Earthlite Massage Table Reviews: The Best Massage Equipment For Your Clients?

Earthlite Massage Table Reviews: The Best Massage Equipment For Your Clients?

Earthlite Massage Table Reviews: The Best Massage Equipment For Your Clients?

If you’re a therapist, chances are you already know about the Earthlite brand.

I guess you could say they’re kind of like the Apple for massage equipment.

But are they really the best? And should you buy their equipment?

Well honestly, they’re very good and create some high quality equipment.

In this article, I will do an in-depth review of their most popular massage equipment.

Earthlite has been on the market since 1987 and they take pride in using sustainably sourced wood and a zero-carbon practice that protects the environment.

The hard maple wood that they use for most of their products is sourced from North America and milled in their factory in California.

Their main office is also located in California, where you can visit the company’s warehouse and see their manufacturing process.

They won the ‘American Spa Professional’s Choice’ award for 8 years in a row, from 2010 to 2018.

About their products

Earthlite is well-known for its superior ‘Prolux’ cushion system and the quality of their products.

The cushion they use is called Natursoft, it’s a water and oil resistant eco-fabric that feels like leather and is easy to clean.

They truly stand behind their products and prove it with a lifetime warranty on their frames.

Portable massage tables are a great option for massage professionals that travel a lot or for people who want a massage bed at home that’s easy to fold and won’t take up space.

Some tables are extremely stable yet too heavy to carry, while others are lightweight and easy to carry but not as stable.

So the main challenge when purchasing a portable massage table is finding the perfect middle ground between its weight and stability.

Earthlite SPIRIT Premium Portable Massage Table

Earthlite SPIRIT Premium Portable Massage Table

  • Solid maple frame
  • Triple density cushion
  • Reiki & Shiatsu options
  • Weighs 43 lbs
  • Working weight capacity 800 lbs

If you’re looking for a safe portable massage table that won’t squeak we highly recommend Earthlite’s SPIRIT model.

The frame is made from hard maple pieces that are connected with aircraft-grade steel and will hold an incredible 3200 lbs of static weight and 800 lbs of working weight.

Each massage table is hand upholstered to ensure the durability of the material. The upholstery is soft, water-resistant, and includes 3 layers of  3’’ wide high-density foam underneath.

The table also includes Shiatsu & Reiki options, which means you’ll get 3 different uses out of one massage table.

Warranty

The warranty that Earthlite provides is pretty solid- you get a lifetime limited warranty on their frame and 3 years for the foam and upholstery.

The limited warranty means you have to be the first owner, and the 3 years for the foam are excellent because most models begin showing issues after 1 year of use.

Downsides

We weren’t very impressed with the face cradle functionality, as the Velcro holding it in place is too weak. Customers fix this issue by replacing it with industrial strength Velcro, but it is a hassle.

The zipper on the carrying case doesn’t go all the way down making it a bit difficult to load the table inside. If the manufacturer added just a few extra inches of the zipper, the case would be perfect.

All in all, it is a solid table that won’t need replacing for at least a decade or two.

What We Like

  • The exceptionally strong massage table
  • Great cushion support
  • Shiatsu & Reiki options

What We Don’t Like

  • The face cradle Velcro needs improvement
  • The carrying case needs a longer zipper

Earthlite HARMONY DX Portable Massage Table

Earthlite HARMONY DX Portable Massage Table

  • Adjustable height
  • Adjustable face cradle
  • Dual-density 2.5’’ cushion
  • Weighs 38 lbs
  • Working weight capacity 600 lbs

Earthlite’s HARMONY model is somewhat similar to the SPIRIT model but with less weight capacity, a thinner cushion, and a lower price tag.

It has a working weight capacity of 600 lbs which is decent for most people and you can expect a solid and stable product that won’t squeak.

This model was also hand upholstered and comes with 2.5’’ of foam and an adjustable headrest that’s filled with a poly-gel blend.

The headrest attachment could be improved, but in terms of comfort, it performs pretty well.

Features

The height of this model is adjustable and goes from 22’’ to 33’’ off the ground. You change the height by unscrewing the knobs on the legs.

What we really liked is the ease of set-up, all you have to do is release the buckles, spread it open, and lower the legs. The cables that control the legs work perfectly.

We also liked the transport bag included in this package which has an additional pocket for carrying extra items.

