MedMassager Foot Calf Massager Review
You may have seen the MedMassager MMF06 Foot Calf Massager being mentioned in many 'best foot massager reviews'.
Yes, it is one of the best electric foot massager in the market but more so, we think it does an exceptional job especially in being a foot massager for plantar fasciitis. Here's why.
Before anything, we think it's worthwhile to introduce a little more about the brand. You will then see better where we are coming from to say that this is one of the best foot massager for plantar fasciitis.
Founded over 70 years ago and still family-owned and operated, MedMassager is certified with the FDA Class 1 "therapeutic massager for physical medicine".
The brand recognises that the doctor-patient relationship is changing in this informed era of freely available information and treatment plans. It thereby is driven to bring products to the market that allow everyone to safely and effectively manage their body, circulation and pain issues at the comfort of their own home.
The result? Produced some of the best medical massage units available today for in-home therapy amongst which the MMF06 Foot Massager continues to be the brand's bestselling massage unit.
Not just that, but MedMassager is used by doctors and chiropractors across the world, proving to be an indispensable tool providing optimal and effective aid in practice clinics, large and small.
Let's now look at how the MMF06 Foot Massager works.
Features and Programs
First of all, you may notice that it does not look quite the same as your ordinary foot massager.
Yup, instead of the usual foot pockets or compartments, MedMassager is made up of a full-sized oscillating foot pad that has pressure points on it to target the surface of your feet.
Like such. Very simple looking, but oh-so-effective.
How it works is that instead of the traditional pounding effect most traditional foot massagers are subjected to, it uses an 'oscillating' motion to mimic a masseuse's hands to stimulate circulation and bring oxygenated blood to the area.
When happens from this vibration-like motion is that nerves are stimulated to reduce nerve pain, ease aches and eliminate numbness and tightness.
The philosophy behind is actually not that complicated - when circulation is improved, tension and pain naturally are relieved.
However, just this method itself is not sufficient to make the MedMassager such a best rated foot massager.
It is with the combination of its groundbreaking 11 speed, ranging from 1000-3700rpm that makes it such a top foot massager in the market.
You see, with the MedMassager, speed dictates the massage intensity. With as much as 11 speed to select from, you can choose your ideal speed setting as per your sensitivity.
We suggest starting on a low speed first before slowly increasing it over time as your body responds to the therapy.
Speaking of which, you can tailor it to your therapeutic regimen to your specific needs - you don't have to settle or compromise over one constant speed. If a particular area needs more intensity, increase the speed.
This is particularly prominent for plantar fasciitis sufferers because you'd want more pressure around the heel and arch area.
One might think there's not much to talk about with a design like that of the MedMassager. Quite the opposite, in fact. The foot pad has more than what you'd imagine going on for it.
First of all, it is not just a foot massager - it is a foot and calf massager, too. How so, you may ask?
Just tilt the massager forward (as pictured left) and you will be able to lay your calf on top of it.
That's the genius behind the overall design of the MedMassager. You do not need to attach anything else, just tilt it forward or backward for different areas.
When laid on the floor, its ergonomic design places it at an angle that is most comfortable while receiving the maximum possible therapeutic benefit.
It is meant to be used on the floor while you sit on a chair so unlike the Cloud Massage, you cannot lay it flat on the bed.
One thing that we want to bring to your attention is the 'arch bar'. You may not notice it at a glance, but there is this arch rail thing on top of the foot pad, as pictured left.
This is for when you want added stimulation for the toes, arch and heel. Just place the position of your foot requiring additional attention on top of it to get a more intense sensation.
Given that the heel and arch are the primary problem areas for conditions like plantar fasciitis, now can you see why we say the MedMassager is the best foot massage machine for plantar fasciitis?
But it's not just for that only. This electric foot massager is found to aid in alleviating symptoms associated with:
Here's a quick guide on how to use the MedMassager for different ailment:
Don't worry, it comes with a user manual and DVD featuring step by step techniques on how to maximize your machine’s usefulness.
Another design feature that makes the MedMassager stands out amongst its peers is that there is no limitation to foot size. The oversized foot plate can literally accommodate everyone, up to US men's size 17. Now that's convenient!
And due to the oscillating action, it doesn't matter if you use it with or without shoes. The massage will be equally effective but yes, you are able to wear your socks or even shoes when using the MedMassager Foot Calf Massager.
Things to Note
Having said the above, the MedMassager is not without any shortcomings.
You have to put it on a hard and firm surface with a rug or something underneath if you use it on wooden or ceramic flooring because the machine may slide around otherwise - yes, its intensity is THAT powerful.
Also, it is NOT a heated foot massager which really, isn't that big a problem because the oscillating effect will increase your circulation. Without long you will feel the whole of your body, especially the feet, all warmed up.
Overall, we think the MedMassager MMF06 Foot and Calf Massager definitely lives up to its name being the best home foot massager.
From a therapeutic perspective, it certainly does more than the usual foot calf massagers so even though it may not be the usual shiatsu foot massager with heat, it does an incredible job in relieving pain associated with plantar fasciitis and the likes.
It is quite expensive if we are to compare it with say, a bed bath and beyond foot massager but if you suffer from chronic pain in the foot region, we think this is worth the extra money paid.
MMF06 Foot Calf Massager
16 x 12 x 9.5 inches
Foot massager, power adapter, user manual, DVD
1 year (additional extended warranties available)