Massage Magazine Insurance Plus Awards Zeel the 2023 Champion Award

JACKSONVILLE, FL, Nov. 11, 2023: Massage Magazine Insurance Plus today announced the recipient of its second annual Massage Champion of the Year award. The award recognizes Zeel’s dedication to improving the health of U.S. military veterans by making massage therapy services available through the Veterans Administration’s Community Care program.

The purpose of the Champion Award is to honor and celebrate one group annually whose accomplishments have positively affected the massage therapy field. Criteria for receiving the award include demonstrated commitment to furthering massage therapy as a respected component of health care in the U.S., number of years in existence, and an internal structure that reflects a healthy and competent organization.

“We could not be more honored to receive this award,” said Zeel Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer Alison Harmelin. “It is truly humbling to know that an organization like MASSAGE Magazine and Massage Magazine Insurance Plus recognizes the years of work we have done to deliver safe, non-opioid pain relief to our nation’s veterans.”

“There is no population of Americans more deserving of our care and no mission closer to our core values at Zeel,” Harmelin said. “As we continue to expand our massage therapy program to VA Medical Centers across the country, we are so grateful to the team at MASSAGE Magazine for their continued support of this ground-breaking program.”

Through Zeel’s program with the VA, veterans can easily and quickly book massage therapy sessions with a Zeel-credentialed massage therapist. Benefits to these clients, according to a survey of 2,249 veterans, include pain relief, as well as improved sleep and activity levels.

More than 1,000 massage therapists are credentialed in this program. Almost 4,000 veterans have received massage through Zeel, which works with 35 VA Medical Centers nationwide and anticipates expanding to at least 50 centers by the end of this year. The program is growing roughly 10% month over month.

About Zeel:

Zeel is an innovative wellness app that connects individuals with wellness professionals, including massage therapists and assisted stretching professionals, for on-demand, onsite services. By providing access to high-quality, convenient massage therapy, Zeel is revolutionizing the wellness industry.

The Zeel platform connects patients with providers of in-home services with seamless, one-on-one booking. Appointments are available 365 days a year, as is the company’s award-winning customer service team.

About Massage Magazine Insurance Plus:

MASSAGE Magazine, a publication with over 38 years in the industry, developed Massage Magazine Insurance Plus to provide a single, national liability insurance policy for health, wellness, and beauty professionals.

Now backed by insurance industry leader Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., we are able to provide even more dependable and all-inclusive coverage brought to you by the same small team who has insured over 100,000 professionals across the country.

Disclosure: Zeel and MMIP are in partnership whereby Zeel’s wellness professionals have access to liability insurance for an exclusive rate.

Media Contact:

Hannah Young
Associate Director of Marketing
Massage Magazine Insurance Plus