After a long tiring day, you must be feeling exhausted, dehydrated, drained of energy and stressed. That’s how your feet feels too. A foot spa provides a luxurious feeling as you soak your feet into that warm bubbly water that can give a relaxing vibration.
Here are 5 of the best foot spas of 2017 that’ll submerge and drown your stress. You can also read our reviews of each foot spa machine here.
Please Note: This table is for water foot spa machines which some models have a built-in massager. If you suffer from serious foot aches and pains, you may want to try a dry electric foot massager instead.Mobile and tablet users just swipe across...
|Type of Massage||Vibration & Bubbles||Vibration & Bubbles||Vibration & Bubbles||Vibration & Bubbles||Vibration & Bubbles|
|Included Accessories||• 6 x Removable Massage Rollers|
• 3 x Changeable Pedicure Attachments
|Removable Massage Roller||Removable Massage Rollers||• 3 x Changeable Pedicure Attachments|
• Removable Aroma Container
|• 4 x Removable Massage Rollers
• 3 x Changeable Pedicure Attachments With Hanger
|Warranty||3 years||3 years||1 year||3 years||3 years|
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Top Features – Best Foot Spas
Our Rating – This is based on our own research in product testing and user feedback. Clicking on each product takes you to Amazon’s product page where you can read reviews on the foot spa massager you’re interested in.
Best Value / Top Rated – Products that we consider to excel in a certain area such as value for money, reputation or technology have been given one of our aforementioned labels of recognition.
Magnetic Field Therapy – This is the use of magnets to maintain health. These include joint problems, (such as arthritis), injuries to muscles, ligaments and tendons and general aches and pains.
Water Heater – Does it have a water heating function to heat the water to a specific temperature?
Keep Warm – This is different to the water heater function as a ‘keep warm’ function can only help to maintain water temperature to a certain degree.
Timer – A foot spa with a timer is very useful because you can set it to automatically turn off after a certain period of time just incase you fall asleep while using the foot spa.
Non-Slip – Does it have non-slip rubber feet to hold the machine in place?
Price – If you want to know the price of any of the models, just click on the Buy Now button or Check Price and you’ll be redirected to the product page on Amazon.co.uk. The reason we don’t put prices is because they constantly change and there are so many sellers offering different prices.
Our 5 Best Foot Spa Massagers Video Review
If you prefer to watch a quick rundown of our 5 best foot spa massagers instead, then just press play on the video above.
Alternatively, you can also read our foot spa reviews of each model in our top 5 to get a more detailed insight.
How Will a Foot Spa Help You?
A home foot spa is a small plastic tub with raised nodes (they look like small raised ball shapes) that is designed for your feet to sit in and soak with water. It releases bubbles or a vibration in the tub which acts as a massage for your feet. The best foot spas should have these options already with a few adjustable settings.
Foot spa is sometimes referred to as a foot spa massager as well because of the massage action. It also involves the process of reflexology which releases tension and pressure in your body by focusing on your feet.
Many people tend to turn to spa treatments to relax, re-energise and release stress but not everyone has time to do this especially when we desperately need it at the end of a long day. This is the reason why home foot spas have grown in popularity over the years.
The benefits of using a foot spa machine are:
- Aches and pains in your feet are relieved as the stiffness in your muscles are soothed by the vibration and jets.
- Painful swelling in your feet is reduced as the vibration relaxes the muscles, ligaments and tendons in your feet.
- Hygienic – feet are cleaned which helps with excessive perspiration (causing your feet to smell) and bacteria are prevented from settling into cuts or blisters in your feet.
- It increases your blood circulation with a bubbles jet massage.
- Your body is detoxified which will help with headaches, indigestion and improve your immune system.
- It helps with insomnia, depression, fatigue and SAD sufferers as energy levels are increased.
- Your skin is rehydrated which will soften rough skin or callouses which prepares them for exfoliation.
If you have ever been for a pedicure, you will know that beauty salons use a foot spa massager as part of the pedicure process because it softens the rough skin in your feet. Some people tend to use a foot spa for this purpose only.
A foot spa is suitable for most users and it has even been known to be used by young children who have already learned to walk. However, the people that can benefit most from a foot spa are:
- Arthritis Sufferers – Stiffness can be eased which will help to increase mobility as your aching and swollen joints are relaxed. It is best used in the morning for this and when used before bedtime, it will ease tension built up in your joints which will help you sleep better. If the feet are elevated after each use, this will further help to reduce painful swelling. If you have serious arthritis, you should also take a look at an electric foot massager which will be much more effective in this area.
- Pregnant Women – It can help those in their second and third trimesters when swelling and tension is more prominent in the feet at this stage. The temperature of the water should be kept at their body temperature at the time for safety reasons. However, it is advisable a doctor should be consulted before use.
- People Who Suffer from Depression – Studies have shown that a warm foot bath can help to improve moods as circulation is boosted throughout the body which results in the energy levels increasing.
Unfortunately, a foot spa is not suitable for diabetics, people with a pacemaker, anyone with cardiac problems or is taking medication that regulates the heart. Please note, it is always important to consult your doctor before embarking on spa treatments if you have any medical conditions.
Here’s a demonstration video on how to use the Beurer FB50 Foot Spa Massager.
How to Reap All the Benefits of Your Foot Spa
In addition to a soak and massage for your feet, the use of essential oils can target specific problems therapeutically. Here is how some oils can help:
- Tea tree oil – increases your immune system, revives the body and mind and helps to fight off bacterial and fungal infections which is ideal for people who have just had surgery or those with athletes foot.
- Camomile oil – known best for its calming and relaxing abilities but it also has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and digestive therapeutic properties. When it is diluted into your foot bath, it helps to ease muscle and arthritis pain and reduces swelling.
- Cypress oil – has a calming and soothing effect but also contains deodorant and antiseptic abilities. This will help with excessive perspiration which is a cause of foot odour. Rheumatic pain can also be eased due to the soothing properties.
- Rosemary oil – it is effective for boosting circulation and for natural pain relief. Just a few drops in your foot bath will help ease the tiredness in your feet as well as any cramps, stiffness and aches.
Dissolving a cup of Epsom Salt into your warm foot bath can help to get rid of foot odour and heal fungal infections and ingrowing toe nails. This is also particularly helpful for those with athlete’s foot as well.
However the main purpose of Epsom Salt is that it serves to flush the toxins from your skin cells due to the magnesium and sulphate compounds found in it. The electrolyte levels in your body are regulated which will help to reduce swelling, ease muscle and joint pains and boosts blood circulation.
Taking Care of Your Feet After a Foot Spa Treatment
After your feet has had a good soak and massage for about 15 – 30 minutes, make sure you clean them thoroughly with a clean dry towel. For hygiene reasons, leaving your feet wet can cause bacteria to form which will result in the growth of a verruca or wart.
Once your feet are dried, you have the option to exfoliate with a foot file (have a look at the Top 5 Best Electric Foot Files article for suggestions) but if you do this, make sure you clean off the excess skin and dry your feet again. Of if you don’t need to exfoliate, finish off by massaging in some moisturising cream or oil to keep your feet smooth and soft.