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Cover for Massage Table

Postby pueppi on Sun May 06, 2007 4:37 pm

I am not sure that this would be helpful for anyone working the MS150 or other sporting events, but maybe:

Massage Table Stretch Cover
Give your massage table a brand new outfit in your favorite color
A new skin for your table it is good for use with oils, lotions, creams etc. This new product is easy to clean, no more accumulations of un-hygienic substances between the 2 parts of your table.

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Postby seekingequanimity on Sat May 12, 2007 2:08 pm

It looks to me like a great alternative to recovering the massage table. Thanks for the post.

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Postby holistichealer on Sun May 13, 2007 4:06 pm

That looks to be quite helpful. Any idea on what it would cost to get one or two of those things? :)
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Postby Shannon on Sun May 13, 2007 4:46 pm

holistichealer wrote:That looks to be quite helpful. Any idea on what it would cost to get one or two of those things? :)


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Postby pueppi on Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:48 am

I can't edit my above post, but here is the newest link for the covers I mentioned in the initial post.

Oil Resistant Table Stretch Cover

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Postby cstbrian on Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:39 am

Looks great ... and I would consider buying one.

But, am I reading correctly that it is latex?


Edit: I just sent them a message. I'll post their reply here.
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Postby Ding on Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:15 am

Ooh! This place has a Chicago showroom --- I know where I'm going for my next 'field trip' day!!

Are these intended to be used directly beneath the client -- or -- I'm thinking you would still put sheets/etc on top of it, right? Might be nice to have as a barrier over the fleece cover -- I've always felt weird that that doesn't get washed between each client :oops:
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Postby cstbrian on Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:19 pm

Update

Message I sent to them:
I am looking at the following product:
Oil Resistant Table Stretch Cover

Am I reading correctly that it is latex? If not, what is it made from?


Message I received back:
Oil Resistant Table Stretch Cover
"Latex skin, oil and water resistant"

Regards,

Tao Trading / Best Massage. com


So, they simply copied and pasted what it says on the item page. No further info was given. I might be interested in this product if I wasn't worried how my latex allergy clients might react. I guess I'll have to pass.
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Postby shivashiva on Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:27 pm

Ding wrote: I'm thinking you would still put sheets/etc on top of it, right? Might be nice to have as a barrier over the fleece cover -- I've always felt weird that that doesn't get washed between each client :oops:


This is how I use it. --->Table----->fleece pad and table warmer------>table cover------->Sheets

Love it. If it ever wears out, I will definitely buy a new one. It also is pretty silent, compared to the other plastic crinkly table covers.
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Postby pueppi on Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:05 am

cstbrian wrote:Looks great ... and I would consider buying one.

But, am I reading correctly that it is latex?


Edit: I just sent them a message. I'll post their reply here.


I saw the second post that they c&P'd you the latex info.

If it helps though, they also have a Flannel Stretch Sheet, that may suffice.
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Postby softy515 on Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:13 am

shivashiva wrote:
Ding wrote: I'm thinking you would still put sheets/etc on top of it, right? Might be nice to have as a barrier over the fleece cover -- I've always felt weird that that doesn't get washed between each client :oops:


This is how I use it. --->Table----->fleece pad and table warmer------>table cover------->Sheets

Love it. If it ever wears out, I will definitely buy a new one. It also is pretty silent, compared to the other plastic crinkly table covers.[/quote

No issues with the heat and the latex???
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Postby cstbrian on Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:25 am

pueppi wrote:
cstbrian wrote:Looks great ... and I would consider buying one.

But, am I reading correctly that it is latex?


Edit: I just sent them a message. I'll post their reply here.


I saw the second post that they c&P'd you the latex info.

If it helps though, they also have a Flannel Stretch Sheet, that may suffice.



pueppi,

I do appreciate the information. I liked the idea of an oil/water resistant cover to have to help protect my table and to show the state (with all these new requirements) that I am protecting my table and my clients. I use extra padding and thought it would be good (for the state) to see it covered with an oil/water barrier.
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Postby pueppi on Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:18 am

cstbrian wrote:

pueppi,

I do appreciate the information. I liked the idea of an oil/water resistant cover to have to help protect my table and to show the state (with all these new requirements) that I am protecting my table and my clients. I use extra padding and thought it would be good (for the state) to see it covered with an oil/water barrier.


Ah-ha! So I will keep my eyes out for something similar that is not latex. If I find something, I'll post it here. :)
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Postby cstbrian on Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:19 am

pueppi wrote:Ah-ha! So I will keep my eyes out for something similar that is not latex. If I find something, I'll post it here. :)


YAY!! :smt041 You're the greatest! :bow:
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Postby shivashiva on Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:51 pm

softy515 wrote:No issues with the heat and the latex???


The latex does not feel like regular latex. It's not like exam gloves, or thicker latex or anything like that. The bottom side is almost like fabric, and the top layer is more like a very very very thin matte vinyl -- not sure how else to describe it. It's a very nice feeling material to me. My table heater is the earthlite samadhi that is a combo fleece pad/heater, so the heating element does have the fleece between it and the table cover. I imagine that the fabric like backing would make using a table heater by itself okay if it was on low, but that's just a guess.

