The Balinese massage is the perfect treatment to regain harmony between body and mind. Let’s discover the technique, its benefits and characteristics.
The traditional Indonesian massage was invented in Bali, a popular destination for travellers coming from the four corners of the world. It became popular at the beginning of the 20th century, when a group of visionary artists were amazed by the charm of this strip of land they named “island of Paradise”. In this place, ancient knowledge has been kept alive and originates from a fusion of Animist, Buddhist and Hindu traditions.
The Balinese massage is a full-body treatment, ideal for those who want to take care of their body from scalp to foot. During the treatment patients must lay on a professional massage couch; they are then gently massaged with scented oil chosen according to their preferences and type of skin. The body parts that haven’t been massaged and those already massaged are covered with a cloth not to create temperature leaps.
This technique includes gentle and relaxing strokes as well as vigorous pressure-point stimulations. The therapist starts to treat the legs, then firmly frictions the back and arms and, finally, slowly massages the scalp. Therapists use a combination of gentle stretches, skin rolling, kneading and stroking, and pressure-point stimulation, to stimulate the flow of blood, lymph and energy.