Bali & Beyond - - CONTENTS - By Wi­win Wir­widya

Ayurveda ther­apy at Bel­mond Jim­baran Puri

Just like a ma­chine that needs to be fre­quently oiled in or­der to work prop­erly, so does our body. Meet­ing with dead­lines, run­ning a busy sched­ule and be­ing un­der pres­sure al­most every day gives al­most no time for us to re­lax, even just a lit­tle. And some­times headache, mi­graine and back pain make things worse.

That’s why, I be­lieve I have more than enough rea­sons to go to The Beach Spa at The Bel­mond Jim­baran Puri that is known for their amaz­ing ther­a­pies. The Beach Spa is the per­fect place for sooth­ing “me” time as it of­fers an Ayurveda ther­apy that pays at­ten­tion to one’s in­ner heal­ing and re­stores one’s en­ergy through re­lax­ation.


The first time I set my foot on the re­sort, I was greeted by the gen­tle waves of tall co­conut trees on my right and left side. I took a lit­tle walk along the path in front of the re­sort’s cot­tages while en­joy­ing the peace­ful sea breeze to go straight to The Beach Spa.

Liv­ing up to its name, The Beach Spa is de­signed in a bale-bale con­cept widely known as beach huts. There are no walls nor air con­di­tion­ing so guests have the ul­ti­mate pampering mo­ment in the midst of na­ture. I was to­tally calmed al­ready as I lis­tened to the sound of the waves while breath­ing in the pos­i­tive vibe of the area.

Be­fore my treat­ment started, Ibu

Tirta, the man­ager of the spa who has been work­ing for more than 10 years at The Beach Spa, wel­comed me. She handed me a list of a pa­per with ques­tions to an­swer about the con­di­tion of my body based on my own un­der­stand­ing, as well as the type of my skin and my hair, and even how I deal with my work­load. Once I fin­ished an­swer­ing all the ques­tions, Ibu Tirta an­a­lyzed it and sug­gested I take the Ayurveda treat­ment. She also ex­plained about the core points that needed to be fo­cused on dur­ing my treat­ment.

With­out fur­ther ado, Ibu Tirta took me to one of the bales. A ther­a­pist was al­ready there, ready to wash my feet with warm wa­ter in­fused with mint es­sen­tial oil. And so, my pampering jour­ney be­gan and I could feel my nerves cool down dur­ing the foot­bath. The aroma of mild herbs fra­grance also helped me even more re­lax each minute. “We use high-qual­ity or­ganic es­sen­tial oils, rang­ing from pep­per­mint, cit­rus, can­dlenut and clove,” my ther­a­pist ex­plained.

Af­ter the foot­bath, my ther­a­pist asked me to lie down on the bed, fac­ing down. Then, the Ayurveda mas­sage treat­ment be­gan as she ap­plied deep oil nour­ish­ment on my back and started to give on­point pres­sures. Ayurveda mas­sage uses heated oil and I be­lieved her mas­sage tech­nique helped my skin to ab­sorb the nat­u­ral ben­e­fits with

each drop of oil. And even­tu­ally I went to a deeper re­lax­ation as she pam­pered me from head to toe.

I did not re­al­ize that 90 min­utes had passed when my ther­a­pist called me gently. When I opened my eyes, my mus­cles were all soothed and my mind was eased. The Ayurveda ther­apy surely gave a pos­i­tive im­pact to my mind as well, not only my body. Af­ter all, Ayurveda ther­apy is be­lieved to be ben­e­fi­cial for the ner­vous and immune sys­tems, and can sup­port heal­ing for many dis­eases in the body and mind.

Be­fore I checked out of the spa, I re­al­ized just how per­fect this treat­ment is for worka­holics. So, if you’ve been work­ing al­most non-stop this week, maybe it’s time for you to take a day off, go to The Beach Spa at Bel­mond Jim­baran Puri and en­joy the Ayurveda ther­apy to help bal­ance your mind, body and soul.

The Beach Spa Bel­mond Jim­baran Puri Jalan Uluwatu, Yoga Perkan­thi Lane, Jim­baran (0361) 701-605 www.bel­

Flower bath at The Beach Spa.

Get­ting pam­pered in a bale while en­joy­ing the breezy wind and the sound of the waves.

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