Bali Spas and Massage

Spas in Bali: Body Massage, Mandi Lulur, Foot Massage, Body Scrubs

Bali Spas - The Balinese believe that the body is a sacred temple for the soul. Visit any Bali spa for an experience that brings peace to the spirit, calm to the mind and vitality to the body. A Balinese spa treatment is also a journey itself, to discover a heritage of wellbeing through techniques and special ingredients.

Bali spas offer many traditional treatments which use local herbs and healing oils. Balinese massage oil is usually made from extracts of ginger (jahe), frangipani (jepun), sandalwood (cendana) and coconut (kelapa). Each of these ingredients have their own uses and special properties.

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Types of Spas in Bali

Back Massage

Bali's spas' back massages are a wonderful way to relieve muscle tension on the upper part of the body. A back massage starts with a soothing kneading to warm up fingers, palms, hands to shoulder, neck and back areas. When the massage areas are warmed, massage oil is applied before proceeding with a full routine. This can be adapted to focus on areas according to the individual's needs.

Body Scrubs

Body scrubs, are great way to make for smoother, cleaner and radiant skin. Natural extracts are used to help rid the body of rough patches by exfoliating. The massage focuses on dry patches of the elbows, knees, front of shins and elbows. For an optimum effect, this enjoyable scrub is best followed by a traditional massage.

Bali's spas also offer revitalising full body and facial treatments, sauna foot massages and manicures, pure volcanic mud baths, traditional Indonesian floral baths perfumed with essential oils, steam baths in exotic whirlpools and also soaks in freshwater pools.

Foot Massage

Foot massages can be surprisingly relaxing. Releasing accumulated tension in the feet helps the entire body to release stress via the various pressure points located at a person's feet.

A foot massage begins with relaxing the feet in flower-scented water. Feet are then gently cleaned and rough and callous areas carefully scrubbed away with a natural volcanic pumice stone. This helps restore smoother touch and also rejuvenates skin growth.

The massage proper then begins by pressure being applied to specific areas of the feet to achieve total relaxation. The application of pressure to the feet's sensitive points relaxes muscles and improves blood circulation, apart from restoring energy to the entire body.

Mandi Lulur

Among the traditional beauty remedies, Thalasso treatments with sea minerals and Indian Ayurvedic rituals is the famed Mandi Lulur massage. Meaning "lulur bath", the Mandi Lulur massage originated from Java, and was traditionally part of the Javanese prenuptial ceremony. This famous treatment is actually an exfoliating and body polishing exercise.

A paste of sandalwood, turmeric, ground nuts, rice and other scented woods is prepared, painted on to the body for exfoliating purposes and left to dry. The dried paste is then gently rubbed off. This process polishes and exfoliates the skin. After a hot shower, a yoghurt mix is spread over the body to restore balance to the skin. The Mandi Lulur ends with a warm flower-scented bath. 

Traditional Body Massage

Bali's traditional body massage encompasses four types of massage, sensual, relaxing, body contour and the reviving massage.

The sensual massage uses carefully chosen oils essential to the massage - jasmine as mood enhancer, sandalwood to lift anxiety and depression, rose and ylang-ylang to balance mind and body creating a feeling of peace. The sensual massage makes the body feel warm and soothed and is extremely comforting after a stressful and tiring day. It also relieves nervous tension.

The relaxing massage is suitable for anyone, as its main focus is to create balance and harmony through cleansing. Among the essential oils are geranium, used for its uplifting effect as a natural anti-depressant; nutmeg, to relief muscular aches and pains, which aids blood circulation and digestion; and rose, to give a feeling of fulfillment and well being. This soothing massage emotionally heals and cleanses all ages.

The body contour uses lemon and patchouli, astringents, which when blended together, create an effect of well-being, and counter depression and anxiety. It's also useful for disappearing fluid retention. The massage is a natural detoxifying process with tremendous therapeutic effect. It is perfect for reducing cellulite, tightening skin and rejuvenating skin growth for a younger looking skin.

The reviving massage enables relaxation and general well being. The essential oils are ginger, which comforts the senses and aids memory; nutmeg, for a warm, stimulating, effect which also strengthens the immune system; and Eucalyptus for its cleansing and harmonising properties, capable of soothing nervous tension.

Popular Spas around Bali

Aroma Spa Retreat in Bali

Aroma Spa Retreat Bali is a dedicated wellness facility that is tucked away within the lush coconut grove and tropical gardens of the Prama Sanur Beach Hotel. While Bali spas and wellness retreats are aplenty throughout the island, Aroma emphasises on the ‘day retreat’ experience. Here your spa experience is thorough, from hotel pick-up and Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 21:00
  • Location: Prama Sanur Beach Hotel, Jalan Cemara, Sanur
  • Tel: +62 (0)818 0538 0854
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Fivelements

As one of the best yoga retreats and wellness centres on the island, Fivelements offers a selection of beauty and spa rituals that will appeal to spa-goers looking for a beautiful and peaceful setting with a focus on healing and healthy living. Options include Balinese inspired treatments such as a traditional ‘boreh’ body scrub using local Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 21:00
  • Location: Banjar Baturning, Mambal, Abiansemal, Badung
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 469 260
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Karma Spa

The signature spa facility at Karma Kandara Resort in Ungasan, on Bali’s southern Bukit peninsula, offers a holistic approach with personalized experiences. The spa features treatment ‘huts’ overlooking the Indian Ocean from the resort’s high cliff location, while an open-air platform serves as the spa’s centrepiece with a sauna and saltwater pool. While you can enjoy Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 21:00
  • Location: Jalan Karma Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 848 220 2
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Kriya Spa at Grand Hyatt Bali

