Part of speech: noun

Remedial treatment by manipulation, as by rubbing or kneading the body or any part of it.

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Usage examples "massage":

  1. It was first a water- cure; then a minor, but ineffective operation; then much scientific massage; and finally a rest- cure, and at the end no relief that lasted, but a recurrence of symptoms which, to the uncle, spoke ominously of a threatened mental balance. - "Our Nervous Friends Illustrating the Mastery of Nervousness", Robert S. Carroll.
  2. It was similar to the diet, shower- baths and massage prescribed by physicians for physical health. - "The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism", Franz Cumont.
  3. Moreover, hospital or hand massage could be used only in combination with a truss that would keep the rupture from coming out. - "Cluthe's Advice to the Ruptured", Chas. Cluthe & Sons.