A rubbing or kneading of the body, especially when performed as a hygienic or remedial measure.
- The rubbing or kneading of parts of the body especially to aid circulation, relax the muscles, or provide sensual stimulation.
- An act or instance of such rubbing or kneading.
- To give a massage to.
- To treat by means of a massage.
- To coddle or cajole.
- To manipulate (data, for example): Pollsters massaged the numbers to favor their candidate.