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Definition: A masseuse is a female massage therapist. Masseuse comes from the French verb, masser, to massage. The first known use of masseuse was in 1879.

Today masseuse is considered to be an old-fashioned word, and most professionally trained men and women prefer to be called massage therapists. Spas also use the word massage therapist instead of masseuse.

Find out more about what a masseuse does and how to find a great masseuse.

Common Misspellings: masseusse, massuese, massuesse
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