HOTEL UYAH AMED – SPA
Open daily (except Wednesday) from 11:00 – 1
With probably the richest spa culture in the world Asian spas dominate global spa awards and with a very good reason. Asia is home to some of the word’s oldest civilizations and to the globe’s largest population. Asia has a rich collection of cultures and traditions and is teeming with life.
Indonesia, a tropical paradise comprising more than 17000 islands and populated by an estimated 240 million people, is home to incredibly beautiful holiday destinations. The national motto “unity in diversity” truly describes this exotic tropical archipelago where each region retains its own individuality and character.
The geographically and spiritually unique island of Bali is synonymous with spas in Asia. Blessed with volcanic mountains, mineral rich waters, tropical forests, sandy beaches and delicious sea salt, Bali is also the only Hindu island in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Islamic nation. Home to the majestic Mount Agung, spirituality in Bali is a lifestyle firmly grounded in the Balinese village where the people strictly adhere to tradition.
Dedication to religion and culture is visible in daily life, every shrine and each of the uncountable ceremonies conducted of this island of the Gods.The vast majority of spas in Indonesia are located in Bali, with its myriad of tempting treatments from scrubs and baths to massages, wraps and full body rituals guaranteed to nurture both body and soul. Despite the range of treatments, they all share the same fundamental belief in the importance of maintaining balance and equilibrium.
Treatments and Therapies
Before commercial shampoo was readily available, Indonesian women used gel from crushed hibiscus leaves and coconuts to keep their hair healthy and strong.
The heavier milk from coconut is ideal for conditioning, washing and massaging, while its lighter milk is used for rinsing and conditioning. In a “mandi kepala” (crème bath hair treatment) conditioner is applied liberally before massaging the hair section by section. Ingredients are chosen to suit individual hair condition – for instance, henna is used to nourish dry or treated hair, avocado for dry strands, and candlenut to achieve glossy locks. The shampoo treatment may sometimes include a stress relieving head and neck massage to stimulate the scalp and soothe sore shoulders. A mixture of aloe vera, vitamin E moisturizer, jasmine and chamomile essential oils is particularly suitable for dry hair. The crème bath should be applied to the hair and wrapped in a warm towel for 15 minutes before rinsing it off. The result is shiny, softer and stronger hair.
The lulur (Javanese word for coating the skin) is most often associated with the luxurious pre-wedding ritual of Indonesian women. The treatment traditionally lasts for over 40 days, during which the bride to be is kept in confinement.
A truly pampering ritual, the lulur is a treat for everyone. It generally comprises an aromatic massage, exfoliating body scrub and relaxing floral bath. The typical treatment varies slightly between spas, with some opting for added massage to moisturize, soften and hydrate the skin, while others choose en energizing shower before the floral bath.
Mandi Susu: Javanese princesses were known to use milk bath for a smooth skin. A mandi (bath) susu (milk) is one of the treatments for softer, smoother skin. It is believed that the lactic acid in milk naturally dissolves the “glue” that holds dead skin cells together. So in effect, a mandi susu removes dead skin to reveal the new skin below.
Floral Bath: A long soak amid fragrant blooms brings about a sense of tranquility at any time but especially after body massages, wraps and other treatments. A floral bath also includes the use of fragrant bath salts.
Massage is an integral part of the Indonesian approach to inner and outer health and beauty and is often complemented by herbal brews and other traditional healing therapies. Indonesian massage can be classified into two main types: urut (the Indonesian word for massage) and pijat (the Javanese word for massage).
Urut massage is based on the meridians and acupoints. Using indigenous oils as lubricants, the skilled therapist uses the fingers, palms, knuckles and sometimes the whole body (which can be quite painful but highly effective) to manipulate muscles and energy pathways thereby improving blood circulation and eliminating toxic build up. This intense massage technique is most frequently used to treat specific medical complaints like bone fractures and chronic backaches. As the pressure applied by the therapist is quite strong some find it uncomfortable, even painful, but the end results make it all worthwhile.
Pijat massage is far gentler and compromises simple repetitive squeezing and kneading movements of the fingers and palms to relax tense muscles and calm the body. Generally the fingers hold the area being worked on while the thumb produces a pressured squeeze. Pijat massage does not require the same depth knowledge as urut and is widely practiced in villages across the Indonesia.
