The massage table that you use will be one of the most expensive pieces of equipment that you purchase for your practice. This means that, more than anything else, you have to take care of it. This means getting supplies that are made for the care and maintenance of massage tables and using them exclusively on yours. It also means getting the right accessories to go along with your massage table.
If you read a lot of medical info, you'll be well aware of the fact that sanitation is a huge problem in a lot of facilities that provide therapies of various sorts. Your massage table needs to be covered in clean sheets for every client. In addition to this, you need to make certain that you're getting the types of sheets that will protect the surface of your massage table. Professional sheets are a bit heavier and more durable than the ones you would get at a discount store for your home. Using the right sheets ensures that you're not putting undue stress on the surface of your massage table.
Check your massage supply store for disinfectants and other cleaners for your table. If they can't provide them for you, make sure you check the instructions that come with your massage table to see what types of cleaners are safe to use on the surfaces. The last thing you want to do is damage the surfaces. This means that the professional image that you worked so hard to convey will take a serious hit. It also means that you'll probably have to pay for a very expensive repair or for a replacement table. Always stick to the manufacturer's instructions as far as what you expose the surfaces on the massage table to for cleaning or any other purpose.
Your massage table can last a very long time, provided you get the right supplies for it. Make sure you keep it clean and, if it's a mobile type that folds up, be sure you keep all of the joints and moving parts clean and properly lubricated, according to the directions. If you do take care of your massage table, you'll probably get many years out of it and won't have to worry about buying another massage table unless you expand your business or start offering a mobile service in addition to an in-office massage service. Make sure you get a good quality table, in any case.