Sometimes you need to give yourself a special treatment to pause from your hectic life and daily routiny at work.
This Sunday morning I went to Karma Kandara Spa, magnificently situated on the cliff overlooking indian ocean (and Nammos Beach Club!) in Ungasan Uluwatu,Bali to have a one hour Karma Rubdown at their spa that is just open on Nov 1st’08.
Altough I came there with Bart as a trial guest on a complimentary basis, and the spa was just preparing their place to receive guests, we were greeted in a warm welcome by the spa receptionist & male therapist there, and they really made us feel like…a paying guest!…:))
We enjoyed the surroundings : the waterfall by the pool, the bridge, the gym room (also on the cliff!), nice lobby with all these luxes Spa magazines, yummy coconut sweet cake & fresh iced water as a welcome snacks..mmhhh..I’m ready for the rubdown, really need it!
Tari, my therapist was ready for me, and here we are, in this ‘healing hut’, I could see the beach down under from the window.
Tari’s first rubdown was a bit shock for my tiny body because she really gave a deep muscle rubdown on my buttocks – something I wasn’t ready for.
As a massage lover (en fait, c’est obligatoire!), I tried many on call masseuses, spas, massage house, they all have approximately the same choreography,and using a medium pressure,shiatsu technique that often hurted my arm, sometimes I feel they were just rubbing, and touching, rather than really releasing my mucsle pain.
But at Karma Spa, this is my first experience to feel a real massage. Before, I thought the word ‘spa’ has more things to do with flower bath, a room with aromatherapy scent and burning candle, body scrub, etc..
Their acupressure technique was just right, the pressure was exactly my body needed, the smell of their coconut oil made me….hungry :p
It would’ve been nicer with a soft balinese bamboo gamelan background, and an aromatherapy oil scent, but the most important thing my body needs to experience is the perfect Rubdown & right pressure. I got it all here.
Some would say this is more like a spiritual encounter rather than just having a nice massage, for me it’s simply a way to pamper yourself after one year of hard work at the office, this is my ‘annual bonus’ to reward myself, at a perfect stunning place like Karma Spa – totally recommended for spa lover !
Clinton, Michelle, Benny, thank you so much!