Money massage, called Kerokan, involves a coin being dragged diagonally across the skin of the back, neck shoulders, stomach and sometimes the feet, leaving strong red lines as if the person had been attacked. When it is correctly administered Kerokan is painless and according to local custom this form of massage helps alleviate colds, colic and weak, aching bones by expelling bad wind from the body.
The Indonesian kitchen is a treasure trove of pampering and nourishing goodness for the face and body. From the local herbs and spices, to other kitchen items such as coffee, coconut, honey and avocado, local women don’t have to travel far for their beauty needs. Body scrubs work by removing the dead layers of skin, revealing the soft, supple skin beneath. There are scrubs for all skin types but certain ingredients are not suitable for those suffering from rashes, acne, sunburn or women during their pregnancy.
Bali Coffee Scrub: As its name suggests, this scrub is based on finely ground local coffee beans. This scrub is a real treat for all coffee- lovers, who will undoubtedly savor the rich aroma while their skin is both cleansed and refreshed.
Balinese Boreh Masque: This traditional village remedy was originally used by rice farmers in Bali. It is believed that the Boreh would warm the body and relieve aching muscles and joints especially during the rainy season. Hand crushed spices were applied to the farmers legs after a hard day’s work in the padi fields. Because it promotes warmth, the boreh masque is also used to relieve fevers and headaches, as well as prevent colds. It is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women, or for those with damaged skin.
Reflexology is a traditional Chinese treatment but is also commonly used in Indonesia. As the feet (and to a lesser extent the hands) are regarded as a microcosm of the body in traditional Chinese thinking, reflexology uses pressure applied to reflex points in the feed to relieve stress and tension and improve circulation. Six major energy meridians terminate in the feet: that of the spleen, kidneys, liver, stomach, gallbladder and bladder- as do some of the major nerves. Using thumb pressure to press and deeply massage each of the tiny reflex zones in the feed a skilled reflexologist can stimulate the associated organs and glands thereby, activating the body’s natural healing mechanisms and correcting imbalances. The big toe for instance is connected to the head, and simply stimulating it through massage can help ease headaches. Reflexology is suitable for all ages and has been proven to help circulation, ease pain, relax the body, and treat a wide range of acute and chronic illnesses ranging from post-natal depression to skin conditions.
Hotel Uyah Amed – Spa services:
Our classic hand treatment includes exfoliation, cuticle care, nail shaping and a relaxing hand massage, complete with your choice of nail color
Enjoy an aromatic footbath, relax while we remove rough skin, groom cuticles, shape the nails and massage your feet; select a nail polish color to be applied.
Classic Manicure & Pedicure
Crème Bath “Mandi Kepala”
The crème bath is applied to the hair, includes a stress relieving head and neck massage to stimulate the scalp and soothe sore shoulders and is then wrapped in a warm towel for 15 minutes before rinsing it off. The result is shiny, softer and stronger hair.
Let us firm, tone and relax those muscles ensuring radiant skin combined with a classic Balinese massage of the face, neck and shoulders
60 minutes IDR 77.000,-
Money Massage “Kerokan”
A coin will be dragged across the skin of the back, neck shoulders to help alleviate colds, colic and weak, aching bones by expelling bad wind from the body. (Please note that it will leave strong red lines on your skin!
30 minutes IDR 50.000,-
Traditional Full Body “Pijat” Massage:
Calm your mind, body and spirit with our Bali traditional style massage
30 minutes IDR 50.000
60 minutes IDR 80.000,-
90 minutes IDR 110.000,-
Head, Neck and Shoulder Massage:
30 minutes IDR 50.000,-
Hand to Elbow Massage:
30 minutes IDR 50.000,-
Let our skilled reflexologist use his thumb pressure to press and deeply massage each of the tiny reflex zones in your feed to stimulate the associated organs and glands thereby activating the body’s natural healing mechanisms and correcting imbalances.
60 minutes IDR 80.000,-
90 minutes IDR 110.000,-
Treat yourself to an exfoliating scrub removing dead skin cells leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth. Select our range of essences including the famous Bali Coffee Scrub
Mandi Susu (milk bath) is one of the treatments for softer, smoother skin.
A long soak amid fragrant blooms brings about a sense of tranquility at any time but especially after body massages, wraps and other treatments. A floral bath also includes the use of fragrant bath salts.
Our traditional lulur is a truly pampering ritual; the lulur is a treat for everyone. It comprises an aromatic massage, exfoliating body scrub and relaxing floral bath.
About 3 hours IDR 330.000,-