Crossword clues for massage
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Massage \Mas"sage\, v. t. (Med.) To treat by means of massage; to rub or knead; as, to massage a patient with ointment.
Massage \Mas"sage\, n. [F.] A rubbing or kneading of the body, especially when performed as a hygienic or remedial measure.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1874, from massage (n.). Related: Massaged; massaging.
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."
n. The action of rubbing, kneading or hitting someone's body, to help the person relax, prepare for muscular action (as in contact sports) or to relieve aches. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To rub and knead (someone's body or a part of a body), to perform a massage on (somebody). 2 (context transitive English) To manipulate (data, a document etc.) to make it more presentable or more convenient to work with. 3 (context transitive English) To falsify (data or accounts).
n. kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation
Massage involves working and acting on the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, feet, or a massage device. Depending on the application and technique used, massage is used to promote relaxation and well-being, and is beneficial in treating sports injuries and other problems affecting the musculature of the body such as postural misalignment and many painful conditions. Massage can also be sexual in nature (see Erotic massage).
In professional settings massage clients are treated while lying on a massage table, sitting in a massage chair, or lying on a mat on the floor, while in amateur settings a general purpose surface like a bed or floor is more common. Aquatic massage and bodywork is performed with recipients submersed or floating in a warm-water therapy pool. The massage subject may be fully or partially clothed or unclothed.
Usage examples of "massage".
Additionally, use your free fingers to gently massage his testicles, pressing against his perineum or grazing his anal area.
But by placing your hands on his butt cheeks, you can hold him inside you and receive clitoral stimulation, while also massaging his buttocks and anal area.
His jacket clutched in his hand, he stopped walking and massaged his eyes, an asty feeling settling in his gut.
A better bet for the budget traveler is to book a room at this homey inn, then walk a few blocks up the street for a mud bath and massage.
From the masseuse, he learned that she had a full-body massage every week, usually on Monday afternoons, though she wanted to change it this week, and if Griffin was interested, the menu included not only Swedish massage, but reflexology, hydromassage, and conditioning body scrubs.
When the Rowan began the metamorphic massage which Lusena had taught her as being useful in reducing shock, Moria complained that the Rowan was deliberately bruising her feet.
She held her breath as she imagined the slender, strong hands cupping her breasts from behind, then palming and massaging her prinked nipples.
Between the steambath and massage they brought me food, something like a cheese quesadilla only much better than anything like it I had ever tasted.
His hands flutter over the sculpture, then begin to massage it skillfully and Scop thinks that he hears a bizarre groan.
Spermwhale, shaking his head sadly as he looked over at the simpering choirboy sitting on the grass, red hair tousled by Harold Bloomguard who still worked frantically massaging his wrists and neck.
Most day spas offer a variety of treatments, from a half-hour massage, body wrap, or facial to an herbal bath, hydrotherapy treatment, or reflexology treatment.
It was an alabaster jar of spikenard, which she massaged into my hair.
And there are now so many people wearing Cluthe Automatic Massaging Trusses, or who have worn them until cured, that simply by one man recommending the Cluthe Truss to another the prejudice against the word truss is bound to be overcome in time.
With the unconcernedness of a machine, she had lifted a hand and was slowly massaging her cheek and neck.
Recently, in cases of dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea dysmenorrhagia, and like sexual disorders, massage or gentle flagellation of the parts contiguous with the genitalia and pelvic viscera has been recommended.