Balinese massage, originating from the island of Bali in Indonesia, is a traditional form of massage that combines pressure, stretching and acupressure techniques to create a deeply relaxing and balancing experience for the body and mind. Also known as ‘soul massage’, Balinese massage combines fluid movements, kneading, finger and palm pressure and therapeutic stretching to release muscle tension, stimulate blood and lymph circulation and promote an overall state of calm and well-being. This deep, holistic form of massage has therapeutic and relaxing benefits and is a great way to relieve stress and revitalise the body and mind.
Balinese massage – techniques used
Balinese massage involves a variety of techniques that combine to create a therapeutic and relaxing experience:
- Kneading: This technique involves using fingers, palms or forearms to knead and press the muscles in a deep and controlled way. Helps release tension and relax the muscles.
- Finger pressure: The therapist uses fingers or fingers together to apply pressure to specific points on the body. These pressure points are associated with energy channels and areas of decongestion to release blockages and restore energy balance.
- Acupressure: This technique is based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine and involves applying pressure to specific acupuncture points to unblock the flow of energy in the body and stimulate healing processes.
- Long, flowing strokes: Balinese massage uses long, flowing strokes that cover the entire body, helping to deeply relax and stimulate blood and lymph circulation. These movements help to release tension and promote calm and well-being.
- Stretching: Balinese massage also includes stretching techniques that help increase flexibility and relax muscles. The therapist uses passive, controlled stretching movements to open joints and release built-up tension in the tissues.
- Light strokes: Sometimes Balinese massage also involves light, rhythmic strokes used to stimulate blood circulation and awaken the body to life. These light strokes are performed with the palms, fingers or fists slightly closed.
Balinese massage – benefits
Balinese massage offers numerous health benefits, the most important being:
- Deep relaxation: Balinese massage is known for its ability to induce a deep state of relaxation. The kneading, pressure and stretching techniques help release muscle tension, reduce stress and anxiety and promote a general sense of calm and tranquillity.
- Release of muscle tension and pain: The specific techniques used in Balinese massage help to release muscle tension, relax tense muscles and relieve muscle and joint pain. This can improve flexibility, mobility and overall body comfort.
- Stimulating blood and lymph circulation: Through long, fluid movements, Balinese massage helps stimulate blood and lymph circulation. This can improve the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues, as well as remove toxins and waste products from the body.
- Energy balancing: Balinese massage also focuses on restoring energy balance in the body. By stimulating pressure and acupuncture points, the flow of vital energy can be improved and the balance between body, mind and spirit can be restored.
- Reducerea stresului și a anxietății: Masajul balinez are un efect calmant asupra sistemului nervos, reducând stresul și anxietatea. Aceasta poate ajuta la inducerea unei stări de relaxare profundă, la îmbunătățirea somnului și la creșterea stării generale de bine.
- Improving mental and emotional health: By releasing tension and promoting energy flow, Balinese massage can help improve mental and emotional health. It can reduce symptoms of depression, improve mental clarity and support emotional balance.
Balinese massage – recommendations
To do Balinese massage it is important to work with a specialist therapist, such as those in our massage parlour. This way, you will be able to enjoy the right treatment in an environment specifically designed for your well-being and relaxation, using the recommended techniques. We only work with trained professionals who are continually improving their skills to provide the right treatment for each person who crosses our threshold.