| Call 1.800.910.9955
Shop By:
  • Pages

  • Archives

  • Categories

  • Meta

  • Archive for the ‘Massage Warehouse’ Category


    Tuesday, May 24th, 2016


    Most spas offer some form of specialized massage and seaweed-based treatment for clients wishing to improve the condition of cellulite. While these treatments are not panaceas for this common condition, they can temporarily improve the dimpled appearance in certain areas, and for this clients are willing to pay a good price.

    The treatment incorporates three vital components to aid in accomplishing the desired effects: a stimulating exfoliation using loofah or dry bristle brush, a targeted wrap using Firmi-Sea Body Mud and firming therapeutic complex, and vigorous massage using skin rolling and percussive techniques to maximize circulation to the area. A fourth component of hydrotherapy is beneficial if you have a hydrotherapy tub with high-powered underwater massage hose available.

    This treatment is a great way to generate retail sales and series sales (5 or 10 pre-paid Firmi-Sea Targeted Cellulite Treatments).

    Note: Always be sure to include a DISCLAIMER in your brochures, menus, and other materials, stating that clients need to include exercise, diet, lifestyle considerations, and plenty of WATER CONSUMPTION (64 ounces per day), in addition to use of the Biotone Spa products, in order to achieve optimal results.


    • 90 MINUTES


    • $90 – $120
    • $800 – $1000 SERIES OF TEN











    1. (Optional) Perform a consultation and assessment prior to beginning this treatment, especially in the case of a series, for which clients pay a large amount. Talk to the client about lifestyle issues and her willingness to dedicate herself to the program for the duration of treatment. With client in bathing suit or underwear, assess visible signs of cellulite.
    2. Client begins face down. Starting at the client’s left leg, use loofah or dry bristle brush to perform a VIGOROUS exfoliation in circular motions beginning just above the knee and working to the buttocks, finishing at the upper waist for a total of 3 – 5 minutes, focusing on target areas (cellulite). Exfoliate arms from elbow to the upper triceps area, cupping the elbow to support the arm. Re-cover the client’s leg and repeat on right side. Client should be forewarned about the stimulating nature of this step, which differs substantially from regular exfoliation.
    3. Client turns over. Insert a breast and pelvic towel at this time. Then beginning at client’s right leg, use same vigorous exfoliation beginning above the knee and work up to the high waist for a total of 3-5 minutes. Drape the client with a bath sheet from the feet to the waist.
    4. Mix 40 drops Firming Customizing Complex into ½ cup Firmi-Sea Body Mud, warm mixture in hydrocollator, roaster, or other unit (microwave not recommended), and apply to target areas, including hips, thighs, buttocks, stomach, and backs of upper arms. Beginning at bottom right corner of table, have client bend right leg at the knee and place right foot flat on the table to expose outer thigh, rolling slightly to the left. Start at the knee and apply mud beginning on the outside of the leg above the knee to the buttocks. Apply to right hand side of back at this time. Apply to inner thigh. Cover upper leg with plastic. Proceed to arm and apply mud from elbow to triceps. Cover arm with plastic. Repeat on left side of the body. Spread mixture beyond target areas as well, but there is no need to cover lower legs, upper back, chest, etc.
    5. Wrap client in layers, first with plastic wrap, then thermal blanket and cotton or wool blanket. Allow to rest for 20 –25 minutes. During this time, you may optionally apply reflexology to the feet, focusing on lymphatic drainage points.
    6. Beginning at lower left corner, unwrap client and remove mud. Mud removal starts on outer thigh, inner thigh of opposite leg, buttocks, waist and then arm, using the moist towels or assist to a shower. As the leg is cleansed, have the client lift that hip while you roll/fold the plastic wrap and thermal blanket under and away from the body. Repeat on the other leg. Remove the plastic/thermal blanket from the table entirely and have client lie on the clean flat sheet. Cover client with bath sheet to prevent chilling.
    7. Use 1 tablespoon of replenishing light oil mixed with 4 – 6 drops of firming Customizing Complex to perform a firm massage to targeted areas (outer & inner thigh, buttocks, upper waist, arms) for 30 minutes, focusing on skin rolling and tapotement techniques. You can also to have your cellulite massage oil pre-mixed, with 80 drops of firming Customizing Complex in an 8 oz. bottle.
    8. Cellulite massage technique: With client face up, begin at the bottom of the table with left leg, then the right, abdomen, arms, then have client turn over, massage left leg, then right, buttocks, waist, then arms. (This segment takes twenty minutes total. Ten for the front and ten for the back.) For each targeted area, apply these techniques, using the following procedures:
      1. Apply product with long strokes. Repeat 3 times during one minute period.
      2. Next, use knuckle effleurage in long strokes. Repeat 3 times during one minute period.
      3. Then use small skin rolling technique pushing with the thumbs and pulling with the fingers. This technique can be done moving up the leg as well as across the leg. Repeat 3 times during one minute period.
      4. Use an open handed percussion. Repeat 3 times during one minute period.
      5. Finish with deeper long strokes. Repeat 3 times during one minute period.
      6. For Abdomen use long strokes, skin rolling and deeper long strokes. Avoid knuckle effleurage and percussion.
      7. If arms are treated, use longs strokes, effleurage, knuckle strokes and deep long strokes, concentrating on triceps. Percussion and skin rolling techniques can be used on arms when client is face down.
    9. Finish with an overall body application of body butter mixed with firming Customizing Complex, focusing once again on target areas.


