Choosing Table Warmers for your Clinic
A good massage is not just about oils and creams but also about soothing comfort. Here is a complete guide to picking the perfect massage table warmers for your clinic.
As we head into the colder months, table warmers must be one of the items on your shopping list. How to choose the perfect table warmer? It takes a little bit of research and reading reviews to choose from so many different options.
To put it simply, table warmers are like sheets or pads that have a heat function. They can be laid on your massage table as an extra layer for ultimate comfort and relaxation, especially during the cold months.
How does a Table Warmer work?
Table warmers work on the principles of heat therapy. Heat therapy, also known as "Thermotherapy," increases the elasticity and core temperature of soft tissue. Applying heat to a particular area stimulates circulation thereby loosening joints, easing pain, and healing damaged tissue. Heat therapy is typically used for stiffness and muscle pain. These massage table accessories provide a great base layer heat therapy for your clients.
Why should you Invest in a Table Warmer?
While a massage therapist’s hands work wonders in releasing stress and muscle aches, a table warmer is the perfect accessory to make massage sessions even better.
The heated pads can protect your valuable massage tables from oil exposure and they add a layer of warmth to your table, comforting your client and preparing them for a relaxing treatment.
Considering the Different Features of Table Warmers
Massage table warmers come in various types.
- Fleece: Fleece table warmers give a luxurious and soft feel to your massage table. They keep the body warm and cozy during a massage session.
- Non-Fleece: Table Warmers are also available without fleece. If you or your clients do not like fleece material, there are lots of fleece free options that provide the same benefits as fleece ones. It is a matter of preference.
Table warmers have heat settings in the range of 86°F to 135°F. You can set the temperature as per needs. When shopping for table warmers you can also look for a fast heat-up function, that will help you save time, especially during busy periods.
Auto Shut off
Most table warmers come with an auto shut off function, so you don’t have to worry about overheating. The digital controls and timer help to automatically shut down after up to 12 hours. The programmable temperature settings and auto shut-off feature allows you to set it, forget it and focus on the comfort of your client.
The premium table warmers and table toppers usually come with warranty. When you are choosing a more expensive one for your clinic, make sure you check the warranty.
Cord length gives you the flexibility to use it anywhere in the clinic. A longer cord is better, of course. Pay attention to cord length while placing your order. It should easily reach the massage table.
How are Table Warmers different from Heating Pads?
Both table warmers and heating pads work on the principles of heat therapy. One major difference between the two is that table warmers are like padded sheets that are placed on top of a table. While heating pads are placed on top of the body or specific pain sites to relieve body aches.
Table warmers or pads are mostly rectangular in shape, while heating pads come in different shapes and sizes. Table warmers are designed to withstand body weight, while heating pads are not. If you are investing in table warmers, it is a good idea to invest in a few heating pads too. Read our article on how to choose heating pads for your clinic, for more details.
Apart from table warmers, you can also choose heated table toppers too. They come in foam padding and are designed to create superior comfort. Check out Oakworks Heated Table Topper.
Using a Table Warmer
- Make sure you fit the Table warmer with the elastic straps on your massage table. This will prevent slipping
- Never sprinkle water on your table warmers
- If you opt for a high heating level, don’t use it on bare skin
- Be careful of high heat settings, especially for long therapy sessions, as it can cause burns
- Table warmers are meant for massage tables. They are NOT blankets
- Check for folds and bunches on the table warmers, as this can cause excess heat. This can result in injury or fire
- Unfold completely for proper use
- DO NOT dry clean, iron, or machine wash a heated table warmer
- Only spot clean
- Always refer to the instruction manual for proper handling, storage and care
Body Best Recommends
We carry a range of different table warmers that can fit almost any table and distribute heat evenly. Here are some of our best selling table warmers:
Earthlite Deluxe Massage Table Warmer: If you are looking for the comfort of fleece and heat in one, this is a great choice. It is functional, luxurious, and provides comfort.
Oakworks Premium Fleece Table Warmer is a bestseller. We call it an ideal companion for any massage table. It fits over most treatment tables. It is very easy to use with its LCD hand control for setting the temperature.
Looking for more spa and clinic accessories, check out our Table Accessories section for more products.
We hope you found this article useful. If you have any further questions or need assistance with purchasing a table warmer, simply call us at 1-800-881-1681.