Best Portable Massage Table (Wooden & Aluminium)

Best Portable Massage Table

Not all massage therapists own a stationary massage table, but most would have a portable massage table.

Why so? First off, a portable massage table is much lighter. It gives them the flexibility to offer at-home (or office) massage services, thereby the chance to expand their business into this huge market that is people who are too busy for regular massage parlour visits, or the pregnant clients.

The latter especially, have an enormous demand for at-home services let us tell you. 

Secondly, a portable massage table is much more cheaper

It is therefore more accessible and affordable by many, hence the preference over stationary massage tables.

Even for the individuals, a good majority would have one as their home massage table. The foldability and compactness mean it wouldn't take up any floor space - just fold it up and tuck it away. 

For those that need to do regular home physical therapy, such a type makes for the best massage table for home use. 

It is important that you choose the right model though. There are many inferior ones out there that may not only undermine your performance, but pose safety risks for your clients too. 

Read on our portable massage table reviews below to find out what are some of the best portable massage tables the market has to offer now.


We can divide portable massage tables into two types generally - wooden and aluminium. 

Wooden Massage Table

Pretty self-explanatory, this is where the frame of the table is made of wood. Most portable massage tables fall within this category.

Let's see what are some of the good ones.

Wooden Portable Massage Table Reviews

Master Massage Santana LX

Coming from one of the best massage table brand, the Master Massage Santana Therma Portable Massage Table wins the top best overall portable massage table in our opinion.

Above everything, this is a heated massage table. Yes, it has an inbuilt heating system so no longer would you need a separate massage table heating pad anymore.

A pioneer in the industry and not just with its heat function, this multi-patented massage therapy table is also the only lightweight massage table that can be used two ways - the normal standing style, and the completely laid flat tatami style

If you specialise in ashiatsu massage or the likes and are having trouble finding a foot massage table, this Master Massage table will be the solution. 

An excellent choice for professionals looking to provide a range of services and bodywork from traditional massage to intense physical therapy, this is the reiki massage table we guarantee will not disappoint. Read more here...

Earthlite Harmony DX

Coming very close in second is the Earthlite Harmony DX Portable Massage Table, an all-in-one folding massage table that suits both amateurs and professional massage therapists alike.

Also one of the most recognizable massage table brands in the industry, this one here is well-known for its sturdiness and durability that last a lifetime.

Made of strong maple hardwood, this Earthlite portable massage table has a support cable system rated at 1,000 lbs with lifetime warranty offered on the frame and construction.

One signature feature that stood out has to be its patented facecradle, a deluxe adjustable head rest with a proprietary Cloudfill poly-gel blend face cradle cushion that perfectly and comfortably positions aroud a client's face.

Wider than most tables by 2", this is an excellent choice if you have clients of a bigger build. Continue reading here...

Stronglite Olympia

A US based manufacturer of professional massage tables since 1986, the Olympia Portable Massage Table from Stronglite is one of the best value all-in-one package.

Aside from the table itself, it also comes with an adjustable face cradle, face pillow, matching half round bolster, microfiber sheet set and a nylon carry case.

With this package, you can start work straight away without having to buy any additional accessories. The best thing is, it comes at a reasonable price point. On top of that, you get 5 years warranty on the structure and 2 years on foam/vinyl.

If you'd like a good standard-sized wooden massage table that is not too long or too wide, this lightweight portable folding massage table is a very good choice to consider. Read more here...

Earthlite Avalon Standard

Another Earthlite massage table, this time it is the Avalon Portable Massage Table Package that is a reiki massage table from the brand's premium line. 

Besides the reiki panels, the Avalon also comes with thicker cushioning (2.75"), a premium Strata memory foam cushion and is guaranteed squeak-proof. For a wooden massage table, that is very rare. 

The same patented face cradle is included but what stood out for the Avalon is that it is available in a Tilt design. This allows you to raise the end section up to make for a backrest. Possibly, this is the only wooden massage table you can find in this price point that does that. 

Having received some of the highest ratings from industry experts and users alike, the Avalon is available in 8 colours for you to choose from continue reading here...

Sierra Comfort All Inclusive

An Amazon's Choice, you'd most likely came across the Sierra Comfort All Inclusive Portable Massage Table at some point in your research. It is just such a highly featured model in so many massage table reviews. 