What We Like

  • Great woodworking
  • Extremely solid
  • Easy to set up and fold

What We Don’t Like

  • Headrest connection to the table

Earthlite LUNA Portable Massage Table

Earthlite LUNA Portable Massage Table

  • Aluminum frame
  • Reiki panels
  • Dual-layer 2.25’’ cushion
  • Weighs 29 lbs
  • Working weight capacity 750 lbs

The frame on this LUNA model was manufactured with aircraft aluminum, this makes it both strong and lightweight.

Its working weight capacity is 750 lbs, which comes close to the SPIRIT model in terms of strength. But the LUNA weighs 14 lbs less which will be great for professionals that handle callouts.

This seems to be the manufacturer’s idea as well since they made a durable ‘bulletproof’ transport case with an extra pocket for towels or other items.

Adjustability

Both the height of the table and the headrest are adjustable. The table has a minimum height of 24’’ and can be lifted to 34’’ which is 2’’ higher than the HARMONY model.

Raising the table up and down is also easier than the wooden models. The upholstery is made of vinyl that is soft to the touch and easy to clean with a towel, water, and soap.

The only downside to this table is the Velcro under the headrest that needs to be stronger.

What We Like

  • Lighter than most models
  • Easy to set up
  • Great transport bag

What We Don’t Like

  • Headrest Velcro needs an update

Stationary massage tables are heavy and sturdy. They’re usually placed inside a spa, salon, or home and rarely ever moved once assembled.

There are 2 types of stationary tables, regular and electric.

The electric ones are so much easier to handle, all you’ll have to do is press a foot pedal or a control button to adjust the height. They also come with a higher price range though.

Both manual and electric massage tables are usually made with superior aircraft grade materials and can withstand much more weight than the portable ones.

On the other hand, the portable massage table is the way to go if you’re doing house calls or working with athletes on the spot.

Earthlite ELLORA Electric Massage Table

Earthlite ELLORA Electric Massage Table

  • Electric lift adjustment
  • Height range of 17’’- 36’’
  • 3 layer 3’’ cushion
  • Wheels on one side
  • Working weight capacity of 600 lbs

The ELLORA model is an electric massage table that looks and feels luxurious. The frame is made from solid steel and has been powder-coated.

The table can hold up to 600 lbs of working weight and its height is operated by powerful motors that can be controlled with a foot pedal.

This particular model offers the largest height range which starts from as low as 17’’ of the ground and goes up to 36’’.

Premium 3-layer cushion

It has a premium 3-layer cushion that provides firm support at its base, medium density foam in the middle, and a luxury wrap on top.

The backrest can be tilted manually so your client can lean comfortably while getting a foot massage.

One thing we didn’t like about this table is the sound the manual tilt makes when it clicks in place as it tends to be a little loud.

The ELLORA massage table comes with a lifetime warranty for the frame and 2 years for the controls and motors.

What We Like

  • Premium materials
  • Great cushion
  • Low height adjustment

What We Don’t Like

  • Loud manual tilt

Earthlite EVEREST Electric Massage Table

Earthlite EVEREST Electric Massage Table

  • Single pedestal base
  • Height range 25’’- 37’’
  • Triple density 3’’ cushion
  • Working weight capacity of 650 lbs

If you need an electric massage table that will provide easy access to the client from any side, check out Earthlite’s EVEREST model.

The frame on this model comes with a single pedestal base that is laser cut and equipped with a heavy-duty motor.

Just like their other models this one was hand upholstered as well and comes with a 3’’ triple-density cushion.

Convenient foot control

The manufacturer also included a foot control option which will be super convenient when changing the height. The up and down movements are smooth and do not make a sound.

There’s no assembly required, it is delivered in one piece and it’s ready to go instantly.

With regards to additional accessories such as a face cradle or armrests,  you will have to purchase them separately.

To make sure you have enough room even for larger patients we recommend getting the 32’’ width.

What We Like

  • Laser-cut steel frame
  • Easy to access the client
  • Smooth lifting motion

What We Don’t Like

  • No additional accessories

Earthlite SEDONA Stationary Massage Table

Earthlite SEDONA Stationary Massage Table

  • Manual lift
  • Height range 24’’- 33’’
  • Working weight capacity of 1000 lbs

The SEDONA model is the strongest massage table Earthlite has made. While its working weight capacity is an unbelievable 1000 lbs the actual distributed weight capacity goes up to 4000 lbs.

This is not an electric model, so the height adjustment has to be done manually with double knobs that secure it in place.

