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Zeel heads to New York Fashion Week with the BCBGMAXAZRIA Runway Survival Kit!

Posted on: September 3, 2014
By: MarcyAtZeel

smaller toteIt’s September (though you wouldn’t know it from the temperature) and that means it’s time to head back to the runway.  Yes, New York Fashion Week starts September 4th.

This year, we are extremely proud to be part of BCBGMAXAZRIA’s Runway Survival Kit. As you no doubt know, the true warriors of Fashion Week are the models and attendees who must scamper non-stop from show to show to fabulous venue for days and nights on end, sustained only by adrenalin, glamour and the occasional sip of champagne or Diet Coke.

We’re confident that, along with other fabulous goodies ranging from OPI nail polish to Fiji water to our on-demand friends at Uber, a Zeel Massage will help BCBGMAXAZRIA gift bag recipients bounce back from the challenges of Fashion Week! (Follow the fun on Twitter at #BCBGx25RunwayKit)

If you’d like to watch the BCBGMAXAZRIA show, make sure to visit the Bon Chic Blog at 10 am EST on September 4th.  If you’d like your very own in-home Zeel Massage delivered, just open the Zeel app and we’ll be on our way, arriving in as little as an hour!  That’s pretty chic.

Posted in: Healing & Relaxation, The Zeel Blog

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Zeel launches in San Francisco, South Florida and Los Angeles August 29th!

Posted on: August 29, 2014
By: MarcyAtZeel

Greeting from Zeel We’re thrilled to announce that Zeel has officially launched Massage On Demand for immediate availability in the San Francisco Bay Area, greater Los Angeles and South Florida. Yes, that means you can now book your Zeel Massage On Demand 7 days a week, 365 days a year, for start times any time between 8 am and 1030 pm. That day (or even in an hour), you’ll be enjoying a great massage from one of our amazing, licensed professional Zeel Massage Therapists. Here’s where you can enjoy Zeel Massage:

  • In Florida, you can book from Miami to Palm Beach
  • In Los Angeles, we’re in LA and Orange County
  • In San Francisco, get your Zeel Massage anywhere in San Francisco, East Bay, South Bay and the peninsula.

Booking your Zeel Massage is easy as can be. Just log into or download the Zeel app for iPhone or Android. If you’re a first-time Zeel customer, enter the code LAUNCH in the promo code area for $25 off your first Zeel Massage. We look forward to delivering great massages to you soon!

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De-stress at the office (even without Zeel)

Posted on: June 30, 2014
By: MarcyAtZeel

stressed man resizedSummertime is officially here. Just check the calendar!  But just because the sun is shining, the barbecue is grilling and the fireworks are sparkling, it doesn’t mean that the stress level at work is lower. In fact, you may find yourself under the gun as your coworkers swan off on summer vacation.

Of course, one of our primary goals here at Zeel Massage is to make sure we lower your stress levels and boost your wellbeing through massage. But for some reason, your boss doesn’t always understand that you need a massage in the middle of the day.(Perhaps direct her to Zeel Chair Massage for the office?)  So here are some other ways to reduce your stress level at work.

  • Take a 10 minute walk. Sounds counterintuitive, but studies have found that walking actually reduces fatigue. Plus, like any physical activity, walking releases endorphins (the “happy hormones” that lift mood.)
  • Inhale some lavender. Bring some lavender oil or satchels to work – the scent has been shown to reduce agitation and anxiety, and even reduce errors made in computer work.
  • Shackled to your desk? Bring the outside in. Try listening to Calm, an app available for iPhone, which trains you to meditate to the sounds of nature in two minutes or less (Meditation On Demand?)
  • And there’s never anything wrong with a quick bite of chocolate at work (and dark chocolate even has health benefits that include stress reduction.)

Posted in: Healing & Relaxation, The Zeel Blog

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Meet Some Zeel Hamptons Therapists!

Posted on: June 26, 2014
By: MarcyAtZeel

Summer is here – and for many New Yorkers, there’s no summer without the Hamptons. Meet Lisa and Eugene, two Zeel Massage Therapists based in the Hamptons, ready to help you complete your perfect weekend with a relaxing massage.

