I came across an amazing portable massage table by a brand called Master Massage Equipment. I have to share it with you.
Holy cow. They know what they’re doing when it comes to massage equipment.
It’s a company led by a man named Michael Friedman. There is a series of youtube videos where he compares his tables with his competitors. He goes into minute detail outlining flaws on cheap competitors massage tables. There is something about him that makes you want to keep watching and listening. He’s a master craftsman.
If you’re looking for a top-notch luxury portable massage table, I highly recommend you check out Master Massage Equipment.
In fact, I will dive into the details of what makes Master Massage different from other brands.
The Good Stuff
Handful of awesome specs:
- 30 inch wide tables (So your arms don’t dangle or even worst, fall off)
- 3 inches thick cushions with a layer of memory foam
- Working weight : 750 lbs
- Numbered leg adjustment holes
- Strong hinges
- Adjustable face cradle
When hunting for a house, our first impression of the house is the curbside appeal. Similarly, our first impression of the table is its upholstery.
It is super shiny.
The upholstery is Italia style and looks like genuine leather but is in fact faux leather with many characteristics like antimicrobial, UV protected, oil and water proof. It has that luxury feel to it.
This massage table is engineered for stability. Master Massage has their own patented hinge called the Duo-Plane Hinge. When weight is exerted onto the table, the hinge grasps the wood tighter instead of giving out. Other tables has the piano hinge or something similar with less steel. According to Michael Friedman, it is the strongest part of the table.
Aside from the hinge, the joints are also another place where stability relies on. Master Massage uses what’s called a box joint to connect their woods together. This is known to be more a stronger construction of wood and when you look at it you understand why.
If I asked you tell me where the most stress is placed on a portable massage table while carrying it, what would you say?
That’s right. The handles.
If the handle breaks on a portable massage table, much is lot. You will no longer be able to bring your table to your client. This is why Master Massage uses what’s called a T-nut to fasten the handle to the board.
Another delight is the way Master Massage makes their knobs to adjust the table height. The more you adjust a massage table, the more likely you will wear the inside of the thread since it’s being screwed and unscrewed many times over the course of its life. Their knobs are made out of rubber material, ergonomic, and has a brass piece inside it with the threaded insert. Many competitors, by contrast, use plastic pieces with aluminum threads.
I know we talked a lot about the composition of the table so let’s step back a little bit.
One of the cooler features of Master Massage tables is that it can heat up. It has an electrical cord with a small panel where you heat up the table. It’s pretty neat.
The Bad Stuff
This table is heavy if you’re not a regular at the gym. It weighs 38 lbs and its a bit on the bulkier side.
Some of the Master Massage tables whistle when in use and its not because of a manufacturer error, it’s because of the design.
Also the customer service is not the best. We had trouble contacting them and getting through.