Tips to soundproof your massage room

Tips to soundproof your massage room

Nothing can interrupt a peaceful relaxing massage session like noise! I remember a client telling me “I didn’t come hear to listen to those two talk” and she was right. I was SO embarrassed! I’ve also been on the table almost nice and zoned out to be jolted awake by a loud conversation. We are often working in rooms that weren’t build specifically for massage or weren’t build by people worried about sound proofing!

So, what can you do to help keep the noise level down in your treatment room? Try some of these tips.

  1. Hang a pretty quilt on the noisiest wall you could even put some insulating foam under it. Like this:
  2. Install a solid wooden door (they usually aren’t to hard to replace) and will block a lot more sound than a thin door.
  3.  Roll a towel at the bottom of the door, or use a draft blocker like this:
  4. Run a fan or noise machine for white noise, add a fountain and music too!
  5. Add insulation in the walls or ceiling, not so easy to do but very helpful.
  6. Carpet or thick rugs (with padding) can help as well.

If you have any additional ideas please add them to the comments!


This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Lois Cox

    I’ve put weather proofing strips around the door, a thick rubber piece at bottom of door, insulation in ceiling, ocean noise near head of table, air filter/white noise near door, stereo close to noisiest area but pointed toward client. If there is a door slamming nearby, put a door closer on it.

  2. rene

    we use ceiling tiles covered in material on walls too

  3. Steph M

    I am having a terrible problem with the man upstairs….literally. New sound-muffling carpet padding and carpet has been professionally installed, there is no way to put insulation between floor joists. I hear EVERYTHING from drawers opening, footsteps, foot scuffs, voices, thumping, the list goes on. Its a massive echo-box. We have spoken to the business kindly and no so kindly. What are some ways to insulate the ceiling in my treatment room that are building-code approved?

    1. Lee

      How does that correlate with either your clients issues or your own ? Sometimes I find when a noise shows up during a treatment there is a link to what is going on in the persons life, e.g….. construction work noises, can be interruptions and annoyances in your life.
      What noises are going on in your head ? When these sounds / noises show up during a session, I explain to the client that we are all connected to the environment so whatever is showing up at the time of their session is relevant to the layer of healing we are addressing, once that has been said and the sound / noise has been welcomed in, the noises seem to magically disappear.

      Just another way to look or listen to this issue 😀

  4. Nyomi

    I have changed my flooring to cork. It is a nice smooth and warm surface and easy on the feet. It is also amazing at absorbing sound.

  5. Krista

    In my opinion, insulation does absolutely nothing for soundproofing.

    I’ve worked at 2 different places and was told at both that the walls had been insulated to provide some soundproofing. Well, I could basically hear a pin drop on the other side of the wall.

    Insulation is made for temperature control, not soundproofing.

  6. Lidididis

    I am so happy to have a place that is literally all cement and plaster walls almost no noise carries over. I have long socks with rice in them to put on my side of the door for once the session starts for noise reduction

  7. Mike

    Demo walls, leave framing intact. Insulate, use Quietrock Sheetrock on ceilings and walls. Certainteed Slient FX has a soundproof board or quiet rock. Works great

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