Massage vs. Message

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Massage and Message is that the Massage is a mechanical manipulation of skin, connective tissue and muscles through stretching, train and pressure stimulus and Message is a discrete unit of communication intended by the source for consumption by some recipient or group of recipients.

  • Massage

    Massage is the manipulation of soft tissues in the body. Massage techniques are commonly applied with hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms, feet, or a device. The purpose of massage is generally for the treatment of body stress or pain. A person who was professionally trained to give massages was traditionally known as a masseur (male) or a masseuse (female), but those titles are outmoded, and carry some negative connotations. In the United States, the title massage therapist has been recognized as a business norm for those who have been professionally trained to give massages.

    In professional settings, clients are treated while lying on a massage table, sitting in a massage chair, or lying on a mat on the floor. In amateur settings, a general purpose surface like a bed or the floor is more common. Aquatic massage and bodywork is performed with recipients submersed or floating in a warm-water therapy pool.

  • Message

    A message is a discrete unit of communication intended by the source for consumption by some recipient or group of recipients. A message may be delivered by various means, including courier, telegraphy, carrier pigeon and electronic bus.

    A message can be the content of a broadcast. An interactive

    exchange of messages forms a conversation.

    One example of a message is a communiqué (), which is a brief report or statement released by a public agency.

  • Massage (noun)

    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.

    “Having a massage can have many beneficial effects.”

  • Massage (verb)

    To rub and knead (someone’s body or a part of a body), to perform a massage on (somebody).

  • Massage (verb)

    To manipulate (data, a document etc.) to make it more presentable or more convenient to work with.

  • Massage (verb)

    To falsify (data or accounts).

  • Message (noun)

    A communication, or what is communicated; any concept or information conveyed.

    “We’ve just received an urgent message from the President.”

  • Message (noun)

    An underlying theme or conclusion to be drawn from something.

    “The main message of the novel is that time heals all wounds.”

  • Message (noun)

    An errand.

  • Message (verb)

    To send a message to; to text via a cell phone.

    “Just message me for directions.”

    “I messaged her about the concert.”

  • Message (verb)

    To send (something) as a message; usually refers to electronic messaging.

    “She messaged me the information yesterday.”

    “Please message the final report by fax.”

  • Message (verb)

    To send a message or messages; to be capable of sending messages.

    “We’ve implemented a new messaging service.”

    “The runaway computer program was messaging non-stop.”

  • Message (verb)

    To bear as a message.

  • Massage (noun)

    the rubbing and kneading of muscles and joints of the body with the hands, especially to relieve tension or pain

    “massage can ease tiredness”

    “a massage will help loosen you up”

  • Massage (verb)

    rub and knead (a person or part of the body) with the hands

    “she massaged his tired muscles”

  • Massage (verb)

    rub a substance into (the skin or hair)

    “gently massage the cream on to your face”

  • Massage (verb)

    manipulate (facts or figures) to give a more acceptable result

    “the accounts had been massaged to suit the government”

  • Message (noun)

    a verbal, written, or recorded communication sent to or left for a recipient who cannot be contacted directly

    “if I’m not there leave a message on the answerphone”

  • Message (noun)

    an email or similar electronic communication

    “select an option to delete your mail messages”

  • Message (noun)

    an electronic communication generated automatically by a computer program and displayed on a screen

    “an error message”

  • Message (noun)

    a communication from a prophet or preacher, believed to be inspired by God

    “Jesus and his followers were promulgating a specifically Judaic message for Judaic adherents”

  • Message (noun)

    a television or radio advertisement

    “we’ll be back after these messages”

  • Message (noun)

    a significant political, social, or moral point that is being conveyed by a film, speech, etc.

    “a campaign to get the message about home security across”

  • Message (noun)

    an errand

    “he would run those interminable messages after school to the bookie”

  • Message (noun)

    things bought on an errand; shopping.

  • Message (verb)

    send a message to (someone), especially by email

    “I was messaged by a Californian contact for some information”

    “the software package incorporates messaging, scheduling, and workflow functions”

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