The truth is, I’ll read just about anything related to spas and the spa industry. A quick search of my local library’s online catalog returned the Spa Handbook by Maria Costantino, so I ordered it sight unseen. Nothing to lose, since it was coming from the library.
At first I was disappointed. I expected the book to be, well, a spa handbook. But the book is really about wellness and the main theme is detoxification. The book is described as “a guide to enhancing physical, mental and spiritual well-being”. This description more adequately reflects the books contents than the title.
The edition I reviewed was published in 2004, so the information may be a little outdated. But there is some good information about the benefits of a detox diet, exercise and massage. I wasn’t sure about some of the advice, like how a one minute splash of cold water at the end of a shower keeps sagging boobs and “bottoms” away, but I’m not an expert.
Can anyone comment on the true benefits of a daily cold water splash? I have to go now, my cold water splash awaits!