The Conair Waterfall Foot Spa with lights, bubbles, and heat has been designed to help you and your feet feel relaxed and tranquil. It comes with a variety of accessories to help your feet. With bubbles, a waterfall, and multiple massage attachments, this can be just the foot spa that you need to end a stressful day and unwind.
Features of Conair Waterfall Foot Spa
- Toe-push buttons which are supposed to make it easier to change settings as you desire. Buttons include Waterfall, Light & Heat & Bubbles, and Bubbles only on/off switches
- Blue LED lights on the unit base so that you get a more relaxed setting
- Nonslip feet on the unit
- Waterfall feature that treats the top of the feet
- 3 pedicure attachments including massage, pumice, and brush
- Foot rollers on each side to manually massage the bottoms of your feet during the soak.
- Different attachments – This allows people to customize their experience for what they feel works best on their feet
- The multitude of settings – As with the attachments, there is no denying people like options so you can choose to either have bubbles only, waterfall only, or the full shebang (bubbles, waterfall, and light)
- Foot Rollers are removable – Some individuals do not like having to manually rub their own feet on the rollers. Not surprising since sometimes we just want to do nothing and feel great. If the rollers get in your way or you find them uncomfortable, you can pop them out.
- Waterfall setting is a favorite among many consumer reviews. Feet aren’t always fully covered based on the fill line but the waterfall can get the tops of feet and ankles. It is different and relaxing and also minimizes heat loss compared to bubbles (see Cons below)
- Plenty of foot space so even large foot sizes can soak their feet
- Heating unit – The heating of the foot spa seems to be lackluster at best and is the number one complaint among many consumers. Do not rely on it to heat up water. You must add already HOT water to your spa in order for it to stay warm and even then it seems to last upwards of 20 minutes. If you use the bubbles the water will get cooler much faster as the water is moved around through the room air. The waterfall will also inevitably cause it to cool down faster but bubbles are definitely the main culprit.
- Noisy and Loud – When everything is going the foot spa is loud. This can be a problem if you have little ones in the house and are concerned about the disturbing baby. It can also make it difficult to fully relax to get the full benefit of your investment.
- Ankle pain – While not a very common complaint it is something to keep in mind. The width of the unit near the ankles seems to be too narrow for some legs and causes discomfort and reported bruising from a handful of users.
For the price range, this is a good, affordable water massage machine especially for people who enjoy a good soak.
Many of the bells and whistles are more cosmetic that actually uses such as the lights. While the LED lights might help some relax, I for one don’t tend to stare at me while I have them soaking. While bubbles may feel neat, you would need to decide what was more important – a long time with warmer water and no bubbles or a short time with warm water and bubbles.
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This also brings up the noise problem. If the noise bothers you, keeping them all in one button off (the bubbles/heat/light) will help keep noise to a minimum. I would recommend simply using the waterfall when you want to add something to your experience and do without the bubbles. Do you prefer bubbles going? Let me know in the comments.
As with any water-based massage, the soaking can have a great effect on the skin on your feet. The attachments allow you to exfoliate and the water will help soften calluses and hard skin.
On a side note, Conair does not recommend that users put anything in the water such as Epson salts. It stands the chance of clogging your jets and causing problems. There are users who have reported putting some salts into the water. It helps to enhance their massage and has not seemed to cause any damage. But do so at your own risk.
Do you have any experience with the Conair Waterfall Foot Spa? Are water-based foot massage machines the way to go?