For a professional trained therapist, a good massage table plays an essential role on entire process of massage. So the performing regular maintenance on portable massage table will help keep it in safe working order and give both therapist and clients peace of mind. Today we talk about how to maintain your own portable massage table.
Do you hear your massage table squeaky and feel it less stable than it did when you buy it? If so, it may be way past time for a maintenance check. Preventing your portable massage table from damage will save you money and keep lengthen the lifespan of your table. How often should you maintain your massage table? It may depend on how often you use it. Every 1 to 3 months is generally an adequate maintenance schedule for tightening screws and checking for signs of damage. And often clean the vinyl and tighten the height adjustment screws.
1. Massage table frame and legs maintenance. Check and tighten all screws, bolts, nuts and all joints and leg supports periodically. Tighten the height adjustment knobs on every leg often, because these knobs are an important factor in the stability of your massage table. Check the aluminum frame, base, and legs for cracks, warping, or other signs of damage.
2. Massage table vinyl maintenance. Clean your massage table, face cradle, and other vinyl table accessories regularly with mild soap and water or a mild, non-abrasive cleaner. Do not use alcohol-based cleaners to clean the vinyl massage table cover. It could damage the vinyl. Be careful when you use sharp objects around your massage table, such as acupuncture needles. Torn or damaged vinyl will be difficult to repair, so protect your massage table as much as possible.
3. Face cradle maintenance. It’s important to make sure that the locking cam lever is adjusted correctly. There are gears which interlock and hold the face cradle in position inside the cam lock. If these gears are not completely interlocked, the face cradle could snap out of position. The cam should not be locked too loose or too tight. Turn the lever several times before pushing the lever down again to test the pressure. Repeat until the lever engages with firm pressure.
4. Protect your massage table with a carrying case during storage and transportation. It only takes a few minutes and can save a lot of potential headaches in the long run.
Follow the guidelines above and take care of your massage table.