Massage involves working and also acting on the physical body with stress– structured, disorganized, fixed, or relocating– tension, movement, or resonance, done manually or with mechanical helps. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbow joints, knees, lower arm, feet, or a massage therapy tool. Massage therapy could market relaxation and wellness,   can be a leisure task, as well as can be sex-related in the natural world (view Erotic massage therapy).
The word originates from the French massage “friction of working”, or from Arabic massa definition “to touch, feel or take care of” or from Latin massa indicating “mass, dough”,   cf. Greek verb Î¼Î¬Ï�Ï�Ï� (massÅ�) “to handle, touch, to collaborate with the hands, to massage dough”.  In distinction the ancient Greek word for massage was anatripsis,  and the Latin was frictio.