Best Massage Tables

We often take our back for granted, and it’s not until after a long period of sitting hunched over at our desks all day that we notice that all too familiar dull ache of back pain.

In an ideal world, whenever we start to feel that dull ache we would just head over to the nearest physiotherapist and treat ourselves to a relaxing massage, but in reality that can take more time and money than a lot of us have to spare. The good news is though, these days with the advances in technology a lot of products have become available for in-home use and purchase that were once only available in physiotherapy offices or medical facilities and one of those products is a professional massage table.

If you’re a professional masseuse, or you’re looking for a massage table to be able to conduct massage therapy in the convenience of your home then you’re in luck. This review will look at all the most popular massage table options available in the marketplace at the moment. We have done the research for you and put together a list of some of the best massage tables out there, with a range of prices and functions.

Things to consider

Usage

Will your massage table be used for personal or professional use? If you’re a professional massage therapist and you’re looking for a new table to replace an old one or to expand your current services your needs will be different from someone who wants a personal massage table to use in their home. You will want stability, quality and longevity whereas someone looking for a home massage table may not deem these qualities as important as it wont get used as often. Someone looking for a personal massage table for home usage will want qualities such as storability, lightweight and comfort. 

Types

There’s generally two types of massage tables: stationary and portable. First you must decide if you are going to keep your massage table in one place or if you plan on travelling with it. If the table is going to stay in one place you’ll need a stationary table if you want to travel with your massage table you’re going to want to buy a portable massage table. There are benefits of both stationary and portable massage tables.  Stationary tables are generally used by spas and salons as well as by therapists with established practices who don’t travel outside their place of business. Stationary tables are generally more stable, can handle larger amounts of weight, don’t have to be set up every time, and have a more luxurious, spa-like feel compared to portable tables. Portable tables, on the other hand, give you more versatility allowing you to bring your massage table with you to work either in your offices or visit your clients on site. Portable tables are lighter-weight, more easily stowed, and are generally less expensive than their stationary counterparts. Once you know if you’re looking for a portable table or a stationary one, it’s time to consider the weight of the table.

Weight

Since stationary tables will rarely, if ever, be moved, weight is not a major concern when purchasing them.  With portable tables, however, weight is a very important consideration. First ask yourself how often you plan on travelling with your table. If it’s a lot, it’s best to look into tables that are lightweight. What makes a table heavier?  Wider widths, longer lengths, thicker padding and some features like adjustable backrests (the additional hardware in the backrests adds pounds).  Aluminum tables are generally lighter in weight than their wood counterparts, and sometimes just as sturdy, so it might be a good idea to look into those if you are constantly on-the-go. 

Ease of clean

Massage therapists use a lot of oils when massaging the skin and this can be difficult to clean, therefore materials such as leather is considered the most trusted material for massage table tops. Not only is it durable but materials such as oil and cleaning products won’t corrode the leather. There are also synthetic leathers that are more cost effective yet still durable. 

If you’re going to be using your table frequently with various different clients then it’s suggested you get a waterproof cover to protect your table top.

Materials

Generally massage tables are made from wood, metal or aluminium. All three materials have a list of positive and negative aspects but in general wood tables have been the most popular materials to make massage tables from but they’re not lightweight and therefore best for stationary tables, Aluminium is lightweight and strong therefore better for portable tables.   

Above all, you should consider the material your table is made from before making a financial investment. This material will be responsible for the weight of the table and also for the longevity and visual appeal of your massage table.

Features

Some of the massage tables we reviewed have features such as adjustable height, heat, extra thick padding and carry cases. These are also things to consider when researching the purchase of a massage table.

Product Review Summary’

Before we get into the details of our recommendations, here’s a handy table that provides a quick overview, if you just want the details at a glance. We have tried to give a wide selection of different types of massage tables out there to give you a good idea of the different products in the marketplace and to help you find the best massage table for you. 

