As any wife would tell me (with her feet propped pointedly up on your lap), “Nothing beats a good foot massage at the end of the day!”
A long day spent walking, standing, and moving can leave your feet tired, sore, and aching.
Weightlifting, hardcore HIIT training, running, and even fast-walking can also strain the muscles, bones, and connective tissue in your feet.
A good foot massage can make all the pain go away.
A foot massage will relieve the tension on the connective tissue, reduce swelling, improve circulation, lower blood pressure, and encourage relaxation.
Best of all, it can help you have a better night of sleep!
Want to enjoy a nice foot massage from the comfort of your own home every night? Sounds like you need a home foot massage machine.
Check out our list of the best foot massager options below—we’ve done hours of research, reviewed dozens of products, and read thousands of reviews to bring you only the best.
With these massagers, your feet will never be the same again.
Low-priced, highly effective, durable, compact, effective acupressure therapy, and lifetime guarantee covers both damage and defects.
You have to do all the work of massaging your feet.
Think of this as a mixture of a deep-kneading massage and acupressure for your feet—as effective as you’d expect! You’ll find that using this manual foot roller will do wonders to relieve pain, aches, and strain in your feet, and can help to improve circulation and restore blood flow. This makes it ideal for people with neuropathy, plantar fasciitis, and even just the aches and pains that come from daily use.
All you’ve got to do is place this foot roller on the floor, press down with your feet, and get rolling! Yes, you have to do all the work to massage your feet, but you’ll find it does an amazing job of relieving tension and pain in your feet with just a simple back-and-forth motion.
Thanks to its portability and light weight–it literally fits in a bag, backpack, or purse—it’s a massager you can take with you wherever you go.
The massager has exactly one feature: the ten studded Theaceae wood rollers that apply pressure to your feet as you roll the massager back and forth. Roll slowly to apply kneading pressure to your feet, and press harder to dig the massaging nodes in deeper. It’s as user-friendly as it gets!
For just $18, this is a total steal! The massager will do an amazing job of relieving aches with just a few minutes of use every day. With a lifetime warranty, you know this roller will be by your side for many pain-relieving years to come!
Easy to adjust to the right angle, switch from foot to calf massage in seconds, excellent for improving blood flow, provides deep-kneading Shiatsu massage, comfortable angle for your feet and legs, plus combines heat, air compression, and vibration.
Best-suited for smaller feet and legs; and will result in anemic heat output.
If you’ve got aches in your calves, feet, or ankles, you need this massager! Not only does it provide your standard Shiatsu massage to hit the pain points in your legs and feet, but it also uses deep-kneading techniques, air compression, and heat to give you the best pain-relieving massage possible. While the heat output isn’t excellent, you’ll find that the kneading massager can do amazing work on full blast. Definitely a massager worth its salt!
All you’ve got to do to get started is insert your feet into the massager, press the button, and off you go! Want to switch from foot massage to calf massage? Easy! Just tilt the machine upward to adjust the angle, and slide it backward to where it’s comfortable on the backs of your calves. The angle of the massager is comfortable for your feet and legs both, so there’ll be no hip or knee tension while getting a massage. You’ll walk away feeling a whole lot more relaxed thanks to this bad boy.
Sadly, it’s not suited for larger feet or thicker calves. It’s a massager best used by women or smaller men, but larger men with thick legs and long feet will likely find it’s too small for their needs.
The massager comes with a variety of built-in pre-sets that allow you to adjust intensity, speed, heat, and pressure with a few simple presses of the buttons. The handle makes it easy for you to adjust both the angle and placement of the massager, whether you’re working on your calves or feet. And, thanks to the high-powered massagers, you can deal with even the deepest-rooted pains in your muscles.
The heat setting is a bit weak, but you’ll find it does a good job of warming up your muscles and joints to make the massage more effective overall.
$290 is very pricey for this machine, but it’s worth it if you want to give your calves, ankles, and feet the wonderful Shiatsu massage they deserve. This machine is the most effective for calf massage, making it worth the extra cost.
Three wonderfully relaxing uses in one machine, never leaks water, sized for large feet, great for your foot health, quality built-in heating, 3 pre-programmed settings, designed to self-drain, and gentle massager.
Slow drainage, water may be too hot for some people, and massage isn’t very powerful.
The massage features on this machine aren’t as high-speed or deep-kneading as many others on this list—instead, it uses gentle oxygen bubble and high-frequency vibration massage to relieve pain. So, while it’s not going to earn high marks for hardcore pain relief, it blows away every other massager in terms of pampering your feet! No other massager on our list will make your skin glow, soften calluses, and leave your feet quite as clean.
All you need to do to use this foot massager and spa is plug it in, fill with water, and switch the knob to whatever setting you want. You can use the heat therapy, high-frequency vibration massage, and oxygen bubble features separately or all together. And yes, it’s definitely designed to be used with your favorite essential oils and bath salts, so you can pamper your feet properly!
Once you’re done with the massage and foot bath, don’t worry about having to haul it away to drain—simply place it near an open floor drain and let the self-draining hose do the work.
The foot massager and spa comes with three pre-set programs that will allow you to spoil your feet the way they deserve after a long work day. With the built-in red light to improve circulation and the massage nodes incorporated into the base of the foot spa, you’ll find the pain in your tired soles drains away in the hot foot bath.
