Artechworks Portable Massage Table Review
When it comes to aluminium massage table for sale, the choices are not as many as their wooden counterparts.
Nevertheless, we have found a few good ones and out of all, the Artechworks Portable Lightweight Massage Table wins the best aluminium massage table in an overall sense.
Before we delve into it though, can we just take a moment to appreciate how beautiful this pink massage table is? Definitely don't see this colour offered in any other brand!
Structure & Construction
When we say aluminium massage table, it does not mean that the entire frame is constructed purely of aluminium.
Rather, the material lies predominantly in the legs which in this case, employs an aircraft-grade standard. What entails is an ultra-lightweight frame that makes it easy to carry around but sturdy at the same time.
As pictured left, the Artechworks uses a Push-Button mechanism for its height adjustment.
What this means is that the leg adjusters are numbered so that you can adjust the table to your desired height quicker and more accurately at the touch of a button.
Like many good portable massage tables, it too has non-skid, non-mark foot pads installed at the base of the legs to ensure that the table doesn't wobble or squeak.
The table itself is precision crafted with sturdy woods, 2.56" thick of multilayer high-density luxury padding for the bed body and 3.15" high density foam deck for the headrest to ensure a more comfortable massage experience.
The entire padding is upholstered using a durable PU leather material that is both waterproof and oil resistant for easy maintenance and double wide strap are provided at the sides for convenient manoeuvring.
Size & Dimensions
In terms of its size, the Artechworks is available in two widths - 28" and 30". The former is the standard measurement found in most portable massage tables while the latter is perfect for those looking for a wide massage table.
If your client leans towards the bigger side, the 30" may be a more suitable choice for you especially considering this model does not come with any armrest (unlike this or this).
Do note that the wider size is available in standard black only though.
Weight & Portability
So, we keep harping about the Artechworks being the ultimate lightweight portable massage table. Just exactly how light is it?
27.6 pounds to be precise. To give context, an equivalent wooden massage table of the same size would have easily weighed 5-7 pounds more.
There may be many wooden vs aluminium massage tables debates surrounding the superiority or sturdiness of each, but one thing is indisputable - lightweight massage table aluminium is real.
Nevertheless, do not think its stability is undermined in any regard because of this. That's one incorrect myth plaguing aluminium massage tables consistently, that is, they are not as strong or sturdy as their wooden counterparts.
That is not necessarily true. At least not with this one here.
The specially designed sturdy frame structure has a steel wire rope cabling system added to it to give the table exceptional stability, so much so that it has a maximum weight capacity of 500 lbs.
That's no difference to the average wooden massage table, considering there are even some that has lesser working weight than this.
So yes, this is a portable massage table that is able to strike the perfect balance between product weight and working weight in our opinion - super lightweight, but does not undermine its performance capacity.
In terms of accessories, the Artechworks comes with a massage table headrest, an arm sling and a massage table bag.
The face cradle is completely adjustable - be it you want to tilt it upwards, lay it flat or fold it downwards, it can do it all (via a convenient turn handle) so that your client can be positioned in the way desired.
Should you not require, you can detach it and tuck it away. Once on though, the total table length is 84", which is the standard massage table dimension.
Likewise, the arm sling can be detached if your client does not need it but otherwise, it hangs underneath the face cradle to be a place for your clients to comfortably lay their arms on when lying on their stomach and facing downwards.
Folding up into a compact size of 37x28x9 inches, it fits into a free massage table carrying case for easy transport and storage.
Speaking of which, the case is pretty standard - ergonomically designed with a short handle at the front pocket for you to spread out the weight whilst you carry it on the shoulder.
Professional 2-Folding Lightweight Portable Massage Table
73(l) x 28(w) x 25-33(h) inches
Upholstery: PU leather
Sole Solutions shiatsu foot massager, power adapter, manual
Things to Note
The Artechworks is excellent in all aspects, the only thing is, its customer service is pretty slow.
Which is quite a shame considering this is such an incredible product.
Fortunately, the good quality also means that there is less help required / complaints lodged so most would not need to contact its service line for assistance anyway.
Perhaps the most popular aluminium travel massage table in the market, the Artechworks Portable Lightweight Massage Table is also widely used in professional therapy clinics, massage centers, salon, health club, beauty parlour.
Some even use it as a stationary massage table at home - not a problem at all.
Besides the very rare pink, it is also available in a teal green and creamy white as well. The latter, especially, is a bestseller considering there isn't that many white massage table around in the market.
Of course, it comes in standard black as well which as mentioned above, is available both in 28" and 30" width. Not just that, but there is also a shiny black version which is a favourite of many too.
Overall, if you're looking for a good and durable aluminium massage table, you won't go wrong with this one here.