    HYDRO: If a hydrotherapy tub with high-pressure underwater manual massage hose is available, use this treatment for 20 – 25 minutes prior to the start of the above procedure and charge more for the overall treatment ($30 more per treatment, $250 more per series).

    H2O: Advise clients that in order to maximize the effects of this treatment they should drink plenty of water. Recommended minimum: 2 liters (approximately 64 ounces) of pure fresh water a day while treatment series is in progress.

    DISCLAIMER: There is only so much you can do to aid a client’s transformation. During a series of cellulite treatments, suggest she follow a healthy high-fiber diet and do some sort of cardiovascular activity in order to highlight effects of treatment.

    HOME CARE: The effects of the Biotone Spa Targeted Cellulite Treatment can be amplified if your client takes home a treatment kit for self-use. Biotone will be developing new home-care kits for this and other services in the future.

    At MassageWarehouse.com, massage therapist enjoy a one-stop shop for professional quality massage products at the lowest prices available. Rely on Massage Warehouse for your massage supplies, salon equipment and supplies and spa equipment and supplies needs.

    Check out this amazing new NRG Massage Table Vedalux

    Friday, October 9th, 2015

    New NRG Massage Table Vedalux

    By Day Spa Association

    When you think there can’t possibly be a new table in the market, Massage Warehouse introduces the NRG Vedalux massage Table, available in 5 colors and includes all the bells and whistles including:

    • 3″ memory foam for the face rest
    • a curved headrest for ultimate comfort
    • double knobs on the legs for strength and security and 3.5″ of triple density foam

    You really have to lay on one to believe how comfortable this table really is.




    Width 30″ Arm Rest Yes
    Height Range 25″ – 35″ Corners Round
    Length 73″ Face Cradle Cushion 3″ Memory Foam
    Working Weight 550 lbs. Table Foam 3.5″ Fireproof Triple Density
    Reiki End Plates Yes Ship Weight 53.5 lbs.
    Shiatsu Cable Yes Carry Case Yes

    Introducing The Pink Grapefruit “Squeeze” – A Signature Massage Treatment from Bon Vital’

    Friday, September 4th, 2015

    Introducing The Pink Grapefruit “Squeeze” – A Signature Massage Treatment from Bon Vital
    Tantalize your senses. This refreshing massage also includes an exfoliation on the hands and feet that will leave you rejuvenated and balanced. Bon Vital Products needed: Original massage Oil with Jojoba, Grapefruit Essential Oil, Pink Grapefruit Sugar Scrub, Pink Grapefruit Body Silk, Grapefruit Aromatherapy Essential Roll-on, several warm, moist towels and some dry spa towels.

    Time: 90minutes – Approximate Cost per Treatment: $7 – Recommended Charge per treatment: $125-$175
    To prepare the signature massage oil, add 3-8 drops of the 100% pure essential oil to each ounce of the Original Massage Oil with Jojoba. Gentle shake the container to combine the oils.

    Bon Vital Spa Sugar Scrub 8Oz Pink Grapefruit


    In a supine position
    1. For the Face
    Put a few drops of the blended oil on your hands and rub together vigorously. Placing the pads of your thumbs on the center of the forehead, massage the “third eye” in a clockwise, circular motion and massage the temples with the pads of the three middle fingers.

