Life down under has long held an allure to North Americans. And while more and more of us are making visits to the continent, the Australian spa industry is still one of the world's best kept secrets. This book contains everything readers need to know about spas in Australia, focusing on spas attached to hotels, guesthouses or retreats. The spas covered in this book are all devoted to mind, body and soul rejuvenation, and this book-lavishly illustrated with full color photographs- details the means and methods these spas use for relaxation and healing. Included are recipes for beauty treatments and descriptions of various massage and meditation techniques, as well as mouth-watering recipes for low-fat yet delicious spa snacks and meals. An essential book for anyone planning a health-oriented visit to Australia, Australian Spas and Retreats also has a wealth of fresh information about how to pamper the body, mind and soul anywhere you are.