How to Clean and Maintain Spa Equipment
Your spa bed is the first indication of how you run your business. A clean and inviting spa bed sets the tone for the rest of the client’s experience. Clients pay attention to these details, and when it comes to future visits, they play a significant part.
Since you invested in a treatment bed, isn’t it right that you keep it clean and in good repair? Most importantly, taking care of your spa equipment right now ensures that they have a long and productive life.
This article takes you through the different tools you can use to clean your spa equipment and tips to maintain a clean facial bed.
Tools You Need to Clean Your Spa Equipment:
There’s no shortage of tools to clean your spa equipment. But the key is to choose one that is non-abrasive and gentle on the surfaces.
Massage Table Cleaning Wipes
Massage table cleaning wipes are generally used to wipe the table down after every client. They are specifically made to use on massage tables and spa equipment. The main advantage of using the wipes is that they can easily remove sweat, oils, and lotion stains on the table, leaving your table clean.
The cleaning wipes come in two versions, fragrance-free (for those sensitive to fragrances) and mildly fragranced (with calming scents).
They are typically used along with antibacterial wipes.
For more thorough cleaning, use a mild detergent diluted with water. This helps deep clean the tables, especially the hard-to-reach surfaces. Dilute the cleaner in a ratio of 4 to 1 with water.
Even though you wipe down the table after every client, you may not be able to clean every portion. Hence it is essential that you deep clean every week. This also allows you to check for loose parts, cracks, and tears in the table itself.
Once you deep clean the table, it's time to disinfect the surface. Make sure that you reach all the nooks and crannies. This ensures that you work in a clean, disinfected environment.
The key is choosing a disinfectant that is not only gentle but also meets the EPA criteria against COVID-19.
Tips to Clean Your Spa Equipment
Cleaning your spa equipment is essential to get the most out of your equipment. In addition, proper care ensures that your table is in good condition.
Here are a few tips for maintaining your spa equipment so that it lasts longer:
- Do not use harsh cleaners containing chlorine, alcohol, or citrus ingredients. These ingredients can cause the vinyl to crack, reducing its lifetime. And you’ll have to replace your table before long.
- Apart from cleaning, use a vinyl restoration solution to breathe some life into your vinyl surface.
- Clean greasy tables with a degreasing solution. Let it sit for a few minutes, and then begin cleaning with a non-abrasive sponge.
- Regularly check for loose and shaky parts. Also, check if your table has its full range of motion.
How Often Should You Clean Your Massage Table?
Clean your spa equipment after every use! Even if you use a sheet on top of it, perspiration and other liquids like massage oils can seep into the actual bed.
Cleaning it every use ensures that the perspiration and smudges are removed, leaving it clean and sparkling. It also removes any bacteria and contamination invisible to the naked eye.
In addition to that, you may want to give it a thorough weekly cleaning. As part of the cleaning, you must also give it a thorough inspection to ensure that it is in good working order. For example, the bolts should be tight and the table itself sturdy.