    2. The Scalp
    Apply a few tablespoons of warm grapefruit oil blend to the upper forehead just above the hair-line. Next, comb through the hair with your fingers for a few moments and end by wrapping the hair and scalp with a warm, grapefruit-infused towel.

    3. The Upper Extremities – includes a scrub
    Moving to the right hand and arm, apply the blended oil over the entire region. Place a quartersized amount of Pink Grapefruit Sugar Scrub in your hand and massage it over the oiled arm, using the heel of your hands, compress, squeeze and lift the forearm and upper arm. With a warm, damp towel remove excess sugar scrub. Apply compression strokes on the hand, forearm, and upper arm by gently squeezing the extremity from distal to proximal. Apply Pink Grapefruit Body Silk to the freshly scrubbed arm. Using the heel of your hands, squeeze the tissue, finishing with effleurage. Repeat on left arm.

    4. The Lower Extremities – includes a scrub
    Move to the right foot. Massage in the Grapefruit oil to the lower and upper leg with a medium pressure. Apply Pink Grapefruit Sugar Scrub to the right foot and lower leg. Wrap the foot and
    lower leg with a warm, damp towel. With the towel wrapped around the right leg, compress (squeeze) the tissue under the towel. Repeat on the left leg. Return to the right leg and remove the towel and the excess Pink Grapefruit Sugar Scrub. Repeat on the left leg. Massage in the Pink Grapefruit Body Silk starting with the right leg and moving to the left leg.

    5. Turn the Client Prone
    Starting with the right leg, Repeat step 4.

    6. The Back
    With a light amount of blended oil, apply the oil over the entire back. Using your forearms, glide over the erectors starting at the Lumbar area finishing at the upper traps. Apply Pink Grapefruit Body Silk to the entire back using your choice of massage techniques.

    7. The Finish
    A final application of the Grapefruit Aromatherapy Essential Roll-on to the pulse-points of the wrists and neck, bi-laterally will add to your client’s feeling of being refreshed, rejuvenated and energized!

    8. The Take Home
    The cost of the Grapefruit Aromatherapy Essential Roll-on is baked into the treatment. Give the Roll-on to your client encouraging them to continue their spa experience at home.*Recommended: have the Pink Grapefruit Sugar Scrub and Pink Grapefruit Body Silk available for resale.


    At MassageWarehouse.com, massage therapist enjoy a one-stop shop for professional quality massage products at the lowest prices available.  Rely on Massage Warehouse massage therapy supply and spa equipment needs.

    Chicago is My Kind of Town!

    Monday, March 16th, 2015

    Chicago is My Kind of Town!
    By Drew Freedman
    The Boston Bodyworker

    I have been in the massage industry for over 18 years, yet I still feel like a kid in a candy store every day when I peruse the internet, combing through Facebook, blogs and various websites, learning new and exciting things about the human body. Are you still hungry like I am to learn more? Are you still trying to crave that thirst for knowledge? If you are like me, than once you reside to two facts, 1) You will never have enough knowledge about what we can do to help others and 2) What was once learned may potentially be proven to be wrong some day, then you are well on your way to an enriching career in massage therapy or any other field of health care.

    amc-chicagoI admit, I was fortunate to not only have a strong background in wellness prior to massage school having a degree in sports medicine from the University of South Florida; I was also learning from some of the best of the best from day one. James Waslaski was my sports massage instructor a Sun Coast School and he in turn brought in people like Aaron Mattes and George Kousaleus. This snowballed into workshops with Judith Delaney, Whitney Lowe and so many more. It wasn’t until I moved back to my hometown of Boston, that I realized how blessed I was to have been introduced to so many knowledgeable and passionate people.

    I mention all this because that is the exact environment you walk into when you attend an American Massage Conference. These conferences not only afford an endless amount of options for continuing education (CE’s), but the presenters who are providing them are about the nicest, most knowledgeable and passionate people I know. It has been my honor to be a part of such a cast of characters and that is exactly who we are; characters. Each and every presenter is as unique as a Disney creation. If you catch Eric Stephenson, Dennis Buckley, Tina Allen and myself in the notorious community room, hang on to your holsters, because it’s about to go off the ‘fazizzle’.

