These cool devices provide the healing Shiatsu therapy through a relaxing and stimulating massage. What’s great is that you can do it in the comfort of your own home any time you want. Plus, you don’t have to pay a practitioner every time you want a foot massage. =)
According to Michael Reed Gach, PhD at Acupressure.com, Shiatsu techniques directly stimulate the acupressure points. Once triggered, these point boost blood flow and help to relieve muscle tension.
In turn, your body can then release energy for healing. People use this natural time-tested form of therapy to relieve many issues (even chronic).
For example, the University of Minnesota lists back and neck pain, joint pain, fibromyalgia, headaches, insomnia, PMS, digestive disorders, anxiety and more. For a therapy that provides this wide a range of remedies, I’d expect a shiatsu foot massager to at least cost more than a single doctor appointment. Not so.
What Do I Think of Shiatsu Foot Massage Machines?
I must admit, these foot massage devices made quite an impression on me. They have multiple deluxe features, including deep kneading, infrared heat and even air pressure. Then, you can adjust and customize your shiatsu sessions to however intense or mild you want your treatment.
In combination, these therapies can maximize the impact you get from the Shiatsu. Improve blood circulation and promote relaxation at the same time – all while you sit back and relax!
Note: Plus, with consistent use, you can prevent tension and pain from accumulating in your feet. If you can avoid pain in the first place, it’s a win-win, because you can still take advantage of the relaxing massage. =)
I think foot massages make a great way to wind down a busy day the office. That said, there’s no reason you can’t multi-task and get work done while you soothe your feet.
This affordable shiatsu foot massager with heat only costs about $120. A great deal, considering the multiple therapeutic features (and handy remote control).
That said, HoMedics may have the best price with their cheap portable shiatsu massager, under $50.
However, this model has the capacity to provide a more intense and therapeutic massage. Thus, better and faster pain relief. You can see Dave’s video review of it below, plus instructions on how to use it:
Specs for Shiatsu Foot Massager:
- Fits Large Feet Too (up to Size 13)
- Includes Handy Remote Control
- Easy to Clean with Removable Washable Foot Covers
- Model #: SLFTMSG35
- Get the Shiatsu Massager Here
Is the CloudMassage Foot Massage Machine Better?
Alternatively, CloudMassage makes a Shiatsu machine that you can adjust to massage the bottoms of your feet – or your calves.
This is a great feature to have, especially if you run, ski or do any type of jumping sport. Who doesn’t want to reduce muscle soreness faster, right?
Similar to the model above, this machine also targets key pressure points, incorporating vibration, rolling balls, air compression and heat. However, the CloudMassage has a medical grade rating, meaning that it can perform deep tissue work.
Therefore, people suffering from plantar fasciitis or diabetic peripheral neuropathy often choose this device. You can adjust the kneading, rolling and switchable heat as well.