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Massage Classes

We give one-to-one Massage Classes at Tamarind Spa and a Certificate of Attendance.

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Green tea scrub.

Your teacher

Your teacher has been teaching massage classes since 2008 and has been teaching at Tamarind Spa at Murni’s Houses since it opened in 2011.

Who are these courses for?

These massage classes are suitable and can be adapted for people who:

  • are absolute beginners
  • have done some massage and want to learn more
  • are considering professional training and would like a short ‘taster’ before committing
  • are already therapists and would like to expand their skills and learn Balinese massage techniques

Aim

The course aims to enable students to gain skills, confidence and knowledge of all the elements required for the preparation and provision of a full body massage, including the classical massage movements, foot reflexology and facials.

Teaching Method

We are committed to excellence and teach classic Balinese Massage in such a way that you learn to work intuitively with a ‘listening touch’. By the end of the course, your massage will perfectly suit your client’s needs.

What we teach

We will teach you the most effective, comfortable massage stance and posture, as well as the basic anatomy, which underpins the course work, so that you understand the benefits of massage and recognise when not to massage. We will also cover draping the client and preparing the room and table, and hygiene.

What You will Achieve

Using your practical and theoretical skills, you will be able to take a client consultation and give a full body massage, foot reflexology or facial. You will be able to practise on the teacher herself or a member of the Tamarind Spa team under her supervision. This will be a great help to build your confidence and professionalism. We will also give you a massage or facial so that you know how it should feel.

Course Flexibility

You can take videos as you go and spread the massage classes over a number of days or do it in one day to suit yourself. And you can extend the time on any aspect of the course. Just let us know and we can adjust the price (subject to our availability).

Included in the Price

Use of the Tamarind Spa rooms, sarongs, footwear, products, and government tax. If you wish, you can bring your own products for the Traditional or Modern Facials. We provide refreshments and models if you require them or you can bring your own model.

Transport and Accommodation

We can arrange transport and accommodation on site at Murni’s Houses, subject to availability.

Tamarind Spa Massage Course

A. Introduction

Before you start on a client, you need to know the following:

  • Client consultation
  • Basic anatomy
  • Preparing the room and table
  • Hygiene
  • Posture
  • Draping the client

(60 minutes)

B. Learning

  • Balinese Massage (120 minutes)

C. Review and Practise

In this section we go over what you have learnt to make sure that you’ve got it and then you give your teacher a massage.

  • Balinese Massage (120 minutes)

D. Learn by Feeling

Now, the teacher gives you a massage to reinforce what you have learnt, so that you can experience it for yourself.

  • Balinese Massage (60 minutes)

To book the massage classes, just email murni (at) murnis.com.

RESIDENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND SPA PACKAGES


Murni has created a very special package at Murni’s Houses.

  • Stay at Murni’s Houses with its lovely garden full of sculptures and tribal art objects, which the New York Times said is one of the best small hotels in the world and that was even before Murni improved it!
  • Join David and Nyoman and explore the best photographic areas of Ubud and the surrounding mountains away from the tourist trail. You will be shooting in stunning locations and guided with practical photographic tips to enhance your photography skills. They cater for all levels, from beginner to advanced.
  • Relax at the popular Tamarind Spa at Murni’s Houses which many say is the best spa in Bali and a spa enthusiast even said was the best spa in the world (and she should know).
  • Dine at the historic Murni’s Warung which was first real international restaurant in Ubud, now celebrating 4i years, in its stunning, riverside gorge, a real photogenic location, and try Bali’s most famous local dishes!

What you get on the Photography Tours

Hands-on photo tips whilst photographing including use of filters, shooting on manual, landscape photography, capturing light, understanding depth of field, aperture, composition, the use of light meters and engaging with your subject.

You will be taken to different locations capturing the best light to optimize your shots – remote locations, which have been sourced after years of research.

 David is very passionate about photography and leads tours throughout Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka and the USA.

He is a skilled and patient teacher.

Nyoman is a local Balinese photographer born and raised in Ubud.
Nyoman’s special connection with the local villages means you will be exploring places and witnessing ceremonies that very few tourists get to.

What to bring?

Any type of camera from point and shoot to DSLR. i-Phone and i-Pad are fine.

Group Size

We aim to limit the groups to a maximum of 6 people to ensure individual attention.

