Dr. Scholl’s Invigorating Pedicure Foot Spa

Last updated date: September 20, 2019

DWYM Score
8.1

Dr. Scholl’s Invigorating Pedicure Foot Spa

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 274 expert reviews, the Dr. Scholl's Dr. Scholl's Invigorating Pedicure Foot Spa placed 8th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note November 8, 2019:
Checkout The Best Foot Massager for a detailed review of all the top foot massagers.

Expert Summarized Score
8.5
27 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.4
701 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
There is a pumice stone located front and center, which is good for removing dead skin. Behind the pumice stone, toward the rear, there is a nodule-covered roller that gives a reflexology-style massage to the soles of your feet.
- Top Ten Reviews
I found the bubbles to be extremely relaxing. Vibration function relieves tension. Definitely a bargain!
- Blissful Relaxation
A 5-piece pedicure system is included in the box so you can work on other aspects of foot care at the same time if you wish.
- Higher Massage
Compact and lightweight in comparison with similar spas. Spas with a lot more features tend to be very heavy and difficult to move around, making filling and emptying them a bit of a chore. This spa is lightweight and easy to store.
- Foot Therapy
Can be used with hot water alone, but it also works great when used with oils and bath salts for a more improved spa experience. If you do plan to use some salts, be sure to clean the product thoroughly as leftover salt can block the area where bubbles come out.
- Pool Advisors
This foot spa helps to revive and relax tired feet by means of its massage roller that massages the feet and gives off warm soothing bubbles. You can also use it in vibrations mode if you desire more action.
- Relax Those Feet
In terms of lining and surface, it’s one of the most comfortable out there and brings a host of features to offer maximum comfort.
- Spa Trade
The good thing about this model is that you do not need to fill it with warm water as the heating function can raise the water’s temperature.
- Reviews Radar
November 4, 2018 | Full review
This machine lets you use Epsom salts and oils with it. When you need to turn it on or off, there is a waterproof control on the top that you can easily press with either your toe or finger.
- Massage Tools 4 U
There are holes for the bubbles which provide a nice circulation in the water.
- Best Womens Workout
The rollers can deliver a soothing massage on top of the relaxing effects of the water. After you filled it with warm water, the built-in heater can maintain the temperature.
- Joovio
June 13, 2014 | Full review
The Dr. Scholl is easy to clean, and comes with a removable pumice stone, but is not recommended for individuals with large feet, and because of its relatively small size it is more suited to women than men.
- Complete Home Spa
This foot spa is one of the best in providing a soothing a soothing, bubbly and rejuvenating massage.It features innovative rolling massagers at the bottom that relieves sores and unwinds tight feet muscles.
- Best 10 Choices
It comes with the usual massaging features to add some pampering to your foot bath. All round this is an excellent choice for the price.​
- Relax Everyday
This units multiple features, along with its lovely purple color, make it highly desirable. It provides soothing bubbles as well as heat to provide a relaxing massage experience.
- One Stop Massage
It has removable pumice stone which will soften your heels. At the end of the massage, your feet will feel soft and your nails will be polished!
- All Top Guide
March 27, 2019 | Full review
It's bubble emitter shoots out oxygenated bubbles at your feet that covers all over so flush out toxins from your skin. This also improves blood circulation and metabolism of your body.
- Theme Country
The specialized feature of this foot massager is the bubbles; the bubbles are formulated within the device and these bubbles offer good massaging experience to all the users.
- Massager Land
I love the fact that I won’t have to visit the salon. With the 5 piece pedicure, all I need is at the comfort of my living room. It’s a convenience for me since I can keep my feet soft and nails polished without having to move an inch.
- Body Gearable
The 5 piece pedicure set is an extra money-saver you will enjoy with this package. The rolling massager delivers more effective massage effect than static massagers.
- Relaxish
July 28, 2019 | Full review
You will appreciate the “SMART” heating system that keeps the water at a comfortable temperature. While you still have to fill the unit with hot water initially, it will keep it at a soothing temperature.
- Top Fitness Reviews
February 20, 2019 | Full review
One key benefit of this system is its "smart" heating system, which ensures that water stays at the perfect temperature. As well, we love the fact that this foot bath comes with a five-piece pedicure set.
- Nail Products
There is a nice bubbling effect that allows for a soothing treatment, and the machine is not too loud, so it won’t distract you as you’re relaxing.
- Research Core
This device is equipped with a fixed rolling massager at the center. This works efficiently to revive your tired underfoot and also targets the arches. The nerve endings are well massaged and its positive effects are seen in the other parts of your body.
- Arenatic
Another amazing fact about this one of the foot spa machine, it can be filled with water and heat it to a comfortable level. As it’s done, you can get the soothing relief of smart massage.
- Best Reviewly
The foot spa product features rolling massaging nodes that work up and down the feet, refreshing and rejuvenating them while loosening up tight muscles. Along with SMART Heat System, the water stays nice and warm so there’s no need to keep topping it up with more hot water.
- Massageaholic
It generates bubbles and can offer a really nice and warm heat for spa oasis. The stone soften heels that come with this device is also spot on and very convenient for the users.
- SmartBuyLists
What experts didn't like
However, you cannot select the level of bubble production.
- Top Ten Reviews
The heater is quite ineffective. It’s quite flimsy. I’d like extra depth for more water.
- Blissful Relaxation
The goal of this foot spa isn’t to generate heat. It offers a weak element that works to maintain hot water levels over time.
- Higher Massage
Noisy. Many consumers have complained that the unit is loud in comparison to similar products. Some have noted that putting a mat under the spa cuts down on the noise, however.
- Foot Therapy
It does not heat up lukewarm or cold water. You have to pour in hot water and the machine maintains this warmth for about 20 minutes. It is noted that going beyond the suggested time frame could damage the motor.
- Pool Advisors
It does not heat water, which means you need to heat the water elsewhere in advance. This can be inconveniencing to some. Some users also complain that it does not keep the water hot for long.
- Relax Those Feet
If there is one feature that’s a little lacking, it’s the programming function that other devices, even less expensive ones, offer.
- Spa Trade
Smart heating system not really efficient. Be careful if you have big feet, it might be uncomfortable.
- Massage Tools 4 U
Noisy and not suitable for big feet.
- Massager Land
It is loud.
- Body Gearable
Does not come with its own heating system, hence you need to fill it up with warm water.
- Relaxish
July 28, 2019 | Full review
Some consumers have noted that they wish this home foot spa would also heat the water, and while this is a nice convenience it does not affect its performance.
- Top Fitness Reviews
February 20, 2019 | Full review
Since this foot spa is a budget product, it doesn't have strong massaging power, like you'd experience in a hot tub.
- Nail Products
This set doesn’t have an advanced water heating feature, so you will need to fill it up with either preheated water or hot tap water.
- Research Core
The sides should be angled out some for having more relaxed. The rollers are little rough for smooth massage.
- Arenatic
Not so great in design.
- Best Reviewly

