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The 5 Best Massage Tables – [2019 Reviews]

Whatever your reason for buying a massage table, you should seek the best one for your purposes. See our buyer’s guide, Massage Table Buying Guide.

The following massage table reviews and buying guide are designed to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed and sensible choice when you buy a massage table.

Best Massage Tables

 EARTHLITE Harmony DX Portable Massage TableSierra Comfort All-Inclusive Portable Massage TableBestMessage Portable Massage Table
Upholstery & PaddingHand upholstered with Natursoft fabric & 2½“ dual-density foamPU leather & 2½“ thick high density foamPVC leather & 2“ thick high density foam
Frame MaterialEco-friendly, sustainable maple hardwood with steel support cablesBeech frame with coated tension wiresBeech hardwood with high tensile wire ropes
AccessoriesTilting backrest, bolster, headrest, arm sling, winged armrests, and carry case Semicircular bolster, adjustable head cradle, arm supports, fitted cotton sheets, arm shelf, towel hanger, oil storage pouch & carry caseFlexible headrest, arm sling, winged armrests and carry case
Customer Ratings4.6 / 5.0 Stars4.6 / 5.0 Stars4.5 / 5.0 Stars

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Quick Answer: The 5 Best-Rated Massage Tables – [2019]

  1. EARTHLITE Harmony DX Portable Massage Table
  2. Sierra Comfort All-Inclusive Portable Massage Table
  3. BestMessage Portable Massage Table
  4. Saloniture Professional Portable Massage Table with Backrest
  5. Saloniture Professional Portable Folding Massage Table

Massage Tables Reviews

We’re now feeling thoroughly relaxed after trying out a wide range of massage tables with the aim of discovering the best for you. Having spent time giving and receiving massages on many tables, we have chosen the best 5 based on quality, utility, and value for money. Here are 5 massage table reviews.

EARTHLITE Harmony DX At A Glance:

  • Upholstery & Padding: hand upholstered with Natursoft fabric & 2½“ dual-density foam
  • Frame Material: eco-friendly, sustainable maple hardwood with steel support cables
  • Accessories: tilting backrest, bolster, headrest, arm sling, winged armrests, and carry case
  • Dimensions: 73” L x 30” W x 23” to 33” H
  • Weight: 38 lbs.
We were very impressed by this portable massage table. It is extremely sturdy. We also found it extremely easy to set up. If you release 2 buttons, open it out, and fan the legs, the cables control the spread and it’s ready to use. Height adjustment is simple and quick.

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The Natursoft fabric is supple and soft but is clearly durable and will stand up to years of use. This is a comfortable massage table to lie on and very supportive.

The woodwork is of exceptional quality, and the maple sustainably sourced.

EARTHLITE aims to leave a zero carbon footprint with all its products. It is clear this portable massage table was designed for both professional use as well as personal.

In fact, it comes with an unbeatable lifetime limited warranty on the frame and 3 years warranty on the upholstery and foam.

This EARTHLIGHT portable massage table is one that you can start out with but can easily grow with you as you learn more about the world of massage.

If you are a professional looking to add in-home services to your resume, this is an ideal portable massage table.


Sierra Comfort At A Glance:

  • Upholstery & Padding: PU leather & 2½“ thick high density foam
  • Frame Material: beech frame with coated tension wires
  • Accessories: semicircular bolster, adjustable head cradle, arm supports, fitted cotton sheets, arm shelf, towel hanger, oil storage pouch & carry case
  • Dimensions: 72” L without cradle x 28” W x 23” to 33” H
  • Weight: 37 lbs.
The popular Sierra comfort massage table comes complete with everything you need to massage your friends, family or clients. This top portable massage table even comes with removable cotton sheets designed specifically to fit this model.

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It is the standard length for professional massage tables at 72” long and the range of heights from 23” to 33” make it suitable for most practitioners. When lying on the massage bed you’ll find it comfortable and ergonomic.

This is a strong, sturdy massage table that is easily kept hygienic, is adjustable to both the masseuse and the one receiving the massage and is covered by a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty on the sturdy hardwood frame.

The Sierra Comfort All-Inclusive Portable Massage Table includes everything you need to get started as either an amateur or professional masseuse which makes this the best portable massage table for those just starting out.


