hy·​dro·​ther·​a·​py | \ ˌhī-drə-ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce hydrotherapy (audio) \

Definition of hydrotherapy

: the therapeutic use of water (as in a whirlpool bath) — compare hydropathy

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The complex also includes facilities for simulating different altitudes, cryotherapy chambers that aid recovery after exercise, swimming and hydrotherapy resources, as well as a sports science lab and medical support teams. Kieron Monks, CNN, "Why Paul Pogba, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mo Salah have all trained in Dubai," 22 Aug. 2019 There are polygraphs for sleep diagnosis, ozone therapy sessions, a neurocognitive assessment, colon hydrotherapy, NADH treatment and pelvic floor physiotherapy for women, to name but a few elements of the inside-out makeover. Kathryn Romeyn, The Hollywood Reporter, "6 Hollywood-Loved Spas and Clinics Where Stars Seek Secrets to Living Longer," 8 Aug. 2019 The two-story home, which blends Georgian and traditional design elements, is equipped with health-conscious features such as a Scandinavian hydrotherapy circuit — a sauna, steam room and cold plunge — and a gym with a Peloton bike. Los Angeles Times, "Home of the Week: Stimulating good health in Beverly Hills," 3 Aug. 2019 From massages to body and facial treatments to hydrotherapy, the spa prides itself on catering to guests with vegan-friendly, gluten-free and environmentally friendly products. Sarah Kuta, The Know, "Serious self-care: A guide to Colorado’s must-visit spas," 30 July 2019 Yes, meals are communal (but with a menu by Noma co-founder Mads Refslund) and the activities (yoga, meditation, hydrotherapy spa treatments) are all designed to send you back to Manhattan, Brooklyn, and beyond feeling like your best self. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Vogue’s Official Guide to the Hamptons," 3 July 2019 Phoenix’s rising temps shouldn’t mean the end of your hydrotherapy routine. Stacey Mckenna, azcentral, "Yes, you can still enjoy the benefits of hydrotherapy during Arizona’s hottest months: Here’s how," 1 July 2019 William spent time meeting one on one with children and their families as well as visiting some of the facilities, like the hydrotherapy pool. Kara Thompson, Town & Country, "Prince William Visits a Children's Hospice That Was Opened By His Mother, Princess Diana," 18 Sep. 2018 But while some customers are thrilled to have gotten their mojo back, others are more skeptical about the effects of hydrotherapy. Zahria Rogers, The Courier-Journal, "Concierge IV hydration therapy service seeks to rehydrate Louisville," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of hydrotherapy

1876, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of hydrotherapy

: the use of water in the treatment of disease or injury


hy·​dro·​ther·​a·​py | \ -ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce hydrotherapy (audio) \
plural hydrotherapies

Medical Definition of hydrotherapy

: the therapeutic use of water (as in a whirlpool bath) — compare hydropathy

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