The Best Foot Massagers

A foot massager at home not only will help you relax, relieving aches and improving your mood, but it’ll also bring you relief from almost every condition that’s foot related: from standing on your feet all day, cosmetic’s related ones (like wearing high heels for long periods of time), sport’s injuries (runners, athletes) and medical issues that affect the foot (plantar fasciitis, diabetes, arthritis, among other conditions).

We have listed the top 5 overall foot massagers to soothe your feet every day and improve your health at the same time.

Our top pick

MedMassager MMF06

Angled to be used in the floor while sitting on a chair for most comfort while getting the massage, this massager was first used by doctors since is CSA and FDA certified for therapeutic use.

This is a very powerful device created to help with circulation stimulation, fight joint pain, and relax foot and leg muscles by reducing tension.

This massager has 11 speeds to accommodate the sensitivity of each person, and it’s highly recommended to start at the lowest levels to became accustomed to the vibration.

It has a full size oscillating foot pad to ensure that all pressure points of the feet are massaged and the arch bar stimulates toes, arch and hells.

Most reviews on Amazon show why people love this massager and how they notice the enhancements in aches and pains, circulation and overall foot health.

Dimensions: 16 x 12 x 9.5 inches

Weight: 11 pounds

Why we like this product: Easy to use, this device stimulates blood circulation with deep vibration and quite a few intensity levels to choose. Also, the foot pad is set at an angle for most comfort while massaging

What’s no so great about it: this massager can be very loud when in use. It’s also one of the most expensive home massagers on the market.

Best Runner-Ups

Homedics Shiatsu Foot Massager

With an easy to use toe touch control, this massager combines deep kneading action with four counter-rotating massager heads, soothing heat and full-foot coverage.

If you change the pressure of your feet on the massager, you’ll change the feeling of the massage. If you feel the massage to be too strong, just lighten the pressure of the foot on the unit.

If you like to activate the heating function, it’ll take just a moment for the unit to warm up.

This massager gives the user the option to select a plain massage or a massage and heat combined.

Easy to clean, it also has a 15-minute auto-shut off as a security feature.

With 4 stars reviews on Amazon, this little massager is a good option to take care of tired and aching feet.

Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 12.4 x 4.2 inches

Weight: 4.4 pounds

Why we like this product: This massager can massage tired feet with or without heat, which makes it a great choice for couples or families that want to share it.

What’s no so great about it: The covering’s fabric may wear out to soon, and the motor may start making a loud noise after long usage.

uComfyShiatsu Foot Massager with Heat

This small massager fits under your bed, is ergonomic and portable.

It works on the pressure points of your feet, massaging top and bottom of the feet to relax and get a feeling of well-being in tired feet.

It has 5 levels of intensity and heat option to warm muscles and relief tension, and provides two different types of massages: kneading shiatsu-style massage and a vibration-style massage.

Very easy to maintain by wiping it with a damp cloth and the foot covers are removable and machine washable.

Amazon reviews rate this massager with a 4 star average.

Dimensions: 17.7 x 15 x 18.1 inches

Weight: 12 pounds

Why we like this product: this foot massager gives a deep kneading massage that mimics a reflexologist’s hand motion and with five levels of intensity every user can choose the right pressure applied to their feet.

What’s no so great about it: It only fits small sized foot (up to a man’s size 12). Anything larger will missed the massage on the heels.

SPT AB-762R Reflexology Foot Massager

This massager offers a vibrating plate that targets the sole of the foot (with high and low percussion settings), three kneading modes on the sides and infrared light (with two settings) all around.

This device also has an auto shut-off feature and its detachable fabric covering makes it easy to clean.

This is a three-in-one action massager: kneading, vibration and heat.

Although the heat provided by this massager is not on the high side, Amazon reviews give it a 4 stars.

Product Dimensions: 20.5 x 17 x 9.5 inches

Weight: 21 pounds

What we like about it: It massages the entire foot with a kneading action coupled with heat that produces a relaxing and energizing massage. It also squeezes the feet to a certain pressure so that regardless of foot size, the same pressure is applied to the feet.

What’s no so great about it: This product is a bit heavy, which make it hard to move around. It’s not suited for highly sensitive foot, since the massage can be a little intense compared with another massager.

Some considerations about Nebulizers and Difussers

A nebulizer machine transform a liquid medicine into small drops (think the size of a mist) that administer the medicines directly to the respiratory system easily inhaled trough a mask.

All nebulizers have two indispensable parts: a container, where the medicine is introduced, and an air compressor that turns the liquid into an aerosol.

