Definition of thalassotherapy in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /θəˌlasəʊˈθɛrəpi/


[mass noun]
The use of seawater in cosmetic and health treatment.
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.


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

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: thal¦as¦so|ther¦apy

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.