Gets the job done
I got this a couple of months ago and I have been using it for about a couple of times week. It does what it is supposed to and I have no problems with this product, especially since its fairly cheaper than its counterparts. But, having tried out other foot massage devices, this one isn't the best out there. There are certainly far better ones. Still though, this model still works fine for me.
Poor design and quality of manufacture
"You get what you pay for" is true here. I just used this unit again now and that has prompted me to write this review. I paid about $50 plus postage and although I did get some reasonable foot massages, the unit has steadily been failing and I was only using it about 3-5 times per week to begin with. Like everything made to a price, this is made in you-know-where. Most of it is plastic. It has six sets of rotating balls, each set has three balls that revolve on a spindle and there are three sets on each side (one per foot). These are set under a grey thin membrane, upon which you rest your feet. This membrane is actually the best part of it. You can also select a heat function and the balls will get warm after a rather lengthy wait, and then uncomfortably hot after a while of use. I always selected No Heat function due to this variation in temperature.
The unit works reasonably well, WHEN it is fully serviceable and IF you move your feet around. But on mine, first one of the sets of balls stopped working very early, meaning I had to shift my left foot up higher to be able to use the remaining top two sets. Then a few months later the middle set on the same side stopped.
As for the design -for me, it leaves a lot to be desired. I am not an engineer or health professional, but I know I could design a more efficient unit than this. The top curve is wrong, meaning that to get a consistent massage on most of the areas of the foot, you have to continually move your feet around to be able to get the right pressure on the rotating balls in order to be able to feel an effect. Also, unless you have big heavy legs, or very sensitive feet, you will feel you need more pressure acting down. Otherwise it is just a useless type of tickle sensation, and will do nothing for you. If used the way it was intended to be used, it is pretty much a toy. If you want the most out of it, it then is not a relaxing time because you have t o continually move your feet around, tilting them and pressing down on different areas of your feet to get an effect. And that is an effort.
I would not recommend it but other people who are not as fussy may get extended service out of it; if it lasts longer than a year with everyday use, you will be doing well !
product from kogan not so expensive and work perfectly similar like others. very happy with the product. great value for the money you spend there . will buy more stuff from kogan and recommend it as well. my whole family loves it as I have a standing job as soon as I come home have a 15 min massage gives you great relaxation. must get it
This Kogan massager works for me!
i would recommend this massager as it cured me of nagging leg pains in a few days. Admittedly these pains were self inflicted because, as a seventy year old, I should stop and smell the roses. Instead, I continue to cycle most places, rather than drive, and mow a large lawn, rather than pay a gardener. But these activities were causing pain in my legs until, in hope, I purchased the Kogan Deluxe Shiatsu massager. It cost only $38 - unlike many other expensive foot massagers - and gave relief from the outset. I now use this device several times a day while watching television for as long as the program lasts. Plus, I find it easier to massage one foot at a time and then change feet at regular intervals.. After one week, my leg pain has gone, I am able to cycle and mow and, as a bonus, I sleep much better. So I can confidently affirm that - this Kogan massager works for me!
After 2 hind foot reconstructions, this is the relief I have been looking for! Quick relief from muscle soreness and pain. Compact and easy to store. Light and easy to carry. I use this product at least a couple of times a day and am now able to walk a lot better.
Easy to use. Instant relief
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