If we could get massages every day, we would, but unless the lottery ticket sitting in our wallet has the winning numbers, that’s not likely to happen. Or is it? Enter, the at-home foot massager. Whether you’ve had a long day of standing or just want to relax and put your feet up, a foot massage feels pretty darn good. Paying a massage therapist to take care of your feet on a daily, weekly or even monthly basis can add up, but with a powerful and affordable foot massager, you can pamper your feet in the comfort of your own home whenever you want.
Foot massages feel great and they also have several health benefits. Regular foot massages can help improve circulation in the feet and legs. Muscles can be stimulated and tension that is held in the feet and legs can be reduced, leading an overall feeling of better health. Foot massages can also help to prevent injuries for athletes, those who like to work out, or anyone who spends a large portion of their day on their feet. For the flat-footed, massages can help to lessen the pain caused by collapsed arches. A foot massage can also help aid in overall relaxation, which is a great mood booster.
If you’re ready to give your feet a break, check out our top picks for the best at-home foot massagers.
1. Nekteck Foot Massager
The Nekteck Foot Massager has six massaging heads and 18 rotating massaging nodes that give your feet the ultimate hands-free massage. The built-in heater helps relieve muscle tension in feet and can be adjusted up to three levels based on personal preference. The power button on the Nekteck is placed in the middle of the massager and can be turned on and off with the touch of the toe, a great feature for those who have issues bending down. This button also allows users to move through the different modes. When it’s time to move the massager, a built-in storage section for the power cord and handle make it portable and convenient to store.
Pros: Three power modes, can be adjusted by using a toe, convenient to store.
Cons: The Nektek only has one heat setting.
2. RENPHO Foot Massager
Rotate, roll and heat your feet to a relaxed and comfortable new state using the RENPHO Foot Massager. The powerful massager is designed with three kneading and three squeezing intensities to provide users with a range of options for their needs. The soothing heat function can be used independently of the massager, giving users the option to simply heat their feet without the added pressure from the Shiatsu function. The touch panel on the Renpho can be activated by the user’s foot, eliminating the need to bend over. An auto-timer allows users to set the massager to 15 or 30 minutes and an auto-shutoff feature is built-in for added safety. The massager can fit most feet up to a men’s size 12 and we also like that the cloth foot sleeve is detachable and washable.
Pros: Heating function and various massage modes, timer and auto shut-off feature, detachable foot sleeve for easy cleaning.
Cons: The Renpho does not come with a remote control and users who are unable to bend over or manipulate the touchpad with their feet may want to look at a different model.
3. TheraFlow Dual Foot Massager Roller
The TheraFlow Dual Foot Massager Roller Uses acupuncture and acupressure therapy to relieve Plantar fasciitis, neuropathy and other foot-related pain. Made from polished Theaceae wood, the TheraFlow features 10 independently moving rollers that help stimulate blood flow and target trigger points in the feet. The massager also includes a chart to help users understand reflexology. Weighing just over 1.5 pounds, the portable massager is a great value for anyone looking for a quick and easy way to give themselves a restorative foot massage.
Pros: No batteries or cords needed, lightweight, targets trigger points.
Cons: Users will have to move their feet to activate the massager.
4. FIT KING Leg Air Massager for Foot and Calf Circulation Massage
The FIT KING Leg Air Massager for Foot and Calf Circulation Massage is an air massager that uses two airbags controlled by a handheld remote to massage and relieve pressure on calves and feet. The massager improves circulation and helps decrease swelling with 10 programmable massages available. The massager can easily be adjusted on the user’s legs, making them a great product to help relieve fatigue in calves and feet for anyone. Ideal for improving circulation, recovering after a strenuous workout, relieving leg fatigue, or simply relaxing, users can choose from two massage modes and three levels of intensity.
Pros: Foot and leg massage, multiple modes and levels of intensity, universal fit.
Cons: The motor is quite loud.
5. MaxKare Foot Spa and Bath Massager
Turn your home into a mini-spa with the ultimate relaxation tool. The MaxKare Foot Spa and Bath Massager soothes feet by maintaining the user’s desired water temperature between 95-118 degrees Fahrenheit. There are sixteen massage rollers on the bottom of the bath that users can activate with their feet and target trigger points. A vibrating and bubble mode to help ease tension in the feet. A large digital display makes it easy for users to check the temperature of the water and change the bath’s settings. We also like that the bath is designed with overheat protection, helping users to fully relax while enjoying the benefits of the MaxKare.
Pros: Maintains desired water temperature, massage rollers for trigger points, overheat protection for safety.
Cons: The bubble function is weak.
6. Snailax 2-in-1 Shiatsu Massager
Feet and necks endure a lot of stress and pressure, so why not get a massager that works on both? With the Snailax 2-in-1 Shiatsu Massager, users can get a heated shiatsu massage for their feet that helps improve circulation and relax tense muscles. By simply zipping off the top half of the massager, users can now target their tired and tense neck muscles by laying on the pillow-shaped massager. Eight powerful shiatsu balls deliver an intense massage that includes circulating and vibrating movements. The massager is designed with convenient features for users, including a nonslip base and a removable cover that is machine washable. The massager also has a wired remote (no more misplacing your wireless remote!) that makes it simple to adjust the setting of the massager.
Pros: Foot and neck combo massager, heated and shiatsu options, connected remote control.
Cons: The Snailax does not include a high heat level.