Not everyone wants a portable massage table. Chiropractors/physical therapists with their own clinics, massage therapists operating in spas and medi-spas, or really, those looking for the best home massage table for their home spa, often would prefer a stationary massage table instead.
While a portable massage table definitely has a strong advantage in its weight, it can never compare to the sturdiness of that of a stationary massage table. Which is why the latter is more of a heavy duty massage table, one that has a bigger working weight capacity.
Of course, this would mean you’re in for a heavier table but considering you won’t be moving it around a lot, weight shouldn’t be your primary concern. You do have to be prepared to pay more though, as a massage table cost in the stationary category is not low (it can certainly be regarded as a luxury massage table in most cases).
The 5 Best Stationary Massage Table
Now, if you have read our portable massage table reviews here, you will know that there are actually two types of them - wooden massage table and aluminium massage table.
Likewise, we can also divide stationary massage tables into two categories - stationary, and electric massage table.
Let’s start with the stationary first (there aren’t that many choices, to be honest).
It is one of the very few massage table brands that has released a heated massage table in the market, naturally, its take on a stationary massage table does not disappoint.
Material and Construction
Made of high-quality European beech hardwood that is safe and eco-friendly (formaldehyde and carcinogen free), its 3" thick cushion (more on that below) is covered with a classic black PU upholstery that is oil- and water-resistant. Because of this, you never have to worry about staining your table anymore.
On top of that, the PU is abrasion-resistant, meaning it wouldn’t scratch or peel easily like others do so it is worry free to use for longer time. It is more durable than any upholstery before it, really.
Two fully adjustable and removable side armrests are included to make this table more functional and the luxurious rounded corners are easy on therapists to access closely to clients.
Capacity and Specifications
The Cabrillo boasts a whopping 1,400-pounds static weight support and a 1,000-pounds working weight support. This awesome capacity and strength is made possible because of the rigorous testing done to the table and because of the quality of materials used, including the exclusive & innovative design of some of the hardware used.
For instance, Master Massage uses an exclusive interlock leg extension system to ensure the stability and durability, thus making this normally vulnerable area unbreakable.
Apart from that, this massage therapy table is actually very similar to the Santana - the brand’s most popular and well-known travel massage table. Here’s what's similar:
What’s different is that of course, at 150 pounds, the Cabrillo is much heavier. This is primarily because of two reasons:
There are not many stationary massage tables that have these two features so this is definitely a luxury massage table to own. We think it is the best massage table for home use because you don’t need any other cabinet to store your massage equipment, also, you don’t need to buy any other accessories.
The professional package includes an ergonomic Dream face cradle, Ergonomic Dream memory foam face pillow, contoured arm shelf, detachable armrests, plush neck bolster. Master Massage offers a 5-year warranty for table construct, an equal 5-year for the vinyl upholstery and foam and a 1-year warranty for the accessories.
The Health Line Stationary Massage Table with 3-Section Tilt is another favourite of ours. The biggest selling point? Its 3-section tilt of course.
This stationary massage table is adjustable 3 sections for different posture - you can either lie flat to enjoy a whole body massage or recline on the back rest to enjoy a lower body massage.
Such angled adjustable backrest and leg rest provide more comfort because different clients have different posture that they feel comfortable at.
As pictured, the backrest is adjustable to an angle of 0~40° while the lower 2 sections has 7 different adjustable levels. This is aim to help customers who have blood circulation problems in the lower limbs to get better lower body circulation when they lie down.
The height of this table is adjustable too. From 26” to 33”, there are 6 levels available for you to adjust in 1.25” increments. This provides a flexibility like no other because you get to work at a good working height, saving your back from aches as a result of long time bending over.
Also, because it is not restricted to just massage uses, different height is required for different working purpose such as tattoo, esthetics, lashes etc so this is truly a helpful and considerate feature to have.
The frame is made of beech hardwood and it has an equivalent beech panel to not only make the table more stable but also provide a space for you to store your massage essentials.
Don’t worry, the storage space will NOT be reduced with height adjustment of the legs. Similarly, the armrest can be set to 2 different heights by locking into different holes in the central section.
In terms of its cushioning, this Health Line massage table here has a 2.5” high-density foam deck. The headrest is angle adjustable as well so that you can adjust it to your client’s best comfort be it they lie on their back or lie prostrate. It is removable so just take it off if you do not need it, as simple as that.
With all these amazing features, the Health Line Stationary Massage Table is worth every penny you pay for with the inclusion of a removable armrest, headrest and arm-sling face hole accessories.
