As a leading international supplier of massage beds, Living Earth Crafts® (LEC) has taken comfort to a whole new level, with the launch of its new Century City™ and Infinity GT™ multi-purpose treatment tables.
“We went back to the drawing board to design these tables, and the end result is two highly crafted and versatile models that meet all the demands of a modern spa environment, and can be further customised for each spa,” says Jim Chenevey, CEO of Living Earth Crafts.
Both tables offer an ultra-low height adjustment range (20.5 to 36.5-inch or 52-93cm for Century City and 22 to 35-inch or 57-89cm for the Infinity), as well as LEC’s superior gel SpaMattress™ technology. Each also features wireless hand and foot controls, which power an almost-silent four motor lift and positioning system.
With its ultra-low height possibilities, the Century City is the first ADA-complaint (American Disability Act) table to also seamlessly integrate storage. “It’s is an ideal choice when catering for clients with disabilities or limited mobility, as we’ve been able to make the table come down to a very low level without compromising any of the advanced design features,” says Brian Paris, executive VP for LEC.
“Its extended height range is also beneficial for therapists, who like clients, come in all shapes and sizes. A therapist who’s 1.5m tall has different needs to one who’s 2m, so if tables aren’t fully adjustable to suit them, the ease and effectiveness of their work will be compromised.
“Even an adjustment of just a few centimetres can totally change the way the therapist is able to use their body weight in a treatment, as opposed to having to stretch and strain across a table.
“Our tables help to avoid repetitive strain for the therapist, while their massage treatments can change from being simply linear to much more dynamic.”
A technology ‘first’
LEC’s advanced SpaMattress technology is another major factor in creating a superior client and therapist experience. The Century City offers a proprietary Strata™ Memory Cushioning System which can be upgraded to a 17.5cm (7-inch) Strata GT™ with a 5cm (2-inch) GelTech layer.
The SpaMattress technology is equally as luxurious on the Infinity GT model, which features a deep 15cm (6-inch) GT memory cushion system with a proprietary 5cm (2-inch) GelTech spring-back layer for unsurpassed client comfort, especially during extended treatments.
Chenevey says: “We believe the GelTech SpaMattress™ technology is a first for a spa bed, and it’s an addition that revolutionises the client and therapist experience. Traditional foam mattresses are built in layers, and the more you press down on them, the more they condense and harden.
“Our GelTech SpaMattress is built in a honeycomb formation, and so as pressure is applied the side walls collapse, but not all at the same time. So the mattress becomes firmer, but never bottoms out.
“The gel also has a spring-back action that works with the body and gives great feedback to the therapist, who can better isolate muscles and provide more stretch for the client. And for the client, of course, it’s just so much more comfortable.”
Comfortable and curvaceous designs
As well as its cutting edge technology, the new Infinity GT™ also offers outstanding aesthetics, having been crafted in a beautiful infinity, or hourglass shape with soft rounded edges, along with clever integrated cabinetry.
“These ergonomics not only make it a perfect table to fit into a smaller therapy room, but they also allow the therapist to stand 5 to 12 cm closer to the client around the shoulder and hip areas. Again, this can have a significant impact on the efficacy and range of the treatment, without the need for the therapist to twist their own body.”
To complement its appealing shape, treatment rooms can benefit from the attractive glow of the Infinity’s striking Iceblock™ LED shelf, which adjusts to 22 different hues. Add-on features include an integrated table warmer cover, Kliptsch® sound system and LEC’s extremely wide range of laminate and upholstery options.
“This is by far the most beautiful and comfortable treatment table on the market,” says Paris.
“Our new GT system offers a level of cushioning and bounce-back I’ve never seen in my 20 years in this industry. Spa clients will immediately notice and appreciate the difference.”
As the icing on the cake, all Living Earth Crafts treatment tables come with the Caress™ Facecradle. This patented face-rest technology is made up of eight individual petals, which are covered by a memory foam cushion filled with a proprietary Cloudfill™ poly gel fibre blend.
Chenevey says: “The face pillow is designed to spread the weight of the face and therefore eliminate any pressure points. So there is no particular pressure on the forehead, cheeks or chin – just an overall softness around the face.
“Face discomfort during a massage is one of the biggest client complaints, but we’ve managed to completely eliminate this with this very high-end pillow.
“We really feel it’s a game-changer for the massage industry.”