This summer sees the opening of SenSpa, a state of the art spa at Careys Manor Hotel in Brockenhurst. Combining key elements of Eastern and Western philosophies, SenSpa offers a range of world-class treatments and advice - it brings an authentic taste of Thailand to the UK. Sen is the Thai word for the energy lines within the body and reflects the philosophy of the spa, which is about the healing and balance of the mind, body and spirit.
Comments spa director, Lina Lotto, previously a board member of the Thai Spa Association:
“When it comes to expertise and excellence in customer care, the Thai people are unique in the service they provide. We will strive to consistently deliver unrivalled treatments, ambiance and customer service. SenSpa is the ultimate haven away from the fast pace of every day life. Visitors will leave having experienced a little bit of heaven.”
The therapists - many of whom come from Thailand - are highly trained. All treatments use the exotic Ytsara and Living Nature products; the Ytsara range is based on ingredients sourced from Thailand, either from organic farms or hand-picked from sustainable wild crops, and Living Nature is a New Zealand range, sourced from native plants along environmentally-friendly principles. Visitors can experience the exclusive Sen Fusion Signature Massage - a blend of deep and relaxing techniques, combining the principles of Traditional Thai, Shiatsu, Ayurvedic, Swedish and Aromatherapy massages.
The interior has been created by international designer Sue Stowell and features many South Asian objets d’arts and fine hand woven Thai silks. The combination of classic oriental and contemporary design creates a luxurious and relaxing atmosphere, the ideal escape.
There are fifteen treatment rooms, including two for couples. The new Hydrotherapy Complex, unrivalled in southern England, brings the philosophies of Western treatments to SenSpa. It boasts an Ice Room, Rhassoul Mud Room, Crystal Steam Room, Thai Herbal Sauna, Hydrotherapy pool and Experience Showers, all under a striking star-scape ceiling.
International designer, Sue Stowell commented:
“Some spas can feel sterile and cold, but at SenSpa I have set out to create an oasis of calm and understated luxury, hand picking artefacts and furnishings, for those who want to spoil themselves and leave the daily grind far behind. We believe SenSpa delivers the ultimate escape. We are looking forward to welcoming our first guests.”
SenSpa will open on 1st August 2004.