Table of Contents
- The Best Foot Spa – Beurer FB50 Foot Spa
- Value-for-Money – 3 in 1 Foot Spa – Bath
- The Cheap Choice – Sensio Foot Spa
- MaxKare Foot Spa – Bath
- Misiki Foot Spa Bath
- Turejo Foot Spa
- MaxKare 6 in 1 Foot Spa
- Foot Spa Buying Guide
Best-Selling Foot Spas right now
- 3 in 1 Foot Spa-Ideal Gift - This foot spa bath with heating function provides you a warm foot spa,...
- Intelligent Water Temperature Control - Set your favorable temperature (between 35℃ and 48℃) and...
- Medicine Box - A small removable case is set in the massager inside which spa materials like bath...
- Fashionable and Ergonomic - The foot spa is fashionable and elegant with transparent design. The...
- ✅ WHILE OTHER FOOT SPAS AND MASSAGERS can be noisy, uncomfortable, and poorly made, Sensio...
- ✅ TURN UP THE HEAT and treat your feet! Just add warm water to the foot bath and relax as the warm...
- ✅ PAMPER YOUR FEET with the luxury pedicure kit. Includes multiple attachments and built-in...
- ✅ SOOTH and RELAX TIGHT MUSCLES by allowing this spa to give your feet a vigorous massage. With...
- 【Fast Heating & Temperature Maintenance】The heating element of this foot bath massager heats and...
- 【Removable Massage Rollers】Roll feet back and forth on 4 pairs of massage rollers (not...
- 【Stylish & Easy-operation】Stylish digital display with indicator lights helps track working...
- 【Bubbles & Vibration】Raise foot pampering experience up a notch by jacuzzi-like bubbles...
1. Sensio Foot Spa – The Cheap Choice
Sensio is a reputable – and considered as one of the best foot spa brands with years of respectable presence in the market. Our first pick is an entry-level foot spa, offering all the basic features at a surprisingly low price. Let’s take a closer look.
At a Glance
- Brand: Sensio
- Multifunctional foot spa – effective treatment for achy feet
- Add warm water to the foot bath
- Bubbles relieve sore and tired feet and awaken muscles by improving blood circulation
- Luxury pedicure kit, including multiple attachments and built-in storage
- Nail file, nail brush, scissors, tweezers, cleansing brush, and toe separators
- Vigorous massage
- Adjustable settings and removable rollers
- 60-Day money-back guarantee
- 2-year manufacture warranty
Design & Features
Sensio’s foot spa is described by the manufacturer as the budget-friendly answer to “noisy, uncomfortable, and poorly made” foot spas. We agree with the last two. Sensio’s foot spa is indeed comfortable and, for its price, well-made and thoughtfully designed.
To be sure, this is not the best looking foot spa we saw. It seems and feels a bit cheap at first, but it is a good thing to be pleasantly surprised when you start using it, instead of being disappointed. We were pleasantly surprised.
First of all, Sensio is a multifunctional foot spa, designed to provide effective treatment for achy and sore feet. Easy to use and as portable as a foot spa, it is a great way to unwind and relax after a long day. The bubbles are intense enough to create the distinctive relaxing feel of a Jacuzzi, without spilling water by the side and creating a mess on your carpet.
Unfortunately, Sensio does not heat the water, and while it is insulated to keep warm water at a high temperature for as much as possible, do not expect it to last for more than 15 or 20 minutes. If you want to enjoy a warm spa for more, you must replace it with warm water. Also, note that the water going in must be quite warm to remain pleasantly soothing for that amount of time. After that, it will drop to room temperature.
The massaging function does a good job – especially if you are pregnant and need foot rubbing on a daily basis. It succeeds in soothing and relaxing the tight muscles with its vigorous, invigorating vigorous massage. Note that the settings are easy to adjust with your toe and that the rollers can be removed in case you find them in any way uncomfortable.
Bear in mind though, that its operation is not exactly… silent. You will have to turn up the volume a bit to hear your favourite TV program, or you should put your headphones on connected to your smart device if you seek a more immersing relaxing experience. On the other hand, if you belong to those people that simply love white noise, you will have no trouble falling asleep while using it.
