The nicest part about a good foot massage is the pressure that can be applied to sore areas. Some massagers choose to do this with contact points. The Miko Shiatsu Home Foot Massager chooses to do so through a combination of air pressure and heat. Through the use of two independent foot chambers, this unique design is able to apply pressure to the entire foot throughout the entirety of the massage.
This creates an improved blood flow to the foot, relieving the pain of tired feet remarkably fast. It also stores nicely, sliding right under your bed or into an area of similar space.
How Well Does the Miko Shiatsu Home Foot Massager Work?
The design of this foot massager gives you two independent spaces for your feet to find comfort. You should slip your foot into the massager like you’re wearing a slipper and the equipment does the rest of the work for you.
You have different pressure settings that can be used for the air pressure that is incorporated into the massage. The upper settings do tend to be a little uncomfortable when first used, so we’d recommend starting at 1 and then working your way up the comfort ladder.
The air pressure then places compression on your foot, from the top to the bottom, so that the rollers that help to massage your feet are able to knead and roll the sole rather effectively. Because the fit is so snug, it almost feels like someone has a hand in there, squeezing the top of your foot as the bottom of it receives the massage.
Now the top of the foot is not massaged with this product and there is a foot size limitation. It can accommodate a size 14 wide foot in our estimation or a size 15 standard foot.
What We Noticed During Our Review
- There is no way to change the massage settings on this unit. You must use the rolling and kneading feature for every massage and the kneading can be uncomfortable until you get used to what it can do.
- There isn’t a vibration setting to use, so the equipment relies on air pressure and contact points to create the massage.
- The massage isn’t constant with this machine, which is good and bad, depending on your perspective. Sometimes it’s nice to take a break from the kneading action. It also means your feet are in a machine with pressure and no massage happening.
- If you have sensitive toes or don’t like to wear tight shoes, this product will test your resolve. Heavy pressure is placed on the front of the foot at times during the massage.
- The push-button commands are simple and easy to use.
- The operation of this massage tool is straightforward. You slip your feet into it, turn it on, and then let it do all the work.
If you like a deep massage on your foot, then we believe you’ll love the Miko Shiatsu Home Foot Massager. It has some challenges, but overall, it helped the feet to feel better and that’s ultimately why it earns this recommendation.