Choosing a massage table require the buyers to ask themselves one major question- Do they require a stationary massage table or electric massage table or do they need a portable massage table? This question changes the parameters on which a massage table is chosen. The following are some of these factors which influence the decision of the buyer and allows him to choose the best portable massage tables: 1. Use of the Table The first factor to consider is the use of the buyer i.e. professional or personal. Second is the major question- Stationary, electric or portable massage table? Usually electric massage table is used for personal use while stationary is used for massage salons (where it needs to be installed just once) and portable massage tables are used for freelance massage sessions (where it is carried to different venues and installed every time). This directly influence other factors and decide which the perfect massage table is for the buyer. 2. Cost of the Table The second consideration of any buyer is the price/ rate of the massage table which determines if the table is in the budget of the buyer or not. It is not necessary that a lower cost table will be of lower quality and same goes for higher cost tables. Cost and quality are considered together because a buyer cannot sacrifice the quality of the table adversely just because of the higher cost of better tables. The quality of the table directly deals with the comfort of massage therapy. 3. Weight of the Table Weight of the table defines its portability i.e. lighter the table, more it is used (portably). Portable massage tables are required to be light and have enough strength to handle different types of massage therapies. 4. Fabric and Foam of the Table It determines the quality and comfort of the table. Thicker foams provide more comfort than thinner foams (memory foams) and the fabric of the table (wood, aluminum or a mix of the two) as well as the foam (material used) influences the comfort level of the table. 5. Size of the Table The length, width and height of the table determines its weight, usage and types of massages that can be practiced on it. It is also decided as per the personality of the masseuse. 6. Features of the table The price point is overlooked when there are a lot of features offered by the table like adjustments, armrests/ headrests, face holes and automation et-cetera. The more the features, the more is the price of the table. There are many websites which has Portable Massage Tables for sale to attract traffic and fight competition. 7. Type of the Table There are three types of massage tables- entry level, professional and lightweight tables. a) Entry-level Massage Table - It is totally dependent on the budget of the buyer i.e. if it is limited, then this is the best choice. It has a sound foundation and a solid reputation. Buyer needs to focus on the quality of the raw materials and fabric of the table. b) Professional Massage Tables - It requires customizing options as well as needs the raw materials & fabric of the table to be high quality. It must offer more comfort and support; catering to all the types of massage therapies, the masseuse (professional) wants to practice. c) Lightweight Massage Tables - It caters to buyers who wants to transport the table on a regular basis. The lightweight feature enables the user to carry it around anywhere he desires to. It has to be of good quality and strength to avoid massage session mishaps. Quality or Price? Always choose quality over rate of the table in such a case because massage therapies are all about a soothing-calm experience and anything lesser is not advisable. The best products offer the best services and as massage is a service industry, it needs to be pleasing and comfortable for the clients as well as the masseuses. Special thnks to our guest post editor from Massage Table for Less.