hy·​dro·​ther·​a·​py ˌhī-drə-ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce hydrotherapy (audio)
: the therapeutic use of water (as in a whirlpool bath) compare hydropathy

Examples of hydrotherapy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On a recent afternoon, Ms. Mitchell, who has a doctoral degree in nursing, walked through Birth Sanctuary to the echoes of cicadas, to check the progress of the new floor plan, complete with a hydrotherapy room and a full kitchen to keep the laboring women nourished. Emily Baumgaertner Erin Schaff, New York Times, 30 Sep. 2023 Several hydrotherapy pools, a Turkish hammam, an infrared room, and six treatment spaces (including a couple’s suite) offer complete relaxation. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 5 Jan. 2024 Meanwhile, Eduardo Neira designed a bamboo yoga dome structure that sits over the spa, which includes hydrotherapy pools, a private outdoor pool, a Turkish hammam, and an infrared capsule room, as well as multiple treatment rooms. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 27 Dec. 2023 There are also a handful of hydrotherapy treatments and one-of-a-kind bath rituals. Lauren Dana Ellman, Travel + Leisure, 3 Dec. 2023 Otherwise, enjoy a dip in one of three pools, unwind in one of the relaxation lounges, or take advantage of the five-step hydrotherapy circuit. Lauren Dana Ellman, Travel + Leisure, 3 Dec. 2023 Choose the intimate Chatham Bars Inn for a pampered stay; book a Spa suite, with each room accompanied with a hydrotherapy tub, sauna, steam shower, and fireplace. Boutayna Chokrane, Vogue, 15 Nov. 2023 After a day of hiking or mountain biking, retreat to the hotel’s saltwater hydrotherapy pools, saunas, steam baths, and cool plunge pools. Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 3 Nov. 2023 There are built-in wall mirrors and wall lights, a hydrotherapy bath with chromotherapy lights, and a steam shower. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 11 Oct. 2023 See More

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First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hydrotherapy was in 1876

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“Hydrotherapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrotherapy. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition


hy·​dro·​ther·​a·​py -ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce hydrotherapy (audio)
plural hydrotherapies
: the therapeutic use of water (as in a whirlpool bath) compare hydropathy

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