it directly under the head rest and get to work.

5. Massage Table Bolster

Anytime you want to prop your client’s legs, arms or head a certain way can be done using a massage table bolster. This simple, yet effective cushioned device can help you get your client in the perfect position to help you perform the most difficult of massage techniques. These may take the strain off your clients back, and can be placed under the ankle, wrist, lower back, neck and elbow areas.

The bolster I like best is the half jumbo EARTHLITE Bolster Pillow. This oversized, soft and versatile massage bolster comes in 5 styles and 8 colors. It is perfect for propping body parts in their necessary position.

6. Massage Table Face Cradle and Headrest

One of the most important pieces of a massage table setup is the face cradle and headrest. Your client will likely be lying face down at some point during the massage. It’s best you have a face cradle that properly fits the shape of your client’s head and is draped in a piece of material that your client feels comfortable lying on. Some people prefer lying directly on a leather type material, making it quick and easy to wipe down and clean.

A great quality massage accessory is the EARTHLITE Massage Table Adjustable Face Cradle. This lightweight, compact face cradle reduces pressure on your face and sinuses, allowing you to rest and relax. It also comes with a patented 3-year warranty. If there’s something to splurge on, this is it.

7. Massage Table Heating Pad or Warmer

Your clients comfort level can be greatly affected by the temperature of the room itself. If it’s too cold, your client’s muscle may tense up and become uncomfortable. This is where a heat pad or warmer comes in handy. You can make your client feel relaxed while at the same time heating up their muscles, so you have a chance to properly massage and lengthen the tissue.

One massage table warmer to grab is the Deluxe Fleece Massage Table Warmer. Rave reviews back this table warmer as top of the line. It comes with a 12′ power cord, 5 adjustable heat settings and 4 timer settings.

8. White Noise Machine

What’s more relaxing than the sound of crashing waves on the shore, or a distant thunderstorm on the horizon. A white noise machine can take your client to a far-off place, enabling them to escape for the duration of their massage experience. The sounds may be relaxing enough to allow your client to slip into a short and relaxing nap.

One of my favorite white noise machines is the Dreamegg White Noise Machine. The noise machine has 29 sounds, including 7 white noise, 7 fan sounds, and 15 nature sounds (Bird, Sea Wave, Gentle Surf, Lullaby, Music Box, Solid Rain, Thunder Rain, Brook, Campfire, Cricket, Drip, Pendulum, Train, Shushing, and Fetal Tone). It’s portable, relaxing, has a rechargeable 12-hr. battery and has an auto-timer to turn off at the perfect time.

9. Massage Table Cart

If you’re someone who likes to make in home massage visits, a massage table cart will allow you to easily transfer your massage table from one place to another. Make it easy on yourself and find one that you can easily pack your massage table and accessories on and go. The massage table cart may be useful for also transporting the massage table from one room to another within your studio or house.

One massage table cart I recommend is the EARTHLITE Massage Table Traveler Cart. This particular cart makes hauling a massage table easy. It has large rubber wheels and a telescoping handle for easy use. It’s a top of the line quality product and fits most massage tables.

10. Massage Gun

If your hands become easily tired, it might be time to invest in a quality massage gun. The massage gun will give you hands a break, allowing you to give a more in depth and thorough massage experience. Your client may also like a firm or athletic massage. This is where a massage gun can dig deep into the muscle, getting all the tight points along the way.

Dig deep into those muscles with a Massage Gun Deep Tissue Percussion Muscle Massager. Great for relieving muscle and joint pain, this portable, super quiet massage gun stands above the rest. It can deal up to 3300 percussions per minute and serves as a great go-to for clients or self-massage.

Bonus: Massage Table Recommendation

Finally, with all the available massage accessories at your grasp, it will be smart to invest in the best portable massage table on the market. You will want something that’s sturdy and easily transportable. If you plan on using this for an extended period of time with many clients, you’ll want to put your money where your mouth is.

What’s all these accessories without a quality massage table? One strong and sturdy option is the STRONGLITE Portable Massage Table. Made with hardwood beech, this lightweight massage table is perfect to take from place to place. It comes with a 5-year warranty on structure and 2 year warranty on the foam/vinyl. It comes with adjustable face cradle, pillow, half round bolster and carrying case, an all-in-one treatment table.

Summary: 10 Best Massage Table Accessories

If you want to give your clients a quality massage experience, you will want to invest in quality accessories. Deciding what to put in your massage therapy studio can be a challenging task, but once you find the right combination of materials to serve your clients, the more they will want to keep coming back for more. Complete your studio checklist and make sure you have an arrangement of these 10 best massage table accessories for your home or studio.

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