Taksu Photo Gallery

You will visit Taksu Gallery, David’s new photography gallery in Ubud to review your photos and where you can have quality prints made on the spot. Take home spectacular images of Bali.

David is a professional photographer with an in depth knowledge of Nikon equipment. Nyoman has extensive knowledge of Canon functionality. David’s photography is widely published in airline magazines, newspapers and several leading lifestyle magazines.

You will gain a deeper understanding of your camera and how to maximize it for the best results.

David’s Gallery is something very different from normal photo galleries. He is very passionate about the beautiful Island of Borneo and has many programs and projects to support the Dayak people and preserve their forests.

When you order your print or any prints in Taksu Photo Gallery 100% of the profits go to support these projects including an education program in poor villages, a Dayak dance academy and a film he is making. David will explain more about this when you visit the Gallery.

Published Authors

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Both David and Murni, the owner of Murni’s Houses, Murni’s Warung and Tamarind Spa, are published authors.

Murni has written numerous articles on Balinese art and culture and the book Secrets of Bali, Fresh Light on the Morning of the World by Jonathan Copeland and Ni Wayan Murni, published by Orchid Press in 2010, is in its second print run. There are details on its own web site www.secretsofbali.com and Murni’s web site here.

David is the main photographer for three books, the latest being Bali Essence with Clare McAlaney and Nyoman Pujawan, published by Creatavision Publishing in 2015, which contains beautiful, evocative photographs of Bali.

Signed copies

We will be happy to give you signed copies of both these books:

  • Secrets of Bali, Fresh Light on the Morning of the World:        Rp 325,000
  • Bali Essence:                       Rp 250,000

Please let us know when you reserve your place.

Bring extras if you have them

Bring your tripod and lenses if you have them.
Nikon and Canon lenses and some filters are available for use.
Bring your laptop, external hard drives, batteries, battery charger, flash cards and card reader.

Two Packages

There are 2 packages:

  • the full package – 3 nights and 2 days, and
  • a mini-package for those who don’t have much time of 2 nights and 1 day.

FULL PACKAGE

3 nights, 2 days

Day 1

  • Choose 2 of the following photography tour options:

A. Sunrises over Mount Agung and the rice fields

B. Rural traditional Balinese life and attending Balinese ceremonies

C. Ancient temples and market

D. Rivers, waterfalls and dramatic landscapes

  • Pick up at the airport in an air-conditioned car with an English-speaking driver and go directly to Murni’s Houses using the new quicker and scenic toll road.
  • Check in and welcome drink.
  • Enjoy our special spa package designed to help you unwind and relax from top to toe after your flight and get you ready for a great photography tour in Bali.
  • The Tamarind Spa Special Photography Package
    • Welcome drink (Iced Tamarind or Ginger Tea)
    • Relaxing Massage (60 minutes)
    • Foot Reflexology (60 minutes)
    • Green Tea Scrub (30 minutes)
    • Yoghurt Rubdown (15 minutes)
    • Relaxing in a Flower Bath with organic herbal tea and cookies (15 minutes)
    • Refresher Facial (30 minutes)

3.5 hours

  • Stroll down to Murni’s Warung (5 minutes walk) and have a 3 course Balinese Dinner at Murni’s Warung with your photography teacher to discuss the tour (food included, drinks will be charged).
  • Make sure that your batteries are charged and your flash cards are formatted and empty. Have a good night’s sleep in the tranquillity of Murni’s Houses ready for the next day.

Day 2

  • 5 – 5.30 am Pick up at Murni’s Houses in air-conditioned transport and go on the first of your exciting photography tour options.
  • Balinese lunch included (except if the shorter tour is requested as mentioned below).
  • Drop back to Murni’s Houses to go through your photos on your own at leisure.
  • Stroll down to Taksu Photo Gallery (5 minutes walk). Evening review of the day’s photographs with your photography teacher at Taksu Gallery, where you can also order prints for delivery the next day at Murni’s Houses.

Day 3

  • The same program as Day 2 except that you go on the other exciting photography tour option.

Day 4

  • Murni’s Big Breakfast and the rest of the day is your own.
  • Check out is at 12 noon and drop back to the airport in an air-conditioned car with an English-speaking driver.

