Best Leg Massagers

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 13, 2018
Had a long day and feel like your legs are about to fall off? Sit back, put your feet into these comfy and soothing leg massagers and let the soft vibration take care of the stress. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
Target Zones
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PROS

The unique CirQlation Technology massages your legs in Figure-Eight trajectories to relieve stress faster while the under-foot rollers rub your sore soles to alleviate tiredness.

CONS

The removable sleeves have to be washed quite often and require extra care.

OUR VERDICT

The Human Touch massager may be a bit too intense for healing injured appendages but it's vibrating sleeves are sure to work all stress and tiredness out of your legs. Though a few more control options wouldn't have hurt, it's a reasonably priced and effective massager for day-to-day relaxation.

detailed parameters
Target Zones

Feet, toes, calves

Massage Modes

Auto, Relax (rolling), Refresh (kneading)

Intensity

2 intensity levels

Shoe Size

Up to men's size 14

Power Source

AC

Extras

CirQlation™ Figure-Eight Technology, 15-min auto-shut off, Tilt-Adjustable Base, Non-skid feet, removable fabric liners (washable), handle for easy transport

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The high-quality velcro straps help affix the massager on your calf without squeezing it tightly. And the special extensions make this model suitable for calves up to 26 inches wide.

CONS

The cord connecting the controls to the massager is impractically short.

OUR VERDICT

This model will sit snugly on your leg without squeezing too hard, which is important for patients recovering after an injury. In fact, the lowest vibration level is great for gentle soothing of any pain you might have in your calves. A fine, if a bit pricey, choice for medical purposes.

detailed parameters
Target Zones

Feet, calves

Massage Modes

Sequence, Whole

Intensity

3 intensity levels

Shoe Size

Nondimensional

Power Source

AC

Extras

Corded controller, 15-min auto-shut off, Extensions included (for calf size up to 26 inches)

Warranty

2 years

PROS

This model works on a rechargable battery so you can take it with you anywhere and enjoy a massage even if there's no electric socket nearby.

CONS

The material on the outside of the sleeves is not of the best quality.

OUR VERDICT

Pain isn't something you can leave behind when you go on vacation so take this portable leg and arm massager with you and curb any soreness. The sleeves fit equally well on calves and forearms and the different vibration levels make it viable even for recently damaged appendages. A good choice for travelers.

detailed parameters
Target Zones

Calves (arms)

Massage Modes

Single massaging, Multi massaging

Intensity

3 intensity levels

Shoe Size

Nondimensional

Power Source

Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery (up to 2 hours)

Extras

Corded controller, 15-min auto-shut off

Warranty

1.5 years

PROS

The Warm Air Technology uses heat to comfort your legs and improve blood circulation, removing swelling and easing pain.

CONS

Some users remark that the massager is too noisy for such a small device.

OUR VERDICT

If you want a massager that truly feels like the touch of a human doing shiatsu stress relief on your legs, this is the one for you. This model has several modes with varying degrees of pressure and intensity, perfect for relaxation and recuperation.

detailed parameters
Target Zones

Feet, toes, calves

Massage Modes

Shiatsu, Vibration, Warm Air

Intensity

2 intensity levels

Shoe Size

Up to men's size 14

Power Source

AC

Extras

CirQlation™ Figure-Eight Technology, 15-min auto-shut off, Tilt-Adjustable Base, Non-skid feet, removable fabric liners (washable), handle for easy transport

Warranty

1 year

PROS

You can choose between several intensity levels for each separate part of your leg depending on how sensitive a certain area is at that particular moment. 

CONS

You need to apply some force to press the control pad buttons.

