GWS and beau opted for the couples lemongrass body-wrap and massage.
There was not time to open the chest and take the heart in his hands, so he had to massage on the surface.
Jen Gulvik was 30 when she was having a massage and suddenly overcome with terrible, unspeakable neck pain.
1874, from French massage "friction of kneading," from masser "to massage," possibly from Arabic massa "to touch, feel, handle;" if so, probably picked up in Egypt during the Napoleonic campaign there. Other possibility is that French got it in colonial India from Portuguese amassar "knead," a verb from Latin massa "mass, dough" (see mass (n.1)). Massage parlor first attested 1894, from the start a euphemism for "house of prostitution."
1874, from massage (n.). Related: Massaged; massaging.
massage mas·sage (mə-säzh' -säj')
The rubbing or kneading of parts of the body for therapeutic purposes. v. mas·saged, mas·sag·ing, mas·sag·es
To give a massage to.
To treat by means of a massage.