If you are a massage therapist, you may know the edge a portable massage table has over a stationary one. A portable massage table is specially used for home-visits, as it is light in weight and can be folded and carried to your customer’s home. But how will you make sure that your portable massage table remains scratch-less while you transport it from one location to the other, is easy to store in a compact case, and is convenient to carry? Moreover, it needs to have some pockets where you can store your massage supplies.
This is where the massage table carrying case steps in.
Factors to Consider while Buying a Massage Table Carrying Case
A good massage table carrying case is easy to carry and must have a good amount of space for storing your oils, lotions, bolster and other accessories. It should be convenient to transport and store. Furthermore, since you frequently need to travel, it should be sturdy, easy to clean, and hard to get stains. It should also have a good size to fit in your portable massage table. Since home-visits require you to go in and out of your car (or a public transport) and go up and down the stairs quite frequently, you need to make sure your massage table carrying case is made of a material that cannot be easily scratched. The handle needs to be strong as all the weight of the table will fall on it.
There are two main types of massage table carrying cases: with wheels and without wheels. Let’s look at both of these here and figure out what works best for you.
Massage Table Carrying Case
You can find a lot of massage table carrying cases over the internet or in the market, but you need to make sure the one you are buying is perfect for you and your massage table. If wheels are not important to you, here are our top 3 picks for a massage table carrying case without wheels:
Royal Massage Universal Oversized Massage Table Carry Case
Weighing 4 pounds and available in three different sizes (28, 30 and 32 inches), Royal Massage Deluxe Black Universal Massage Table Carry Case is sure to make your travel very convenient. Its soft shoulder-strap makes it easy to carry on your shoulders and its Nylon case makes it hard to get stains and simple to clean. This massage table carrying case can fit your table having a length of 76 inches and a foam padding of 3 inches.
The Royal Massage Deluxe Universal Oversized Massage Table Case is loaded with zippered compartments, so you don’t miss out on any massage accessories while you are away from your base. It has a large side pocket measuring 27 inches wide x 14-inches tall x 2.5 inches deep which can store all sorts of massage supplies including a bolster.
Master Massage 30″ Standard Carrying Case
Ideal for a 30-inch portable massage table, the Master Massage Standard Carrying Case has snap-lock buckles that ensure the massage table is securely stored in the case. Its padded shoulder strap provides great comfort when you are on the move. The massage table carrying case is made up of good quality, easy to clean Nylon.
Weighing only 2.7 pounds, the Master Massage Carrying Case is easy to travel with. Its pocket provides extra storage options for your massage accessories.
Royal Massage Universal Massage Table Carry Case
Weighing 3 pounds, the Royal Massage Universal Massage Table Carry Case is designed to carry a portable massage table up to 30 inches wide, 76 inches long and having a 2.5 inches of foam padding. With three years’ warranty and not being expensive, this massage table carrying case can work best for therapists on a budget.
The Nylon covering along with a comfortable shoulder strap make it easy to move from one location to the other. Though the Royal Massage Table Carry Case comes with a storage pocket, you may find bigger pockets for better storage in other competitors.
Massage Table Carrying Case with Wheels
What is better than a massage table carrying case, you ask? A massage table carrying case with wheels! If carrying a portable massage table in a massage case having ample compartments is a blessing, wait till you experience a massage table case with wheels. It rolls off all the weight of the portable table from your shoulder, making it more convenient to pay home-visits.
Here are some of the top massage table carrying cases with wheels:
Master Massage Universal Wheeled Massage Table Carry Case
Ideal for all kinds of portable massage tables from 25 inches to 31 inches, the Master Massage Universal Wheeled Massage Table Carry Case can be rolled to any destination causing less pressure on your back and shoulders. The rubber-coated 4 inches booted wheel chassis are multi-directional, and they transport the table without causing any squeaky sound.
The strong shoulder-strap and snap-lock buckles make it easy to secure, transport and store your massage table. The Universal Wheeled Massage Table Carry Case is made with 100% Nylon which is easy to clean. Having 5 zippered compartments of different sizes, storing massage bolsters, oils and other accessories is a breeze.
Master Massage Tables 30″ Wheeled Carrying Case
Wouldn’t it be ironic if transporting your massage table from one customer’s place to the other gives you such a strain at the back that you end up needing a massage? Well, not with the Master Massage Table’s Wheeled Carrying Case.
With four sturdy wheels, the portable wheeled carrying case has snap-lock buckles which makes it easy to secure the portable table and carry. The Master Massage Tables’ Wheeled Carrying Case is made up of long-lasting Nylon and is ideal for your 30 inches massage table. The shoulder-sling and handles are well-balanced and sturdy which makes it very convenient to travel with.
Therapist’s Choice® Wheeled Massage Table Carry Case
The Therapist’s Choice Wheeled Massage Table Carry Case comes in black color and can easily fit 30 inches wide massage tables having a foam padding of 3 inches. Its strong wheels are a blessing when it comes to dragging your portable table from one location to the other, whereas the shoulder-straps and handle make this bag easy to carry without causing any backpain.
The Therapist Choice Wheeled Massage Table Carry Case has 4 external pockets for storing all sorts of massage accessories.
With Wheels vs Without Wheels
If you have a portable massage table and are going to purchase a massage table carrying case, make sure you understand the pros and cons of having wheels.
Wheels can be good for your back and shoulders: No doubt rolling a bag is much easier than carrying it. Wheeled massage table carrying cases are a blessing for your body as they take the weight off your shoulders, literally! You do not want to end up needing a massage after giving one, do you?
Wheels are not ideal for stairs: While wheels make your table carrying case easier to transport on a flat surface, they are not a good choice if reaching your clients’ home requires you to frequently use stairs as wheels don’t work on stairs. Also, they make your portable massage case heavier while you left them up and down the stairs.
Wheeled massage table carrying cases are expensive: If you have a tight budget, keep in mind that wheeled massage table carrying cases are relatively more expensive than their non-wheeled counterparts.
Wheeled massage cases need more maintenance: If you ever had a piece of luggage with a broken wheel you know what the feeling is. If one out of four wheels stops to work, dragging the bag becomes a nightmare. And since wheels add weight to your massage table carrying case, you will end up carrying the weight of wheels too along with the portable massage table.
A good massage table carrying case, whether with or without wheels, is very important for your home-visits as a massage therapist. Once you know what your requirements are, you can easily come up with the perfect carrying case that works best for your portable massage table.