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thalassotherapy

Definitions

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  • n. The therapeutic use of sea water.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Treatment of disease by sea-bathing, a residence at the seashore, or a sea voyage.

Etymologies

From thalasso- +‎ therapy. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The spa's four thalassotherapy pools have different temperatures, jet speeds and mineral contents and are open to all hotel guests.

    Monique Stringfellow: Sicily's Wild Western Coast

  • Prisma Bildagentur AG/Alamy Porto Rafael When it's time for a dip, a saltwater pool awaits you; it's good for thalassotherapy, though too small for laps.

    In Search of a Billionaire's Paradise

  • The allure of golden Mediterranean beaches, thalassotherapy resorts and historic ruins topped the agenda of the collapsed government's London PR executives who seemed to spot an opportunity amid the civil unrest and violence.

    The Guardian World News

  • Guest also may book water-based thalassotherapy body treatments and facials and choose from a dozen styles of massage.

  • Located 110 km (75 minutes drive) south of the international airport of Thessaloniki, the Porto Carras Grand Resort includes in its 1763 hectares three hotel divisions, each in a different style, a casino, an ultra-modern thalassotherapy centre and spa, an international-standard 18-hole golf course, a private 315-berth marina, a 5,000 seat convention centre and Greece's largest organic vineyard.

    Susan Polgar Chess Daily News and Information

  • Forte (entrance to the spa is 90 euros a day) with a spot of thalassotherapy treatment.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • The hotel also has the less formal Bistro Bar & Restaurant in a fresco-covered room with an outdoor terrace, a bar and cigar room in a flower-decked winter garden, in - and outdoor pools and the new La Via del Sale ( 'the Salt Path') Medical and Beauty Spa, which specialises in salt-based anti-ageing and skin-renewal thalassotherapy treatments.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • The five-star Palm Beach is located in a romantic 1,000-year-old palm garden close to the dunes at Maspalomas, and has a spectacular spa specialising in thalassotherapy treatments.

    The Guardian World News

  • Edith Cresson, the former prime minister, prefers a thalassotherapy spa on the Brittany coast, where she goes every year for eight days "to unwind and look after myself".

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  • Mum and dad can relax in the thalassotherapy spa or even try their hands at sailing on one of the resort's own courses, while children can join the free kids 'club or explore on bikes.

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  • Valued by men for the scrotum-tightening property first revealed to the world by the author of Ulysses, who, incidentally described the colour of the sea as "snot-green". The Cornish artist Alfred Wallace was similarly irreverent. Visited one day in his house in St Ives by, I think, Ben Nicholson, Wallace said he was painting the sea. How? asked a puzzled Nicholson. Wallace simply pointed to the glass of sea water alongside his easel.

    May 14, 2013