Teav Spa Concept

Whether you are planning a meeting, hosting a small function, celebrating an anniversary or enjoying a romantic evening, the TEAV hotel is ready to make your special events beautiful and your meetings productive. Creative in approach and innovative in design, our general manager and his team would welcome working with you to ensure your special event is memorable and treasured.Whether you are planning a meeting, hosting a small function, celebrating an anniversary or enjoying a romantic evening, the TEAV hotel is ready to make your special events beautiful and your meetings productive. Creative in approach and innovative in design, our general manager and his team would welcome working with you to ensure your special event is memorable and treasured.Whether you are planning a meeting, hosting a small function, celebrating an anniversary or enjoying a romantic evening, the TEAV hotel is ready to make your special events beautiful and your meetings productive. Creative in approach and innovative in design, our general manager and his team would welcome working with you to ensure your special event is memorable and treasured.Whether you are planning a meeting, hosting a small function, celebrating an anniversary or enjoying a romantic evening, the TEAV hotel is ready to make your special events beautiful and your meetings productive. Creative in approach and innovative in design, our general manager and his team would welcome working with you to ensure your special event is memorable and treasured.

“Enter the shade” [CholMlop]

A Traditional Khmer Spa Method

Whenever referring the name “Teav” to an exquisite and dignitary female protagonist, we always remember that Teav is a mature lady who “entered the shade” to maintain and enrich her body complexion to be flawless and more pleasing. So how can Enter the shade be done based on traditional Khmer method.

Based on Khmer tradition for centuries, parents would manage their daughters to enter the shade when they reached the married age. The durations for entering the shade were different which ranged from one month to three months or even longer depending on the families’ decisions. This kind of tradition still can be seen in our contemporary society with just a slightly different process compared to the past but however is gradually fading from being existent. Thus it is of importance to take a glance at how Enter the shade is done.

Enter the shade is a rite of passage (Enter means Chol, and Shade refers to Mlop). During Enter the shade, the mature daughter is kept in a separate close room without the contact of sunlight and the sight of men, and no communications with people but her mother and her maids. She will have to learn morality virtue and courtesy,pray the Buddha, purify her mind, and do meditation. The only foods that can be eaten are vegetarian foods namely rice, vegetable, soy sauce, peanuts, sesame seeds, pickled vegetable and fruits. She also has to maintain her body in a perfect complexion by keeping it flawless and aromatic. This is why we can see people use crushed turmeric roots mixed with Khmer rice gin to apply on mature lady’s skin as a traditional body enhancement method when she enters the shade. What is more, they also use turmeric powder to apply on mature lady’s skin every day and night to bring flawless perfection for her skin complexion. Sometimes they even use the bark of Prohoot tree or tamarind tree to mix with Khmer rice gin and turmeric powder to enrich skin complexion. The mature lady leaving the shade will appear to be an enchanting lady.