Launched in 2013, Soothe set out on a mission to help anyone relax, anytime and anywhere. Founder and Chairman of the Board, Merlin Kauffman, created the company while at Harvard Business School. Traveling frequently, Kauffman found it difficult to schedule a massage at a time and place that was convenient for him. What started as a solution to his own problem has grown into a flourishing business.
Today, Soothe is the world’s largest and fastest-growing on-demand massage service, bringing the healing power of massage to homes, hotels, and offices in as little as an hour. Soothe is available in over 60 major cities across the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.
Offering four massage modalities, including deep tissue, Swedish, sports, and prenatal, Soothe allows clients to book a customized massage experience to meet their wellness and relaxation needs. All massage modalities can also be performed as a couples massage. Soothe massages are available seven days a week from 8am to midnight.
Soothe works with 11,000+ independent, licensed and certified massage therapists, all of whom are vetted in person to ensure expert massage technique and professionalism. Soothe therapists earn three to four times more per hour than the industry standard — all while managing a work schedule that’s flexible and convenient for them.
Soothe also brings relaxing chair massage to offices and events of all sizes with Soothe At Work.
Soothe is funded by The Riverside Company with participation from prominent angel investors.