BALI : Taman Air Spa

I think it has been the fifth time that i visited Bali this year. Apparently Bali is very popular destination for every events, be it for international events to private ones, all the more for wedding celebrations. I know having a private party in Bali over the oceans or up on a cliff can be very beautiful, especially when the sun goes down and give pretty hues all over the skyline.

But apparently having a destination wedding or business trip (as for me) is pretty tiring.

The traffic that we have to go through, the waiting time at the airport, the flight itself, and the drive to our hotel can take a lot of energy. Even though what we do is only sitting quietly and probably just playing around with our gadget or reading some books.

Nowadays, i’ve been looking for a spa anytime anywhere. Gosh.. Not sure if it’s the age issue or having a spa is always a good idea when you’re kinda tired. Haha.. not those only massage place, but those with nice scents, good scrub and flower bath. *pampering day mode on.

Finally, after hosting a pretty wedding at Conrad, Nusa Dua, I decided to have my me time in this pretty space called Taman Air Spa. Was just googling around, and found this gem in Sunset area.

Taman Air spa has a lovely interior design for a spa place. A space that’s designed rightly for resting and relaxing. The nice smell all over the place, friendly staffs, beautiful view, proper therapists and one more important thing, they have a very clean space! All of the above made my spa experience whole in Taman Air Spa.

Not only that, after went to a few spa places jn Bali, i think Taman Air Spa has a good price too! I spent Rp 375.000 for 2 hours spa treatment that includes massage, body scrub, and flower bath. Oh, btw i think they have a different price between Indonesian / KITAS holder and foreigners. Don’t forget to check with them first.

And oh, this is not an endorsement. Purely good place that i just want to share.

Taman Air Spa 

Jl. Sunset Road No.88, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

0811-3895-558

Body Getaway at Bodyworks SPA – Bali

** Apologise for no pictures / less pictures as reference for this post.  As i mistakenly deleted some photos on my media blog and could not recover it back. =( **

Since tomorrow, 14th October 2015 is Indonesia’s public holiday, i guess it’s appropriate to write something about relaxation.

When i was younger, i hate massage so much. I dont like the idea of taking my clothes off, and some ‘mbok-mbok’, a quite old female therapist will put some oil on my body and start the ritual of massaging. Well, that was when i was 8 or 9 years old. My mom would frequently call this ‘mbok-mbok’ to massage her and asked me if i want to try. As one curious kid, i wanted to know how it feels, since my mom and the ‘mbok-mbok’ said it is very nice and will relax our muscles and release body tension.

Since that very first time, i banned massage as one of the way of relaxation. haha. It freaking hurt, i did not like the oily feeling on my body, and i feel a bit humiliated to took off my shirt in-front of someone that i did not know. Maybe it was not the right age to try massage as well? i dont know either.

As i grew older, my girlfriends like to ask me to go SPA with them. What i know that time, SPA is only a fancy name to a hurtful massage. haha.. i kept saying NO. But there was a time, i finally said YES to go to some javanese SPA in Singapore. It was when i finished all my uni exams, and i just want to relaxx and release all the stress. My housemate said, why dont you start with a good massage? and i dont know why, i just went with her to the massage parlour and OMG! i enjoyed massage for the first time in my life! haha. Since then, i always look forward for any SPA session.

Somehow, Bali is always correlated with nice great SPA. Two weeks ago me and my friends tried Bodyworks in Petitenget area. The location is just opposite of Motel Mexicola Cafe.

Bodyworks has a cozy place to begin with. When i entered the place, i have that feeling that i’ll be surely pampered. They have big space and they have many SPA Menu for us to choose. From Manicure/Pedicure, Facial, SPAs, Hair Treatments, and even Make up.

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For those of you who choose Manicure/Pedicure, you can request to do it outside and see the greeneries. Somehow this view reminds me of ‘Marigold Hotel’ the movie. It has the Indian vibes in some way. haha.

I choose 2 hrs of Exfoliation Massage (Mandi Lulur) this time. Indeed it feels like ‘Kanjeng Ratu’ Indonesian princess when i entered the room. Do you think so?