From The Manufacturer

The Dr. Scholl’s Invigorating footbath delivers soothing and invigorating massage to revive tired feet. Unit comes with mart heat which maintains the water warm for a relaxing/soothing relief. Unit comes with a massaging roller, removable pumice stone & 5 piece pedicure kit to keep your feet soft and nails polished.

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An Overview On Foot Massagers

The benefits of massage go far beyond simple relaxation. Massage improves your circulation, reduces joint pain, speeds up muscle recovery time and lowers your blood pressure. Your entire body benefits from a massage, but it’s especially helpful for your feet. 

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Your feet contain hundreds of tiny muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones that work together to keep you mobile and pain-free. If one of these gets irritated or injured, it affects your entire leg. Massage is a great way to keep the muscles in your feet loose and healthy. A home foot massager guarantees that you’ll have access to a top-notch foot massage every day. 

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Foot massagers are a portable, affordable way to relieve daily foot pain without spending hours at a day spa. They come in a range of styles and prices, from simple wooden massage rollers to high-tech heated Shiatsu units. There are also waterfall foot spas and calf massagers for a complete lower leg massage.

Simple massage rollers are made from wooden rungs with pointy nubs that hit pressure points on your foot. You just roll both of your feet over the unit, applying as much pressure as you need. These massagers are great for soothing tension from plantar fasciitis (a painful condition where the thick band of tissue connecting your heel to your toes becomes inflamed). 

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Electric massagers come packed with different massage techniques, varying levels of pressure and heat functions. Just choose your settings, place your feet in the massager’s foot chambers and let the machine do the work. Some electric massagers are cordless and run on batteries, while others need to be plugged into an outlet. They can reduce pain from an array of conditions, like generalized chronic pain and aching arches. 

