Synopses & Reviews
Los Angeles remarkable ethnic diversity has brought more than exotic food and rich cultural traditions—its led to a wealth of incredible (and incredibly inexpensive) therapeutic massage treatments. Gail Herndon and Brenda Goldstein, both health-care professionals, spent five years visiting Southern Californias Thai, Korean, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Indian, and Hawaiian spas, and they share the details on their favorites. They explain the treatments and their benefits and tell you where to go, what to expect, how to tip, even where to park and where to eat in the neighborhood. A beautifully photographed and designed gift for adventurous Southern Californians.
This is the first guide to the ethnic spas of Los Angeles, which are exploding in popularity. The expert authors demystify Asian and European massages and spa treatments and lead readers to their favorite destinations across Los Angeles County. They explain the why, what and how of Korean, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Russian and other ethnic spa treatments; and lead readers to their favorite spas. Includes tips on what to expect, how to handle the language barriers, when and what to tip, even where to eat and shop while you're in the neighborhood.The Spa Less Traveled is a beautifully designed book illustrated with color photography, making it as much a gift as a guide.
The essential guide to LA's ethnic and therapeutic spas