MINI PACKAGE

2 nights, 1 day

Day 1

  • Choose 1 of the following photography tour options:

A. Sunrises over Mount Agung and the rice fields

B. Rural traditional Balinese life and attending Balinese ceremonies

C. Ancient temples and markets

D. Rivers, waterfalls and dramatic landscapes

  • Pick up at the airport in an air-conditioned car with an English-speaking driver and go directly to Murni’s Houses using the new quicker and scenic toll road.
  • Check in and welcome drink.
  • Enjoy our special spa package designed to help you unwind and relax from top to toe after your flight and get you ready for a great photography tour in Bali.
  • The Tamarind Spa Special Photography Package
    • Welcome drink (Iced Tamarind or Ginger Tea)
    • Relaxing Massage (60 minutes)
    • Foot Reflexology (60 minutes)
    • Green Tea Scrub (30 minutes)
    • Yoghurt Rubdown (15 minutes)
    • Relaxing in a Flower Bath with organic herbal tea and cookies (15 minutes)
    • Refresher Facial (30 minutes)

3.5 hours

  • Stroll down to Murni’s Warung (5 minutes walk) and have a 3 course Balinese Dinner at Murni’s Warung with your photography teacher to discuss the tour (food included, drinks will be charged).
  • Make sure that your batteries are charged and your flash cards are formatted and empty. Have a good night’s sleep in the tranquillity of Murni’s Houses ready for the next day.

Day 2

  • 5 – 5.30 am Pick up at Murni’s Houses in air-conditioned transport and go on your exciting photography tour option.
  • Balinese lunch included (except if the shorter tour is requested as mentioned below).
  • Drop back to Murni’s Houses to go through your photos on your own at leisure.
  • Stroll down to Taksu Photo Gallery (5 minutes walk). Evening review of the day’s photographs with your photography teacher at Taksu Gallery, where you can also order prints for delivery the next day to Murni’s Houses.

Day 3

  • Murni’s Big Breakfast and the rest of the day is your own.
  • Check out is at 12 noon and drop back to the airport in an air-conditioned car with an English-speaking driver.

Free

  • If you have a partner who does not want to do the photography tour, he or she can stay free at Murni’s Houses with you and also have Murni’s Big Breakfast free. Note that the other activities are not included.

Prices

  • Full Package (3 nights, 2 days):                 US$1,195 per person
  • Mini Package (2 nights, 1 day):                  US$795 per person

Shorter Tour

The photography tours return to Murni’s Houses about 3 pm. If you wanted to return earlier about 10.30 am, this will reduce the cost of the package by US$150 per tour and lunch would not be included. Please specify if you want the shorter tour at the time of booking.

Note that prices can change.

We recommend travel insurance against cancellation (as we cannot give refunds) and medical expenses if you don’t have it.

We are flexible.

Please let us know if:

  • you need a pick up or drop anywhere else
  • you would like to do more than two days’ photography tours
  • you are a vegetarian – we have many vegetarian dishes
  • you would like to stay longer
  • you have any special requests

Book as much in advance as possible – we get booked up and there are limited spaces.

Please let us know:

  • how many people
  • check in and check out dates
  • if you want the shorter tour
  • if you would like signed copies of our books

Email Murni at murni at murnis.com  and mention the Residential Photography and Spa Package.

Accommodation and Spa Packages

Accommodation and Spa Packages

ACCOMMODATION AND SPA PACKAGES AT MURNI’S HOUSES

 

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THE TAMARIND SPA INDULGENCE PACKAGE

Unwind and pamper yourself with our New Spa Package!

3 days and 2 nights

THE TAMARIND SPA HEAVENLY HERBAL PACKAGE

Learn about herbs and then unwind and pamper yourself with our New Spa Package!

3 days and 2 nights

THE TAMARIND SPA ROMANTIC SPA, ACCOMMODATION AND CULINARY PACKAGE

3 days and 2 nights

 

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To book or if you have any queries: email    murni (at) murnis.com

Accommodation and Spa Packages

SPA PACKAGES

Spa Packages

There are many spa packages to chose.

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Couple’s Room.

THE TAMARIND SPA ARRIVAL PACKAGE

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Designed to help you unwind and relax from top to toe after your flight and get you ready for a great holiday in Bali.