Understandably so, given this is probably the most affordable portable massage table you can find in the market. It is also one of the lightest, weighing 31 pounds only which is quite rare for a wooden massage table.

AND - it comes with additional accessories such as face cradle, face cushion, sheet set and a threaded support bar. Despite its price, it is well made and does not discount on quality. 

The Sierra Comfort portable massage table is one we would highly recommend to those that are just starting out (students or massage enthusiasts) whom does not have a bigger budget to invest in yet. Read more here...

Saloniture portable massage table

Another portable massage table slightly over the $100 mark is this Saloniture Professional Portable Folding Massage Table.

Also an Amazon's Choice, the Saloniture does resemble the Sierra Comfort in quite a few ways. 

The first being - it also comes with accessories.

Quite differently though, is that this one here comes with an arm sling underneath the headrest and winged armrests to allow for comfortable repositioning. Both are completely detachable for you to customize accordingly.

Some therapists prefer this combination as it gives them the leeway to accommodate to different client size and body needs. It also has a slightly bigger working weight capacity compared to the Sierra Comfort portable massage table, although it does weigh more than the former. Continue reading here...

BestMassage Portable Massage Table

Speaking of armrests and arm slings, the Best Massage Portable Massage Table is another model that comes with them.

Not just that, but there is also a semi-circle bolster, facial cradle and full sheet sets included - all at a price of slightly over $100. If that's not a good bargain, we don't know what else is. 

Which is why this portable massage table continues to be such a popular item among professional therapists, therapy students, beauty salons, clinics and home users alike - everyone can afford it and its good quality is sturdy and durable. 

For what it is, the Best Massage massage table is quite heavy though. Especially considering tables of a similar working weight capacity weighing much lesser, this one here certainly is heavier. Read more here... 

Oakworks massage table

We're pretty sure there isn't any portable massage table reviews out there that do not have an Oakworks massage table on their list.

It is, after all, the brand that is most trusted by professionals in the industry with its top of the line medical-grade equipment.

The Oakworks One Portable Massage Table Package is the brand’s more affordable line, built to meet the needs of a budget conscious massage therapist looking for a luxury massage table that has the same features and patented details as the brand's other professional massage tables.

Built in the USA from the highest quality globally sourced materials, it is one of the sturdiest table thanks to the integration of the brand's patented Integra Hinge that offers incredible strength no piano hinge can match.

The One by Oakworks portable massage table is also a popular solution for the massage client looking to add a portable massage table to their home spa or gym. Continue reading here...

Uenjoy Portable Massage Table

If you're wondering where to buy massage table that is under $100 or whether such a thing exist, the Uenjoy Folding Massage Table will answer you.

Hands down the best cheap massage table without a doubt, this is the best price portable massage table you can ever find in the market with such quality.

One may have think that with a price like that, it will be a basic massage table with no add-ons. Boy, it couldn't be any more wrong. 

This one here comes with an arm sling and a pair of armrests besides the usual detachable headrest. It is also able to sustain up to 500lbs, which speaks of its built and sturdiness. Aaand, 1-year free parts replacement service is offered. Find out more here...


Wooden Massage Table Comparison Chart

Master Massage Santana LX

Dimensions: 81 x 34 x (24-34) inches

Product Weight: 47 pounds

Working Weight Capacity: 750lbs

Cushion Thickness: 3"

Price: $$$

Earthlite Harmony DX

Dimensions: 73 x 30 x (23-33) inches 

Product Weight: 33 pounds

Working Weight Capacity: 600lbs 

Cushion Thickness: 2.5"

Price: $$$

Stronglite Olympia

Dimensions: 73 x 28 x (25-35) inches 

Product Weight: 35 pounds

Working Weight Capacity: 450lbs 

Cushion Thickness: 2.5"

Price: $$

Earthlite Avalon standard

Dimensions: 73 x 30 x (23-33) inches  

Product Weight: 34 pounds

Working Weight Capacity: 750lbs 

Cushion Thickness: 2.75"

Price: $$$$

Sierra Comfort All Inclusive

Dimensions: 73 x 28 x (25.5-33.5) inches 

Product Weight: 31 pounds

Working Weight Capacity: 400lbs 

Cushion Thickness: 2"

Price: $

Saloniture

Dimensions: 77.5 x 37 x (24.5-34.5) inches 

Product Weight: 36.7 pounds

Working Weight Capacity: 450lbs 

Cushion Thickness: 3"

