The healing powers of nature are well documented, but it’s not always easy to harness when you have a busy life. Fortunately, Careys Manor Hotel and SenSpa has bottled a little bit of natural magic in the form of their Forest Retreat spa break.
One night’s bed and breakfast in a Knightwood Garden Room, a choice of one 60 minute treatment from: Bespoke Asian Massage, Essential Relaxation, Anti-stress Massage, Eminence Super Green or Willow Organic Sorbet Glow Facial; plus a Forest Therapy guide, robe, towel and slippers and full use of the facilities.
Located in the New Forest with its 300 miles of ancient moorland, shady glades, spectacular coastline and picturesque towns and villages, Careys Manor is surrounded by a natural ‘breathing space’.
As the sun filters through the trees creating dappled shade on the forest floor, it’s easy to see why the beautiful New Forest is the perfect place in which to wander quietly, breathe deeply, and let your cares fall away. The New Forest is ancient and has some of the rarest heathland in Europe. It is diverse and has easy walking tracks with plenty of places to simply sit and absorb the beauty.
Being in the forest is not only good for the soul. Scientific research is now showing that just being outside in the fresh air can soothe stress, boost happiness and help fight disease.
Forest therapy, a concept from Japan that celebrates the healing and relaxing properties of the forest, is also known as ‘forest bathing’, and encourages spending time among the trees. It’s about soaking up the sounds, smells and colours of nature. Here are some of the positive effects a simple walk amongst the trees can have on the body:
So by combining the restorative powers of the great outdoors with relaxing spa therapy, Careys Manor has created the perfect prescription for a complete rejuvenation of the mind, body and soul.
The central forest element of forest therapy hinges on a mindful forest walk. Meanwhile, treatments work with the goals of headspace and mindfulness. For example, use the experience showers in the spa or have an Ayurvedic Head Massage.
From £169 per person (minimum two people)
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