Included

• Pick up in the Ubud area
• Welcome drink, cold towel and Foot Ritual
• Balinese Massage (60 minutes)
• Foot Reflexology (30 minutes)
• Traditional or Modern Facial (60 minutes)
• Drop back in the Ubud area

The Price

2.5 hours : Rp 795,000

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With enough notice we can arrange a pick up at the airport and a healthy meal if you wish.

MURNI’S FAVOURITE PACKAGE OF ALL DAY BLISS

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6 hours

Included

  •  Pick up in the Ubud Area
  •  Welcome drink, cold towel and Foot Ritual
  •  Balinese Massage (60 minutes)
  •  Reflexology – Foot Massage (30 minutes)
  • Green Tea Scrub and Yoghurt rubdown (45 minutes)
  • Relaxing in a Flower Bath with a pot of Organic Herbal Tea and Tropical Fresh Fruit (15 minutes)
  • Healthy Lunch (30 minutes)
  • Traditional or Modern Facial (60 minutes)
  • Manicure (60 minutes)
  • Pedicure (60 minutes) whilst having a slice of Carrot Cake
  • Drop in the Ubud Area

The Price
6 hours: Rp 1,450,000
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If French Manicure or French Pedicure, add Rp 25,000 each.

THE TAMARIND SPA GENTLE ASIAN PACKAGE

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3 hours

Included

  • Relaxing Massage (60 minutes)
  • Welcome drink, cold towel and Foot Ritual
  • Sea Salt Scrub (45 minutes)
  • Relaxing in a Flower Bath with a pot of Organic Herbal Tea and Tropical Fresh Fruit (15 minutes)
  • Traditional or Modern Facial (60 minutes)
  • Fresh Lemon Juice

The Price
3 hours: Rp 750,000
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THE TAMARIND SPA CHOCOLATE PACKAGE

3 hours

Included

  • Welcome drink, cold towel and Foot Ritual
  • Balinese Massage (60 minutes)
  • Chocolate Scrub (45 minutes)
  • Relaxing in a Flower Bath with a pot of Organic Herbal Tea and Tropical Fresh Fruit (15 minutes)
  • Traditional or Modern Facial (60 minutes)
  • Chocolate Ice-Cream

The Price
3 hours: Rp 795,000
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THE TAMARIND SPA HEAVENLY PACKAGE

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3 hours of heaven

Included

  • Welcome drink, cold towel and Foot Ritual
  • Aromatherapy Massage (60 minutes)
  • Relaxing Salt Scrub (45 minutes)
  • Relaxing in a Flower Bath with a pot of Organic Herbal Tea and Tropical Fresh Fruit (15 minutes)
  • Pure Nature Facial (60 minutes)
  • Murni’s Tropical Fresh Fruit Salad or Fruit Juice

The Price

3 hours : Rp 795,000
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THE TAMARIND SPA HONEYMOON PACKAGE

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Included

  • Pick up and Drop in the Ubud area
  • Welcome drink, cold towel and Foot Ritual
  • Aromatherapy Massage (90 Minutes)
  • Chocolate Scrub (45 minutes)
  • Relaxing in a Flower Bath by intimate candlelight with a pot of Organic Herbal Tea and Tropical Fresh Fruit and a large flower arrangement (15 minutes)
  • Traditional Facial (60 minutes)
  • Fresh young coconut drink

Treatments for a couple together in our couple’s room

The Price

3.5 hours Rp 1,995,000 per couple.
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THE TAMARIND SPA ROMANTIC PACKAGE

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3.5 hours of romantic bliss!

Included

  • Pick up and Drop in the Ubud area
  • Welcome drink, cold towel and Foot Ritual
  • Relaxing Massage (60 minutes)
  • Reflexology Foot Massage (30 minutes)
  • Honey Seed Scrub (45 minutes)
  • Relaxing in a Flower Bath with a pot of Organic Herbal Tea and Tropical Fresh Fruit (15 minutes)
  • Traditional Facial (60 minutes)
  • Fresh Pineapple and Mint drink

Treatments for a couple together in our couple’s room

The Price

3.5 hours Rp 1,995,000 per couple.
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THE TAMARIND SPA VALENTINE’S PACKAGE

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3.5 hours of togetherness!