Lisa TrivellLisa Trivell

Zeel Massage Therapist Lisa Trivell is bicoastal – she spends her summers in the Hamptons and the rest of the year in Santa Barbara, California.  “Many of my techniques are fusion – combining what I’ve learned in California with my experience in the Hamptons,” says Lisa, who has been a licensed massage therapist for over 20 years.    She loves working and living in the Hamptons – “I love the landscape, the air, the combination of healing and visual arts. It’s inspiring out here.”  Her favored spots include Bostwick’s in Easthampton for seafood.

Lisa, who grew up in New York City, first got into the healing arts “as a way to stay centered.”  She encourages intense, hard-working New Yorkers to use massage to rejuvenate – “It’s not a luxury,” says Lisa, “but vital for physical and mental wellbeing.”

EugeneEugene Hamilton

Eugene Hamilton, a Zeel Massage Therapist, is a born and bred Hamptonite – he was born in Southampton and has lived in the Hamptons for “90%” of his adult life.  Why does he stay?  “The Hamptons is beautiful. It is filled with hidden pockets of nature that are so exceedingly magical that it would be hard to find them anywhere else.”  Eugene particularly recommends Peters Pond Lane and the Walking Dunes in Montauk.

Eugene has been a massage therapist since 1984. “I feel like I didn’t choose massage, massage chose me,” he says. “My mother gave me a reflexology book when I was 12.”

Aside from a great Zeel Massage, Eugene recommends finding your “inner Hamptons Zen” through the increasingly popular pursuit of stand-up paddleboarding.

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A double couples massage – four Zeel Massage Therapists at once!

Posted on: January 7, 2014
By: MarcyAtZeel

This past Friday night, in the aftermath of the so-called “Hercules” snowstorm, we received a request from a Long Island Zeel member: could we set up two couples massages in an hour?  Yes, we could. Zeel Massage Therapist Ilia Gerassimov, took this photos of the happy event.

Our ZMT massage team! Linda James, Ilia Gerassimov, Alex Pollack and Nancy King.

Our ZMT massage team! Linda James, Ilia Gerassimov, Alex Pollack and Nancy King.

Looking for a couples massage for yourself?  Just book on the Zeel app for iPhone or Android or on zeel.com, and tell us in the notes field that you’d like a couples massage.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in: Healing & Relaxation, The Zeel Blog


Zeel and Well +Good celebrate the new Athleta with massage and fitness

Posted on: November 26, 2013
By: MarcyAtZeel

Downtown girls have no excuse for suiting up in the cutest of exercise gear now that a spanking new Athleta’s opened up at 126 Fifth.  To celebrate, Well + Good threw a Fitness Biathlon this past Saturday, featuring hardcore toning and cardio classes, followed by an afterparty at Athleta. That’s where Zeel came in!

Zeel brought five of our fantastic Zeel Massage Therapists (ZMTs) to Athleta to help Well + Good workout vets unwind and recharge after a very active two hours.

The Zeel dream team of ZMTs: Carole Tingling, Chauvet Bishop, Richard Valentine, Nina Genco and Ihtiyor Mukhamatsaidov

The Zeel dream team of ZMTs: Carole Tingling, Chauvet Bishop, Richard Valentine, Nina Genco and Ihtiyor Mukhamatsaidov

 

Our therapists were tucked into corners throughout the store, offering chair massages to attendees.

Multitasker ZMT Ihtiyor smiles for the camera while giving a Zeel Massage

Multitasker ZMT Ihtiyor smiles for the camera while giving a Zeel Massage

Massage by Chauvet right next to the dressing room

Massage by Chauvet right next to the dressing room

 

Zeel raffled off a Massage Zeelot Starter Kit (including a professional-grade massage table and a 60-minute in-home Zeel Massage) to one lucky winner.

Zeel about to make someone's day!

Zeel about to make someone’s day!

Attendees posed for the camera, shopped, got makeovers and enjoyed healthy snacks and drinks in between Zeel Massages.

If only we all looked this good after working out for two hours!

If only we all looked this good after working out for two hours!

Zeel CEO Samer Hamadeh stopped by to enjoy the event.

