Definition of hydrotherapy
: the therapeutic use of water (as in a whirlpool bath) — compare hydropathy
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Hydrotherapy, infinity pools with currents, or exercise features in the pool.
Alabama and Kansas State have waterfalls in their hydrotherapy pools.
Stay at Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa, Portillo’s sister hotel, which also has a great little hydrotherapy spa.
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Origin and Etymology of hydrotherapy
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1876See Words from the same year
HYDROTHERAPY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hydrotherapy for English Language Learners
: the use of water in the treatment of disease or injury
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