The container is connected to the compressor through a tube (usually PVC) and the patient inhales the medication through a mask. There are different size mask.

It is very important not to share the mask and keep the tube, container and mask clean all the time.

Basically, there are three types of nebulizers:

– Ultrasonic Nebulizer
The ultrasonic nebulizer uses the energy of high frequency vibration of a piezoelectric crystal. Because it uses ultrasonic waves to produce the aerosol, this type of nebulizer doesn’t have an air compressor.
These devices are portable, compact and battery operated, are less noisy and operate with greater speed, wich give them the ability to nebulize large amounts of liquids. The ultrasonic nebulizers are not recommended for the application of antibiotics since the vibration dissipates heat, which affects the integrity of antibiotics.

– Jet nebulizers
They are the cheapest and easiest to use nebulizers. It uses electric current and it only consists of the cup where the liquid medication is placed and it goes through a tube to the air compressor to later reach the mask (or mouthpiece).

The jet nebulizer produces the aerosol when the jet of oxygen or air hits the cup of the device, when the speed increases, decreases the fluids pressure, causin the liquid to rise in the form of small drops that can be inhaled. Due to its simple use is the most recommended to use at home.

– Mesh nebulizers
These devices are the fastest and most effective of all, providing higher medicine doses to the patients, and because of this, patients should be monitored very closely to avoid adverse and side effects.
They can work with electricity, batteries and even with the car’s battery. They also have a silent operation.
This nebulizers force liquid medications through multiple apertures in a mesh in order to generate the aerosol.

Aromatherapy has been proved as a powerful tool to help on the treatment of some pulmonary diseases, especially asthma. It’s recommended that the patient use the aromatherapy in between attacks as a preventive measure and complement of the treatment prescribed by their physician, along with massages and relaxation techniques to help reduce bronchial spasms and improve breathing. Most asthma specialists agree on never using aromatherapy during an asthma attack as a primary source of treatment, but as a help in between attacks.

Aromatherapy treatments are based on essential oils than can either be rubbed on the chest or the feet or using a nebulizing diffuser.

One of the most recommended nebulizing essential oil diffuser is the Sofia Waterless Nebulizing Essential Oil Diffuser. This sleek nebulizing diffuser is easy to use, have a LED mode light for meditation, shuts off automatically after two hours and includes two glass reservoirs. It uses no water and no heat, but still diffuses the essence into the air in sequences of two minutes on and one minute off. This nebulizer diffuser also has an adjustable mist level to better diffuse the right amount of oil for each user.

Another great choice is the BEINUO Essential Oil Nebulizer Diffuser. Portable, wireless and water less difusser fits in a car cup’s holder and runs on a full battery charge for up to two hours. This ultrasonic aromatherapy diffuser has an excellent atomizing performance, dispersing the scent quickly as a very fine mist. It’s also one of the most silent nebulizing diffusers in the market.

Some considerations about nebulizers and diffusers

The best treatment for chronic pulmonary diseases (especially asthma) includes the use of nebulizer medicines and inhalers (handheld devices used to deliver asthma medication into the airways) recommended by a doctor. Nebulizing diffusers are an excellent preventive tool to be used in between asthma attacks, as far as the patient doesn’t have an allergy to the essential oil selected to use with the diffuser.

Nebulizers are very easy to set up, and must be properly cleaned after each use. There are a wide range of prices on nebulizers and before you make your selection, it’ll be a good idea to consider:

-Who will be using the nebulizer (an adult, a kid or a baby?). The answer to this question will help you decide if you need to get a noise-free nebulizer or if a little noise won’t bother the patient. Also, you’ll need to get a nebulizer face mask for the user (like the Aerosol Mask, DeVilbiss Healthcare for adults or the Bubbles the Fish II Pediatric Mask B008UZRL0E for kids).

 

-How often will the nebulizer be used? If you have a chronic lung disease (asthma or cystic fibrosis as an example) you must assume you’ll need to use your nebulizer on a daily basis at least. In that case, you need to purchase a sturdy, long lasting nebulizing machine. If, for the contrary, your nebulizer will be used only once in a while (if your baby got a very bad cold and is too young to swallow the medicines, per example) then you can invest on a cheaper machine, that may be used only a couple of times at year.

-Where the nebulizer will be used? If you are doing your treatment at home a tabletop nebulizer will work, unless you prefer something more fashionable. But, if you are often away from home, then your best option is a portable nebulizer, which will be lightweight and smaller than most nebulizers used at home.

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