Daily rituals form the cornerstone of Balinese culture – powerful everyday reminders to protect the body and purify the soul: from a single fragrant frangipani offering on a doorstep to milestone lifecycle rites and elaborate community ceremonies.
Our signature Jimbaran Traditions seek to harness Mother Nature’s abundant gifts – and channel them through skilled local hands – to nourish the body and bring profound physical healing, revealing a natural harmonious path to inner change.
Meaning "sounds of Jimbaran," this immersive treatment begins with a sound bath featuring the deep soothing tones of Balinese gongs – a truly mesmerising experience that clears, synchronises and recharges mind, body and spirit. Energised and wholly realigned, a rejuvenating ritual follows: a glass stone massage with aloe, frankincense and geranium butter, and a hydrating wild basil and neroli face treatment.
This invigorating "fire sky" Balinese martial arts-inspired ritual aligns the body, warms the muscles and enlivens the spirits. It begins with an empowering physical sequence comprising "white crane" stretching and breathing exercises. A deep pressure ginger and cinnamon silat massage follows, with hot bamboo rods to roll and stretch the muscles, before the rhythmic chanting of a reaffirming Sanskrit mantra.
To relieve muscle aches and joint pains, Balinese villagers bundle homegrown herbs and spices into a warm cloth compress. Our "warm remedy" ritual combines compresses of home grown chamomile, lemongrass, ginger, cloves, star anise, nutmeg and cardamom (blended to local recipes) with a warm herbal oil massage. As tensions ease away, reflect on nature’s blissful healing potential in a warm herbal flower bath.
Lulur is a luxurious body scrub, originally a beauty secret of Javanese royalty brought across the Java Sea by the Balinese for their own rituals. A gentle, aromatic exfoliation and skin-nurturing yogurt result in gorgeously soft skin, followed by a hydrating floral bath, therapeutic herbal jamu and Balinese massage. Jimbaran Bay at its indulgent, indigenous best.
As effective as it is natural, this impressive ritual reduces fluid retention and cellulite – firming and smoothing skin, and visibly slimming the physique. A detoxifying scrub and lymphatic stimulation with geranium and eucalyptus invigorate the circulation, while a bougainvillea stem cell wrap eliminates toxins and boosts cell regeneration.
Balinese women have used stomach binding and weteng massage for centuries to tone the waistline, promote weight loss and aid post-pregnancy recovery. Meaning "beautiful stomach," this herbal paste massage, binding and hot stones combination flattens the abdomen and accelerates the breakdown of stubborn fats. For maximum results, leave binding in place as long as possible after the treatment.
Strong adrenal glands protect us from daily stresses and chronic fatigue. This strengthening therapy uses adaptogenic herbs in a targeted body scrub and abdominal wrap to support optimal adrenal function. Warm naturopathic packs direct the healing benefits of vetivert, pine, cedarwood and ashwagandha to the adrenals and kidneys, followed by a grounding Balinese massage.
Referring to "the capacity for love and compassion," this tender ritual uses rose oil and warm rose quartz to restore equilibrium and strengthen your connection, either with yourself or with a partner. Focusing on the heart chakra – centre of unconditional love, compassion and forgiveness, generosity and wellbeing – it moves through a scrub, bath, massage and heart chakra work to reconnect the body and mind to inner peace and stillness, leaving you feeling at one with yourself and those around you.
*Treatment can be experienced in one of our open-air bales at the edge of Jimbaran Bay.
Note: Prices and treatments are subject to change without notice. Prices are subject to 21% tax and service charge.