I was looking to cover my table for an outdoor event where I was going to volunteer. I knew I was going to have a lot of people and their dirty shoes on my massage table in a short amount of time, and I wanted something to protect it.
I have never, ever been a fan of the plastic covers typically used for event table massage. They make noise are not that comfortable for clients to lie on. They can be reused, but who wants too? So, I set out to find something better….and I did.
I saw a thread on BodyworkOnline about an oil resistant/vinyl cover for massage tables. I followed the link to Bestmassage.com. I then research this type of product on Amazon and saw that Earthlite also has one available. The reviews were very good. I quickly ordered one and now cannot imagine my table without it.
Why I like this product…
- Colors – Event massage is fun, why not make your table fun too? Best Massage sells a few more colors but their cover is smaller than Earthlite’s. You can view their cover here
- Soft and Quiet – The material was very soft and quiet. Much, much better than the other plastic covers. Even while I walk on the table during an ashiatsu session there is no sound from it
- Sanitary -I love using memory foam and fleece toppers for my table, but hate permeable, unsanitary surfaces. I had always used waterproof mattress pads on top of my foam, but this will not take the place of those.This items cuts down on a lot of laundry (washing mattress covers). It has been very easy to wipe down and clean. **I know people said they have used it for tears on their table. I do not think it is meant to recover your table, but could be used in a pinch until a table is fixed.
What to else to expect…
- My only complaint is that it could be slightly bigger because of my foam pad. Earthlite’s is slightly larger and works for 32 inch tables.
- There is a slight odor ,which I expected. The “new vinyl” odor dissipated very quickly and was not a problem at all.
I highly recommend it to people who use fleece toppers or foam pads or anyone who wants to protect their table while at an event massage job.
Ivy Hultquist, L.M.T.