Name and linkTypePrice rangeOne-line reviewBest for:
LCL Beauty – Our Top Pick Electric/stationary$599.88Our Top Pick is this electric massage table as it’s whisper quiet allowing your clients to rest comfortably and securely on this adjustable table/bed. Massage therapists who also offer beauty therapy services as the chair is versatile and customisable for different services.
2. Best Massage – Our runner upPortable/manual$119.99Our Runner Up! – Great portable massage chair with deluxe features like adjustable height, durable carry case and includes an adjustable shoulder strap with side pockets.Great product for a massage therapist looking for a portable massage table that includes deluxe features so your clients get the feel and features of a professional massage chair in a portable model.Budget friendly so it’s ideal for the student masseuse or someone just starting out. 
3. SierraComfort Portable/manual$129.33Great basic massage table made from beautiful hard beechwood and with a thick 2” of high density foam it’s lightweight and comfortable with a durable design. Perfect for the beginner masseuse that’s just starting out and wants a basic and simple chair to test out and start with or someone looking for an at home table for their at home massages.
4. EARTHLITE – ELLORA   Portable/electric$1,678.26Amazing high end massage table with features such as 8 types of motorised height adjustment controlled by foot pedal and high quality leather table top.Perfect for the masseuse who is looking for a high end product with a huge range of features.
5. BMSPortable/manual$79.99A budget friendly yet  premium-grade professional massage table features a hardwood frame and durable steel support cables.Perfect for the masseuse on a budget or your first at home table to trial.
6. Yaheetech Fold Up MassagePortable/manual$97.99This pink massage table is perfect for the masseuse who has a penchant for pink, it also has a matching rolling stool so you can deck out your pink salon!Perfect for the masseuse who is pretty in pink.
7.Bale Spa Facial Massage Treatment Table by SKINACT Electric/stationary$2,199With four motors that adjust the height, backrest, center, and bed inclination this is the luxury  massage table you’ve been waiting for.The masseuse who wants to give their clients complete luxury.
8.Master MassagePortable/ electric$501.24This is the perfect portable massage table with electric features such as a heating system which adds penetrating warmth to every massage improving circulation and soothing away tension.Ideal for the mobile masseuse who wants to give their clients extra functions such as heat to give their clients an extra luxurious treatment.
9.Best Choice ProductsPortable/stationary$199.99Perfect chair for the salon that offers other beauty treatments as well as massage.Ideal product for the home or professional beautician/masseuse who wants a quality product for both beauty and massage treatments at a reasonable price.

Product Review

Our top pick – The ‘whisper quiet’ LCL Beauty

Our top pick is the LCL beauty massage table, it’s a whisper quiet electric massage bed, that is feature-rich yet budget friendly. It is a quality design and hard wearing product ideal for a professional massage, beauty parlour or home salon. There are more advanced machines out there but they come with a large price tag to match, if you’re looking for a stationary massage bed that has a lot of the high end features without the hefty price tag, we certainly recommend the LCL beauty massage table.

What makes this one a great pick is that it is packed with features such as independent electric controls that raise and lower the backrest, leg rest, or chair height for nearly limitless combinations of individual control that the client can adapt themselves via a handheld remote. Plus it features removable headrests, removable pillows and armrests to really customise the experience for your client.

This is our top pick, because the price is right, the quality is good and it’s versatile, you can do a heap of other beauty therapy treatments in this chair other than massage. Let’s take a little closer at the features:

What you get:

  • 3 port powerstrip including 2 USB ports.
  • Bonus matching pneumatic technician stool.
  • 1-Year manufacturer’s warranty.
  • Digital touch-sensor remote.
  • Independent electric controls for all chair settings. 
  • 4″ thick high density foam table top for extreme comfort.
  • Extendable headrest that extends an additional 6″ for taller clients.
  • Removable pillow and armrests.
  • Sturdy electric base.
  • Comes in black or white.

Specifications:

  • Shipping Weight: 150.00 LBS
  • Voltage: 110v (grounded three-prong standard American plugs).  
  • ASIN: B07DJN3DMQ
  • Dimensions: Height adjusts from 26 1/4″ to 32 1/4″ High / 74 1/4″ Long (extend headrest to 81 1/4″ long) x 14 1/4″ Wide.

What we think:

Pros:

Perfect for home use or use in a salon.
The free technician stool is a really nice added feature.
Ideal amount of features without being overly complicated.
Whisper quiet movement.

Cons

Needs to be plugged in to power to operate.
Chair doesn’t sit up to 90°.
Some assembly required.

The runner up – The ‘take me anywhere’

If you’re looking for a portable massage table that is lightweight, strong and durable, the BestMassage  is our pick for you. Easy to use, height adjustable and featuring a flexible headrest it’s a close runner up in the best massage table race. 

The ergonomic design and great quality features give this product a really professional feel to your massage that might even rival those you might find at the physiotherapy office or chiropractic studio.

It’s the ideal portable massage table including features that will make massaging on the go easier and fuss free. Perfect for the student masseuse or someone just starting out that doesn’t want a huge financial outlay. 

What you get:

  • 2-inch-thick sponge top, giving you a soft and comfortable massage experience. 
  • Sturdy feet of the massage bed are equipped with height-adjustable knobs, which can be adjusted to massage table height by a turn of the button. The massage table height can be adjusted from 25″ to 35″.
  • Table weighs 36 lbs and includes a durable carrying case with an adjustable shoulder strap and side pocket to hold oils and supplies, perfect for travel.
  • Requires no tools for set-up with an easy, quick installation.
  • Can hold up to 450 LBS of weight.

