thalassotherapy
noun Etymology: Greek thalassa + English therapy Date: 1899 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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  • Thalassotherapy — Thalassotherapy, (from the Greek word thalassa, meaning sea ) is the medical use of seawater. Balneotherapy, the medical use of bathing, is a related health treatment. The properties of seawater are believed to have beneficial effects upon the… …   Wikipedia

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  • thalassotherapy — Treatment of disease by exposure to sea air, by sea bathing, or by a sea voyage. [G. thalassa, the sea] * * * tha·las·so·ther·a·py thə .las ō ther ə pē n, pl pies exposure to seawater (as in a hot tub) or application of sea products (as seaweed… …   Medical dictionary

  • thalassotherapy — [θəˌlasə(ʊ) θɛrəpi] noun the use of seawater in cosmetic and health treatment. Origin C19: from Gk thalassa sea + therapy …   English new terms dictionary

  • thalassotherapy — tha·las·so·therapy …   English syllables

  • thalassotherapy — n. treatment by means of remedial bathing in sea water …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • thalassotherapy — thəˌlasōˌ noun Etymology: thalass + therapy : 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Талассотерапия, Морелечение (Thalassotherapy) — метод лечения, основанный на целебном действии купания в морской Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • ТАЛАССОТЕРАПИЯ, МОРЕЛЕЧЕНИЕ — (thalassotherapy) метод лечения, основанный на целебном действии купания в морской воде …   Толковый словарь по медицине

  • Water cure (therapy) — This article is about a form of therapy used in the 18th and 19th century. For the form of torture, see water cure (torture). A water cure in the therapeutic sense is a course of medical treatment by hydrotherapy.[1] Contents 1 Overview 2 …   Wikipedia

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