thalassotherapy

noun

tha·​las·​so·​ther·​a·​py thə-ˌla-sō-ˈthe-rə-pē How to pronounce thalassotherapy (audio)
: exposure to seawater (as in a hot tub) or application of sea products (such as seaweed) to the body for health or beauty benefits

Examples of thalassotherapy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the ultimate form of thalassotherapy is the ocean itself. Zoe Baillargeon, Vogue, 15 Nov. 2023 The indulgence doesn’t stop there, either: Costa Navarino is home to a spa, 20 restaurants, and a thalassotherapy center. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 27 July 2023 Take advantage of the resort’s water sports equipment or join an excursion like kayaking in Chalk Sound National Park — or just book a treatment at the on-site thalassotherapy spa. Hannah Walhout, Travel + Leisure, 11 July 2023 Not familiar with thalassotherapy? Dale Arden Chong, ELLE, 16 Dec. 2022 The latter—short for thalassotherapy—uses water from the ocean. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, 23 May 2022 The town of Roscoff is famous for two things: thalassotherapy and onions. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, 23 May 2022 France’s fifty-three licensed thalassotherapy centers have done fine as private enterprises, retaining a medical aura while embracing a more luxurious, spa-like ambience. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, 23 May 2022 The area is also known for its marine spas with thalassotherapy — using seawater, spa therapy and the salty ocean climate to enhance individual wellness. Washington Post, 21 Jan. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

Greek thalassa + English therapy

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thalassotherapy was in 1899

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Cite this Entry

“Thalassotherapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thalassotherapy. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

thalassotherapy

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