Showing posts with label massage sheets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label massage sheets. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Protect Your Investment: Caring for Massage Linens

One of the most important responsibilities you have as a massage therapist is to care for your massage table linens. Linens covering massage tables are unique in their usage, since aside from just covering and protecting your bed, they are splashed and stained with oil on a regular basis. And we all know how much fun it is to remove oil stains!

As a business owner, you want to ensure that you are getting the best wear out of your linens. But how do you effectively remove the stains and prolong the life of your sheets? Follow the below tips to get the most out of your massage linens:

Wash Daily
I know, laundry is not my favorite task either, but in order to effectively remove oil stains from massage table linens, washing daily is crucial. Massage oil often goes rancid quickly, which sets the stain in further, and also makes your linens smell like French Fries after a while...gross! If you are unable to wash daily, store your unwashed linens in black plastic bags (like garbage bags), sealed against air and light to keep any oil residue from going rancid.

Pro Tip: Keep hand towels close by while performing a massage or body treatment to avoid using your linens to wipe off excess oil!

Pre-Soak Stains
As soon as your client leaves your treatment room, inspect your sheets for oil stains (it is easier to check while they are still on the table, rather than once they are bundled up ready to be washed). Treat any stains you find immediately using either your regular linen detergent or a degreaser (such as Dawn dish soap).

Laundry Tips
For badly stained linens, wash twice to remove the oil stains. Wash with warm (not hot) water to avoid setting in stains, and rinse in cold water. If you have stubborn stains, you may want to consider adding bleach or a non-chlorine bleach additive in the second washing to rid the remaining oil from the linens. Our favorite detergent is the Lotus Touch Always Fresh Detergent, which is a professional-strength, biodegradable detergent that has be specifically formulated to break down massage oil stains. This detergent is great for use as a pre-soak for those stubborn stains as well!

Drying Tips
Never dry your sheets in the dryer unless you are sure all oil has been removed! Drying the oil not only sets the stain, making it even more difficult to remove, but it can also be a fire hazard! When drying, throw 2-3 tennis balls in the dryer with your sheets - this will fluff them up and help them dry more evenly. If possible, line dry your sheets to extend their life.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Get Posh with Sposh!

There's always something new every week here at Pure Spa Direct, and this week is no different. Ladies and gentlemen - allow me to introduce to you - Sposh Microfiber Sheets! Although it seems you have already heard of them based on the number of orders we've been getting. We sold so many it had the shipping guys blurting out "holy sheet -- that's a lot of sheets". I bet its the softness or perhaps the microfiber-ness (is that a word?!) that makes them so popular... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Sposh Microfiber Sheet selection HERE!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Crunchy, Uncomfortable Massages - TABLE PAPER TORCHURE

Massage Tips: What is on your Massage Table?  

I have a favorite massage spot here on Long Island.  
DO NOT DISTURB
Massage Zen with Table Paper 
But, without fail, every time I arrive for an appointment, I have to plead with the therapist to take off the two layers of  table paper and drape sheets on the Earthlite massage table.  

They ALWAYS plead it is better to keep it on (over the sheets) – and I always have to get FIRM in order to convince them to remove it. 

I tried it once, and I got up in the middle of a 50 minute massage and said, “ENOUGH! – We have to take off this paper”.  I could never get into the relaxation zone with the sound of paper crunching and bunching underneath me with each massage stroke.  When the therapist asked me to flip over, the paper bunched up, tangled, RIPPED and stuck to my oiled skin. The Therapist said, “Don’t worry; there is another layer of paper underneath this one.” ARGH!!!!!! That’s when I got up and started ripping it off the table like wire hangers in “Mommy Dearest”.  It was maddening! There were perfectly soft, and cozy sheets on the massage table! So why RUIN a massage by covering it in rough, sterile paper?

Massages are supposed to be blissful.  There is NOTHING blissful about table paper during a massage. I associate it with pap smears, painful bikini waxes, physicals and the flu. Why? I am not really sure, but table paper is for waxing and doctor's offices... NOT massage tables. Let me sink into smooth, comfy sheets and drift away!

A comfortable table, warm oil, table sheets / bedding and a table warming pad are the foundation for a beautiful and memorable massage treatment.  SKIP THE PAPER & PAPER DRAPE SHEETS!  It makes for a more relaxing and luxurious experience for your clients – I promise!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Need High Quality / Economical Spa Linens? Check Out Sposh - Posh Spa Linens!

Need linens? Sposh Spa Linens are pre-washed, wrinkle resistant, economical, and launder beautifully every time. Retail sets are also available, elegantly packaged in a reusable embroidered tote. 

