Massage Must Have: Bolsters!

Bolsters help clients get comfortable and relax so you can give a better treatment. Bolsters are used to support clients, provide comfort, and aid the therapist by giving them access to the body. Choose from a variety of sizes, colors, and styles to meet the needs of every therapist, every client, and every treatment!

Use large round bolsters placed under the knees while a client is in the supine position to take the pressure off the lower back. Smaller round bolsters or half-round bolsters work well under the ankles and a small half-round bolster placed under the neck helps support the natural curve of the neck and gives therapists better access to the shoulders. Bolsters placed under the mid-thoracic area help keep pregnant clients or clients that have trouble breathing while in the supine position, in a more comfortable semi-reclined
position.

Take a look at some of the popular options and sizes below.

Jumbo – Full Round 9″ x 26″ by Stronglite

The Jumbo Round Bolster is a foam-filled bolster with zippered outer case and a strap handle. Great to support your client under the knees, ankles or use for side posture support.

Full Half Round Bolster by Earthlite

The Full Half Round Bolster is a foam-filled bolster with zippered outer case and a strap handle. It provides extra comfort and support and also helps to relieve muscle strain.

Comfort Bolster by EarthLite

The Comfort Bolster is a foam-filled bolster. It provides extra comfort and support for women’s breasts and helps to relieve muscle strain. The Comfort Bolster is an alternative to ordering a table with a breast recess option as it serves a similar purpose. It can be used with any massage table.

Remember, your clients are paying for comfort, make sure you have everything you need to ensure they have the best experience possible. That way, you know they will be back!

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The Top Prenatal Table for Moms to Be!

If prenatal massage is a part of your practice, this table option is a must for you!

Now it’s finally possible for the mother-to-be to relax comfortably in a face-down position during massage therapy. She will love you for it! This innovative table option is the result of extensive research and development by nurse-midwives, massage therapists, engineers, and Custom Craftworks. It is the best prenatal table made anywhere. No other massage table offers these exclusive features!

Remove all of the plugs and insert the sling for prenatal work, remove just the breast recess plugs, or simply insert all of the provided plugs to restore a flat working surface. Breast Recesses and plugs, tummy hole, tummy plug, and sling are all included with this feature! We reinforce the head end of the table for strength by using thicker plywood. The tummy plug is securely held in place from below with two bars when inserted in the table.

Athena Portable Massage Table with Prenatal

The Athena massage table features premium materials and unmatched craftsmanship. Retains movement so that you feel fresher at the end of the day and your clients receive the massage you intended. You can depend on this table for the life of your career.

Shiatsu Release and Reiki End Panels included.

Specifications:

  • Height Range: 25″ – 35″
  • Weight: 34 lbs.
  • Load Rating: 650 lbs.
  • Warranty: Lifetime
  • Manufactured: Oregon, USA

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Cold Hands and Your Sales

As a perpetually cold person, having someone touch my skin with cold hands is startling and uncomfortable.

Any time I received a massage and the therapist had cold hands, that was the last time I went there. Harsh, I know, but true. That initial jolt of cold when the opening effleurage started, would amp every nerve in my body up and I would spend the rest of the time trying to get back to a relaxed state. It ruined the massage for me.

Do you have clients who are sensitive to cold? Are your clients coming in for any sort of treatment that may cause relaxation? Do you simply want to provide the most comfortable and memorable experience for each of your clients?

Bottle warmers are such an easy and effective way to keep lotions and oils at the perfect temperature to have your clients breathing sighs of relief the moment it hits their skin. From single bottle warmers all the way up to four bottle capacity, you’ll always be ready to go.

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Top 3 Massage Lotions

Massage lotions are made with rich texture lotions for generous glide, lasting workability, and a non-greasy finish. Many massage therapists have preferences, but if you’re wanting a change, take a look at
our top 3!

