Soothe has already launched in 38 cities in the United States, Canada, and the U.K. since its inception in 2013 and has plans to expand to 50 cities by year’s end.
“We’re pleased to serve the residents of Charlotte and its visitors,” says Soothe’s Founder and CEO Merlin Kauffman. “Everyone deserves to have a massage after a long day at the office or while on vacation, either as a gift to oneself or another.”
Soothe offers on-demand Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, and Prenatal massages daily between the hours of 8 am and midnight. All modalities can also be performed as a couples massage. Massages are fixed-price per person, and Soothe covers tax and gratuity. The prices are: $99 (60 minutes), $139 (90 minutes), and $169 (120 minutes). Soothe clients can also re-book the same therapist on future occasions.
“Our growth is really due to the experience our massage therapists deliver,” adds Kauffman. “They provide spa-quality treatments without the hassle of finding parking or dealing with traffic. In addition, our massage therapists earn three to four times more than the industry standard.”
Kauffman created the company while at Harvard Business School, a period when he was frequently traveling, and found it difficult to schedule a massage appointment outside standard business hours. What started as a solution to his own problem, however, has grown into a flourishing business, with the number of certified massage therapists on the platform having more than doubled since last year.
Soothe currently has a network of over 5,500 certified massage therapists globally. All Soothe massage therapists have been interviewed in-person and only therapists who meet the requisite level of certification and have a history of customer excellence are accepted into the Soothe network.
Clients can book a Soothe massage by downloading the iOS or Android app (soothe.com/app). Clients may choose the type of massage, the treatment length, and the therapist’s gender. Those who are unable to download the app can book via soothe.com, call (+1) 800.960.7668 from within the US and Canada, or call (+44) 808 178 0086 from within the U.K. All three booking options are available 24/7.
Soothe, the on-demand massage service and app, lets users schedule a same-day massage in the privacy of their home or hotel. Soothe currently serves the following cities and regions: Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, London, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Fort Worth, Ft. Lauderdale, Honolulu, Houston, Indianapolis, Long Island, Memphis, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, Newark/Northern New Jersey, Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Orlando, Philadelphia, Portland, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, St. Louis, San Diego, San Jose, Scottsdale, Seattle, Vancouver (British Columbia), and Washington D.C..