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The Tropical Spa

Asian Secrets of Health, Beauty and Relaxation

Sophie Benge, Luca Invernizzi Tettoni (Photographer)


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The Tropical Spa catalogs Asia's most luxurious spas and suggests a wide range of stress-busting therapies.

Perfect for those who want to look and feel good, The Tropical Spa focuses on spiritual well-being and natural cures rather than chemicals or synthetics. Many of the traditional spa techniques described here were handed down from generation to generation. They are all designed to soothe, nurture and calm the body and mind.

Within these pages, you'll find:

Revitalizing facials
Relaxings baths and scrubs
Healthy tonics and meals
Tropical pharmacopoeia
Massage techniques and oils
A spa directory

These practical tips and specific treatments allow readers to recreate the Asian spa experience at home. Complete with full-color photography, The Tropical Spa is your first step to truly unwinding.

Periplus Editions, 9780794602628, 176pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2004

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.