This is an authoritative guide to 46 of Asia's most luxurious spas. More than a decorative tome, this user-friendly book has been designed with the reader in mind, whether you are already a spa aficionado or planning your first visit. The "Spa Therapies" section helps the reader appreciate the modern spa treatments as well as their roots in Asia's traditional healing systems. Details of specific therapies are provided and, in addition, there are easy-to-follow recipes for treatments that you can try in your own home. Asia's major national cuisines provide healthy dishes for the "Spa Cuisine" section, with calorie, protein, carbohydrate and fat counts provided for the reader's information. "Spa Digest" is an illustrated directory to the treatments, facilities and services offered by each of the 46 spas featured. Organized by country in alphabetical order, and replete with photographs and an insight into the essence of each resort, this guide should help you to locate the spa that best suits your needs, personality and preferences. Each feature is completed by a fact-packed "spa statistics" panel to help establish at a glance each spa's most important qualities - including its size, facilities, signature treatments, provision for couples, activities, services and contact details. A glossary of frequently used spa, treatment and fitness terms is given in "Spa Speak" and a spa directory provides a comprehensive listing by country of the spas in the book plus their sister spas in Asia.