One of the most important purchases you can make for your massage business is selecting the right massage table linens. High-quality massage table linens will make a big difference! After all, they are the products that come directly into contact with clients throughout their massage experience.
Your massage table presentation is one of the first things a client sees when they walk in. Presentation matters! On top of just cosmetic benefits, good massage table linens keep the client warm and help create a safe physical boundary during a massage.
Your linen choices and linen care say a lot about you as a professional. We’ll leave the massage expertise to you! However, as a laundry service that handles a wide variety of massage table linens, we have a unique perspective.
Selecting the right massage table linens for your business can be tough! We hope you consider the launder-ability and wrinkle-resistance traits we recommend from the laundry service’s perspective.
As a business laundry service, we see lots of massage table linens. Here are our favorites based on longevity, wrinkle resistance, stain removal, and comfort!
Flannel massage table linens are made from cotton, wool, and synthetic fibers.
Most clients and laundry companies love flannel sheets! Flannel sheet manufacturers use weight instead of the thread count – measured in grams per square meter or ounces per square yard. The higher the weight the more comfortable the flannel should be. Also, the higher the weight, the more wrinkle-resistant! And, as a laundry service, we hate wrinkles!
When compared to 100% Polyester or Polyester Microfiber blends, the wrinkle resistance is unmatched. Hate wrinkles? Pick flannel!
Flannel massage table linens have a tendency to pill because they are often made of cotton and synthetic fibers. To prevent pilling, do not wash linens in cold water or use harsh chemicals on stains which can both deteriorate the linen fibers.
Double-brushed, high-quality 100% cotton flannel. Medium-heavy weight of 4.5 oz. ensures durability through repeated washings
Premium 100% natural, unbleached, non-dyed cotton flannel is double napped for exceptional comfort, warmth and a soft feel.
Made of completely natural and pure cotton. These do not contain any synthetic fibers which prevents allergies and discomfort.
Polycotton sheets are made from man-made fabric. Polycotton is a blend of cotton and polyester.
A distinct characteristic of polycotton is that it doesn’t stick to the body as cotton does. It’s also woven to allow air to circulate. So, polycotton is generally cooler than cotton and flannel.
However, the light nature of the fabric opens it up to wrinkles and damage. From a laundry service perspective, these are less wrinkle-resistant than flannel sheets but much more wrinkle-resistant than 100% polyester sheets. If you are not folding these within 15-minutes out of the dryer, expect wrinkles.
While Polycotton blends are better than 100% polyester massage table linens, they are considerably more work to keep wrinkle-free and have a shorter average lifespan than flannel massage table linens.
If you have a strong preference between Poly Cotton and Poly Microfiber, go with your gut here! We find them very closely ranked.
Poly Microfiber is a synthetic fabric made from polyester that can feel similar to velvet and suede in its texture. It is softer to the touch than Poly Cotton – which leads to slightly more wrinkles. ,
Compared to 100% Polyester and 100% Cotton sheets, these are relatively durable and easy to care for. You will be replacing them more frequently than Flannel Table Linens and you will want to grab them from the dryer quickly before they wrinkle. However, those could be costs you are willing to pay for the allure of silky soft table linens.
Cotton linens are quite a popular linen variety for massage therapists, and for good reason! One of the greatest perks associated with 100% cotton blends is their low price point and incredibly soft feel on the skin. That being said, cotton is both difficult to clean and has a much shorter shelf life than other materials on the market, which means it will need replacing sooner than other materials.
These sheets are very light weight which means on you more easily manage them when doing laundry. If you are being charged per pound by a laundry service, these are slightly cheaper due to their lightweight nature. However, they will damage quickly. It will feel like you are always replacing your linen inventory.
As a laundry service handling tons of massage table linens, we do not recommend cotton sheets. These are very sensitive to wrinkles and damage very easily! It is tempting to save on expenses when running a business. We recommend not settling when it comes to massage table linens.
There are many reasons you might choose Babboo massage table linens. As a laundry service, we do not like Bamboo massage table linens.
If you choose Bamboo, it is a decission you’re making in spite of laundry. And, that is ok! There are plenty of reasons to choose Bamboo.
They are known to be one of the silkiest and smoothest fabrics to the touch, making them a perfect fit for the ambiance of a luxurious spa. The beauty of bamboo is that it serves eco-conscious businesses well, as it is one of the most environmentally sustainable materials to produce fabric with. Bamboo is also found in conjunction with other sustainable ingredients, such as blends with hemp and soy.
What bamboo adds in sustainability it lacks in functionality. Bamboo massage table linens wrinkle very easily and it makes stains very difficult to remove. For these reasons, Bamboo massage table linens rank very low on our laundry service scorecard.
At the end of the day, the perfect massage table linen is entirely dependent on your business’s unique budget, sustainability, and personal preferences. No matter the type of linen that you possess, it is important to keep in mind these helpful cleaning tips for long-lasting linens:
Whether it’s cotton, bamboo, or another massage table linen material that you end up choosing, The Folde laundry service can help with cleaning it all! We assist businesses of all sizes with their commercial laundry needs in Austin and Houston, TX.