Specifications:

  • Product Dimensions: 73 x 28 x 35 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 38.4 pounds 
  • ASIN: B08319SS52
  • UPC: 195030000134

What we think:

Pros

Perfect for the masseuse on the go.
Lightweight and easy to carry.
Easy to clean made from leather so it’s water and oil proof.
Simple assembly and easy to use while also withstanding a hefty 450 pounds of weight.

Cons

The memory foam is a little thinner than some other brands

The basic massage table

If you’re looking for a portable massage table that’s low fuss, the Sierra Comfort Basic Portable Massage Table is for you. It’s high quality and sturdy with a soft, leather-feel upper making it one of the best massage tables in this price range. 

Ideal for personal training stretches and back exercises as well as massage it’s the perfect addition to your at home gym to incorporate stretches into your pre-workout routine. It’s also great for anyone with back issues that struggle to get on and off the floor to do certain exercises as you don’t need to bend or kneel to get on and off the bed.

What you get:

  • Made with a beautiful beech hardwood frame.
  • Adjustable table height to suit any sized masseuse. 
  • Multiple frame support cables with threaded support bars give the table added stability and safety. 
  • 2” high density foam deck topper.
  • Water and oil resistant PU leather upholstery, 

Specifications:

  • Product Dimensions: 73 x 28 x 33 inches ; 31.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 35.3 pounds
  • ASIN: B00A8AMR8A
  • Item model number: SC-500
  • Tabletop Dimensions: 73” x 28”
  • Table Weight: 31 lbs
  • Working Weight Capacity: 400lbs
  • Item Dimensions: L 73 x W 28 x H 33 inches.

What we think

Pros

Perfect addition to the at home gym.
9 points of height adjustment ranging from 25.5” to 33.5” means it will be comfortable for most masseuses to use no matter their height. 
The double support wires and threaded support bar add stability to the frame of the table making the table feel more secure and solid for the receiver of the massage.

Cons

No additional parts such as a carry case means you need to purchase items in addition to the table.
No headrest or face cradle included making back and neck massages not as comfortable for the client.

The premium massage table

If you’re looking for a stationary, hydraulic electric lift massage table that’s got some great features, the  EARTHLITE – ELLORA  is for you. It boasts a plush 3” triple density cushioning top deck layer and a buttery smooth Natursoft upholstery just like a delux massage/spa table you would find at a high-end salon. 

This is a hydraulic lifting electric massage table meaning it uses mechanics to lift and power the table. It features some great delux options such as hands-free lifting from a heavy-duty motor that’s operated by a convenient foot pedal and can lift up to 600lbs. It’s a delux model with some serious motorized lifting power!

What you get:

  • Hydraulic powered lift adjustments from a heavy-duty motor, operated by  convenient hands-free foot pedal.
  • Comes in 6 colours; latte, black, beige, blue, silver and vanilla and three width sizes 28”, 30″ and 32″.
  • Offers easy wheelchair access to help less mobile clients.
  • High level of comfort with a plush upholstery and 3” triple density cushioning. It’s the most luxurious of all the massage tables.

Specifications:

  • Brand Name: EARTHLITE
  • Color: Latte
  • Ean: 0649780155205
  • Item Weight: 190.0 pounds
  • Model Number: 15520
  • Part Number: 15501
  • Size: 32″x73″
  • UPC: 649780155205

What we think:

Pros

The adjustable height range is large from  17” to 36” offering easy, wheelchair transfer and placing less stress and strain on your back and hands.
The table features embedded wheels in the legs offering ease of movement and the ability to change configuration of your massage therapy rooms.

Cons

No additional parts such as head or arm rests means you need to purchase items in addition to the table.
No headrest or face cutout included making back and neck massages not as comfortable for the client.

The “as smooth as silk” massage table

If you’re looking for a comfortable massage table that feels as smooth as silk then the BMS Massage Table is for you. It features a high quality PU leather material that is waterproof, oil resistant, and very easy to clean. 

This massage table comes with some cool features such as a carrying case, removable face cradle with cushion, arm supports, and armrests. 

What you get:

  • This portable massage table is easy to assemble, and fold for easy transportation and storage.
  • Table height adjusted from 24″ to 33″. 
  • Weighs 28 pounds. 
  • The massage table maximum weight capacity is 450 pounds.
  • Made from hardwood construction.
  • Quality product with minimal financial outlay.
  • High quality product with a range of included accessories such as armrest and headrest. 
  • Easy set up with no tools needed. 

