Re­ju­ve­nat­ing World Treat­ments

Im­merse your­self in a sen­sory world of pampering, re­lax­ation and re­ju­ve­na­tion at SOSPA.

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As­tay in Bali could never be con­sid­ered com­plete with­out at least one spa visit, but while there are many choices on the is­land, not all spas are cre­ated equal. Stand­ing tall among the crowd with a ded­i­ca­tion to well­be­ing is SOSPA at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Re­sort.

Wel­com­ing both in-house and out­side guests, SOSPA of­fers a sen­sory ban­quet along­side a daz­zling menu of spa treat­ments that are de­liv­ered in its beau­ti­ful on­site sanc­tu­ary.

This spa­cious oa­sis has a cap­ti­vat­ing dé­cor with tow­er­ing lacy, carved pale wooden pan­elling cre­at­ing in­ti­mate ar­eas within the re­lax­ation area, trick­ling wa­ter, a shim­mer­ing re­flec­tive pool, beau­ti­fully tex­tured dark rat­tan wall pan­els and cop­per high­lights and white or­chids that give a rich am­bi­ence.

The gen­tle fra­grance of es­sen­tial oils hangs in the air and, as you sip

your welcome drink, the en­chant­ing sur­round­ings se­duce you into re­lax­ation.

The spa menu con­cept has been in­spired by an­other Sofitel pas­sion – gas­tron­omy, with the treat­ments di­vided into 30-minute starters, 90-minute mains and 30-minute desserts, leav­ing guests free to pick and choose to cre­ate a ban­quet to suit their own ap­petite.

The starters in­clude some of those es­sen­tial ex­tras that make a mas­sage go even more smoothly, like a head and shoul­der mas­sage, back re­lief, body wraps and the to­tally ex­quis­ite hy­drother­apy jet flo­ral jacuzzi.

Hav­ing tick­led your palate, for a full feast, pick one of the plethora of mains that in­clude fa­cials for him and her to re­hy­drate, treat dark cir­cles un­der the eyes and have a youth-boost­ing ef­fect, or one of the range of body mas­sages from those that re­model your sil­hou­ette, to a Chi­nese hot stones mas­sage, mother-tobe mas­sage or one that sim­ply hy­drates and nour­ishes your skin while un­rav­el­ling those knots in your mus­cles.

Desserts pro­vide an ex­tra de­li­cious­ness for lu­mi­nous eyes, bust and dé­col­leté beauty, foot mas­sage and ex­fo­li­a­tion. So if one treat­ment isn't enough – and se­ri­ously, when is it? – go ahead and mix and match your cour­ses.

There are eight spa rooms named af­ter heal­ing gems, each giv­ing guests a chang­ing area and shower that leads into a dra­matic treat­ment room. This enor­mously high space has the plush and ex­tremely com­fort­able mas­sage bed firmly cen­tre stage en­sconced within a set of over­lap­ping wo­ven rat­tan pan­els that gen­tly fit to­gether to re­sem­ble the in­side of an in­tri­cate tem­ple bell. The dark colours in the room are off­set by a long tra­di­tional wo­ven batik wall hang­ing and a white orchid.

Your treat­ment starts with your feet be­ing bathed in a cop­per bowl, scrubbed and cleaned, be­fore you move to the treat­ment bed. As you sink into the com­fort, your skilled mas­sage ther­a­pist sounds a Ti­betan singing bowl to align your senses and sig­nal the start of your ses­sion. What­ever your choice, the ex­cel­lent qual­ity of the oils, lo­tions and po­tions and the years of ex­pe­ri­ence and train­ing be­hind the ther­a­pists en­sure that by the time you get up from the bed, your skin will be glow­ing, your mus­cles eased and your mind will be in per­fect har­mony.

Ad­di­tional ser­vices in­clude man­i­cures and pedi­cures along with as­so­ci­ated nail and foot treat­ments, wax­ing, in­room mas­sages and in­dul­gence bath rit­u­als, as well as the to­tal hol­i­day treat of a mas­sage by the beach in a wooden Ba­li­nese pav­il­ion. So whether you are in Bali on hol­i­day or busi­ness, head to SOSPA for some ul­ti­mate pampering. sofitel.com

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