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Choosing an Electric Massage Table: How Low Can You Go?

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When thinking about buying any new massage table there are always many decisions to make. You’ll want to consider things such as the table width and length, the thickness of the foam, the color and texture of the fabric, the weight capacity of the table, whether you want round or square corners, what brand you may have a preference for, and which optional accessories you may need.

However, there are additional considerations that are unique to buying an electric lift table. One of the first things you’ll have to decide upon is how low to the ground and how high up you would like the table to go.

For my husband and I, it was more important for the type of work that we do that the table went as low to the floor as possible. It mattered less how high, as long as it had about a 12 inch height range (which is the difference between the lowest and the highest setting).

I found that some tables had more range of movement and some less, but 12 inches seems to be about average.

So think about your clients (do they need a lot of help getting on and off the table, in which case one that goes lower to the floor may be better) and the type of massage that you do (for example, if you do a lot of work standing, make sure you choose a table that lifts up high enough).

So be sure to look for a hydraulic table that meets your height requirements.

But that’s just the first thing… more to come.

More Power To You

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power_woman_150by150.jpgIt’s been a long time since I had my massage practice in Kona, Hawaii and bought my first electric massage table (almost 20 years in fact!).

It was not the most comfortable table in the world, that’s for sure. And it was clunky and noisy.

But my oh my… the convenience of being able to adjust the height and position with a touch of a button were well worth it.

One of its biggest drawbacks was its weight – it was HEAVY. So when I left the islands I sadly left it behind (much to the delight of the therapist who inherited it).

My somewhat mobile lifestyle made it impractical to replace it right away, but I missed it so much. Once you have experienced the delights of using an electric table, it’s hard to go back.

When I finally went to replace my hydraulic table a couple of months ago, I was blown away with the selection now available. They’ve come a long way baby! They now come in a huge range of both price and features.

More about that later….

Meanwhile, if you have any comments about the pros and cons (yes there are a few) of using an electric table versus a portable one, do let me know. You can reach me at elizabeth @ massagebusinesscenter.com.

Massage Gift Certificate Success! – How Did She Do It?

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I posted this last December, but it was so good….. here it is again.

Last December, a massage therapist who was taking part in my Massage Marketing Marathon program, set the intension to sell 30 Christmas gift certificates. That was more than she had ever sold before (by far) and in fact more than she had sold in the entire previous year. But not only that… she had fun doing it. And in the process she completely shifted her attitude about “selling” to one where she is so much more comfortable promoting her services and products.

Want to find out how Beth Brown, Licensed Massage Practitioner of Bellingham, Washington did it? Then click below to listen (or “right click” the MP3 link to download to your computer). Way to go Beth!


Getting Massage Clients By Networking With Doctors

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Today’s Success Snippet comes from Tamara Felix, PhD CMHt LMT of www.therightouch.com

She has some amazingly great ideas on how to get new massage clients through networking with doctors and other health professionals. But doctors are busy! How do you even get in the door? Well, listen to how Tamara does it….

Weekly Success Snippet:
“Networking With Doctors”

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Massage Success! – How Did She Do It?

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Last December, a massage therapist who was taking part in my Massage Marketing Marathon program, set the intension to sell 30 Christmas gift certificates. That was more than she had ever sold before (by far) and in fact more than she had sold in the entire previous year. But not only that… she had fun doing it. And in the process she completely shifted her attitude about “selling” to one where she is so much more comfortable promoting her services and products.

Want to find out how Beth Brown, Licensed Massage Practitioner of Bellingham, Washington did it? Then click below to listen (or “right click” the MP3 link to download to your computer). Way to go Beth!