Balinese massage is a holistic, full-body, deep-tissue treatment. Traditional Balinese massage combines mild stretches, acupressure, reflexology, and aromatherapy to increase the flow of blood, oxygen, and “qi” (energy) throughout your body, resulting in a feeling of well-being, tranquilly, and profound relaxation. Skin rolling, kneading and stroking, and pressure-point stimulation are among the techniques used in Balinese massage, which are coupled with the scents of essential oils.
If you want to try a variety of massage techniques, need some help relaxing, or are feeling down, a Balinese massage is a good treatment to try.
This treatment will not only help you relax, but it will also improve your circulation and target knotted tissue in order to solve physical concerns.
Balinese massage is usually performed on a massage couch, but can also be performed on a floor mattress. Aromatherapy forms an important part of a Balinese massage. The use of scented massage oil can be very therapeutic, with the aroma of the essential oils soothing your mind. Some essential oils suitable for this type of massage are very rare and can only be found on the island of Bali, or more generally Indonesia, such as the frangipani essential oil – known for its mood-boosting properties. The massage oil also helps massage strokes become fluid and free of friction, which makes for a more comfortable treatment.
Expect the therapist to use quite deep pressure during the massage, in order to work on deep, knotted tissue and muscle damage.
Your therapist will also use long, gentle strokes and kneading to relieve tension and improve circulation in the muscles closer to the surface of the skin. Sessions usually last about an hour.
You will feel all kinds of wonderful after a Balinese massage: relaxed, refreshed, re-energised. You will probably smell fantastic after all those essential oils, too. If you have the chance to lie down afterwards, take it. Soak in the wonderful feelings of relaxation and realignment for as long as you can