Earthlite Avalon Portable Massage Table Review
Well, the Avalon Portable Massage Table is precisely that. If you are looking for a professional, commercial-grade lightweight portable massage table, look no further - this wooden massage table is the best portable massage table for you.
What We Like
What We Don't
Structure & Construction
Like the Harmony DX, the Avalon is constructed of hard maple wood.
It goes a few extra steps though, using a lightweight aircraft-grade Russian Birch plywood for its decking to increase its sturdiness.
Adding to the structure of this heavy duty massage table are the 1,000 lb. test aircraft grade steel cables at the mid-brace cradle-lock cabling system, which provides the bridge truss strength.
Seriously, you will know the difference in terms of sturdiness compared to the rest as soon as you take it out from the box.
But what's truly amazing and sets the Avalon apart from the rest of the competition is its guaranteed squeak-proof feature.
Made possible via the combination of hardwood dowel jointed frame, hardwood corner blocks and North American hard maple legs and braces that eliminate squeak altogether, impressive is an understatement for a wooden massage table to be able to do that.
In addition, there are non-slip foot traction pads incorporated to keep the table in place on a flat surface because nothing can be more annoying (and unsafe) than a massage table that slides around during a massage session.
The Avalon is also regarded as one of the best massage Reiki table in the market with its half Reiki / half standard endplates.
The Reiki end gives more room while the standard endplate balances out the stability. Such a setting gives more comfort and ease for massage therapists as they carry out their services.
The biggest appeal of the Avalon has to be its Tilt version though. Yes, it comes in two versions - Flat and Tilt.
The former is like your standard portable massage tables where the table lies flat with only the face cradle adjustable.
The Tilt version though, as indicated by its name, allows you to tilt a section of it up.
Rather than in a two-fold design, it comes in three sections so that you can raise the upper half to make shift as a backrest.
As pictured left.
Should the therapy requires, you can tilt the table up and have your client seated at an angle that suits best. This gives another dimension in terms of flexibility and this is why the Avalon is considered commercial-grade, loved by professional massage therapists across.
Do note that the tilt version is more expensive than its flat counterpart though.
Like the Harmony DX, the Avalon does not come with a bunch of massage table accessories.
Nevertheless, its signature Flex-Rest self-adjusting face cradle, one of industry's best face cradle for a massage table, is included.
Patented, this Form-Fit strata memory cushion dramatically reduces sinus pressure that is typically felt during massages.
(You can see the beautiful double stitching here on the picture left.)
Both the face cradle and cushioning system are 2.75" dual dense and are responsive and supportive at the same time. That's 0.25" thicker than the Harmony DX, so this one here will provide an even more supreme level of comfort.
While we are at the cushion system, it is worth mentioning 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.
And for those having a hard time finding a white massage table, this model here offers you just that, alongside 7 other colour options.
Avalon Portable Massage Table Package
73(l) x 30(w) x 23-33(h) inches
Sole Solutions shiatsu foot massager, power adapter, manual
Frame: limited lifetime
Foam/Upholstery: 3 years
Things to Note
Perhaps not surprising, considering all the amazing features mentioned above that this massage table is equipped with, is that the Earthlite Avalon Portable Massage Table is not cheap.
The Flat version is still within the price range of luxury massage tables of the likes i.e. the Master Massage table or an Oakworks massage table, however, the Tilt version may not be one that fits within the budget of many.
Nevertheless, if you'd ask us if it is worth its price, we'd say absolutely because we don't think you'd be able to find another wooden massage table that is squeak-proof, has such durability and working weight capacity, yet still being such a lightweight portable massage table.
Also, there is limited lifetime warranty offered for its frame and construction, with a 3-year warranty for the foam and upholstery. We can safely say that it will last you years or a lifetime of use, if you take care of it well.
The Earthlite Avalon Portable Massage Table Package is, as its name indicates, the complete professional massage table package.
Premium and excellent in all aspects, it is certainly one of the best portable massage table available. After all, it is produced by one of the most renowned massage table brands in the market.
It may not be a cheap portable massage table, but one worthy for the investment made because it will last the years and bring your business to the next level.
If you’re just a student or has just started out with your business though, we wouldn’t recommend this model (yet) (there are other more affordable choices here to start with) but if you are well experienced and are looking for something more commercial-grade, this is a perfect option to consider.