The device allows setting the desired massaging session duration from 15 to 30 minutes, saving you the need to keep track of the time, which is an important feature in terms of safety and comfort.
Air compression massage mode is quite noisy.
What sells this model before anything else is that it performs the functions of three massager types, letting you choose the optimal combo in accordance with the effect you'd like to achieve. The remote control provided in the kit will let you effortlessly adjust the settings.
6 massage rollers
Feet, Toes, Top feet
Shiatsu kneading, Air compression, Heating
Air compression: 3 levels of intensity
Kneading: 3 levels of intensity
Remote control, Control panel with touch buttons, Auto shut-off feature (from 15 to 30 minutes), Removable cloth cover, Non-skid feet
Up to UK 12
The massager comes complete with an ergonomic remote control that will help you adjust the kneading intensity, switch between different modes, and set the operation time without bending and leaning to the operation panel.
Sticker pads might lose their adhesive properties over time.
For those suffering from arthritis and everybody else, the EMS massager can become a solution. Generating EMS-pulses and with the sticker pads that can be attached to your leg and other body parts, it will deliver complex action, helping alleviate pain and improving the overall joint and muscle condition.
2 massage areas for feet, 4 pads for body
Feet, Toes, Neck, Shoulders, Back, Lumbar area, Abdomen, Arms, Legs
EMS (electric muscle stimulation)
99 levels of intensity
Remote control, LCD-screen, Auto shut-off feature (from 5 to 30 minutes), Non-skid feet
The top cover is made of nice-to-the-touch super-cosy plush cloth, which is wear-resistant and easy-to-wash. By removing the upper, you can apply the unit to your neck, back, legs, and other body parts.
It takes some fuss to use the heating programme on its own.
The Snailax massager stands out for its convertible design that makes it a match for relaxing all-body kneading. It combines Shiatsu massage with relaxing heat to deliver relaxing and soothing massage just where you need it. Meanwhile, adjustable settings will let you personalise massaging sessions to the max.
8 massage rollers
Feet, Toes, Neck, Shoulders, Back, Lumbar area, Abdomen, Arms, Legs
Shiatsu kneading, Heating
5 levels of intensity
Remote control, LCD-screen, 2 Heating levels, Clockwise and anti-clockwise rotation, Auto shut-off feature (15 minutes), Removable and washable cover top, Non-skid feet
Up to UK 12
Featuring a breathable 3D mesh cover, the RENPHO foot massager will promote better air circulation, minimise perspiration and ensure utmost comfort even during heated massage sessions. The cover is easy to remove and clean.
The power lead is somewhat short.
Intended for professional foot massage, this compact and ergonomically designed model by RENPHO can also be used for back, calf and hamstring massage. You can use it while watching your favourite TV show, working at your computer or drinking a cup of tea.
6 massage heads with 18 rotating nodes
Shiatsu kneading, Heating
2 levels of intensity
Control panel with touch buttons, Auto shut-off feature (15 minutes), Hygienic washable cover, Adjustable height, Non-skid feet
Up to UK 14
1 year limited
Height-adjustable feet allow users to place this foot massager comfortably wherever they want. A cord compartment makes it more compact and space-saving in storage.
Cleaning the exterior might seem somewhat tricky.
Though this foot massager has only 1 intensity level, it delivers one of the most effective types of massage that will allow you to tackle most foot issues including stiff muscles and tension. Great product for those who seek a reasonably priced foot massager to use in the privacy of their homes.
Shiatsu kneading, Heating
~ 3 kg
Ultra Hygienic and Functional Machine
For those who think of foot massagers as of something being not very hygienic, the RENPHO RF-FM059R-EU Shiatsu foot massager will be an appealing choice.
Unlike many other models, this one was made with hygiene in mind featuring a cloth cover made of quality material that does not absorb unpleasant odours. Moreover, the cover is removable, so it can be easily washed in a washing machine - an extremely important point in terms of hygiene. This all helps keep this foot massager feeling and smelling fresh even after prolonged use, making it a much more attractive option to many people than other competing models.
When it comes down to functionality, the RENPHO foot massager is no slouch as well. You'll be able to vary three massaging patterns in different combos to meet your individual needs. On top of that, you'll get three intensity levels to choose from for either a softer and more gentle kneading or more invigorating and intense massaging.
Last but not least, a built-in timer is included to set the desired session time from 15 to 30 minutes. And for your maximum convenience, all functions can be adjusted via remote control.
