Item description for Asian Secrets of Health, Beauty and Relaxation by Sophie Benge & Luca Invernizzi Tettoni...
For centuries, Asian women have relaxed and beautified themselves with exotic therapies derived from the materials of nature; plants, herbs, minerals, clays, and flowers. Until now, Western women could only experience these pleasures by taking expensive trips to professional spas. In Asian Secrets of Health, Beauty, and Relaxation, Sophie Benge, an Asian beauty expert, supplies all the tools for experiencing luxurious Asian beauty treatments at home, including inexpensive, easy-to-follow recipes for soothing facials, relaxing aromatherapy baths, invigorating body scrubs, healthy food and drink recipes, remedies for specific ailments, and more. Now readers can spend a lavish day at the spa without leaving their house.
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Studio: Periplus Editions
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 9.25" Height: 9.75" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2001
Publisher Periplus Editions
ISBN 9625938540 ISBN13 9789625938547
Availability 0 units.
More About Sophie Benge & Luca Invernizzi Tettoni
"Sophie Benge", a journalist in the UK and Asia, was deputy editor of "Elle Decoration" magazine in Hong Kong, and "Orient Beauty" magazine, a regional beauty publication for Asian women."Luca Invernizzi Tettoni" is an internationally acclaimed photographer who has lived and worked in Asia since 1973. Among his many books on Asian culture are "Tropical Asian Style, Thai Style, " and "Filipino Style ".
Reviews - What do customers think about Asian Secrets of Health, Beauty and Relaxation?
A breath of fresh air! Dec 21, 2001
I really love this book and all it has to offer! The world class photography combined with never seen before Spa techniques make this a 5 star publication. I never in a million years would've thought of mixing together the ingredients listed in this book. It is a cookbook for lasting youth and beauty. It's now obvious how so many Asian women attain a lifelong glow!
Same content as Tropical Spa Jul 26, 2001
I was disappointed that this book was the exact same replica of the Tropical Spa book by Sophie Benge, minus the Tropical Spas coverage. I say if you are going to buy it, might as well get the whole thing and get the beautiful and inspiring pictures of the tropical asian spas. It is the same EXACT content from the second half of the Tropical Spa, but their tips are great. Just don't buy if you have Tropical Spa and you think this is any different, because it is not. (As I sadly discovered)
A touch of Bali in your home Feb 24, 2001
I enjoyed this book more than Benge's other title, The Asian Spa, because it contains beauty and health remedies that can be enjoyed in one's home as opposed to in a Balinese spa. This book is considerate in that it does not assume one has unlimited funds available to spend on treatments. Instead it focuses on delightful and affordable beauty and health remedies. I tried the honey and cucumber facial and must agree that my skin looked radiant afterward. I also love that it explains the Asian philosophy of true beauty only being possible when one is serene. Because Benge is British, some of her words sound a bit odd to an American but it doesn't pose a great problem. The only problem I had with this book is that she doesn't list any sources where readers can buy some of the treatment ingredients. Many of the ingredients are extremely exotic (mud from Thailand, for example) and are impossible to find in the United States. It would have been helpful to list stores or websites where you can order some of the more rare ingredients. Overall, an enjoyable and inspirational book.