Among its many attributes, Bali is renowned for traditional healing and incredible spa remedies, from soothing massages and energy rebalancing to invigorating body scrubs and nourishing hair treatments. Its spa credentials are now set to soar even further, as the island finally reopens and unveils its best-kept secret: The Healing Village Spa in tranquil Jimbaran Bay.
“We feel blessed to have such strong cultural and community connections, and to be able to share Bali’s healing wisdom as an antidote to the challenges and pressures of modern life,” said Luisa Anderson, Regional Spa Director, Four Seasons Resorts Bali. “It is a privilege for our expert therapists who bring their loving presence to each treatment, and we are excited to share our new spa and enhanced wellness program with guests from all over the world.”
With reconnecting with self or others high on most travelers’ lists, find Luisa's recommendation on specific treatments that cleanse negative energy, open the heart to forgiveness and compassion, and create opportunities for quality time together, here.
The Healing Village Spa fuses ancient wisdom with modern science. Revolutionary treatments combine light and sound, thermal and colour therapy, plants and gemstones to complement the traditional healing for which Bali is so renowned.
The two-storey building – seemingly suspended over water and 70 per cent bigger than before at 2,000 square metres (21,500 square feet) – has 10 all-suite spa rooms including the Illume Room for a fully immersive experience. It features heated quartz-sand bed for inversion therapy and undulating massage, coloured light therapy, gemstones and crystal singing bowls, and surround sound original music. The Spa’s soundtrack was created by former rocker-turned-wellness music producer Gus Till who stayed up all night to record the sounds of the waves and wildlife at the Resort.
Another Bali first, the Longevity Garden is a private DIY treatment space in a lush "secret" garden. Couples can take their time to enjoy self-directed healing and nourish each other with local organic products including Indonesian volcanic mud wraps and coconut soap. To maximize mineral absorption, there’s a private steam room and double sun loungers equipped with infra-red gemstone therapy mats. A cleanse under the powerful two-metre-high (6.5 feet) waterfall shower is followed by ice bath immersion – recommended for three minutes at sub-10 degrees Celsius to release endorphins, tighten pores, speed up muscular recovery, and invigorate from head to toe.
On The Healing Village Spa’s upper level, beautiful ocean views and state-of-the-art equipment inspire a work-out at the Fitness Centre with the Resort’s personal trainers. Fully-certified yoga masters offer sessions at the studio or the ocean’s edge, including AntiGravity, Yin and Restorative Hot Stone Yoga, as well as Balinese Sekala Yoga, which ends with a blessing and energy cleansing by the Resort’s Balinese-Hindu priest.
The rejuvenation of The Healing Village Spa complements the renowned wellness program at Sacred River Spa at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan in the foothills of Ubud. Reaffirming their reputation as the island’s leading wellness destination, the two Resorts offer combination stays for guests to take a wellness journey from the ocean to the rice fields, to discover Bali – and themselves – on a deeper level.