Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun massage

1 sense of massage

Sense 1
massage -- (kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation)
       => treatment, intervention -- (care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb massage

2 senses of massage

Sense 1
massage, rub down, knead -- (manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes; "She rubbed down her child with a sponge")
       => manipulate -- (hold something in one's hands and move it)

Sense 2
massage -- (give a massage to; "She massaged his sore back")
       => treat, care for -- (provide treatment for; "The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The nurses cared for the bomb victims"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics")

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