massage therapist

noun
plural massage therapists

Definition of massage therapist

: a person who practices massage therapy : a trained individual who is licensed or certified to therapeutically manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body using one or both hands or an instrument Claire, a licensed massage therapist, has written a complete guide to assessing a wide range of therapeutic practices, from deep muscle to gentle touch.Library Journal

First Known Use of massage therapist

1915, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about massage therapist

Time Traveler for massage therapist

Time Traveler

The first known use of massage therapist was in 1915

See more words from the same year

Statistics for massage therapist

Cite this Entry

“Massage therapist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/massage%20therapist. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

Comments on massage therapist

What made you want to look up massage therapist? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three bears two of them look like theyre whispering to a third bear who looks chuffed to be the center of attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!