For centuries, Asian women have relaxed and beautified themselves with exotic therapies derived from the materials of nature; plants, herbs, minerals, clays, and flowers. Until now, Western women could only experience these pleasures by taking expensive trips to professional spas. In Asian Secrets of Health, Beauty, and Relaxation
, Sophie Benge, an Asian beauty expert, supplies all the tools for experiencing luxurious Asian beauty treatments at home, including inexpensive, easy-to-follow recipes for soothing facials, relaxing aromatherapy baths, invigorating body scrubs, healthy food and drink recipes, remedies for specific ailments, and more. Now readers can spend a lavish day at the spa without leaving their house.
Sophie Benge, a journalist in the UK and Asia, was deputy editor of Elle Decoration magazine in Hong Kong, and Orient Beauty magazine, a regional beauty publication for Asian women.Luca Invernizzi Tettoni is an internationally acclaimed photographer who has lived and worked in Asia since 1973. Among his many books on Asian culture are Tropical Asian Style, Thai Style, and Filipino Style .