In my grandparents era there was no TV, cell phones or computers. In fact no washing machine or dryer. Lots of farming and people walked everywhere and not for fun or exercise. Yes life was harder but there was no reason to go to a gym, life was your gym. Grandpa and Grandma or anyone else never went to a massage therapist. Probably needed it, just was not done is those days. Today life is easier, as I am writing this on my computer I have a load in my washing machine, the gardener is working on the hillside, the soft water guy is changing the tank and I am checking email at the same time. Life easier? How come my back hurts?! Our society has moved from agricultural to the computer age. Today massage is not a luxury it is essential to maintain our present life style.