Chicago, Illinois (PressExposure) January 26, 2012 -- It started with a phone call from a concerned customer. "Do your massage tables have any chemical odor to them?" the customer asked. "Sometimes the smell of upholstered products, especially new ones, can give me headaches." That got Amona Buechler, owner of BestMassage thinking. "I know that our massage tables and massage chairs do not have any odor to them, but do our customers know that?" She questioned. "I thought it would be a good time to issue an Odor-Free Guarantee for all of our massage tables. This would assure the customer that the upholstery on our tables will not make him sick, and if for some reason he was to detect an odor, he could return the table risk-free."
Most of the massage tables that Bestmassage sells are covered in Polyurethane (PU) Leather. The PU Leather is meant to resemble real leather in texture, but PU Leather is synthetic, or manmade. "PU Leather is a great material for covering massage tables", asserts Buechler. The material is soft and supple, but also very easy to care for. Our tables' upholstery is both waterproof and oil proof meaning it won't stain if either substance comes in contact with it."
PU Leather has replaced PVC (polyvinyl chloride) Leather in most of BestMassage's massage tables and massage chairs. PVC products, which can have a "chemical" odor, have been a topic of controversy in recent years. According to Greenpeace the manufacture, use and disposal of PVC releases dangerous chemicals that are harmful to humans and the environment. Some of these chemicals are responsible for certain types of cancers as well and others can cause birth defects. Furthermore, Greenpeace says there are alternatives to PVC, like PU, that industries can use that are more environmentally friendly. Some, however, assert that PVC is perfectly safe and no real proof has been demonstrated regarding its detrimental effects. "We are quite aware of the PVC controversy and have chosen to manufacture most of our tables with PU Leather," says Buechler.
With the Odor-Free Guarantee, you can rest assured that your Bestmassage massage table will not have an unpleasant odor. The Guarantee states that if a customer can detect an odor on the upholstery of her massage table, she is able to return the massage table for a full refund or an exchange including shipping costs. "The health and happiness of our customers is our number one priority. That is why we take this guarantee seriously," says Buechler.