Another great advantage is the “Luxury Pedicure Kit.” Ok, maybe the world “luxury” is a bit exaggerating, but it has multiple attachments (and a handy built-in storage), including nail file, nail brush, scissors, tweezers, cleansing brush, and toe separators – almost all you would possibly need.
We should also mention that Sensio is well-known for its customer service. For this model, it offers a 60-Day money-back guarantee and 2-year manufacture warranty.
Offered by a reliable foot spa brand, Sensio’s foot spa is a great entry-level foot spa, offering the basic features and having its low price as a banner. It seems cheap but it is actually quite robust for its price range. Unfortunately, it cannot keep the water warm and it is a bit loud. Still, a good pick for its price range.
If you find it hard to cope with the isolation and the lockdown of all the spas in the city, then MaxKare Foot Spa – Bath is an excellent option, especially if you are on a tight budget. Easy to use and capable of both heating the water and keeping it warm, it is certainly worth your consideration.
At a Glance
- Brand: MaxKare
- Fast Heating and Temperature Maintenance
Heating element that heats and maintains water at selected temperatures (95-118°F)
No need to fill hot water
No problems with temperature drops
- Removable Massage Rollers
Roll feet back and forth on 4 pairs of massage rollers with acu-nodes following sole reflexology for deep massage
- Adjust intensity and speed by changing the way you roll
- Rollers can be removed when necessary
- Stylish and Easy-operation
Stylish digital display with indicator lights helps track working settings of the foot spa massager conveniently and visibly
Control and adjust all functions with a simple touch of 4 clearly marked buttons, making at-home pedicure easier
- Jacuzzi-like Bubbles and Vibration
Rhythmic vibration that loosens stiffness
Further de-stress by placing spa materials inside the built-in small box
- Safety and Customer First: powered by 500 Watts with overheat protection, leaving you peace of mind
- Inside water, marks are the result of the function test
Design & Features
Boasting a far better design (and colour combination) than that of our previous pick, MaxKare’s best foot spa – bath is equipped with a heating element capable of both heating and preserving water at a selected temperature (95 – 118 °F) efficiently, thus saving you the trouble of filling hot water to tackle temperature dropping. as the manufacturer puts it, this combination “offers luxury hot foot soak to keep your feet toasty and hydrated for reduced fatigue and bring relaxation.” Ok, it is a cheesy description, but it is not far from the truth.
Next, we should mention the 4 pairs of removable massage rollers. They are very effective and work great. The only issue with them is that they lack automatic motion back and forth. This means that you have to roll your feet back and forth to have them stimulated and pampered by the acu-nodes. If you were interested in a foot spa that would require you to just place your feet inside and do the rest by itself, this is not the proper model for you. If you are ok with that, then you will surely enjoy a deep massage, relieving your tiredness and stress and relaxing your mind and body.
You can also adjust the intensity and speed by changing the way you roll. Note that the rollers can be removed if you wish it for any reason whatsoever. The stylish digital display comes with indicator lights and helps track working settings of the foot spa massager conveniently without bending your back. You can easily control and adjust all functions with a simple touch on the clearly marked buttons, using nothing more than a toe.
A few words about the bubbles and vibration features. According to the manufacturer, their combination “raises foot pampering experience up a notch by jacuzzi-like bubbles that stroke soles and by rhythmic vibration that loosens stiffness.” Aside from the cheesy lines, the description proved pretty much accurate. The Bath shape allows you to further improve the whole thing by placing spa materials inside the built-in small box. Note that the bubbles and vibration features are much more exhilarating when combined with the heating function.
Last, MaxKare has strived to make its foot spa – bath as safe as possible. Equipped with a 500W, and taking into account that the user could easily fall asleep and forget to deactivate it, the manufacturer has added an overheat protection, that shuts it off if a certain temperature threshold is exceeded.
Sore feet will cease to be a problem – even during lockdowns – with MaxKare’s foot spa – Bath. Portable, easy to use and beautifully designed, it is capable of both heating and preserving the water warm. Offered at a really affordable price, it is certainly worth your consideration. Still, bear in mind that its hamming is a bit loud and that its removable massage rollers are not motorised, so you will need to move your feet back and forth yourself.
