All About Stationary Massage Tables (& Some Electric Ones)
For the clinics and spas/medi-spas, a stationary massage table is often the go-to option given they do not need to move around much, if at all.
Most have additional storage options underneath the table and with stationary massage tables, there are even electric ones that provide even more convenience. We're going to look at some of the best options both have got to offer today.
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Just like how we divide the portable ones into aluminium and wooden massage table, we can divide stationary massage tables into two types as well:- (i) manual, and (ii) electric.
By this, we mean the adjustment method of the table's height.
The 5 Best Stationary Massage Table Review
The editors at Masseuse Talk here unanimously chose the MT Harvey Treatment Stationary Massage Table as their best massage table option if they are to pick a stationary massage table.
One of the most durable, it is also a light massage table and it has very firm foam padding upholstery.
Weighing just 60 pounds, it has the capability of sustaining up to 1,500 lbs. Pretty amazing huh?
To give you perspective, the average stationary massage table weighs about 100-120 pounds. The average working weight capacity? 500 -700 lbs.
Being the massage table brand that has released a heated massage table, naturally, its take on a stationary massage table does not disappoint.
We’re talking about the Montclair from Master Massage, a company regarded by many to be one of the best massage table brand in the world.
The Montclair is one wide massage table. At 31", it is one of the widest out of all our recommended massage table reviews so it is ideal for the bigger-sized clients.
As you can see, the table has an elevation lift back design. This allows professionals to perform any duties in virtually any position be it facials, massages, acupuncture, reflexology or tattoos.
It also comes with a set of side armrests that can be detached and reinstalled according to requirement. The brand's patented ergonomic face cradle can fit all shapes and sizes. Likewise, the face pillow is also patented - it is made with a kind of temperature-sensitive memory foam that will interact with a client's contours.
Speaking of memory foam, the table itself is filled with 3.5" thick cushion of the same material. It is upholstered with a PU oil and water resistant material that is CFC free and is protected with a 5-year guarantee.
The whole table is of a mahogany hardwood frame and legs that are protected by a rich, high gloss Dura Seal finish. There is an open storage shelf provided at the bottom to let you (and your clients) keep all the essentials.
Overall, if you have a clientele base that leans towards the bigger side, we highly recommend this Master Massage table for its durability and extra size.
A stationary massage table does not always have to be very expensive.
Comparable to that of a travel massage table, the Best Massage Stationary Massage Bed is the best massage table option if you're looking for a more affordable version.
Instead of a wooden frame, this one here is predominantly made of heavy duty iron frame and precision-crafted with beech hardwood. Such a combination gives it the durability, but without the heavy weight.
There are a few things that we like about this Best Massage massage table, one of them being its thick legs. It adds to the solid state construction and gives stability that is expected by professional therapists. Another aspect is its impressive cushion padding - this one here is 4 inches thick.
Having said that, it does have a lower working weight capacity compared to the rest. With a maximum of 450lbs, it probably may not be ideal for those with a bigger and heavier clientele.
Also, the table height is fixed and non-adjustable and we can see how this can be a problem for some.
Nevertheless, the Best Massage Stationary Massage Bed is one of the easiest to install. We also really like how it does not have any offensive smell, unlike some other synthetic materials.
The simple design with ample storage space underneath makes it a good choice for professional massage therapy and the likes. For an affordable stationary massage table, we highly recommend this option.
Looking for an adjustable massage table? The Health Line Stationary Professional 3-Section Tilt Adjustable Massage Table sure is a versatile one.
As you may see from its name, this wooden massage table can be tilted 3 ways. This, inherently becomes one of its biggest selling point.
There are not many massage tables that can be tilted at the first place. However, even for those that can, it is usually half way only to make do as a back rest.
This Health Line massage table though, is adjustable 3 sections for different postures. Even the middle part can be adjusted!
The backrest allows for a 0~40° different angle adjustment while the lower 2 sections are adjustable in 7 levels. This is where the Health Line stood out to us.
It is one table that is able to truly enhance the effects of massage therapy. Customers who have blood circulation problems in the lower limbs get better lower body circulation when they lie down at the desired angle.
Last but not least, we have the Sedona Stationary Massage Table from Earthlite.
If you're familiar with our site, you will know that Earthlite is one of the most reputable massage table brands in the industry trusted by many professional massage therapists.
Solid is probably what most have to say about the Sedona. Fully made in the USA from handcrafted, hardwood maple sourced from managed North American forests, this wooden massage table is all about superior strength. It can hold up to an amazing 4,000 lbs - that is more than some automobiles.
The height of the table can be manually adjusted from 24" - 33" with double knobs firmly securing the legs in place. It is hand upholstered with 3" plush of premium Pro-Plush Deluxe triple density cushioning and Natursoft - the brand's proprietary oil and water resistant eco-fabric.
The 5 Best Electric Massage Table Review
Let's now 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.
Do note that they are considerably more expensive than manual stationary massage tables though. Nevertheless, there are some affordable options.
