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.
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.