The best foot spa is a controversial topic! These hot tubs for your feet vary in size, build quality and features. What may be popular at the lower price category might not have some of the more popular features at the top end of the market. It all comes down to what you want out of your foot spa. There are a large range of foot spas available. Size seems to be the most important feature. They can get rather large, especially if there are additional water jets and massage rollers. The deeper the water container the less likely there is to be spillage. The weight of an average foot spa can easily be over 2 kg and even more with water inside.
We have carefully reviewed the best selling foot spas and put them in a handy comparison chart below.
Buying Guide: The Best Foot Spas
|Picture||Foot Spa||Brand||Price||Rating (out of 5)|
|Revlon Pediprep Foot Spa||Revlon||££||4|
|Beurer FB25 Footspa with Magnetic Field Therapy||Beurer||££££||4.5|
|Beurer Aromatherapy Foot Spa||Beurer||££££||4|
|Signature SFS01N Foot Spa - White/Blue||Signature||££||3.5|
|LIVIVO ® Electric Vibrating Massaging Foot Spa||Livivo||££||4.5|
|Babyliss Professional Foot Spa||Babyliss||£££||4.5|
|Beurer FB50 Luxury Foot Bath Spa With Water Heater||Beurer||£££££||4|
Advantages of using a foot spa
Using a foot spa is the ultimate way of giving your feet the best they deserve. It’s the equivalent of driving your car through the best car wash, as opposed to getting the neighborhood kids to give it the once over.
Used in conjunction with a good footcare routine it avoids costly and painful foot problems down the road. Any good podiatrist would agree.
Using a foot spa is also a very relaxing. You get to enjoy the sensation of the massaging effects whilst reducing stress. Aromatherapy oils used in foot spas can be very effective at improving the experience.
Features of a foot spa
- Large reservoir for holding the water
- Water Jets
- Massage Rollers
- Water Heaters
- Remote controls
- Water Airators
Video of a Foot spa in use
This great video of a home made DIY foot spa is the ideal way of getting a good foot soak without having to buy a dedicated machine. That said this method won’t be quite a luxurious as having your feet massaged, or have the water heated.
With over 189,000 views this is in the top ten most viewed videos on foot spa’s.
Top tips for getting the best use out of your foot spa
One of the most important points to get the best out of your foot spa is actually using it in the first place. It may sound obvious but as with many gadgets people can use them a couple of times and the put the item in a cupboard and forget about it.
Keep your foot spa clean tidy by wiping it down thoroughly between uses. Make sure you empty it properly and avoid moisture and additives to accumulate and avoid the dreaded grimy marks.
Foot Spa Reviews
Best Luxury Foot Spa
If you’re look for the best quality foot spa on the market then the Baurer FB50 certainly fits that category. Boasting all the latest features, the FB50 is a big step up from the FB35. But is it worth the extra money? The addition of the timer and extra massagers give it a much improved experience.
Reviews: 1178 Rating: 4/5
The Revlon is one of the most well known beauty brands. It has a long history in providing top quality products. This no nonsense simple foot spa has two removable attachments for a pumice stone and roller. There is also a pedicure kit included to add to your footcare kit. Overall a solid design with just enough features to give it a premium feel. All from a trusted well known brand. Strangely this is ranked the no1 for Foot warmers?
Reviews: 63 Rating: 4/5
Best All Round Foot Spa
Very similar to the FB30, the Beurer Aromatherapy is a step up in features for not a lot more investment, It features Infra red dots, vibration, bubbles, Removable aroma filter . The aroma filter is removable and guarantees the simple use of bath essence will enhance your foot spa experience. Just fill the removable filter with bath essence, e.g. bath crystals or bath salts.
Reviews: 310 Rating: 4.5/5
Best for transporting
Very similar to the FB35, the Beurer Aromatherapy is a simple foot spa designed to be transported. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of other more expensive devices but is easily moved for a great foot treatment on the move.
Reviews: 47 Rating: 4/5
Most Popular Budget Foot Spa
Only boasting a two year guarantee, the Sensio foot spa is a simple product but shouldn’t be overlooked as it still has an average 4.5 rating with over 430 positive reviews. It doesn’t boast a host of features but if your looking for a simple more cost effective machine then this is a good choice.
Reviews: 430 Rating: 4.5/5
Best Massage Foot Spa
The Arealer is a popular machine. With it’s deep basin and easy to use features it has a good reputation. It will comfortably fit feet up to 13/14 but doesn’t come with the more advanced bubbles setting. It gets our nod for the category.
Reviews: 276 Rating: 4.5/5
Packed with tech
The Shiatsu is another top of the range range foot spa from the well known brand Shiatsu. It is an easy to use machine with the quality and features you’d be used to expecting from Shiatsu. The unique feature this foot spa has is an air compression heating setting. Whilst it is claimed to be a professional spa, the machine does weigh in at 2.4kg making it one of the heavier. Complete with a handy remote control.
Reviews: 457 Rating: 4.5/5
Making a DIY foot spa
One of the questions we get asked it “how do I make my own foot spa”. Well, putting aside the difficulty of making some of the more complex features, you can make a pretty relaxing foot spa with minimal cost.
Using a simple washing up bowl or tub and a good quality foot soak can be a cost effective alternative to a traditional more expensive foot spa. With a bit of “Blue Peter” diy skills you can get a luxury foot spa experience without the cost. A great way to find out if you enjoy the experience. Good Luck!