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Posted by: Sally-Jayne Claus, 30 Jun 2006 10:56AM
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Recommended brands of mobile massage couches


Hi everybody, I currently have a massage couch which is far too heavy for me to carry around. I am looking to invest in a new mobile couch but there are so many out there, I really do not know where to start. Can anyone please advise of a good quality lightweight couch? I have been looking at the "Healthline" couches on e-Bay. Any comments? Thanks for any comments. Sally x

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Edith Maskell
9 Jul 2006 2:15PM

Hi Sally Try the Massage Table Store, based in London. I bought a light weight couch from them several years ago. There is lots of choice, weights, styles and colours. Extremely comfortable for client and MUCH lighter than anything else I looked at. Edith Maskell
Nicki Lee
9 Jul 2006 6:15PM

Hi Sally, I bought my first couch through my training, and it was fine. But since then I have purchased a massage chair and electric couch, both of which I bought at shows at different times. This was quite helpful, as I had a chance to really look at them and compare with what else was on offer. They were both expensive, but I was confident it was money well spent because I had a chance to try them out- the chair I wanted to put up and down and adjust a few times to see how 'user-friendly' it was and also how heavy. As the electric couch was over £1000, it wasn't something I'd buy over a website! If you aren't in immediate need, I'd wait until you can comparison shop. Best of luck, Nicki
Sally-Jayne Claus
10 Jul 2006 10:31AM

Hi Edith & Nikki, Thank you both very much for your input, which is helpful. I can make do with my heavy couch for the moment so will take your comments on board. Sally x

12 Jul 2006 10:49AM

Hi Sally, I've got a wonderful Starlight couch that weighs in at around 8Kg. They are expensive but well worth it. Below are the details I've cut and pasted from http://www.naturalliving.co.uk/acatalog/Starlight_Therapy_Tables.html Starlight Protech Package Protech Table (weighs only 7.5kg) + Standard Head Rest + Carry Case (Adjustable Head Rest Upgrade - add £40) With its uniquely sculptured ergonomic profile, award-winning design, uncompromising quality, technical superiority and weighing as little as 7.5kg (16 lbs), the luxurious and superbly engineered Starlight Protech remains the ultimate and most exclusive portable therapy table in the world. Its unique carbon fibre contruction and ergonomic shape means that clients have plenty of room for their body and arms but practioners do not have to reach across a wide table and the angle of the waisted middle section also creates less twist and strain for the practitioner. The Protech is 6ft long (plus the head rest), it is wider than most tables and yet is atleast half the weight of most tables. ". . . it really is the table that all therapists aspire to own and use " SPECIFICATION: Weight: 7.5kg (16 lbs) Adjustable height range: 58cm - 81cm Width: 71cm curving to 61cm at mid-table Length: 183cm (205cm inc. head-rest) Multi-Layer cushioning: 320mm (1.25") Lifetime guarantee Cost £795 I've never looked back since I got this couch in 2001. Best of luck. Sue Carberry

12 Jul 2006 10:51AM

Hi Sally, I've got a wonderful Starlight couch that weighs in at around 8Kg. They are expensive but well worth it. Below are the details I've cut and pasted from naturalliving.co.uk Starlight Protech Package Protech Table (weighs only 7.5kg) + Standard Head Rest + Carry Case (Adjustable Head Rest Upgrade - add £40 - will add weight) With its uniquely sculptured ergonomic profile, award-winning design, uncompromising quality, technical superiority and weighing as little as 7.5kg (16 lbs), the luxurious and superbly engineered Starlight Protech remains the ultimate and most exclusive portable therapy table in the world. Its unique carbon fibre contruction and ergonomic shape means that clients have plenty of room for their body and arms but practioners do not have to reach across a wide table and the angle of the waisted middle section also creates less twist and strain for the practitioner. The Protech is 6ft long (plus the head rest), it is wider than most tables and yet is atleast half the weight of most tables. ". . . it really is the table that all therapists aspire to own and use " SPECIFICATION: Weight: 7.5kg (16 lbs) Adjustable height range: 58cm - 81cm Width: 71cm curving to 61cm at mid-table Length: 183cm (205cm inc. head-rest) Multi-Layer cushioning: 320mm (1.25") Lifetime guarantee Cost £795 I've never looked back since I got this couch in 2001. Best of luck. Sue Carberry

