Best Foot Massager Reviews For 2018 – Top Rated Leg and Calf Massager Machines Reviewed

By Barbara | February 7, 2018

I will provide you with more insights on the different options that can be taken into account as you browse our selection of top rated and best foot massager machines for 2018.

With all of the things that I do for work and personal life, which, I assume, many could relate to, I experience a lot of stress.

At the end of the day, one that can help me beat the stress is a relaxing foot massage.

If you want to experience this same feeling of relaxation, I would suggest that you keep on reading the rest of this article.

Please scroll down to learn more about the leg and foot massagers or check out our comparison table with 10 best massagers selected for you!

4 top rated foot massage machines

Foot Massager Types

  • Boot-type massagers treat your feet, ankles and calves
  • Slipper-type massagers work on your ankles and feet
  • Flat kneeding or vibrating models massage soles of your feet
  • Air compression massagers use built-in airbargs to create pressure
  • Mechanical massagers like wooden and plastic rollers, massage balls and rennis balls
  • Foot spas

Boot-Type Foot and Calf Massagers

Among others that are available in the market today, the foot and calf massagers are among the most relaxing. This is quite more expensive than other types, but I highly recommend them because of their very soothing effect.

There are two special mechanisms by which these massagers work.

First, they are equipped with special pressure nodes that will massage the feet. Once the feet are placed in such, the reflex points will be stimulated.

Second, these massagers are equipped with kneading discs. While the pressure discs will massage the feet, the kneading discs will be the one responsible for the deep massage of the calves and ankles.

On the top of the page you can find a comparison table of 9 best calf massager models. Please click on picture or product name to learn more about it!

OSIM uPhoria Warm

With all of the calf and foot massagers I have seen in the past, one that I liked the most was the OSIM uSqueez. I was recommending this for tech-savvy users who enjoyed dealing with different innovative gadgets that could be controlled from a mobile device.

Since then the uSqueez model has been replaced by less techy but more functional massager, the OSIM uPhoria Warm.

With this machine, you will be able to choose between 8 massage programs, ranging from High-Heels to Sports Recovery.

OSIM uPhoria vs uSqueez

Do you want to know the difference between OSIM uPhoria vs uSqueez, stay tuned!

Human Touch® Reflex 4 vs Reflex 6

“Reflex-4” Foot & Calf Shiatsu Massager with Patented Figure-8 TechnologyCheck PriceThe Human Touch Reflex 4 is another choice that you might want to consider.

When my feet are being massaged after a long day in the kitchen, I personally want to feel that such is not being done by any device, but by the actual hands of a masseuse.

This is the reason on why I recommend the Reflex 4 model, as it comes with the Patented Figure-8 Technology, making it feel like a real person’s hands are messaging you.


Human Touch HT Reflex 2 Elite

“Reflex-2” Foot & Calf Massager with Patented Figure-8 Cirqlation Paddle TechnologyCheck PriceHT Reflex 2 is one of the most innovative massagers of modern times. Deemed as an elite massager, its abundance of useful features brings forward a sense of comfort and relaxation whenever and wherever possible.

It has underfoot massage rollers for the perfect resting place of any tired feet, and its advanced ergonomic styling makes the whole experience better by being able to adjust the angle at which the body rests on the seat. This special feature can be controlled to effectively manage any position on the massager.

Exclusive to the Human Touch Company, the Figure-Eight Technology unleashes a brand new wave of comfort never seen before in any other massager. The upward rolling motion enables unhindered blood flow in the circulatory system, allowing easier breathing and metabolism. The Figure-Eight name comes from the eight-like shape at which the massager moves when this feature is activated, and it also covers a large surface area for better results.

The overall usefulness of the Human Touch Reflex 2 is completed by the futuristic design. Not only does it look fun to use, it also introduces an experience that is similar to the real-life massages. When using this device, one would think that an actual professional is performing the massage, which is where the name ‘Human Touch’ comes from.

For active and busy people who seldom get time to rest themselves, let alone go out to get a massage, this machine is just what they need. Just one sitting would be enough to summon an aura of comfort that will last throughout the day.

Slipper-Type Foot Massagers

Coming soon!

Kneading and Vibrating Foot Massagers

If you are working on a tight budget, I suggest that you opt for feet massagers, rather than those that are also equipped with calf massagers. These products work through vibrating and kneading and are as effective in penetrating deeply for a relaxing massage.

Our RatingComments
MediMassager MMF06$$$$$
Gideon Deep Kneading Foot Massager$$$
Homedics FMS-270H$$with heat
HoMedics FMS-150H $with heat

Price ranges
$ – below $50
$$ – $50 – $100
$$$ – $100 – $150
$$$$ – $150 – $200
$$$$$ – more than  $200

The cheapest that you will find in this product category are those that use kneading discs or balls (these devices are in the price category below 50 dollars). On the other hand, the more expensive is the one that makes use of vibration in order to provide the stimulation that is needed by the reflex points on the feet.

Medi-Rub Massager 2000 Plus

Medi-rub 2000 PlusMedi-rub Massagers MR-3F 2000 PlusCheck Price If you have health issues, such as neuropathy and diabetes, one product that I can recommend is the Medi-Rub 2000 Plus.

