Do you really need a leg massager? Well, you are almost always on your feet all day, with get-togethers with friends and family, office events, sales exhibitions or shopping. It’s not only your back, shoulders or neck that need care and massage, your legs do need a regular good rub too. A properly executed leg massage using a leg massager can help improve blood circulation, reduce tension and it eases any pain you have too.
Benefits of Getting a Leg Massage or Using a Leg Massager
Other undeniable health benefits of a foot or leg massage or using a foot or leg massager include helping to loosen up your sore, aching muscles, reduce anxiety and stress by calming you down and reducing endorphins, help reduce any numbness or weakness in your feet or legs, and it has been proven to aid in the lowering of back pain due to incorrect postures as it helps regulate blood flow and pump oxygen to different parts of the body, relieving aches and hence lower back pain. Getting a foot or leg massage also helps to improve the quality of your sleep and alleviate migraine symptoms and headaches. A study conducted on healthcare staff working with elderly people suffering from dementia showed that a 10-minute foot massage session up to three times a week led to improved mood, less anxiety and lower blood pressure.
Who Will Benefit from a Leg Massage?
Benefits are many, and while there is no restriction on who can do a foot massage, or use a foot or leg massager, getting a foot and leg massage or using a foot and leg massager is considered beneficial for a few types of people. These include senior citizens who are suffering from pains, aches, soreness or numbness in their feet or legs, people with diabetes, arthritis, varicose veins, anxiety and depression and sleep disorders. Athletes, sportsmen or working professionals are also likely to benefit immensely from foot or leg massages.
A Masseuse or A Leg Massager?
However, going to a professional masseuse for a massage is costly and inconvenient. On average, you have to pay USD20 – 30 per 30 minutes for a food masseur to provide you with a foot reflexology service. Why not just melt away the stress in your feet and body with a good foot or leg massager, which can cost you less than one or two professional massages?
Types of Leg Massagers
Most electric or battery-operated foot and leg massagers come with built-in functions that let you define the type and intensity of the massage that you want to have. Manual roller balls, water-based foot and leg massagers, or infrared-red foot and leg massagers are now almost the norm. There are also the air compression leg massagers and shiatsu foot and calf massagers, which mostly use airbags to squeeze your legs and knead your muscles.
With so many types of foot and leg massagers available on the market now, it’s not easy to find a good one but we at Vivacity Asia have tried all the major brands of foot and leg massagers around and sieve out some of the best models for you. So put your feet up in the comfort of your own abode, and drive those stress away now!
Vivacity Asia’s best pick among all the foot and leg massagers in the market is the Fit King leg massager. Fit for a king or queen indeed, it massages your feet and legs all the way up to your upper calves, helping to melt your stress away. It has a 20-minute timer function after which it automatically shuts off, so you do not have to worry about wasting electricity should you fall asleep, and we guarantee, you likely will, with this leg massager!
With two modes, three massage intensities and ten massage techniques, you can easily control this leg massager by a handheld controller. The leg and foot wraps are easily adjustable, and you can also adjust the size and intensity. The maximum size for the calves are 28.5 inches, with two-size extensions.
Perfect for everyone, whether you’re working from home or in the office, the Fit King leg massager easily relieves your fatigue daily, improving your blood circulation and health for many, many years to come. Get it here now!
All you need is just 20 minutes per day or twice daily with the Renpho leg massager to relieve your sore muscles and relieve your fatigue. Made specially to simulate a pair of hands compressing and massaging, it helps our legs to relax and reduces tension and soreness, all the way from your feet to your thighs.
Its multiple massage modes with 3 massage sequences, 3 massage areas and 4 intensity modes provide you with different massage experiences, and its portability allows you to bring it around with you while you travel, enjoying its benefits anywhere, anytime.
The wraps are adjustable for any leg size, accommodating calves of up to 24.8 inches and thighs up to 33.5 inches in circumference. You can even detach the thigh and calf wraps from each other to be used separately or even use the wraps for your arms if needed.
This leg massager also has a 20-minute auto-shut-off timer to prevent it from overheating, as well as a handheld controller. Its portable design allows you to bring it anywhere for use, whether it’s the office, the home or during your travels. Get it here now!
The Amzdeal leg massager is made up of two smaller wraps that you can fold around your calves, feet, thighs and even your arms. Unlike the bigger leg massagers, the Amzdeal leg massager does not massage your full legs all at one time, but separately. But this leg massager is definitely much less bulky and easier to put on.
Compared to the traditional leg massager, the Amzdeal leg massager has a more powerful and adjustable pressure level, with the ability to deliver a deeper and relaxing massage to your calves.
One other advantage of this leg massager is its heating property. With two heating modes – 113 degrees (low temperature) and 131 degrees Fahrenheit (high temperature) – you can add these degrees of heat to your arm or leg massage and get heated in about 8 minutes. There are also two massage modes and 3 air pressure levels which helps your legs and muscles to relax.
All you need to do to use this leg massager is to adjust the leg wraps, which can take a maximum leg circumference of 23.6 inches, and stick them together with the velcro. After using this leg massager for 15 minutes, it shuts off automatically. This is useful when you want to avoid overuse when sleeping at night. Get it here now!
Truly magical, that’s how we will describe the MagicMakers leg massager. Using very powerful compression with a 360-degree massage, it covers your feet, calves and thighs. With three massage modes and six speeds, it also has a three-speed heat function to help relieve any knee or feet issues.
Though the amount of velcro is overwhelming and a bit tricky to put on and remove, this MagicMakers leg massager is especially good for deep tissue massage that helps to ease muscle tension for the feet, legs, calves and thighs. It improves pain and discomfort, promotes blood circulation and prevents muscle fatigue. One other advantage is its ability to help break down fat cells in problem areas, accelerating fat burning. Get it here now!
Another option for you, the Muchoo leg massager which massages both your feet and calves at the same time. With three levels of heat at 104, 113 and 122 degrees Fahrenheit, there are also six massage modes like auto, pinch, leg, press, foot and relax plus a wide variety of kneading and stroking techniques to push relaxation into your muscles. Low, medium or high – there are also three levels of intensity depending on how you want your massage today.
What we love is the huge LCD display on the handheld controller that displays current actions, providing us with a clear picture of what kind of massage or which area of our body is being massaged now.
Lightweight and portable, it comes with two extra extenders that fit different size feet and calves, with a maximum calf circumference of 28 inches. Get it here now!
When Not to Massage Your Feet or Legs
Despite the various benefits of a leg massage, there are times when you might need to avoid any massage at all. Here are some situations where you should not be using a leg massager, or if you must, consult a doctor first.
Leg massage shouldn’t be done if:
- Your legs are swollen with fluid.
- You have a blood clot in a calf vein.
- You have painful vericose veins.
- You are pregnant.
- You have open sores on any part of your feet, legs or calves.
- You have skin outbreaks.
- You have a rash due to a disease such as lupus or scleroderma.
- You have diabetes.
- You have brittle bones or osteoporosis.
Massaging your legs is a good way to revive sore, tired legs after exercising or other activities. A separate foot or leg massage can help you achieve better health, though there are other things that you can do to relieve sore leg muscles such as stretching exercises, meditation, pilates or yoga. Consult a sports or medical professional if you have an illness but will like to carry on with using a leg massager or doing exercises.