Story by The Yak Magazine
Perched staggeringly high atop the Ayung River Gorge, surrounded by Indiana Jones-style rainforest, Alila Ubud offers an all-nature affair. Rustic Spa Alila reflects the setting, especially the open-air, double bale with sensuous outdoor shower and stone bath within a private forest garden. Similar to other Alila spas, Spa Alila uses sense-sational, 100 per cent natural Alila Living products and focus on nurturing and blissfully relaxing treatments and head-to-toe pampering, inspired by ancient Asian healing techniques and therapies.
Massages are a strong signature, combining Asian and European massage techniques with long-serving therapists trained in physiology – armed with vice-like hands that work miracles; signature Therapeutic, incorporates Balinese, Swedish and Thai massage techniques in varying depths and intensity. From Journeys by Alila, Beauty and Balance Ritual, is a delicious combo of locally-sourced ingredients: the scrub features gently exfoliating coffee beans that draw out impurities as the coconut deeply conditions; the therapist works hard on knotted muscles in a 60-minute massage and a cocoa bean and coffee body mask tempts like chocolate cake – all contributing to total relaxation and glowing skin with improved tone.
You can also create your own Indulgent Spa Package. During sacred full moon nights, Moonlight Remedies, draws on the moon’s strongest powers, with traditional Hindu prayers, four destination-inspired massage therapies and Reiki within an open-sided canopy in Alila’s uppermost gardens. Waft away with a profound sense of well-being and spiritual growth.