Massage Table Endplates
Found at the head and foot of the table, this structural support adds stability to the table, which prevents the table from shaking during a massage. Customers often think that end plates can be swapped out. Because they are a structural part of the table, endplates are permanent and can not be replaced. Although end plates for different tables look quite different, there are two main types: Standard endplates and Reiki endplates. Types of Endplates: Reiki vs. Standard Standard endplates can be from several inches to a foot tall, 1/8" think, and are mounted on the table at about knee level. They add the most support to a table; however, their placement limits access for some type of massage. A Reiki endplate is a few inches tall and 3/8 inch thick. Reiki endplates are generally in the shape of an upside down U, so that the part of the plate that crosses between the legs is at the very top of the table, out of the way of the Massage Therapist's knees. This allows for more access to the client, especially for Reiki techniques.