BestMassage Portable Massage Table At A Glance:

  • Upholstery & Padding: PVC leather & 2“ thick high density foam
  • Frame Material: beech hardwood with high tensile wire ropes
  • Accessories: flexible headrest, arm sling, winged armrests and carry case
  • Dimensions: 73” L without headrest x 28” W x 24” to 33” H
  • Weight: 28 lbs.
The BestMassage portable massage table is one that comes highly recommended by many users, both the massage artist and those receiving a wonderfully relaxing massage. Because it is lightweight and portable, we tried it out for ourselves and weren’t disappointed.

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The PVC leather and high-density foam padding provide a comfortable bed and an adjustable headrest and ergonomic arm sling complete the experience. These design features are added to help make the table more ergonomically designed for those laying on it.

The beech frame with solid metal hinges and high tensile wire ropes provide a sturdy foundation that is designed to stand up to many years of regular use, even when performing deep tissue massages that require greater downward pressure.

The Best Massage Portable Massage Bed Spa Bed is one of the most economical models we’ve featured on this list of best portable massage tables and is ideal for those just starting out or who only plan on using the table for personal use with friends and family.

Weighing a mere 28 lbs., it is probably the best lightweight portable massage table you will find. This ensures you can easily bring it with you wherever you go.


Saloniture Professional Portable Massage Table At A Glance:

  • Upholstery & Padding: PU leather & 2½“ thick high density foam
  • Frame Material: hardwood with steel support cables
  • Accessories: tilting backrest, bolster, headrest, arm sling, winged armrests and carry case
  • Dimensions: 84” L with headrest x 37” W with armrests x 24½” to 35½” H
  • Weight: 35 lbs.
Saloniture is a popular brand trusted by many industry professionals and this is one of their less expensive models.

Its generous length and width dimensions plus a 450 lbs. static weight capacity makes it suitable for many people that may not be able to comfortably lay on smaller portable massage tables.

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Even for larger or heavier people, this portable massage bed is comfortable to lie on and the bolster for lumbar support and tilting backrest are great extras.

Once you and your friends or clients experience these added features, you won’t know what you did without them.

This portable massage table is designed to be sturdy even under the downward pressures of the deepest massages. While any table will gradually become less stable over time, this table performs well for many years.

The Saloniture Professional Portable Massage Table with included backrest is a great way to get started while still having all the features you might expect from a professional portable massage table.

We chose this model as one of the best home massage tables.


Saloniture Professional Portable Folding Massage Table At A Glance:

  • Upholstery & Padding: PU leather & 2” thick high-density foam
  • Frame Material: hardwood with steel support cables
  • Accessories: headrest, arm sling, winged armrests and carry case
  • Dimensions: 84” L with headrest x 37” W with armrests x 24½” to 34½” H
  • Weight: 37 lbs.
The Saloniture Professional Table has all the basic features you need from a portable massage table and is comfortable to lie on with plush padding that will keep your clients relaxed throughout their massage.

It is also designed to hold a static weight of 450 lbs. which makes ideal for massage artists with heavier clients.

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The adjustable height makes this table suitable for masseurs between 59” and 77” in height. If more than one person will be using the massage table, it can quickly be adjusted up or down to suit the height of the masseuse.

Its extra-long length, when the headrest is attached, and width with the winged armrests attached makes it large and padded enough for most clients. The adjustable legs are sturdy and the adjustment is controlled by double tension knobs.

The Saloniture Professional Portable Folding Massage Table is a cheap massage table providing many of the same benefits as more expensive models but for a more affordable price.

If you intend to use your massage table for close family and friends in the privacy of your own home, this is the best home massage equipment for you.


