This low-end foot massager is predominantly a foot bath with pedicure spa features. It offers generalized vibration and a manual roller massage. While it does provide effervescent bubble action, it is limited as a massager.
The HoMedics Foot Salon Pro with Heat Boost Power measures 16.8 x 8.1 x 13.5 inches and weighs 3.8 pounds, so it is portable and, when empty, is reasonably lightweight. However, when full of water, it becomes considerably heavier. It has a plastic construction, which does help to keep weight down, but can be brittle, particularly with age, so it can be prone to cracking and leakage. The risk of cracking is increased if you overfill the footbath and then attempt to move it.
This foot massager has a bubble function to provide gentle water massaging action. However, as the motor isn't a quiet-running motor, it produces a fair amount of noise, which is distracting and not conducive to a relaxing environment. The unit also has a vibration option to provide further stimulation and a light massaging action. On each footplate, there are two hard plastic rollers covered in small nodules. They remain in place roughly at the ball and heel of the average-sized foot, and you simply roll your feet back and forth. Because they are rigid, the rollers can cause discomfort if you dislike hard, deep massages. They are also uncomfortable if you want to just rest your feet on the bottom of the footbath, although you can unhook the rollers.
This foot massager features a heating function that maintains the temperature of the water at 98 degrees Fahrenheit. It can also heat cold water to 98 degrees Fahrenheit. The unit comes with four attachments for the center console as part of the pedicure foot spa function, including a pumice stone to help buff away rough or dead skin. Unfortunately, as they sit on the center console, they are not particularly easy to use, requiring you to move your feet into an awkward position. The HoMedic foot massager does have a splashguard to help protect your flooring and the electronics.
Although a low-end model, the HoMedic Foot Salon Pro with Heat Boost Power offers limited value. It does provide a gentle water massage and foot spa with pedicure attachments, but it does not offer much in the way of massage action, aside from bubbles, light vibration and manual rollers. The Conair Waterfall Footbath and Dr. Scholl's Invigorating Pedicure Foot Spa are similar but do offer more massage features, so they're worth checking out if you're speficically looking for a foot spa. This model is only suited for your most basic needs.