Specifications:

  • Brand Name: BMS
  • Color: Black
  • ASIN: B07G531VLW
  • Item Weight: 28 pounds
  • UPC: 848837060756

What we think:

Pros

Made from high quality beachwood and luxury PU leather upper.
Ideal for students or masseuses just starting out as there’s minimal financial outlay yet a quality product. 
The leather felt like real leather and was soft considering it’s synthetic.

Cons

No carry case means you need to purchase items in addition to the table.

The pretty in pink massage table

If you have a penchant for pink then the Yaheetech Fold Up Massage table is for you. Dubbed the “pretty in pink” it’s not only pretty it’s also really functional and comfortable. The massage bed is made of hardwearing, durable, attractive beechwood alongside a soft cushioning topper and supported by sturdy composite boards and aluminium alloy frames. Enjoy giving a comfortable massage with this pretty and multifunctional massage bed!

What you get:

  • Pretty, unique, pastel pink coloured massage table. 
  • 8 height choices. The height of the massage table can be adjusted from 64cm/25.2 inches to 85.5cm/33.7 inches.
  • Comes with adjustable face cradle, arm rests, footpads, hand pallets and removable headrest. 
  • Convenient and easy to carry as it folds into itself creating a carry case with sturdy closing clips.

Specifications:

  • Brand Name: Yaheetech Fold Up Massage Spa Bed
  • Color: Pink
  • Size:
    • Unfold Size: 213 x 82 x 64-85.5cm/83.9 x 32.3 x 25.2-33.7 inches (L x W x H)
    • Folding Size: 92.5 x 60 x 18.5cm/36.4 x 23.6 x 7.3 inches (L x W x H)
    • Headrest Size: 28 x 26.5 x 7.2cm/11 x 10.4 x 2.8 inches (L x W x H)
    • Armrest Size: 35 x 11 x 5cm/13.8 x 4.3 x 2 inches (L x W x H)
  • Product Dimensions: 83.9 x 32.3 x 33.7 inches ; 28.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 33.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0811NLYRY

What we think:

Pros

The great pink colour really makes this model stand out. It’s definitely pretty in pink!
This folding massage table can be used for multiple purposes, home massage, spa, physical therapy, acupuncture, beauty salon, tattoo, clinic, and more!

Cons

Some claim that this table is too narrow at 24’’ wide and the usual standard width being between 28 – 30’’
The height is hard to adjust.

The deluxe massage table

The Bale Electric Massage Treatment Table/Bed is a table boasting absolutely all the bells and whistles to ensure you have all the tools you need to give your client the most comfortable and relaxing massage they can possibly have. The Bale Electric Massage bed boasts a one of a kind design with unlimited positioning combinations that gives you the ultimate freedom of movement and comfort for your client.

What you get:

  • Ultra-plush fabric padding cover which is very easy to clean, sterilize and maintain. 
  • Stylish hand held remote with long cord.
  •  Adjustable head section to maintain adequate blood flow with a push of the button.
  • Even at the steepest angle the bed will maintain its excellent weight distribution system.
  • One year warranty.
  • Durable, white PU upholstery making it a high quality synthetic leather with ultra soft high comfort padding that ensures high quality comfort.
  • Metal structure with natural wood finishing.
  • Completely adjustable with 5 electric motors – adjusts the height, backrest, center, and dual bed inclinations. 
  • Single block mattress with 3 powered movement sections – footrest, center, backrest.
  • Powered Height Adjustment: 25″-33.5″

Specifications:

  • Brand Name: SKINACT: Bale Spa Facial Massage Treatment Table
  • Color: White
  • ASIN: B082LZ1B13
  • Item Weight: 220 pounds
  • Dimensions: 78″L x 29″ W x 25″- 33.5″H

What we think:

Pros

With 5 adjustable, powered motors controlled by a hand held remote, it gives your client the ability to completely adjust their massage experience making this a truly deluxe massage table.
The table tilts and lifts giving the masseuse unlimited freedom to massage their client and gives the client a real deluxe experience.

Cons

The table comes completely assembled and with the dimensions of 78″L x 29″ W x 25″-33.5″H it might be hard to get through doorways and upstairs. 
This is quite a big table and heavy at 220 lbs. It’s difficult to take with you if you move premises!

The hot, hot, hot massage table

If you’re looking for a massage table that gives your clients that extra something, the Master Massage 31″ Santana Therma Top is for you, it has a load of features but the one that really stands out is the patented built-in ThermaTop adjustable heat beds. The heating feature is a unique add-on that really soothes muscles, improves circulation and increases vitality plus brings that little extra touch to the massage for your client. 