To conclude, designed with a hygienic aspect and user convenience in focus, the RENPHO RF-FM059R-EU is an amazingly functional and well-thought foot massager perfect for regular home use.
|Last updated price||£109.99|
Can you imagine a foot massager that you can apply not only to your feet but also to other body areas? Sounds weird? It really might sound strange and even funny until you use the PureMate foot massager and realise that everything is possible.
At a glance, the PureMate strongly resembles a kneading foot massager. However, at a closer look, you’ll see there are no built-in rollers or massaging nodes on it. What we have on hand here is a so-called EMS massager. The difference between it and the former is that instead of kneading, the PureMate applies microcurrent pulses which spread like waves throughout your muscles, ligaments, tendons, and fascicles. As a result, by intermittently contracting and relaxing your muscles, the device creates a pumping action which works wonders to improve blood circulation as well as to alleviate pain and soreness caused by excess fatigue and strain or some chronic health conditions (including the symptoms of restless leg syndrome).
Functionality-wise, the massager offers a whole bunch of modes. You can choose between 15 pre-programmed treatment modes and as many as 99 intensity settings, making it a suitable solution for just about everyone. It is also a versatile product. Thanks to the long wires the electrode gel pads come with, it can be attached to any part of your body, be it arms, shoulders, hips, back or even neck, with ease. The pads are pleasant to the touch and perfectly retain their adhesive quality, which makes them suitable for repeated use.
Overall, with the PureMate, you’ll be able to experience a completely different massaging technic like that delivered by TENS units. Not only does it bring relaxation and comfort, but also it provides a medicinal effect making sure your body doesn't ache and you feel invigorated and healthy.
|Last updated price||£99.00|
Convertible Design for Full-Body Massage
Sometimes, the only thing you need at the end of a hard and gruelling day is just a relaxing massage to soothe your body and make your mind calm down. And while visiting a manual therapist every now and then is not an option, the Snailax massager can give you just what you need, without the help of third persons, and in the comfort of your own home.
Though called a foot massager, the Snailax is much more than that. At a glance, it really looks like a regular foot massager. The base accommodates 4 rolling nods for each foot and the top cover is made of nice-to-the-touch and super-cosy soft cloth that will make your feet feel comfy and warm once you slip them in. However, what makes this massager stand out is its convertible design. Thus, the top cover has a zipper, so you can easily remove it to get a square-shaped flat massaging panel to be applied to any other part that needs massaging, be it legs and arms or a neck and back.
The technology behind the Snailax is a combo of Shiatsu kneading and a heating function. Depending on your body kneads, you can use those modes at once or independently to break the knots, shake off the muscle tension, and relieve the painful sensations in your muscles and limbs. Besides, there will be 5 levels of intensity at your disposal to vary the kneading force to your personal comfort.
Notably, the detachable top cover can be washed to keep it clean and hygienic and a remote control included in the package will make the massager adjustments a breeze. In addition, if you suddenly fall asleep during the massage, the unit comes preset to automatic shut-off in 15 minutes of continuous work.
To cut a long story short, the Snailax massager is a great all-around model ideal for home use that will deliver relaxing kneading and targeted warmth just where you need it most.
|Last updated price||£45.04|
Enhance Your General Wellbeing
Allowing to relieve pain and fatigue, daily foot massage can also help to improve blood flow, promote better sleep and enhance your general wellbeing. This RENPHO shiatsu foot massager can be recommended for both home and office use. Featuring a large platform, the machine fits up to 14 men's size, which makes it a fantastic choice for a family.
For massaging your feet from toe to heel, this functional unit is equipped with 6 massage heads and 18 deep rotating massage nodes that mimic professional massage techniques. The machine uses its rotating heads for kneading and nodes for shiatsu massage. With 2 levels of intensity, it is easy to adjust the unit's operation to perfectly suit your needs. The front height of the massager can also be adjusted. Alternatively, this unit can be used for massaging your calves and back.
An optional heating function (this function can be turned on/off separately) will come in very useful during cold and wet weather. It will also help to relieve tense muscles and provide utmost relaxation just when you need it. Meanwhile, a breathable 3D mesh cover that can be removed for easy cleaning will ensure comfortable use even in hot weather.
In a word, the RENPHO foot and calf massager is a fantastic choice for both home and office use. Thanks to its optional heating function, the device can be used on daily basis any time of the year.
|Last updated price||£69.99|
Excellent Solution for Your Tired Feet
After a long day standing or walking, your feet are likely to feet tired, aching or heavy at the end of the day. Sounds like you? Then you should make sure to pamper your feet with a special treatment which will allow you to prevent unpleasant conditions and even serious diseases caused by overworked and strained muscles. That's where you might want to consider the FM-TS9-GB foot massager.
