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balneotherapy Syllabification: bal·ne·o·ther·a·py
Pronunciation: /ˌbalnēōˈTHerəpē/

Definition of balneotherapy in English:


The treatment of disease by bathing in mineral springs.
Example sentences
  • The centre offers a range of treatments for men and women, from manicures and facials to massages and balneotherapy (a bath with jets).
  • There is some evidence that balneotherapy is helpful.
  • The girls can choose from hydrojet, balneotherapy, algotherapy, vichyshower, massage, body scrub, brumisation, pressotherapy and cryotherapy.


Late 19th century: from Latin balneum 'bath' + therapy.

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