How to Clean a Massage Table?

Massages for remedial purposes or for relaxation have become increasing popular, and spas become the go-to destination for most people seeking a break from their busy and packed schedules.

The primary thing that a client expects is a rejuvenating experience that is offered in an affable and clean environment.


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With many seeking a massage, it is important that massage tables are kept clean and safe for every customer who walks in.

Here are some simple instructions for keeping a massage table clean.

  • Use a nonabrasive cleanser to clean the table. Avoid using strong cleansers with alcohol and oils, even if you tempted to disinfect the table, as they can damage the table in the long run, causing tears and scruffs.
  • Mild and effective cleansers with soap are best. To avoid staining, you can keep the table covered. Use eco-friendly products like vinegar to clean the table. Rinse with water to remove soap residue.
  • You need to also avoid harsh chemicals to clean the table as their residue or smell can be unpleasant for the client.
  • Use paper towels for drying the table as they are more sanitary than the reusable cloth towels. Allow the table to dry well before spreading out fresh sheets on the table.

  • Follow the same steps to clean the head rest or face cradle.
  • In case a previous client had open sores and has stained the table through the sheets, use germicidal solutions to disinfect the table. Always use thick sheets or pads to avoid bodily fluids or oils used from soaking through to the vinyl surface of the table. The sheets and pads can be washed thoroughly in a washing machine. 
  • In order to enhance the longevity of the table, you can switch covers, use fitted sheets, and switch the ends where the clients lie on the table. This will slow down the process of wear and tear.
  • It is important to check the frames, braces, legs, and connections of your table and look out for leg adjustment knobs regularly. Nothing is worse than a wobbly table when giving a massage. Tighten the knobs, nuts and bolts and look out for cracks or any other sign of damage.
  • Keep the table covered with a sheet or place in a protective case to keep it in good condition, when not in use.
  • If there are many massage tables in your center, ensure that someone is there to check your tables regularly for damage.
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