Massage Tables Comparison Table

Best Massage Tables PriceUpholstery & PaddingFrame MaterialAccessoriesCustomer Ratings
EARTHLITE Harmony DX Portable Massage Table$306.89Hand upholstered with Natursoft fabric & 2½“ dual-density foamEco-friendly, sustainable maple hardwood with steel support cablesTilting backrest, bolster, headrest, arm sling, winged armrests, and carry case4.6 / 5.0 Stars
Sierra Comfort All-Inclusive Portable Massage Table$125.00PU leather & 2½“ thick high density foamBeech frame with coated tension wires Semicircular bolster, adjustable head cradle, arm supports, fitted cotton sheets, arm shelf, towel hanger, oil storage pouch & carry case4.6 / 5.0 Stars
BestMessage Portable Massage Tablefrom $89.99PVC leather & 2“ thick high density foamBeech hardwood with high tensile wire ropesFlexible headrest, arm sling, winged armrests and carry case4.5 / 5.0 Stars
Saloniture Professional Portable Massage Table with Backrestfrom $129.99 PU leather & 2½“ thick high density foamHardwood with steel support cablesTilting backrest, bolster, headrest, arm sling, winged armrests and carry case4.5 / 5.0 Stars
Saloniture Professional Portable Folding Massage Tablefrom $104.99PU leather & 2” thick high-density foamHardwood with steel support cablesHeadrest, arm sling, winged armrests and carry case4.5 / 5.0 Stars

Massage Table Buying Guide

Perhaps you’re embarking on a career as a professional masseur. Maybe you’re an established practitioner searching for a replacement portable massage bed.

Possibly, you’re an enthusiastic amateur searching for the best home massage equipment to use with friends and family.

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Before you decide which is the best massage table for your purposes, you must decide exactly what features you require, and which features would be nice to have but aren’t necessary.

The kind of features you need will depend upon how you intend to use it.

Below are some key features found in massage tables that will become important as you make your choice of the best portable massage table for you.

Size

When choosing your ideal massage table, the length, width, and height of the table are all extremely important factors.

This is not only because they determine the maximum size of the person lying on the table but also when considering portability for transportation or storage.

If you need to frequently transport your massage equipment, you will need a folding massage table, and the size of your table when folded will be an important feature since you’ll want to know that it fits in your vehicle.

You cannot give somebody a comfortable massage if they are 6’6” tall and the table is only 5’ long. Most manufacturers use a standard length of 73”.

This is not long enough alone for a 6’6” tall person but adding a face cradle can extend the length up to 82”, which is long enough to accommodate most people.

Most massage tables are around 28” wide. If your table is too wide, you will find it more difficult to reach over during a massage session, and the table becomes less portable.

If your table is too narrow, it will be uncomfortable for some larger people. Winged arm extensions are frequently used to allow narrow tables to be widened to accommodate bigger people.

Your height becomes relevant when choosing what height settings you need on your table. You must be able to bend comfortably over the table when giving a massage to avoid repetitive strain injuries.

Many massage tables come with an adjustable height using either twist knob or telescopic adjusting systems. Twist knobs are usually used on wooden frames and telescopic adjustments on aluminum frames.

Weight

If you plan to regularly transport your massage table to different locations, weight becomes a very significant factor, especially if you need to carry it up and down stairs or over long distances.

But if you mainly want to use the table in your own home, or maybe only in one room, the weight isn’t as significant. You will often find that the more expensive a table is, the lighter it is.

Upholstery & Padding

For hygiene reasons, and to protect your upholstery, it is always best to use a cover over your table when giving somebody a massage.

But if you intend to use the table without a cover, the upholstery will come in direct contact with the skin of the person being massaged, so you need to choose something comfortable and easy to clean.

The two most common materials used are PU leather and PVC vinyl leather. PU leather is soft and feels great against your skin. It is also fairly durable, but it is not completely oil and waterproof.

PVC leather is the kind of material used to make imitation leather armchairs. It is more resistant to oil and water, more durable, and easier to clean than PU leather.

A foam base is used to provide support and comfort during a massage. Most beds come with 2” of foam, but some manufacturers have begun using thicker layers up to 2¾“. Generally, the thicker the foam the better.

Frame

Most massage table frames are constructed from aluminum or wood. The structure and material of the frame determine the stability of the table. Wooden frames provide stability and durability but are relatively heavy.

They also creak more than aluminum frames, which can be a distraction during a firm massage or when the person is heavy.

Aluminum frames should be stronger and lighter than wooden frames, but they have earned a bad reputation amongst professionals, and there are some poor-quality aluminum framed massage tables on the market.

Generally speaking, you should buy a massage table with a wooden frame because they are usually of a higher quality.

Accessories

Ensure that the massage table you choose comes complete with the essential accessories you need to provide massages to a broad range of people with different physical attributes.

Many packages include winged arm extensions, a face pillow, an adjustable headrest, a towel holder, and carry bags for portable models. The Sierra Comfort All-Inclusive model even comes with sheets and other accessories to get you started.

