Submit to nature’s spiritual embrace with the blissfully restorative Blessings of Bali on the foreshore of Jimbaran Bay. Based on a traditional journey of self-renewal, it combines ancient therapies and sacred rituals to help one mindfully release any past or present negative elements. Begin with gentle opening yoga poses and breathing techniques to soothe the mind and reignite the body’s subtlest energies. Revel in the sensory vibrations of a Balinese gong ‘sound bath.’ Feel any stresses and strains dissipate with the long strokes of Balinese massage, and yield to the subtle power of energy balancing. To conclude, the climactic Blessings of Bali – the cleansing element of water and fragrant local flowers with a Balinese gayung – reveals a renewed spirit, flooding every essence of your being with a sense of pure, unadulterated bliss.
The unique techniques that comprise traditional Balinese massage are passed down through the generations. Full body massage combines stretching, long strokes, skin rolling and palm and thumb pressure techniques. Choose one of four restorative massage oils:
• Grounding: ‘Bali Spice’ with clove, ginger, fennel and vetivert
• Calming: ‘Peace of Bali’ with sandalwood, ylang ylang and ginger
• Uplifting: ‘Bali Sunrise’ with lemon ylang ylang and bergamot
• Purifying: Virgin coconut oil
This massage is an effective way to assist with muscle relaxation. It is designed to increase flexibility, relieve muscle tightness and improve circulation. For best results, warm your muscles in the steam room and sauna prior to the massage.
KUNDALINI BACK MASSAGE
Ideal for depleted bodies and souls, this nurturing treatment profoundly restores the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Focused massage and sound healing activate and channel the Kundalini – the dormant energy at the base of the spine: tension and negativity are lifted; and a state of balance and awareness is returned. Great for jet lag or all-round ‘soothing’… and a pre-cursor to the ‘Chakra Ceremonies’ at our sister spa: The Sacred River Spa at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan.
To balance the yin and yang energy within, known in Bali as rwa binada, warm and cool marble stones are used to massage specific areas of the body, providing relief and relaxation. Swopping between the two opposing temperatures dilates and constricts the blood vessels, in turn exercising the capillaries and relaxing the muscles.
Experience the deeply restorative benefits of two therapists working in unison. Submit to the healing powers of four hands massaging the body in seamless coordination as tension is relieved and muscles stretched using a blend of synchronised massage techniques from East and West.
Drawing on Indonesia’s eastern influences, this earthy, grounding massage works on the meridians and acupressure points to bring physical reaffirmation. Hot marigold and lavender salt compresses and warm river stones soothe and energise, while a blend of five essential oils balances the body’s five elements, restoring energy, relaxing the nervous system and evoking a feeling of contentment.