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[mass noun] The use of seawater in cosmetic and health treatment.
- ‘He later swore by thalassotherapy - seawater therapy - to heal ills.’
- ‘Built in Andalusian style, this boasts an institute of thalassotherapy equipped with saunas, swimming pools and massage rooms.’
- ‘As its name suggests, this treatment centre boasts a thalassotherapy pool and 12 treatment rooms overlooking Clew Bay.’
- ‘If thalassotherapy doesn't appeal to you, there are plenty of other things to do in the area.’
- ‘When people think of thalassotherapy, they picture sitting in a large tub filled with water and seaweed or mineral salts.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Pure water is the key to thalassotherapy, a seawater treatment.’
- ‘Most of its treatments are based on seawater, marine muds, algae and mineral salts - otherwise known as thalassotherapy.’
- ‘They are here for serious pampering, thalassotherapy being the fashionable panacea for 21st Century stress.’
- ‘At Roscoff, thalassotherapy is something ordinary French people do for the feeling of well-being it brings.’
- ‘Join the jet-set and admire some of the most stunning views anywhere (both the beautiful people and Monaco's exquisite harbour) from this shrine to thalassotherapy.’
Late 19th century: from Greek thalassa sea + therapy.
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