Thursday 21 January 2021 | The search engine for spa buyers

27 May 2020

Oakworks creates medical-grade upholstery covers to protect spa equipment from harsh disinfectants

Supplier: Oakworks Inc

More Oakworks Inc details
Oakworks' new material passes medical-grade standards, meaning it is able to withstand hospital-grade disinfection
Following the Coronavirus pandemic, spa operators are facing new challenges and having to prepare rigorous hygiene practices in order to halt the risk of spreading the virus once spas reopen.

In response, equipment manufacturer Oakworks has developed Terra Touch – a medical-grade fabric, designed to conceal and protect spa products from being spoiled by the harsh chemicals needed to safely disinfect surfaces.

According to Oakworks, most fabrics currently used in the spa industry have proven themselves incapable of withstanding strong disinfectants, with many fabrics cracking, stiffening, and shrinking, both ruining the table upholstery and its foam.

Oakworks’ new fabric passes ISO 10993 Biological Evolution of Medical Devices standards for use in medical environments – meaning that TerraTouch products are able to withstand hospital-grade disinfection – and has also passed tests for cytotoxicity, skin irritation and sensitisation.

The material is being used to create reusable, machine-washable (60C) and waterproof covers for pillows, tables and stools, along with a full line of tables and positioning accessories.

“We’ve been developing and selling medical equipment for 15 years, and we realised the knowledge we have gained needed to be focused on helping the spa industry open safely,” said Jeff Riach, CEO of Oakworks.

“Our TerraTouch fabric, which we’ve used for all our products in the medical and spa industries, holds up well to the harsh disinfectants that the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention recommends for COVID-19. So, developing a line of products that can cover elements of the treatment space with this fabric makes sense.”

Equipment supplier, Spa Vision, has announced it will be acting as an international distributor for Oakworks’ TerraTouch products.

Follow this link to access Oakworks' video about its new product, hosted by Jessica Wadley, Oakworks’ VP of business development integrative health and wellness.

Supplier: Oakworks Inc
New Freedom Pennsylvania USA
Oakworks' tradition of manufacturing high quality products for the massage and spa industries spans more than thirty years. Our innovative designs have been selected as the brand standard by leading spas, and are found wherever excellence in construction, comfort, and customer service is required. From super comfortable portable massage chairs to sophisticated multi-purpose spa and medical tables; our full line of tables and chairs are produced in Pennsylvania, USA by hard working craftsmen who take pride in every detail of the manufacturing process. Our superior craftsmanship is backed by the best warranties and customer service in the industry, and reflects Oakworks' tradition of providing high quality products to the spa, medical and massage industries.

Click here to visit Oakworks Inc's leisure-kit listing

Connect with
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition

Find the right products and services for your company
News search
Advertise your products
on the leisure-kit Product Report
And reach over 57,000 leisure buyers

+44 (0)1462 431385

Matter of minds

A new study is the first to define and put a value on the global mental wellness industry – estimating it to be worth US$121bn. But what does this mean for spas?
View feature>>
Catalogue gallery
Company profile

Founded in 1928, KLAFS is known as an award winning, world-leading trendsetter in wellness and spa.
View full profile>>

To advertise your product and reach over 57,000 leisure buyers call
+44 (0)1462 431385 or email [email protected]
Spa jobs
Powered by
Spa news
Powered by
20 Jan 2021
Montage planning for alpine wellness sanctuary in Montana’s Rocky Mountains

In November 2021, Montage is scheduled to open a deluxe 150-key alpine ski resort in Montana complete with a comprehensive alpine wellness sanctuary.
20 Jan 2021
Esalen Institute launches online meditation teacher training course

California’s Esalen Institute has partnered with Radiance Sutras School of Meditation to offer an online meditation teacher training course, in response to the growing demand for wellness resources in 2020.
Diary dates
Powered by
22 Jan 2021
Spa Leadership Symposium

Online (Zoom)

28 Jan 2021
Medical Wellness Congress Webinar


02-04 Feb 2021
Beauty West Africa

Landmark Centre Lagos
Property & tenders
Powered by
Tender for license to occupy outstanding sports facilities in central London
Location: 11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD
Company:Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Exciting leisure farm opportunity
Location: Waltham Abbey, Essex
Company:Lee Valley Regional Park Authority


To advertise your product and
reach over 57,000 leisure buyers
+44 (0)1462 431385

Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd