A massage table is a tool made specifically for massage therapists to position their clients to receive services, according to Reference.com. The tables are padded benches that have a hole, where the patrons head rests so they can breathe comfortably during their massages.
Most massage tables are built the same, but some variations exist, according to HowStuffWorks. Portable tables are a little smaller and more flexible for the mobile masseuse. Some are more adjustable for the client and the practitioner, depending on the type of massage. Others have additional padding in certain places to ensure maximum comfort for specific clientele, such as pregnant women.