Next, pick the Misiki’s Best Foot Spa Bath. A bit pricier, but equipped with fully automatic massage rollers, it allows you to enjoy a deep massage without ever moving a toe. It also has an exfoliation stone in the middle, but its most impressive feature is its infrared technology. Let’s take a closer look.
At a Glance
- Rapid Heating & Constant Temperature
Equipped with an effective heating element, which can be independently set between 35°C and 48°C after it is turned on
Temperature is both reached and maintained
No need to add more hot water
- Fully Automatic Massage Rollers
Equipped with 4 pairs of massage rollers, which can adapt to the reflex area of the feet
Ergonomic contour, suitable for feet and preventing water from splashing
With an automatic massage roller, to avoid any need to move your feet back and forth, ensure deep tissue massage, and dredge the meridians
- Oxygen Bubbles with Infrared Rays
Used for built-in air bubbles
During the oxygenated bubble massage at Oxygen Bubbles Spa, the blood circulation in the soles of the feet is stimulated, relieving tension and pressure
Additional infrared rays disinfect the soles, promote cell regeneration, and keep them clean and hygienic
- Rotating Pedicure Stone and Spa Material Container
The rotatable foot stone installed at the bottom of the bathtub for pedicure and exfoliation without causing dead skin and cracks
Ideal for refreshing your feet and heels, while matching spa materials such as rose petals and bath salt in a compact container in the bathtub
- Safety & Easy Clean
Misiki foot spa has a lightweight and portable handle design
The drain pipe and dust cover make it easier to drain the water and keep it clean
Residual water after receiving the product is normal.
Design & Features
Promising a professional and fully automated feet massage, the Misiki foot spa comes with motorized rolling massagers, a heating element for both heating and preserving the water warm, as well as a bubble generating mechanism – the perfect combination to effectively relax your soles, and promote good blood circulation and metabolism. The blood circulation in the soles of the feet is stimulated, pampering your feet and effectively easing tension and stress.
According to the manufacturer, this model combines three automatic massage modes, namely Shiatsu, Pressing and kneading, adding comfort and making the experience far more enjoyable and effective. The automated rollers allow you to enjoy the massage without having to move your feet back and forth.
The Miski foot hot bath massager is equipped with adjustable heating temperature (ranges from 95℉ – 118℉), able to maintain the water temperature throughout the feet spa session, without any need to add hot water. Usually, 15 minutes are more than enough for stress relief and a night of restful sleep, but if you wish it to last longer, you just keep it on.
Portability is excellent too – for a foot spa. Equipped with a handy handle, you can take the foot massage bucket to your bedroom or your living room easily, making it ideal for daily use.
Still, a feature we have not seen yet in our previous picks is the Infrared Lights. Infrared technology has been proven very effective in sterilising the soles and promoting cell regeneration, leaving the feet much cleaner.
Other features worth mentioning are the rotatable pedicure stone and the spa material container. A rotatable footstone is attached at the bottom of the tub to help you exfoliate your feet, without the hassle of chapped skin. The spa material container allows you to enhance the whole experience with spa materials, like bath salts.
Cleaning is effortless too. A drainage tube and a dustproof full cover allow you to empty the water and clean it in a flash.
Any problems with this wonder. Well, I think that people with really big feet may find it a bit uncomfortable.
Misiki Foot Spa Bath is certainly worth its reasonable price. Equipped with fully automatic massage rollers and exfoliation stone, it makes your foot spa sessions much more enjoyable and relaxing. Although people with really big feet may wish to opt for a different model, the rest will see their skin smoother than ever after its immersing feet spa experience.
Slightly cheaper than our previous pick, the Turejo Foot Spa promises equally exhilarating massage experiences and effective stress and fatigue relief. The description by the manufacturer proved pretty accurate: “Simply fill the Turejo electric spa bath massager with water, customize your ideal spa treatment, and then enjoy yourself with the relaxing comfort brought through bubbling warm water.”