    The AMC is a destination conference worth saving for, but fortunately, you won’t need to save much, because it is also the best bang for your buck out there. The AMC offers attendees a choice from several different passes. You get to choose from over 70 hours of NCTMB approved CE’s, enjoy one of the most expansive exhibit halls filled with vendors who offer the best product deals you will EVER find and you can experience one of the coolest features I have ever seen, or been a part of, the One Concept Community Room. The community room, located in the middle of it all offers FREE one-hour workshops, hands-on treatments from aforementioned CE providers (remember, we love what we do) and a front row seat to watch and observe other integrated health care providers perform their work. One community of providers offering FREE services in exchange for donations to a charity is what the hosts of the AMC, One Concept are all about.

    theraband-tape Now of course I would be remiss not to briefly mention the workshop I will be presenting at the AMC in Chicago. I am very excited to be offering a 10-hour pre-conference workshop on kinesiology taping. This event will be held on Thursday, the day before the doors open for the show. We will be teaching you all about the use of kinesiology taping in your practice. More specifically, we will be showing you how to tape for common running injuries we see in practice such as plantar fasciitis, shin splints and ITB syndrome, just to name a few. My partner in crime, 2013 AMTA Educator of the Year and Co-owner of Georgia Massage School, Rick Garbowski, will join me. He and I will be your hosts for an exciting and guaranteed to be entertaining class. We will be revealing the newest brand of kinesiology tape on the market today, TheraBand Kinesiology Tape. You will learn why this tape will provide you with better and more consistent clinical outcomes than any other brand (when applied correctly). Performance Health, the makers of this tape as well as products such a BioFreeze, Prossage and TheraBands have gone above and beyond in their laboratory to create a tape that is second to none. Attendees will leave this workshop with a ‘new key on the key ring’ to help their patients return to their lives, pain free.

    Don’t fret if you can’t make the pre-conference class. Rick an I will be there all weekend offering a one-hour and 3-hour introductory class as well as being available in the One Concept Community room throughout the weekend.

    If for whatever the reason may be, that you don’t need CE’s, than I would still encourage you to come to the AMC for another reason; NETWORKING!


    Not only does the AMC offer and Exhibit hall, where vendors such as Massage Warehouse, will make it well worth your while to stock up on your inventory so you have the best margins possible for your practice, the American Massage Conference also plays host to the infamous ‘Facebook Meet & Greet‘. These parties are legendary and offer you a unique opportunity to mingle with so many amazing people.

    Last, if you have all the CE’s you need and you are more connected than Al Capone, come on down and talk with your industry organizations such as the ABMP or the Massage Therapy Foundation to learn how they can help you become a better massage therapist (better than you already are).

    I really hope that you will make your way to Chicago this June for the American Massage Conference. It is a destination worth driving, flying, hitchhiking to or by whatever means gets you there. I only ask one thing. WHEN you arrive, come up to me and say ‘Hello’. Like my colleagues, we want to warmly welcome each and every one of you to this show. See you in Chicago! Register Now!

    Trouble Sleeping? Massage Relieves Insomnia and Other Health Conditions

    Monday, November 17th, 2014

    Authored by:
    KRAY KIBLER, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Scrip Companies

    Getting enough sleep is essential for your well-being, but according to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), an estimated 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from sleep issues that affect their health. Symptoms of insomnia include difficulty falling asleep despite feeling tired, waking up frequently during the night and trouble getting back to sleep, all of which can lead to low work performance, slowed reaction time, obesity, higher risk of long-term disease and substance abuse.

    Those who sleep less than eight hours per night are experiencing “sleep debt” which, contrary to what many people believe, cannot be reversed by “catching up” on the weekend. Insomnia is not a single sleep disorder, but rather a symptom of another problem, which varies from person to person. It can be caused by simply drinking too much caffeine or by something more serious, such as an underlying medical or psychological condition.

    The two most common causes of chronic insomnia are anxiety and depression, creating a vicious cycle in which the insomnia exacerbates the underlying psychological issue.

