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The Best Foot Massagers on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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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 worthwhile. While we’ve covered massage chairs and recliners, and back massagers (plus this power tool that does double duty), here we’re zeroing in on the best foot massagers available on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best shiatsu foot massagers

Cloud Massage Foot and Calf Shiatsu Massager

“I am over-the-top thrilled by this new foot massager. Immediately after my first use, I knew beyond the shadow of any doubt that this is by far the best investment I have ever made in and/or for myself! First, it has a patented bar that allows you to change the machine to various positions. Multiple angles, straight up and down (for calf massage) or flat, like the ONLY position other massagers offer. This is a heated, vibrating, deep-kneading shiatsu type of foot massager and has these air bags that squeeze in and out at various pressures, which is awesome for circulation issues. I was in heaven after I started this shiatsu foot massager the first time I used it on my tired, aching feet! Each default session lasts 15 minutes. I went four times in a row … not kidding! I will be recommending this to everyone I know.”

Miko Shiatsu Foot Massager

“I love this machine! It has pretty much given me my old feet back! I suffered for a year with plantar fasciitis, saw the podiatrist and had painful shots, tried inserts, new shoes, stretches, everything. Within a week of massaging twice a day, the relief began. I keep it under my desk and use it everyday, and my feet are pretty much back to normal. It’s worth every penny!!”

Nekteck Foot Massager

“I don’t know if I have purchased a more delightful item. I’ve had neuropathy in my left foot for a year and a half and had EVERY form of treatment. While this certainly doesn’t ‘cure’ my issue, it sure does bring relief. It gets very warm, but does cycle on and off with the heat source. I do have high arches and must say, it doesn’t always hit the arch as well as it could (which they do tell you in the product description), but you can manipulate your feet up and down the rollers to hit any location you wish. I cannot recommend this item highly enough. I tried one of the $150 HoMedics foot/calf massagers at Bed Bath & Beyond the other day, and it seriously holds nothing on this item … and at half the price. If you are reading this review right now, don’t waste another moment deciding, just buy it!”

HoMedics Triple Action Shiatsu Foot Massager

“I’ve got plantar fasciitis in both feet. Anyone who’s ever had it knows it’s not fun. From the balls of my feet down to my heels, this feels sooo good on my feet. I do calf exercises, I have the rocker, the night boot, orthotic inserts, but the PF inevitably returns. Using this in the evenings before bed has been making getting out of bed the next morning so much less painful. It’s getting pretty nice to take those first steps in the morning without hobbling in pain like a decrepit old goat.”

Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager

“THIS THING IS AMAZING. I have extreme plantar fasciitis in my right heel, and after a long day, this massager smooths it away like magic. It’s strange because a foot massage from my husband is actually quite painful for my heel usually, but this device is soothing and relaxing … just be warned, you will be worthless after about 30 minutes … usually followed by a nap. Best $60 I’ve spent in a long time.”

Beurer Shiatsu Foot Massager

“I scoured foot massagers and their reviews, and this one seemed to be the best. I was still skeptical about it, but after owning it for a couple of months … I love this foot massager, and it is an absolute must for anyone in the nursing profession who spends endless hours on their feet. The three heads (I guess that’s what they’re called) more than cover the entire length of my foot, and the heated function helps to sooth and ease the ache. I wear socks because it gets hot and my feet are a little wimpy. I use and enjoy this foot massager so much that I recommended to everyone and have even purchased one as a gift for a pregnant family member — who also loves it.”

SereneLife Shiatsu Foot Massager

“Thought it would be a good foot massager, but I never imagined how good it would really be. I pretty much work seven days a week, so I’m always on my feet. They get tired and they ache, daily. This machine digs into the tissue and really works out all of the tension and pain. Some reviews have claimed that this machine is painful, and I’ll admit, it is intense, but I personally love that intensity. Worth every penny!”

Best Choice Products Shiatsu Foot Massager

“Best gift to give. We bought ourselves one and everybody who tries it is so wowed! We gift them out for holidays, and they are the most appreciated gifts ever. My in-law totes hers along everywhere; it’s almost funny! Go ahead and buy two because everyone in your house will fight over it.”

Relaxzen Shiatsu Foot Massager with Heat

“This is so comforting and relaxing. It’s just enough pressure, but not enough to be painful, and the rollers run in opposing circles when you push the button (handheld). The heat is an added bonus that I wasn’t sure I’d like, but it really warms up the muscles and is just a relaxing experience after being on your feet all day. You can sit in a chair to use it, and it has an automatic shut off. It’s an attractive gray color, and easily hides away under the couch. Exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend.”

Best foot-massage rollers

TheraFlow Dual Foot Massager Roller

“I have plantar fasciitis, and have been looking for ways to help relieve the discomfort in my feet. This product has been AMAZING. I keep it at the side of my bed, so I can use it every night before bed and each morning when I wake up. It feels SO GOOD; it’s one of those things that once you use it, you don’t know how you ever got through life without it! Not only does it relieve pain but it helps me start my day feeling a little bit more energized, and as a mom of three, every little bit helps!!”

Pasnity Spiky Foot Massage Roller Set

“Surprisingly awesome. The little balls have strong spikes that really help relieve pain. I thought the long one would be the better one, but the longer spikes from the ball actually help more. Happy I didn’t buy the $200-plus electronic massagers. This is perfect under my desk.”

Simple Spectra Foot Massager Roller and Spiky Ball Therapy Set

“Recently started training for a race and was stopped in my tracks with a bad case of plantar fasciitis. This set of massager roller and spiky balls helped me within days. I may have been a little aggressive on day one with the massager, which brought tears to my eyes. The next day, my arch was a little sore. But after a week of treating the arch with this set, using a foam roller on my calf, and icing a few times a day, my pain is gone and I am back to training. Not pushing as hard this time though!”

Body Back Foot Star 2-Inch Massage Ball

“I don’t get out of bed without using these Footstars on the soles of my feet. I have paid a fortune for foot massagers, only to grow tired of them, as they don’t reach deep enough into my plantar fascia. This is the best that I have found, the price can’t be beat, and it’s easy to clean. I have purchased several pairs of these to leave in different areas of my house and in our trailer.”

Best foot spa massager

Ivation Foot Spa Massager

“This thing is amazing. I only wish I actually used it more often. The two main features that really make this special for me are the depth of the basin and the heat feature. Compared to other foot baths I’ve used, this thing is like comparing a well to a cereal bowl. You have plenty of space to completely cover your feet without worrying about splashing. The absolute best thing though is the heater. You get to set a specific temperature you want, and it will raise the heat up and maintain it. Every other foot bath I’ve used has a warming feature that is next to useless, I can pour in hot water and it will go lukewarm in minutes. This will make it as hot as you like, and I like mine borderline scalding. It’s perfect!”

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The Best Foot Massagers on Amazon, According to Reviewers