Water massagers are like a small hot tub for your feet. They use warm water and bubbles to help loosen your muscles and increase circulation. Sometimes they also have rollers or electronic nodes built in for a deeper massage.

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Home foot massagers benefit almost everyone, whether you’re looking for a little relaxation or dealing with chronic muscle pain. Hop on over to our Tips & Advice for a detailed look at choosing the best foot massager for your home.

DWYM Fun Fact

Most electric foot massagers use the Shiatsu massage technique. Shiatsu is a form of Japanese acupressure massage where the masseuse (or machine) focuses on specific acupoints. According to traditional Chinese theory, acupoints are small areas running up and down channels in your body called meridians. An energy called qi flows through your meridian channels. Pain and illness can occur if these channels become blocked, but you can clear them by applying pressure to your acupoints. This restores your body’s energy balance for overall wellness.

Even if qi isn’t your cup of tea, you can still enjoy improved blood flow, relaxation and reduced muscle tension with a Shiatsu foot massager.

The Foot Massager Buying Guide

  • If you have a medical condition, check with your doctor before you buy a foot massager. They can be a helpful add-on to any wellness plan, but some conditions (like nerve damage) might get worse if your feet are exposed to too much pressure or heat. 
  • Next, you’ll want to narrow down your options and decide between a massage roller or an electric massager. Massage rollers are generally less expensive, and you can make immediate changes to the level of pressure you’re applying. Electric massagers cost a little more, but you’ll get tons of features that are worth the money.
  • If you’re using an electric massager, you’ll put your feet in two sleeves to start the massage. Most of these sleeves are removable for cleaning, and many are washer and dryer safe. Wash your sleeves frequently, and check the care instructions before you start cleaning. 
  • If you’d like an electric massager and you’ve got larger feet, take special care to see if the massager can accommodate your shoe size. Most sleeve-style massagers go up to a men’s size 12. If you wear a bigger size, opt for a massager that lets your feet sit on top instead of inserting them into the massager.
  • Most electric massagers have options for heat, which helps loosen muscles for a deeper massage. If you’re sensitive to heat, make sure that your massager has options for low, medium and high heat. If there’s only “on” or “off” selections, you might accidentally go overboard with the temperature.
  • Electric massagers use rotating balls, rolling sticks, spinning heads and air pressure to rub your feet. You’ll be able to choose the amount of pressure, the speed of the massage and the length of time with digital controls. Many massagers also come with remote controls, so you can switch things up without bending over and interrupting your self-care moment.
  • If you’ve ever gotten a massage at a spa, you likely had a Swedish massage. This technique strokes muscles, joints and connective tissues. The vast majority of electric foot massagers perform Shiatsu massage, which focuses on traditional Chinese acupressure points. The masseuse uses their fingers to apply deep, direct and rhythmic pressure to these points. Decide if you like the idea of a Shiatsu-style massage before you put that massager in your online shopping cart. 
  • If your massager is smaller and lightweight (like a wooden roller), it’ll be easy to move it around your house. You can even take it along when you travel. If you choose a larger electric massager, it won’t be as portable, and you’ll have to stake out an area with enough room to accommodate it. Think about where you’d like to use your massager and plan accordingly.
  • Most electric massagers plug into a wall outlet. Make sure that you can place your electric massager in a comfortable location that’s also close to a power source. You might also want a massager that runs on batteries, so you can use it anywhere in your home.
  • Store your foot massager in a cabinet or other out-of-the-way place if you have young children. The massager might look like fun to your kids, but the pressure and heat can be too much for very small feet.
  • Your foot massager can last for years if you care for it properly. Wipe down the outside of an electric massager with a damp cloth and clean any sleeves frequently. You can also wear socks while you use it to keep it hygienic. Try to avoid using extension cords when you plug it in — they increase the risk of overheating.
  • If you buy a water spa massager, you’ll need to clean and dry it after every use to prevent bacteria buildup. Drain the water from the spa, then remove any visible debris with a damp cloth. If your care instructions say it’s okay, fill the spa with warm water and a mild detergent. Be very careful not to get water or soap anywhere else; that can damage the motor. Rinse the soap away, then apply a disinfectant. (Your spa’s care instructions will tell you what brands are safe for your model.) Rinse away the disinfectant, dry the basin and store the foot spa in a cool, dry place.
  • Take advantage of any safety features on your foot massager, especially auto-shutoff timers. These can save the day if you doze off mid-massage.