Exotic beaches, warm culture and amazing spas are a few things that Bali is known for worldwide. If you find yourself in need of a great relaxation therapy without busting a hole in your pocket, you are in luck.
Bali boasts a handful of amazingly affordable spas that promise to uplift your mood, lighten your stress, and make you feel majestic.
Pamper your body with the soothingly healing touch of expert massage therapists, along with ambient background music coupled with state-of-the-art spa treatments.
With 6 of the finest spas we’ve found offering top notch services under $40 – don’t forget to bring your loved ones along to enjoy a moment of peace and utmost bliss.
1. Like Droplets Rolling Off Your Back, Jari Menari
By far, one of the best options for therapeutic massages on the island consisting of an all-male (yes, another one!) masseuse team, Jari Menari provides customised top quality treatments at truly affordable rates.
Famous for its four hand massage treatment, Jari Menari is located in the hub of Seminyak and is designed in accordance to the exquisite Japanese culture of flowing waters and soft melodious music.
The Four Hand Massage Harmony is a majestic and delightfully choreographed massage where two practitioners deliver a synchronized session that aims to alleviate all your stresses.
The best part? Experiencing the magic of twenty fingers working together on your body. If you’ve never tried it before, this massage honestly feels like droplets of water rolling off your back and shoulders – removing tension and aches in your muscles with every ‘droplet’.
Another interesting piece of information: Guests may enroll for a one day workshop where they can learn the art of ‘Dancing Fingers’, and bring this useful massage technique home!
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2. A Not-So-Simple Traditional Indonesian Massage, Bodyworks
An all time favorite, Bodyworks is a 15 year old establishment that guarantees excellent customer service. Apart from providing great value for your money, we also love the calm aqua blue décor that makes for a splendid place to slow down and take a well-deserved break.
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Bodyworks offers Thai and Shiatsu massages, along with hair services and other body treatments including pedicures and manicures. If you want to experience the power of traditional Indonesian healing techniques, Bodyworks is the place to go.
Their all time famous Thai and Shiatsu massages involve a vigorous and energising finger pressure penetration of key points, aimed at dispersing excess energy.
This helps to stimulating the immune system and to top it all off, customers will also be reinvigorated with a gorgeous warm soak in a flower-filled bath. And if there’s anything we know, a one-time visit is sure to keep you hooked for more.
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3. Chill Out with The Classic Chill, Chill Reflexology
With many rave reviews, Chill Reflexology is a spa that specializes in acupressure and foot reflexology. Step into the zen surroundings and you will find that this affordable spa offers great massages delivered by a team of shiatsu-trained body workers.
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A particularly unique feature to note, is that each guest is provided with an eye mask as well as their personal iPod – allowing them to completely zone out and fully enjoy the amazing treatment.
If you’re unsure which treatment to go for, we suggest checking out The Classic chill treatment. Beginning at the feet and ankles, and finishing on the neck and shoulders, get ready to be completely revitalized.
4. How about a Head Massage? – Prana Spa
This rather unique and magnificent Indian/Middle Eastern inspired spa, oozes simply exotic vibes creating the perfect settings for an out-of-the-world experience.
Prana Spa is a part of The Villas Seminyak complex and provides guests with a menu full of treatments to choose from. In addition to their decadent bath rituals, you have to check out Shirodara (“literally meaning head flow”).
This signature treatment includes a deeply relaxing and healing Ayurvedic head massage accompanied by the slow pouring of medicinal oils that provides meditative stimulant.
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Whether you believe in chakras or not (read: “a slow pouring of medicinal oils cascade over your sixth chakra, stimulating your third eye and window to the soul”) – this interesting massage is recommended for those prone to headaches and insomnia.
5. Feel Younger, Both Inside and Out, Glo Day Spa
Glo Day Spa’s great customer service and reasonably priced spa treatments have long attracted an extensive clientele of travelers and locals alike.
With its wide range of staple services and body treatments of all kinds, it’s hard to pick a particular massage to recommend – we suggest you start with the Glo Signature Massage first.
Using Safflower, Geranium and Orange essential oils for restoring skin moisture and elasticity while releasing tension and fatigue, you’ll definitely feel younger both inside and out.
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Expecting mommies, if you’re looking for another babymoon option, Glo Day Spa also provides a great treatment for expecting mothers.
Mommy and unborn baby can enjoy a safe, effective and nurturing tailored massage as the masseuse work their magic with Glo Day Spa’s special nurture massage oil, a balancing facial and an oversized pregnancy pillow!
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6. A Fully Organic Spa? Cantika Spa
Truly one-of-a-kind, Cantika Spa is situated right in the heart of Bali, in mystical Ubud. The pathway towards this destination can be achieved by foot through the rice paddies – and it will be well worth both the journey and the visit.
Cantika Spa – A spa oasis in the midst of rice fields
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The founder, Ketut Jasi, creates her beauty recipes from scratch using only organic products (much like popular beauty brand LUSH) which have earned her a five star client rating. Think shampoos, conditioners, face masks, soap, massage oils, face cream and so much more.
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If you’re into healthy living or even the raw/organic lifestyle and are constantly on the hunt for natural products, Cantika Spa is a must visit.
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Apart from her organic products, Ketut Jasi also introduced a unique massage style taught to all her spa therapists for a memorable and whimsical journey to the world of calm.
Lastly, a 60 minute workshop is also available for those who wish to learn how to make your own products with herbs from the garden, and Cantika massage techniques.