The Queen of Flowers
20th Feb 2018
By Wellness Expert and Spa Director, Lina Lotto.
Part of the charm of travelling to new places is discovering different cultures. Thailand has a unique set of customs of which we celebrate here at SenSpa every day.
We have already touched on the importance of the Lotus flower however today we focus our attention on the delicate Jasmine flower.
Those of you who have visited this magnificent country will have seen the intricate, beautiful and exotic arrangement of flowers known as phuang malai. The Jasmine garland symbolises good luck, and can be found hanging from the rear view mirriors of most vehicles.
Beautiful, aromatic and relaxing are just a few words to describe the Jasmine flower. In Thai culture this popular bloom is often present at Buddhist ceremonies and places of worship, yet it also represents motherhood.
Its white colour and soft petals symbolise purity and gentleness which is associated with the love a mother has for their children. Its fragrance draws attention from humans and wildlife alike and many grow Jasmine beneath their window sills to fill the air with a soothing scent to calm the mind and the soul.
Due to its symbolic qualities, the elegant Jasmine is a popular gift among Thai culture for Mother’s Day and for good reason. Associated with words such as love, nobility, grace and elegance, we believe this flower perfectly represents the unconditional love of a mother.
For the Queen of the Family, we give you the Queen of Flowers…
Treat your wonderful mum the most thoughtful of gifts this year with a Jasmine plant and a trip to Thailand without the jetlag. We highly recommend our Afternoon Delight, combining our two favourite indulgences; spa and afternoon tea. Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, there's a glass of Champagne too!
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"Greeted with a friendly 'sawadeeka', snug white robe, slippers and a cup of hot Thai green tea, SenSpa guests are treated to an impressive two-floor hydrotherapy haven."
"Why fly to Thailand? Lose the spa miles and go to the New Forest instead. The authentic Thai influence sets SenSpa apart from other spas."
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