Leg, ankle, and foot pain is one of the most familiar yet unwanted acquaintances us modern citizens have. Whether you have to be on your feet all day long, or have other conditions that causes foot pain, one effective pain-relief method is getting a shiatsu massage.
However, not everyone has the time or money to go to a massage therapist regularly. That’s when shiatsu foot massagers come into the picture. While many sing the tribute on how effective these devices are, others are skeptical.
Therefore, we put this article together to answer the following questions:
- What benefits do shiatsu foot massagers bring?
- Are electric foot massagers safe?
- What are some trustworthy places to buy them?
- What are the best shiatsu foot massagers?
Benefits of a Shiatsu Massager
Simply poot, shiatsu foot massagers are good for your health. Like an in-person massage, they are effective devices to ease your foot and muscle pain. Additionally, a good massager also promote circulation, which further boost your leg and foot health. They are also great ways to relax after a long day, especially after a nice bath.
Shiatsu foot massagers are extremely effective in relieving foot pain, both nerve pain and muscle soreness. The massage nodes are designed to mimic real shiatsu techniques. Combined with heat and vibration, they can melt away your foot pain in as short as fifteen minutes.
Promote Healthy Circulation
A calf and leg massager with heat and vibration are extremely beneficial for those suffering peripheral neuropathy, That’s because the shiatsu techinique can help blood move through weak, withered blood vessels and slowly stimulate them. As long as you stick to a regular schedule, you’ll soon start feeling the difference in your feet.
Faster Injury Recovery
Since shiatsu foot massagers knead your muscles and clear up blood vessels, they naturally help you recover from injuries faster. Problems like post-workout muscle soreness, plantar fascitis, general arch pain, and ankle/heel pain can all benefit from using a shiatsu foot massager.
However, always consult with your phsyician to ensure it’s safe to use a massager while recovering.
Stress and Anxiety Relief
Shiatsu foot massagers can help relief stress and anxiety. It can even help you fight depression and other mental health issues! After all, who doesn’t enjoy the feeling of a day’s exhaustion melting away as you sink into a soft couch?
Improve Overall Health
Shiatsu foot massagers also improve your health overall because feet is a central hub for circulation. Therefore, when you activate blood vessels in your feet, calves, and legs, you essentially promote healthy circulation throughout your body.
Ever heard the proverb that "the feet are your roots?"
Are Shiatsu Massagers Safe?
Shaitsu massagers are perfectly safe as long as you don’t overuse it. Have you ever had an intensive massage session that made you more uncomfortable than before? The same applies to foot massagers. Therefore, be sure to read through the manual. Also, ease yourself into longer sessions if you’ve never used a foot massager before.
Are Electric Foot Massagers Good For You?
Some people might prefer the old-schooled rollers. But electric foot massagers are far more beneficial for your health. Plus, they’re much easier to use. Most modern massgaers also have preset and remote controls so you really can set it and forget it. Also, it’s perfectly safe to use electric foot massagers during pregnancy.
How Often Can I use My Foot Massager?
You can use your shiatsu foot massager as often as you want, but we don’t recommend having more than three sessions a day. If you work on your feet regularly, a 10-20 minute session after work every day should be enough.
If you’re using a shiatus foot massager to relief pain from neuropathy and plantar fasciitis, check with your doctor first. However, a short five minute massage when the pain kicks in, or a fifteen minute session every other day usually does the trick.
Shiatsu foot massagers can relieve pain from plantar fasciitis, however, they should always be combined with actual treatment. Massages are essential symptom relief methods and canont replace physical therapy and necessary medicaiton or procedures.
If you suffer from peripheral neuropathy, a shiatsu foot massager would make your life much easier. These devices can sooth your nerve pain and also reduce the tingling and numbness caused by neuropathy. It’s much faster than waiting for your massage therapist to have availability, and much more affordable too.
Where Can You Buy Shiatsu Foot Massagers?
The easiest place to look is a massager website! Otherwise, Amazon and eBay are also great places to start. Furthermore, most trustworthy brands also have their products at Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, and other larger retailers online and in-person.
Shop Miko’s Shiatsu Foot Massagers
Looking to buy the best foot massagers? Check out our best-selling products!
MAS 2 is our best-selling shiatsu foot massager. Featuring 360-degree massage with heat and vibration, the preset modes will treat you to a luxury massage at home tailored to your needs.
The wireless remote control allows you to fully relax during the sessions, and the adjustable stand makes it perfect for leg, calf, and ankle massages as well. Don’t believe us with all the good we’re saying? Check out MAS 2’s customer reviews and see for yourself.
YOISHO is a great beginner’s foot massager. It’s affordable, easy to configue, and comes with all the fundamental functions you’d need. The patented design fully covers your feet so every nerve and muscle benefits from the session.
YOISHO uses traditional shiatsu technique to recfeate acupressure massage experiences. The compression therapy is also adjustable. Which makes it a great massager for diabetes patients.
Loved our YOISHO, but want something even more powerful? Well, we have good news for you. Check out our newest heat and vibration foot massager, Y2! As the name indicates, this is an upgrade from the original YOISHO — consider it the second generation!
Y2 features Petrissage Max Technology, which combines deep kneading, compression, rolling, and heat to relieve foot pain at the source. You can also choose between kneading, rolling, and air compression individually for a personalized foot massage experience at home.