The Best Foot Massagers in 2021: Post-Lockdown Life UK Edition [Updated]

Louise Stamford, Editor

What could be better after a long day than popping your tootsies into a heated, kneading massage device, releasing all the stress and tension from the day? Gone are the days that such experiences were confined to a trip to a beauty salon; you can now pick up a foot massager for home use at a fraction of the cost of regular treatments.

The only downside is that some are pretty poor. In fact, we tested models that were frankly no better than using a bucket, while others actually inflicted pain in their attempt to manipulate key pressure points on the feet. We also came across foot spas that worked for a while, but then simply gave up the ghost. Thankfully, we’ve put together the top 5 models you can order online today.

Overall 2021 Winner:

1. Healthline Shiatsu Massage Pro: Editor’s pick for best home foot massager.
£69.99 at Healthlineofficial.com

Our Rating:

4.6/5

Healthline Shiatsu Massage Pro: Editor’s pick for the most comfortable & easy to use. £139.99 £99.99 at Healthlineofficial.co.uk

Our Rating:

4.6/5

Visitor Rating:

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5/5

Where to buy the Healthline Pro Foot Massager in the UK

The best foot massager for comfort, ease of use, and price point come from a brand that has only been around for a few years in the UK. But don’t let that scare you off, as this luxury foot massage unit is easily one of the best we have ever tested. It provided like for like performance against machines costing three times as much, proving you don’t have to pay silly prices to get an amazing experience from the comfort of your own home.

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So what makes the Healthline Pro the best all around foot massager?

The best massager for home use, period. The Healthline Shiatsu Massage Pro was designed from the ground up to be the most comfortable and easy to use massage device for the home.  The Healthline massager is ergonomically designed for maximum comfort. It offers a deep-kneading Shiatsu massage, heated, air-pressure massage. It can improve the blood flow, relieve chronic foot pain from plantar fasciitis, and help with neuropathic foot numbness.

Adjustable massage intensity. Adjust your massage intensity to your individual preference, giving you a unique personal massage experience. You can also adjust air compression intensity and optional heat to create your own personalized massage program – a feature only found on the much more expensive devices we’ve tested.

Taking care of your feet. With all the punishment that your feet take, it’s important to keep them healthy. They get sore and tired. They get crampy and stiff. They can swell, sweat and ache. That’s where a foot massage comes in.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Healthline is now available with £40 off this month (while stocks last)  Healthline have knocked £50 off their normal price of £139.99 bringing the massager to just £99.99 at the time of writing.

UK-based customer support. We have been continuously disappointed with luxury foot massagers in the past, even from medical giants like Philipps. Part of that disappointment comes with poor or absent customer service. We tested Healthline on several occasions with questions and every time received proper replies within an hour. That demonstrates commitment to the UK market and contributes greatly to our award of Editor’s Pick.

3. Beurer FM90: Home massage unit that lives up to the Beurer name.  £154.99 at Stressnomore.co.uk

Our Rating:

4/5

3. HoMedics Shiatsu: A great device from a new brand.  £129.99 at HoMedics.co.uk

Our Rating:

3.6/5

Beurer FM90: Luxury massager but a little pricey £154.99 at Stressnomore.co.uk

Our Rating:

4/5

Where to buy the Beurer FM90 in the UK

The clever engineers and health and wellbeing experts at German manufacturers, Beurer have created an incredible foot massager to target those sore, tired feet with a deep and thorough shiatsu massage; a technique founded in Japan over 100 years ago. More than just a simple massage device, the Beurer FM90 Foot Massager provides an air compression program with three levels of intensity along with optional heat settings, much like the Healthline.

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Why the FM90 makes the list of the best foot massagers in the UK

Good overall quality from trusted brand. Beurer have been in the business for a long time and produce some of the highest grade health equipment you can find.  The FM90 is a great home massage unit but we found the device a little complicated to setup, given it has so many options.

Excellent marks for comfort. The price is high for a reason, an extremely comforting device which gives a great massage feeling to the souls of your feet. A lot of research and development has clearly gone into this device, we just can’t helpbut wonder if the higher price point is relevant when the Healthline feels just as good.

Can be overwhelmind to setup. There’s no doubt this device has the most settings and options, and some people will love this.  The way they have all been implemented can feel overwhelming to set the device up. Sometimes in our opinion, simpler can be better.

HoMedics Shiatsu Foot Massager – £129.99 at Homedics.co.uk

Our Rating:

3.6/5

Where to buy the Homedics Shiatsu in the UK

The HoMedics Shiatsu Foot Massager with Heat is the new way to experience the natural touch of a real massage at home. Simply position your feet in the 2-foot openings and over the rotating massage heads, applying a level of pressure that feels comfortable for you. This massager is also equipped with the Shiatsu massage technology that relieves the tensed muscles and kneads away the everyday aches.

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Why Homedics gets our approval for the home

Great comfort that comes at a cost. While Homedics has engineered a product that is indeed worthy for home use, it does come at a cost. The kneading motion from the rotars could be a little stronger like the other entrants on our list.  Some users will want more power, however, your milage may vary.

Easy to use. After a quick read of their quick start guide, you’ll know exactly what to do and how you’ll want to enjoy your foot massage.  We feel ease of use is an important feature customers should be looking for, and Homedics gets this point just right.

Built for home use.  Homedics is a device built from the ground up to suit foot massagers from customers homes.  Easy to setup with a good kneading technique and heat applicances.  A relatively new contender into this space but so far we’ve been impressed with their device.  They sometimes run discounts, if you can get the device on a discount even better.

Runners-up: Best Foot Massagers

There are many, many home based foot massagers in the UK market. And while we attempt to test as many as possible for our readers, some units simply don’t make the cut. Here’s a quick peek at devices that didn’t make the list.

Our Rating:

3.5/5

Beurers lower end massage device, the FM60 is designed with 18-heads (3 x 3 = 9 per foot), delivering an effective massage that satisfies the trigger points that are in your feet. The Shiatsu Foot Massager can soothe feet from aches and pains, and revitalise your feet by stimulating circulation.  While the device does work well it uses an open foot design.  While not a problem in itself, once you get used to the closed feet design of the other units it’s hard to go back.  If you’re on a budget then this is a device that could be well for you, although we’d still recommend the Healthline.

Vitalzen Pro  – £274.99 at Globalrelax.com

Our Rating:

2/5

We had high hopes for this premium device.  This not only covers your feet but also massages your ankles and this is reflected in the price point.  This was marketed as the last word in foot massage.  We’d have to disagree, don’t put be sucked into the high price point as we feel the massage rotars are simply not powerful enough for a deep massage.  We found the device to be clunky and large and takes up an awful lot of space in the home.  It does have a unique 30 day try period so luckily you can send the device back without worry.  In our opinion, save your money, this was a great idea but lacked solid implementation.