Pros: Massage, Bubble, Heat, Roller Attachments, feels great!
Cons: Some attachments useless.. a bit noisy
This summer one of my goals has been to take better care of my feet. As a mom of a 2 1/2 year old I'm constantly on my feet, and more often then not I'm shoeless. So when sandal weather approached I looked at my feet and went ewww!. Not only are they often tired, they had become calloused and dry too. When my husband asked me what I wanted for my birthday I told him that I'd like a footspa that I could use for at home pedicures and foot pampering.
About the Revlon Footspa Plus
The spa that he chose for me is this Revlon Revitassage Foot Spa Plus RVS1306 which he purchased at Target for around $30 dollars. He compared several of the models and felt this one offered quite a bit for an affordable price. Plus, its a cool purple color, which he knew I would like.
The Revlon Revitassage Foot Spa Plus RVS1306 comes pretty much ready for use once taken out of the packaging. Simply take the attachments out of their plastic baggies, fill the spa up (to the fill line), and plug it in.
The attachments included are for for stress-relieving accunode, accupressure and roller massage (according to the manual description). They are basically little nubby plastic bits that attach to the top of the spa up where your toes are, and also 2 foot plates that interchange (one has rollers and the other just nubbies) for where the soles of your feet rest. I usually opt for the roller plates and haven't really found much use for the other attachments.
Pretty feet here I come!
To activate the spa you simply press on any of the three buttons up on top of the spa - the buttons are for massage, bubbles, and heat. They can be used independently or simultaneously. You can turn them on with your fingers or with your toes if you don't feel like bending down. When I use the spa I prefer the massage and the bubbles settings. When the infrared heat is on, it doesn't seem to do much (other than the red light which glows). This also may be because I prefer to fill my spa with hot tap water, as hot as I can stand it.
Its important when using the Revlon Revitassage Foot Spa Plus RVS1306 to not overfill it. There is a fill line on the inside of the spa to guide you on how much water to put in. If you fill it past this line, then it will overflow while in use -- especially if you use the bubble option. Regardless of this, I always put a towel down under the spa since the area in which I like to set this up is carpetted.
The manufacturer states that you shouldn't use the spa for more than 20 minutes at a time as it can overheat. If you want to soak your feet longer than that, then turn it off for 15-20 minutes and then back on again. I like to soak my feet on and off for about an hour.
You can use your footbath alone or with any pedicure foot products. However, if you use something like Avon Foot Works Refreshing Citrus Foot Soak in the spa, then you can't really use the bubble feature on the spa as it will cause it to overflow and spill over with bubbles. The bubbles can also muck up the workings of your footbath, much like using too much bubblebath in a jacuzzi. Of course, all things in moderation a little bit of solution goes a long way and can feel quite refreshing on sore tired feet. I also use Origins Foot Rest which is a natural dissolving powder which is safe to use and won't harm the workings of my foot spa like a soapy product.
After soaking my feet in my luxurious foot spa, my feet are ready for the next step in my pedicure which is using a foot scrub such as Avon Foot Works Double Action Sloughing Cream, Origins Sole Searcher or Philosophy Footnotes and a pumice or file and get rid of any dead skin and callous. After soaking this rough dead skin is softened up so it can be easily removed making way for healthier and softer skin on my feet. My final step is applying one of the many foot lotions or cremes from my armory.
So far, so good. My foot routine is definitely working and my feet are looking better and feeling better too. I've found that the perfect way to end a stressful day, especially after walking around alot is to sit down and relax with my Revlon Revitassage Foot Spa Plus RVS1306, the roller attachments, hot hot water, and the massage setting activated. Its amazing how when my feet feel rested, the rest of me feels relaxed too.
If your feet are tired, sore, or in need of pampering, then consider one of these footbaths such as the Revlon Revitassage Foot Spa Plus RVS1306 which can be found at Target for only $30... Well worth it, and a birthday gift I've enjoyed thoroughly.