But no, with my set up I have had no issues with the heater and the latex.
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Postby hurtssogood on Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:16 pm

shivashiva wrote:
The latex does not feel like regular latex. It's not like exam gloves, or thicker latex or anything like that. The bottom side is almost like fabric, and the top layer is more like a very very very thin matte vinyl -- not sure how else to describe it. It's a very nice feeling material to me. My table heater is the earthlite samadhi that is a combo fleece pad/heater, so the heating element does have the fleece between it and the table cover. I imagine that the fabric like backing would make using a table heater by itself okay if it was on low, but that's just a guess.

But no, with my set up I have had no issues with the heater and the latex.


Do you ask about latex alergies? Some clients may leave that information out believing that gloves are not used so they do not need to worry about it. I know a person that is so alergic that if she touches something that touched latex she has a reaction. I was just curious because of people like that.
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Postby GreenDragonfly on Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:31 pm

shivashiva wrote:
softy515 wrote:No issues with the heat and the latex???


The latex does not feel like regular latex. It's not like exam gloves, or thicker latex or anything like that. The bottom side is almost like fabric, and the top layer is more like a very very very thin matte vinyl -- not sure how else to describe it. It's a very nice feeling material to me. My table heater is the earthlite samadhi that is a combo fleece pad/heater, so the heating element does have the fleece between it and the table cover. I imagine that the fabric like backing would make using a table heater by itself okay if it was on low, but that's just a guess.

But no, with my set up I have had no issues with the heater and the latex.


That sounds a lot like material I used to make covers for my cloth diapers. It's called PUL (polyurethane laminated polyester) and it is SUPER durable, stands up to MANY washes and is waterproof and relatively cheap.

I made a matress cover out of this stuff for my kids and it has saved me big time.

It has just enough 'give' to it. Not too thick or thin, soundless and well.. it just does the job.

I'm going to make my own since I still have some of the material left over :grin:
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Postby shivashiva on Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:03 am

hurtssogood wrote:Do you ask about latex alergies? Some clients may leave that information out believing that gloves are not used so they do not need to worry about it. I know a person that is so alergic that if she touches something that touched latex she has a reaction. I was just curious because of people like that.


I always ask about allergies, and no one has ever had a latex allergy, but have to admit that even if someone had told me about their latex allergy it wouldn't have raised any flags because I didn't realize until now that this cover was made out of latex! So thanks all, for bringing this to my attention. I will be sure to ask new clients about this from now on.
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Postby pueppi on Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:34 pm

Updating these links, as I found they were broken today, after referring the item to a colleague who has a place in Costa Rica where the sea is eating into the table's covering.


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Re: Cover for Massage Table

Postby Timedess on Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:03 pm

I didn't see the thread before this "bump", so I never saw the old (broken) link. The new one states that the material is PU vinyl-- which does sound like that PUL that Green Dragonflies mentioned (I used it to make diaper covers too!). That stuff would indeed make a fabulous table cover!

ETA: Here's a link that explains what PUL is and how it's made. It's suitable for autoclaving, which is *very* high, heat, so no worries w/ the table warmer for sure! (I do not KNOW for sure that the table covers in pueppi's link are indeed made from PUL, but it sure looks/sounds like it to me.)

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Re: Cover for Massage Table

Postby ivylmt15 on Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:37 am

Pueppi stopped by my massage blog on this item today and suggested I list my pros and cons on this item on this thread. So, here they are...

Pros

Colors - Event massage is fun, why not make your table fun too?
Soft and Quiet - The material was very soft and quiet. Much, much better than the other plastic covers.
Sanitary -I love using memory foam 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. The vinyl headrest covers are excellent if you want to keep your fleece cover 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.

Cons

My only complaint is that it could be slightly bigger because of the foam pad on my table.
There is a slight odor that I did expect. 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. All in all, well worth the $19.

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Re: Cover for Massage Table

Postby j.anderson on Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:02 am

So I have a question for those of you who are using table covers: Do you have the fitted ones? Or do they drape over the table like a flat sheet? I have a Nova table from Oakworks---And I bought the fleece pad to make it a little more comfortable for clients. I did a practice massage with it (with sheets over the fleece) and then when I went to change the linens on the table after the massage, I realized that I would have to wash the fleece, too! I just didn't think about it! When I don't have the fleece on the table, I like to wipe the vinyl down after each massage, even though it's been protected by a sheet. I feel like it's a little more sanitary. OK, so that was long-winded, but I am just wondering if the table fleece will fit under a fitted table cover?
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Re: Cover for Massage Table

Postby moogie on Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:25 pm

I use the one that Pueppi posted about and it is fitted. I have it over top of the memory foam cushion on my table. I think they are wonderful and well worth the money.

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Postby pueppi on Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:07 pm

pueppi wrote:Ah-ha! So I will keep my eyes out for something similar that is not latex. If I find something, I'll post it here. :)


Well, I think I may have found something :)

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