Tangerine Basil Massage Lotion by Amber Products

A therapeutic blend of Tangerine, Mandarin, Lemon, Grapefruit, and Orange combine with Basil, Cedarwood, and Cypress pure essential oils for a sweet, crisp signature scent. A natural antiseptic and source of Vitamin A. Tangerine Basil provide anti-inflammatory qualities with a revitalizing aroma. A unique blend of oils and emollients, Amber Massage Lotion is our most versatile massage offering. The lotion adds friction but does not sacrifice absorption. Amber Massage Lotion offers less glide for a deeper tissue massage and leaves the skin hydrated not greasy.

Silky Massage Lotion by Aromaland

Aromaland has been working with massage therapists since 1986, and with the help of their feedback, we have developed this truly superior product. Recent enhancements and a new state-of-the-art homogenizer mean our newly updated silky massage lotion is even more silky and luxurious. We replaced several ingredients with better natural versions. The biggest breakthrough is a natural silicon replacement. It is very emollient and nourishing, leaving the skin silky smooth, and pampered. It feels splendid to the touch and delights your senses. Made from plant-derived ingredients and pure Essential Oils.

Pure-ssage Massage Lotion

Packed with organic oils and extracts, this high-quality unscented massage lotion offers superb glide. It9s nut-free, paraben-free, and leaves no greasy residue.

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Sacro-Lumbar Support with Compression Straps …a Massage Therapist’s Savior!

Day in and day out, slaving over clients on the massage table can take its toll on a massage therapist. Oddly enough, at the end of the day, most massage therapists feel like they could use a nice 90 minute deep tissue treatment. BTW, Estheticians have the same problem!

But what if there was a way to cheat the pain and strain? What if the solution was under $40?
There IS a solution! The Sacro-Lumbar Support with Compression Straps by DJO can make a world of difference. Great for men and woman, it is Ideal for providing support and compression for strains and sprains of the low back and abdominal area… discretely under your shirt.
Check them out here:
Your back will thank you!

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Prenatal Massage Must Have

I can’t think of anybody who needs a massage more than a pregnant woman! Growing another human is exhausting and painful! How are you helping your expecting mothers get comfortable and receive the best possible services?


Positioning, pillows, and cushions are used to enhance support, decrease pressure and increase relaxation for both body and mind. Mother and baby share in the benefits as stress and tension melt
away, leaving you feeling balanced and energized.

Relief of stress on feet, ankles, lower back, and neck, as well as reducing swelling, are all benefits of a Prenatal Massage.

From tables to cushions we have it all to make sure you are prepared! However, if there was only one thing I could recommend it is this product!

Pregnancy Cushion and Headrest by Earthlite

When you are pregnant sleeping get more difficult as time progresses. If you are a stomach sleeper like me, you will really miss being able to lay on your stomach. Being able to do that during a massage after months of sleeping on your side, is a luxury for a woman who is expecting.

A proven unique support cushion for any stage of pregnancy and anyone who can9t lie comfortably on their stomach. Its patented design is also great for clients who have recently had breast surgery or suffer from lower back problems!

Pro Tip: Make sure you have wraps and robes for your client in a larger size too! While pregnancy is portrayed to be magical, that’s not always how you feel. If a pregnant (or even larger) client put on a wrap or robe that doesn’t close, they may not be able to relax or let it go!

My suggestion is any wraps or robes by Boca Terry! They are super luxurious and come in an assortment of sizes for your clients!

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Lift with Ease: Oakworks ProLuxe Convertible

Massage therapists today are often on the run, which leaves the therapist feeling tired, sore, and in need of a massage herself. In today’s market, being as versatile as possible sets you apart from the scores of other massage therapists around. And now, Pure Spa Direct is offering the perfect product to add versatility to your repertoire: the Oakworks ProLuxe Convertible!

