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Foot Massager Types

Who doesn’t need foot pampering after a busy day or week?

It is one of the simplest ways to relax so it’s not surprising to learn that many people would want to have a great leg massager at home.

I prefer to stay at home after a stressful day instead of going to a spa so it makes sense for me to get one for my home. If you’re like me, you may be interested to find out which one you should get. This will depend on many factors such as your home space and cost. Here are some of the most popular types for your ankles, feet, and other body parts.

Best Calf and Ankle Massagers

Human Touch Reflex SOL Massager

I often get leg cramps after walking or standing for a long period. This is one of the reasons why I was interested in calf and ankle massagers. I think what’s really great about this type of massage machine for feet is that it works not only on your feet but calves and ankles as well. It’s the only leg massager on the market which can massage the knees and thighs as well. You may want to get one that has heat therapy. It has a synergistic combination of actions which gives you a truly relaxing and rejuvenating massage. I like how this wellness machine has kneading and soothing vibration are able to soothe tired muscles and get rid of soreness and fatigue. There are also leg massagers that have custom settings so you can adjust the settings depending on your level of comfort.

Best Foot Massagers

MediMassager MMF06 foot massager

Many people are interested in the best leg massagers to help them de-stress without having to get out of their homes. I like how it’s being used by doctors and therapists around the world to help people with problems in circulation or severe feet and leg pain. However, it’s important that you know what features to look for in one. You may also want to consider its size as you have to make sure you will have a space in your home for it. What’s important for me is one that has an ergonomic design so that I feel comfortable while using it. The foot massager that I got wasn’t comfortable at first but as I used it in the next days, it started to get more relaxing. It is also ideal to get one that has a fabric that can be removed so you can clean it. If not, you may want to use a pair of socks while using it. Leg massagers of this type cost $80 to $700 depending on the brand and features.

Best Foot Spas – Massaging Foot Baths

Kendal FBD1023 foot spa

If you want to have a foot spa and not just a massage experience at home, consider getting the massaging foot bath. I enjoy foot baths as it gives you massage vibrations, bubbles, and heats all in a single-use. This type of leg massage machine usually comes with three different massaging attachments to make your home foot massage experience even better. Some hydro-therapy leg massagers have a soft lower-calf rest so you can comfortably rest your feet and take the pressure off it. I suggest you get one that comes with controls so you can change the settings without having to bend over. You may want to get a model that is deep enough to hold plenty of water.

Best Foot Rollers

It is ideal to get accessories such as the feet massage rollers to enhance your massager. Compact and sturdy rollers help in soothing tired arches and feet. It easily applies enough pressure on your feet with its soft gripping pads to give you a relaxing massage. Many massage rollers make a funny sound when you use it but this should not be a big deal. I usually use it in the morning as it helps loosen up the tightness in my feet. It really helps me feel more relaxed before going to work. It also helps stimulate circulation while reducing stress in your feet. Its price ranges from $15 to $25.


There are different brands and types of feet and leg massagers in the market to find one that suits your needs. You may want to check out online stores to get good deals and buy it at a lower price. It is also a good idea to ask friends and family to recommend the best foot massager. It is a good investment as it will help you feel relaxed and de-stressed. The best foot massagers can also benefit your health particularly if you are having problems with your feet. Tired and stressed feet can affect your daily routine so take good care of it at all times.

There are numerous types of massage machines starting from affordable handheld massagers up to full body massage chairs.

Any of these massagers will help you relax, energize, or reduce stress. The following are the best in my opinion and can make you feel like you just had to treat yourself to a luxurious spa day.

types of massagers

Foot Massagers

Many women complain about sore feet after a long day at work. The perfect way to get rid of that feeling is to use a quality foot massager that fits your needs.

It gives your feet that sort of feel that you are getting a deep-kneading Shiatsu massage. The secret is that these massagers have rollers that provide a rolling kneading massage to your lower extremities.

After turning it on, you might want to put some pillows behind it so the feet will perfectly sit on top of the massager while you’re comfortably lounging on a chair.

The ‘boot type’ best foot massager models, as the name implies, simultaneously give a vibrating and rolling/kneading treatment to these areas of your legs. The massager has raised areas that target the pressure points of your feet.

The only issue I have with this type of massager is that it might not be too comfortable to use for people with big calves because they might have a hard time trying to fit their legs on the massager. It is also relatively heavy. But overall, it works best with achy legs!

Foot Spas

Another type of massager worth mentioning is the massaging foot spas.

For those of us on our feet all day for work, it’s important to unwind and reenergize before getting back to it again the next day. Of the many ways to do this, getting a foot massage is one way many people would like to do often, but can’t. Spa treatments are expensive, and they take time. Going to the spa is not a luxury everybody can afford.

The solution is to bring the spa to you! Foot spa massagers can be a delightful experience to come home to after a long day and an excellent addition to any home. Being able to have the contentment that spa visits leave you with all in the comfort of your home can change everything. Relieving soreness is also essential for you to be able to give your all at work the next day.

Foot spas can give you massages involving acupressure and shiatsu just like one at the spa would feel. While your feet are soaking, they will also experience heat and hydrotherapy techniques to relieve soreness. Water temperature can be as high or low as you want and your massage can be customized as well.

Related Reading: uComfy Shiatsu And Heated Foot And Leg Massager Reviews

Massage Cushions

Massage cushions with heat are perfect in targeting broader areas of your middle and upper back.

After using a massage cushion, I felt like I just got out of a complete back treatment at a spa.

It is pretty flexible to use because you can either put it on a chair and just sit straight on it so your neck reaches the neck massager or you can put this on a reclining chair for a more aggressive massage. Or you also have the option of doing the neck and back massage at the same time or separately. Either way works fine, in my opinion.

Neck Massagers

If you are prone to suffering from a stiff neck after waking up or being on a computer for so long, you will find a neck massager to be really useful.

Usually, neck massagers have rotating balls covered with cloth, so they don’t cause your skin to feel too hot (even when the heat is on) after using them. The design allows you to put the device around your neck.

It is pretty simple to use. You can pull the edges of the massager closer to your neck if you want a deep kneading or just simply let it rest on your shoulders if you want a lighter massage. If you are still using the old hand massagers, you might want to try switching to this one.

Related Reading: SPT Reflexology Foot Massagers Review

Massage Pillows

Massage pillows with heat are perfect to have if you do not have the time to go to a spa. These pillows are very stylish and always come in handy.

To some, the massage pillow may appear too big, but I never thought it to be bulky because it sits comfortably in all areas I use it to (even on my glutes).

After you press the button, it will start to work its magic and have its rotating heads add pressure to your muscles to release tension.

It also gives off heat to soothe aching areas especially the back area! That combination of pressure from the rotating heads and heat makes it a perfect massager to get rid of back pain. My back felt really nice and relaxed after I used it.

Hypervolt Massager

Timtam Power Massager

What is next?

There are a few more types of massage machines that should be reviewed:

  • handheld massagers
  • massage chairs

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