Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager Machine Reviews
Good day to you all, and thanks for taking the time to read through our latest review. We are going to be looking at a great piece of kit, designed to slip you into a tranquil bliss at the end of a hard day on your feet, either at work or play.
We are entering the world of foot massagers. Specifically, a great offering from Belmint, whose massage machines are some of the most popular you will find on the market. And one particular model will be the focus of this Belmint Shiatsu Review, which is a very therapeutic and inexpensive option if you are looking to buy such a machine.
So, let’s now take a closer look at it and show you its good points and some of the not so good…
Shiatsu Massage Technique
Shiatsu is a centuries-old Japanese massaging technique that the Belmint massager has been specially designed to stimulate. The nodes placed on the base of the unit are designed to create the same relaxing massage experience, that is not only thoroughly enjoyable, but also beneficial, to your feet and whole body.
The sleek design of the Belmint Shiatsu massager makes it a very easy device to store when not in use. And it is a fully portable and lightweight unit, weighing just seven pounds. With dimensions of 13.5 x 14.2, it is convenient and small enough to move about. It stands at just five inches high, which again keeps things nicely compact.
There are two individual foot chambers to slip your weary feet into. The one point to note due to the compact design is that if you are someone with a larger foot, then it may not accommodate your size. The machine will struggle to fit size twelve feet and certainly no-one over that.
The freestanding design can be used while you are in any seated position. So you can be charmed with the Belmints relaxing stimulus while sitting upright at a desk or kicking back in front of the TV on the couch.
This Belmint massager has a straightforward and user friendly, centrally mounted control panel. It is situated between your feet, which makes for an easy reach. Each function is clearly marked with its own button. An illuminated display informs you as to which settings you are using.
Whether you are modifying your massage pattern, adjusting speed settings, or rotating the styles, it is all done with the touch of a button on the panel.
There is a fifteen-minute cut out for safety, inbuilt to this massager. We are all for safety, and if you were to doze off during a session for a few hours, you could run the risk of ‘overdosing’ your feet. We feel, however, it cuts off a bit too quick. Thirty minutes would be a more realistic setting, in our opinion. Still, if you wish to continue with your session, it is only a matter of turning it on again, so no real big deal.
Five Massage Features
There are five advanced features to select from depending on the type of massage you are in the mood for. You are able to choose from variable speed, velocity, vibration, massage intensity along with pressure adjustments.
An advanced selectable heat function is included and designed to use infra-red warmth.
Nodes on the base, where you place the soles of your feet, warm-up and penetrate them. This provides your feet and body with a subtle comfort that rises up within you. Also, it helps to relieve muscles, inflammation, and general stresses, and the temperature aids in increasing blood circulation to the lower legs, ankles, and feet.
The temperature control can heat up the device to around 140 degrees Fahrenheit in just a matter of minutes. Or, if you so wish, as some may, you can turn off the heat setting altogether.
Kneading And Vibration Nodes
Fully adjustable kneading and vibrating nodes are great for comforting your feet from the day’s aches and pains. There are 48 of these nodes and are positioned to aim directly on particular points of your sole, just like a real Shiatsu massage does. And they will relieve chronic pain, not just in your feet but rising up into your body as well.
Each foot receives an individual massage, as the modes for left and right work independently of each other. This creates a very enjoyable and enhanced experience.
The powerful motor provides multiple speed settings for the particular kind of vibration and deep kneading intensity you prefer. The Belmint massager is able to give the user an intense and vigorous massage if you really want to go ‘full whack.’ Or, you can wind it down to the middle range, for a more gentle experience. Maybe you just want to ‘chill’ with a relaxing, peaceful and super dreamy massage on one of the lower settings.
The choice is yours, depending on your mood…
The nodes provide the user with both the intensity of a kneading massage, while the vibrations relax and release muscle tension.
We recommend that when you first try this massager, keep it at a more gentle pace. The ‘full whack’ mode, as we like to call it, might be a bit harsh to endure first time round. Gradually work your way up the settings to avoid any discomfort.
As a last point about the vibration and kneading nodes, they only massage the base and lower sides of the foot. There is no topside massaging. All the concentration is focused on the soles of your feet.
Air Compressor Setting
The nodes work with compressed air. The compressor fitted to the Belmint massager is 20% more powerful than on most of its competitors. It works with maximum air pressure @ 50 kpa. Due to its power, this is why we stated it might be best for you to gradually build up the masseuse power as it may be uncomfortable at first. If you are someone who turns to jelly when tickled on the feet, take it easy; otherwise, you will not be able to contain yourself!
From a medical point of view, the air pressure that creates the massaging effect is really beneficial for blood circulation. The active compression creates a pumping action to the base of your feet, which in turn gets your blood pumping. This increases the flow of oxygenated blood and helps your body remove excess fluid build up in your feet.
Removable Foot Pad
As a point of hygiene, the Belmint massager has in place a breathable and removable mesh insert. This is made from a durable, synthetic fabric. It is easily taken out and fully washable, and also allows your feet to breathe during a massage session.
If you do not take it out to clean, then things could get rather unpleasant in there after a while! Especially if you are sharing this machine, it is important to keep it fresh and clean.
Replacement pads are also available.
Belmint Shiatsu Review Pros And Cons
- Easy dial settings.
- Compact and light machine.
- Powerful motor with a good range of massage settings.
- In-fared heater.
- 15 minute cut off.
- Can not accommodate feet size 12 and up.
- No topside foot massage feature.
Belmint Shiatsu Review Conclusion
Well, there we go with our review of the portable Belmint foot massager.
A very capable machine that offers you superb portability to take it where you wish to use at any time you like.
The powerful motor will perform a wide range of pressures, to wake up and rejuvenate your tired and aching feet. And the massage experience you receive from the Belmint massager will satisfy and keep you relaxed and smiling, even after the toughest day on your feet.
So, thanks for joining us for our Belmint Shiatsu review and see you next time for more very relaxing reviews.