The entire nation of Indonesia is a wondrous place that is deeply immersed in tradition, and lying at the centre of all this wonderful heritage, is the island of Bali. If you’re seeking wellness activities like no other, then Bali is definitely the place for you. With many luxurious places to stay that can cater to varying budgets, Bali is a tropical paradise that is sure to soothe and spoil.
These beauty rituals of the Indonesian people date back thousands of years and revolve around the use of a substance known as Jamu. The knowledge of these ancient medications have been passed down through generations of practitioners and until recently, have only been practiced in select locations. Nowadays, one can obtain these traditional treatments at the many luxury resorts around Bali such as Como Shambhala.
The traditional spa boutiques are located along the primary strips in Kuta, Seminyak and Legian. There are various therapeutic experiences one can indulge in at these spas, and the most popular of which, is a Balinese massage. This particular massage is an amalgamation of therapeutic treatments stemming from India and China and involves the relaxation of select pressure points, stimulation of nerve endings, and the rejuvenation of tired muscle groups.
Moving to something more exotic, ‘Shirodara’ is an ayurvedhic treatment that is meant to ease a troubled mind. It involves an hour of lying flat on a bed while a small but steady stream of warm oil is poured over your forehead, which is said to ease the third eye. The treatment is known to cure headaches and even insomnia.
These are a but a few of the many traditional wellness techniques that are available within the tropical paradise of Bali, so be sure to inquire about the one best suited for you on your next visit.
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world.