Purposely designed to reflect aspects of Bali’s natural beauty, Amandari Spa presents as a luxurious sanctuary of quiet serenity.
A feature of the Amandari Resort in Ubud, this spa offers a full range of wellness and beauty treatments that can be performed in the privacy of guests’ suites, in a bale overlooking the Ayung valley or in an open-air pavilion surrounded by alang-alang plants.
It was a lovely day when I arrived at Amandari and a friendly member of hotel’s staff accompanied me along a winding path to the open-air pavilion.
I chose the Amandari Massage, one of the recommended treatments here and this began with a honey and ginger foot scrub. A Swedish massage combination of acupressure and stretching came next. With this my therapist applied her skilled hands with the magic of that inimitable Balinese technique. Lying in the contentment of this open-air pavilion, the only sound to be heard was the soothing calm of gurgling water flowing into a pond. For this particular treatment, surrender oil comprising of the organic Balinese ingredients of ginger, lavender and lemongrass is utilized. The ginger produces a warming effect to help relieve tension and lemongrass acts as a detoxifier.
After the treatment, I was prepared ready to receive a Balinese ‘otonan’ ceremony. This in fact is a traditional birthday celebration to say thank to God for giving health and gift of longevity. It was a doubly sweet gesture as it was not yet my birthday.
My treatment had the healing effects of allowing my tensions to fade providing peace of mind and a rejuvenated spirit.
Kedewatan, Ubud, Bali
Tel. +62 361 975 333