Some people believe self-care starts from the inside out and that it should be rooted in nourishing the soul, first. For mamas constantly on their feet, self-care starts with nourishing their soles, via delicious, toe-curling foot massages. Unfortunately, if you feel like you’re on your feet 24/7, running errands, chasing after kids, or constantly on the go, then you probably don’t have a whole lot of time for a spa trip. Fortunately, we’ve rounded up the best foot massagers of 2020 for at-home treatments whenever you need to take a load off (or just indulge in some well-deserved mommy-time).
One of the best things about a foot massage is that you never know how bad you need one until you get one. Our feet take a lot of beating. Most of us have been walking since the age of one or two. That means we’ve been walking for — the number of years doesn’t matter. We’ve been walking for a while. We’ll leave it at that. The point is, these “best foot massagers of 2020” have benefits beyond just the traditional at-home pamper session.
Foot massagers are great for increasing blood flow in your feet which can alleviate pain. Through reflexology, foot massagers can also reduce anxiety and depression, reduce headaches and migraines, lower blood pressure, ease symptoms of PMS and menopause, reduce edema in pregnant women and more.
Just like Cinderella’s glass slipper, your foot massager should be the perfect fit for you. These devices come in all shapes, sizes and price points. Some are chunky and state-of-the-art while others are simple and small enough to carry in your purse or diaper bag. For the next few minutes, think with your feet, and check out our top picks for 2020’s best foot massagers. #SoleRestored
What mom doesn’t want an excuse to treat her tootsies like they’re more important than her own children? Nothing quite compares to having the ability to slip your toes into a toasty foot massager that can restore and relax a burnt-out mama. It’s a powerful deep-kneading massager, but it’s quiet enough for her to use while getting a full dose of reality television. There are three different kneading preferences as well as three different air pressure levels that can easily be personalized. This massager is equipped with a rotation ball, rolling stick, heating and compression. What’s more, is that this foot massager comes with its own remote for making the experience deeply relaxing. Ain’t nobody got time to bend over and adjust settings manually! Unlike your children, when you boss this massager around, it will listen with just a click of a button. You can finally put the twinkle back in your toes.
It’s okay to admit it. We’ve all been there. One minute you’re chilling on the couch, you get a glimpse of those feet and can’t believe how busted they look. For most mamas, spa days are few and far between, but just because you can’t spontaneously book yourself a rubdown, doesn’t mean you have to go without it. Case in point: Ivation’s Foot Spa Massage takes what we pay top dollar per hour for, and channels it into a tub. Sneak the device upstairs, lock the door, and tell the kids mommy needs some “me” time. Either that or turn it into the longest game of hide-and-seek. Trust me, you’re going to want to enjoy the automatic rollers (designed to knead out aches), invigorating vibration (to enhance circulation), while your paws soak in the bubbly bath that reaches up to 122 degrees to help relieve pressure and pain, in pure silence — or close to quiet.
I realize this wooden contraption looks like something you’d pull off the shelves of a vintage toyshop (or something like that…), but don’t overlook it. The TheraFlow Dual Foot Massage Roller might not offer all the bells and whistles of a high-tech machine, but it definitely gets the job done… so, so well. What makes this foot massager stand out from the lineup is its focus on reflexology, with the goal being to target the reflexes along the bottoms of your feet with acupressure. This not only eases pain in the foot, but it also sends a signal to other nerves in the body to relax as well. This massage roller can help you find relief for a variety of conditions that range from regular sore and tire feet to more serious conditions like plantar fasciitis. You’ll be blown away at how these 10 independently-moving rollers can be more effective than electric massagers and at a fraction of the cost.
When the dogs are barking, shut them up with Miko’s Shiatsu Foot Massager. This highly rated machine means business, complete with deep-kneading, subtle vibrating, rolling, and heat function installed to target and alleviate any problem areas on the foot. The heat alone can melt away the pain of a hard day. What’s more, its shiatsu massage therapy combines both heat and air pressure to treat plantar fasciitis, chronic pain, muscle tension, knots, and more. It really is heaven for mamas dealing with more than just a pair of sore soles. One reviewer said, “I purchased this item for my wife for Christmas because she is a teacher and she has to stand all day. Since I gave her the Miko Shiatsu Home Foot Massager, she is not able to sit without putting her feet into it. The gentle heat, adjustable pressure points, and 15-minute timer are perfect. Additionally, you will not be able to beat the price. Great product.”
Before you gasp at the price, know that this massager offers more than just the traditional foot relief. You’re still getting a deep kneading shiatsu massage with multiple settings for heat, air compression pressure and vibration for pain relief. In addition to the five settings for heating and relaxing, this massager also offers support for your calves, too. You never realize how much relief your calves need until this massager gets to work. This massager is a great investment to add a little TLC to your calves, feet, and ankles. One reviewer said, “Straight to the bottom line: This machine is excellent! A massage therapist (and by that, I mean an actual person) with exceptionally strong hands is the only superior alternative I can think of. But hiring a professional to come to my TV room every night for an hour would be not as convenient, and considerably more expensive.”
Moms run the freaking world. And while some moms would do anything for a break, others thrive off that sense of control. For those of you who relate to the latter, Renpho’s Rechargeable Handheld Deep Tissue Massager lets you keep that sense of control while offering total relaxation. Now that’s what I like to call the best of both worlds. This cordless, travel-friendly device can be used all over the body. Need I say more? No, but I will. The percussion technology used in this massager can relax and relieve pain on the feet, in the calves, shoulders, neck, back, arms and legs. The long handle makes it easy to hit those hard to reach spots that have been begging for a little lovin’. Safety features include a 20-minute shut-off to prevent the massager from overheating. Plus the built-in rechargeable battery can last up to 140 minutes. Ah, what we could do in 140 minutes — we may never know.
Moms know they should dedicate every free second they can to a little R&R, but unfortunately, the right tools aren’t always readily available. The trick is to collect a few knickknacks you can store in your tote for instant zen whenever, wherever. The Body Back Foot Star Massager is the perfect on-the-go accessory to start with. What looks like a doggy toy is soon to become your foot’s best friend. The rubber-like construction provides a firm but comfy massage, great for relief from conditions like plantar fasciitis. The deep tissue massage releases pain-causing toxins that become trapped in the muscles and tendons. One reviewer said, “OMG just tried this today. I was very skeptical at first. Then I started rolling it under my heel for my heel spurs and holy cow it hurt so bad but it was a good hurt. Lol, I immediately felt relief. And after about 10 minutes I can walk better…”
Get ready to fall head over heels. The second you slip your feet into this shiatsu heated foot massager, a traditional pair of slippers will never compare. Designed with eight deep-kneading nodes that are said to mimic the hands of a masseuse, the device is also meant to ease ailments like plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, bunions, arthritis, and foot swelling while correcting poor blood circulation. Essentially, the product is just one large, cozy pocket to snuggle your feet at the end of the day for a little warmth and a lot of relaxation. The removable super-soft cushion is machine washable so don’t worry about your toes stinking it up. And don’t worry, this foot massager can fit the largest of feet, comfortably. Need a little loving on another part of your body? If you unzip the top foot muff part, you can place the massager on any body part that needs extra love.
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