If one can appreciate and enjoy health, well being, beauty, flowers and art than I reckon a relaxing massage is not incompatible with the Gnostic tradition?
(a little side note I'd like to add - also I done read a topic posted on this here forum called “is pleasure bad?” and I am still a bit quite confounded. Now from what I can gather here from your teachings one can enjoy health...but not desire it....is that correct? Am I correct in saying that? One can enjoy peace but not desire it? You can enjoy beauty but not desire it? Is that right? Do tell, I am rather dumbfounded thank you. )