Editor’s note: Before offering any new services on your spa menu, be sure that all therapists are trained in the modality to ensure safe practices.
The traditional Balinese massage is an ancient healing therapy that originated on the island of Bali, Indonesia. Just as several other Eastern therapies that have been adopted and glorified by today’s spas, its origins have roots in folk medicine and healing techniques passed from generation to generation.
The Balinese is an oil-based, deep tissue massage that is great for relaxation, improving circulation and re-energizing the body; it helps to achieve a blissful state of mind that seems so elusive in these hectic days. It has been documented that, among other health benefits, Balinese massage helps relieve sleep disorders, migraines, depression and lymphatic disorders, not to mention alleviating strained muscles and joint pain.1