At a Glance
- Brand: Turejo
- New Motorized Massage Rollers: upgraded triple row massage rollers, fully automatic and motorized to massage all acupressure points and reduce fatigue, relieve foot stress and pain
- Ideal for people standing for long periods of time
- Size: Fits men foot size up to 14
- All-in-one Foot Care Bath – 3 auto massage modes offer you different senses of joy:
Pumice stone is hard skin remover
Oxygen bubbles help heat dispersal, Infrared lighting improves blood circulation
Pedicure set for strengthened clean; temperature from 35℃-48℃ and keeps constant
- Prime safety: featuring the technology of separation between water and electricity, certificated by FDA
- 1-year warranty
Design & Features
Turejo has launched several similar models over the last years. The one we present here is the 2020 version, which features new motorised models. According to the manufacturer, the bath can fit men’s feet of up to 14 size, but we found that to be a bit exaggerating. People with big feet may find the bath to be a little bit uncomfortable, but the fact the massage rollers can be removed could make things easier for them.
That aside, the new motorized massage rollers do deliver: they massage all the acupressure points across the foot, relieving fatigue, pain, and foot stress, making it an ideal pick for workers standing on their feet for many hours, athletes, as well as women that love high-heels.
Turejo comes with three auto massage modes and a pumice stone for exfoliating hard skin. The oxygen bubbles help the heat disperse properly. Note that the temperature range setting is from 35℃ – 48℃ (and of course it can be maintained for as much as you want.
For its price, it is indeed pleasantly surprising that it also has an infrared lighting mechanism, which provides a deeper cleaning for the feet and improves blood circulation. Another handy addition is the pedicure set, as well as the safety features that keep the water always well separated from all parts that use electricity.
Turejo Foot Spa seems to offer similar features with pricier models without lacking in efficiency. While a bit noisy and still not the best choice for really big feet, it is a nice alternative for people who do not wish to spend too much for their foot spa.
Another foot spa from MaxKare, a bit pricier, but justifiably so, the 6-in1 foot spa boasts more features than any of the other models we have seen so far: oxygen bubbles, motorized massage rollers, timing feature, temperature adjustment, heat therapy and frequency conversion. Are they enough, though, to justify its price? Let’s find out.
At a Glance
- Brand: MaxKare
- 6 in 1 Fully Functional Spa Foot Massager
- One-button Activation: simply press the power button to turn on the foot spa massager with all functions available:
- All functions controlled independently to customize foot spa experiences that meet your personalized needs
- Frequency Conversion & Adjustable Time/Temperature
It heats water precisely to the desired temperature (from 95℉ to 118℉) and preserves it
Choose high power (500W) for fast heating and lower power (400W/300W) to maintain water temperature, cutting down energy consumption by 30%
- Timer setting from 10 to 60 minutes; 20-30 minutes are recommended per day for optimum effect
- Reinvigorating Bubbles: Bubbles pamper feet tenderly and help spread heat evenly, with increased oxygen content to improve foot circulation and relieve muscle tension
- Motorized Massage Rollers rotating in bi-direction motions
Scraping massage on each side of the soles thoroughly, fully stimulating acupressure points, relieving fatigue for better sleep
- Medicinal Compartment & User-friendly Design
For enhanced comfort and calmness, a compact compartment is designed for spa materials like rose petals and bath salt
- Portable: carrying handle and transport wheels
- Self-water drainage tube makes cleaning easier
- Removable, dust-proof lid promotes better storage and maintenance
- Rated voltage/ power/ frequency: 120V/ 500W/ 60Hz
- Dimensions: 17.24 x 14.88 x 13’’
- Feet size up to US-15
- 12-month quality-related after-sales service
Design & Features
Combining 6 different features and boasting a one-button activation technology, the only thing this model requires from you is to sit down comfortably, press the power button with your toe and enjoy oxygen bubbles, automatic massage, and heat therapy, while being able to set the temperature, duration of the massage, its intensity – even the frequency conversion; indeed, a level of customisation we seldom see in foot spas.
Since frequency conversion is the new kid on the block, so let’s shed some light on it. This foot spa bath massager heats the water within a range of 95℉ – 118℉ but also allows you to choose either a high power (500W), for faster heating, or a lower setting (400W/300W) for preserving the temperature. This small but really clever option can cut down energy consumption by 30%!
As for the rest, its reinvigorating bubbles and fully automated massage rollers take care of everything. The first help the heat spread evenly, with increased oxygen content that improves foot circulation and relieves muscle tension. The latter are designed to rotate in bi-direction motions in each side to apply scraping massage on soles more thoroughly and thus imitate the moves of a professional massager, stimulating the acupressure points related to body parts. For enhanced comfort and calmness, a compact compartment allows the use of spa materials.
