Definition of thalassotherapy in English:

thalassotherapy

Syllabification: tha·las·so·ther·a·py
Pronunciation: /THəˌlasōˈTHerəpē, ˌTHaləsō-
 
/

noun

  • The use of seawater in cosmetic and health treatment.
    More example sentences
    • He later swore by thalassotherapy - seawater therapy - to heal ills.
    • Pure water is the key to thalassotherapy, a seawater treatment.
    • Facilities such as thalassotherapy and spa treatments will not feature at the revamped Limerick hotel, despite underpinning much of the marketing success of the Inchydoney hotel.

Origin

late 19th century: from Greek thalassa 'sea' + therapy.

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