FAQS About Massage Tables

After reading our reviews and buying guide, you probably have a few questions. To save you some time, here are 5 frequently asked questions and our answers to them.

If you have any other questions, we’d love to hear them. Please let us know in the comments and we can try to find the answer to your question!

 

Q: Should I choose a massage table with an aluminum or a wooden frame?

A: Aluminum frames are lighter than wooden frames, so they are easier to transport. However, they tend to be expensive and professional masseurs tend to avoid them due to quality issues that affect the durability and length of service.

 

Q: What is the best way to clean the upholstery on a massage table?

A: Warm soapy water and a wet cloth are the best way of cleaning both PVC and PU leather. However, it would be better for you to buy covers for your table that cover the upholstery so that regular cleaning isn’t necessary.

Storing and transporting your massage table inside a carry case will help keep it clean when you’re not using it.

 

Q: What are a massage table’s static weight and working weight?

A: When reading about massage tables, you may have seen the confusing terms “working weight” and “static weight.” The static weight of a table is the maximum weight it is designed to hold.

However, when you massage a person, the downward press of your hands adds to the weight of the person lying on the table.

The working weight is the maximum safe weight of the person you are massaging on the table and is considerably lower than the static weight.

 

Q: What kind of foam do I want in my massage table?

A: A thicker layer of foam does not necessarily mean a more comfortable table. Generally, the greater the foam density, the more supportive and durable it is.

At first, a low-density foam may feel softer, but it will wear down quickly and then become uncomfortable. Aim for 2½” or more thick, high-density foam, or a special proprietary foam designed especially for massage tables.

 

Q: How do I choose the best height massage table for me?

A: You choose a massage table based on your own height. A 24” high table would suit somebody 59” tall, whereas a 34” table would be appropriate for somebody 77” tall.

When you are giving a massage, the tabletop should be close to your hip joint, so measuring the distance from your hip joint to the floor will tell you what height table to buy.

Tips for Finding The Best Massage Table For You

Still don’t know how to start looking for your ideal massage table? Here are 5 tips to help your search. If you come across any better tips or have any ideas of your own, please don’t hesitate to share them with us in the comments. Do you already have a portable massage table and have advice to share? Share it!

 

Tip #1: Consider Who Will Be Receiving Massages

If you are a professional masseuse visiting clients in their homes or businesses, you will need a very portable and easily adjustable table to accommodate a wide range of clients of differing heights and weights, and you will need to buy a more durable model. If you are an amateur who only gives massages to a few friends and family members, portability and adjustability may not be so important.

 

Tip #2: Think About Your Own Shape And Size

You must ensure that the table you choose can be adjusted to the optimum height to match your height. If you have short arms, you will find it easier to use a narrower table. If you are small and must carry the table long distances, you don’t want to buy a heavy model.

 

Tip #3: Look At Average Review Ratings as Well as Those 5 Stars

When you have chosen a massage table that you think is just right for you, check out a number of Amazon reviews on that product. Never just read one because it may be biased and unrepresentative. The more popular massage tables have hundreds of reviews on the Amazon site alone.

Every product that is popular will receive one or two single star reviews. This is often due to a specific problem that one customer experienced, such as receiving the wrong product or that table being the wrong size for them. It’s important to take this into consideration.

 

Tip #4: Choose A Popular Model From a Reputable Manufacturer

It’s always tempting to buy the cheapest model you can find but first stop and think about your decision. If a well-known company has been making a similar product for many years, updating it every so often to make improvements or meet new guidelines, then it stands to reason that their product is popular for a reason.

 

Tip #5: Keep Your Budget in Mind

Once you see all the exciting options available, you will be tempted to buy the very best massage table on the market. However, it may be too expensive for your budget, and also it may be unnecessary to buy a table with quite so many features and accessories. Buy the table that provides the best value to you within your pre-set budget.

Choose The Best Massage Table For You

Reading through the massage table reviews and buying guide, you will have discovered that the choice of best massage bed entirely depends upon what you want to use it for. If you are a professional masseur, we recommend you spend a little more to buy the most durable, comfortable, and portable model you can afford. If you only want to use it at home with friends, you can consider cheap massage tables.

If you found these reviews, the massage table buying guide, FAQs and tips helpful in making your decision, we’d love to hear about it!

 

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