The height range on this one is a bit lower than other models and goes from 24’’ to 33’’ off the floor. This is 4’’ lower than the ELLORA model for example.

Assembly

There’s some assembly involved once you receive the package.

You will have to bolt the top section and the leg section together which should take around 10 minutes of your time. The table is rock solid, well crafted, and reliable.

What We Like

  • Great craftsmanship
  • Pure sturdiness
  • Easy to assemble

What We Don’t Like

  • Low maximum height

Earthlite YOSEMITE Physical Therapy Table

Earthlite YOSEMITE Physical Therapy Table

  • Steel frame
  • 3’’ multi-layer cushion
  • Adjustable face cradle & pillow
  • Working weight capacity of 800 lbs

Earthlite’s YOSEMITE massage table is manufactured with a powder-coated steel frame, aluminum legs, and a wooden top with rounded edges.

It is a well-built sturdy table that comes with 800 lbs of working weight capacity. The height is adjustable between 20” and 26.5” off the ground.

The maximum height is a bit lower than most other models so keep that in mind. The adjustments are made with a shimmy-lock system.

Comfortable and portable

The cushion is 3’’ thick and feels soft and supportive.

The top of the table folds flat and is convenient for storage or transport purposes. Included in the package you also get a face pillow and a face cradle that can be adjusted for height and angle.

What We Like

  • Sturdy and stable
  • Additional accessories included
  • Good cushioning

What We Don’t Like

  • Low maximum height

Massage chairs are another portable option that’s good for traveling professionals who need something light and sturdy for their clients.

The models we chose are lightweight and portable and come with various adjustments. This is important to be able to accommodate clients of various sizes.

The chairs are also good for home use since they can be folded and stored away for later use.

Earthlite VORTEX Portable Massage Chair

Earthlite VORTEX Portable Massage Chair

  • Aluminum oval frame
  • Nylon carry case
  • Weighs 15 lbs
  • Working weight capacity of 300 lbs

If you’re looking for a sturdy and lightweight portable massage chair that will be easy to fold and adjust, we recommend looking into Earthlite’s VORTEX model.

The frame on this chair was made of aircraft-grade aluminum that comes with 300 lbs of working weight capacity.

We really liked the adjustability of the chair as the face cradle height and angle, armrest height, and seat height can all be adjusted with ease.

This way you’ll be able to use the VORTEX for professional purposes adjusting it to best fit each client.

Superior comfort

Earthlite’s award-winning cushion and upholstery also make this massage chair a good choice for professional use. The cushion is comfortable and allows the client to relax.

Vortex is extremely lightweight and easy to travel with. It folds easily and will suit people from 5’ to 6’ tall. The chair doesn’t wobble but you’ll only need to make sure it is set on a flat surface.

One thing that might be a bother is the dual adjustment system on the face cradle that takes a bit more time because you’ll need to make sure that both sides are equal.

What We Like

  • Easy to carry
  • Highly adjustable
  • Stable for heavier people

What We Don’t Like

  • Face cradle dual adjustment

Earthlite AVILA II Portable Massage Chair

Earthlite AVILA II Portable Massage Chair

  • Strong and lightweight
  • Portable bag on wheels
  • Weighs 22 lbs
  • Working weight capacity of 350 lbs

The AVILA II portable massage chair is a step up from the VORTEX model. The frame was made from a patented composite carbon that is both strong and lightweight.

The chair weighs 22 lbs but you won’t have to carry it around because Earthlite has included a portable bag on wheels in the package.

The maximum working weight capacity is 350 lbs, which is 50 lbs more than the VORTEX. This weight capacity should put you at ease while working with larger customers.

Adjustability

This model will accommodate people from 4.6’’ to 6.6’’ tall and is even more adjustable than the VORTEX.

You get the standard face cradle adjustment and an armrest adjustment, but the thing that sets this chair apart is the adjustable chest pad that slides and tilts to give your client more comfort.

On the other hand, you should note that the seat on this model is not adjustable. Another thing that’s different on the AVILA II is the removable pads that can be cleaned.

People who bought this model love how sturdy it is, but if you are a mobile masseuse you might be a bit annoyed with the time it takes to make all the adjustments.

What We Like

  • Great quality materials
  • Multiple adjustment options
  • Carry the bag on wheels

What We Don’t Like

  • Adjustments are time-consuming

Stronglite Ergo Pro II Portable Massage Chair

Stronglite Ergo Pro II Portable Massage Chair

  • Nylon wheels on one side
  • Height adjustable
  • Weighs 26 lbs
  • Working weight capacity of 600 lbs

Just like the name suggests, the Stronglite model is definitely the strongest portable massage chair on our list.