It doesn’t have too big a working capacity but 500lbs should be sufficient to cater to the majority. One piece of advice: choose the suitable height before assembly so that you do not need to bother to disassemble and then reassemble again.
Made in the USA from handcrafted, hardwood maple sourced from managed North American forest, this is one massage table with superior strength that can hold up to an amazing 4,000lbs - that is more than some automobiles!
Squeak-proof, it has adjustable recessed legs with rubber bottoms on them to provide extra support and stability. The height of the table can be manually adjusted from 24”- 33” with double knobs to keep them firmly secure in place.
The corners of the table are rounded and sewn down to make it easier for therapists to lean across the table in comfort and it has a cushioning of three layers of three-inch CFC-free Pro-Plush Deluxe™ padding for supreme comfort and durability.
The Earthlite Sedona is also by far the most versatile and flexible stationary massage table, in that there are altogether 9 options for you to choose from with regards to how you want the bottom to be. Fancy a cabinet like the Cabrillo? No problem, do you want it to have a flat top, manual tilt top or pneumatic salon top?
Think the cabinet is too bulky? Choose a shelf base instead - it is airy with still plenty of storage space for your essentials and likewise, there are 3 different tops you can choose to go with it. Do not need the storage space at all? Go for the trestle base, it wouldn’t limit the choice you get for the top - just choose according to your preference.
Now, we know what you’re thinking - white upholstery? Don’t worry, the Natursoft upholstery (Earthlite’s proprietary eco-fabric) used is oil and water resistant so you do not need to worry about spills and stains.
Also, there are always massage table sheets to lay on top so that your upholstery is well protected. Nonetheless, if you’re still not assured, know that there are 5 other colours for you to choose from, including the safest black.
Given all the features including the many bottom shelf options there are to choose from, as well as the fact that this spa massage table is fully made in the USA, the massage table cost of this piece is not cheap.
Which really, is totally expected but we will say that it is worth the price point - lifetime warranty on the table structure is offered together with 3 years on the upholstery and cushioning.
If you’re able to afford the Earthlite Sedona Stationary Massage Table, we are sure that with proper use and diligent care, this piece will last you a life time.
For a more affordable alternative, the MT Harvey Treatment Stationary Massage Table is a good choice to consider.
It is especially great for those looking for a stationary massage table with a very firm foam padding upholstery because this is a feature the table is well known for.
At 2" thick, it is not the thickest but it is the high density HARD foam it employs that gives it this firmness.
It does not sink when weight is laid upon it and because of this, this 28" massage table is ideal for resorts, day spas, and private practitioners such as: physical therapists, doctors, chiropractors, nurses, bariatric physicians, reflexologists, acupuncturists, and tattoo artists.
The material employed is a multi-layer FIRM small cell foam that is high in density and it is protected by a durable non-toxic PU upholstery that is CFC-free, emits no odors or toxins and is oil and water-resistant.
The whole classic look is then completed by its natural European imported Beech wood legs and frame that are protected by a hi-gloss, rich Dura Seal finish.
The table features a double thickness deck and is able to support a working weight of up to 1,500lbs. Because it doesn’t have a cabinet like the Cabrillo does, it weighs much lighter at 60lbs.
Similar to Master Massage, this home massage table is backed by MT massage’s 5-year guarantee.
One thing with the MT Harvey Treatment Massage Table is that it doesn’t come with a face cradle/pillow. There is one with it though with very similar specifications, but it is wider and longer (and therefore heavier) than the Harvey Treatment. If you have bigger clients to cater, then the latter wide massage table will fit the bill.
With a price point comparable to that of a mobile massage table, it is no wonder the Best Massage Stationary Massage Bed is such a popular choice amongst those looking for a stationary massage table.
It is by far the cheapest and most lightweight massage table in this category, and that is thanks to the material it uses.
You see, instead of a wooden frame, this one here is predominantly made of heavy duty iron frame and precision-crafted with hardwoods.
The combination of sturdy metal and hardwood frame structure makes this a heavy duty massage table without the weight. The thick legs system provides added strength and gives it a solid state construction with the stability expected for professional therapists.
Nevertheless, it has a much lower working weight capacity - 450lbs is its maximum so this is probably not ideal for those with a bigger and heavier clientele. However, it does have an impressive cushion padding that is 4-inch thick, giving your clients a soft and comfortable experience.
One thing that we really like about the Best Massage table is that it is very easy to install. All you need to do is screw a few screws - the detailed instruction manual will guide you through each step - and you will finish installation within 20 minutes.
