Merax Aluminium Portable Massage Table Review
Here's another option for you if you like the 3-fold backrest tilt design of the Yaheetech.
Very similar in all aspects, the Merax Aluminium 3 Section Portable Folding Massage Table is another highly rated aluminium massage table in the industry.
What We Like
What We Don't
Structure & Construction
The Merax is manufactured with both professional and at-home usage in mind so for those who want a spa massage table for their home spa/gym that does not break the bank, this is a good choice to consider.
Crafted with a lightweight metal framework, it has a maximum weight capacity of 500lbs.
Slightly smaller a weight capacity than the Yaheetech, but on par with most wooden massage tables nevertheless.
One thing that we like about this aluminium massage table is that there are 10 height levels for you to adjust according to the service offered or what's most comfortable for the client.
Likewise, the backrest can be adjusted in multiple angles to allow clients be put in an upright position which is why besides massage therapy, the Merax is also a popular item for salon treatments, anterior leg and arm treatments, physiotherapy and tattoo parlours.
To those who think the Yaheetech is a tad narrow (without armrests), this one here with a 27 inches width may be just right for you.
In terms of weight, the table itself weighs 30 pounds only so it is very easy to carry around. While it may not be as light as the Artechworks, it is still so much lighter than wooden massage tables which are around 35-37 pounds at least.
The cushioning is pretty standard -- 2" thick of high density foam upholstered by an ultra soft PU coated thick synthetic leather cover material.
The Merax also includes a massage table headrest, an arm sling, side arm extenders and a massage table bag for portability.
Attach the side armrests when you have larger clients so that they can lay more comfortably.
Likewise, the head rest is fully adjustable to allow clients be put in different positions for optimal comfort.
All headrest, arm sling and armrests are removable and can be packed underneath the table compactly to fit into the massage table carrying case.
Speaking of which, all you need to do is just fold the table in 3 simple steps into the case and you are good to go.
Aluminium 3 Section Folding Massage Table
72(l) x 27(w) x 26-36(h) inches
Upholstery: PU coated synthetic leather
Premium carrying case
Things to Note
So, the general understanding is that an aluminium massage table does not squeak like that of a wooden massage table.
Whilst that is true in most cases, and this is where the Merax falls slightly short for us, is that it may squeak slightly when too much weight is put onto it i.e over 200lbs. Considering that's not even half of its maximum weight capacity, this is pretty disappointing to some extent.
Fortunately, its price makes up for it. We don't think there'd be a wooden massage table of equivalent quality that can be found at a cheaper price so the Merax still stands out in some aspects especially to those that do not have that big a budget to start with.
In view of the above, the Merax 3 Section Deluxe Portable Massage Table is one that we'd recommend to either the students or those looking for an affordable spa massage table for their home spa/gym.
Those that are petite in size will find themselves liking it more and more too because it really is one lightweight portable massage table. There is a reason as to why it continues to be a raved item amongst mobile therapists after all!