Are you looking for a true home spa experience? There’s nothing quite like a good foot massage for stress relief, especially for people who are on their feet all day. An excellent way to enjoy the soothing effects of a foot massage in the comfort of your own home is to invest in the best foot bath massager. Foot bath massagers, also known as foot spa massagers, combine the power of a therapeutic foot soak with electronic massagers.
Compared to a standard foot spa with bubbles that “massage” your feet, a good foot bath massager features shiatsu rollers and other components. These types of components provide a deeper, more therapeutic massage that’s something you’ll look forward to coming home to.
Along with shiatsu rollers, you’ll also find heat therapy, infrared therapy, pedicure accessories, and even vibration settings. The best foot spa massager should give you an immersive experience that allows your mind to drift away to a happy place. In this article, I share the top 5 foot bath massagers that deliver that experience.
Best Foot Bath Massager Reviews
Below, I share our top picks, our thoughts on each model, and the pros & cons of owning each. For each of our guides, we investigate owner reviews and share our thoughts. Our research & experience gives you the clearest picture of what to expect from each massager before you choose one.
The Acevivi model truly is the best all-in-one foot spa massager on the market. It’s obvious that the company behind this model thought of every possible detail to enhance the overall experience. The first couple of features we want to highlight are the locking wheels and overall depth. You’ll have no problem rolling this unit around, and the depth ensures you get complete coverage up past your ankles.
Inside the spa, you’ll find both automatic massage rollers and Tai Chi rotating massagers with 5 nodes each. This is the best massage therapy currently offered by a foot bath. Even the internal pedicure stone rotates to remove dead skin and smooth calluses. You also have full control over the spa water temperature from 95 to 118ºF. Simply choose your settings using the onboard console with easy-to-read numbers, and you’re ready to go.
Lastly, since the company is relatively unknown, it’s good to know that they provide a 12-month warranty. The bottom line is if you want a truly spa-like experience inside your home, this is the first massager to consider. We found that the cost savings compared to paying for sessions at a foot spa more than pay for the machine.
- You’ll most likely find that this model matches the quality of a real foot spa experience
- Quiet operation that won’t disturb you while watching TV or Netflix
- The water level is higher than most foot spas and will come up past your ankles
- Good to use with Epsom salt and your favorite essential oils
- A good foot bath for large feet
- Very lightweight, plus the external drain and handle make it easy to use for everyone
- The kneading action of the shiatsu rollers feels heavenly
- Recommended by people who work long hours on their feet
- The wheels do not move well on carpet
- Not the best choice for large men
- The massage may feel more intense than you’d like
2. RENPHO Foot Spa Bath Massager with Fast Heating
Renpho is one of our favorite massager companies. They consistently deliver top-notch quality for a fair price and are a trustworthy company that stands behind its products. If you prefer massage rollers over the shiatsu-style massagers with nodes, then this is certainly the model for you.
Compared to the Acevivi model above, the Renpho unit features a larger massage roller surface area and additional rollers. It’s actually one of the more inviting sights we’ve seen offered by a foot spa. Behind the rollers, you’ll find two powerful bubble jets located at the heels, which we feel is the ideal spot to avoid tickling.
With this model, the rollers take care of your arches up through your toes while the bubbles massage your heels, and the ceramic heating element in the center console provides heat therapy. In total, there are 3 massage modes, and the timer allows for sessions up to 60 minutes. One clear advantage is almost no wait time for the water to heat. All in all, this is the best foot bath massager with heat and automatic rollers on the market.
- The PTC heater with ceramic elements heats the spa water faster than competing models
- Big yet lightweight and easy to move anywhere with the wheels & carry handle
- The temperature control is accurate and easily adjusted
- An intuitive control panel with no learning curve
- The placement of the rollers is perfect
- The bubble spa feature provides relaxing white noise
- High-quality, easy-to-clean materials that stand the test of time
- Awesome for soothing tired, achy feet
- The cord could be longer
- A remote would make it better to avoid having to lean over to adjust the settings
- Users with sensitive feet may experience some discomfort
3. Naipo Steam Foot Bath Spa Massager & Foot Sauna
Like Renpho, Naipo is another company we like a lot, and we love their foot sauna. This model is definitely the best foot sauna for the money currently available. What makes this unit different from the two units above? The key difference is the steam setting, and if you’re anything like us, you’ll absolutely love the steamy foot sauna experience.