    Fortunately, most cases of insomnia can be cured with simple lifestyle changes. According to the Mayo Clinic, studies have found massage to be beneficial for insomnia-related stress, as well as:

    • Anxiety
    • Digestive disorders
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Headaches
    • Myofascial pain syndrome
    • Paresthesias and nerve pain
    • Soft tissue strains or injuries
    • Sports injuries
    • Temporomandibular joint pain

    Massage Taps into the Chemistry of Sleep
    The National Institutes of Health has advised that massage therapy can reduce fatigue and improve sleep and, based on research gathered by the AMTA, massage has been shown to improve sleep in infants, children, adults and the elderly alike, as well as individuals with psychiatric disorders, cancer, heart disease, lower back pain, cerebral palsy and breast disease.

    Anne Williams, the director of education at Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, and author of Spa Bodywork and Teaching Massage, says, “Massage helps people spend more time in deep sleep, the restorative stage in which the body barely moves, which reduces the neurotransmitter associated with pain.”

    There are many different types of massage, including these common types:

    • Swedish massage — This is a gentle form of massage that uses kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize.
    • Deep massage — This massage technique is a slower, more forceful method designed to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly used to help with muscle damage from injuries.
    • Sports massage — Similar to Swedish massage, it’s geared toward people involved in sport activities to help prevent or treat injuries.
    • Trigger point massage — This massage focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in muscles after injuries or overuse.

    The chemistry of sleep is relevant in relation to massage because it directly influences the body’s production of serotonin, which is essential for the production of melatonin. Melatonin regulates the sleep-wake cycle by chemically causing drowsiness and lowering the body temperature. A study on back pain, published in the International Journal of Neuroscience, demonstrated that in addition to a decrease in long-term pain, subjects receiving massage experienced improved sleep and an increase in serotonin levels. Results were based on twice-weekly, 30 minute massages for five weeks, using these techniques:

    • Kneading and pressing the back muscles
    • Massaging both sides of the spine and hips
    • Gliding strokes to the legs
    • Kneading and pressing the thighs

    In the supine position, participants received:

    • Gliding massage to the neck and abdomen
    • Kneading of the rectus and oblique muscles that help bend the trunk of the body forward
    • Massaging of the legs
    • Kneading of the anterior thighs
    • Flexing of the thighs and knees
    • Gentle pulling on both legs

    In addition to other assessments, a sleep scale to measure quality of sleep and urine samples to measure levels of serotonin were used in the study.

    Massage: The Natural Alternative to Sleeping Pills
    Massage is a healthy and drug-free option that is helping a growing number of people overcome insomnia. Because melatonin influences the sleep stage of an individual’s circadian rhythm, a natural way of boosting serotonin is a positive sleep-inducing option. This connection calls for further research showing the direct affects massage therapy has on serotonin and sleep. In the meantime, the existing evidence is enough to suggest that getting regular massages will help you fall asleep — and stay asleep — all night long.

    Download the pdf version by Clicking Here.

    Massage Therapist one of the 10 best jobs you can get without a college degree

    Saturday, November 1st, 2014

    10 best jobs you can get without a college degree

    A bachelor’s degree is often thought to be the key to financial success. After all, while the median salary of high school graduates 25 years and older is $29,766 a year, the typical college grad with a BA makes $50,281. Unfortunately, many young people have to dig themselves deep into debt for a shot at those future returns. Among the 70% of 2012 college grads who took out student loans, the average amount borrowed was $29,400.

    Here are 10 thriving careers you can pursue without a college education. The occupations we identified promise generous salaries and long-term job security, based on 10-year employment projections. None of the jobs require a college degree, though some call for a post-secondary nondegree award, typically earned from a trade school or vocational training program. As a bonus, many of the jobs boast below-average stress levels.

    Take a look at the 10 best jobs you can get without a college degree.

    Data on number of workers, employment projections, education requirements and income comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment-growth projections cover the 10-year period between 2012 and 2022. Salary ranges reflect annual pay for workers from the 25th to the 75th percentiles, which weeds out the lowest and highest earners. Job stress is also based on BLS data, analyzed by career information expert Laurence Shatkin. Overall stress scores range from 0 (no stress) to 100 (most stress).

    Massage Therapist
    Projected 10-year growth rate: 22.6%
    Annual salary range: $24,380 to $51,820
    Stress score: 37.8
    Typical education requirement: Post-secondary nondegree award

    Massage therapists can relax knowing that they are in high demand. Baby boomers coping with more aches and pains as they age will increasingly need their services. Plus, with massage-clinic chains proliferating and making the practice more affordable, even younger folks will be able to indulge themselves for greater relaxation.

