Definition of thalassotherapy in English:



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

    • ‘Most of its treatments are based on seawater, marine muds, algae and mineral salts - otherwise known as thalassotherapy.’
    • ‘Pure water is the key to thalassotherapy, a seawater treatment.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As its name suggests, this treatment centre boasts a thalassotherapy pool and 12 treatment rooms overlooking Clew Bay.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They are here for serious pampering, thalassotherapy being the fashionable panacea for 21st Century stress.’
    • ‘Built in Andalusian style, this boasts an institute of thalassotherapy equipped with saunas, swimming pools and massage rooms.’
    • ‘At Roscoff, thalassotherapy is something ordinary French people do for the feeling of well-being it brings.’
    • ‘If thalassotherapy doesn't appeal to you, there are plenty of other things to do in the area.’
    • ‘He later swore by thalassotherapy - seawater therapy - to heal ills.’


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