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Table or elsewhere?

Where do you usually give a massage?
On a massage table
46%
4%
50%
On a bed
42%
1%
43%
On a futon
2%
0%
2%
On the floor
5%
0%
5%
The back seat of my car
1%
0%
1%
1122 Votes:
 
Member Comments
On a massage table
A table makes it much easier to get access to all body parts.
On a massage table
On a table when available but if not floor or depending on where the massage is going to end bed is also acceptable
On a massage table
Although, a Thai mat on the floor is fine. I am looking into getting a mat. I have a portable table, they are very affordable and easy to get!
On a massage table
I prefer a proper massage couch , it provides a hole for the face, head to sit in so your shoulders are resting flat and so avoiding pressure on the neck area as well. It also helps when giving a massage as the couch is the best height.
On a massage table
I always use a table or a massage chair when giving a massage.  I've never received a massage anywhere except on a table or in a massage chair.  It would be backbreaking for me to give a massage of any duration without the proper chair or table.  I know some people think a massage table is "too clinical".  I don't find that to be true at all.
On a massage table
I find that a body at the wrong height gives me back ache. When I had a new kitchen I had them raise the work surfaces for this reason. In one massage I gave I stacked 2 bed bases and then both mattress with a plywood board between (so it wasn't too soft) to raise it to an acceptable height
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i don't have a massage table yet, but i do have plenty of really comfy spots for the receiver to melt away into
On a massage table
Massage table is best
On a massage table
I prefer a table, but don't have one. Therefore, I am open to also a bed or futon.
On a massage table
A massage table is by far the best place to get and give a massage.  The one giving the massage is able to provide the best pressure and able to move around easily.
On a massage table
I have two tables, a floor futon and will never do a MassageExchange on a bed because it may imply something else.
On a massage table
Better for massage techniques and pressure.
On a massage table
Where ever is comfortable
On a massage table
If you have a bed...awesome...If not...I will bring mine...just let me know!
On a bed
I have a table and a memory foam but a table is much better for both giver and receiver!
On the floor
I have given massage on all three surfaces. Table, Bed and Floor. Each has their own challenges. Of course Table is the best. But due to lack of space, I prefer to make a large, warm and comfortable area on the floor for a swap and it works quite well. Especially for sensual massage swaps...
On a massage table
I perfer a table as it is easier to get around and is at the perfect height for me.
On a futon
I have exchanged massages with a few guys from a local meetup group. Usually it start with a casual shirtless back and torso massage on a couch in the livingroom. Sometimes we stay there for a full body massage or we go to the master bedroom for more space and comfort. we like it on  a bed since we can stand to use our weight and gravity to apply better pressure while doing a frontal and back full body massage. we end the exchange back on the couch with cuddling and conversation.
On a massage table
On a massage table in my light and airy apartment in Brighton, UK ;)
On a massage table
I use a table most of the time. I have used a bed once but will only use a bed if it is the last choice. On the floor can be good but is real tiresome for your back.
On a massage table
Standing up on a hammock...
On a bed
Would prefer to use table. So if I get more massages I will go get one
On a massage table
I don't mind
On a massage table
A bed isn't firm enough, and sends a mixed message in the bargain. I want to be clear about my intentions, and those of my exchange partner.
On a massage table
I use a table for posture, I find I can use my body weight better on a massage table
On a bed
Massage tables are great for official massages but a good bed can also be very relaxing and provides more space for a variety of experiences. In the end it is wherever my massage partner is comfortable.
On a massage table
It's more comfortable on a table massage,  and more easy to reachthe whole body.
On a massage table
100% massage table. Keep it simple,  relaxing,  enjoyable and your body will feel so much better.
On a massage table
Always on a table, except once on a bed.
On a massage table
On the back of a car??? You must be joking.
On a massage table
Being able to flow when giving my massages is key most important!  So therefore a table is preferred
On a massage table
I have my own table. I always thought beds were too soft to provide the support necessary to give a proper massage unless you had more in mind than relaxation. Using a bed gives a more mixed message. When I didn't have a table available, I used the floor, but it has been a lot of years since then. A firm surface gives me better control of the pressures I apply.
On a bed
I would use a massage table if I had one due to its functionality.
On a massage table
A table is definitely best if one is available. A bed is a good second choice and usually is available, but the lack of a face cradle and difficulty in maneuvering around a large bed can be an issue.
The back seat of my car
Bed
On a massage table
I love my massage table and I believe my exchange feels the same.  It is very sturdy, holds up to 1500 pounds, so I can apply as much pressure as needed with confidence.  At times, the table gives me so much maneuverability, that it almost feels like I am dancing around my client. And it is heated and portable!  Beds, futons, floors, and back seats, lack these two key benefits.
On a massage table
There's only ONE place to have a decent massage, and that's on a proper massage table. Anywhere else and you will have back trouble and a lousy massage !
On a massage table
On a Massage Table.  Why compromise either the receiver or giver's body due to poor body mechanics.  I have both a portable and a fixed, electric lift table.  Used tables are very affordable online via Craigslist, ebay, etc.
On the floor
I don't have a table, and a floor (or actually a futon or mat on the floor) would provide more accessibility and leverage than a  bed, I think.
On a bed
Table would be the first preference if there is one..
On a massage table
Wat Pho massage is best performed on the floor; also have table for use when needed.
On a massage table
Has to be a massage table for the benefit of both people. Comfort and ease of use as well.
On a massage table
A massage table is my preference. If I am giving a massage of any length anywhere else I will pay for it the next day. The person I am giving the massage to should expect to get my full attention and if I am having to move around or change position to get comfortable that is an unnecessary distraction.
On a massage table
If a member wants to be serious about MassageExchange, then we should by serious where the massage takes place i.e. on a massage table. On the other hand, there are certain types of massage that are carried out on the floor or even in a massage chair.
On a bed
Wherever my massage partner is comfortable.
On a massage table
A table can offer the best massages anatomically for the receiver and the giver.  You can do far more with a table platform.
On a massage table
table is far better for both the masseur and the client
On a bed
Where ever YOU Are Comfortable with! !!
On a massage table
Massage table.
On a bed
I do intend to find a suitable massage table!
On a bed
While a table is preferred, I don't have one, most of the exchanges I have are on a bed. Works well if there is no foot board and they lay across the end of the bed.
On a massage table
I have my own massage table. I much prefer to massage on a table because it is a better height than a bed and easier to get around. Plus my table has a head hole for when the recipient is on their front. Fortunately my table can fold up and fit in the back of my car for transportation.
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