Careys Manor Hotel & Spa review: The ‘Ultimate Sen Sleep’

Sally Morgan

The challenges of the past few years have left an exhausting mark on all of us, but now, before International Stress Awareness Week (November 7-11), we’ve found the perfect pampering solution that will leave you feeling refreshed, restored, and wanting to leave.

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Whether you’re a sleep-deprived parent, an exhausted boss, or so exhausted that you need to restore balance to mind, body, and soul, the Ultimate Sen Sleep Night Spa Package at Careys Manor in the New Forest offers the definitive way to relax and unwind.

Treat yourself to an anti-stress massage

Surrounded by calming countryside in the heart of a national park, this luxurious Victorian hotel has Award-winning SenSpa – a world-class Thai spa that combines ancient traditions with holistic wellness, spectacular treatments and top-notch facilities, designed to reduce stress and promote deeper, longer-lasting sleep.

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Breathe in the fresh air of the New Forest

In addition to a rejuvenation Ayurvedic head massage 45 minutesthe Ultimate Sen Sleep overnight package includes access to SenSpa health club facilities, dinner and breakfast at the hotel’s elegant restaurants, and a Ultimate Sleep Box to bring sweet and happy dreams.

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Dressed in a fluffy white robe, your journey begins in the Eastern themed SenSpawhere an ambience of soothing music, subtle lighting and oriental artwork transports you to another world.

At hydrotherapy poolwhich at night flickers with candles and twinkles with starry lights in the blue ceiling above your head, immerse yourself in the jets of hot water cascading over you, soak in the tropical storm shower and then , when the tension in your muscles decreases, lie down on the heated mosaic deckchairs.

Dive into the stunning hydrotherapy pool

To boost your endorphins and immerse yourself in a zen-like state, step into the amethyst crystal steam room and herbal sauna, and if you’re feeling brave, experience a dramatic contrast to the warmth of the ice room .

Anxiety and fatigue melt away with an Ayurvedic head massage, a 5,000-year-old holistic practice that relieves stress and promotes sleep.

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Relax in the oriental-themed spa

Performed using warm coconut oil by SenSpa’s highly trained therapists, face, ear and scalp massages follow marma points (energy pathways), which relieves emotional and physical tension , releases serotonin and restores energy balance. .

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Massages release serotonin – a hormone that creates a feeling of well-being – and promotes restful sleep. When it comes to ending the day with a delicious dinner, you’ll be spoiled for choice as Thai restaurant Zen Garden, modern British menu at Cambium and French bistro Le Blaireau await.

Dine at Cambium Restaurant

For the final part of your Ultimate Sen Sleep experience, retreat to your sumptuous Careys Manor bedroom and perform a bedtime ritual using the range of natural products from your Ultimate Sleep gift set.

To kick-start the body’s thermostat and induce sleep, pour the bath containing lavender, bergamot, geranium and patchouli essential oils into a warm bath and relax for 90 minutes.

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Enjoy afternoon tea

Then, after drinking a cup of Wellness teaplace the Wheat Eye Mask over your eyes and sink back into the soft pillows and crisp white sheets of your king size bed before falling into a deep sleep.

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Feel awake ready to take on the world again

Sweet dreams are truly made of it, and you will wake up refreshed and energized, ready to take on the world again.

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