[ mas-oh-ther-uh-pee ]
/ ˌmæs oʊˈθɛr ə pi /
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noun Medicine/Medical.

treatment by massage.



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Origin of massotherapy

OTHER WORDS FROM massotherapy

mas·so·ther·a·pist, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for massotherapy

  • Dr. Forest's Manual of Massotherapy, containing nearly 100 pages, giving full directions for use, sent with each of the above.

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British Dictionary definitions for massotherapy

/ (ˌmæsəʊˈθɛrəpɪ) /


medical treatment by massage

Derived forms of massotherapy

massotherapeutic (ˌmæsəʊˌθɛrəˈpjuːtɪk), adjectivemassotherapist, noun

Word Origin for massotherapy

C20: from mass (age) + therapy
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Medical definitions for massotherapy

[ măs′ō-thĕrə-pē ]


The therapeutic use of massage.
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