Choosing the Best Face Cradle and Face Pillow for your clients

Choosing the Best Face Cradle and Face Pillow for your clients

A face cradle, also known as a headrest, is an essential attachment for a massage table and has a lot to do with the experience of the client's session. It is designed to accommodate the client’s head while they are facing down on their stomach during treatment. They are typically u-shaped and come in various styles and materials, which can sometimes make it difficult when it comes to decide which one to purchase. They also come in two parts; the face cradle platform and the face pillow. 

Choosing a Headrest

Some things to take into consideration when using or choosing a new face cradle is the shape of the platform. If the platform is flat, it will not be as molding to the face as a contoured-shaped platform that conforms to the face shape a bit more. Contoured-shaped platforms are known to reduce sinus pressure which could be more comfortable for your clients. Adjustability is another feature that will help ensure the client’s comfort such as the height and how much it tilts. The length and diameter of the rods that go into the massage table are other factors to take into consideration based on the massage table that it is used. Last but not least the face pillow which comes in a variety of sizes and materials will also determine your client’s comfort.


What kind of headrests does Earthlite offer:

Deluxe Adjustable™:

Our Deluxe Adjustable Platform adds a new dimension to adjustability and comfort. In addition to tilting to any desired angle, our deluxe platform can be adjusted vertically 3", to custom fit large bodied clients. Simply stated, it is one of the best, most affordable platforms on the market today. Easy adjustment so one lever can lock the entire platform. It features a double-action platform that provides height adjustments without extending away from the table. 

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The revolutionary Flex-Rest™ self-adjusting platform flexes and pivots to adapt to the unique shape of your client's face. Sinus pressure is reduced and pressure points eliminated. The Flex-Rest's base has a patent pending elastomeric connective tissue, which flexes under pressure to create the optimal pivot point to suspend your client's face in a cradle of comfort. It adjusts vertically 4". If you would like to provide your client’s with added comfort you cannot go wrong with this model.

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Introducing our high-end model within our range of face cradles: The revolutionary Caress™ self-adjusting platform conforms to the unique face shape and contours of each of your clients. Sinus pressure is reduced and pressure points eliminated. Soft-Petals™ balance and flex to suspend your client's face in a cradle of comfort. The days of "cradle face" are over! If you would like to provide your customers or yourself the ultimate comfort, the Caress is the way to go. Our most advanced face cradle to date with a vertical adjustment of 5" to fit the most cushioned massage tables. 

For more details watch our VIDEO


The dowels of all three platforms measure 8" on center and fit all our massage tables.

We still offer our Stronglite Vintage Platform for holes that are 11" apart with 1/4" metal dowels.

Face Cradle Comparison chart

Choosing a Face Pillow

Most if not all face pillows are u-shaped and they come in a variety of materials. The material is an important feature to take into consideration when choosing a face pillow. Memory foam seems to be the most popular stuffing material because it increases comfort and gives a more spa-like experience, as well a mix of Memory Foam with other foam is available. Our Memory Foam is CFC free, made from temperature-sensitive viscoelastic foam, and is the most comfortable. One thing to keep in mind is that the type and quality of the foam and the upholstery type determine the price point.  


What kind of face pillows does Earthlite offer:



Experience a new level of client comfort with our popular FacePillow™. This cushion provides a deeper, dreamier client relaxation and is filled with a proprietary blend of blown gel and polyfibers we call Cloudfill™ and upholstered with luxurious PVC-free NaturSoft™ Upholstery. We recommend combining our FacePillow with the Deluxe Adjustable™ Platform, it works as well as a replacement face pillow for our Portable Massage Chairs Avila II, Ergo Pro II, and Vortex.

The pillow is about 3" thick.


Strata FacePillow™:

We have combined our cloud-comfort cushioning with our signature Strata Memory Foam™ system which is our highest quality, to increase comfort and support the demands of daily spa use. The Strata FacePillow is finished with our PVC-free Natursoft™ upholstery and comes with beautiful contrast double stitching. The advanced memory foam ensures that sinus pressure is reduced and pressure points eliminated and are CFC-free. This cushion works great with our Flex-Rest™ or Caress™ platforms. 

The Strata ia about 3.5" thick.


Memory Foam Cushion:

Our Memory Foam face cradle cushion is made from temperature sensitive viscoelastic foam and is the most comfortable headrest cushion we make. It conforms to the contours of your client’s face for a custom fit and previously unmatched comfort. The cushion is wrapped in a washable cover and can be used for massage tables and massage chairs. Our STRETCH GUARD™ can be used to protect the cushion and works great together with a Disposable or Linen Cover. 

The Memory Foam Cushion is 4" thick.


Find all our face cradles and face pillows here and linens and covers here.