* A comparison of the internet’s hottest at-home massage apps
* On-demand services let you book whenever and wherever suits you
* Available in a wide range of locations across America
Having to head to the spa for a massage is a thing of the past. With the aid of your smartphone and a free massage app, you can choose exactly when and where you’d like to have your hour of relaxation.
With a range of massage types and durations available, the Zeel and Soothe apps can tailor your experience to fit a busy schedule, whether you need some lunchtime stress relief or you fancy capping a lazy Sunday afternoon with a put-me-to-sleep massage. Get the details on each and click through to download (and find a great SPY pick alternative too).
Whether you prefer your house, office or even the gym, you can expect your Soothe masseuse to turn up ready to go with a table, music, linens, lotions and oils at your desired time. You can even have them with you every day of the week between the hours of 8am and 12pm, including holidays. They offer six massage styles (Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Pre-Natal, Couples Massage and Soothe at Work). It costs $99 for 60 minutes, $145 for 90 mins and $185 for 120 minutes.
Available since 2012, Zeel offers six types of massage (Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Pre-Natal, Sleep and Couples Massage) delivered by a range of licensed masseurs. The services are available 365 days of the year (including holidays) between the hours of 8am and 10.30pm. Once you’ve selected your desired time and location, your masseur will arrive and set up a spa environment. These professionals provide a table, relaxing music and all the necessary supplies. Prices depend a little on location and duration, but on average a 60-minute massage starts at $105.02, which includes 18% gratuity.
Pros and Cons
The most noticeable difference is the operating hours. Zeel only provides service until 10:30pm, while Soothe is available until midnight, which may prove to be valuable for those who love a pre-sleep rubdown. In terms of price, it’s a really close call. Soothe is slightly cheaper, but not enough to make a difference.
The conclusion? Both are great apps and are worth trying. Each company offers top shelf service and professionalism. It may pay to have both apps for times in case one app is fully booked for your time slot or has an exceptional special. So what’re you waiting for? Dive in now and get started with your at-home massage therapy.
SPY Alternative: Spa Finder
If Soothe or Zeel aren’t available in your area, or you simply prefer going into an actual spa or salon, consider booking your next appointment on Spafinder.com. From week-long weight loss retreats to day spas, massages, mani/pedis, laser hair removal, haircuts and even Botox, Spafinder lists all the best services and providers in your area. You can read up on each place before you book and compare prices and offerings.
A Spafinder gift card makes a great gift idea too, especially for someone in your life who needs a relaxing retreat, is celebrating a special occasion or just needs to unwind. Practicing self-care? It’s okay to #TreatYourself to a Spafinder find too!