Out of all, we like the Earthlite Ellora Electric Massage Table most. In our opinion, it is one of the best electric massage table in the market.
Offering a range of sizing, you can choose between a width of 28", 30" and 32" depending on your needs. All comes in the same length of 73".
The Ellora is fully made in the USA with components sourced globally. 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 but the most prominent has to be its whisper-quiet, hands-free lift adjustments. One that allows you to lift a heavy duty 600lb capacity controllable via a convenient foot pedal.
If you've noticed, the Ellora doesn't come with any of these accessories. So even though the Spa Luxe may be slightly more expensive, we think it is worth the extra money paid.
This stationary massage table is not one of those electric massage tables that just go up and down. Aside from height, it can also have its backrest and leg rest adjusted so you can truly customize an ideal position that suits each client.
Compared to the Ellora, it has a larger height range adjustment of 17"-39". That allows for more flexibility for the therapists.
Likewise, there is a foot pedal for you to control everything. The motor is also extra quiet, making virtually no noise during adjustments.
Overall, the Spa Luxe Electric Lift Massage Table is definitely one to consider if you are looking for a high-end massage table that does not break the bank. Comes with heavy duty polypropylene wheels for easy transportation, you can be sure this electric massage table will provide sturdy support for years.
Coming third on the list is this DIR Facial Beauty Bed. As you can probably tell from its name, this is not limited to just massage therapy.
Though it may look like a chair, it can be adjusted completely flat as a massage table. Different from the above two models though, is that this one here has dual electro-hydraulic motors.
What this entails is that you get to control the height adjustment and reclining backrest separately. This is thanks to having motors that are completely independent of each other for these parts.
Both hand and foot remote are included for height (25"-35") and backrest adjustment, whereas the leg rest can be adjusted manually into multiple positions. Having a hand remote gives better control compared to just the standard foot remote that most electric massage tables come with.
The arm folds back in flat bed position although if desire, all armrest, leg rest extension and headrest are completely removable. Speaking of which, the DIR comes with leg rest extenders to provide added overall length for the taller clients.
Allow us to also 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.
Material wise, it uses a high density memory foam with high grade soft vinyl alongside a steel frame structure.
Available in white or black, the DIR Facial Beauty Bed is an ideal choice for salon and spas, tattoo parlours, medical spas and medical offices (podiatry, dentistry etc.). Fully assembled, you can use it straight out of the box.
Master Massage has released a few electric massage tables but many of our editors here think that the MaxKing Comfort Electric Massage Table is probably the best one out of all.
First of all, it has a working capacity of 1000 lbs.
Secondly, this is probably the sturdiest of them all thanks to the heavy duty steel frame employed. If you look close enough, you will see that this is one electric massage table with a wooden base.
Yep, they are European imported beech wood that is protected by rich, hi-gloss Dura Seal finish that the brand is well-known for. Also, there are four heavy duty lockable casters incorporated both for rooting and moving.
The sleek single column MaxKing maximizes leg and knee room. This gives therapists much needed client access while maintaining exceptional strength and stability.
For its height adjustment, the electric lift actuator provides smooth and quiet movements with an easy- to-use foot pedal.
Comes with all accessories that any Master Massage table would have, you'll get the brand's famous ergonomic dream adjustable face cradle and memory foam ultra plush face pillow. In particular, the 2 inch high density HARD Foam upholstered top is constructed with a vinyl top for easy clean up.
Manufactured by the massage table brand that released a heated massage table, you know the MaxKing is of a standard and quality that you can trust. What's better, is that a 5-year guarantee is provided!
The Sierra Comfort is also a lightweight electric massage table at 120 lbs. Despite that, it has a working weight capacity of 500lbs.
Aside from Spa Luxe, this is the automatic massage table with the biggest height range of 18" - 35". Likewise, it can have its back lifted up to make do as a backrest. You do have to adjust this manually with pneumatic gas lift assist.
Nevertheless, the table's height is adjustable with an electric pedal assist. Like the MaxKing, it also comes with wheel casters with locking mechanism.
As with most electric massage tables, you will get an adjustable face cradle and face pillow together with the table. In terms of construction, this one here employs a steel frame while the foam deck is made of water and oil resistant PU leather upholstery.
For an affordable option, we cannot recommend the Sierra Comfort 2-Section Electric Lift Massage Table enough. On top of that, you get a 2-year limited warranty. Definitely one of the best bargain we've ever came across!
Stationary Massage Table Roundup Review
There are many massage table for sale in the market. However, when it comes to stationary or electric massage table, the choices aren't that many compared to the more lightweight portable massage table options.
Although stationary massage tables are considerably more expensive, they do have advantages over the portable ones:
- Much more convenient for daily use;
- Offer more flexibility with multiple angle adjustments.
Most importantly, you get to do these adjustments much more easily and conveniently. Just push a button, as opposed to adjusting every single knob individually for all 4 legs.
Of course, stationary massage tables are not portable. So at the end of the day, it really 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.
Before you go, there are a few massage table accessories you will need to get to protect and preserve your table for longevity. Don't forget to check them out here.