Massage & Bodywork

JANUARY | FEBRUARY 2015

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Suggested Massage Therapist Supply List £ Massage table or mat £ Face cradle £ Massage chair (optional) £ Bolsters £ Large £ Small £ Pillows £ Specialized £ Carrying case (optional) £ Rolling cart (optional) £ Stool £ Step stool (to get on and off table) £ Massage sheets £ Washable blankets £ Bath towels or bath sheets £ Hand towels £ Pillow cases £ Face cradle covers £ Bolster covers £ Heat lamp (optional) £ Table pad (optional) £ Warm/cold packs (optional) £ Client assessment equipment £ Blood pressure equipment £ Lubricants £ Expeller-pressed oil £ Cream £ Gel £ Powder £ Lotion warmer £ Forms £ Health intake £ SOAP forms £ Other £ Massage tools (optional) £ References £ Pathology reference book £ Medical dictionary £ Drug reference book £ Clock £ Closed storage £ Wastebasket £ Music system and music £ Cleaning and sanitation products £ Client mirror £ Disposable combs £ Container to hold personal items £ Place for clothing £ Antibacterial liquid soap £ Alcohol-based hand sanitation gel £ Vinyl gloves £ Finger cots £ Flashlight £ First aid kit £ Contact lens solution £ Mouthwash £ Washer/dryer (optional) Face Cradle. The face cradle (also called a face rest) is composed of a wood, metal, or heavy plastic base and a crescent-shaped foam cover typically attached by Velcro strips. Some face cradles are not adjustable and simply hold the client's head parallel to the table. Adjustable face cradles allow the therapist to find the ideal position for the client's head to ensure comfort. Learning how to work with a face cradle and adjust it correctly takes time. F r e e m u s i c d o w n l o a d s f o r C e r t i f i e d m e m b e r s : w w w. a b m p . c o m / g o / c e r t i f i e d c e n t r a l 31 A face cradle adds approximately 12 inches to the length of a massage table.

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