Uber For Massages Lets Users Book On-Demand Relaxation

Uber For Massages Lets Users Book On-Demand Relaxation

Now there's no need to leave your house if you're search of a spa treatment.

Ross Brooks
  • 5 april 2013

Zeel originally launched in 2012 with their mobile service which enabled you to find wellness professionals in the local area. This could be anything from a personal trainer, right through to an acupuncturist. It was such a good idea we even featured it in our Top 10 Health Innovations last year.

Since it’s launch last year more than half of the bookings coming through the system were for in-house massages on the same day. With such staggering evidence pointing in the direction of massage, the company has decided to refocus it’s efforts on providing the ultimate massage booking service.

Following this decision the company has been hard at working developing its own apps for the service, with the iOS app launched a few days ago and the Android version to follow soon after. This means you can now send out a request to masseurs in the local area for an in-house Swedish or deep tissue massage, lasting from 60-90 minutes. The request will keep circulating until someone accepts the appointment and starts making their way to your house.

An interesting aspect of Zeel’s approach is that they are also trying to standardise the cost of a massage. By doing so payments through the system include a lot less hassle as well as reduce the likelihood of someone cancelling an appointment or not showing up in the first place.

With nearly half of all massages being for medical reasons, Zeel could be the way forward for promoting massage as a great way to relax and stay healthy.



Fitness Advocate: Paving The Future of Workouts With Audio

Fitness & Sport
Advertising Today

A Compelling Brand Purpose Is Never Born In The Boardroom

Strategist and Designer Anna-Rae Morris shares why she believes all brands exist for a reason, and how Snapchat has upended our behavior

Fitness & Sport Today

Editorial Roundtable: The Xs And Os Of Performance-Enhanced Sports

WHOOP, ShotTracker, Rithmio, PlaySight, STYR Labs, EverybodyFights and Lift / Next Level Floats explain that we're only at the iceberg's tip of performance enhancement


Get PSFK's Related Report: Sports Debrief

See All
Technology Today

Kodak’s Smartphone Is Inspired By A Retro Camera

Ektra is an Android phone with a powerful lens aimed at photographers

Related Expert

Mike Karnjanaprakorn

Sharing Economy, Education, Community

Sustainability Today

Modern Home Created Entirely Out Of Modular Shipping Crates

A project in Ecuador used the ubiquitous material to design a spacious and industrial-chic house

Retail Today

Retail Concept Offers Food Hall Inspired Space For Online Brands

The store will offer a lower cost way for internet entrepreneurs to try physical retailing

Arts & Culture Today

Disney Retells Beauty And The Beast On Snapchat

In a partnership with LACMA, the entertainment platform drew from over 130,000 works in the museum's collection


Future Of Automotive
Scenarios Driving The Digital Transformation Of An Industry

PSFK Op-Ed Today

Creative Leadership Expert: Experiencing A Seismic Shift From Brand Loyalty To Interface Loyalty

Marc Shillum, founder of Chief Creative Office, explains why product designers must rethink the way they capture consumer attention

PSFK Labs Yesterday

The Keys For Exceptional Performance On And Off The Field

PSFK Labs' new report highlights five important insights for businesses to perform better than the competition

Automotive Today

Honda Has 3D Printed A Fully Electric Minivan

The car manufacturer partnered with product developer Kabuku to create the small versatile vehicles

Innovation Yesterday

After The Initial Success Of AR Gaming, What Does The Future Hold?

With Pokemon GO earning up to $10m a day, R&D departments are busy searching for the next phase

Arts & Culture Yesterday

The Next Great Art Movement Will Come At The Swipe Of A Finger

An improved app, optimized digital display and monthly art discovery service round out Electric Objects' renewed commitment to democratizing the art world

Media & Publishing Yesterday

A TV Streaming Service Is Designed Just For Kids

Toca TV is a new platform offering thousands of original and curated children's videos for a monthly subscription fee

Travel Yesterday

Bus Stop Transformed Into A Fitness Station For Commuters

Sports drink company Lucozade live-streamed an athletic trainer working out at a stop in Manchester to encourage travelers to get moving

Beauty Yesterday

Shiseido And Microsoft Have Created A Makeup Filter For Women Who Telecommute

The Japanese cosmetic company built an augmented reality app that works alongside Skype for Business

Mobile Yesterday

Samsung Is Using AR To Help Beachgoers Stay Safe

Pocket Patrol utilizes a phone's camera to promote beach safety and educate people about hidden hazards

No search results found.