Sophie Benge



I wrote Healing Sources out of my respect for the the traditional health and wellness cultures of Central and Eastern Europe. It takes readers on a journey through 12 countries from the Baltic to the Black Sea, celebrating the power of natural resources to heal and exploring the 'then' and 'now of living well in this rich, varied and still relatively unknown region when it comes to 'spa'.

While living and working in Asia, as editor of Elle Decoration Hong Kong, I became inspired by local health and beauty rituals, from the paddy fields to the palaces. 'Tropical Spa' was the first book to showcase top destinations and traditional treatments from a continent that was soon to become the darling of the global spa industry. It's sold 80,000 copies.

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