It comes with a high working weight capacity of 600 lbs which will ensure stability for any massage client you might have.

This also means the Stronglite is the heaviest of the three, but it comes with wheels on one side of the chair as well as the storage bag.

Adjustability

Each part of the Stronglite is adjustable beginning with the seat, the chest pad, the arms, and the face cradle.

The pads are removable and can be re-attached with Velcro, and the knee support can be completely removed if needed. It will accommodate clients from 4.6’’ up to 6.6’’ tall.

People that bought this chair say it is easily adjustable once you know what you’re doing and offers more bang for your buck than similar models on the market.

What We Like

  • Well-built
  • Thoughtful design
  • Off-set wheels on the chair
  • Carry case with wheels

What We Don’t Like

  • Adjustments have a learning curve

Earthlite Home Massage Kit

This home massage kit is a wonderful gadget for people that want to transform their beds into a massage surface.

The kit includes a base that slides under the mattress and a connecting adjustable component that regulates the height and angle of the face pillow.

This pillow is beneficial for recovering Vitrectomy patients who need to keep their face down but also for anyone else that just needs a relaxing massage at home.

Warranty

Earthlite offers a lifetime warranty on the frame and 3 years for the face pillow platform, cushion, and upholstery.

Expect to receive the same great quality of the Natursoft upholstery this brand is widely recognized for. It is super easy to assemble and very easy to transport.

Earthlite Massage Kit Travelmate

Earthlite’s Travelmate is an innovative product that can transform any desk or tabletop into a seated massage parlor.

The design is simple yet effective and includes an adjustable chest pad, adjustable face pillow, and a base that holds it on the table. The headrest’s maximum height from the tabletop is around 15’’.

This item can also be used lying down on a bed and it slides under mattresses that are between 11’’ and 16’’ high. You will need an extra pillow for your stomach to be comfortable.

The frame is made of steel and comes with a lifetime warranty.

Earthlite Massage Table Deluxe Warmer

This product really impressed us, especially because it is so cozy and keeps you warm.

The thickness of the fleece pad is 1’’ which is half an inch more than most other products on the market.

It comes with a digital temperature controller that has a 13ft power cord and an auto overheat protection. The cord can be detached from the fleece pad for washing.

The heating pad will fit most standard massage tables as it is 73’’ long and 30’’ wide. You’ll be able to secure it in place with elastic corner straps.

How it works

The important thing to know about this heating pad is that you need to be lying down on it to feel the actual warmth.

It takes 5-10 minutes to heat up and goes up to a maximum temperature of 122F. People that bought this warmer usually keep it at 110F.

Earthlite gives a year warranty for this product and their policy is ‘no questions asked’. So whatever the issue may be, they will ship you a new one.

Handheld Massage Guns

Handheld massage guns are a portable delight.

They’re extremely easy to carry around. So when you have one of these you’ll be able to relax your neck and shoulders anytime, anywhere, without depending on anyone.

Are they effective

Handheld massage guns are effective in terms of helping you release pressure points, and improving your blood flow.

Whether you’re having a stressful day, or feel anxious about future plans, the massager will help you relax. So besides the physical benefit, it also helps on a psychological level.

Did we mention it was a much cheaper option than massage beds or appointments?

The benefits

The biggest benefit you get with a handheld massage gun is that you can use it anywhere, and anytime you need to.

In terms of finance, it is more cost-effective than getting a massage bed, and even if you did have a massage bed, you would still need someone else to massage you.

Thus, this device gives you the independence and freedom you need to get massages all the time.

It will be especially beneficial for people stuck in front of the computer all day, athletes that work hard, and really anyone that wants to take care of their health on a daily level.

What areas can you massage

To receive the full benefit of the handheld massage gun you would have to focus on the following areas of your body:

Feet and legs

Feet and legs are a good place to massage after taking a long walk, running, or doing any exercise with a special focus on the calves.

Hands & arms

Hands & arms are a good place to massage if you’re typing or working with your hands for many hours of the day.

You might not feel the tension initially, but once you begin a regular massage process you’ll understand how much you really needed it.

Lower back

Lower back issues usually begin as a result of long hours of sitting, so having a device that will improve the blood flow in this area is crucial for your health and well-being.

