Reflecting the sacred balance of the Balinese culture, elements used in the treatment is sourced from the varied terrain of the island. Salt, sand and seaweed come from the beaches, volcanic stone and earth from the mountains and flowers, herbs, roots, and grains from the ancient field. Transport yourself to Bali - it's the best two hour holiday you have ever taken!
Originally performed in temples, lomi lomi is more than just massage, its healing, with its roots firmly anchored in ancient hawaian traditions. It is essentially an oil-based massage using rhythmic dancelike movements of the palms, knuckles and forearms of one or two therapists in perfect harmony. Lomi lomi helps disperse stagnant energy, improve circulation, stimulate the lymphatic system and instill a positive sense of being.
Indian Head Massage
The Indian head massage is a treatment based on old Ayurvedic techniques involving work on upper back, shoulder, neck, scalp and face. A variety of massage movements are used to relieve accumulated tension, stimulate circulation and restore joint movement. Ideal for those suffering from a stiff neck and head tension.
Lymphatic drainage is a therapeutic massage treatment. The massage uses very light pressure and long, gentle, rhythmic strokes to increase the flow of lymph and reduce toxins in your body.
Swedish Massage is the most popular of all traditional European massage styles. Developed in 1700, it uses oil or lotion as a lubricant and incorporates the following five strokes, all of which are done on the more superficial layers of the muscles and towards the heart: effleurage, petrissage, friction or rubbing, tapotement or tapping and vibration or shaking.
Aromatherapy is one of the most popular at a tropical spa. It eliminates dry cells and skin imperfection, nourishes and softens the skin thanks to a sugar-kiwi body scrup, tones and invigorates the skin, slims down the body by stimulating lipolysis and drain the body with anti-cellulite oil.
Thai massage has become one of the most popular forms of touch therapy in modern times because of its overall positive effects on body and mind. Despite having a reputation of being a painful treatment, there should be no disconfort if pressure on certain points are applied correctly. This technique is suitable for those who are experienced with massage therapy as the masseur needs total relaxation to produce maximum benefits.
As the feet (and to a lesser extent the hands) are regarded as a microcosm of the body in Chinese thinking, reflexology uses pressure applied to reflex points in the feet to relieve stress and tension and improve circulation. Six major energy meridians terminate in the feet: that of the spleen, liver, stomach, gallbladder and bladder - as do some of the major nerves. Reflexology has been proven to help improve circulation, ease pain and relax the body.