With this unit, you use just one cup of water for a full 20-minute steam session. The one-touch operation makes it super easy to use, and you start getting steam in just 1 minute. The pebble-inspired surface of the base massages your feet while the steam provides the ultimate soothing effect. There are even 2 massage rollers to use on the soles of your feet while the steam goes to work.
Several convenience features we like are the removable water collection tank for multiple sessions per fill, cord storage hooks under the base, and removable pedals for easy cleaning. The one drawback to consider is the massage rollers are not automatic unlike the first two massagers in this guide. We feel that once this type of machine offers automatic rollers and shiatsu massagers, it’ll make it to number 1.
- The only foot spa massager in this guide that uses steam
- 3 steam settings are a nice feature to ensure you find your sweet spot
- Awesome to use with essential oils since the steam provides an aromatherapy effect
- It heats up really quick
- The ideal choice for soothing cold, tired feet
- The steam covers your entire foot
- Less prone to spills than traditional foot baths
- The foot rollers are not automatic
- It might be noisier than you’d like
- Lacks some of the pedicure accessories offered by other models in this guide
4. Arealer Foot Spa Bath Massager with Automatic Massage Rollers
The Arealer model is another top-rated foot massager with an automatic massage function. At the time of this writing, it does cost less than the Renpho model above. The main difference between the two models is the extra set of rollers in the Renpho unit for better foot coverage.
The Arealer model also features a PTC heater for faster heating. However, keep in mind that starting with warm or hot water is a better idea than adding cold water. You’ll find that all foot bath massagers take a while to heat cold water, and since we want to get started right after filling the bath, it’s best to start with warm or room temp water.
One reason we chose the Acevivi and Renpho models over the Arealer model is the Arealer spa does not have wheels. However, there is an external drain for easy emptying. A couple of final features we like are the 3 massage modes, a pumice stone, and the control panel with a timer.
- A deep basin that suits everyone
- The pumice stone is in the perfect spot for smoothing calluses
- Fully-adjustable bubble, massager, and heat settings
- The massage rollers get the job done without the need to move your feet
- Helps to alleviate swollen feet
- An overall very relaxing experience
- Heats the water quickly and holds a steady temp
- The pumice stone is not replaceable
- Fewer massage rollers than the Renpho model
- No wheels
5. MaxKare Foot Spa/Bath Massager with Heat Bubbles
The final model is the best cheap foot bath massager and currently the cheapest of the five models in this guide. This model is certainly a step up from our top-rated budget foot spas, but it’s certainly not on the same level as the models above. The main upgrade offered by this unit compared to budget models is heat control.
Budget foot spas only help to maintain warm temps, while this model by MaxKare actually heats the spa water. Considering the number of complaints about budget models failing to maintain temps, it’s a good idea to choose a foot bath massager with heat control like this one. Unlike several of the models above, the massage rollers in the MaxKare unit are not automatic. This means, you manually roll your feet back and forth while the massaging bubbles soothe your tired feet.
Fans of Epsom salt soaks will enjoy the diffuser in this model. Simply fill the removable diffuser with salts or herbs of your choice and reconnect it to the base before filling the basin with water. The final highlight is the control panel that features adjustable temperature, vibration, and bubble settings.
- Excellent value for the money
- Better heat control than budget foot spas
- Lightweight and easy to use
- The combination of bubble and vibration massage modes is very soothing
- Quiet operation
- Easy to clean
- A good choice for Epsom salt and essential oil soaks
- The bubble strength may not be enough for you
- No automatic massage rollers
- You may not like the texture of the rollers
- No wheels or external drain
Now that you’ve checked out what the top-rated foot bath massagers have to offer, I’m confident that you’ve already chosen the best one for your home. If you’re still undecided, it’s a good idea to consider which features mean the most to you. For us, automatic massage rollers are a must and the corn-style texture for maximum comfort.
Manual rollers are still good, but they don’t provide the same experience that one would pay for at a foot spa. The first three models in this guide are your best bet for experiencing the full, luxurious spa experience at home.
Lastly, if you’re a fan of the foot sauna, be sure to keep an eye out for added features in the near future. Since foot saunas are relatively new, they have yet to offer some of the features you’ll find in the top foot spa massagers.