Price: $

BestMassage

Dimensions: 73 x 28 x (24-34) inches 

Product Weight: 40 pounds

Working Weight Capacity: 450lbs 

Cushion Thickness: 2"

Price: $

Oakworks

Dimensions: 73 x 30 x (24-34) inches 

Product Weight: 44 pounds

Working Weight Capacity: 500lbs 

Cushion Thickness: 3"

Price: $$$$

Uenjoy

Dimensions: 84 x 23.6 x (22.8-33.5) inches  

Product Weight: 30 pounds

Working Weight Capacity: 500lbs 

Cushion Thickness: 1.57"

Price: $


Aluminium Massage Table

If you're looking for the best lightweight portable massage table, aluminium is the way to go.

They make for the best travel massage table to lug around due to their light weight. We're talking about 3-10 pounds lighter than their wooden counterparts, and they are also cheaper (price-wise) comparatively.

The choices available in the market are much lesser though. Nevertheless, here are 5 of the best aluminium massage table we'd highly recommend:

Aluminium Portable Massage Table Reviews

Artechworks Portable Lightweight Massage Table

The Artechworks Professional 2 Folding Portable Lightweight Massage Table is the No.1 choice of many professional mobile therapists when it comes to aluminium massage tables. 

Weighing less than 30 pounds, this is possibly the lightest portable massage table you can ever find in the market.

Don't believe us? Let's take the Stronglite Olympia Portable Massage Table as an example given as both share the same dimensions. The Artechworks is almost 8 pounds lighter, yet its maximum working weight is 500lbs - pretty amazing huh? 

On top of that, its 2.56" thick multilayered high-density luxury padding is one of the thickest we have ever seen in the aluminium portable table category. 

Available in two sizes, this lightweight portable massage table is widely used in professional therapy clinics, massage centers, salon, health club, beauty parlour and homes. Continue reading here ...

Yaheetech Massage Table

Coming close in second is the Yaheetech 3-Fold Portable Massage Table. As you may have guessed from its name, it is an aluminium massage table that is sectioned into three parts.

Yes, the end section of this light massage table can be lifted to make shift as a backrest

Even in the wooden massage table category, such triple fold capacity is rare to come by. This is definitely a feature that sets the Yaheetech apart from the rest. 

Another would be its width. If you're on the hunt for a wide massage table, look no further. This one here is the widest at 32 inches, which is an extra 4 inches than the usual standard width. With the biggest working weight capacity out of all, it is a heavy duty massage table continue reading here...

MaxKare Portable Massage Table

Another foldable massage table with aluminium frame is the MaxKare Portable Massage Table

This is in a 2-fold design, similar to the Artechworks but this one here comes with a pair of armrests and an armsling as well besides the usual massage table headrest.

What stood out to us is the material used in its upholstery - the oil and waterproof leather covering filled with high density foam is super soft and does not produce any offensive smell which can be quite apparent in some others. 

It is also of a standard size and working weight capacity so other industries i.e. tattoo, beauty, healing etc. will find it suitable and appropriate as well. Read more here...

Merax Aluminium Massage Table

The Merax Aluminium 3 Section Portable Folding Massage Table is another aluminium foldable massage table that has 3 sections. 

Similar to the Yaheetech in many aspects, this one here is a narrower version at 27".

If you are looking for a small massage table that can also has its back lifted to make do as a backrest, this will be an ideal option to consider. 

Also using a push-button mechanism to adjust its height, the Merax offers 2 aditional height levels for you to choose compared to the former. Yes, this is the fold up massage table to get if you are on the petite side. Read more here...

Giantex Portable Massage Table

You don't often get to see a white massage table, but that is precisely what the Giantex Professional Portable Massage Bed is.

Out of all the aluminium massage tables that are reviewed here, this is the lightest option weighing at 26 pounds only. Yes, even lighter than the Artechworks.

This makes it one of the easiest and hassle-free table to transport around which is why it continues to be a bestselling model despite having a smaller working weight capacity. It is also one of the best quality light portable massage table continue reading here... 


