What can I substitute for a massage table?

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I need to practice my massage techniques on my dad, but I don’t have a massage table. He usually lies on a bed and that works fine, especially for sternocleidomastoid massage, but I need something to act as a head cradle so he can lie face down and leave me access to the back of his neck.

I like Theresa’s answer, using pillows from foot to shoulder and then using a rolled towel for a face cradle. Just remember this–find something for him to lie on that is approximately the width of a massage table. Massaging on a bed not only entails the person you’re massaging to move when you need to get at their other side but is REALLY bad for your own back. I advise against it.

At your first opportunity, get a table. Look on your school bulletin board for a used one. Some online sites sell tables cheaper as does Costco. You may possibly be able to rent one from someone who has an extra. Aside from your hands, this is your most essential tool. As you earn as a licensed therapist, save up for the best table you can afford. Then sell your used one to someone like you!

7 Responses to “What can I substitute for a massage table?”

  1. SomeRandomKid Says:

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  2. BOB ARYAN Says:

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  3. Abu Says:

    buy a used massage tableReferences :

  4. Robert F Says:

    rolled up towels can be used for the cradleReferences :

  5. Theresa Says:

    Build up the space underneath his body with pillows (keeping the height the same) all the way up to his shoulders. Leave a gap for his head, and then a small rolled up towel for under his forehead.References :

  6. Wembley34 Says:

    Roll up a towel and then curve it around into a circle so he can rest his face on it.References :

  7. Joy O Says:

    I like Theresa’s answer, using pillows from foot to shoulder and then using a rolled towel for a face cradle. Just remember this–find something for him to lie on that is approximately the width of a massage table. Massaging on a bed not only entails the person you’re massaging to move when you need to get at their other side but is REALLY bad for your own back. I advise against it.

    At your first opportunity, get a table. Look on your school bulletin board for a used one. Some online sites sell tables cheaper as does Costco. You may possibly be able to rent one from someone who has an extra. Aside from your hands, this is your most essential tool. As you earn as a licensed therapist, save up for the best table you can afford. Then sell your used one to someone like you!References :

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