After the massage is over what is the best way for a client to get off the massage table?

Great question that should have an easy answer. And the best answer is it depends on the client. Most can get off the table safely on their own, but for those few that need the additional help it is essential that every massage therapist have the skill necessary to perform such a maneuver safely. The best approach is to turn the drape so that it is cross-wise on the torso and the superior hem is at the level of the axillae. Then, using both hands, turn the client on their side, help them bend their knees, and then hold their hip and shoulder as you verbally instruct them to help push themselves up into a sitting position with their arms.