Balinese massage originates from Bali, Indonesia. Strongly influenced by Indian, Chinese and Indonesian cultures, the Balinese massage technique is a blend of softness and tone, with the aim of intense physical and mental relaxation.
Like many other Asian-influenced massages, Indonesian massage focuses on the many energy points of the body to stimulate the circulation of blood, oxygen and therefore energy. Balinese massage is part of the so-called Ayurvedic practices based on the concept of energy and the harmonization of the mind and body as a whole.
Energy and harmonization of the mind and body as a whole
Different methods of reflexology, acupressure and aromatherapy make up the Balinese massage.
Basically, the person receiving the massage will be asked to remove all or part of their clothing and lean on a massage table or mattress on the floor. The first part of the session will be carried out by means of a series of kneading, percussion and pressure along the meridians on the entire elongated body. The objective is to stimulate and open the main energy points to relax the body and mind.
The hands travel the meridians of the body with more or less long exploration movements. The higher the pressure applied, the more effective the massage will be in the process of regeneration and harmonization of the body and mind.
This therapy is often associated with aromatherapy to awaken the senses of the person receiving the massage. The use of scented massage oil in generous amounts is part of the proper functioning of Balinese massage because it helps relaxation and makes it easier to cope with strong pressures. Generally, the massage oil is scented with a few drops of essential oils for an intoxicating massage.