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“This treatment begins with an hour-long Balinese massage, then the entire body is painted in a brown, granular paste (the traditional Javanese “lulur”), containing turmeric, sandalwood, cinnamon, ground nuts and rice. The paste is then gently rubbed to exfoliate the skin. After a quick shower the body is covered in fresh yoghurt. The enzymes stimulates cell activity and restores th pH balance of the skin, which feels soft as silk after the yoghurt is washed away. The final step involves luxuriating in a warm, fragrant, flower-filled bath” (from Bodyworks)

I really enjoyed my time there, i just went back from island hopping and really in need for a good massage. i think they can give the relaxation that my body needs. The therapist can unclench my tensed muscles during the one hour Balinese massage. Eventho the scrub smells quite pungent, it felt like it can lift all the impurities from my skin.

I love the yoghurt smell! the therapist said that it made from fresh yoghurt mixed with Dancow milk full-cream. haha.. after the yoghurt time, it feels like my skin 10x smoother than before.. so soft like a baby’s butt. haha.. and Finally, one of the moment that i have been waiting for, soaking in flower bath! Well, i was expecting the bathtub will literally full of flowers. But too bad, they just put 2 basket of flower petals.. =(..

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I had great overall experience here. For me, it is indeed a good place for my body-getaway. Eventhough one friend of mine didnt really enjoy it here.

Ambiance : 3.5 / 5

Massage Service : 3.5 / 5

Price : 2 / 5

Any SPA recommendation in Jakarta / Bali, anyone? i would love to try! ❤

Bodyworks

J. Kayu Jati No 2, Petitenget, Bali, Indonesia, p. +62 361 733317. Open Mon-Sun 9am-10pm.

SPA BALI

I am sure most woman and some of the guys out there have the love of spa.

whereby you just need to lay down to let go of all your tiredness and rejuvenate yourself .

when i went to bali 2 weeks ago.

me and some of the girls have the craving of spa.

we need to be pampered ! haha

 

after we did our research,

we finally decided to go to Spa Bali.

yes.. SPA BALI is a spa name.. hehe..

its a nice, decent, clean spa nearby Seminyak area.

*agak masuk2 gang kecil gt*

 

well, it’s not a luxurious spa

but we are very happy with the services.

as i mentioned before..

the place is clean and very decent

looks small from outside, but its rather big inside.

It’s like mini salon as well, where you can do your hair and nails. 

the price is considered cheap..

we took SPA BALI MASSAGE – their signature Balinese massage mixed with Swedish and Shiatsu techniques for only RP. 133.000 ( 2 weeks ago 1 SGD = RP 9200, so its only for 15 SGD)

 

they have private rooms. 

since it was 4 of us..

so they gave us 2 rooms.

the room is just a normal 2 bedded room.

our other 2 friends got a room with build in bathroom inside.

 

ohh.. actually there’s funny story.

the therapist asked us to take off all our clothes except our panties..

then after we took that off.

there’s an awkward moment between me and my friend. ahhaha..

we just chat for a while since the therapist have not come in again,

until me and her was like.. uhmm.. its kinda awkward yaa when we chat without clothes on.

then we just lay ourselves down and wait for the therapist to go in again. hahaha..

i cannot imagine if i need to go for the pre-marital massage. haahha.. well.. hahaha.. 

our other 2 friends said it was even more awkward for them, cause there’s no partition for the bathroom, only have 2 showers in the same place. hahaha. 

 

they have great ‘massage-rs’ (if there such a word.. haha) or therapist..

they are very friendly and really know what they are doing.

like any other spa, they will ask you how is the massage.

is it too hard or too soft?

i am one of those people who cannot take hard massage.

i prefer soft massage.. 

but that time, eventho it was not that hard..

i can feel some pain on my right thigh.. 

and i asked the therapist to do it softer on that specific area.

when i took bath after that.

i can feel that my thigh is a bit painful. its like the muscle ache.

 

my friend said it’s normal if your leg are too tired.

so when you go for massage, the pain will come out and will go away shortly after that.

 

and you know what..

its truee.. haha

so 1-2 hrs after the massage.. i dont feel anymore muscle ache on my right tight..

maybe too much walking in singapore. haha..

 

anyway..

it’s very recommended..

i think their stone massage and flower bath is very pampering as well.

but too bad, we only have 1 hr for the treatment since we have to go somewhere else.

 

the last time i email them, they said their websites is still under maintenance

so you can give them a call or drop them an email if you are interested. =)

 

SPA BALI DRUPADI-SEMINYAK

Jalan Drupadi

Seminyak, Bali

PHONE (0361) 737-694

 

SPA BALI – SEMINYAK

888 Jalan Dyanapura

Seminyak, Bali

(0361)-737-932/(0361)-737-933