The 31″ Santana ThermaTop Pro means more bang for the buck for professionals looking to provide a range of services and bodywork, from traditional massage to intense physical therapy. It’s the bee’s knees so they say!

What you get:

  • The wide shouldered big top bed provides 26% more cushioned space within the same size footprint as standard tables, and that cushioning consists of 3″ thick Multilayer small cell foam which a layer of memory foam is included.
  • The cushioning is protected by beautiful Mountain Red PU upholstery that is oil- and water-resistant, CFC-free, and features a denim-like backing to reinforce the upholstery durability which is backed by a 5 year guarantee.
  • A strong table protected by double-strength Reiki leg panels, Duo-Plane hinges at the center of the table and a stabilizer bar means that with proper care, this table could last for years and years. 
  • Six-way adjustable ErgonomicDream face cradle, memory foam ErgonomicDream face pillow to relieve pressure points, contoured armrest shelf and two-pocket carrying case.

Specifications:

  • Brand Name: Santana ThermaTop Pro
  • Color: Mountain Red
  • Product Dimensions: 213.4 x 78.7 x 86.4 cm ; 17.7 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 25.5 Kg
  • Item Model Number: 28600
  • ASIN: B000EN4M8Y

What we think:

Pros

Great reviews. 90% of customers give this product 5 stars!
Set up is very easy and only takes a minute. 

Cons

The heating elements can take a while to heat up and a smell was noticed the first time it was used.
The face rest is square not the traditional circular shape meaning the covers that usually come in a table cover kit set won’t fit.

The multifunctional massage table

The Best Choice Products 1 in 3 massage table is the ideal massage table for a mobile masseuse or salon that offers beauty treatments such as facials as well as massage. This 3-section bed and chair combination works as a full-body massage bed, facial chair, or even as a tattoo parlor chair that can recline to your desired position to either a complete flat bed, a seat or a bed with inclined backrest. Making this the multifunctional product your salon, mobile practice or home based business needs.

What you get:

  • Comfortable cushioning: Plush, foam-filled faux leather on the bed giving it a delux feel.
  • Bonus adjustable hydraulic stool that provides optimal comfort.
  • Removable cushions and armrests: The removable head cushion opens up a facial cradle so clients can breathe while laying face-down, and the armrests can easily be removed for more space to move and for cleaning.
  • Heavy-duty frame: Made of high-quality welded steel, this durable chair is made to last for years to come
  • Built-in towel rack: Located at the foot of the bed for easy access;

Specifications:

  • Brand Name: Best Choice Products 
  • Color: Black
  • ASIN: B00340NV90
  • UPC: 813373014341
  • Dimensions: 71″(L) x 24″(W) x 30″(H); 
  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs.

What we think:

Pros

Comfortable, reliable and multifunctional this chair is easily changed from a flatbed to a chair to a recliner is fantastic.
Easy to keep clean and sterile as all the parts can be removed and sterilised.

Cons

The installation instructions seem confusing and are only pictures with no words.
The height is not adjustable making it difficult for taller or smaller beauticians and masseuses.

FAQ

How do I use a massage table?

Most massage tables are fairly straight-foward to use; just pull them open and lay on top ready for your massage. Every massage table is different though so we encourage you to read the instructions included and/or watch some YouTube clips to really understand how to put together your massage table for the first time.as

Where do I buy a massage table?

There are many retail outlets that sell massage tables, but in our list we’ve included links to the products on Amazon – so that you can read user reviews and make a purchase using Amazon with quick and safe delivery. 

How do I choose the right massage table for me?

Firstly, think about its intended use, will it be used in a fixed position in a salon or are you wanting it for personal use or for a mobile massage business. The answer to these questions will help you narrow down your selection of massage tables suited to your needs.

Before buying a massage table, there are a number of questions you should ask yourself to ensure you are purchasing the right product and model for your needs. Some questions to ask yourself include:

– How comfortable is the table after extended use?
– Does it provide heat or other functions?
– Is it adjustable for various heights, weights, positions etc?
– Is the product easily transported?
– Is it easily cleaned?
– Does it come with a warranty?
– Is it durable and long-lasting?

After answering these questions you’ll be closer to choosing the right massage table for your needs.

Our Verdict

There are a large number of massage tables available in the marketplace at the moment and we have narrowed it down to 9 of our favourites for you. Use the links provided to read the reviews and make an informed decision about the right table for your specific needs but if you choose one of our 9 recommendations you can’t go wrong.

Happy massaging!