Healing Sources

Healing Sources Spas and Wellbeing from the Baltic to the Black Sea

Hardback (24 Nov 2014)

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Publisher's Synopsis

This book takes readers on a journey through the rich and varied wellness cultures of twelve European countries, from decadent Art Nouveau spas in Hungary to traditional pirts sauna rituals in Latvia. Throughout the book, the holistic approaches to wellbeing 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. Traditional therapies have long been offered to treat everything from digestive and musculoskeletal problems to the stress and obesity issues of today. 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.

About the Publisher



Prestel is one of the world's leading illustrated book publishers with a stunning list of beautifully crafted books on all aspects of art, architecture, photography and design. From the latest pop culture and fashion to major exhibition catalogues, Prestel ensures that quality reigns throughout everything they publish. Prestel is the publisher for art lovers, designers and those with an eye for beauty - young and old alike, Prestel appeals to all those with a passion for visual culture.

Book information

ISBN: 9783791353944
Publisher: Prestel
Imprint: Prestel
Pub date:
DEWEY: 613.122094
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 190
Weight: 1104g
Height: 216mm
Width: 275mm
Spine width: 20mm