Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)
And while we’ve covered massage chairs and recliners, and back massagers (plus this power tool that does double duty), here we’ve rounded up the best foot massagers, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.
Best-rated electric foot massager
Along with having the most positive reviews of all electric foot massagers on Amazon, this heated shiatsu model is also a hit among Strategist readers. Earlier this year, it was one of our best-selling products, not surprising when you consider that Amazon reviewers describe it as “wonderful,” “amazing,” and the “best investment EVER.” Three reviewers are “obsessed” with this foot massager, and one even says it’s “so much better than [a] human massage therapist.”
A professional massage therapist who purchased one writes, “it hits all the meridian trigger points in the feet to work the whole body systematically,” so that “at the end of the treatment, not only are your feet relaxed, but [your entire] body” as well. Those who spend most of the day on their feet — like teachers, retail workers, and hairdressers — are big fans, including one who says “my husband is tired of me begging him to rub my feet every night [and] this mimics a real massage.” Another raves, “your eyes actually roll back in your head when using it.”
Best-rated (less expensive) electric foot massager
“An amazing device at an amazing price,” according to one reviewer, this affordable foot massager stands out because of its fleece-lined “fluffy slipper-look” that another reviewers says makes it “soft and warm.” Because it keeps feet “toasty,” according to a reviewer, it’s an ideal gift for “those people that always have cold feet.” Other happy users write, “this is PERFECT to warm my feet up and the massage part feels so nice,” and “this has been a perfect machine to keep the blood flowing and soothe my feet.” Plus, the fleece hood can be removed for washing and the device will work as a back massager as well.
Best electric shiatsu foot massager
Thanks to the heating function and 18 rotating massage heads, reviewers agree that this powerful foot massager can soothe even the sorest of feet. “After a few minutes on this machine, my feet feel like new,” says one reviewer, and another writes, “after just the first use, I could feel relief in my feet.” A reviewer who suffers from plantar fasciitis loves that “you will find yourself grinding that sore foot into the spinning balls, knowing that your pain in each step is a fading memory.” And one who says she spends all day on her feet writes, “it has me moaning in pleasure the minute my feet are on it.”
Best electric shiatsu foot massager with compression
Using compression to boost circulation, along with heat, rolling, and kneading for working out sore feet, this powerful massager gets a lot of love from reviewers. “My feet were going numb and often I found it hard to even stand,” writes one reviewer, “but after using this massager at least once a day I feel like a million bucks.” Many reviewers agree with this one who says it “gives me a better night sleep, [as] the compression by the airbags squeezes away tension and stiffness.”
Best electric shiatsu foot and calf massager
If you’re looking for a massager that extends up the calf, this one left a reviewer “over-the-top thrilled,” and many other share the sentiment, writing that it “hurts so good,” “felt like fingers were gently massaging my legs and feet,” and “is a game-changer for me.” Several reviewers agree with this one who calls the massager “honestly one of the best purchases I’ve ever made.” Another reviewer writes, “I slept good without restless legs which I suffer from every night,” and a former personal trainer says, “it literally turns your feet to rubber, it’s that complete.”
Best electric shiatsu foot massager for large feet
One of our all-time favorite gifts for moms and dads, this heated shiatsu massager is also beloved by Amazon reviewers because it can accommodate feet of all sizes. One reviewer, who gifted this to her fiancé, writes “the foot beds are large enough for his size 12 feet and someone with smaller feet can use it as well.” Another reviewer, who says a different machine “could not massage the whole foot at the same time,” writes, “I wear a size 10 women’s shoe and there is room to spare for larger feet.” Overall, no matter your foot size, as one satisfied owner says, “This massager gets an A++ for being easy to use and feeling good.”
Best electric foot massager for plantar fasciitis
“I don’t know if I have purchased a more delightful item,” claims one reviewer about this heated massager. Lots of reviewers with painful plantar fasciitis are big fans. One writes, “this will be a part of my daily routine from now on. I have no doubt the entire structure of my feet will improve,” and another says, “I am officially obsessed. It feels amazing and my feet feel amazing after use.” Others like that it “focuses on the bottom of the foot where I’ve experienced plantar fasciitis,” and has rollers that are “ just the right size to massage the muscles on the plantar area.”
Best electric foot massager for pain and numbness
“If you have circulation problems or nerve damage to your feet, you can’t find a better remedy than this massager,” claims one reviewer, and many others — some with circulation issues linked to diabetes or chemotherapy — agree. “This device has completely solved my foot numbness, bone-chilled feeling, and discomfort,” writes one reviewer with chronically cold feet, and goes on to say, “I’m hooked and I LOVE the feeling of aliveness in my lower legs, feet and toes!” Interestingly, it doesn’t use any heat, but rather warms the feet by increasing circulation. Another user with leg swelling reports, “since receiving my unit, 95 percent of the swelling is gone and I no longer feel that turning-to-wood or stone feeling in my lower legs.”
Best electric foot massager with a remote control
Many reviewers love that “you can customize your own massage” with this massager that has different settings for kneading, heat, and air pressure. One reviewer says, “after comparing every possible foot massager on Amazon I chose this one because it’s the only one that lets you control kneading and air compression separately.” And while there is the option of buying a slightly cheaper model without the remote control, this reviewer writes, “I recommend including a remote since you’re probably not going to feel like having to bend over every time you want to adjust your massage. That way you can just lay back and enjoy without the extra effort.”
Best electric foot massager spa
For an at-home pedicure experience without the salon expense, reviewers love this warming and massaging foot spa. “The bubbles were stronger than expected, as was the massage,” writes one reviewer, “30 minutes using this felt better than an hour with a heating pad.” Another says, “I would recommend this spa to anyone looking to cut out pedicure costs at the salon,” and this reviewer agrees: “After using the foot spa, I don’t need to go to the pedicure salon anymore.”
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