Using A Massage Table Warmer For Reiki and Massage Therapy

Using A Massage Table Warmer For Reiki and Massage Therapy

It’s that time of the year again when temperatures are getting low and staying warm is necessary. Getting a massage is always a relaxing activity at any time of the year, but in the winter season, a chilly session is the last thing that any client would want. Room heaters or fireplaces can certainly help, but a massage table warmer is a more direct solution.

A fireplace, similar to the feeling of being under a massage table warmer.

Why Use One?

With a massage table warmer, you don’t have to wait for the room temperature to settle. Just turn on the warmer pad, and you’re good to go in a few minutes. Many would say that you’re missing out on a lot if you haven’t experienced table warmers. Some even swear by them. The warmth and comfort that this thing provides really make a huge difference, especially in winter.

As a practitioner, investing in a massage table warmer is a great decision. Your clients will appreciate it if the table and the sheets are comfortably warm when they lie down. Use it along with a fleece pad, and they will truly enjoy the entire session.

Available Products

There are several brands that make table warmers. Seek one first from the manufacturer of the massage table you own. If there isn’t any, or it’s not to your liking, then the chart below can help you decide which one to buy.

PRODUCTSIZEFEATURESRATING
Therapist's Choice® Deluxe Fleece Massage Table Warmer
31-in W
71-in L
fleece warming pad
12-foot detachable power cord
anti-slip elastic corner straps
5 heat settings
4 timer settings
auto overheat protection
max temperature: 88 F
3.6 out of 5 stars
Earthlite Basics Fleece Massage Table Warmer
Earthlite Basics Fleece Massage Table Warmer
30-in W
72-in L
fleece warming pad
anti-slip elastic corner straps
3 heat settings
12-hour time limit
quick heating (5-10 mins.)
auto overheat protection
auto shut off after 3 hours
3.6 out of 5 stars
Earthlite Deluxe Massage Table Warmer
Earthlite Electric Table Warmer
30-in W
73-in L
fleece warming pad
13-foot power cord
anti-slip elastic corner straps
1-inch thick pad (0.5-inch on regular table warmers)
1-degree temperature increments
30-minute timer increments
12-hour time limit
auto timer shut off
auto overheat protection
3.4 out of 5 stars
Master Massage UL Listed Massage Table Warmer
Master Massage UL Listed Massage Table Warmer
26-in W
68-in L
fleece warming pad
anti-slip elastic corner straps
10 temperature settings
10-hour time limit
4-hour safety shut off
pressure-sensitive heating mechanism
max temperature: 140 F
machine washable
3.6 out of 5 stars
ForPro Fleece Massage Table Warmer
Massage Pro 490240 Fleece Massage Table Warmer
31-in W
72-in L
fleece warming pad
6-foot detachable power cord
anti-slip elastic corner straps
5 heat settings
8 timer settings
8-hour time limit
max temperature: 133 F
machine washable
3.6 out of 5 stars
Giantex Standard Massage Table Warmer
30-in W
71-in L
polyester warming pad
anti-slip elastic corner straps
5 heat settings
4 timer settings
8-hour time limit
auto timer shut off
auto overheat protection
max temperature: 122 F
machine washable
4.1 out of 5 stars
H&A Deluxe Thick Fleece Spa Massage Table Warmer Pad
30-in W
71-in L
fleece warming pad
9-foot power cord
5 heat settings
4 timer settings
8-hour time limit
auto timer shut off
auto overheat protection
max temperature: 135 F
3.6 out of 5 stars
DevLon NorthWest Deluxe Electric Warmer Pad
30-in W
72-in L
polyester warming pad
anti-slip elastic corner straps
5 heat settings
4 timer settings
8-hour time limit
auto timer shut off
auto overheat protection
max temperature: 122 F
3.4 out of 5 stars

Massage Table Warmer Features

Table warmers usually have standard sizes that fit most of the massage tables available in the market. The standard size is 30 inches wide by 72 inches long. They also have the usual features, such as adjustable settings and automatic overheat protection. Their power source is from a regular power outlet. The main difference is in the quality of the fabric, as well as in the digital display. Spending a bit of time on user reviews and checking for remarks on quality and durability can greatly help you pick the right one.

The video below shows what features are typically in a massage table warmer.

Adjustable Settings

These settings include preset temperature options and timer functions. The values are controlled via an LED digital controller display. The preset options vary by brand. Some come with 4 or 5, while others only have 2-3 (low, medium, high). The auto overheat protection reduces the risk of fire in case someone accidentally left the unit on for an extended period of time.

Cleaning A Massage Table Warmer

Clean By Hand

Clean by Hand - Massage Table Warmer Warming Pad

Table warmers typically do not need cleaning after several uses because they are covered with a table sheet on top. However, they do get dirty and smelly over time. You can’t machine wash an electrical unit, so you’ll have to clean the warming pad by hand. Other units claim that they are machine washable, but the digital controller and the plug have to be detached first.

Unplug

It’s okay to get the fabric wet, as long as the unit is turned off and disconnected from the power plug. However, you have to be careful not to introduce water into the digital controller. Only then can you can clean it by spraying water and detergent on the warming pad. It is also important to let the pad dry up completely before using it again.

Dry

Heat Exposure - Massage Table Warmer Digital Controller

When drying the table warmer, make sure that the digital controller is not exposed to extreme heat. Some units have a detachable controller. For others that cannot be detached, simply allow the fabric to dry naturally with the wind and moderate sunlight.

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