    An added perk: Massage therapists, of course, know how to keep calm. They boast the lowest stress score of all the jobs on this list, well below the 53.1 average for all workers. Part of their chill existence–besides the constant exposure to incense and soothing sounds–may be due to being boss-free, with a whopping 46% reporting as self-employed. To become a massage therapist, you’ll likely need to complete a postsecondary education program requiring at least 500 hours of classroom study and hands-on practice. You may also need a license or certification, depending on your state’s regulations.

    By Stacy Rapacon, Kiplinger, CareerBuilder
    Compensation and BenefitsHigh Schools

    Read more on the Chicago Tribune


    We are excited to announce our recent partnership with Find Touch.

    Monday, October 20th, 2014

    Find Touch LogoMassage Warehouse is constantly striving to give back to the massage therapy community, through sponsorships, philanthropy and support of research and education.  We recognize the need of massage therapists to find opportunities and meaningful ways to provide nurturing touch. To that end, we are excited to announce our recent  partnership with Find Touch.

    Find Touch is a website dedicated specifically to serving the Massage Therapist community. Using Find Touch, massage therapists can learn about the latest job opportunities and can discover a variety of high quality Continuing Education courses.  Find Touch is easy to use and convenient; you opt to receive emails whenever a new job opportunity is posted that specifically matches your job preferences.  Find Touch provides a number of other resources such as a free one page website and our blog, featuring articles written from the perspective of a practicing therapist.  Best of all, Find Touch is free to use for massage therapists – our mission is to help massage professionals thrive in their careers!

    Founded in 2008 in Seattle, Find Touch has since expanded nationwide and currently has over 12,000 community members with this number growing daily.

    How to Improve Massage Therapy Sessions

    Monday, November 4th, 2013

    Any professional who is truly passionate about his or her craft will go that extra mile to make sure that they are doing their absolute best.  As a massage therapist, this is especially important.  Your clients expect to feel less pain or more relaxed after a session.  In the field of massage therapy, one bad massage can easily hurt your reputation.  On the other hand, an amazing massage will certainly bring about new referrals and regular customers who return again and again.

    Subtle details during a massage session can make all of the difference.  If you are doing your best to really improve a client’s experience, they will take notice.  The difference between a good massage therapist and a great one may not be apparent at a quick glance, but there is no doubt that clients can tell the difference, whether they realize it or not.  Here are some simple tips to keep in mind that will help you to make sure that you are meeting your full potential.

    Remember to focus on each person’s individuality.  Yes, massage therapy is a job, but it is much more than that.  You are providing a service that promotes healing in the body and mind.  Your clients are trusting you to help them, and it is imperative that you do not let them down.  It can be easy to just go through the motions, thinking the client may never be any the wiser.  The problem is that they will go home assuming that their back pain just can’t be helped through massage.  They may not blame the therapist directly, but it is unlikely that they will return.

    However, if you focus on the subtleties and intricacies of each individual, you will be able to perform massages that are much more effective.  Don’t think of the clients as just another body.  Each and every one of your massages should be personal and catered to their specific needs.  Of course, learning how to change things up from person to person is a skill that will come with time and experience.

    Another way to improve your performance is to use massage tools.  Although some purists may say that the hands are the only way to really accomplish the best massage, using tools will allow you to save your hands for when and where they are needed most.  Massaging multiple people per day can certainly get exhausting, and if your hands are too tired, they may not be able to accomplish what they need to.  Using a tool allows you to give yourself a break, and they can also accomplish things that the human hand is not even capable of.

    At MassageWarehouse.com, massage therapist enjoy a one-stop shop for professional quality massage products at the lowest prices available.  Rely on Massage Warehouse massage therapy supply and equipment needs.

    How a Portable Massage Table Can Improve Business

    Monday, September 16th, 2013

    Massage therapists have a unique career in many ways.  One of the most common reasons why people get into massage therapy is because of the immense amount of freedom that the job can offer.  There are many different places for a massage therapist to find employment, or often they will venture out on their own, working freelance or opening their own practice.  Regardless of the path that you choose, having a portable table is certainly essential!

    The table is the most important tool for the massage therapist, besides the hands.  This is where the patient will spend the majority of the session, which is why it is essential that they are comfortable for the duration of their visit.  A shoddy table will make a poor impression, even if it functions fine.

