Which equipment is best for my spa?
When It Comes to Equipment, Remember: It's Your Budget and Your Choice
Here's an overview that can be tailored to many situations and budgets:
$1,500 gives you a basic massage room that includes a manual table with a face cradle, a bolster, a hot towel cabinet and a fleece heating pad. (A fleece pad, rather than a cold table, will keep your clients coming back.)
• $2,700 allows you to upgrade a room with amenities that create a more comfortable environment for both clients and technicians. You'll be able to upgrade your table to a manual hydraulic that can be raised and lowered easily between or during services; put in a rolling beauty cart to house a magnifying lamp; and add extra electrical capabilities to allow esthetic services like waxing.
• $5,000 grants you entry to the multipurpose world, stepping up to massages and facials. You need a magnifying lamp, a steamer, a high-frequency wand and an electric hydraulic table (to help keep good employees happy).
• $6,000 moves you into wet room treatments, which require a wet table. I also suggest a massage top for versatility.
• $8,000+ takes you to the world of hydrotherapy. The sky is the limit from here. Keep in mind that your tub investment will start at about $5,000.
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