International Vendors, Suppliers and Manufactures Rise to Assist in Red Cross’s Challenge to Supply Beds to Thousands of Earthquake Victims

VISTA, CA–(Marketwire – May 27, 2008) – EarthLite (, the world’s largest manufacturer of massage and spa tables, announces the immediate commission to build treatment tables to assist in the vast medical needs of those injured in the Sichuan, China earthquake. EarthLite’s wholly-owned manufacturing subsidiary in Qingdao, China is working with local suppliers and vendors to amass required materials to produce the much needed treatment tables.

“The Red Cross is working tirelessly trying to support the hundreds of thousands of victims injured in this terrible earthquake,” said Hi Hi Sun, General Manager of EarthLite Qingdao. “This is an essential and urgent time for us, our employees, and suppliers to contribute by donating material, time and positive energy to the cause.”

EarthLite, headquartered in Vista, CA, has been producing massage and treatment tables spanning three decades. Upon news of the earthquake, its Qingdao facility immediately reached out to regional vendors and local suppliers to come together to service this tremendous need. Their location gives them the much needed advantage to create and deliver a large number of treatment tables in days instead of weeks. “Our Chinese suppliers and vendors have been lining up to donate time and materials in this compassionate endeavor,” said Jim Chenevey, CEO of EarthLite. “We feel an overwhelming obligation to provide tangible assistance in this tragic time of need.”

Though not typically used for strictly medical procedures, the EarthLite portable treatment tables may be the perfect solution in a time of crisis. While their lite weight makes them incredibly portable, they are crafted to endure the rigors of intensive daily use for a variety of massage, spa, and physical therapy treatments and thus are remarkably strong and able to bear an extraordinary amount of weight. The deluxe cushioning system, one of many hallmarks of the EarthLite tables, makes them extremely comfortable, an added benefit for those receiving medical attention or using them simply for rest and recovery.

EarthLite is no stranger to providing aid in a time of need and crisis. In wake of the terrible Asian Tsunami in December of 2004, the formation and sponsorship of the EarthLite Response Team (ERT) was created. The ERT is a team of handpicked massage therapists, who deliver massage therapy to victims and relief workers in the aftermath of various worldwide disasters. Representatives from ERT were also dispatched in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

“In our early days I used to say our tables were built with love,” says Tomas Nani, EarthLite’s Founder. “Right now, we are honored to provide the people of Sichuan province with our prayers, love, and a commitment of resources.”

EarthLite is headquartered in Vista, California with operations on three continents. EarthLite and its affiliates are one of the oldest and largest spa and massage table manufacturer in the world. EarthLite maintains an unwavering commitment to making exceptional quality products with eco-friendly sustainability.

For Information: EarthLite Massage Tables, Kristi Weaver, 800-872-0560