Arkipela Spa & Wellness uses age-old traditional methods and recipes handed down from generation to generation to create experiences that leave guests feeling refreshed, revitalised and re-energised. Blending the ancient wisdom of Indonesian healing techniques with traditional herbal ingredients, the spa reflects the true spirit of the archipelago. It offers nine treatment rooms, a sauna and a selection of shiatsu massage rooms.
During my visit, I was introduced to the Arkipela Signature Massage. The 90-minute body massage begins with a foot cleanse followed by a tailored-massage technique specifically designed for this treatment using so’oso Madura body oil. The massage itself combines Balinese, lomi lomi, Swedish and yoga-inspired techniques. What makes this particular technique so different is that the therapist applies the massage continuously to the whole of the body, not just to parts of it, using long flowing strokes with medium yet firm movements and incorporating some stretching, a reflection of the influence of yoga. The skill of the therapist comforting and nurturing my body was an immensely healing experience releasing muscle tension and leaving me tingling with the stimulation of my circulation.
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali
Jalan Wanagiri no. 1 – Jimbaran, Bali
Tel. +62 361 472 5777