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I asked for a therapeutic massage, but it really hurt.
  tending to cure or restore to health
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  • I asked for a therapeutic massage, but it really hurt.
  • As long as you don’t lose your temper and give her actual reason to request the restriction of the Disturbed Ward, or the therapeutic benefits of Electro Shock, you are safe.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • I sit in my pajamas and eat a lot of ice cream—sulking is therapeutic!
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • But Mia had claimed that talking about her dead family an hour a week wasn’t therapeutic.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went

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  • I’d begged them to skip the party this year because, among other reasons, I couldn’t think of a single person I wanted to invite, but they worried that I spent too much time alone, clinging to the notion that socializing was therapeutic.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Around the office we just called it "Jackson," so seeing the facility’s actual name on a sign was jarring—it sounded clinical, even therapeutic.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The thought flashed by that the only time anyone ever touched Will was for some medical or therapeutic procedure, and so I let my fingers rest lightly upon his skin, trying as much as possible to make the movements as far from the dehumanized briskness that characterized Nathan’s and the doctor’s interactions with him.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • But unknown to herself, she must have been open and receptive to the mysteriously therapeutic powers of W. A. Mozart, M.D., for the very first phrases of the music—the great Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major—caused her to shiver all over with uncomplicated delight.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I was advised to keep a journal, talk with my friends, make a "memory collage" (crackpot advice, as far as I was concerned; other kids were uneasy around me no matter how normally I acted, and the last thing I wanted was to call attention to myself by sharing my feelings with people or doing therapeutic crafts in the Arts room).
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • He had had a terribly therapeutic yell at his prisoners and was now feeling quite relaxed and ready for a little callousness.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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  • Here the leaders of the great religions have sought the therapeutic and spiritual values of retreat, not to escape but to find reality. paul shepard,man in the landscape: AHISTORIC VIEW OF THE ESTHETICS OF NATURE The bear-paw poppy,Arctomecon califomica, is a wildflower found in an isolated corner of the Mojave Desert and nowhere else in the world.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • But over time it was hard to keep up the act, and our conversations drifted toward an almost therapeutic honesty.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • You make it sound therapeutic.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • After the hospitalization, she went to a nearby hot-springs therapeutic center for rehabilitation.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • On bad days (which were much more frequent) I would fling it across the room and stomp on it and curse him for not being around, which I found quite therapeutic.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • On the other hand, she blamed Dick for the immediate situation, and honestly thought that such an experiment might have a therapeutic value.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • As soon as the words were spoken he regretted them, not only because they were untrue-there being no prospect of his receiving cash payment from Hale-but also because he knew from experience the imprudence of letting Zeena think he was in funds on the eve of one of her therapeutic excursions.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • Here they meandered in their tiny sailboats, tacking and coming about; they painted, hoed, swept, and planted when the mood for therapeutic work struck them, and lolled on the beach when they felt like it.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • There’s something therapeutic about cutting shortening into flour, rolling the dough into thin rounds, then slicing apples and peaches, adding sugar and cornstarch and pinches of spices until all those basic ingredients become perfect brown pies, cooling on the kitchen counter.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • If there was any benefit Cedric received from me, it was in the modest therapeutic value implicit in such conversations: a chance to vent his feelings and frustrations.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • The dauntless grandmother, who had reached a hundred years of age managing a small, clandestine brothel, did not trust therapeutic superstitions, so she turned the matter over to her cards.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • She went around into the aisle made by the coffee table and began to give all the pillows in sight a therapeutic beating up.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • On the advice of a doctor, who had thought the experience would aid her to regain "a sense of adequacy and usefulness," she had taken an apartment, then found a job-as a file clerk at the Y.W.C.A. Her husband, entirely sympathetic, had encouraged the adventure, but she had liked it too well, so much that it seemed to her unchristian, and the sense of guilt she in consequence developed ultimately outweighed the experiment’s therapeutic value.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • She stood there for a minute or two with her head on my chest, and you could have seen daylight between her and her friend, if there had been any daylight, while her friend gave her the impersonal and therapeutic pats on the shoulder.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • They temporarily eased the pain, and his presence alone was therapeutic.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • This talking about yourself in the third person is sort of therapeutic.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Their patients were younger on average and had fewer accompanying illnesses than Dr. Iseman’s in Denver, and as with many diseases, youthfulness and the absence of comorbidity were therapeutic advantages.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • In any event, Dr. Juvenal Urbino alerted his colleagues and had the authorities warn the neighboring ports so that they could locate and quarantine the contaminated schooner, and he had to restrain the military commander of the city who wanted to declare martial law and initiate the therapeutic strategy of firing the cannon every quarter hour.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • What he really cared for was a medium for his work, a vehicle for his ideas; and after all, was he not bound to prefer the object of getting a good hospital, where he could demonstrate the specific distinctions of fever and test therapeutic results, before anything else connected with this chaplaincy?
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • And so it may be said that the modern therapeutic goal of the cure back to life is attained through the ancient religious discipline,after all; only the circle traveled by the Bodhisattva is a large one; and the departure from the world is regarded not as a fault, but as the first step into that noble path at the remotest turn of which illumination is to be won concerning the deep emptiness of the universal round.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Quinine was a therapeutic poison, too, of first-class potency.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • It started as a therapeutic exercise, something to calm me down.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • It’s amazing how therapeutic telling all your problems to a total stranger can be.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • But that was over two years ago, and it seemed that both time and a change of scenery had been wonderfully therapeutic.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • For example, there was a veteran whose most powerful therapeutic experience was helping his grandmother keep her small business running.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • If he drank a few beers and let the therapeutic vistas of the Pacific wash through him, he might then be calm enough to go to the cemetery.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • But now, in place of reassuring and soothing words that would have been humane and therapeutic, Stone yelled for help at the top of his voice.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Long a believer in the therapeutic benefits of fresh air and exercise, he had become still more adamant on the subject during his years in Europe.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • "I’ve ordered complete bedrest and put her physical therapy on hold—she needs therapeutic exercise because of the wounds in her shoulder and hip."
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • Almost every afternoon, at precisely 1:00 P.M., he slips into the indoor pool—always heated to a therapeutic ninety degrees—located between the White House and the West Wing.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • In keeping with the therapeutic mores of the age, he decided to do his convalescing in Europe, where the scenery also would provide an opportunity for him to enrich his visual vocabulary.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • The examining-chair was of doubtful superiority to that once used by Doc Vickerson of Elk Mills, and sterilizing was apparently done in a wash-bowl, but in a corner was an electric therapeutic cabinet with more electrodes and pads than Martin had ever seen.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • His song was this: Therapeutic, Elephantic, Diagnosis, Boom!
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Therapeutic Healing with a Twist
    Jaycee Lee Dugard  --  A Stolen Life
  • There seemed to be therapeutic relief in voicing their concerns to me.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • I suppose What I should do is explain the complete theory of our Therapeutic Community, while we’re at it.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • That any question or discussion raised by Miss Ratched or the rest of the staff is done solely for therapeutic reasons?
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • You must not have heard a word of Doctor Spivey’s theory of the Therapeutic Community, or not have had the education to comprehend it if you did.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • The world news might not be therapeutic.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • He tells how the goal of the Therapeutic Community is a democratic ward, run completely by the patients and their votes, working toward making worth-while citizens to turn back Outside onto the street.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
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