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The Bliss of Balinese Massage
By: Sarah Kajonborrirak
Posted: April 28, 2010, from the May 2010 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
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Oils are essential for Balinese massage. Even though you could use the oil of your preference, it is advised to administer this ancient massage technique with an essential oil featuring hints of lemongrass, ginger, jasmine or frangipani in order to recreate the feeling of being on the tropical and exotic island that gives its name to this extraordinary massage therapy. As with most massages, it is recommended to leave the oil on the skin after the session is over in order to let it penetrate and work its magic, however it is not absolutely necessary.
Balinese massage is a rigorous and luxurious spa treatment, and a great one to choose for clients who want to experience relaxation and feel spiritually renewed at the same time. When many clients are feeling more stress than usual due to the current state of the economy, it is important for them to relax and find peace. Be sure to market this treatment to those clients to help decrease their stress and increase their well-being.
1. J Chapman, Ultimate Spa: Asia’s Best Spas and Treatments, Periplus Publishing, North Clarendon, VT (2006)