The timer also allows you to set the length of the massage from 10 to 60 minutes – more than enough surely, since, for most people, 20 – 30 minutes are just perfect.
Measuring 17.24 x 14.88 x 13 inches and being able to fit feet up to US-15 size, it is portable enough (the carrying handle and transport wheels make it even easier) and it will easily cater to the needs of the whole family. Cleaning is a breeze too, with a self-water drainage tube and a removable, dust-proof lid.
Again, the main issue with most foot spas is that they get a bit noisy when you have all the bells and whistles working. Personally, I don’t find that annoying at all, but I am white-noise lover so my opinion doesn’t really count.
Note that MaxKare offers a 30-day unconditional return service and a 12-month quality-related after-sales service.
Our second pick from MaxKare’s foot spas has all that it takes to justify its price tag. Combining motorized massage rollers with oxygen bubbles, a timer with easy setting adjustment, perfect heat preservation with frequency conversion and a nice, elegant design, it is hands down one of the best foot spas in the market today.
6. 3 in 1 Foot Spa – Bath -Value-for-Money Foot Spa
A bit old-fashion looking, yet very efficient and easy to handle, this 3- foot spa bath poses durability and comfort as its winning traits. Let us take a closer look.
At a Glance
- Material: Plastic (ABS)
- Colour: Brown
- Control, Digital Display, with Bubbles
- Whole Size: 43 x 37 x 31cm/ 16.9 x 14.6 x 12.2 inch
- Cable Length: 161cm/ 63.4 inch
- Wheel Quantity: 4pcs
- Wheel Size: Dia 3 x W 3.6cm/ 1.2 x 1.4 inch
- Roller Quantity: 4pcs
- Water Capacity: 4L
- Adjustable Temperature: 35℃-48℃
- Power: 500W
- Input Voltage: AC 110-220V, 50-60Hz
- Waterproof Grade: IPX4
- Automatic rotary massage: It can rotate automatically to stimulate the foot acu-points to relieve fatigue
- Kit: It can enhance the effect of foot bath when putting the medicinal herb
- Temp: Each press will reduce or increase 1℃, it can be adjusted from 35℃-48℃
- Handle: Make it more convenient to move and lift
- Pipe: Drainage pipe design, it can drain water though it which is more simple convenient
- Universal wheels: Portable to move the product
- Heating: It uses PTC heater, to control and operate effectively a comfortable water temp
- Timing: It can be adjusted from 10-60mins (30mins is the best working time)
- Bubble: It can produce gas waves and generate water resonance, to stimulate the foot acu-points, to achieve the effect of soft massage
- Heating therapy, oxygen bubbles massage, high-frequency vibration massage
- It effectively promotes blood circulation, improves metabolism, relieves fatigue, and smoothens the meridians
- Four active massage rollers, which roll the whole foot bones, are set especially in water output
- Built-in temperature controls and digital display for easy use
- Safety foot baths device bases on traditional medicine therapy and human medicine theory
- Package content:
1 x Foot Spa Bath Massager
4 x Wheels
1 x Adaptor
1 x Manual
Design & Features
A 3 in 1 Foot Spa equipped with 4 active massage rollers, designed to increase blood circulation and reduce both swelling and pain. A container inside the bath allows you to use bath salts or medicinal herbs and enjoy your session even more. Measuring just 16.9 x 14.6 x 12.2 inches (43 x 37 x 31cm), it is easy to carry around (it also has a portable handle and four wheels), while its LCD Digital Display makes it easy to monitor the settings.
Featuring a smart temperature and time control, it can heat the water to a range from 35℃ to 48℃ (95°F – 118°F), while the timer can be set from 10 – 60 minutes – while, again 30 minutes are generally recommended as the ideal length for a massage session.
For a foot spa of this price, an infrared light technology for deeper cleaning and sterilisation is pretty much expected. Either way, it does indeed a great job, leaving the feet cleaner and smoother than ever.
The oxygen bubbles percolate through the water and provide a jet massage, pampering the feet and reducing the pressure while massaging. Equipped with automatic rollers, it does not require you to move your feet to enjoy a comfortable massage. The auto-drainage design makes it also super convenient to empty the tank.
