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Best Spas of the World 3rd Edition
by Bernard Burt and Pamela Price - Burt and Price have again updated
their choices for the top spas throughout the world in this third
edition of "100 Best Spas of the World." This edition includes
100 carefully chosen spas in more than thirty countries. From detailed
descriptions of facilities and services to contact information and
rates, this guidebook provides everything new and experienced spa-goers
need to know to get the most out of their spa experience.
Best Spas of the World 2nd Edition
by Bernard Burt and Pamela Price - Burt and Price have updated their
choices for the top spas throughout the world in this second edition
of "100 Best Spas of the World." This edition includes 75
destination spas and resorts from the book's first edition. Featured
for the first time are day spas in Miami, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas;
urban spas in three British cities (London, Bath, and Edinburgh);
resorts in Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Florida, Utah, Arizona,
The Bahamas, Barbados, and Puerto Rico; and destinations in Uruguay,
South Africa, Mallorca (Spain), Mexico, and the Republic of the Maldives.
Best Spas of the World
by Bernard I. Burt, Pamela J. Lechtman - Guide for an experienced
spa-goer or a first timer wanting trustworthy advice. Features the
top spas throughout the world: United States, Europe, Asia, Canada,
Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latin America--as well as other more exotic
locations. Includes destination spas that focus on wellness and life-enhancement
programs and resort spas which combine fun and fitness. Paperback
Vacations to Change Your Life: A Guide to Wellness Centers, Spiritual
Retreats, and Spas
by Karin Baji-Holms, Vincent Terrace - 101 wellness centers, retreats,
and spas throughout the country with illustrations and glossary. Paperback
Place to Spa 2002
by Eloise Napier - Looks a some of the world's best spas offering
alternative and traditional ways to unwind and get away from it all.
The spas are all in beautiful locations and range from the holistic
to the pampering. (Paperback)
Spas and Retreats
by Amanda Jane Clark, photography by Ashley Mackevicius - Discussion
of spas in Australia, in depth look at 16 top Australian spa locations
- their treatments and unique locations, recipes from spas for meals
and treatments, Australia's resources for healing. Beautiful full-color
Spas and Hot Springs of California
by Stanley Young, Melba Levick (Photographer) - Descriptions of 21
spas across all prices ranges. Includes the philosophy of each. Nice
Spas and Hot Springs of California: Revised and Updated Edition
Illustrated guide to 20+ unforgettable spas - natural hot springs,
elegant fitness spas, glamorous desert haciendas - rejuvenating retreats
for every taste. These California spas offer an alluring array of
services, from mud baths, hot stone massage, and seaweed wraps to
European-style facials and hydrotherapy treatments. The author provides
details of the philosophy of well-being that makes each spa unique.
Designed Wellness Hotels I: India, Far East, Australia, South Pacific
by Martin Nicholas Kunz - In this book and the two that follow, the
author has searched for and found properties where health programs
are combined with aesthetically pleasing surroundings. He has collected
fascinating addresses which offer both attractive treatments and architecture
and design of the very finest. In harmony with the surroundings or
in deliberate contrast to the landscape, the resorts presented here
rank among the best treats imaginable. Hardcover
Designed Wellness Hotels II: North and South America, Caribbean, Mexico
by Martin Nicholas Kunz - Hardcover
Designed Wellness Hotels III: Northern, Western, Central and Southern
by Martin Nicholas Kunz - Hardcover
Spas: From 1815 to the Present a Social History
by Evelyn E. Cowie - Hardcover
Cheapskate's Guide to Spas
by Nathaniel Altman - Presents details on 121 spas,many located
in beautiful natural environments, whichdeserve note for making the
spa experience available for arelatively low price. Altman provides
tips tohelp spa-goers save money at higher-priced spas as well as
how tohave a higher-end experience at a lower-priced spa. As an addedbonus,
readers will learn a little about the US spa towns that werepopular
in the last century and early part of this century that havebeen recently
enjoying a renaissance.
Hot Springs 2003
by Deborah Frazier George, Deborah Frazier - Profiles more than thirty
hot springs, providing descriptions, contact information, directions,
maps, photographs, and historical notes. Paperback.
Complete Idiot's Guide to Self-Healing with Spas and Retreats
by Linda Short - Illustrated guide to selecting, affording, and getting
the most out of the spa experience. Paperback
Spas and Mineral Waters 2001
by Ronald Cowell - Paperback.
