We’ve always gotten the question of: what is the difference between the Avalon and the Harmony DX? The biggest, will be that the former is a Reiki massage table with its half Reiki/half standard endplates.
Back to the Avalon, it shares the same dimensions as the Harmony at 73” x 30” (23” - 33” height) and it is also made of maple hardwood.
It goes a few extra steps from there though, for instance, it uses a lightweight aircraft-grade Russian Birch plywood for its decking.
The ribs are reinforced using hardwood as well and the mid-brace cradle-lock cabling system it employs is aircraft graded 1000lbs steel support cables.
This provides bridge truss strength to the table - you can feel the sturdiness as soon as you unbox it - and the non-slip foot traction pads will keep the table in place on a flat surface.
One thing worth mentioning is that the rounded corner table is hand-upholstered by Earthlite’s master craftsmen using a buttery soft, yet eco-friendly Natursoft fabric that is both oil and water-resistant.
This is dedication in another level, such beautiful craftsmanship resulting in high quality and long-lasting end products.
Another difference lays in the cushioning system and face cradle.
With this Reiki portable massage table, you get a 2.75” dual density foam cushion which is 0.25” thicker than the Harmony.
It is both responsive yet supportive and makes a substantial difference to the user’s comfort level.
Its Flex-Rest self-adjusting face cradle is regarded as one of the best face cradle for massage table.
Also patented, this Form-Fit memory cushion dramatically reduces sinus pressure that is typically felt during massages.
It’s not easy to guarantee something, but Earthlite is able to guarantee that this adjustable massage table is 100% squeak-proof.
This is thanks to the use of a hardwood dowel jointed frame, full length piano hinge, hardwood corner blocks and north American hard maple legs and braces to eliminate squeaks.
It is no wonder that many rate this to be the best massage Reiki table in the market.
Which leads us to, this Earthlite massage table is not cheap (the ‘Tilt” model is even more expensive), but that’s pretty much expected, given all the premium quality it uses as described above.
It does offer limited lifetime warranty for its frame and construction, as well as 3-year warranty for the foam and upholstery so that gives you some reassurance.
Also, like the Harmony, we wouldn’t exactly call this the best lightweight massage table.
The extra inches on the table width and cushion thickness, as well as all the wooden parts (jointed frame & corner blocks) all add up but the good thing is, the nylon single-pocket carry case that it comes with has an additional compact arm sling so it helps to distribute the weight evenly.
Pros & Cons
The Earthlite Avalon Portable Massage Table Package is, as its name indicates, the complete professional massage table package.
We even think that it is better than the Harmony DX because of the overall premium quality, but the reason we didn’t rate it top place is because of its price.
It is not the most expensive, but it is not a cheap portable massage table too.
However, if you have been eyeing this one here for awhile already, now is the best time to make the purchase because of the AMAZING BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY DEAL that is offered!
And for those having a hard time finding a white massage table, this model here offers you just that, alongside 7 other colour options.