Included

  • Welcome drink, cold towel and Foot Ritual
  • Hot Stone Massage (90 minutes)
  • Green Tea Scrub and Yoghurt Rubdown (45 minutes)
  • Relaxing in a Flower Bath with a pot of Organic Herbal Tea and Tropical Fresh Fruit (15 minutes)
  • Traditional or Modern Facial (60 minutes)
  • Murni’s Tropical Fresh Fruit Salad or Fresh Fruit Juice

Treatments for a couple together in our couple’s room

The Price

3.5 hours Rp 1,995,000 per couple
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THE TAMARIND SPA FULL DAY CARE PACKAGE

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Included

  • Welcome drink, cold towel and Foot Ritual
  • Balinese Massage (60 minutes)
  • Green Tea Scrub and Yoghurt Rubdown (45 minutes)
  • Relaxing in a Flower Bath with a pot of Organic Herbal Tea and Tropical Fresh Fruit (15 minutes)
  • Optional Healthy Lunch from our menu (additional charge) (30 minutes)
  • Traditional or Modern Facial (60 minutes)
  • Manicure (60 minutes), or
  • Pedicure (60 minutes)

The Price
4.5 hours: Rp 850,000
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5.5 hours Rp 950,000 to include both Manicure and Pedicure.

If French Manicure or French Pedicure, add Rp 25,000 each.

THE TAMARIND SPA CHILDREN’S PACKAGE

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Included

  • Pick up and Drop in the Ubud area
  • Welcome drink, cold towel and Foot Ritual
  • Swedish Massage (60 minutes)
  • Chocolate Scrub (30 minutes)
  • Relaxing in a Flower Bath with Tropical Fresh Fruit and a glass of milk (15 minutes)
  • Traditional Facial (30 minutes)
  • Pedicure or Manicure (45 minutes)
  • Ice Cream

3 hours:   Rp 795,000

A child is anyone who is more than 5 and less than 12 years old.

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THE TAMARIND SPA DEPARTURE PACKAGE

Make the most of your last day. Leave feeling as relaxed as possible and ready to face your flight home – a great way to enjoy your final hours in Bali.

Tamarind Spa Departure Package

Included

• Pick up and Drop in the Ubud area
• Welcome drink, cold towel and Foot Ritual
• Relaxing Massage (60 minutes)
• Green Tea Scrub and Yoghurt Rubdown (45 minutes)
• Relaxing in a Flower Bath with a pot of Organic Herbal Tea and Tropical Fresh Fruit (15 minutes)
• Traditional or Modern Facial (60 minutes)

3 hours: Rp 895,000.

With notice we can arrange an airport drop and a meal.

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THE TAMARIND SPA FULL DAY CYCLING AND SPA PACKAGE

Cycle down the back roads of Bali and then refresh those muscles and pamper yourself with our New Full Day Cycling and Spa Package!

  • Pick up in Ubud or at an additional charge to another location
  • Coffee, tea and light breakfas
  • Bike tour (about 4 hours) through quiet villages, rice paddies, fruit plantations, and ancient temples. Meet wood carvers and rice farmers
  • Coffee plantation, where you can try Kopi Luwak, the most famous coffee in the world
  • Mineral water and fresh tropical fruit
  • Rain coats (if needed)
  • Beautiful scenery you wouldn’t normally see
  • Balinese Lunch
  • Transport to Tamarind Spa at Murni’s Houses (about 3 pm)
  • Welcome drink, cold towel and Foot Ritual
  • Balinese or Swedish Massage (60 minutes) – a relaxing massage
  • Reflexology – Foot Massage
  • Green Tea Scrub and Yoghurt Rubdown (45 minutes) – to make your skin feel good
  • Relax in a Flower Bath with a pot of Organic Herbal Tea and Tropical Fresh Fruit (15 minutes)Traditional or Modern Facial (60 minutes) – to freshen you up for the outside world
  • Finish treatment about 7 pm
  • Healthy Dinner at Murni’s Houses (order from the menu when youarrive) or a Voucher for Rp 120,000 to be used for food and drinks at Murni’s Warung either that night or during the remainder of your stay in Bali (let us know when you book)
  • Drop back in Ubud or at an additional charge to another location

Pick-Up Times

Ubud Area: 8.30 am – 9.00 am

Kuta Area: 7.30 am – 8.00 am

Sanur Area: 7.45 am – 8.15 am

Nusa Dua//Jimbaran:  7.15 am – 7.45 am

  • Rp 1,465,000 per person

    Minimum number 2 (but they may already have another booking, so always check).