The feature of this massager is that it includes 18 massage rollers, which is plenty enough to ensure an invigorating heel-to-toe massage for anyone, regardless of their foot size. It works based on a Shiatsu concept and incorporates a high-end mechanism allowing it to knead every bit of your sole while stimulating its nerve ends, toning muscles, and soothing muscle tension, stiffness and fatigue. One other great benefit is that it has a heating function - it will add a warming effect helping to improve blood circulation for better results. It will also be useful when the winter comes and you want to quickly warm your feet.
Regarding usability features, the standout of the FM-TS9-GB foot massager is that it has a special compartment for neat and compact storage of the cord when not in use. Besides, it features a 20-minute automatic shut-off - a handy add-on, saving you the trouble of having to keep track of the time. In fact, thanks to this function, there's nothing stopping you from taking a nap during the massage session - simply kick back and enjoy.
In all, with the HoMedics FM-TS9-GB, taking care of your feet will be easy. Featuring as many as 18 massage rollers and a heating function, it will make sure your legs 'feel' good and do not hurt, no matter what you do during a day.
What Is a Foot Massager?
Nothing can be compared to a foot massage. This procedure relieves stress and Charlie horses, reduces fatigue and helps improve general well-being. Furthermore, kneading improves blood circulation and prevents the occurrence of varicose veins and spasms in gastrocnemius muscles. Foot massager machines utilise sensitive points and nerve endings located in a human's feet which connect to other body parts and organs. Having such a massager is especially important for those people who spend a lot of time on foot such as service workers, sportsmen, etc. The only question is, which foot massager among all available options will be the most suitable for your needs. To help you make up your mind, we've prepared this comprehensive review of the best foot massagers where we compare five effective models and highlight their main advantages so you can take your pick.
In case you often have pain in your back, we recommend you to look towards back massagers and neck massagers. These will help to relieve severe pain in muscles, improve your health, and help you stay young for much longer!
What Features to Compare
First of all, you should take into consideration the type of foot massager you need. There are compression, roller, combined foot massagers as well as hydromassage units. Let's consider various kinds of foot massage machines!
- Compression foot massagers are made of several cushions producing undulating motions due to the inner air circulation. The massage quality is determined by the number of cushions a massage machine features.
- Roller massagers perform translational-rotational motions for deep kneading of feet and calves. Some models feature a vibrating mechanism for an advanced effect. Furthermore, most of them have adjustable speed and massage intensity.
- Most combined massager models represent an alliance of a roller massager and its compression counterpart. Machines of such type are multifunctional and effective in maintenance.
- Hydromassage foot bath tubs affect your feet by water jets and mechanical waves. It should be pointed out that contrast hydro massage tubs, capable of not only heating but also cooling water are extremely popular today.
- Finally, such models as ultrasound and magnetic massagers should be pointed out. They are great for strengthening blood vessels.
Target Zones and Types of Massage
When buying a massager machine, it is right to expect it to perform its functions really well so that you won't need to go visit a skilful rubber. With that in mind, manufacturers produce foot massage machines that can produce Shiatsu kneading, heating massage, vibrating massage, hydro massage, and many more. Regarding Shiatsu kneading, it's based on simultaneous massaging and stimulating acupuncture zones. It can quickly help you to relax and alleviate leg swelling. A heat mode can help make your muscles more string, bringing plenty of benefits for sportsmen and those involved in exercises. Vibrating massage acts on nerve endings, skin, and muscle tissue, resulting in blood vessels expansion, blood circulation improvement, and alleviation of swelling. The benefits of hydro massage include quick pain relief, lymph flow improvement, and muscles relaxation. If you suffer from neuralgia, you should be using an ultrasound massager. Aside from helping the symptoms of a pain condition, it can help improve skin regeneration as well. A magnetic foot massager will be perfect for those who suffer from a platypodia or other leg diseases.
Functionality and Conveniences
Functionality and conveniences are what you should consider next. The majority of modern massagers come fitted with easy-to-reach control buttons, providing quick access for choosing an operation mode and can be set to run in auto mode, in which the massager will change the settings automatically. Some models will also be suitable for kneading thighs, gastrocnemius muscles, and calves.
When it comes to hydromassage foot tubs, the main advantage of these units is that they allow you to massage particular leg areas by directing the water jet however you need. As an added bonus, most of them come with a pumice stone letting you flake off rough skin and get rid of calluses pain-free.
Another thing which you should pay attention to when selecting a foot massager is its dimensions. Larger machines which usually pack plenty of functions are better used as stationary units while if you plan on carrying it with you, it'll be better to look in the direction of more compact models. Consider the size and make sure it'll fit nicely.
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