With a general decline

With a general decline in morals in Rome, massage switched mainly to baths and began to serve other purposes.

The era of feudalism. The entire spiritual culture of the Middle Ages, feudalism, was under the yoke of church ideology.

The ideals of Christianity could not contribute to the development of physical education in Europe, the widespread dissemination of massage. Medicine and other fields of knowledge were in the hands of various charlatans and barbers. Representatives of science wandered in the wilds of alchemy, raved a life elixir, dreamed of finding a philosopher’s stone. Only the Arabs, not forgetting the art of the ancient peoples, continued to apply massage – mainly for therapeutic purposes.