Modern whirlpool baths combine several functions in just one device: they warm, care for and massage your feet. This should make them equally suitable for pedicures as for relaxation and pain relief. This is made possible thanks to the integrated rollers, rollers or nubs in the footbed, which, in combination with the adjustable water temperature and the bubble function, are like a massage. The targeted stimulation of the reflex zones is also intended to promote blood circulation, but a foot spa is not a medical device. It's more about the relaxing wellness factor.
Depending on the manufacturer, a foot bath comes with different functions. For this reason, you should consider in advance which properties the device must have: Whether vibration and bubble massage, heat function, light stimulation or magnetic field therapy - you can choose between different settings. And these are not all criteria to look out for:
1. Sanitas SFB 07
The Sanitas footbath is suitable for up to shoe size 50. It can bubble and vibrate, has a foot reflex zone massage element, a spout opening, a removable splash guard and non-slip rubber feet. Although unable to heat cold water, it can maintain the temperature of warm water. The model is therefore suitable for preparing for a pedicure, for relaxation and for a massage of your feet.
2. Medisana comfort FS 881
The 60-watt foot spa from Medisana is currently on offer at Lidl: It is suitable for up to shoe size 44 and is a combination of three functions (water temperature control, bubble and vibration massage). In addition to the non-slip rubber feet, the device contains a spout opening and a massage attachment. Treat yourself to an invigorating reflexology massage or just a warm foot bath.
The foot spa from Beurer is a little more expensive to buy than the first two devices, but it also has more functions (up to shoe size 44): In addition to the removable massage rollers and a massage-supporting footbed, the model has an integrated aroma filter. This gives you the opportunity to combine your foot bath with a bath additive of your choice. The device also contains infrared light points, three interchangeable pedicure attachments and magnets (for stimulating magnet therapy).
4. Ecomed FS-52E
The device from Ecomed is also 60 watts strong. It has two program levels - the first provides a bubble bath with heat, the second combines the bubble bath with a vibrating massage (heat included). The model is suitable for a maximum shoe size of 46. It also contains removable massage rollers, so you can decide for yourself which type of foot spa you want to treat yourself to.
5. Had to
The last and most expensive model in this series is the Turejo foot spa: it has 14 massage rollers, infrared light, a Shiatsu massage roller and a peeling stone. The water temperature can be set (and maintained) by the integrated heating. You can also add essential oils to the soothing bath. You can control and change all desired settings via the integrated display.
And one more important note at the end: If you suffer from a vein disease (e.g. thrombosis), we strongly advise against using a foot spa.
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