Healthy Escapes: 284 Spas, Resorts and Retreats Where You Can Get
Fit, Feel Good, Find Yourself,and Get Away from It All (Fodor's Healthy
by Fodor's -
A must-have reference book for anyone who wants to intelligently compare
health spa/fitness resorts before deciding on one to visit. Highly
recommended by your guide! Paperback
Spa Escapes 2003
by Jo Foley - This book examines the 39 spas - their environment,
their setting, their architecture, their ambience, their food and
their therapies. It is divided into six classifications of resort,
elegant, exotic, opulent, serene, spiritual and sensuous. 295 photos.
Guide to Japanese Hot Springs
by Anne Hotta, With Yoko Ishiguro - Paperback
Centers & Retreats: Healthy Getaways for Every Body and Budgetl
by Jenifer Miller -
Miller covers 200+ destinations, has visited all, and describes each
by atmosphere, accommodations, rates, services, staff, and nearby
attractions. 800#s, URLs and e-mail included when available.
Waters: Missouri's Historic Mineral Springs And Spas
by Loring Bullard
Breaks in Britain and Ireland: Health Farms, Spas, Hotels and Centres
by Catherine Beattie - Paperback
Hot Springs in the Pacific Northwest
by Evie Litton - Guide to hot springs in the mountains of WA, OR,
ID, and British Columbia. Updated with 18 new hot springs. Provides
detailed descriptions of 118 hot springs and 83 hikes. Includes maps
and photos. Paperback.
Springs and Hot Pools of the Southwest: Jayson Loam's Original Guide
By Marjorie Gersh-Young - Definitive hot springs guide to the Southwest,
Baja and Hawaii. Includes directions, photos of each place, GPS coordinates,
handicap access, clothing requirements, nearby campgrounds and facilities,
description of surroundings, pools and tubs for both commercial resorts
and natural wilderness springs.
Travel Guide's America's Best Hotel & Resort Spas 2004
the Senses: Celebrating the Luxury Spa Experience 2003
by Umberto Angeloni - Hardcover.
by Allison Arieff, Bryan Burkhart - In this book, youll discover
the most exceptional historical, thermal, thalassic, wellness &
health, resort, new age, adventure, day, and hotel spas around the
worldfrom Paris to South Africa, Bangkok to Texasbeautifully
photographed and accompanied by pricing, service, and contact information.
Guide to Spa Vacations: At Home and Abroad
by Jeffrey Joseph -
Great information on 120 spas by the founder of the largest spa
vacation travel service. Covers fitness and beauty, luxury, weight-loss,
new age, mineral and non-US spas. Guest feedback. Paperback
Guide USA Second Edition 2003
by John Segesta, Anne Stein - Paperback
& Hot Springs of Mexico
by Mike Nelson - Are you a fanatic for hot springs? Try out some
south of the border by checking out this book. It lists more than
60 sites, from rustic hot springs to world-class spas. Paperback
& Wellness Hotels 2002
by Cristina Montes (Editor), Catherine Reschke (Translator), Matthew
Clarke (Translator) - Paperback
Basics: A Consumer's Guide to Day Spa Services 2004
by Dr. Robin Kelleher - Spa Basics; is a book created as a consumer's
guide to spa services. Readers of Spa Basics; receive praticle and
easy-to-understand definitions to spa services and answers to those
"private questions" we all want to know about. In this book,
you will learn about the five key areas of service: Facial, Massage,
Body Wraps/Treatments, Bath and Shower Services, and Nail Services,
and the many variations of treatments available within each area.
Spa Encyclopedia: A Guide to Treatments and Their Benefits for Health
by Hannelore R. Leavy and Reinard R. Bergel Ph.D.
Presents information of value to both spa professionals and spa consumers,
provides a good overview of over 70 treatments, provides information
on traditional spa treatments, some of which have been around hundreds
of years but not very well-known to the US spa consumer, lots of photos,
includes a Directory of spa members of The Day Spa Association.
by Linda Troeller (Photographer), Annette Foglino - Showcases 25 spa
destinations 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.
Includes practical information on what to do, when to go, and what
to have done and first-person narrative. Hardcover.
by Judith Lazarus - Presents all you (new to spa, spa experienced,
and in the business) need to know about the spa experience from the
latest therapies to choosing a spa that's right for you to getting
the most out of your visit. Paperback
and Springs of Wales 2001
by Audrey Doughty - Paperback.
Exceptional Destinations Around the World
by Eloise Napier - This book features 25 vacation spas across the
globe set in a stunning locations surrounded by breathtaking scenery.
