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Common Mistakes and Confusing Words in English

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massage vs message

To massage as a verb means to rub and press someone's body with regular repeated movements, in order to relax them or to reduce stiffness or pain in their joints. As a noun it is the activity of rubbing or pressing parts of someone's body in order to make them relax or to stop their muscles hurting.

For example: "I need a sports massage to help my aching back."

A message is a short piece of information that you give to a person when you cannot speak to them directly.

For example: "Could I leave a message for Mr Brown?"

For Colin Green