Aside from its health benefits, it is also powered by a superior motor that allows you to choose from two different speeds.

People are often looking for good cheap leg massage machine for less than 50 dollars. If your budget is extremely tight, you should consider getting a wooden roller or rubber ball, but the most frugal massage device is a tennis ball.

Below you can find a couple of top rated foot massagers in price category under $50.

HoMedics FMS-270H

Homedics FMS-270H Deep Kneading Shiatsu Foot MassagerHomedics FMS-270H Deep Kneading Shiatsu Foot MassagerCheck Price The HoMedics FMS-270H will also prove to be a great choice.

I like the fact that it is one of the massagers that excel in terms of ease of use, which is basically because of the toe-touch control.

It is also good because of the production of heat that will surely have an added relaxing effect for the feet.

Conair FM18

Conair FM18Lastly, I also commend Conair FM18.

Comparable to the model mentioned above, it also makes use of infrared heat to deliver a relaxing massage.

If you are concerned about cleanliness and hygiene, this is also a good choice as it is equipped with the ability to fight bacteria and mold.

Mechanical Massagers For Feet

Wooden Rollers and Massage Balls

Foot Roller TM by Body Back CompanyWhen looking for the best choice in this product category, one that I can recommend is the Body Back Company Wooden Foot Roller Massager. I will recommend this if you are a person who travels a lot, such as for businessmen. Its size makes it portable enough to be easily fitted inside the bag wherever you go.

Select 20-537 foot massage ballMore so, I can also recommend the Select 20-537 foot massage ball. It is just as small as the baseball, which makes it easy to carry as well. In spite of the fact that it is simple to use, take some time to read the instruction manual provided to know some of the most effective techniques in massaging your feet with the use of such.

The Body Back Company foot roller and porcupine massager is another product that can be listed in your possible choices. It produces a healing energy that is effective in soothing the whole body, making it able to provide the relaxation that is sought for.

Tennis Ball

foot massage with tennis ballAre you worried about spending on feet massaging machine?

If you are concerned about it and if you play tennis, I would suggest the use of the tennis ball as an effective foot massager.

This is an effective, yet very cheap way to massage your feet.

Top Rated Electric Massager Brands

uComfy Massagers

Ucomfy is a brand that makes many sorts of devices, and foot massagers are one of them.

The uComfy foot massager product line includes the uComfy Shiatsu Foot Massager with Heat. This device makes use of the shiatsu technique by using pressure on the feet from all sides which helps to increase and improve circulation in the body. The intensity settings make this device all the better for you can change them according to your needs.

The second device, the uComfy Shiatsu Foot Massager 2.0 makes use of a combination of kneading, heat and vibration for the right 360 massage to relieve stress like no other. Here the massager helps to relax the ankles and claves while the vibrations help to stimulate circulation. This device too is customizable according to one’s needs and requirements.

The Ucomfy 8954 Leg and Foot Massager with Heat and the UComfy Leg, Foot, Calf, and Ankle Massager are very similar in terms of specifications. Both of these models are versatile because of their three-speed levels and three intensity settings, and 15-minute auto shut off timers. They also sport dual mode kneading disks and pressure nodes which help to provide all round massage to the feet. Unfortunately, both these models have been discontinued but the Giantex Shiatsu Kneading Rolling Vibration Heating Foot Calf Leg Massager is just the right alternative to anyone looking for similar specifications.

SPT Reflexology Massagers

Nothing beats stress like a good old foot massage, but with lack of time and opportunities spas are a far reach for most of us. SPT make a range of gadgets for healh-conscious people, including three models of foot massagers, all with something different and unique for different needs and requirements, yet with the basic set of massaging techniques so you get the comfort no matter which model you go for.

Below I will give a short introduction of each model. If you want to learn more about these massagers, please read my SPT Reflexology foot massager review.

The very first model being the SPT AB-762R, with a reflexology vibrating plate that ensures every inch of your feet gets the treatment.

This particular model is also very unique as it makes absolutely no noise while working.

Next comes the SPT AB-763B with four kneading heads to help massage the foot from every corner, while the rollers exert pressure on your soles using their nodes, and these together help create a three-dimensional massage, similar to the ones we get at spas.

Last of all the SPT AB-764 with its 6 shiatsu heads and auto timer with 4 massage settings with different levels of heat to create a realistic shiatsu massage right in your living room.

All three models all come with infra-red heating to keep your feet warm throughout the sessions and their elegant designs ensure they do not look a mechanical nuisance in the middle of your home. Post massage these machines help to effectively relieve stress and tension and leave you with a calm and stress-free body.


What is the Best Leg Massager Type?

The different types of foot massagers that I will recommend below have been given positive reviews in the past.

Although I do not have used all of them, the reviews from other people have helped me gather the list of some of the best choices that you can consider.

Who Would Benefit From Using Foot Massager?

There are several categories of people who will surely benefit from regular use of these massagers:

  • runners
  • people with peripheral neuropathy or diabetic neuropathy
  • people with poor blood circulation in legs
  • people with feet pain, sore feet, or swollen feet
  • people suffering from joint problems like arthritis and bunions
  • people with plantar fasciitis