- Also check our best rated Travel Book reviews
Spa Living Hardcover – 1 Sep 2007
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Experience the beauty and healing of world-class spas from New York to San Francisco to Honolulu to Santa Fe. Richly illustrated with photography, this beautiful and sensuous book discusses the benefits of a spa lifestyle, from spa treatments and environments to meditation and spa cuisine. Learn how introducing such things into your life as relaxation techniques, skin care, ayruvedic healing, exercise, and a beautiful environment can help you achieve inner peace, health, and ultimate well-being.
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
Sunamita Lim's newest work is a book of rare beauty. Page after page invites you into tranquil spaces where you can nourish body and soul. The main chapters include:
The Quest for Radiant Beauty and Well-Being
An Introduction to Spas and Services
Incorporating Proper Skin Care
Balancing Body-Mind-Spirit with Meditation
Attaining Physical and Emotional Fitness
Enjoying Spa Cuisine
Choosing to Go Green
In order to write this book, Sunamita Lim traveled to the world's best spas to uncover their inherent beauty. This is a book filled with gorgeous pictures of hot tubs, glistening tiled steam rooms, indoor pools, warm baths, fireplaces and dreamy candlelit rooms.
"The Inn at Loretto's SpaTerre in Santa Fe mixes warm yogurt with the traditional lulur paste of turmeric, ground rice, sandalwood and jasmine. Gentle massage works in the paste together with warm honey. Afterwards a steam shower stimulates yogurt cells to restore the skin's pH balance, while the honey nourishes and moisturizes the skin." ~ pg. 56
While this book focuses on outward beauty there is also a sense of inner beauty. There are also pages of advice and a glossary of spa treatments for anyone new to the spa experience. If you are looking for spa recipes, there are a few easy-to-make skin scrubs and masks. Some of the spa cuisine recipes include:
Frozen Raspberry Mousse
Candied Ginger Sorbet
Mixed Vegetable Subji
Through reading this book you may feel inspired to visit a spa or create your own spa experience at home. There is also advice on how to begin a meditation practice. I can also highly recommend: Japanese Style and Chinese Style: Living in Beauty and Prosperity.
~The Rebecca Review
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Art, Architecture & Photography
- Books > Health, Family & Lifestyle > Beauty & Fashion
- Books > Health, Family & Lifestyle > Complementary Medicine
- Books > Home & Garden > Interior Design & Decoration > Professional Interior Design
- Books > Mind, Body & Spirit
- Books > Travel & Holiday > Speciality Travel