Your feet deserve some TLC. A foot massage may just be your answer. It can help soothe sore muscles, increase circulation and even promote relaxation. Sessions at spas can be costly, but there are several foot massage devices on the market that offer similar benefits all from the comfort of your own home. Here, we’ve selected some of the best foot massagers you can buy, from those that offer a light massage to powerful electronic styles ideal for smoothing deep knots.
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1. Miko Shiatsu Foot Massager
This style incorporates heat and air pressure with deep kneading, vibrating and rolling settings. It also has five pressure settings for either a firm or a light touch.
Pros: Some of the programmable techniques can help provide relief from a variety of foot issues, including plantar fasciitis, chronic pain and more. The slip-in massager covers the entire foot.
Cons: It’s recommended that new users begin with socks for short 15-minute daily sessions.
2. TheraFlow Dual Foot Massager Roller
A lightweight and easy-to-use option, this device takes a traditional approach with its wooden construction inspired by ancient foot reflexology techniques.
Pros: It’s made of sturdy Theaceae wood with gripping pads under the base for slip-free use. It incorporates 10 effective moving rollers that never need to be plugged in or charged.
Cons: The acupressure techniques may feel foreign upon first use.
3. Snailax Shiatsu Foot Massager
With an optional heat function and detachable foot sleeves that are easy to clean, this shiatsu foot massager is a must-have.
Pros: It offers rolling, air compression and heating functions with three auto massage modes. Two integrated airbags at the ankles and instep offer a double air compression massage.
Cons: It automatically stops after 15 minutes.
4. Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager
Coming in a sleek silver finish with heating functions and deep-kneading Shiatsu techniques, this style makes a great addition to any home.
Pros: The air pressure on this style maxes out 50 kPa, which, according to the brand, is 20% stronger than most other labels to provide active compression for your feet.
Cons: This massages mostly the front of the foot, more than the heel and backside of the foot.
5. Nekteck Foot Massager
This massager includes six massage heads with 18 rotating massage nodes for comfortable pressure across the entire span of your feet.
Pros: Providing soothing and heating effects, this massager adjusts to three levels of height so you can use it in any setting, whether sitting on the couch or at your desk at work.
Cons: It only massages the bottom of the feet.
6. Renpho Shiatsu Foot Massager
Coming in two models, you can pick from one that’s touch-controlled and another that’s remote-controlled. Both include rotation balls, a rolling stick, heating function and compression.
Pros: With three kneading intensities and three pressure levels, the device can be modified to your preference. Underneath the unit is a nonslip rubber pad to prevent slippage.
Cons: It only fits up to a men’s size 12.
7. CloudMassage Foot Massage Machine
Able to massage your feet, ankles and calves, this dual-channel design creates a comfortable base for settling your legs and provides all-over relief.
Pros: The electric model offers a deep kneading shiatsu technique that features multiple settings for heat, air compression pressure and vibration.
Cons: There is no remote control, so it may be difficult to turn on if laying on your stomach.