Luckily for my husband and myself, we willingly trade foot rubs, but even then, there are days when we're just plain tired or don't feel like cracking toes. Imagine our delight when we discovered Rowenta's Zen Feet, a home foot massager where you can reap the healthful benefits of reflexology!
We got our Zen Feet gratis through the shopping points system at our supermarket. The squarish plastic unit consists of four functioning areas: two upper rotating discs, each with four evenly spaced nodules, and two lower discs surfaced with small bumps. The rotating discs spin outward in low and high speeds while the lower stationary ones vibrate on low and high. I honestly think the high speed should be considered a medium and another level added to up the intensity. I mean seriously, we're talking used and abused footsies here and a deeper massage could only make them happier.
Now the Rowenta website describes the unit as silent - what? as in silent as a mouse? - but I disagree. There is some noise (vibration will do that), but not enough to be a nuisance. Working the rotating discs, I like the ability to move my foot this way and that to massage specific areas, like the sides of my feet, the soles, my toes and heels. At either speed the lower vibrating sections don't seem to make much difference, to the point of being useless.
So was it worth the shopping points? (4200, approximately how much we collect in a year) - Speaking for my husband and myself I'd have to say yes. It wasn't so much the physical aspect of the massage that felt great but also the relaxed mental state of being from knowing that our hang tens were getting some lovin' - period. All I need now is a pedicure.
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