Mani-pedis, pet acupuncture, and more surprising services you can get in your NYC apartment
New Yorkers love to say they would never move out of New York City, because where else could they get their preferred ethnic food delivered at 2 in the morning? Delivery is a way of life in this city, where so many of us are overworked and sometimes can't be bothered to cook or schlep another half an hour to pick something up, especially when, oftentimes, what you need will come to you. The extent of New Yorkers' hunger for stuff on demand, at home extends to services such as tech support, as well as some other less obvious ones. Here are a handful of companies offering home visits in forms you might not expect. Massage: Zeel - If the idea of massage-on-demand sounds appealing, but the idea of a massage therapist coming to your home makes you nervous, check out Zeel. Zeel’s network of 9,000 therapists nationwide are licensed, ensured, and experienced, and upon booking, you receive your professional’s credentials and photo. To add a layer of security for Zeel massage therapists who go into homes alone, customers are asked to verify their ID before booking their first massage. In as little as an hour, you can have a therapist with table and supplies on site for a massage in a number of styles: deep tissue, Swedish, prenatal, sports, and couples. You can also specify the gender of masseuse you prefer. Massages can be booked 365 days a year from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Zeel offers two pricing structures. Clients can choose to pay a la carte, or as a “non-member”, which is $159.25 after tax and included gratuity, or sign up for a subscription, committing to a minimum of one massage a month, and get the discounted rate of $121.28 per massage—plus a massage table and Zeel sheets to keep at home.