Best Foot Spa 2019 – Buyer’s Guide

Having a spa experience in the comfort of your own home can be a luxurious way to relax tired, aching feet.

Thankfully, foot spa machines are now widely available, making it easier than ever to help you out after a long hard day. But because there are so many to choose from, the decision can be hard.

The right model will not only care for your feet but also hopefully stay with you for several years to come. To help you choose the best one for you and avoid any which are merely a dreary bucket of water, we have compiled a list of the ten best foot spas.

The Best Foot Spas – Our Top Picks

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Beurer FB50 Luxury Foot Bath Spa
  • Dimensions: 50 x 39 x 22 cm
  • Best Three Features: Magnetic field therapy, infrared heat, interchangeable pedicure attachments
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Beurer FB30 Collapsible Footspa
  • Dimensions: 42 x 40 x 19.5 cm
  • Best Three Features: Three functions, infrared, cord winder
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Rio Deluxe Foot Bath and Spa with Roller Massager
  • Dimensions: N/A (but will fit size 13 feet)
  • Best Three Features: Four settings, carry handle, infrared LEDs
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Best Foot Spas

Beurer FB50 Luxury Foot Bath Spa

Not only our high-end luxury pick but also our best overall.

The Beurer FB50 is their leading model, and it is clear to see why. Want any particular features? It probably has them. Need to accommodate large feet? Not an issue. Need the water to stay heated? The FB50 can help.

It doesn’t only keep the water warm but heats it up too, so it is at just the right temperature for your tired feet. You can simply choose from five different settings, ranging between 35 and 48°C, for the perfect experience. There are massage rollers which could assist relieving tension in the sole of feet, but they can also be removed if they aren’t needed and for a nice soak.

Infrared light and magnetic field therapy are also great for boosting circulation and improving the overall use and tissue repair/build of your legs, and all you need to do is rest your feet over the light spots.

The foot spa is suitable to be used without water if it is just a massage which is needed. There are three interchangeable attachments to help you achieve the result you want, from a buffing brush to a callous remover/pumice stone.

We wouldn’t say it was very portable, but the generous size does make this great for anyone who needs a lot of room or who likes it to be spacious. The operation is quiet, and this makes it great for kicking back in front of the telly as it won’t disturb you.

An excellent machine which is the closest you will get to a professional foot spa without leaving your house.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 50 x 39 x 22 cm
  • Best Three Features: Magnetic field therapy, infrared heat, interchangeable pedicure attachments

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We like

  • Keeps water very hot
  • Magnetic and infrared therapy

We dislike

  • Would like it to be a bit deeper to cover most of the ankle

Final Verdict

The best of the best - well worth spending that bit extra if the massager will be vital.

Rio Deluxe Foot Bath and Spa with Roller Massager

Offering a pretty instant relaxing experience, this Rio spa is incredibly easy to set up and all pretty self-explanatory.

It offers quite an indulgence for your feet. Reflexology rollers help to massage the key pressure points on the sole, and it was one of the most effective at this. Some others seemed to either be a bit too strong and uncomfortable.

In addition to this, there are gentle vibrations from the hydrotherapy jets which will soothe muscles, tendons and ligaments to leave you feeling revived. This bubbling water is heated, so while the jets are going, the contents can stay warm for a relaxing atmosphere. Thermally insulated walls can help, too.

The four settings are massage only, heat only, heat and massage, heat and bubbles. There is the option to play around with these and get the feeling that is right for you, and there is nothing to stop you switching between them all for the duration of your soak.

A cable storage device will keep everything neat and tidy when it isn’t in use, and there is also a carry handle which makes moving it much easier. This is a welcome addition, as it is rather heavy to carry.