Kriya Spa offers a modern take on the ancient healing traditions of Bali. Located inside the Grand Hyatt Bali Resort in Nusa Dua, the name of the spa translates as “ritual” in Sanskrit and uses Balinese treatments and natural local ingredients to offer a holistic healing experience. Kriya Spa offers massages, facials and body treatments all Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 - 21:00
  • Location: Kawasan Wisata Nusa Dua BTDC at Grand Hyatt Bali
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 771234
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Lembah Spa at Viceroy Bali Resort

Lembah Spa Bali is a luxury spa located in the jungles surrounding Ubud. Part of the five-star Viceroy Bali Resort, the spa offers facials, massages and healing treatments complete with scenic views overlooking a green jungle valley. The venue prides itself for combining Balinese healing traditions with Western science and luxury. Lembah Spa is located Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:00, last treatment starting at 20:00
  • Location: Jalan Lanyahan at Viceroy Bali Resort
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 971777
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Mango Tree Spa By L'Occitane at Kupu Kupu Barong Villas

Mango Tree Spa by L’Occitane is located in Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa, in the tropical Ayung River Valley just outside of downtown Ubud. The spa offers six exclusive treatment rooms, each designed to fit a specific treatment. Highlights include the Tree Spa Rooms designed for couples, which are situated among the treetops Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:00-21:00
  • Location: Kedewetan at Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 975478
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Prana Spa at The Villas in Bali

Prana Spa is Bali’s premier destination spa featuring an overall Indian and Middle-Eastern inspired theme throughout its architecture, interior design and signature spa treatments. The spa is located right next door to The Villas on Seminyak’s side street of Jalan Kunti, and is a great choice if you’re looking for a different kind of spa experience Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 21:00
  • Location: Jalan Kunti, Seminyak
  • Tel: +62 (0)361) 730 840
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Remede Spa at St. Regis Bali Resort

Remede Spa, located at the St. Regis Bali Resort in Nusa Dua, offers an extensive menu ranging from massages to facials all the way to multi-treatment rituals. Besides the traditional spa menu, Remede also offers spiritual treatments like one-hour reiki sessions and a 90-minute soul blessing ceremony. The spa also has a range of treatments specifically Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 - 23:00
  • Location: Kawasan Pariwisata, Nusa Dua, Lot S6 at The St. Regis Bali Resort
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 300 6716
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Royal Kirana Spa

Neighbouring the legendary Royal Pita Maha in Ubud, this spa by renowned Japanese beauty care company Shiseido is set against the tranquil Ayung River Valley. Set far from the main road, its location and terraced landscaping that follows the contours of the valley side allows for impressive views and setups. Cobblestoned footpaths through lush flowering gardens Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 21:00
  • Location: Jalan Raya Kedewatan, Ubud
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 976 333
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Soori Spa

The most relaxing space at Soori Bali, Soori Spa welcomes you to subtly lit interiors with dark sandstone and black tiles let you ease your pupils as you enter this soothing realm. The treatment menu features a mix of Asian and western therapies using Soori Spa’s own special line of ‘natural active’ spa products. There are Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 21:00
  • Location: Banjar Dukuh, Desa Kelating, Kerambitan, Tabanan
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 894 638 8
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So Spa at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort

So Spa is the Sofitel signature wellness facility at Bali’s one and only Sofitel Resort. The spa is tucked away in a secluded corner of the resort grounds, nearby So Fit gym centre, welcoming both staying and outside guests looking for a soothing break. Complemented by sauna rooms and Jacuzzis, the spa has a total Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 - 10:00
  • Location: Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, Nusa Dua
  • Tel: +62 (0) 361 8492 888
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Spa at Maya Ubud

The Spa at Maya Ubud is a multi-award winning wellness centre, set amidst a quintessentially Balinese rainforest. The spa facilities divided into individual pavilions, allowing for a truly immersive experience with the tropics. The spa is located a five-minute drive from central Ubud, overlooking the Petanu River.

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  • Opening Hours: 08:30-20:00
  • Location: Jalan Gunung Sari Peliatan at Maya Ubud
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 977888
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Thermes Marins Spa at The Ayana Resort Bali

Thermes Marins Spa at AYANA Resort and Spa Bali has been voted ‘Indonesia’s Best Hotel Spa’ on multiple occasions, so you know that you’re in good hands when you come for a pampering session here.

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  • Location: AYANA Resort and Spa Bali, Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 702 222
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The Amala in Seminyak

The Amala is a great option for those looking for a villa retreat with an emphasis on wellbeing, and centrally located in Bali’s upscale beach resort area. The resort features a variety of intimate villas that come in choices of one to three bedrooms. Besides pool villas, specially designed spa villas offer 120sqm of living space, Read More...

  • Location: Jalan Kunti 108, Seminyak
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 738 866
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The Spa at the Bulgari Resort Bali

The Spa Bulgari is a part of the luxurious Bulgari Resort Bali in Uluwatu on the southern tip of Bali. The five-star cliff top resort offers scenic vistas overlooking the ocean and the spa is no exception. The spa’s design is a mix of East and West with traditional Balinese rituals complemented by modern Italian style. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 09:00-21:00
  • Location: Jalan Goa Lempeh at Bulgari Resort Bali
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 8471000, extension 6601 - 6602
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The Spa at The Edge Hotel Bali

If you have a head for heights then The Spa at The Edge Hotel in Bali's spectacular cliffs of Pecatu is the place to come. The Spa is built into a rock face leaving you with breathtaking views off the side of the sea cliff, and you may feel as if you are floating above the Read More...

  • Location: Jalan Pura Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Pecatu
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 847 0700
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