|1.||[ verb ] give a massage to|
"She massaged his sore back"
|2.||[ verb ] manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes|
"She rubbed down her child with a sponge"
|Related terms:||manipulate massager rub|
|3.||[ noun ] (medicine) kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation|
|Related terms:||treatment modality cardiac_massage Swedish_massage petrissage tapotement effleurage rubdown|