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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.
Hotel spa, Abano, Italy.
Harbin Hot Springs.