Neck & shoulders

Neck & shoulders are the most common places that people usually massage. Again sitting all day hunched over at your desk will create many different issues and pain.

To prevent this from happening use your handheld massage gun in this area at least 15 minutes each day.

Massage Chairs

Therapy types

There are different massage therapy types depending on the effect you’d like to achieve.

Shiatsu focuses on releasing pain from pressure points and Swedish massages work more for relaxing with long strokes and some kneading.

Deep tissue massage, on the other hand, might even hurt because the masseuse goes deep into the muscle to find knots that need to be broken down.

There are other massage techniques that include hot stones and aromatherapy oils. Many people also perform Reiki, a Japanese technique that raises the energy level of the person.

Finally, you have a relaxing massage that only uses soft movements and prepares you for sleep.

Finding a massage chair

Even though massage chairs were first invented in the 80’s they weren’t this popular in the beginning. Most of them either had stability and quality issues, or they were very expensive.

However, with the development of technology and materials, things have drastically changed.

These days you can find a good massage chair for as low as $300, such as the VORTEX chair on our list.

The materials used for the frame nowadays are lightweight and strong so it’s easier to carry around and gives you a sense of reliability due to the solid working weight capacity.

Choosing the right massage chair

The right massage chair is not a universal thing, and to choose the best one for you you’ll have to take a few things into account:

Price

While good massage chairs used to be very expensive the development of the technology and the process of globalization created strong and lightweight materials that cost less to manufacture and offer great quality.

So expect to spend at least $300.

Weight

A portable massage chair is a life-saver for professionals that tend to move around a lot and need something that can be easily folded and transported to various locations.

If you move around quite a bit consider getting a lightweight chair that is easy to carry. Some chairs come with wheels, or they have carry bags with wheels, and that helps a lot.

Comfort

When choosing a good massage chair always make sure it will be the most comfortable option for your clients.

Most models on the market come with some kind of cushion, but they all differ in texture and strength. Having at last a 2’’ cushion is a must, and high-density cushions tend to last longer.

Adjustability

This is a very important factor for professionals that have various clients. You need to be able to adjust the chair to the size of your client to ensure comfort.

One thing most professionals struggle with is figuring out how the adjustability features work.

So if you have a new massage chair do not wait until you’re standing with your client to figure the adjustability options.

Most adjustable features come with a learning curve so it’s a good idea to know what you’re doing beforehand to avoid frustration.

Always look for a contoured face cradle that can be adjusted both for height and angle as this is the crucial part of the client’s comfort that will allow them to ‘get into the zone.’

Massage Cushions

Massage cushions are a good choice for people that wish to have a massage option ready anytime they sit on a chair.

The way these cushions work is pretty simple: You place them on any type of chair, sit down and let the little balls roll clockwise and counterclockwise while you relax.

The cushion will only work for your back and buttocks.

Why use a massage cushion

The real question here is why not use a massage cushion. If you can afford it, it will turn any chair into a massage experience.

Some models even have heating options which are quite lovely and will relax you even further.

Where can you use a massage cushion

So imagine driving to work – you get a massage. Sitting down to work – you also get a massage.

Is it time to relax and watch a movie? Why not do it while you’re getting a massage? The options are unlimited!

Foot Spas

There’s a saying that your health begins with your feet, and we completely agree. Taking care of your feet is extremely important for your health because you’re using them all day every day.

A foot spa can literally change your life. Ok, maybe not so drastically, but it will revitalize you and make you feel better and more relaxed so you can get up and excel in every other field of your life.

If nothing else it will give you the much-needed comfort that all of us crave.

How they work

The main purpose of a foot spa is to remove toxins and impurities of the body through your feet.

The hydrogen in the water gets ionized with a positive charge that binds the negative toxins in your body and pulls them out from your feet.

The benefits

There are so many benefits that come out of treating your feet well. First of all, you improve the blood flow in your feet and that continues upwards to the heart.

So by taking care of your feet you take care of the blood flow of your entire body.

Finally, there’s an amazing feeling that comes out of pampering your feet. Take care of your feet and feel your anxiety and stress melt away.

After spending many hours analyzing Earthlite, how long they’ve been on the market, and their customer satisfaction we have to say we feel confident recommending them to you.

They’ve been on the market for more than 30 years, they are environmentally conscious and they know what they’re doing.

Their craftsmanship is of high quality and they have many returning customers.

Plus, any kind of issues that may arise from poor transport handling or similar is resolved quickly and always in favor of the customer.

 

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