    A single person surcharge of Rp 400,000 applies if only one person is cycling.

    Try and book at least 24 hours in advance.

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    THE TAMARIND SPA RICE PADDY TREK AND SPA PACKAGE

    Go on a nature walk through green rice paddies and enjoy the beauty of spectacular landscapes accompanied by the sound of the flowing Petanu River, meet the locals and see Balinese daily life and customs. You just never know…every day is different.

    You may meet (and be able to photograph) rice farmers working in their stunningly beautiful rice paddies, women making colorful offerings to Dewi Sri, the Rice Goddess, fun-loving schoolchildren on their way to school, flocks of Balinese ducks, and hear the birds singing.

    Included

    • Pick up in Ubud, or at an additional charge to another location
    • Rice Paddy Trek (about 3-4 hours)
    • Lunch
    • Mineral Drinking Water
    • Beautiful scenery you wouldn’t normally see
    • Explanation of the culture from an experienced guide
    • Photo Opportunities
    • Balinese Lunch
    • Transport to Tamarind Spa at Murni’s Houses (about 1.30 pm)
    • Welcome drink, cold towel and Foot Ritual
    • Balinese or Swedish Massage (60 minutes) – a relaxing massage
    • Reflexology – Foot Massage (60 minutes) – to rejuvenate the muscles
    • Green Tea Scrub and Yoghurt Rubdown (45 minutes) – to make your skin feel good
    • Relax in a Flower Bath with a pot of Organic Herbal Tea and Tropical Fresh Fruit (15 minutes)
    • Pure Nature Facial (60 minutes) – a facial with natural products to freshen you up for the outside world
    • Tamarind Spa Pedicure (60 minutes) – to get those feet back into shape
    • Murni’s Fresh Fruit Salad or Tropical Fruit Juice
    • Finish treatment about 6 pm
    • Drop back to your hotel in Ubud or at an additional charge to another location

    Pick-Up Times

    • Ubud Area: 8.30 am – 9.00 am
    • Kuta Area: 7.30 am – 8.00 am
    • Sanur Area: 7.45am–8.15am
    • Nusa Dua: 7.15 pm – 7.45 am

       

      Rp 1,425,000 per person

      Minimum number 2 people (but they may already have another booking, so always check).

      A single person surcharge of Rp 300,000 applies if only one person is cycling.

      Try and book at least 24 hours in advance.

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      THE TAMARIND SPA UBUD CYCLING AND SPA PACKAGE

      Experience the magic spirit of Bali ́s back roads – an eco-educational tour – by exploring the rural side of Ubud with our New Full Day Ubud Cycling and Spa Package!

      Included

      • Pick up in Ubud or at an additional charge to another location
      • Coffee and tea
      • Bike through stunning rice paddies in Pejeng, stopping along the way
      • Discover historical sights, ancient temples and meet the villagers
      • Mineral water and fresh tropical fruit
      • Rain coats (if needed)
      • Beautiful scenery you wouldn’t normally see
      • Balinese Lunch
      • Transport to Tamarind Spa at Murni’s Houses (about 2.00 pm)
      • Welcome drink, cold towel and Foot Ritual
      • Balinese or Relaxing Massage (60 minutes) – a relaxing massage
      • Reflexology – Foot Massage (60 minutes) – to rejuvenate the muscles
      • Coconut or Sea Salt Scrub (45 minutes) – to make your skin feel good
      • Relax in a Flower Bath with a pot of Organic Herbal Tea and Tropical Fresh Fruit (15 minutes)
      • Traditional or Modern Facial (60 minutes) – to freshen you up for the outside world
      • Finish treatment about 6 pm
      • Healthy Dinner at Murni’s Houses (order from the menu when you arrive) or a Voucher for Rp 120,000 to be used for food and drinks at Murni’s Warung either that night or during the remainder of your stay in Bali (let us know when you book)
      • Drop back in Ubud or at an additional charge to another location

      Pick-Up Times

      • Ubud Area: 8.30 am – 9.00 am
      • Kuta Area: 7.30 am – 8.00 am
      • SanurArea: 7.45am–8.15am
      • Nusa Dua: 7.30 am – 7.45 am

      Rp 1,395,000 per person Minimum number 2 (but they may already have another booking, so always check).

