tha·​las·​so·​ther·​a·​py | \ thə-ˌla-sō-ˈthe-rə-pē How to pronounce thalassotherapy (audio) \

Definition of thalassotherapy

: exposure to seawater (as in a hot tub) or application of sea products (such as seaweed) to the body for health or beauty benefits

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Recent Examples on the Web The new owner added a gym, a thalassotherapy spa, a hammam, and a jacuzzi big enough for 14. Wendy Perrin, Town & Country, "18 Jaw-Dropping Private Villas You Can Rent Around the World," 17 Oct. 2019 Dining is top-notch, rooms have Bvlgari amenities, and the spa specializes in thalassotherapy treatments using seawater, seaweed and marine mud. Mark Rogers, USA TODAY, "Honeymoon guide: Romantic resorts on Mexico’s Caribbean coast," 5 Jan. 2018 At the one-of-a-kind Deep Ocean Spa, the first thalassotherapy center in French Polynesia, you’re given a pareu and flip-flops as an alternative to the staid robe and slippers. Condé Nast Traveler, "InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa," 20 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of thalassotherapy

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thalassotherapy

Greek thalassa + English therapy

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“Thalassotherapy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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tha·​las·​so·​ther·​a·​py | \ thə-ˌlas-ō-ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce thalassotherapy (audio) \
plural thalassotherapies

Medical Definition of thalassotherapy

: exposure to seawater (as in a hot tub) or application of sea products (as seaweed or sea salt) to the body for health or beauty benefits

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