Definition of masseur in English:



  • A person who provides massage professionally.

    ‘the capable hands of a master masseur’
    • ‘Free massages will be provided by 120 blind masseurs and there will be performances by visually impaired artists.’
    • ‘You could spoil yourself with authentic Thai massages given by trained masseurs, or relax in the Roman pools or with a Russian bath.’
    • ‘Today the health and fitness awareness week will end with staff receiving a back, neck and shoulder massage by a qualified masseur.’
    • ‘With the minimum of fuss, two masseurs, working in unison, applied hot medicated oils over my body and set about the task of coaxing the knots out of my protesting muscles.’
    • ‘Interestingly, each small compartment is named after a plant, and it is this plant's oil that is used for the massage, explained the masseurs, clad in lovely pink skirts.’
    • ‘If your massage is too limp, tell the masseur that you would like more pressure.’
    • ‘‘They are hoping to renovate the venue and make it something spectacular, with hammocks and masseurs on hand’.’
    • ‘He is turning into quite a professional masseur and nothing is too much trouble.’
    • ‘Obviously a good masseur / masseuse will quickly tell you that giving massage involves the whole body, but the hands are the main player.’
    • ‘The Spa has qualified masseurs and a hairdresser to help end your afternoon on a good note.’
    • ‘The more luxurious establishments would have professional masseurs to do this.’
    • ‘Working as a masseur has been, up to now, the main job opportunity for blind people in the city.’
    • ‘I was nervous about my first massage, but my masseur, Tony, managed to ease away the aches and pains of a working life spent hunched over a keyboard.’
    • ‘For example, would there be a masseur or a massage therapist who might deal specifically with the strength-oriented sports?’
    • ‘There is a treatment area where you can have your hair bathed in natural oils and steam your body, and there are at least two masseurs in residence offering different treatments.’
    • ‘While practising in the bedroom is a great starting point for aspiring masseuses and masseurs, making it as a professional is a little more rigorous.’
    • ‘We book a top-notch team of psychotherapists, hypnotists, masseurs and masseuses, motivators and life coaches.’
    • ‘There are really good masseurs in just about every beauty salon and health club in the country.’
    • ‘Guests include a podiatrist, a sports masseur, a foot scanner technician for determining the ideal running shoe, personal trainers, dieticians to name but a few.’
    • ‘This is followed by a specially prescribed breakfast after which guests enjoy long therapeutic sessions with therapists and masseurs.’


French, from masser ‘to massage’.