Balinese massage is a full-body massage. Ideal if you want to pamper yourself from your feet to your scalp, it will help you manage stress and renew your energy. The perfect compromise between relaxation and vitality!
A gentle yet invigorating massage
Balinese massage is a technique that combines gentle, relaxing movements with more vigorous stimulation of pressure points.
The practitioner begins by massaging and kneading the legs, then the back and arms firmly, before slowly massaging the scalp. She uses a combination of gentle stretching, skin rolling, kneading, stroking and pressure point stimulation to promote blood, lymph and energy circulation.
You can also expect the practitioner to apply greater pressure during the massage, if parts of your body have knotted tissues or deep muscle damage.
Aromatherapy for maximum relaxation
Aromatherapy is an important part of Balinese massage. The use of a scented massage oil helps to soothe your mind during the session. Our massage oil also helps massage movements to become fluid and frictionless, making the treatment even more comfortable.
What can you expect from a Balinese massage?
This is an excellent treatment if you'd like to experiment with a wide variety of massage techniques (effleurement, kneading, palpating-rolling, friction with thumbs, hands and forearms).
Deeply relaxing, it will help you feel calm, but it will also stimulate your blood circulation and target knotted tissues to tackle physical problems too.
After a Balinese massage, you'll feel great: relaxed, refreshed and invigorated. If you have the opportunity to lie down after the massage, make the most of it! Soak up the wonderful sensations of relaxation and well-being for as long as you can
The benefits of Balinese massage
- Balinese massage techniques work to soothe damaged tissues and relieve tense muscles and joint pain.
- Stimulating your blood circulation will help reduce stress and rebalance your body.
- It is beneficial for people suffering from migraines, insomnia and joint pain.
- It helps relieve lower back pain.
- As it targets deeper muscle layers and stimulates blood circulation, Balinese massage is useful for sports injuries.
- Finally, it helps the digestive and hormonal systems to function properly.
As with all spa treatments, you should inform your therapist if you have any medical conditions, are taking medication or think you might be pregnant.
The origins of Balinese massage
Bali is just one of the hundreds of islands that make up Indonesia. Many of these islands have developed their own type of Indonesian massage.
All massages fuse ancient traditions and practices into treatments that will help your body heal physically and spiritually, and get you back in top shape. Here are just a few examples:
- Sasak massage,
- Lombok massage,
- Urat massage,
- Boreh massage (created by rice farmers to relieve pain using a ground spice paste),
- Javanese Lulur ritual (traditionally performed on brides in preparation for marriage).
Although Balinese massage originated in Bali, Indonesia, it also combines a number of techniques derived from Chinese and Indian massages and Ayurvedic medicine.