18 January 2007
I never thought about how the advances in one industry could indirectly affect the success of a completely different one. In one of my Thrillist emails this morning, I learned about a spa in the city called Graceful Services that offers a new type of service. $60 buys you an hour of massages related to stresses that technology brings: a BlackBerry finger massage - which alleviates BlackBerry thumb - and face and neck massages that target other specific areas ("tech neck" and the facial muscles that are pushed up against mobile phones). At first I was rolling my eyes, but then realized that in a city like this, they might actually make a ton of money. Smart, and they seem to have thought of it first.