“A free, really high quality photo-essay magazine. Fabulous!”Stephen Fry. British actor, writer and film maker
by Linda Troeller
Spas have been a cherished indulgence for the greater part of human history, representing the ultimate fusion of physical pampering and spiritual renewal. From austere retreats to luxurious pleasure palaces, spas can be found on mountaintops and on beaches, in deserts and in vineyards—even on the high seas. Spa Journeys showcases a superb selection of remarkable retreats, from historical sites that have been attracting pilgrims for centuries, to the sumptuous holistic enterprises that are changing the face of health in the beauty and wellness industry worldwide. Seamlessly blending an artistic exploration of these oases of symbiotic mind, body, and soul rejuvenation with expert practical information on what to do, when to go, and what to have done, Spa Journeys features writer Annette Foglino’s examination of twenty-five spa destinations, while Linda Troeller’s beautiful and inviting photographs provide the perfect complement with vivid, atmospheric images illustrating the signature style of each spa.
Covering the latest in spa technology, treatments, activities, and cuisine, Spa Journeys pairs both extensive practical information with first-person narrative so that readers may choose the spa experience best suited to their needs. Spa Journeys will take you to Rancho La Puerta in the desert outside Tecate, Mexico, with its sacred Indian mountain and extraordinary variety of fitness and meditation classes; to Miraval in Tucson, Arizona, with its innovative horse-whispering program and focus on Zen “mindfulness” techniques; and to the Toskana Therme in Germany, with its “Liquid Sound,” a creative melding of music and water. These spas all offer powerful reflection time along with their bliss. Just open up Spa Journeys, and you will open yourself up to new worlds.