It’s a well-known fact that we live in a world full of modern conveniences. Technology is often the backbone of these, with our phones, tablets and computers allowing us to book anything from a meal to a taxi with just a click of a button.
The latest to hit Manchester is Soothe, the massage world’s answer to Uber that first launched in the US back in 2013.
Started by Harvard Business School graduate, Merlin Kauffman, it’s taken the world by storm with over 10,000 therapists working for the company worldwide.
How exactly does Soothe work you might be wondering? Allowing you to book an appointment in as little as an hour, it’s an on-demand massage service app that brings skilled and qualified therapists directly to you at home or in a hotel. You can even enjoy a massage at your desk with their office service – just like we did recently.
The mobile massage service connects vetted and insured massage therapists directly with customers, with all bookings done via the Soothe website or the app. It launched earlier this year in London, and Mancunians will be glad to hear that it’s just been rolled out here too.
Soothe has already been successful in over 57 cities across the UK, America, Canada and Australia, gaining popularity for its convenience, fixed pricing and ease of use. But is it all it’s cracked up to be?
I got the chance to experience Soothe first hand and have to say I couldn’t fault it. Once you get passed the fact that you’ve invited a stranger into your home and are lying face down in your living room, it’s a really relaxing experience that I’d love to have more often.
I went for the full body Swedish massage and was impressed by the professionalism, friendliness and skill of my therapist, Desislava.
She turned up promptly with all the equipment needed, from a portable massage table to towels and oils. I even had the option of listening to some relaxing music which, once I was lying down and closed my eyes, gave the same ambiance as a spa or massage parlour.
While I had my massage mid-morning, Soothe also operate throughout the day with services starting as early as 8am and going through until midnight if you fancy winding down after a tough day at the office or an intense evening workout.
Plus, if you liked the therapist you used on your first appointment then you can keep booking the same one time and time again.
From deep tissue and Swedish through to more specialist sports and prenatal massages, you can’t complain about the lack of range with Soothe.
Their prices are fixed too meaning you get the same treatment for the same price every time. A 60 minute massage is £54, 90 minute is £72 and 120 minute is £90 – reasonable costs if you factor in the convenience of not actually ever leaving your front door, office or hotel room.
The nicest thing about having a massage at home is that you really have the chance to reap the benefits of it without having to get straight on a busy bus or navigate through rush hour traffic to get home afterwards.
You can say goodbye to your therapist, put your feet up and enjoy that feeling of total calm and relaxation, all in the peace and quiet of your own home.MORE INFO