OUR VERDICT

This affordable model from Giantex is great for pain relief and for people with recent leg injuries. You can, for example, set high intensity for your tired soles and low settings for the injured ankle to prevent cramps and pain.

detailed parameters
Target Zones

Feet, toes, calves

Massage Modes

Heating, Vibration, Heating/Vibration

Intensity

3 intensity levels

Shoe Size

Up to men's size 14

Power Source

AC

Extras

15-min auto-shut off, non-skid feet, removable fabric liners (washable), handle for easy transport

Warranty

1 year

Human Touch 200-REFLEX4-001

A Touch of Comfort

Feeling spent after a day on your feet and want to get some feeling back in your toes and calves? Just put them into the Human Touch 200-REFLEX4-001! This foot and leg massager uses the unique CirQlation technology to do “figure eight” vibration on your legs, quickly lifting any stress or soreness from the muscles. Alternatively, if your feet are cramping up, engage the under-foot rollers that will knead your soles and soothe them at the same time.

We do have to admit that the 2 intensity levels that the device offers don’t seem all that different and, in the end, may be a bit too much for an injured leg. So we’d say that the Human Touch 200-REFLEX4-001 is less of a medical device and more of a way to relieve stress and alleviate tiredness. If you do have sensitive feet, don’t hesitate to switch between the massager’s modes, we recommend the Relax one for soothing and the Refresh one for working out any muscle tension.

Note that the sleeves of this model only fit up to men’s size 14 so those with bigger feet are out of luck, unable to feel the amazing softness of the Human Touch 200-REFLEX4-001’s massages. Also, don’t forget to take off the sleeves regularly and wash them if you don’t want your device to get a certain unpleasant odor, nothing relaxing about that!

So if you’re not looking to heal after an injury but rather simply get the stress out of your feet, the Human Touch 200-REFLEX4-001 is an excellent choice. It’s effective, versatile, and easy to use thanks to the automatic shut-off function and adjustable modes. This vibrating wonder will get you right back on your feet.

Review of Human Touch 200-REFLEX4-001 Foot & Calf Shiatsu Massager with Patented Figure-8 Technology

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FIT King 4332498074

Fit for a King

Trying to recover after a nasty leg injury? You need to do some exercise for sure but don’t forget about leg massaging to improve blood circulation and get the muscles back in top shape. We recommend using the FIT King 4332498074, a particularly gentle massager fit for medical use as well as for relaxation purposes.

The high-quality velcro straps will help affix the leg and calf massager on your calves without actually squeezing them, which is highly important for keeping the blood flow going and preventing damage to a tender area. This product is completely suitable for plus-size people as well since the special extensions help get the massager wide enough to wear on 26-inch calves.

Speaking about the massage itself, we’ll simply say that the 3 intensity levels are a blessing if you’ve had an injury just recently but still want to enjoy a soothing massage. Also, you can choose whether to engage one particular sequence, basically opting for spot vibration to work out the stress in parts of your legs, or just engage the “whole leg massage” mode.

Our sole complaint lies in the length of the remote control’s cord. There's a reason the controls are called "remote" and a cable this short is simply not practical since you have to bend down to turn it on. At this point, we’d have preferred a cordless and battery-powered remote.

Still, a poorly designed accessory shouldn’t deter you from enjoying a relaxing and medicinal massage from the FIT King 4332498074. It’s a high-quality massager for both stress and pain relief.

Review of FIT King 4332498074 Leg Air Massager for Foot and Calf Circulation Massage

 

Amzdeal 4332498076

Comfort on the Road

Have a business trip coming up but know for sure that tired feet aren’t going to stay behind? Don’t worry, this portable air compression leg massager will keep restless leg syndrome away even while you’re far from home. The Amzdeal 4332498076 can work for up to 2 hours on a single charge of its lithium-ion battery, regardless of where you are. The battery itself can be recharged via any electric outlet in an hour or so, which means you can use the Amzdeal massager comfortably every day.

Since this model is made to resemble a sleeve that you can wear on any part of your body, it can actually be used for both calf and arm massaging. This is particularly great for trips where you carry around heavy luggage and your shoulders and forearms get sore.

However, while the inside of the sleeves is soft and comfortable, perfect for relaxation even, the outside is a bit rough. It seems that the manufacturer went a bit cheap with the outer material, so be careful not to tear it. It’s not exactly essential to the massager itself but surely it’s best to keep the device looking good as new.

