Sleep better with simple tips and an app

Getting a massage can be a great way to de-stress and studies show, it can also help you sleep better.  Now, through the Zeel app, you can request a certified and vetted Massage Therapist come to your home. 

Jillian Sanders is the director at Zeel, and joined us at FOX 26, along with Massage Therapist, Chemeka Alexander.  She gave our producer, Taylor, a relaxing massage!

During this Stress Awareness Month, Zeel reminds you that massage naturally releases endorphins in your body, which is known as the "feel good chemical".  Massage also releases serotonin and dopamine, which can help you sleep better.  It also reduces the stress hormone cortisol. 

There are a few techniques you can try on yourself, like massaging your own shoulders, stop clenching your jaw, and try essential oils, like lavender to relax. 

Zeel says it's the nation’s largest company bringing massages directly to your doorstep in as little as an hour from the time you book.  A licensed massage therapist shows up with a massage table and music, then transforms your home, hotel, or office into a spa-like atmosphere.

The National Institute of Health and The American Massage Therapy Association both say that massage therapy can reduce fatigue and improve sleep. Studies show that regular massages help people spend more time in the deep/restorative sleep stage. Studies show that over 30 percent of Americans have trouble getting to sleep at night.  Zeel specially designed a Sleep Massage that uses techniques that promote calmness and relaxation.  It involves a combination of scalp massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, and a full body relaxing Swedish massage. Their concept is:  since Zeel comes to you, once the massage is over, you get to roll right into bed. They offer massage between 8 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.  

To find out more, go to or download the Zeel app. Choose the gender of your therapist, the time and location, how long you want your massage to be, and what type of massage you want.  The price for a one-hour massage is $95.00 and that includes the tip.