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Need a massage but can’t make it to the spa? Now there’s an app for that! Zeel is the newest on-demand service provider to launch in Austin, allowing folks the pleasure of booking a high quality massage at their home or office in as little as one hour.
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I know the experience is smooth because I tried it. I booked an appointment a few days in advance, and really appreciated the daily text reminders. Zeel gives clients up to 24 hours to cancel an appointment without penalty, too. My therapist was punctual, friendly, thorough, and efficient.
In addition to private massage, Zeel offers massage for small groups, corporate events, offices, and couple’s massage. Clients can even give a massage as a gift. Birthdays and anniversaries just got a whole lot easier!
This amazing app idea started in New York City in 2012, and is the nation’s first and largest on-demand massage provider. Zeel’s service has expanded to more than a dozen metro areas, including the ATX. “Austin is a boomtown and a great place for Zeel,” CEO Samer Hamadeh said. “We think Austinites will love the convenience and quality of Zeel Massage On Demand.”
Joining Zeel is simple — sign up on the website or download the app. Once verified, clients book appointments by choosing their therapist’s gender, massage type (Swedish, Sport, Deep Tissue, Pre Natal, or Chair,) and length (60, 75, or 90 minutes.) Appointments can be made the same day or up to 30 days in advance, and are available from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. every day of the year, including holidays.
If security is a concern, Zeel ensures safety by thoroughly vetting their licensed therapists via background checks and in-person interviews. Payment, including gratuity, is made through the app, eliminating the need to hit up an ATM for a large wad of cash.
For massage junkies, the company offers a frequent buyer club called Zeelot. The cleverly named program is a great way to save money while saving muscles. Membership includes one massage per month, discounts on additional massages, and a free professional massage table for the client to keep!
To celebrate their arrival, Zeel is offering a special discount for Austin.com readers. New Zeel clients can use the promo code AUSTIN25 to receive $25 off their first massage.
Now, who’s ready to relax?