November is the month of Loy Krathong, the lovely festival that has its origins deep in the cultural heritage of Thailand, and Spa Cenvaree has introduced a 5 Elements package that draws upon age-old Thai herbal remedies and treatments.
The package is available at selected Spa Cenvaree branches in Centara Hotels&Resorts properties in Bangkok, Krabi, Samui, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, and Phuket from November 1-30, 2012.
The 2.5-hour spa treatment begins with an invigorating scrub infused with warming herbs such as black pepper for detox, cinnamon for soothing, and holy basil for stimulating, mixed with freshly-crushed almond nuts and oatmeal. This blending is designed to engage all five senses through its aromas and nourishing properties.
For the ladies, the scrub mixture has rose essential oils added for an unsurpassed fragrance, and for the gentlemen, the scrub mixture is enhanced with freshly crushed coffee beans for an intoxicating aroma.
Following this is a relaxing hot oil massage with Spa Cenvaree’s signature blend massage oil or an Ayuvedic Abhyanga, a massage native to India to boost the body’s natural immune system.
The session is complemented with a herbal compress using a towel soaked in a hot blending of herbs including mint leaf, basil, ginger, lemongrass, clove, and cinnamon to sooth the muscles.
A traditional herbal balm foot massage specifically created for this occasion to disperse negative energy will leave you with the sensation of total renewal and relaxation, and your spa journey ends with a refreshing chrysanthemum tea.
Loy Krathong falls this year on November28. “Loy” means to float, while a “krathong” is a miniature lotus-shaped raft traditionally made of banana leaves. Offerings are placed on the krathong to the Goddess of Water, together with a lit candle, and throughout the country the krathongs are floated out onto rivers, lakes, and the ocean to bring luck for the year to come.
Centara Hotels&Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 38 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 18 resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Bali Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Mauritius Indian Ocean, brings the present total to 56 properties. Brands and properties within Centara ensure that specific categories such as couples, families, individuals, and meetings and incentives groups will all find a hotel or resort that is appropriate to their needs.
Centara operates 24 branches of Spa Cenvaree, one of Thailand’s most luxurious and innovative spa brands, together with its newly-launched value brand Cense by Spa Cenvaree, which provides core spa services for busy travelers. The company’s Kids’ Club is available at all the family-friendly resorts to ensure that the youngsters and teens are taken care of. Centara Hotels&Resorts also operates two state-of-the-art convention centers in Bangkok, and two in northeastern Thailand, one being located in Udon Thani and the other in Khon Kaen.