The heaviness makes it incredibly sturdy, however. There are no additional attachments, like with a lot of other models, but for the power and relaxation you get, this is easily forgiven and forgotten – especially as seeing the price is not excessive.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: N/A (but will fit size 13 feet)
  • Best Three Features: Four settings, carry handle, infrared LEDs

We like

  • Water is at a good temperature
  • Instructions very easy to follow
  • Vibrations help to relax feet
  • Easy to set up

We dislike

  • Not suitable for larger feet due to positioning of massage rollers

Final Verdict

A very very close second place position, but as it is cheaper than the winner, it could sway you.

Beurer FB30 Collapsible Footspa

If storage is an issue, or if you want to be able to take the spa around the house with you, then a collapsible model is ideal.

This one is the most substantial we have reviewed. To say it is collapsible, it is still sturdy when it is in use, so there is little risk of it giving way when full of water. Adjust it to the depth you desire, then fold it down flat and store it in your drawer or under the bed.

Despite this, it is quite deep compared to a lot of the other models on the market, which is great if you want to completely cover your feet. You can add any essential oils or salts you’d like, as it won’t affect the running of the machine, so a splash of lavender will do a world of good.

There are three functions – water temperature control, vibration massage and bubble massage – so depending on your particular needs, the bath can be put to optimum use. Use them for a maximum of 40 minutes for optimum results.

Infrared light dots work with the water to help boost circulation and stimulate reflex zones, which is great if your legs are tired as well as your feet. A pedicure attachment can help buff the skin on the bottom of the feet and remove any calluses.

The bubbles aren’t overly powerful, but they helped to keep the water circulating and mixed, so the entire bath is warm enough for use. As well, the spikes on the bottom of the spa are quite prominent, but we found we soon got used to these and adjusted well.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 42 x 40 x 19.5 cm
  • Best Three Features: Three functions, infrared, cord winder

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Beurer FB30 Foldable Foot Spa User Manual

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We like

  • Foldable
  • Cord winder for easy storage
  • Easy to pour water out

We dislike

  • Bubbles aren’t strong

Final Verdict

The foldable aspect will make this a great option for anyone who wants to bring the spa to their home but simply don't have the room.

Homedics Bubblemate Footspa and Massager

The Bubblemate foot spa is for those of you out there who, as the name suggests, very much like their bubbles.

The bubble strips are present to deliver just the right amount of bubbles and vibrations for a relaxing sensation. There isn’t too many so the water starts overflowing, or too few so it is basically still water.

A removable pumice stone can help you to polish up and soften the skin on your feet before you take a dip, so they are in top condition.

As for the three settings, they are massage only, heat and massage and heat and bubbles, so you can choose to have a quick relief of aching muscles or choose to keep the water warm for a more prolonged soak.

For the money, you get a generous amount of features. The ability to keep the water at a nice temperature is a specification which can sometimes be missing on the more expensive and less well-known brand models.

Even though it will keep the water warm, there is a user safety cut out limit of 30 minutes so you can’t go beyond this. We found that this was an ideal time anyway, as any longer is not recommended as the benefits start to disappear.

The noise is noticeable when it is in use, so it may be best focusing on the experience as opposed to multitasking and trying to watch TV at the same time. The massagers aren’t strong, and as some can be a bit too strong, this allows you to focus on the bubbles more. Overall, for the price, this is above expectations and a great starter model.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: N/A (Up to size 12 feet)
  • Best Three Features: Three settings, bubble strips, pumice attachment

We like

  • Price
  • Bubbles perform well

We dislike

  • Noisy

Final Verdict

If massaging is not top of your list but you still want a bit of pressure, then the bubbles and jets of this model will help you relax in luxury.

Visiq Bubble Footspa

With three settings (heat only, massage only or heat and massage), this is a flexible foot spa which will give you the results and sensation you need after a long day on your feet.

The former setting is ideal if you want to soften the skin, the latter for a full spa experience and the massage only uses cold water for a refreshing sensation.

The base nodes are some of the most pronounced of all the models we reviewed, which is good for anyone who needs a massaging feeling as well as a soak. It will only maintain water temperature at the desired level, so is best if you use warm water from the start.

