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Making a massage table with your own hands, instructions and schemes

Making a massage table with your own hands, instructions and schemes

Any furniture intended for medical manipulation must be durable, functional, safe. Having such characteristics a massage table with your own hands is not so difficult to make. It is enough to have basic skills in working with tools and a correctly drawn up drawing.

Design features

It is quite possible to make a massage table with your own hands, it is enough to have basic skills and abilities, to have basic ideas about this device. The product is specialized furniture resembling a couch. Used in massage or beauty salons.

A simple version of this table is equipped with a hole for the face, which allows a person to breathe while lying on his stomach during massage or other manual procedures. In this case, the patient remains in a physiologically correct position.

The surface of the table is flat, a little stiff, but with soft upholstery. This allows the client to relax, and the specialist opens access to all parts of the patient’s body. At the same time, comfort is provided.

A massage table with a movable headrest is used in beauty salons. It facilitates the work of a cosmetologist, improves the quality of SPA procedures. Additional adjustable surfaces allow you to do massage in a half-sitting position.


By design, such furniture is different. Depending on the purpose of use, the following types of tables are distinguished:




The product has sufficient weight and dimensions. It is used in beauty salons, massage rooms, medical hospitals. In such a device there is a movable headrest. For the manufacture of steel or hardwood, which is why the cost is quite high.


It is characterized by mobility, low weight - up to 10 kg. The advantage of this option is the ability to use in different rooms.


It is lightweight and fits easily in the trunk of a car. Thanks to its compact dimensions, the furniture is used at home or on the road. Since the table legs are adjustable, it can be installed on an uneven base.


This design is a folding simplified version. It has no additional devices, characterized by a stable height. Some models have a hole for the face.

The design often includes armrests, the height of which is adjusted after the patient is placed on the table. To make it convenient for a person to stand up, all moving parts are lowered. Said furniture often has several sections.


Materials of manufacture

The table frame is made of wood as well as metal. In the second case, steel or aluminum is used. Some models combine these materials. Aluminum reduces the weight of the table, makes it durable and reliable. A wood frame is used in the manufacture of stationary models. It fits well into the classic interior. Regardless of the material of manufacture of the frame, its height is adjustable.

The countertop may consist of several sections or be monolithic. The patient is located directly on this part, so it should be moderately stiff. Artificial leather is used for upholstery. It is well cleaned, no oils and creams stains on it. Genuine leather is rarely used, due to the high cost.

Vinyl is resistant to moisture and oils, but with high intensity of use, it quickly wipes. Arpatek is considered premium material. It is hygienic and free of cracks or pores.

Polyurethane or foam rubber is used as a filler. Its optimum thickness is 4 cm. Foam rubber is soft, more comfortable, but with intensive use it deforms and loses its qualities. Polyurethane does not crumple and lasts a long time.

Wood frame
Foam rubber

Product Requirements

Massage equipment must meet certain requirements. It is made from durable and environmentally friendly materials. In addition, the table should have the following characteristics:

  1. Maximum comfort for both the patient and the massage therapist himself.
  2. Carrying capacity. A good product must withstand at least 200 kg.
  3. If the design is heavy, then to facilitate its movement to it you can screw the wheels.
  4. Dimensions The finished device must accommodate an adult patient of any physique.
  5. Strength. The table must withstand frequent intense loads.
  6. Sustainability. Whatever the basis, the furniture should stand on it so that there is no risk of a structure overturn.
  7. The ability of a specialist to access the necessary parts of the body.

The product must be ergonomic. It is good if the table has additional devices that enhance comfort. Do not forget about the quality of the filler, the ability to adjust the height of the structure.

Maximum comfort
Carrying capacity

Dimensions and Drawings

Making a massage table with your own hands is not difficult, you just need to decide on the size of the device and its design. Naturally, the parameters can be adjusted. Standard indicators:

  1. Width. It can fluctuate between 50-80 cm. If the countertop is too narrow, it will be uncomfortable for the patient, who can relax and fall. If the width is too wide, the masseur will get tired faster. The best indicator is 70-76 cm. If the product is narrow, then it is additionally equipped with armrests.
  2. Length. The size ranges from 184-200 cm. An indicator of 185 cm is considered optimal. A person should be placed on the table in full height so that the legs or head do not hang from the edge.
  3. Height. The optimal value in this case is 55-85 cm. Each massage therapist can adjust this parameter to fit his needs.

Self-made table will cost less than its purchase in a specialized store. But before proceeding with the assembly, it is necessary to draw a layout and a drawing. It shows all the details and their dimensions in millimeters. Be sure to draw the fasteners. Ready-made drawings can be found in the public domain and, if necessary, adapt them to your needs.

