Welcome to The Bali Spa Guide. We list every spa and
massage salon throughout the entire island of Bali.
Everything from the small local salon offering a basic massage up to the extensive treatment programs at the new super luxurious spa resorts that are opening throughout Bali on a regular basis.
Body Massage has been a part of the Balinese culture for many centuries. Most Balinese men go for what they call a Bali Massage [kerok], on a regular basis. For a Westerner it would be rather a horrific experience as coins and small wooden balls are used to scrape and rub up, down and across the person's back. Often upon completion the entire skin surface is one enormous bruise from the bleeding that has been caused under the skin by this strange form of massage. The Balinese love it!
A modified technique has been developed over the years that still provides a deep and penetrating massage but is done using the heel of the hands, combined with fingers and elbows. This is what today is normally referred to as a Tradional Balinese Massage in the Spas of Bali,
Double rooms are often provided for couples who wish to share the experience and the Four Hand Massage is very popular in Bali [two therapists, male or female, perform a full body massage in perfect synchronisation].
Extra Services are sometimes available in the smaller spas and Kerobokan boasts Bali's first Gay Friendly spa [M Spa], although others also now exist, mainly in the Kerobokan, JImbaran and Ubud areas.