Still, if you want a leg massager that uses air pressure to relieve cramps and alleviate stress, the Amzdeal 4332498076 is a fine choice. Not just because it’s a portable model that you can take anywhere but also because the massage can be adjusted to be powerful or tender and soothing. A fine choice for comfortable trips.

Review of Amzdeal 4332498076 Leg Massager Air Compression

 

Human Touch 200-SOL-001

Just Like the Real Thing

There’s no way a machine could be as good or precise as a massage done by a human being, right? Well, not unless you have the Human Touch 200-SOL-001. This shiatsu leg massager uses advanced technology and warm air for spot and whole-leg massaging. It simply combines vibrations with heat to achieve a result that’s as close to an authentic shiatsu massage as you could get. You can remove the sleeves from the device and wash them at any time, which should definitely be a priority if you’re using this to treat leg injuries. Hygiene is key in such cases so don’t hesitate to take out the sleeves after every other use and throw them into the washing machine.

Don’t think that the fancy shiatsu mode makes the Human Touch 200-SOL-001 suitable for medical purposes only. The vibrations from this massager are just as effective at getting stress out of tired feet. However, we have to admit that your relaxation may be interrupted by the device’s whirring. While we’d describe it as gentle, a few users have complained about the noise being just a bit too much.

Still, a bit of a racket isn’t a high price to pay to get a high-quality shiatsu massage. Speaking of which, the actual cost of the Human Touch 200-SOL-001 is not too steep. If you’re working on a budget, we can say with confidence that this is the massager for you. But even if you have a bit more to spend, do take a look at this model because, after all, we all crave Human Touch.

Review of Human Touch 200-SOL-001 Foot and Calf Shiatsu Massager

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Giantex Shiatsu Kneading Rolling Vibration Heating

Pick and Choose

Your feet are killing you but you don’t want to get sore calves just because a little massage is needed for the soles? That’s no problem if you’ve got the Giantex Shiatsu Kneading massager. You see, this model lets you choose separate intensity levels for every part of the leg. So, while the sole may be getting some real work done on it, the calf will be resting comfortably with just a bit of a soothing buzz. This will come in handy for those who have an injury on one part of the foot but still need a hard massaging to work out cramps and such.

The Giantex Shiatsu Kneading is pretty good as a medical pain relief device as well, not just as a relaxer. Simply use it twice a day for a little while (the machine will turn itself off after 15 minutes anyway) and you’ll feel less tension in your legs in less than a week!

It does seem like the control pad is the biggest flaw of this device, mostly because the buttons take a bit of effort to press. This tends to get annoying and wears out the control panel faster, so be careful with how much force you apply.

But uncomfortable controls aren’t that big of a deal when your sore legs are being soothed by warm vibrations from the Giantex Shiatsu Kneading massager. It’s an affordable and convenient pain relief device that shines specifically thanks to how adjustable it is. A worthy purchase if you want to keep your legs healthy.

Review of Giantex Shiatsu Kneading Rolling Vibration Heating Foot Calf Leg Massager

 

What Is a Leg Massager?

There’s nothing more pleasant than letting your legs relax after a long day of running around doing errands. But simply letting your feet and leg muscles rest isn’t as effective as putting them into a leg massage machine, which will feel like a soft hug warming and caressing your feet. These devices use vibration and heat to relax your muscles and soothe them even after extremely tiring workouts. They can also be used for medicinal purposes to massage a sprained ankle or a pulled muscle, nursing them back to health. Depending on the model, these machines can be free standing or akin to sleeves you’d pull onto your leg, offering either a full-leg massage or a spot one, covering a smaller area but offering more intensity.

We also highly recommend using these machines if you often experience your legs cramping up or going numb. A leg massager is good for circulation improvement, raising blood flow to your legs to keep away the cramps and other unpleasant feelings.

If the health of your legs is something you truly care about, consider getting a pair of compression socks. And get that muscle strength up by buying (and using!) a treadmill to run a few miles every day.

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Publish Date: 2018-08-08 10:13:42