The Tropical Spa catalogs Asia's most luxurious spas with full-color photography and a wide range of stress-busting therapies.
The emphasis is on spiritual well-being and natural curatives rather than on modern chemicals and synthetic preparations. Traditional beauty treatments for revitalizing facials; relaxing baths and scrubs; refreshing, healthy tonics and meals; massage oils; blends and techniques; and much more are offered here in an easy-to-follow manner. Many of the spa techniques were handed down from generation to generation. They are all designed to soothe, nurture and calm the body and mind.
Practical tips and specific treatments are given to allow the reader to recreate the Asian spa experience at home. Many of the spa techniques were handed down from generation to generation. They are all designed to soothe, nurture and calm the body and mind. Also included are sections on bay treatments, Asia's top spas, and tropical pharmacopoeia.
About the Author: Sophie Benge, a resident of Hong Kong, has worked as a journalist for ten years in the United Kingdom and Asia. She was Deputy Editor of Elle Decoration magazine in Hong Kong and Orient Beauty magazine, a regional beauty title for Asian women. Her first book was Private Hong Kong, a coffee-table book featuring some of the city's interiors. Benge is also the author of Tuttle's Asian Secret's of Health, Beauty and Relaxation.