Aluminium Massage Table Comparison Chart

Model

Product Dimensions

Product Weight

Working Weight

Cushion Thickness

Artechworks Portable Lightweight Massage Table

84 x 28 x (25-33) inches

27.6 pounds

500 lbs

2.56"

Yaheetech Massage Table

84 x 32 x (24-32) inches

31.1 pounds

551.2 lbs

2"

MaxKare Portable Massage Table

84 x 28 x (24-33) inches

tbc

496 lbs

2"

Merax Aluminium Massage Table

84 × 27 x (24-32) inches

30 pounds

500 lbs

2"

Giantex Portable Massage Table

84 x 24 x (23-33) inches

26 pounds

485 lbs

2"


Prenatal Massage Table 

As mentioned in the beginning of this article, there is a huge demand for at-home massage services from pregnant clients. 

pregnant woman massage

There are two ways to cater to this market - (1) get a pregnancy massage cushion, or (2) get a pregnancy massage table.

The former is a cushion whereby the belly area is recessed. It is an accessory, so you will have a separate item to carry with you all the time.

On the other hand, the latter already has this recessed compartment inbuilt with the table. Here are 2 such recommendations:

Master Massage pregnancy

The most popular pregnancy massage table has to be the Eva Pregnancy Massage Table from Master Massage.

An Amazon's Choice, it is the bestseller in this category. Granted, there aren't that many options available in the market but this one here really takes the cake out of all the massage table for sale there is in this category.

You may think of it as the "pregnancy version" of the Santana Therma. The heat function is substituted with a breast and belly filler, to accommodate the growing belly of pregnant clients. 

This is where a stretchy mesh bracket is installed under the table to comfortably support the belly and reduces pressure on it. Even if not for the pregnant clients, this feature is suitable for clients that have a big belly, or those that have trouble lying on their stomach.

For the usual clients, simply put the filler back in place and voila, you have a standard flat massage therapy table! Read more here...

DevLon NorthWest Pregnancy Massage Table

Another option is the DevLon NorthWest Pregnancy Portable Massage Table, an alternative with a slightly lower massage table cost.

It has a slightly smaller cutout recess though. Nevertheless, it allows pregnant clients to lie face down on their stomach.

Some of the features that stood out to us is its reiki panels that allow therapists sit comfortably while carrying out a massage. Another will be that it has shiatsu release cables that allow it to be placed directly on the ground, tatami style. Read more here...


Portable Massage Table Buying Guide

As you can see from our massage table reviews above, different massage table brands offer quite the different things.

Even though they may look more or less the same at a glance, each portable massage table is not quite the same. 

For instance, you can see that there is no one standard size. Different models have different sizes and they are constructed of different materials too. This leads to one conclusion:

“There is no one universal model that suits everyone, that gives the same experience to different individuals. ”

To ensure you find one that provides the best experience for both yourself and your clients, here are a few things you should consider:

Material

The first, of course, has to be the material. Decide if you want a wooden massage table or an aluminium one before moving onto other aspects. 

Wooden

wooden

Composed mostly of beech or maple wood, wooden frames are generally more aesthetically pleasing.

Most massage tables are wooden as they are very stable and durable but more often than not, they are also heavier than aluminium frames without necessarily adding to the working weight limit. 

If you have a heavier user, wooden massage tables will inherently squeak or produce some sort of noise no matter how well built they are. That's something to keep in mind as it could be a nuisance to some. 

Aluminium

Aluminium is a more modern approach to massage tables. There is one major advantage - the good quality ones make for lighter and stronger massage tables.

For the same working weight as a wooden table, a portable massage table with aluminium legs is lighter by at least 4 pounds. 

That actually makes a lot of difference, especially when your travelling distance is rather substantial. If we are purely on the issue of portability, an aluminium option is the best lightweight massage table. 

It doesn't mean they don't have any downside though - low quality aluminium frames are still aplenty and they can be quite dangerous. We are referring to those that use plastic joints/support cables. 

If you come across these, stay away from them. This is the reason why you may see massage instructors advising students to avoid aluminium massage tables altogether. 

Wooden vs Aluminium

Wooden Massage Table

Aluminium Massage Table

PROS

  • Strong and sturdy
  • More durable
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Recommended by massage instructors
  • Lightweight 
  • Easy to adjust
  • Cheaper and more affordable
  • Easy to set up

CONS

  • Heavier
  • Harder to adjust
  • More difficult to set up /unfold
  • Squeak when too much pressure
  • (Arguably) less attractive
  • Plastic joints/support cables are dangerous (avoid these at all cost)

Size

Next up, look at the dimensions. 

massage table size

The length is pretty standard across all portable massage tables - 73" without the massage table headreset and 84" with one.

