Definition of balneotherapy in English:



  • [mass noun] The treatment of disease by bathing in mineral springs.

    • ‘Almost comatose, I was sent back to the relaxation room where my partner, also in a semi-vegetative state, was resting after undergoing balneotherapy.’
    • ‘The girls can choose from hydrojet, balneotherapy, algotherapy, vichyshower, massage, body scrub, brumisation, pressotherapy and cryotherapy.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Then it was into the tub room for some balneotherapy action to remove the mineral clumps and oil and to detox in some hot seaweed water.’


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