You get three attachments too, to give your feet any extra required care. They fit to the centre of the massager and can be used in between dipping your feet into the water.

In terms of size, it is recommended for use by anyone up to a size 12 foot. There is a splash guard to keep the surrounding area dry and keep the water in the spa, although some splashes do occur when the bubbles are in full steam so we would recommend popping a towel down.

For under £30, it is a great pedicure spa which will relieve tension and relax your feet when you need it the most. It is basic, but there is plenty of room, and the three settings come in handy.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: W35 cm
  • Best Three Features: Three attachments, three settings, splash guard

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We like

  • Maintains heat well
  • Price

We dislike

  • Noisy in operation

Final Verdict

A good budget option if you want some simple luxurious soaking.

Beurer FB20 Massaging Footbath

Perhaps featuring one of the most effective roller massage attachments out of all we reviewed, this Beurer model is great for anyone who needs more than some simple bubbles and heat to keep their feet in order.

The massage roller attachments are removable, but when they are in place, they act as reflexology massagers with manual operation. Simply put, through massaging your feet, they can actually improve the muscles and tissues in the entire body. Great if you’re in a job where you are on your feet all day, as everyone knows that it isn’t just the feet that start to ache after a little while.

Vibration massage, heat and massage, and heat and bubbles are the three settings you can choose from, so the mode can be altered from day to day depending on your needs.

Our only niggles are that it is quite shallow when it is filled to the maximum line. Okay for any smaller feet, but for anyone who has feet of a larger size, it could leave your ankles a bit cold. It is only recommended for use by those with feet up to a size 9. Also, although it keeps the water warm for longer, the temperature still noticeably dipped when it was in use.

But in the end, our feet still felt refreshed, and the massage rollers were well-placed to target the most ideal areas of the sole. Just be wary of the run and rest times.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 35 x 38 x 18 cm
  • Best Three Features: Three interchangeable massage stones, three-year guarantee, three settings

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Beurer FB 20 Foot Spa User Manual

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We like

  • Good massage sensation
  • Lightweight for easy moving

We dislike

  • 20 minute run time, broken up by 15 minute rest time

Final Verdict

The run and rest times are there for a reason so don't let them out you off what is a great foot spa.

REVLON Pediprep Foot Spa and Pedicure Set

Whether you want to treat yourself before a pedicure or you have a job which involves being on your feet all day, giving your feet a treat is important.

This Revlon foot spa can help you out without breaking the bank. The bubbles will soothe the aches and pains, and there are two removable attachments to help keep your feet in top order. The pumice stone keeps feet soft and hard skin at bay, and the mechanical rolling massage will give the feet a boost and revive tired soles.

You don’t want to be sticking your feet into the spa if they aren’t in top order, so to help you prepare, there is an additional pouch packed with some pedicure essentials. To help keep nails clean and neat, there is a nail brush, nail cleaner, cuticle stick, two cuticle pushers, cuticle scissors, two toe separators and an emery board.

The controls are fully waterproof so no water will damage the internal workings. You can’t add any salts or oils as this will affect the jets, but there is nothing to stop you using these after the soak.

It keeps the water warm for a little while, although it cools quicker than we’d personally like. Great for a short massage every night for five or ten minutes, but not a long weekend soak in front of your favourite box set.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: N/A
  • Best Three Features: Two removable attachments, additional nail care pouch

We like

  • Price
  • Extras in the kit

We dislike

  • Water cools too quick

Final Verdict

Our budget pick. The name is a trustworthy one, and it does the soaking job to a tee. The additional items feel good quality so are a great inclusion.

Sensio Foot Spa Massager Bath

Coming with plenty of additional accessories to help you have a full pedicure when you need it the most, this foot massager is the perfect little at-home spa.

Just add warm water, and the bath can create the bubbles and sensations which help to relax your feet. These bubbles are quite powerful, which is perfect as it creates a bit of a vibration.

The three settings are bubble, heat and massage, so you can have whichever experience you’d like for the occasion. The massage rollers and heads are removable, and infrared lamps are said to encourage the circulation in your feet.

