For my first visit to Ubud and its surroundings,
I stopped by the luxurious Villas Spa of Four Seasons Bali at Sayan to discover the famous Muladhara treatment, especially recommended for travelers and those who have back problems.
The resort is huge. At the entrance, I cross a bridge leading to a large pool with water lilies overlooking a jungle crossed by a river (picture 6). The view is stunning!
Very quickly a kart drops me to the spa (picture 1). Down the stairs, I saw the wooden villa with a traditional roof in the middle of a pond covered with water lilies and lined by lush nature, where my treatment will take place (picture below)!
A beautiful villa for my spa!
After a ginger-lemon tea, I take a shower to get ready to the treatment. The sliding doors of the villa open onto a lush natural environment. It is xtremely relaxing!
Before starting the 2 hour Muladhara treatment, my therapist, Widiani shows me the different products and accessories that will be used (pictures below).
Pink Himalayan salt scrub for energizing and detoxifying foot, benzoin resin (Far Eastern tree) and incense burning.
The “Muladhara / Earth” Oil massage composed of argan, vetiver, ginger and jatamansi oils. Poultices. Quartz crystals (with a heart shape, photo 4). The singing bowl and Pengasapan utensil.
Tibetan techniques for a treatment designed in London
Once my feet washed, I sit with my bathrobe on this strange stool which escapes smoke benzoin resin and incense to cleanse and purify the Muladhara chakr : the “chakra of the essence of being located at the base of the spine (picture below).
This chakra governs instincts, mental balance and sensuality. Balance the Muladhara, calm the mind and body.” While the therapist vigorously massages my neck and shoulders, I look at the garden.
The following is more “conventional” with the kunye massage, a Tibetan massage style with pats, pressures more or less strong and a technique of kneading the body.
Taps are made along the meridians “once to get the negative vibes out and a second time to restore confidence and tranquility.”
Then Widiani puts on my body hot small quartz crystal stones. She also applies and a warm poultice of Himalayan salt. And I felt asleep to the sound of singing bowl (vibrations) that stimulates the Muladhara chakra.
When I wake up, the massage is finished.
I feel deeply rested, and filled with an Olympian calm. The whole body is relaxed, completely relaxed! I feel refocused, as after a heavy session of Tai Chi. Susksma Widiani!
Through beautiful gardens, I slowly head to the lounge of the Four Seasons Bali at Sayan. Enjoying the amber light of late afternoon, I sit on one of the armchair facing the lush jungle. Thinking of nothing (photo below).
YES, you have to try this amazing treatment! I recommend the Muladhara treatment for the thoroughness and professionalism of the therapist who treats each part of the body in depth and for the combination of complementary techniques and of course for the unique setting! One of my best treatments!
Photos : Mademoiselle Le K – copyright 2014, tous droits réservés.
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I was a guest of the Four Seasons Resort at Sayan, Ubud. As always these are my opinions! Many thanks to the Four Seasons Resort at Sayan, Ubud, the spa team and Qatar Airways.