Power To The Plant This Veganuary

Over the last few years more and more Brits have been consciously reducing their intake of animal products and switching to plant-based alternatives. This trend has also been replicated in the spa and beauty industry with demand for vegan bath and body products ever increasing. Here at New Forest spa SenSpa we have developed the vegan friendly ‘Plant Power Spa Break’ which incorporates both vegan spa treatments and delicious vegan dining – perfect for your spa break for two!

After checking in to Careys Manor for your New Forest spa break, head the award-winning Thai spa, SenSpa to while away the hours in its extensive hydrotherapy and leisure facilities before heading for your spa treatment. The 60-minute Plant Power Face & Back Rejuvenation begins with an anti-stress massage which is designed to release muscular tensions across the back, neck and shoulders before a relaxing facial using the remarkable power of the vegan Eminence Stone Crop range. Not only does the stone crop plant help reduce pigmentation and lighten the complexion, it helps firm and tone the skin, reduce signs of ageing and calm sensitive skin.

Feeling suitably revitalised, head to either Cambium – the hotel’s classic yet modern British restaurant, Thai restaurant Zen Garden or French restaurant Le Blaireau for delicious vegan dinner. The menus change dependent on the best ingredients available, but at Cambium expect delights such as roasted aubergine with harissa, hummus, pickled vegetables and chickpeas, and celeriac, quinoa and chestnut mushroom wellington with roast celeriac jus. At Zen Garden, Thai plant-based plates include Khee Mao – ‘drunken’ noodles with mixed vegetables, garlic, chilli, tofu basil and oyster sauce – and Thom Kha – a coconut milk-based soup with galangal, lemon juice, lemongrass, coriander, chilli and lime leaves. Dishes such as Pithivier de Champignons filled with chestnut mushrooms and leeks and Legumes Rotis with Roast pumpkin and squash feature on the menu at Le Blaireau.

Finish your day with a blissful night’s sleep in one of our bedrooms where you’ll surely wake the next morning feeling fully rested and restored. Enjoy a continental breakfast before you check out and head on your way to explore all the delights that the local area has to offer.


Start planning your ‘Plant Power Spa Break’ at New Forest spa SenSpa.