Easy to use, easy to clean, easy to move, featuring infrared technology and fully automated massager rollers, this one looks a bit old fashioned, but it surely will not fail your expectations.
7. Beurer FB50 Foot Spa – The Best Foot Spa
Closing our list, we have the Beurer FB50 Foot Spa – the king among foot spas. And of course, no king comes cheap. Exceptionally well-designed, fully accessorised, with an amazing timing span, and integrated magnetic and infrared light therapy, it amasses the latest foot spa features.
At a Glance
- 5 level water heater (35 – 48°C)
- 2 massage settings: vibration massage and bubble massage
- 3 massage functions
- Integrated magnetic and infrared light therapy – Soothing infrared light spots
- 6 integrated magnets for magnetic therapy
- 3 interchangeable pedicure attachments with a handy hook
- Removable roller attachments for foot reflex zone massage
- Splash protection
- Non-slip rubber feet
- Cord winder
- Dual walled for better heat insulation
- Suitable for up to shoe size 10
- It can also be used as a dry foot massager
- Extra-powerful water heating
- Easy to use with LED display and timer
- Box Contains
1 x FB50 Relax Foot Bath
3 x Changeable Pedicure Attachments
1 x Instruction Manual
3 years’ guarantee
Design & Features
The Beurer FB50 is the perfect pick for those among you that simply want to sit down, relax, and unwind, without moving a finger. The description by the manufacturer is apt: “Just fill the FB50 with water, soak your feet, and let the foot spa do the rest!”
The FB50 justifies its pricey tag with its array of spa features and modes. Aside from the vibration and bubble massage, it also provides magnetic and infrared light therapies, which stimulate blood circulation and have been proven to soothe stressed and aching feet. The water remains pleasantly warm at your preferred temperature since a built-in 5-level water heater can heat it up to 35 – 48°C. The little pumice attachments are very effective because they work even if you do nothing more than put a little pressure on them: they instantly start to rotate and pamper your feet very effectively.
The manufacturer has added several small yet handy design perks. It has a practical splash guard that prevents spillages, non-slip rubber feet that will keep it in place, and a wide and easy-to-read digital water temperature display. The best of all, though, is the pedicure set, complete with a brush for circulation, a massage attachment, and a corn and callus remover. The removable rollers allow you to just take them out if for any reason they feel uncomfortable.
While there is a gentle hum when the bubble function is activated, we found this foot spa to be by far the less noisy of all the models we tried. As I already mentioned, I love white noise (I cannot sleep without it) so this humming was not just easy to overlook, it was soothing for me. If you belong to those people that need total silence to unwind, then maybe you will find it a bit annoying, but I don’t think that you will be able to find a foot spa that produces less sound than this one. The lights seemed cool too with the lights off.
Of course, the main issue with this model is its price. For its price and durability, it is not what I would personally call unreasonable, but still, some people may not be willing to pay so much for a foot spa. It is up to you.
Undoubtedly the best foot spa of our list, the Beurer FB50 Foot Spa offers advanced foot spa features, a great design, and probably the less noisy operation of all its competitors.
A glance in the past how little was known about the importance of well-rested feet not just for our looks, but also for our overall well-being and health. True, massage for the feet was considered a luxury, whereas most women haven’t even heard the word spa.
Fortunately, things have changed. Massage is widely seen as a necessity, particularly for women that work standing behind a counter or sit for endless hours in front of a screen. Several studies and researches have proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that spa, combined with proper exercise and a balanced diet, can benefit our health, boost our mood, and fill us with energy, regardless of our age, physical condition, and profession.
Many people, think of spa treatments as a short-term antidote against stress and mental and physical exhaustion. Doubtless though this may be, it is only part of the truth. Spa treatments boast long-term benefits for our body and mind.
Picking the perfect foot spa for your needs requires understanding a few basic things about spa treatments and foot massage.
What is a spa?
Spas are basically locations with mineral-rich spring water or seawater. Such springs are used for medicinal treatments for centuries, but the last 50 years several studies have proven what empirical knowledge has claimed, that spas can help the treatment or certain maladies and improve the human health.
Eventually, several devices were designed that use bubbling water to produce a similar result to the parts of the human body. One of the most popular devices of this sort is the spa foot massager, most commonly known as a foot spa.
