Mages (魔法使) are people who specialize in using a variety of magic.
Mages are ordinary humans who have learned or been taught magic. Their existence predates Magical Girls and they have been known to, or been a member of, some governments in human history. Early Mages are said to have been easy to spot because they tended to be upper-class people who had the resources to study magic.
Mages possess no special physical capabilities and rarely ever leave the Land of Magic once they arrive. The magic Mages are capable of casting appears to be very broad, but requires specific knowledge and materials. Mana has been shown to heal injuries, expel fire, and materialize small objects with the use of a wand. It's stated that many Mages might prefer to use conventional methods for accomplishing something, because a spell might require too many difficult materials, such as a chicken's head for curing a cold.