When it comes to unwinding after a brutal day at the corporate coal mines, nothing beats a full body massage to ease the tension. The feet act as a neural junction for your entire body, so it definitely makes sense to start there. However, you may not have you better half or kids near you to give you a much-needed rub down. But you’re already tired and cranky; surely you can’t massage your own feet!
Fortunately, technology has caught up, and you can now find unique and interesting solutions and remedies for a battered body. Here’s my review of the HoMedics Luxury Foot Spa and how it worked out for me.
HoMedics Foot Spa review
What I like
- 4 massage rollers
- Boost blood circulation
What I don’t like
- Bubble strength is low
- Does not heat your water
- Tough roller nodules
What are you buying?
The HoMedics foot spa is a reasonably sized foot spa that packs quite the array of features, all designed to work your feet. This particular foot spa boasts of a 3 in 1 Microcirculation function that boosts blood flow to all areas of the feet; these are hydrotherapy, magnetic properties, and vibration.
The base is a tad angled for a more natural and comfortable massage position. Once you add a couple of interchangeable pedicure attachments and 4 rollers, it’s easy to see why they call it a luxury foot spa.
However, there were some very disconcerting elements that I noted and I’ll be blunt; the HoMedics Luxury Foot Spa looks like a basic plastic bowl that the manufacturer tried too hard to throw a few bits and accessories here and there. Frankly speaking, I don’t think the ‘luxury’ tag was adequately used here.
When you hear the term luxury foot spa, you would expect at least the ability to warm water. But alas, this foot spa only offers a feeble attempt at keeping the water warm; you have to heat it elsewhere, then fill the bowl.
While heavier, the larger bowl allows any foot size to fit comfortably, which is a great thing. As a bonus, the HoMedics luxury foot spa also has 2 bubble strips on either side and 4 integrated massage rollers, twice as many as most foot spas in the market.
The bubbles could be a bit more stronger and bubbly, but they did the job. The double rollers might be the most effective part of the entire foot spa because their placement allows them to reach areas of the feet that would have otherwise been left untouched.
You should watch out for the nodules on the rollers, though. They are very tough and sharp and could hurt your soles if you apply too much pressure.
What accessories are included?
Upon purchasing and unpacking the product, you should find the following items included:
- 1 HoMedics Luxury Foot Spa
- Pedicure attachments
- Instruction manual
Most customers prefer to include additional items. I ordered the Peppermint Non-Foaming foot soak, and Fresh Feet Sea Salts soak to complement my purchase.
Key features of HoMedics Foot Spa
- 4 integrated massage rollers for a thorough massage.
- Boost blood circulation to the feet.
- Bubble strength does not actually create vibrations
- Does not heat your water, requires alternative heating
- Roller nodules are very tough and painful for soft feet
Anything else you should know?
While in operation, the HoMedics luxury foot spa can get really noisy due to the 4 bubble strips. So much so that watching TV or listening to the radio might be a bit challenging. Maybe crank up the volume or use the foot spa when not watching something important. On a side note, although the manufacturer included a pumice stone, it is not recommended to use both the bath and stone at the same time. Not only is this unhygienic, but dead skin and calluses could block the bubble holes and reduce efficiency.
While the Homedics Luxury foot spa might have exaggerated the truth a bit, this product is a great place to start. There are very many different levels of luxury and the HoMedics just offers one of them. Think of it like cars; you may not exactly be buying a Ferrari, but the saloon car also feels comfortable and will get you to your destination. Even without features like water heating and settings, this foot spa brings quite a lot to the table. If you just need somewhere to start off, this is the ideal product.
However, if you are really looking for penultimate luxury, let’s not kid ourselves here. There are numerous, high-end foot spas that offer more luxurious features than this one; it’s all about finding what works for you.
Where to buy?
- Amazon UK: Click here for today’s price
HoMedics Foot Spa Review
Despite some disconcerting elements, the HoMedics foot spa is a reasonably sized foot spa that packs quite the array of features, all designed to work your feet.