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af·fu·sion

(ă-fyū'zhŭn),
Pouring water on the body or any of its parts for therapeutic purposes.
[L. af- fundo, to pour into]

affusion

[afyo̅o̅′zhən]
Etymology: L, affundere, to pour out
a culturally based form of therapy in which water is sprinkled or poured over the body or a particular body part. It is used for fever or other conditions.

af·fu·sion

(ă-fyū'zhŭn)
Pouring water on body parts for therapeutic purposes.
[L. af- fundo, to pour into]
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Thalassa treatments include Underwater Shower, in which the client lies in a bath-tub filled with sea-water and the hydro-therapist massages the whole body with a jet, and Affusion Sculpture Massage, a relaxing manual massage with a balm of essential oils under a fine shower of tiny drops of sea-water that reproduce the effects of sea spray.
Many of the early Baptists, however, were persons who already professed Christian faith, but repudiated the baptism they had received as infants and received a new baptism, initially by triune affusion, and, by the 1640s, by immersion.
Apparently, the "how" of baptism--the mode of affusion or immersion--was not an issue in this first Baptist church.