This light and portable attachment turns your portable table into a smooth and sleek electric lift table. Just think, you can easily adjust your clients while you are working on them, even if you are performing a massage on the go! Take the ease of your electric lift table with you wherever you go. No more back pain, and with quick and easy assembly in under a minute, no more lost time adjusting your table.

This convertible attachment fits most portable massage tables that are 27″ – 33″ wide, and has a powerful electric height adjustment of 20″ – 36″. With your choice of hand or foot control, you can customize this attachment to suit your needs so you can perform your healing massages with ease. The Oakworks ProLuxe Convertible is the perfect solution for any busy massage therapist!
Visit Pure Spa Direct and view the video to see the Oakworks ProLuxe Convertible in action!

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High Quality Low Cost = Pure-ssage Massage Products

In these tough economic times, virtually every single industry has been affected, including the beauty industry. Cut-backs have been made across the board and I help clients on a daily basis find lower cost versions of the products that they used to order. The good news, however, is the lower cost does not mean poor quality. In fact it means quite the opposite with the Pure-ssage™ Massage Line!

The Pure-ssage Line consists of Massage Oil, Massage Cream and Massage Lotion that comes in sizes ranging from 8 ounces to 5 Gallons. All of their products are Unscented, Nut-Free, and Paraben-Free! In addition, the cream, lotion and oil absorb easily and do not leave a greasy residue. Last, but definitely not least, these products are extremely cost effective. You get a plethora of the highest quality product for an extremely low price.

CLICK HERE to see all of the Pure-ssage™ Massage Products.

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Convenient Holsters

Beauty professionals know that with all of the supplies, equipment, and tools you use on a daily basis, your arms can quickly become crowded. Improve your multi tasking skills with these time saving holsters and belts!:

Cosmetic Brush Tool Belt
Make-up artists will love the convenience of this professional accessories belt. 4 rows of pockets allow artists to hold a large amount of brushes and features extra space for holding business cards, cosmetics, and other essentials. This practical belt tools accessible, making it easy for artists to have with them at all times. Durable, easy-to-clean, leather-like material. Adjustable waist strap clips together for easy use. 10-1/2″L x 15-1/2″W. Items shown in tool belt not included.


Haute Hip Jewel of the Nile Double Holster
This insulated double bottle holster is designed for massage therapists who want to add style to their limited work attire. It keeps products warm or cold, comes in a variety of styles and prints, and has an adjustable belt that can be made to fit any size. It is intended to be versatile and can be used for other applications. This item is handcrafted in the U.S.


Practitioner Activator
The Practitioner Activator can be comfortably worn around the leg to strike your tuning fork. This tool is perfect for therapists working around tables and in locations where it is inconvenient to carry a table top activator. The Practitioner Activator comes with quality elastic strapping that won’t loosen or slip, a buckle that closes and releases easily, and a rubber surface for “activating” tuning forks. Designed for professional use. Tuning fork not included.

Haute Hip Candy Carnival Jar Holster
This insulated jar holster is designed for massage therapists who want to add style to their limited work attire. It keeps products warm or cold, comes in a variety of styles and prints, and has an adjustable belt that can be made to fit any size. It is intended to be versatile and can be used for other applications. This item is handcrafted in the U.S.

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Top Portable Table

With mobile services on the rise, I have recently heard a lot of feedback on the portable tables. Want to see our top seller?


Calistoga Portable Salon Table by Earthlite

Crafted from solid hard Maple, the Calistoga Portable lets you offer facials, massage, and other spa treatments “on the go”.

Earthlite works hard to provide you with the highest quality, most environmentally friendly materials on the market – this includes our upholstery options. Natursoft has a luxurious, silky-smooth feel similar to that of fine glove leather. They9ve tested Natursoft9s durability with extensive rub tests and it holds up beautifully every time.

Folds away for portability and easy storage. The luxurious design features our Pro-Plush Deluxe cushioning system wrapped in the buttery, yet durable Natursoft upholstery.

For ultimate luxury on the go, this is simply the best!

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