Having a massage is a wonderful way to show yourself some love and some self-care. Not only does a massage reduces aches and pains and improves blood circulation, but it would also allow you to shut out the world for a moment, slow down and spend some time with yourself. Studies have shown that a massage will drastically improve wellbeing and health and psychologically, help you feel cared for, comforted and connected.

Those suffering from anxiety, insomnia, headaches, stress, soft tissue strains or injuries and high blood pressure will greatly benefit from a few sessions of massage therapies. Those who are sitting for long periods of time – usually those working a desk job – will find that massages will help with posture and lower back pain.

Here in Bali, the Balinese massage is an ancient healing tradition using techniques and natural ingredients that have been handed down from generation to generation. It is a day-to-day staple for the Balinese people – why, even Balinese newborns are massaged daily! It is believed that the very first ancient massage techniques were brought to the island by Hindu and Buddhist monks in the 600-800AD. The Balinese massage is in fact, a combination of Ayurvedic, Indian and Indonesian techniques.

The technique, which involves the use of long strokes, complete with acupressure points, skin rolling and stroking, will renew and strengthen the body. It is a full-body, deep-tissue, holistic treatment with countless benefits to the mind, body and soul as it stimulates blood flow, oxygen and your body’s energy flow for wellbeing, calm and relaxation. With the help of aromatic essential oils, the Balinese Massage is the perfect treatment to help you regain harmony between your body and your mind.

It is of course, always best to pair such healing treatments such as the Balinese massage with other healthy activities and practices such as meditation, yoga, contemplation, exercise and healthy eating to maximize positive results and outcome. To experience the full benefits of the Balinese massage amidst positive and tranquil settings, you can always opt to participate in Pranasanti’s Exclusive Retreats and Day Tours. To find out more, please visit our website at www.pranasanti.com or email luh@pranasanti.com.