Sposh Microfiber Facerest:
This peachy soft facerest is made of microfiber, a super fabric. It dries in a flash, it’s easy to maintain, and it’s durable, which helps put a halt to frequent replenishment. Available in Cream, White, Coffee, Tea Leaf, Blue Agate & Moonstone.

Peachy soft, these economical sheets are virtually wrinkle-free when you pull them from the dryer. In fact, microfiber is a super fabric—it dries in a flash, it’s easy to maintain, and it’s durable, which helps put a halt to frequent replenishment. 32.5"W x 73"L x 6.5" Pocket. Available in Cream, White, Coffee, Tea Leaf, Blue Agate & Moonstone.

Peachy soft, these economical sheets are virtually wrinkle-free when you pull them from the dryer. In fact, microfiber is a super fabric—it dries in a flash, it’s easy to maintain, and it’s durable, which helps put a halt to frequent replenishment. 56" W x 87" L. Available in Cream, White, Coffee, Tea Leaf, Blue Agate & Moonstone.

Designed to keep your clients warm and cozy, the Sposh Quilted Microfiber Blanket provides a soft, inviting look for your treatment table. Plus it’s economical and durable. Machine wash and dry. 58" X 85". Available in Cream, White, Coffee, Tea Leaf, Blue Agate & Moonstone.

Rich in color and easy to maintain, the Sposh Reversible Saddle comes in a variety of colors and can be mixed and matched with Sposh Quilted Microfiber Blankets and Table Skirts to provide a unique look for your treatment table. 100% Polyester. Machine wash and dry. 19" x 73". Available in Coffee / Blue Agate, Magenta / White & Moonstone / Black.

This luxuriously soft microfiber robe is easy to maintain, quick to dry, and practically wrinkle-free. Breast panels are lined for modesty. One size.. Available in Cream, Coffee, Tea Leaf, Blue Agate & Moonstone.

Rich in color and easy to maintain, the Sposh Reversible Saddle comes in a variety of colors and can be mixed and matched with Sposh Quilted Microfiber Blankets and Table Skirts to provide a unique look for your treatment table. 100% Polyester. Machine wash and dry. 19" x 73". Available in Coffee / Blue Agate, Magenta / White & Moonstone / Black.

Peachy soft, these economical sheets are virtually wrinkle-free when you pull them from the dryer. In fact, microfiber is a super fabric—it dries in a flash, it’s easy to maintain, and it’s durable, which helps put a halt to frequent replenishment. 63 1/2" W x 88" L. Cream.

Rich in color and easy to maintain, the Sposh Damask Bolster Cover comes in a variety of colors and can be mixed and matched with Sposh Quilted Microfiber Blankets, Saddles, and Table Skirts to provide a unique look for your treatment table. 100% Polyester. Machine wash and dry. 6" or 8". Multiple color options. Available in Coffee / Blue Agate, Magenta / White & Moonstone / Black.

Rich in color and easy to maintain, the Sposh Damask Bolster Cover comes in a variety of colors and can be mixed and matched with Sposh Quilted Microfiber Blankets, Saddles, and Table Skirts to provide a unique look for your treatment table. 100% Polyester. Machine wash and dry. 6" or 8". Multiple color options. Available in Coffee / Blue Agate, Magenta / White & Moonstone / Black.

Peachy soft, these economical sheets are virtually wrinkle-free when you pull them from the dryer. In fact, microfiber is a super fabric—it dries in a flash, it’s easy to maintain, and it’s durable, which helps put a halt to frequent replenishment. 60" W x 94" L. Available in Cream, White, Blue Agate & Moonstone

Peachy soft, these economical sheets are virtually wrinkle-free when you pull them from the dryer. In fact, microfiber is a super fabric—it dries in a flash, it’s easy to maintain, and it’s durable, which helps put a halt to frequent replenishment. Available in queen and king sizes, Sposh sheet sets come with 1 fitted & 1 flat sheet, 2 pillow cases, and a cute complimentary tote!. Available in Cream, White, Coffee, Tea Leaf, Blue Agate & Moonstone.

Peachy soft, these economical sheets are virtually wrinkle-free when you pull them from the dryer. In fact, microfiber is a super fabric—it dries in a flash, it’s easy to maintain, and it’s durable, which helps put a halt to frequent replenishment. Available in queen and king sizes, Sposh sheet sets come with 1 fitted & 1 flat sheet, 2 pillow cases, and a cute complimentary tote!. Available in Cream, White, Coffee, Tea Leaf, Blue Agate & Moonstone.

Check Out the Sposh Line of Posh Spa Linens Here: