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Massage Table vs. Floor Mat/Towel

Is a special Massage Table needed for good massage results?
Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
26%
2%
29%
Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
26%
2%
28%
Prefer a floor based mat or towel for GIVING a massage
6%
0%
6%
Prefer a floor based mat or towel for RECEIVING a massage
6%
0%
7%
Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
12%
1%
13%
Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
17%
1%
18%
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Member Comments
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for RECEIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
I'm new to this but have been trained by a thai girl and she thinks I have magic hands as I can give deep tissue or relaxing Swedish with or without oils I love massages myself but I'm not a fan of deep tissue I like soft relaxing so I can drift off into a comfort zone
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
Ive used the foot of a bed Many times. I have them lay across the foot of the bed and easily reach 3 side. It wonderful and comfortable
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for RECEIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
Its depent on the individual type of massage that is being incorporated -- otherwise there would be no differences between each, set-up, either on the floor (e.g., Thai massage or Ayurveydic) v. a standard Deep Tissue to Sports massage, and so forth. When it comes to Body Enthusiasts, the choicest to see is usually a bed over a true massage table. Makes sense.
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
Need massage asap
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
Older and arthritic people sometimes struggle getting up from the floor.
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
Open to most places bed floor etc some cushion is nice
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for RECEIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
Different forms of massage work better on some surfaces then others. It really depends on what kind or type of massage your giving.
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for RECEIVING a massage
A mat only for Thai massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
Table has its benefits in being thorough however have found floor to have its advantages as well
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
Each has their advantages and disadvantages. A bed can also work well. It really depends on what is available to use and on the connection between the parties involved.
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for RECEIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
I am totally inexperienced genuine curious if you would like to maybe teach me please
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
Save your back. Also, with a table you have a better working position. My opinion.
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
I PREFER A BED FOR RECEIVING
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
A table allows for better access and massage pressures, getting up and down from the floor doesn't allow same level of comfort. Thats why my bed is in my car boot so its available easil.
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
In my country real traditiobal msg usually on floor and that soo good
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
No restrictions but , I prefer table
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
I am a novice and do not have a preference.
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
For a normal full body massage my preference is the use of a massage table, that is for giving and receiving a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
This often depends on the type of massage you give? Generally manipulation is easier on the floor, but often easier for the person giving to use a table for other types of massage, easier to manage posture using a table (not for all but most of us)
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
Massage table desired but ok if not available .
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
The floor/mat is good for Thai massage but even then the table works great.
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for RECEIVING a massage
floor works???
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
My preference is working on a table allows easy access to the entire body. I have worked on a lot of athletes. It's easier to move around the client when they are on the table. Working on a table also protects the massage therapist from unnecessary physical gyrations; moving around/over/on-top-of the client's body.
It's my preference.
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
Table period
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
Massage table allows greater mobility around the Massage receiver.
It’s all good in a pinch.
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
Table or bed
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for RECEIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
love massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for RECEIVING a massage
Depends on style of massage. Therapeutic I prefer table for sensual a comfortable nest on the floor.
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
I like a table best unless it is too small for me to climb up on for greater contact if desired.
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
Floor massages hurt my neck...
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
I prefer giving massages on a table. Because at my age, the knees do not take to the hardness of a floor well, but receiving one on the floor or mat is okay especially a sensual one or a even a nuru massage.
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
I prefer an extra wide table with the legs cut down to a few inches off the floor. That way I can kneel on the table itself when I need extra leverage, but still have the adjustable face pad to prevent neck fatigue. Best of both worlds.
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for GIVING a massage
Floor with towel or bed
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
Floor based is risky (possible knee/back issues for sure) for the giver with any incidental failure/spasm on the giver's part affecting the receiver in greater intensity... so those doing it please be aware.
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
Certainly when giving a therapeutic massage, tables work best as they are easier to get around. For sensual massages, a table works well, however, floor or bed works best as there is more room.
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
I have my own massage table and usually take it along with me when I'm exchanging with someone who does not have their own table. I've also used a bed but (IMHO) the best massage is done on a massage table.
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
Same comment as below. It depends on the type of massage - therapeutic table based, sensual floor based
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
It's all about protecting your back and having the ability to apply the appropriate pressure.
You can only really control all of the moves during a massage when the table is at the correct hieght
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
I can bring my own massage table
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
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♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for RECEIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
Neither way I am good.
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
I dont mind either, but for the active partner a table is simpler though the floor is more sensual.
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
Table, everytime.
Comfort, relaxation and reach! I ainai so tall
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
A bed is my second choice. I just don't want to deal with a hard surface like a floor!
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
I have no preference of one over the other--table vs. mat on the floor.
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
I am a massage whore I love getting them
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
I prefer a table it makes it easier on my back and neck to avoid straining whilst standing up. Although on the floor is good for stretching guys.
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
To be fair there are benefits to both. A table will be suitable for Therapist comfort for a long days work on a professional prospective but a floor from a personal angle provides slightly better pressure control and intimacy in my view from two different points of view. a professional Therapist is very unlikely to practice massage on the floor.
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for RECEIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
Doesn’t really matter as long as some rubbing is happening.
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
What ever the client is most comfortable with.
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
Flexible
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for RECEIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
l want someone who can give me a good massage. l will give back a massage as well to make each happy
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
prefer giving pleasure to receiving'
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
A firm surface is best for a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
A table is easier on my back
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
This assumes that preference equals effective result...
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for RECEIVING a massage
Hi can give a great massage as well as receiving one.
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
I'm easy to please
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
A massage on massage table allows for a better and more comfortable massage for both people.
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
Any massage would be great naked
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
I think it's easier to massage while your client is on a table but I don't mind either.
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
Flexible
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
I prefer a table for giving and receiving, however when a table is not available I have given and received on a towel or mat on the floor or a bed...
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
If you have a table that’s great if you don’t its all good
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
Its about the body weight angle, i dont have strong hands, and really on my body, that and its a better workout while standing
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
Where is not as important as the massage. Effective results can be achieved with either. I have even used the bed and had very extreme results.
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for RECEIVING a massage
I just usually use my bed.
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
Massage table preferred for most massages except for ones like thai yoga massage, and stretching type massages.
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
But, also think a bed massage works as well.
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
Table allows for better comfort for both parties,especially for mutual touch
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for RECEIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
If the therapist is skilled in massage it doesn't matter to me just as long as their skills are on point.
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
Depends on the floor mat and the people giving & receiving. Typically I prefer a table.
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
Or a bed
♦ Prefer a massage table for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a massage table for RECEIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for RECEIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
as long as the table or mat,or towel is clean. I am happy to give or get a full body massage.
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for GIVING a massage
♦ Massage table or floor based mat acceptable for RECEIVING a massage
I like a massage table if there is one available and have my own which I can bring if person wants me to but I am happy with bed if your preference
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for GIVING a massage
♦ Prefer a floor based mat or towel for RECEIVING a massage
Prefer bed giving and receiving also shower females
Poll contributed by Kimo

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