Face & Arm Rests
How Do You Adjust the Headrest?
One of the most effective ways of learning how to adjust the headrest is to lie on your massage table and adjust the headrest yourself. This makes it easy for you to feel the differences and see what adjustments need to be made. The first thing you can adjust is the height of the headrest.
In the event that the headrest is too low or too high, it will strain your customers' upper backs as well as their necks. If you have customers who have thicker chests, raise the headrest up for them so they're comfortable. On the other hand, if your customers have thinner chests, you will probably want to lower the headrest a bit so they enjoy exceptional comfort.
You can adjust the headrest by releasing the lever and matching the natural curve of a person's body. In practical terms, this means you tilt the headrest down slightly. The final way you can adjust the headrest is to adjust the width of the headrest pad. You can widen the headrest pad for your customers with larger faces and make the pad narrower for customers who have thinner faces.
What Makes a Good Face Cradle?
The first element that any good face cradle needs is that it should be both well-designed and comfortable for your customers. In terms of comfort, a good face cradle is adjustable so that it fits your customers well, no matter the size or shape of their body. A comfortable face cradle contributes to a positive massage table experience in general.
Make sure that the face cradle is designed so that it both supports and contours your client's face for maximum comfort. A well-designed face cradle does this by limiting the amount of pressure on the sinuses and forehead. A good face cradle should also balance affordability with comfort. An affordable price can be essential because a face cradle that is far too expensive can put a strain on your budget.
A good warranty also helps contribute to a good face cradle. Of course, if you purchase a good face cradle, you don't expect to use your warranty. Nevertheless, a good warranty helps make sure that in the unlikely scenario where you need a replacement face cradle, you can easily get one.
How Do You Keep Headrests Clean?
The first and perhaps most obvious step in keeping headrests clean is to make sure that your massage tables are never uncovered. This prevents spills from getting on your massage tables and their headrests. You should always make sure that there is at least some kind of protective sheet over the table so it doesn't get dirty when not in use. Aside from this, you can also use a face cradle or headrest cover to keep it clean. In addition, you can simply wipe down the headrest after your clients use it.