Balinese massage is a traditional massage technique originating from Bali, an island in Indonesia known for its breathtaking natural scenery, sandy beaches and Hindu temples.
Balinese massage has its origins in ancient Indonesian traditional medicine, which is based on the principles of Indian Ayurvedic medicine, and Chinese energy medicine which is Shiatsu.
Used for centuries by peasants and kings alike, Balinese massage and rituals are primarily concerned with erasing physical and spiritual suffering. The Balinese see massage as a form of holistic healing that can help restore the balance between mind, body and soul.
Balinese massage combines deep and gentle massage techniques to help relax muscles and improve circulation.
During a Balinese massage, the masseur uses a variety of strokes, including kneading, stretching and pressure, using hands and fingers. The massage is often accompanied by the use of essential oils to help ease tension and stimulate the senses.
Balinese massage therapy usually begins with a consultation with the masseur to assess the patient's specific needs. The masseur can then customize the treatment by using different pressures and techniques to target areas of tension or pain.
Balinese massage is generally considered an effective way to relieve stress, muscle pain and fatigue. It is also beneficial for improving sleep quality, boosting the immune system and promoting a sense of overall well-being.
This type of massage is therefore recommended for people suffering from chronic pain, muscle tension, fatigue or stress.