is one of the traditional Indonesian massages.
Originating from the island of Bali, this massage
is unique because it utilizes a combination of
techniques. It mixes massage,
into one session.
with any massage,
one of the main goals of the Balinese
is a relaxed state of mind. The Balinese
feel that in order to have true relaxation there
must be a good flow of blood and
throughout your system. It is believed that when the
blood and oxygen are flowing freely then the qi,
or energy, will flow freely too.
combines several different techniques it is
performed on a massage
table, just like any other massage.
sets the Balinese
apart, aside from the combination of techniques, is
the use of essential oils. When a Balinese
is performed, great attention is paid to the scents
used in the massage
oil. A variety of essential oils are used, common
scents such as jasmine, rose or sandalwood.
Along with more exotic scents like cempaka, sandat,
scents are used to represent relaxation, body
indulgement, and anti-stress. A general massage
will use massage
oil that is room temperature. To cure a specific
will use a warm oil with an infusion of lemon grass,
cloves or ginger.
relaxation is only one of the goals of the Balinese
is also designed to deeply relax tense muscle
tissue. This is done by combining standard massage
techniques like kneading, stroking, and skin
rolling with gentle stretching.
will work every muscle in your body. The massage
style employs a variety techniques to do just that,
including acupressure movements such as press point
and palm pressure, and standard massage
techniques like sliding, long exploration, short
exploration and kneading. This massage
is not a delicate one, you can definitely feel it
deep in your muscles.
is this balance of massage,
acupressure and reflexology that allows the Balinese
to bring a release to deeply tense and knotted
muscles. The massage
works especially well on achy joints and muscle
strains. In fact, sports injuries are often treated
with a Balinese
works the muscle tissue at such a deep level, it is
often compared to Ayurveda. Ayurveda, is an Indian
holistic medical system, that some consider to be
with eliminating muscle
has been reported to ease migraines ,
sleep disorders and breathing problems. The massage
also greatly reduces stress and anxiety. Overall,
promotes complete mind and body health.
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