Coaches: Massage-on-demand app Zeel puts tightly scheduled patrons in good, strong hands
Technology’s health hazards are well documented: Excessive hunching over electronic devices causes “tech neck,” while unfiltered blue light emitted by smartphones and tablets results in digital eye strain, and can damage retinal cells. But technology can also bring far-reaching health benefits—and the savviest entrepreneurs, recognizing this, are using tech to keep customers on the wellness wagon.
That’s the mission of professional and life partners Samer Hamadeh and Alison Harmelin, New Yorkers who co-created the on-demand, in-demand massage app Zeel. Launched in New York City in 2013, Zeel today dispatches licensed massage therapists to homes, offices, hotels and spas all over the country, placing the accent on safety, to the relief of both customers and hands-on healers.
Earlier this year, Zeel marked the milestone of its millionth massage. “If we were a spa, we’d be the biggest in the country!” Harmelin says. And just last month, Zeel joined forces with a glamorous pair of brand ambassadors: polo champion Nacho Figueras and his wife, Delfina. “Whether I am in Palm Beach, Palm Desert, or the Hamptons, Zeel is there for me after a long match, a long flight, or just a long day,” says Figueras. “It gives Delfi and me the chance to relax and recover without missing what is most precious to us, time at home with our four children.”