Foot spas and foot baths are a great way to relax at the end of the day. If you have been on your feet all day and are suffering from the usual aches and pains of fatigue then a 20 min session in the foot bath could be just what you need.
Foot spas come with different features to suit your needs and your pocket and some will do the job better than others. It is always worth viewing some of the most popular foot baths and reading the customer reviews before purchasing.
To get the full effect of a foot spa you will need to look at the features and benefits of each machine. Many of the cheaper models will just a have vibration element to them where the water is hydroponically stimulated to massage skin, where as the more expensive models may have a mechanical massaging element and heater for the water.
Here are some of the features and benefits to look for:
- Is the foot spa heated? This may save time boiling a kettle and allow for precise temperature control.
- Is it easy to turn on and off – Can you operate the machine with the touch of a toe.
- What are the drain holes like – Is your machine easy to empty once your treatment is completed?
- Does it have acupressure roller massagers to revive your tired feet?
- Does it have an aqua jet? Although this maybe more desirable than effective if you can control the jets it maybe worth having.
- Some spas come with an aromatherapy dispenser – this allows you to add essential oils of your choice.
- Will it fit your feet? Most foot baths will allow a woman’s foot up to size 13 and the man’s foot of size 12.
- Does it have a built-in hood? – This will prevent spillage and splash backs onto your floor.
- Is it easy to clean? Are the moving parts easy to remove and clean.
- How much water does your foot bath hold? If it is filled with water it maybe too heavy to carry or empty.
- Will your foot spa except salts and soaps? Some foot spas will clog up if salts and soaps are used or their mechanical parts make corrode.
- Are any pedicure attachments flimsy or unnecessary?
- How much noise as the machine produce when working under load? – this could spoil the relaxing effect.
- Is it suitable for diabetics and people with circuitry disorders? Some foot spas and baths have a warning on them about people with certain medical conditions.
- What is the warranty like? – Some manufacturers are very specific about what their warranties will and will not cover, so make sure you use your machine in accordance with their instructions.
These are just some things you need to consider when buying your foot spa, but don’t let a lack of features put you off of using one – they can be very therapeutic.
So In Summary
- The Good – Great affordable way to relax in the comfort of your own home.
- The not so good – You may end up paying for features you don’t need or use.
I hope you found this foot spa buying guide of use. If you would like more information or to view some foot spas, we have a selection of the most popular foot spas on our website.