Each one offers a combination of indulgence, adventure, health, and
relaxation. The spas includes a tropical paradise, a mountainous retreat,
thermal springs, and a wilderness escape. Among others, they include:
the Beauty Farm in Megève, France; a destination spa in the Himalayas
where the therapies were practiced 5,000 years ago; Therme Vals in
Switzerland; the Delphi Mountain Resort & Spa in Leenane, Ireland.
240 full-color illustrations.
Laurel Olson Cook' 4th guidebook to spas in CA covering 67
facilities, day spas, country retreats, fitness resorts, hotel facilities.
of Southeast Asia ('Dong nan ya mei li SPA zhi lu', in traditional
Chinese, NOT in English) 2000
by Suyu Huang - Paperback.
The International Spa Guide
by Eli Dror, Inc - Information on 500+ spas in 48 countries with
hot springs/mineral bath, diet, fitness, beauty, revitalization,
new age, and/or holistic focus. Maps provided. Paperback
the Waters in Texas: Springs, Spas, and Fountains of Youth
by Janet Mace Valenza - Comprehensive history of Texas' healing springs
including the rise, popularity, and decline of the "water cure"
from the 1830s to the present day and the development of major spas
and resorts, such as Mineral Wells and Indian Hot Springs near El
Paso, as well as of smaller, family-run springs. Paperback
Arizona Hot Springs 1999
by Matt C. Bischoff - Detailed information on 33 of the best hot springs
in Arizona including Buckhorn Mineral Wells, Roper Lake State Park,
Oatman Warm Springs and Tonto Natural Bridge Warm Spring. Paperback.
California and Nevada Hot Springs 1997
by Matt C. Bischoff - 83 natural springs from Surprise Valley in Northern
California to the Mexico/California border. Black and white photos.
Colorado Hot Springs 1999
by Carl Wambach - profiles 29 of the best hot springs in Colorado
ranging from world-class family resorts to the hidden pools in the
Rocky Mountains. Paperback.
Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs 1999
by Jeff Birkby - 55 publicly accessible hot springs in Montana and
Wyoming. Clear directions are given to each hot spring along with
historical notes, nearby attractions, accommodations, and soaking
regulations in Yellowstone National Park. Paperback.
New Mexico Hot Springs 2001
by Matt C. Bischoff - A guide to the best hot-water spots in the state
from the low desert in the south to the pine-clad Rocky Mountains
in the north including Montezuma Hot Springs, Turkey Creek Hot Springs,
Ten Thousand Waves and Soda Dam. Includes detailed descriptions of
each spring, maps, directions, historical information on the area
and suggestions for the best times to visit. Paperback.
Washington and Oregon Hot Springs 2002
by Jeff Birkby - 33 hot springs in the Pacific Northwest are profiled
including Sol Duc Hot Springs, Willow Creek Hot Springs and Soap Creek.
Includes descriptions, location, maps and directions and historical
information on the area. Paperback.
Getaways : For Spiritual Growth, Self-Discovery, and Holistic Healing
by John Benson - Profiles 260 organizations providing 3000+ spiritual
retreats indexed alphabetically, by program type, special needs
and interests, and spiritual/religious orientation. Paperback
That Can Change Your Life : How to Create a Transformative Experience
by Jeffrey A. Kottler - Psychologist Jeffrey Kottler explores why
travel outside of your comfort zone is good for you, how to use
travel to produce change and growth, how to take the changes home,
and more. Hardcover
by Sophie Benge, Luca Invernizzi Tettoni (Photographer) - Great
photos, tips, and recipes for natural stress-relieving Asian
Vegetarian Traveler : Where to Stay If You're Vegetarian, Vegan,
by Jed Civic, Susan Civic - ~300 accommodations (including spas!)
that cater to vegetarians, vegans, and environmentally sensitive
travelers. Super details provided. Pictures for most of the listings.
Top U.S. Hotels, Resorts & Spas 2005
by Zagat Survey, Zagat Survey - 4000+ lodgings presented based
on a poll of 14,000 frequent travelers. Good for someone who wants
large coverage but can do without a lot of detail. Not a lot on
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New Spa at Playacar Palace in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Lantana Spa at JW Marriott San Antonio
Farm to Treatment Table Lavender Experience
This package is available Saturdays only, May 12 – July 14 (excluding June 8), must be booked one week in advance and requires 48 hours notice for cancellation.
Hill Country Lavender Farm tour,
a bottle of organic lavender massage oil made at the farm,
lunch at Replenish Spa Café with items featuring lavender, and a lavender-based spa treatment featuring the organic lavender massage oil from the Hill Country Lavender farm.
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