Tuesday, 17 June 2008

How Much Should I Spend on a Massage Table

A massage table is not a small purchase. Massage table prices range anywhere from $100-$6000.

So a valid question to ask is how much should I spend on my massage table?

First of all take into consideration for what exactly would you use your massage table?

Is it just for yourself so that you and your partner can massage each other?

Or are you a semi-professional and want to massage a couple of times a week?

Or are you even a professional massage therapist for whom the massage table would be a main working equipment?

Of course it also depends on your budget. If you own a million-dollar home spending 500 bucks a massage table, even if it's just for you and your partner, is no big deal.

And if you just come out of massage school and want to get started as a self-employed massage therapist money can be tight.

I'd say you should look in the $200 range if it's just for you and your partner.

If you are semi-professional and plan to massage a couple of times a week be ready to spend between $200-$350 on your massage table.

And if you are a professional massage therapist you should spend at least $300 a massage table.

Again these are just general guidelines, use them as orientation points but also watch out what's available in the market. Sometimes you can get a great bargaining -- really good quality for a very low price.

However, when you find a bargain make sure that it really is quality. Never settle for inferior quality. It will just end up costing you more in the end.

If you buy a really good table, and you later find that you don't really use it that much, you can still sell it and get good money for. Of course it should be in good condition, that means you have to take good care of it.

But if you buy a cheap, low-quality massage table, and you're not happy with it, that money is basically thrown out of the window, because nobody will buy it from you - and you really shouldn't sell it to anybody if it's crap.

So again, and look at your budget, think about the fact that if you want to practice massage professionally this is an investment and not spending money. Because with each massage you will recoup a part on this investment and your clients are much more likely to come back to you if they see that you have really good, high-quality, professional equipment.

Richard T. Myers is a massage therapist who later specialized in massage tables. He now provides professional advice on choosing a massage table and has a free massage table buyers guide

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