Zeel CEO Samer Hamadeh and Well + Good co-founder Alexia Brue

Zeel CEO Samer Hamadeh and Well + Good co-founder Alexia Brue

It was a great event. Thanks to Well + Good and Athleta for having Zeel in the house!

Even the dog enjoyed the event!

Even the dog enjoyed the event!

 

 

Posted in: Fitness & Personal Training, The Zeel Blog, Zeel Guinea Pig


How to Store Your Zeel Massage Table and Lead a Happy, Massage-Filled Existence

Posted on: November 22, 2013
By: MarcyAtZeel

So you’re thinking of getting a massage table with Massage Zeelot. But you need to store it, right?  No problem.

Zeel visited several New York City-sized apartments and learned just how easy it is to integrate the Zeel Massage Table into your décor and lifestyle.

Folded up, the Zeel Massage Table measures 28 inches wide, 37 inches long and 5 inches high.

folded up table

 

If you have 6 inches or more of clearance under your bed, your Zeel Massage Table will slide underneath for easy storage.  Here’s the table under Amanda’s queen-size bed.

Table under bed

 

Ta-da! Massage table is hidden.

table hidden under bed

 

The Zeel Massage Table can also fit into closets of reasonable size (do not try in a broom closet).

closet table

 

Have a platform bed?  Need to save your closets for shoes and sweaters? No problem. Karina stores her Zeel Massage Table next to her laundry in her studio apartment.

Karina storage

 

Safely tucked away.

laundry basket

 

In short, the Zeel Massage Table will fit perfectly into your home and your massage-filled life.  Enjoy!

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$99 Zeel Massage On Demand Massages. Forever for Zeelots!

Posted on: August 23, 2013
By: MarcyAtZeel

This table could be yours for free!

We have some exciting changes afoot (or a-table) here at Zeel, and it’s equally exciting to be able to share them with you! (To summarize: we are excited.)

This Friday, Zeel introduces what we believe based on at least three Google searches to be the first ever on-demand, in-home massage subscription. This is the next logical step after Seamless and Netflix. By signing up for what we’re calling the Massage Zeelot program. Here’s how it works.

1)      Sign up.

2)      We ship you a professional massage table. It’s yours to keep! When not being used for a massage, it folds up to easily fit in a closet or under a bed. It can also be used for sorting laundry.

3)      You are now able to book at least one in-home massage per month at the special Zeelot rate of $99.

4)      If you want more than one massage per month, you can get them, also at the delightful $99 rate.

5)      If you get super-busy and miss a month (like February, so short and sneaky) your credits will roll over and won’t expire, so don’t fret.

Plus, if you’re a “try before you buy” type, we’re offering ALL our massages, each and every one, for $99 until September 8th.  Experience how wonderful a monthly in-home massage can be!

Of course you probably want to become a Zeelot , so go here and sign up (program starts September 9!).

Posted in: Healing & Relaxation, The Zeel Blog


Inner Calm in 60 Seconds, Thanks to Lululemon Founder(?)

Posted on: June 26, 2013
By: MarcyAtZeel

We know a lot of you like to do yoga in order to de-stress   (after all, we can’t get a massage every day… or can we?)  Now the founders of ultra-popular, Luon-scented, see-through yoga pant-vending, Randian company lululemon have started a new company called Whil – based on teaching you how to meditate in a mere 60 seconds. Take a look and see if you can squeeze a little efficient Zen into your day.

If you’re seeking a less website-based approach, check out this list of New York Magazine’s best places to meditate in the flesh (and mind).

Posted in: Healing & Relaxation, The Zeel Blog


Massage Helps You Bounce Back After a Tough Workout. Ask a Rabbit

Posted on: June 13, 2013
By: MarcyAtZeel

Pre-massage rabbit

Rabbits are pretty speedy animals. But how do they feel after a vigorous dash through a bucolic meadow? Well, according to recent research, massage helps bunnies bounce back quickly after a long run.  This study found that massaging muscles immediately after intense exercise can restore their function more quickly than waiting until they feel sore, most likely by reducing swelling and inflammation in muscles by manually moving out fluids.

We know it’s unlikely that you’re a rabbit, but word is that post-workout massage will help humans bounce back too.

Posted in: Healing & Relaxation, The Zeel Blog