I’m in Bali.
And in true blue beauty junkie fashion, I will be reviewing a spa almost every other day for the week that I’m here.
First up, the popular Bodyworks.
Here’s how it looks like on the inside.
A cosy courtyard greets you as you make your way to the treatment rooms.
Inside the dank and cool treatment room. This is one for couples.
Some accessories and beauty essentials for sale (but they’re rather overpriced).
So hubs and I tried out the Exfoliation Massage (Mandi Lulur); 450,000 rupiah each for 120 mins.
After tax, the bill worked out to be 1,012,500 rupiah.
The treatment is made up of a knot-ridding traditional massage, lulur scrub to exfoliate, a soap down and a yogurt body mask.
I’ve been to Bodyworks before and always thought it is a bit of a hit and miss.
The last time, I had a great masseuse but my friend didn’t feel as satisfied with her treatment.
This time round, it was the same situation.
My therapist hit the spots on my sore feet, calves, back, shoulder and arms with the right amount of firmness (although I had to tell her to go easy on some spots and harder on others).
I could also feel her opening up my meridien points and getting rid of the water retention through my lymph nodes. I needed to go to the toilet so badly after the treament as I could feel the tension building up in my bladder as she drained the excess water from my legs, back, hips and arms. Plus points for that.
But hubs felt that his therapist was too gentle and after awhile, he got tired of reminding her to add more pressure in her moves.
Anyhow, I don’t think the scrub, soap down and yogurt mask were worth it; they weren’t anything I couldn’t do at home.
I would opt for the massage alone next time.
That said, afterwards, my arms and legs seemed firmer and the cellulite was less obvious.
My skin felt smoother and moisturised too.
Bodyworks is located at Jalan Kayu Jati No.2 Petinget in Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia.
0361 733 317/ 735 058
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