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on 23 January 2012
I have foot problems - not just tired feet, but foot problems (midfoot arthritis in both feet). I was looking for something that could really give my feet a good work out and I was rather disappointed with the HoMedics FM-TS9-GB Deluxe Shiatsu Foot Massager. Basically, what is it is three rotating disks, one located at approximately to ball of your foot, one located at approximately the arch of your foot and one located at approximately the heel of your foot. If you have small feet, these won't be in the right place. Likewise, if you have large feet.
Each rotating disk has four metal balls slightly larger than a chick pea attached to it. The disks rotate and the balls are meant to feel like "thumb pressure". To me, they don't.
I wanted something that could really work the arch and centre of my foot and I found that these rotating disks did not do the job (and I have pretty flat feet, so they did not have far to go into my arch). I was hoping for massage head that would undulate, the provide the massage without the need to keep moving your feet around on the device to "hit the spot" but these massage heads rotate only.
Anyway, if you have just plain tired feet, then I image that the fairly gentle massage this provide would feel nice. The heat does feel nice, although in my experience it did not get very warm (not as warm as say a heat pad). But if you are looking for pain relief of more serious foot problems, this won't do it. I returned mine.