    A portable massage table is often the first piece of equipment that a massage therapist purchases.  It can be all too easy to skimp on quality when buying a first table, but most experts would recommend buying quality for the first time.  Not only will this allow you to meet your fullest potential performance-wise, but it will also save you from having to replace it later on when things become more serious.  If you are truly dedicated to a career in massage therapy, a good portable table will be a long-term investment in your future.

    Even if you are not planning on being a traveling massage therapist, you may be surprised by how often you end up using your portable table.  You may also have clients who will pay extra for in-house visits.  It is not uncommon for a patient to be immobile, which may prevent them from being able to travel.  With a portable table, it can be easy to make some extra income.

    Like any business, it is important for massage therapists to promote themselves.  Many massage therapists will coordinate events where they give short massages to try to drum up some extra business.  Setting up a portable table at a sporting event, a hotel, corporate event, or any other place where passersby may want a massage is an excellent way to let people know about your services and earn some money at the same time.

    It is quite clear that there are plenty of reasons to get a portable massage table, including the flexibility to provide massages when and where you want to expand your business and visibility.

    For more than 10 years, Massage Warehouse has been the leading full-service distributor of massage supplies and equipment.  Rely on Massage Warehouse for quality products at competitive prices for an unparalleled one-stop shopping experience so you can focus on serving and healing your clients.

    Revolutionary Oakworks Boiance Float Now Available

    Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

    The Oakworks Boiance Float Face Rest, a new product with a patent pending design inspired by the Oakworks Boiance Face Cradle Pillow, is now being carried exclusively by MassageWarehouse.com. The Boiance Float is aimed at increasing the flexibility of the head and neck while a client or patient is receiving a massage by allowing a small range and more natural freedom of movement. Many massage table face rests keep the head and neck stationary—a position the head and neck are not accustomed to on a day-to-day basis. The Boiance Float allows the client’s head to have a natural front to back and side-to-side range of motion. As a result, the client is much more comfortable and more thoroughly enjoys the massage.

    The Oakworks Boiance Float achieves this unprecedented maneuverability and flexibility by using state of the art water spheres located between the upper and lower platforms of the float. The water spheres are incredibly soft and allow the upper platform, which naturally rests on top of the spheres, to move in any direction without resistance or friction. This includes moving vertically, as the spheres will compress when pressure is applied and then move back into their natural shape when the pressure is released.

    Most standard massage table face rests hold the head in an almost locked position, similar to the way a neck brace does. This is unnatural, as the neck is accustomed to a free (albeit small) range of motion. The Boiance Float, which is designed to fit in between almost any platform and massage table face pad on the market, alleviates this motion restriction.

    Installation Instructions for Massage Therapists

    As mentioned above, the Oakworks Boiance Float is designed to fit beneath almost any massage table face pad on the market, resulting in the face pad no longer being completely restrictive and stationary. The basic installation steps for Massage Therapists looking to add a Boiance float to their massage table are as follows:

    1. Install the platform for the face rest (but without the face rest pad) on the massage table.
    2. Using the side of the Boiance float which has the appropriate Velcro or hooks for your face rest, attach the Boiance float to the face rest platform and press it into place
    3. Place the massage table face rest pad on top of the Boiance float and press it into place.

    Once these steps are easily done, the boiance float is completely installed and the massage table is ready for use. The float only adds about an inch of height to the face rest, especially when weight is applied to it. Many face rest platforms, such as the Oakworks QuickLock Face Rest Platform or Adjustable Face Rest Platform, are vertically adjustable and so the massage therapist can move the platform up and down to fit the client.

    The use of the Oakworks Boiance Float means the client or patient is more comfortable and the massage therapist can give a better massage. The added range of motion given by the float is a more natural feeling, and it allows for a more fluent and relaxed experience. The float allows for a natural range of motion in any direction, and it provides more resistance the further away the float moves from its central position. This simulates the natural range of motion for a human head and neck, even allowing for the neck to stretch and contract. Without the float, the massage table face rest pad cannot move away from the table, and that natural range of motion for the head and neck is lost, taking away from the overall experience of the massage.

    For more than 10 years, Massage Warehouse has been the leading full-service distributor of massage supplies and equipment.  Rely on Massage Warehouse for quality products at competitive prices for an unparalleled one-stop shopping experience.