12 Jul 2006 10:53AM

Hi Sally, I've got a wonderful Starlight couch that weighs in at around 8kg. They are expensive but well worth it. Below are the details I've cut and pasted from naturalliving. co. uk Starlight Protech Package Protech Table (weighs only 7.5kg) + Standard Head Rest + Carry Case (Adjustable Head Rest Upgrade - add £40 - will add weight) With its uniquely sculptured ergonomic profile, award-winning design, uncompromising quality, technical superiority and weighing as little as 7.5kg (16 lbs), the luxurious and superbly engineered Starlight Protech remains the ultimate and most exclusive portable therapy table in the world. Its unique carbon fibre contruction and ergonomic shape means that clients have plenty of room for their body and arms but practioners do not have to reach across a wide table and the angle of the waisted middle section also creates less twist and strain for the practitioner. The Protech is 6ft long (plus the head rest), it is wider than most tables and yet is atleast half the weight of most tables. SPECIFICATION: Weight 7.5kg (16lbs) Adjustable height range: 58cm - 81cm Width 71cm curving to 61cm at mid-table Length 183cm (205cm inc. head-rest) Multi-Layer cushioning 320mm (1.25) Lifetime guarantee Cost £795 I've never looked back since I got this couch in 2001. Best of luck. Sue Carberry

12 Jul 2006 10:55AM

Hi Sally, I've got a wonderful Starlight couch that weighs in at around 8kg. They are expensive but well worth it. Below are the details from the Natural Living website. Starlight Protech Package Protech Table (weighs only 7.5kg) Standard Head Rest, Carry Case (Adjustable Head Rest Upgrade - add £40 - will add weight) With its uniquely sculptured ergonomic profile, award-winning design, uncompromising quality, technical superiority and weighing as little as 7.5kg (16 lbs), the luxurious and superbly engineered Starlight Protech remains the ultimate and most exclusive portable therapy table in the world. Its unique carbon fibre contruction and ergonomic shape means that clients have plenty of room for their body and arms but practioners do not have to reach across a wide table and the angle of the waisted middle section also creates less twist and strain for the practitioner. The Protech is 6ft long (plus the head rest), it is wider than most tables and yet is atleast half the weight of most tables. SPECIFICATION: Weight 7.5kg Adjustable height range 58cm - 81cm Width 71cm curving to 61cm at mid-table Length 183cm Multi-Layer cushioning 320mm Lifetime guarantee Cost £795 I've never looked back since I got this couch in 2001. Best of luck. Sue Carberry

12 Jul 2006 11:00AM

Hi Sally, I've got a wonderful Starlight couch that weighs in at around 8kg. They are expensive but well worth it. I bought the Starlight Protech Package which consists of the following; Table 7.5kg Head rest and carry case. It's made of carbon fibre and aluminium and is shaped like a figure of 8. Making it narrower at the middle for easier access. The Specifications weight 7.5kg Height range 58-81cm Length 183cm multi layer cushioning 32cm Cost £795 - but well worth every penny!! I haven't looked back since I got this couch, although it's very expensive. Good luck, Sue Carberry
Sally-Jayne Claus
3 Nov 2006 12:23PM

Dear Sue, You must think I am terribly rude for not responding to your helpful comments on massage couches. The truth is I haven't been on the forum for some time and now I have and seen your reply a number of times, i feel terrible! Your detailed comments are really helpful and i will check out the starlight for myself. Best regards, Sally
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