And there definitely will be heat! This foot bath uses a PTC heating semiconductor to warm the water—to the point that some users say it was too hot—and keep it warm all throughout your treatment. With the splash cover, you’ll never have to worry about soaking your floors. The high-quality plastic body is resistant to leaks and spills, and you’ll find it’s large enough to fit feet up to Men’s Size 14.
For less than $70, this is an amazing way to spoil your feet! Whether you use it or want to give it as a gift, it’s a foot massager and spa that will help you treat your hard working feet the way they deserve.
Highly versatile massage functions, great for improving blood flow and releasing tension, heating function reduced muscle pain, safe to use, adjustable height, toe-operated machine, built-in cord storage and carrying handle for easy portability, and compatible with large feet.
Only massages the base of your feet.
If you’re looking for deep-kneading massage for the soles of your feet, you’ll love this machine! With its 6 massage heads and 18 built-in rotating massage nodes, the machine will apply pressure to the achy, strained, and tense parts of your feet—delivering maximum pain relief at the end of a long day.
The machine emits infrared heat that won’t heat up your skin, but will pass into your muscles and joints to relax the tension and reduce pain, swelling, and constriction. You’ll find your feet feel like a million bucks after a few minutes on this heat-and-deep-kneading massager!
Don’t want to bend over to switch the massager on? Tap the button with your toe and get it started right away! The massager is totally toe-controlled, and you’ll find the large-sized buttons are easy to press with your big toe. You can switch the heat on and off, raise or lower the intensity, and turn the machine on and off at will.
The massager is designed for your convenience, with three different height levels that allow you to adjust the angle and height of the massager according to your sitting position. Plus, with the built-in handle and cord storage, you can carry the massager (a little heavier than 3 kilograms) anywhere you go!
$60 for this massager? Yes please! While it will only address aches and pains in the bottom of your feet, it’s an amazing option for anyone who needs pain relief in a hurry.
Enclosed massager massages your entire foot, provides deep-kneading and shiatsu massage, mixed heat and air compression, five settings, targets key pressure points, vibration and rolling functions, and wireless controller.
May be too small for people with larger feet.
Shiatsu is similar to acupressure, and it applies pressure on specific “pain points” on your feet to reduce aches and pains of your daily life. While it’s not as effective as other deep-tissue massages for severe muscle pain, it’s highly effective for the aches of standing on your feet, playing sports, or wearing high heels all day long.
This foot massager provides Shiatsu massage to your feet, helping to relieve tension and encourage relaxation in your feet. However, it also comes with the option for deep-kneading massage, rolling massage, and vibration massage—making it highly effective for pain relief!
Using this massager is as simple as sliding your feet into the foot slots and pressing a button! The controls built into the massage itself are easy to use—they give you five speed settings to choose from, along with the various massage types (kneading, rolling, vibration, air compression/heat only).
But that’s not all! The wireless remote control allows you total control over your massager without having to bend over. For those with limited mobility or who just don’t want to move, this is an amazing feature!
The massager is lightweight and fairly compact, making it ideal for using in your living room or bedroom. While it’s not large enough for big-sized feet (anything over 11 or 12 may have a hard time fitting in the slot), it’s perfect for women and men with smaller feet.
The control panel is easy to use and will help you see your current settings at a glance, making it easy for you to adjust the massage intensity, speed, or compression instantly. The five different intensity settings are designed to target specific pain points, helping you to find the source of your pain and alleviate it as easily and effectively as possible.
At $140, this machine is excellent value. Though it’s pricier than most on our list, it’s high quality, durable, and built to deliver great results no matter what kind of foot pain you’re dealing with. Plus, it comes with a 1-year warranty to cover any manufacturer defects.
Hyper-powerful, 11 massage speeds, compatible with large feet sizes, surface targets feet pressure points, excellent to improve blood flow to your feet, durable, built to last for years of daily use, can massage your feet through your shoes, and strong vibrations.
Pricier than the rest and noisy.
Got aches and pains in your legs that need dealing with? This is the best foot massager for you! Whether you’re dealing with diabetes-related neuropathy, circulation issues, joint pain, foot muscle tension, impact-caused injuries, or just the fatigue of wearing shoes and walking around all day, this massager provides effective pain relief every time!
The massager comes with dozens of built-in pyramid-shaped bumps that, when the machine vibrates, applies wonderful massaging pressure to the bottoms of your feet. You’ll find that the vibrating massage does an amazing job of relieving pain in a way no kneading massage ever will.
To operate the massager, all you need to do is place your feet on the studded surface and turn the button to the desired speed/vibration. With 11 different speed settings to choose from—between 1000 and 3700 RPM—you can adapt the vibration of the massage according to the severity of your aches and pains. When you’re done, simply twist the knob and switch it off!
This massager not only works on bare feet, but even in socks, slippers, and with shoes on! Because it’s a vibration massage, you don’t need to apply any pressure directly to your feet—the vibration does the work for you. However, take note that it’s always most effective when your feet are in direct contact with the massager.
This massager comes with no frills, no fluff, and nothing that will break easily or stop working after a few months of use. It’s a simple one-piece massager that delivers a quality massage every time.
However, despite it being designed to operate on carpeted floors, it does come with a kit that enables you to install and use it on tile and hardwood floors without it slipping around. And, if you tilt it, you can use it to massage your ankles and calves as well as your feet.
At $240, this is definitely among the most expensive massagers on our list. Yet the variable speed settings, effectiveness of the massage, and the extreme durability of the machine make it worth every penny. Add in a 1-year warranty and FDA certification, and you have a foot massager that you know will work well!