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.
Which oils to choose
To make the treatment more effective, therapists use vegetable oils including jojoba, sesame, Thaitian monoi and coconut oil, as well as scented essential oils such as ylang-ylang and rose oil. Some essential oils suitable for this type of massage are very rare and can be exclusively found in the island of Bali or, more generally, in Indonesia, such as frangipani essential oil. This is particularly appreciated by Balinese people because it boosts the mood.
The traditional massage of the Indonesian island of Bali helps reduce stress, stimulates the flow of blood, relieves strained muscles, helps detoxify the body, nourishes and softens the skin. Both women and men can receive this treatment provided that they don’t suffer from some pathologies for which the massage is not recommended.