About Athlegen

Athlegen was founded in 1986 in an Adelaide garage by two massage therapist who were also comfortable holding a welder. "We saw what portable massage tables were on the market and we knew we could do better". What they designed soon became the market leader. They followed this success with the first ergonomic power driven massage table specifically designed for massage therapists. Not long after they were exporting to over 20 countries. The founders eventually sold out of the business. In 2006 Athlegen went through some turbulent years under public ownership; product development took a back seat to rapid expansion and the company soon found itself in financial trouble. Today Athlegen is back in private hands with a renewed focus in therapy delivery technologies enabling practitioners to deliver stress-less health outcomes for their patients.

Athlegen has grown to become a market-leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of massage and treatment equipment and a true Australian success story.

Today, Athlegen tables can be found in all corners of the globe. From its base in Ballarat, the company has developed into an internationally recognised brand, exporting to more than 35 countries across the Asia-Pacific, America, Europe and the Middle East.

Athlegen has gained the seal of approval from elite athletes too. The Victorian Institute of Sport uses and endorses Athlegen tables and the Australian Olympic Team has chosen the company as its official treatment table supplier for the past two decades. This has seen Athlegen proudly provide tables to Australian athletes at the Olympic Games in London, Beijing, Athens, Sydney and Atlanta and the recent Sochi, Russia 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

With a reputation for quality and comfort, Athlegen tables have also been selected for some of the world’s most luxurious spa locations, from coastal resorts in Broome to 7-star hotels in Dubai.

The Athlegen team, which was once a handful of loyal employees, now includes more than 30 staff dedicated to supplying both Australian and overseas markets with the highest quality massage and treatment equipment.

After a few years away pursuing other interests, Rick is now back with the company he founded, providing strategy and direction on Athlegen’s future and focusing on what he does best – designing the strongest and most reliable massage tables available.


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“And as far as treatment and massage beds go, I haven’t found any that come close to the standard of Athlegen. The Athlegen beds are a fantastic product. They are versatile, strong, adapt to the massage therapist and guest needs, practical and extremely comfortable. I have found them to be the most suitable bed to have in a spa.”

~ Louis Bunting

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Richard Athlegen - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

When thinking about purchasing a new electric treatment table can be a daunting task.It’s a big monetary investment and can have a pretty dramatic effect on your business. To help you prepare, I’ve put together a list of important questions to consider as you begin your quest. If you consider these and have your answers prepared ahead of time, your shopping experience will run quite a bit smoother. »

Treatment Table Safety with new Free Safety Poster Download

Guy Princi - Friday, October 07, 2016

As a leading Australian manufacturer of treatment tables, we at Athlegen feel we have a social and OH & S responsibility to educate all practitioners and users on some of the potential hazards associated with power driven, height adjustable, treatment tables. »

Castors and why they wear out

Guy Princi - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The rubber compound castors used by Athlegen are custom manufactured to our specifications. Athlegen castors feature steel bearings (not plastic), and we do not use inferior small diameter, plastic stool castors. We use 75mm wheel diameter castors - if all other specifications are equal larger diameter castors last longer. »

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