Height too, is pretty consistent, ranging from 23 - 33" adjustable although there are some that starts from 25" at its lowest. If you're on the petite side, this is something you should pay more attention to because it wouldn't be too comfortable if the table is too high. 

What distinguish between the models is at the width. The standard is 28 inches, but we can have a wide massage table at 34 inches. Then there are the small massage table that is just 24 inches. 

Depend on your clientele, you may want to take these into consideration when choosing the right size:

Wide Massage Table

Narrow Massage Table

  • More spacious and comfortable
  • Accommodate bigger/taller clients i.e. sportsmen
  • Makes a good sports massage table
  • Easier to carry around 
  • Lightweight
  • Easier for masseuse to manouevre
  • Heavier
  • Less portable / more effort
  • Harder for masseuse to reach the center
  • Less comfortable
  • May limit size of clientele

It is worthy to note that the standard 73" x 28" is the best balance between accommodation capacity and portability. You will be able to fit most people (up to 1.85m) yet the table itself will be compact enough to be brought around easily.


Weight

Given that this is a portable massage table review after all, weight is highly relevant.

It determines the portability of a table to a very large extent.

In this regard, aluminium ones will always be lighter than wooden massage tables. However, you should also weigh (pun intended) the product weight itself against the working weight capacity.

If your clientele leans towards the males or those on the big side, getting a small massage table that you can easily carry around wouldn't make much sense because it may not be able to accommodate your clients. Likewise, there is no point getting a wide massage table if your clients are predominantly women or smaller in size. 

As a reference, the current best massage table weight limit the market has to offer is a maximum of 750lbs and 550lbs for wooden and aluminium tables respectively. 


Quality

There are two aspects to pay attention to int his regard: (i) the foam/upholstery and (ii) the support cables. The quality of these two will determine the overall comfort and sturdiness of the whole table. 

How thick is the foam? It directly relates to how much support (and comfortable) your client is getting. The rule is simple here - the thicker it is, the more comfortable. 

memory foam

2 inches is the standard norm, but we have found a few like this and this which go up to 3 inches.

Likewise, besides the usual foam, there are some that employs the more luxurious memory foam. 

In terms of support cables, know that not all massage tables come with a support cable system. 

It is therefore prudent that you check if there's one when you are on the browse because it functions to support the massage table's strength and stability. 

Without one, the table will move sideways or back and forth when pressure is applied during the massage session. It’s not going to be very comfortable, not to mention rather unsafe.

If there is no cable support, or if it uses a plastic system, you should avoid them at all costs. 


Accessories

This is perhaps the least aspect people pay attention to. If you’re looking for the best buy massage table, you should look at whether it comes with accessories as well.

By that we don't mean the usual massage table headrest and massage table bag - these two are usually already included in the package.

Earthlite trolley cart
Earthlite sheet sets

Rather, we are referring to essential massage table accessories that you would have bought separately anyway, such as massage table sheets and disposable face cushion sheet which a bargain like this comes with.

Keep an eye out on those that come with detachable armrests and arm slings as they provide more flexibility for customization. Quite a number of tables offer that - the Best Massage massage table and Yaheetech are such good examples. 


Brand

Last but not least, looking at the brand will help you out.

Brand

Whilst not conclusive, getting a massage table from a reputable massage table brand will save you half the effort in filtering out the bad from the good ones. 

At the very least, the quality of the table is guaranteed to a very large extent - these brands do not receive the raves and their renowned status for nothing.   

So yes, if you are really clueless as to where to start from, look for the best massage table brand. It is the best shortcut to finding the best portable massage table for yourself. 


Portable Massage Table Review Roundup  

We hope the above short buying guide, as well as our in-depth review of some of the very best portable massage table in the market will help you make an informed decision on what is the best massage table to buy. 

Chose the right one, it helps expand your business opportunities. For the personal uses, it ensures you get what you need without spending unnecessarily.

outdoor spa table

Summing up, the best portable massage table will be the one that suits your particular needs and demands. It doesn't have to be the most expensive - finding the right one is what's important. 

If you need tips and guidance on how to choose the best massage table for yourself, this article here may be of huge help to you. 


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