What is a foot spa (spa foot massager)?
A foot spa or spa foot massager combines massage with water treatment, using bubbles and water jets as a means of improving the overall experience for the user.
What is Foot Massage?
Foot massage is a massage treatment that focuses on the lower part of the feet, mostly on the sole, the sides of the foot, the toes and around the ankle. Foot massage, along with hand massage, is the core of reflexology, an alternative medical practice that applies pressure to specific areas and points of the feet and hands. We reviewed the best foot massagers here.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is an alternative medical practice that involves the application of pressure to specific points on the feet and hands. Reflexology claims that our feet and hands have reflex areas and points that are connected to all major organs. In the feet, these areas are mainly located on the soles, top and sides of the feet. Reflexologists assert that by applying proper pressure on a reflex point or area, we can stimulate it and thus improve the operation of a major organ or part of the body. This way we can supplement, expedite and increase the effectiveness of a treatment for a great number of diseases, maladies or health issues.
Reflexology is generally considered a great way to relax the body, improve our mood, and relieving stress. The combination of these three developments always affords great benefits for our health, such as faster healing and recovery, stronger immune system, and overall revitalisation of the body and mind. Combined with a balanced diet and regular exercise, reflexology can indeed improve our appearance, health, and state of mind.
What are the benefits of foot massage?
Proper and regular foot massage is extremely effective in alleviating stress and anxiety, fight off tension and irritation, improve blood circulation, reduce the blood pressure, improve sleep, boost the metabolism, strengthen the immune system, as well as expedite the detoxification of the body. In addition to these, it has also been proven to reduce the intensity or even eliminate muscle and joint pains associated and expedite recovery from exercise or other strenuous activities.
What is a foot massager?
A foot massager is a device designed to massage one or both feet of a person.
What is the difference between a foot massager and a foot spa?
Foot spas (also known as spa foot massagers) is a type of foot massager. They are filled with water and combine massage with a spa treatment, whereas conventional foot massagers operate without water.
What are the types of foot massagers?
There are two main kinds of foot massagers, Manual Foot Massagers and Automatic Foot Massagers. The latter includes both electric massagers, usually referred to simply as “foot massagers,” and foot spas.
Each of these types has its advantages and disadvantages.
Manual Foot Massagers
A manual foot massager is a tool that can massage the foot of the user when properly handled. They are designed to apply pressure to the foot without help from another person. They are usually made of plastic or wood. Manual foot massagers are cheap and very easy to use, and most of the of them are suitable for other parts of the body too. They are also eco-friendly (since they do not require electric power), they are easy to carry around.
On the other hand, manual foot massagers yield the promised or desired results only when properly used. Most users do not know enough about the foot’s anatomy and reflexology to make the best of a manual foot massager’s design and features. This obviously means that, in most cases, foot massagers are not as effective as the user would expect them to be. Furthermore, manual foot massagers require the use of hands and the application of force, which means that the whole process is not as relaxing and restful as that of an automatic foot massager.
Automatic Foot Massagers
Automatic foot massagers (also known as electric foot massagers) use electricity to massage the feet through with mechanisms that either imitate the moves and pressure application performed by a human massager, or through electronic pulses that run through the feet and legs and produce the same or, according to some, even better results than traditional massage techniques
Automatic foot massagers can usually be adjusted to some degree to the user’s special needs through simple-to-use settings. In addition to that, they offer a much more relaxing and effective massage experience, maximising the health benefits and making the whole experience much more enjoyable to the user.
On the other hand, they are less portable than manual foot massagers and sure more expensive.
Foot spas are considered by many as the most relaxing type of foot massagers. The combination of hot water, essential oils and massage ensure a far more immersing, exhilarating experience. While some reflexologists believe that the use of water could reduce the effectiveness of the massage, the relaxation is unparalleled.
The price range of foot spas is great. Some foot spas offer just some basic massage features, like heating, kneading, vibrating etc. combined with heated water bubbles. Others are much more sophisticated. Yet, other characteristics, like the degree of adjustability, construction quality, and length and terms of warranty also affect the price.
Please bear in mind that in this article, we focus solely on foot spas. We hope this information will help you make a good pick.