- the treatment of disease or disorders, as by some remedial, rehabilitating, or curative process: speech therapy.
- a curative power or quality.
- any act, hobby, task, program, etc., that relieves tension.
Origin of therapy
Examples from the Web for therapy
Collaborating with him on a film was the best kind of therapy I could have asked for.Blogger Shares and Shames Cancer in ‘Lily’
December 9, 2014
Hanging out backstage, documenting the performers and the life of the show, is like therapy for her, she says.A Backstage Love Affair With Cirque du Soleil
December 1, 2014
For months, I did my best to carry on while no therapy appointments were made, no grand apologetic gestures were offered.I Was Pregnant When He Hit Me. Here's #WhyIStayed.
September 10, 2014
He was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time to get this therapy.Psychedelics Are Ready for a Comeback
September 8, 2014
Instead, we get a two-hour therapy session from Dustin Diamond.How Bad Was 'The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story'?
September 2, 2014
It is a therapy which is positive, dynamic and constructive.A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis
They make up one way of describing the ideal outcomes of therapy.
The legal status of therapy is still ambiguous in many states.
His conception of therapy is casual, simple, and often good-humored.
I have tried to give a realistic picture of confidentiality in therapy.
- the treatment of physical, mental, or social disorders or disease
- (in combination)physiotherapy; electrotherapy
Word Origin and History for therapy
1846, "medical treatment of disease," from Modern Latin therapia, from Greek therapeia "curing, healing," from therapeuein "to cure, treat medically," literally "attend, do service, take care of;" related to therapon "servant, attendant."
- The treatment of illness or disability.
- A healing power or quality.
Treatment intended to cure or alleviate an illness or injury, whether physical or mental.