And although it is a stationary massage table, should there be a need, you can still move it around because it is considered a light massage table. We also really like how it does not have any offensive smell like some other synthetic materials, given that it is draped in a PU leather finish.
Because it is arguably the most fully featured and economical massage table package available anywhere, the Best Massage Stationary Massage Bed is ideal for professional therapists, Therapy students, and home users alike.
The 5 Best Electric Massage Table
Now, we’re going to look at stationary massage tables that can be operated electronically. Instead of using hydraulic/pneumatic technology to raise your table up (or down), these ones are controlled electronically for maximum convenience.
The most popular, and in our opinion the best electric massage table is hands down the Earthlite Ellora Electric Massage Table.
As with the Sedona, it is fully made in the USA (with components sourced globally) and it has been the go-to choice for busy day spas for their treatment rooms and tattoo studios for over 20 years.
There are many amazing things to rave about this electric massage table.
The most prominent has to be its electric feature, of course. Whisper quiet, a rugged, heavy duty 600lb lift capacity UL listed motor is operated hands-free via a convenient foot pedal.
In terms of its frame, it uses solid steel that is powder-coated for durability and longevity to ensure years of trouble-free use. Wheels are embedded to offer ease of movement be it for cleaning purposes or moving the table to a different room.
This way, you get to have both hands free to help your client adjust to the most optimum position while your foot does the trick of finding the right height.
Which leads us to, its ADA compliant height adjustment range of 18” to 37” which we think is the winning feature of this automatic massage table.
This range is the perfect therapist ergonomics to save one’s hands and back and most importantly, it offers easy wheelchair transfer. On top of that, all four corners are rounded for better and easier access for therapists to reach their clients.
Speaking of which, the brand’s proprietary Pro-Plush Deluxe 3” triple density cushioning system will offer clients the utmost and supreme comfort.
The base is a firm layer ensuring one will not feel the table at all whilst the middle layer is the thickest in terms of density to offer cushiness and support. All these are wrapped up by a third layer of luxury supple Natursoft upholstery, Earthlite’s famous in-house-developed fabric that is buttery soft and supple to the skin.
Both luxuriously comfortable and famously durable, the Earthlite Ellora Electric Massage Table is available in 3 different widths (and 6 colour choices) and there are two styles for you to choose from - Flat and Manual Tilt.
We prefer the Tilt version slightly more, simply because it offers more flexibility and positions for clients to get comfortable into but note that it is also slightly more expensive than the Flat version.
Nevertheless, lifetime warranty is offered for the frame with 3 years on the upholstery and 2 years on the electronic motor so you know this is one massage table you can rely on.
This is truly “the full package” because it has all the essential accessories for you to get going. Don’t underestimate the price of these items, they add up rather substantially if you have to buy them separatey.
Similar to the Earthlite Ellora, this luxury massage table is made in the USA as well (from components sourced globally) and it comprises a rugged steel frame with castor wheels for easy manoeuvring.
With an easy-to-use foot pedal, the height of the table can be electronically adjusted (via a strong actuator that lifts 400lbs with ease) within an ADA-compliant range of 18" - 37", a low height range that aims to make things convenient for both clients and practitioners, wheelchair transfer available for the former while saving the hands and back of the latter.
One thing to note is that the Stronglite Electric Lift Massage Table is not readily available - this is a made-to-order product only, so you will have to allow for a lead time as its California factory produces on demand only.
This is not a big problem, in fact, it gives you the reassurance that your table is made of quality as it is not mass produced like others. We’d say it is worth the wait - as long as you order ahead in time, you will be able to get it in time.
It is also one that has the best warranty offer - you get a 10-year Limited Warranty on the frame, 3 year on foam and upholstery and 2 year on motor and foot control. Now, if that is not extraordinary value, what is?
Another option to consider is the Spa Luxe Electric Lift Massage Table.
It doesn’t have as many accessories like the Stronglite does, however, it comes with an adjustable face rest and arm shelf which, is still more than what many other competitors are offering.
It is by far the most affordable electric massage table that we can find in the market, so that is yet another huge plus point.
Available in one size only, the 30” x 73” dimension is pretty much the standard size that should fit the majority of clients. If you have a bigger budget, it is available in a multi-tilt version as well where you can lift the back and leg area separately.
Similar to Earthlite’s Ellora, it has a 3” multi-layer soft foam system and it is PU upholstered to give it a soft touch feel. All corners are rounded for therapist’s easy access and the adjustable height range is between 17”-39”.
