Master Massage Pregnancy Portable Massage Table Review
If you are a massage therapist specializing in prenatal massages, you will want to get the Master Massage Eva Portable Pregnancy Massage Table.
Seriously, this prenatal massage table is the game changer. Not a big surprise actually, considering it is manufactured by one of the very best massage table brands in the industry.
What We Like
What We Don't
First of all, this is a wide massage table. Given your clients are predominantly pregnant, this is one of the basic requirements you should look for in a portable massage table.
At 30 inches, it should be sufficient to accommodate different sizes. It has a large working capacity at 750lbs maximum, which is by far the largest the industry has to offer to date.
Despite all that, it weighs pretty decent at 36 pounds only so no problem in the portability department.
Removable Breast and Belly Filler
Now, the standout feature has to be its removable breast and belly filler. This is what sets the Eva apart from the rest, making it such a popular pregnancy massage table.
You see, with standard massage tables, pregnant clients would have trouble lying on their belly in their late pregnancy terms.
Which really, is when the need for a lower back massage is at an all time high as this is when all sorts of cramps and discomfort happen in the lower back region.
With a removable filler like Eva's, they can continue to enjoy a soothing massage on their back while laying face down comfortably. No longer will they need to forego massages, nor be limited to massage options that can only be done laying on their back.
It measures at a dimension as the following, so it should be able to accommodate all pregnant sizes:
It is not limited to just the pregnant clients only though. Such an ergonomic and innovative design can also cater to the male clients with big belly or requirement of a supine (face up) massage.
For others, simply put the filler back in place and use it like any other travel massage table.
A stretchy mesh bracket is further incorporated underneath to give support to the belly and reduces the pressure, ensuring your client gets ultimate comfort while you get maximum access.
You may think that such versatility is easily found in any other brand but no, you're in for a real surprise with the limited choices you get in the market.
In fact, there is only this other option that is available at the time this portable massage table review is written. Which is why the Eva is so much more valuable because the demand for a good prenatal massage table is at an all time high nowadays.
Foam Layer System & Arm Sling
With this being predominantly a pregnancy massage table, comfort is key. The Eva emphasises this on two aspects - foam system, and the provision of an arm sling.
Starting with the former, it uses the highest quality non-flammable multi-layer Small Cell Foam. The Eva's 3-inch thick cushion has a unique combination of foam and thicknesses to create the best balance of support and comfort.
The firmer foam for the bottom layer ensures your client will never feel the table structure; the moderately firm middle layer offers soft support that contours the body and the SoftTouch Foam top layer offers maximum comfort.
Your clients will love the luxurious Deluxe cushioning upholstery with Memory Foam.
The cloudy soft foam filling this arm sling provides superior comfort for your clients, as they lay face down with a place to rest their tired hands on.
Construction & Materials
Remember we mentioned above that the Eva has the largest working capacity that portable massage tables have to offer?
This has all got to do with the rigorous testing done to the table, as well as quality of materials used to allow such capacity and strength possible. It is also due to the exclusive and innovative design of some of the hardware used, one being the brand's patented Duo-Plane Center Hinges.
Patented Ultra Strong Duo-Plane Hinge
Instead of standard piano-hinges, these Duo-Plane Center Hinges (exclusive to the brand) are used to wrap around the center wood joint.
If you don't already know, this is the most vulnerable area susceptible to breakage.
You see, piano hinges contain many screws on the same plane. When subjected to a large amount of force, the wood will start to crack.
Duo-Plane hinges, on the other hand, contain incredible strength and puts minimal stress on the wood. This way, they make this usually vulnerable area unbreakable as well as guarantee the stability and durability of the whole table frame.
It is the best way to securely hold the tabletop brace in place to date, which is why the Eva, like the Santana, can boast a whopping 1,500 pound static weight support.
Patented Ergonomic Dream Adjustable Face Cradle
The exclusivity doesn't stop there. The Eva provides an ergonomic fit for all shapes and sizes with its innovative Ergonomic Dream Adjustable Face Cradle.
Designed differently from the ordinary flat face cradle, it contains a curved cross bar which allows for the cushion to adapt to the unique shape of any client's face.
It doesn't move about easily, as there are these side platforms that stabilize the pillow for comfort and security.
The face cushion that goes on top of it deserves some mention as well. A revolutionary universal design, it is made of this extremely soft moulded polyurethane foam that gives a memory foam effect.
The curved angular shaped surface is able to meet the different shape of each client's face, with a larger cut-out that ensures client's eyes will never feel pressured.
To ensure durability, the universal face cushion has the brand's environmental skin touch PU material that is oil, water, and abrasion resistant available.
Shiatsu Cable Release & Reiki End Plates
Like most Master Massage tables, the Eva is equipped with the 'One Table, Two Massage Experience' component.
Thanks to a Shiatsu Cable Release mechanism, you can detach the cable from the table legs with an effortless twist along the butterfly knot.
You can then fold the leg panels in and have the massage table lay completely flat on the floor as a foot massage table, achieving the tatami experience.
What's more attractive than two styles of massage satisfactions with the price of one?
Adding to that are the reiki end plates that are made with fine European beech wood with a rich mahogany hi-gloss finish. Not just on one side of the table only though, but on BOTH ENDS.
If you don't already know, Reiki panels are a step up from regular panels.
They allow therapists to extend their knees under the table comfortably while giving a head and shoulder massage, having closer access to their client for a better massage angle at the same time.
No more bending over in a weird angle, no more back pains.
A prenatal massage table that is also a reiki massage table? Dare we say this may very well be the only portable massage table in the market that are both.
Auto-Lock Leg System & Numbered Leg Adjustment Holes
One thing that we really like about the Eva is how easy it is to set up and take down the table for massage therapists on the go.
30-inch wide? Not a problem.
The Auto-Lock Leg System provides an easy open and close mechanism that can be done in just three steps as pictured - no assembly, no tools required. Anyone can do it.
The numbered leg adjustment holes is also a brand's exclusive, a quick and easy way to accurately adjust the height of the table.
No more guessing or fumbling around adjusting all four leg heights - the numbers make it easy, fast and accurate. Combined that with the Quick Set leg adjustment knobs, it effectively eliminates 70% of the normal effort to raise and lower your table.
And speaking of legs, these ones here have non-skid, non-mark foot pads to prevent floor damage.
Eva Pregnancy Massage Table
83(l) x 30(w) x 24-34(h) inches
Frame: hard maple
Upholstery: Nature’s touch 100% PU
Sole Solutions shiatsu foot massager, power adapter, manual
Things to Note
Having said the above, there are two things you need to take note of the Eva.
Another thing will be its price.
It is not the most expensive massage table don't worry, however, compared to other portable massage tables (like this one here), the Eva does cost a bit more.
One shouldn't be too surprised actually - it is a Master Massage product after all, the best massage table brand in the industry.
Is it worth the money though? Absolutely.
The Master Massage Eva Pregnancy Portable Massage Table is hands down the best pregnancy massage table in the market.
The materials are free of chemicals - the foam is CFC-free, all wood is free of formaldehyde and carcinogens in compliance with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) law - these are so, so important when your client is pregnant.
If you specialize in prenatal massages, this is the one to go for. There isn’t many that is even comparable, and if you compare it with other prenatal massage table, the Eva comes in a very attractive price.