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HEALING SOURCES: SPAS AND WELLBEING FROM THE BALTIC TO THE BLACK SEA. Sophie Benge. Prestel-Verlag, Munich, 2014. 192 pp. with 173 col. ills. 28 x 22 cm. ISBN 9783791353944 In English.
Publisher's description: This book takes readers on a journey through the rich and varied wellness cultures of 12 European countries, from decadent Art Nouveau spas in Hungary to traditional pirts sauna rituals in Latvia. Throughout the book, the holistic approaches to well-being in each region are revealed, including those based in the power of natural resources, such as respiratory healing in Poland's salt mines, mineral-water therapies in Hungary, smoke saunas in Estonia, and mud pools in Slovakia. Stunning photographs of the region's architecture, landscape, food, and natural remedies are combined with fascinating tales from history and of famous visitors. This generously illustrated and informative book also explores cost-effective and culturally intriguing alternatives to the more frequently visited spa destinations.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Several Periods, Post-2000 — Architecture, Several Media
Plans: 74
Worldwide Number: 160966
Hardcover $65.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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