The heavy-duty steel frame provides a sturdy base for you to work on with a maximum working capacity of 450lbs. It has rugged polypropylene wheels for easy transportation and you adjust the height of the table via a foot pedal that is operated by a smooth electric lift actuator.
One thing to note is that this is a curbside-delivery only. What this means is that it will be left outdoor only and you will have to carry the item inside yourself.
Mind you the shipping weight of this product is 240 pounds (actual table is 110 pounds) so you will definitely need help carrying but aside from this little ‘downside’ which by no means is a deal breaker, we’d say the Spa Luxe Electric Lift Massage Table is an excellent choice to consider.
You may not be familiar with the brand name and we don’t blame you because Devlon NorthWest is a fairly new player in the massage/spa/chiropractic industry (around 7 years only) that is based in Portland, Oregon.
Nevertheless, it has amassed quite a loyal following throughout the years. Rightfully so, because it has produced some of the best massage equipment in the market.
Which includes the highly coveted pregnancy massage table that is rare to come by in the massage market (the other one being Master Massage). Because of this, its electric massage table has a fairly competitive price, without compromising on quality.
The upper backrest can be tilted up to 60 degrees so it allows more flexibility for your clients in terms of finding their most comfortable postures, at the same time, you can lay it flat easily for full body massages.
The table can be moved up and down within a height range of 19”- 38” and has a working weight of 450lbs. Like those recommended above, it has a 3 inch thickness foam padding and it comes with a headrest, a cushioned face cradle as well as removable arms.
For all that it offers, you would expect a price point of close to $2,000 in this market nowadays but this one here is slightly over the thousand mark only. Yep, we think it is a good bargain too so act fast if you’re interested because the Devlon NorthWest Electric Massage Table doesn’t come in mass.
Ok, some may argue that this does not fall strictly into the massage table category given that it looks more like a chair, however, the DIR Facial Beauty Bed is something we really want to introduce to our readers here because it is such an amazing and versatile product.
Laid flat, it is completely a massage table. At the same time, you can adjust it into a seat/chair position and this is all thanks to the dual electro-hydraulic motors that this massage table here is fitted with.
You see, the separate motors control the height adjustment and reclining backrest adjustment respectively, allowing you the flexibility to adjust both angle and height individually.
This way, you get to find the best posture that is most comfortable for your client. Both armrests and leg rests are manually adjustable by hand, should you not need them, they are completely removable for versatility. On top of that, the latter as well as the headrest are extendable to cater to taller clients.
And let us elaborate a bit more on its headrest. It’s actually a dual headrests package - put two on for added height or remove one for a flat surfaced option. Besides being extendable, it also has a breathing hole option for the on-your-stomach procedures.
All the above are conveniently operated via both hand-held remote and foot remote. Yep, this is the only electric massage table that offers hand and foot remote, while others only give you a foot pedal remote.
It’s not just the structure that is impressive. Material wise, it uses a high density memory foam with high grade soft vinyl alongside a steel frame structure to create a massage table that is both comfortable and durable, ensuring safe usage for all kinds of procedures.
Because of its versatility, the DIR Facial Beauty Bed is an ideal choice for salon and spas, tattoo parlours, medical spas and medical offices (podiatry, dentistry etc.). It is available in white or black, and you get the option of buying it in packs of 2 or 3 for better value and savings. Fully assembled, you can use it straight out of the box.
Stationary Massage Table Roundup Review
There are many massage table for sale in the market, but when it comes to stationary ones, there really aren’t that many to choose from, at least not as abundant as those you get with the lightweight portable massage table options.
Although stationary massage tables are more expensive (with the electric ones costing even more), they do have their advantages over portable ones:
- They are definitely sturdier because product weight is not so much a concern as with portable ones.
- They are much more convenient for the daily use.
- They are also more flexible as you can see with the multiple angle adjustments you get with some, as opposed to portable ones which at most allow a leg tilt only.
Most importantly, you get to do these adjustments (be it to alter the height or angle) much more easily and conveniently with the push of a button (electronically or pneumatically) as compared to adjusting every single knob individually for all 4 legs that is the portable ones.
Of course, one thing stationary (and electric) massage tables wouldn’t win against portable massage tables is their portability. And regardless whether it's portable or stationary, you would need to get certain accessories to protect your table.
So at the end of the day, really, it depends on what and how you’re using your table for. Get one that fits your purpose, and it will be the best table for you.