Homedics FMS-270H Deep Kneading Shiatsu Review

The Homedics is one of the best foot massagers with an interesting design. This model uses 18 massage nodes to relieve your tensed muscles and to provide a comfortable massage experience.

Features And Programs

Homedics FMS-270H Deep Kneading Shiatsu Foot MassagerThe first thing you notice about the Homedics FMS-270H foot massager is its design. This unit offers two cut-out feet patterns you can use to massage your feet. The unit is flat and low, and you will be able to store it anywhere, even under an armchair or a couch with ease. The unit’s large platform design will accommodate both smaller and larger feet, and it will allow you to keep your legs and feet in a comfortable position.

One of the advantages of using this model is that it comes with very efficient massage nodes. Each cut-out foot pattern contains 3 massage heads, and they will provide a comfortable and thorough massage experience. Each massage head is made out of 3 massage node, so there will be a total of 18 massage nodes working on the soles of your feet at all times.

Each massage head can rotate around its axis, but the great thing is that they don’t all rotate in the same direction at the same time. This will create an experience similar to that of getting a massage from a professional, with different nodes touching the soles of your feet in different spots at the same time.

Another advantage of using this model is that it comes with toe-touch controls. This will allow you to control the machine without having to bend over. This can be a very useful feature for those who have a hard time bending and getting up, such as the elderly.

A good thing about this foot massager is that it uses a webbed breathable fabric to cover the moving parts that massage your feet. This will allow the massage mechanism a better contact with the soles of your feet, and it will improve your massage experience.

Another good thing is that this model uses a heated massage feature. This feature will spread pleasant warmth across the soles of your feet, and it will increase your comfort during the massage session. The heated massage feature can be accessed separately from the main massage settings, so you will be able to turn the heat on just to keep your feet warm without having them massaged if you want to.

The cut-out footprints are large enough to accommodate people who wear size 13 shoes, so they can be used by most people.

We really enjoyed the fact that you can change all the unit’s settings and even turn it on or off using only your toes. Not only does this feature make the unit suitable for people who have difficulties in bending over and getting up, but it will also allow you to control the unit while you’re involved in other activities.


Application: foot

Voltage: 120V

Frequency: 50 – 60 Hz

Product Size: 14.5 x 13.5 x 4.5 inches

Product Weight: 6.8 lbs

Heated Massage: Yes

Warranty & Service

Homedics FMS-270H Deep Kneading Shiatsu Foot Massager The Homedics FMS-270H comes with a 2-year warranty. The manufacturer will repair or replace any products that present workmanship or material defects, as long as you use the unit according to the manufacturer’s instructions.


  • Toe Controls – Having the possibility to control the foot massager using your toes is an advantage because you can do it without interrupting your other activities. This can be very helpful if you want to use the foot massager while you’re working.
  • Nice Minimal Design – This unit’s design is very good. The foot massager offers a large surface on which you can rest and massage your feet, but its height and width allow you to store it with ease.


  • Massages Can Be Rough – Some customers complained that this unit’s massages are too rough for the soles of their feet. If this is the case, you can start using a towel as padding between your feet and the massage heads until you get used to them
  • Takes A While To Heat Up – This unit uses a heated massage feature, but it takes a while until you can actually feel the heat.