A complete pedicure set is included too, so you can properly pamper your feet before they are soaked. You get a nail file, nail brush, scissors, tweezers, cleansing brush, and toe separators in a little pouch to keep safe altogether.

It is recommended that you don’t use the bath with any salts or oils as it could clog up the jets, but the water seems to be soothing enough for those with basic demands. The water will be kept warm on the heat setting, but if you want the bubbles or massaging function, then you may need to top it up regularly if you want to have a long soak. It is also quite noisy which isn’t ideal for a relaxing evening, but won’t bother you if you just want a quick ten-minute soak before bed.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: N/A
  • Best Three Features: Three settings, infrared lamps, complete pedicure set

We like

  • Bubbles are effective
  • Rollers provide a good amount of pressure

We dislike

  • Water does not stay warm enough

Final Verdict

A good basic foot spa if bubbles and light movement are what you are after.

Help and Resources

Foot Spa Buying Guide

Features To Consider

Heating Unit

If you want warm water, then to ensure you have a long luxurious soak, the water is going to have to have a bit of help staying warm. Not all foot spas have this feature, and some have limitations on the temperature and heating time.

Base Nodes and Massage Rollers

Base nodes are the little lumps on the bottom of the spa. In addition, many foot spas can now also massage your feet, but they vary widely in terms of power and positioning. Some are barely felt while others actually exaggerate the pain as opposed to helping it.

Variable Settings

Some of the more basic models will simply turn on and off, whereas more high-end options may have a range of settings from speeds, heat, bubbles and vibrations.

Extras

Some purchases may come with attachments or kits which include items like a pumice stone, nail scissors and cuticle care. Don’t pay more for something you don’t need or already have, though, and don’t settle for a particular model which has the extras but not some of the basic features you want.

Size

The size is a very important factor, especially if you have larger feet. Some will only accommodate feet up to a size 9 or 10, and others can comfortably fit larger sizes, but the features may be restricted, such as if you need to manually move the massage rollers.

Massage Rollers

Talking of the massage function, most foot spas feature removable rollers which can give you the sensation of a professional massage. The majority of those are manual, so you have to move your feet for the sensation.

Pedicure Attachments

Some models come with different attachments, such as pumice stones or brushes which can help to soften the skin or remove hard areas. These often sit in the centre of the spa, raised from the main bath so that they can be used before, during and after the bath use. They are good if you have these issues on top of aching feet.

FAQs

Will I Be Able To Use Oils And Salts With My Foot Spa?

Most say that you can’t, as it could affect the jets and inner workings of the spa. However, some say that oils and particular fine salts will be okay, so check with the user manual before you buy if this is important to you.

Is The Water Easy To Remove?

Some spas will have plugs which make the water removal easier, but the majority we have featured do not have this, so the water will need to be tipped out. Take care of any electrics and ensure you have enough room to do this, so no water is spilt.

Are There Any Foot Spas Suitable For Kids?

Those we have featured are suitable for adults only, but if you have any young members of the family who like a bit of pampering, then an Orbeez Foot Spa is specially created for their needs. They are available from Amazon and Argos.

Will A Foot Spa Help Arthritis?

If you have a condition such as arthritis and circulation is important, then a foot spa could help. Look out for one which will keep the water warm, and extra features such as base nodes, massage rollers and infrared heat/magnetic field therapy will boost the circulation in your legs.

Can I Use A Foot Spa If I Am Pregnant?

Yes, although your options are much more limited. A gentle massage can work wonders when you are pregnant, but powerful models could be risky. Stick to a model which focuses on bubbles as opposed to any massaging, as stimulating certain pressure points can encourage labour. These are the reflexology areas of the foot linked to the uterus and ovaries, located at the inside and outside of both ankles in the hollow areas just under the ankle bones, and around the smallest toe area.

Also, make sure the water is not too hot. Talk to a doctor before purchasing if you are concerned.