DIY Workshop

Before you make a massage table, you should prepare everything you need. To build a drawing and measure parts, a pencil, tape measure and square are required. Depending on the material of manufacture, such tools are also needed:

  • saw a tree or a hacksaw for metal;
  • drill, screwdriver;
  • knife, chisel, hammer;
  • screwdrivers;
  • fasteners: staples, screws, bolts;
  • mallet.

Faux leather and stuffing are also needed. If the product will be used at home and not very intensively, then foam rubber is allowed. Some models also use PVA wood glue.

From wood

Work requires plywood with a thickness of 0.9 cm and dimensions 60 x 90 cm - 2 sheets, a wooden beam (2 x 5 cm) - 18 m, artificial leather - 110 x 210 cm. You also need to purchase 14 loops 1.8 x 5 cm The manufacturing process includes the following steps:

  1. Create countertops. At this stage, an oval hole for the face with a size of 18 x 12 cm is prepared.
  2. Assembly of the frame. The dimensions of the frame and countertops must be completely identical. 4.5 cm long self-tapping screws are used to connect the beam. Holes are pre-drilled under them. The tabletop to the frame is also fixed with self-tapping screws.
  3. Mounting the packing and covering the frame. Foam is fixed with wood glue. The protruding parts are cut with a clerical knife. The upholstery is attached using a construction stapler. The step between the brackets is 10 cm.
  4. Making legs. To do this, you need 2 x 5 cm bars 85.5 cm long. They are screwed to the frame and additionally fixed with struts in the lower part. Such designs will need 2 pieces.

If necessary, additional struts can be fixed on the legs along the length of the table, which will make it more stable. Lastly, the finish of the structure is made: each visible wooden element should be varnished or painted. They should not have any burrs.

Create countertops
Making legs
Frame assembly
Installing an optional spacer
Mounting the packing and covering the frame

From metal

Metal models are also not considered difficult for independent manufacture. A steel or aluminum pipe of square or rectangular cross section will be required. Welding or screws (bolts and nuts) can be used for the connection. You need to twist aluminum. The metal frame is cleaned, sanded and painted before the countertop is attached. The work includes the following stages:

  1. The manufacture of the frame. The size of the metal profile depends on the dimensions of the countertop: it should go 5-10 cm beyond the limits of the supporting structure. The pipe section is 2 x 4 cm. For the frame, 4 pieces are required, 2 of which are short and 2 are long. A long cross member is also needed, which is the structural stiffener.
  2. Fixing the legs. They are installed strictly perpendicular to the frame in its corners. If it is necessary to adjust the height, holes are drilled on the legs, and then small sections of the metal profile with the same holes are attached to them. The step between them is 1.5-2 cm.
  3. Mounting countertops. It can be wooden or metal. At this stage, the filler is laid and the upholstery is fixed.

For fixing the countertops, corners and screws are used. The metal upper part can be attached by welding, such a product will be more durable. All connections are cleaned, covered with paint.

Frame manufacturing
Legs fixing
Cross member installation
Mounting countertops

Folding massage furniture

Do-it-yourself folding massage table is more difficult to do. The upper part is made of plywood. It takes 2 pieces of material 60 x 90 cm each. In one of the parts, an oval for the face is immediately cut out. Under each piece of plywood, a frame of bars is made. Parts are fastened with nails or self-tapping screws. Next, the plywood is glued with foam, the excess parts of which are trimmed. Now the countertops must be covered with upholstery.

Use a wide ribbon to make a hole for the face. Both halves need to be connected together using piano loops. The manufacture of supports provides for such actions:

  1. Cutting bars with a section of 2-5 cm - 12 pieces (2 identical sets).
  2. Joining blanks. It uses self-tapping screws. The edges of long elements are cut at an angle of 45 degrees.Parts must be fixed “half-tree” using self-tapping screws, cutting off the edges of the supports at an angle of 30 degrees. The resulting fragments are connected by loops and fasteners. It should be borne in mind that when folding, structural parts should not interfere with each other.
  3. Assembly table. On the back of the frames, there are places for loops. For fastening the countertops and supporting elements, piano loops (4 pieces) will be required. They fix the struts from both crossbars.

Before completing work, folding elements must be checked for stability and ease of transformation. Additionally, the product is equipped with a handle and a clasp for easy carrying. Even an inexperienced master will make such a massage table, if he follows the technology of the work.

Cutting bars
Joining Workpieces
Table assembly
Add handle and clasp for easy carrying
Check ease of transformation and structural stability
Ready table


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