Imagine having a relaxing flower bath, inhaling the scents of frangipani and jasmine essential oils, right after a pampering massage performed by expert hands – that’s what’s on offer at these 10 best spas and massage parlours in Ubud.
Balinese massages are famous all over the world. Getting to a spa should be one of the first things you do when hopping off the plane and reaching your accommodation in Ubud. Here are the best places to pamper yourself under the balmy Bali breeze.
With two locations in Ubud, one in central Jalan Gootama and one in Jalan Sanggingan, Skin Organic is a little oasis of peace and relaxation. The expert staff will pamper you to the next level with a rich selection of organic products and treatments. Also, they are one of the best wax salons on the island. Do try their packages: a mix of blissful treatments, for a reduced price and high quality.
Karsa Spa is a unique heaven, perched in between the Balinese rice fields in the village of Bangkiang Sidem, 30 minutes walk from Ubud central or 10 minutes drive. They only use Ayurvedic and organic essential oils and the plants used for specific treatments are all locally sourced. Also, Karsa Spa is a sustainable spa: they recycle with Eco Bali, they use Bio Soap nut liquid and they are involved in encouraging waste management in the village where they are located.
Kush in Sanskrit means happiness. And that’s what people find at Kush Spa, hidden in the blissful oasis that is the Yoga Barn. Here, treatments focus on holistic health, balance and nurturance to reinvigorate both the body and soul. It’s one of the best Ayurvedic centers on the island.
They call themselves “Bali Heavenly Relaxation Centre.” And that’s exactly what Jaens Spa is. Come here to experience the timeless tradition of Balinese massage and other holistic treatment. Here, ancient practices meet modern day spa ritual. A perfect cocktail for a healthy, rejuvenated and relaxed body. And soul.
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Perched in between the little village of Penestanan Kelod, Cantika Zest in an absolute hidden gem. Ketut Jasi is the creator of the Spa, expert in plants, massages and healing since 1997. He opened Cantika with the passion for sharing plant wisdom to make people feel more connected to nature, the Earth, and to themselves.
Putri Spa is a proper “house of relaxation.” They have everything: from traditional Balinese massage to reflexology, face and hand massage. Ideal for circulation, muscle relaxation and to release body tensions. The service is high quality and the therapists are highly skilled and trained. Tip: do try the full body chocolate massage.
Starchild is one of the spas with the best quality/price ratio in Ubud. It has two locations, one in central Ubud and one in Penestanan. If you have time, why not treat yourself with a mani-pedi and a flower bath? Imagine the scent of frangipani and that blissful feeling on your skin.
The name says it all: here, you’ll be looked after with golden hands. More than a pleasurable and relaxing massage, Golden Hands’ massages are therapeutic and meant to provide remedies and cure blockages and tension.
With highly trained therapists and reasonable prices, Bali Healing Spa is the perfect pampering spot. The creator of the spa is Made Suweti, an expert masseur with extensive training and certification in many types of massage, including Balinese, Swedish, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Lomi Lomi, Ayurvedic, and Thai.
Taksu is not just a simple spa. It’s a haven where they also practice holistic treatments, including Traditional Chinese Medicine, CranioSacral, Reiki, Energetic Facelifts, and many more. Very much worth a visit.