      A single person surcharge of Rp 350,000 applies if only one person is cycling.

      Try and book at least 24 hours in advance.

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      THE TAMARIND SPA MOUNT BATUR VOLCANO SUNRISE TREK AND SPA PACKAGE

      Trekking in the cool, early morning darkness, you begin the one to two hour ascent (not difficult) to arrive in time to witness a glorious sunrise and experience the stunning morning views of the surrounding crater and lake. Wear a jumper.

      Included

      • Pick up in Ubud, or at an additional charge in another location
      • Sunrise trek to the summit of Mount Batur (1,717 meters) (1- 2 hours)
      • Experience the awesome beauty of an active volcano
      • Cook eggs on steaming fissures for breakfast
      • Visit a Coffee Plantation and try Balinese Coffee and the famous Kopi Luwak
      • Tea, coffee and a light breakfast
      • Mineral water
      • Transport to Tamarind Spa at Murni’s Houses (about 10.30 am)
      • Welcome drink, cold towel and Foot Ritual
      • Balinese or Swedish Massage (60 minutes) – to refresh the muscles
      • Reflexology Foot Massage (30 minutes) – this will soothe your feet after the climb
      • Relaxing Green Tea Scrub and Yoghurt Rubdown (45 minutes) – to make your skin feel good
      • Relax in a Flower Bath with a pot of Organic Herbal Tea and Tropical Fresh Fruit (15 minutes)
      • Healthy Lunch at Murni’s Houses
      • Traditional or Modern Facial (60 minutes) – to freshen you up
      • Tamarind Spa Pedicure (60 minutes)
      • Drop back to your hotel in Ubud or at an additional charge to another location

      Mount Batur

       

       

       

      Pick-Up Time

      Ubud Area: 2.10 am

      Rp 1,795,000 per person.

      Ladies pedicure: bring open toe sandals so nail polish can dry.

      A single person surcharge of Rp 250,000 applies if only one person is booking this package.

      There is no insurance cover for this climb.

      Try and book at least 24 hours in advance.

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      THE TAMARIND SPA ADRENALINE PACKAGE: FULL DAY WHITE RAFTING AND SPA PACKAGE

      Raft down the beautiful Ayung River and then refresh those muscles and pamper yourself with our New Full Day White Water Rafting and Spa Package!

      • Pick up in Ubud or at an additional charge at another location
      • White Water Rafting (about 2 hours)*
      • Hot showers, changing rooms, towels
      • Buffet lunch (food only included: with a bar to order and pay for drinks)
      • Insurance during the Rafting
      • Transport to Tamarind Spa at Murni’s Houses (about 2 – 2.30 pm)
      • Welcome drink, cold towel and Foot Ritual
      • Balinese or Swedish Massage (60 minutes) – to refresh the muscles
      • Relaxing Sea Salt Scrub and Shower (45 minutes) – to make your skin feel good
      • Relax in a Flower Bath with a pot of Organic Herbal Tea and Tropical Fresh Fruit (15 minutes)
      • Traditional or Modern Facial (60 minutes) – to freshen you up for the outside world
      • Tamarind Spa Manicure (60 minutes)
      • Tamarind Spa Pedicure (60 minutes)
      • Finish treatment about 7.00 – 7.30 pm
      • Healthy Dinner at Murni’s Houses (order from the menu when you arrive) or a Voucher for Rp 120,000 to be used for food and drinks at Murni’s Warung either that night or during the remainder of your stay in Bali (let us know when you book)
      • Drop back to your hotel in Ubud or at an additional charge to another location

      Pick-Up Times

      • Ubud 8.15 – 8.45 am
      • Kuta/Seminyak/Canggu  7.15 – 7.45 am
      • Jimbaran/Nusa Dua/Tabanan  7.00 – 7.30 am
      • Candi Dasa/Tulamben  7.00 am
      • Singaraja 7.00 am

      Free pick up outside Ubud up as long as 2 people are being picked up..

      *White Water Rafting

      Grab your oars and enjoy this exhilarating rafting adventure on the spectacular Ayung River.

      You will be in a dinghy along a 9.6 km river stretch, navigating through 33 class II and III rapids against a backdrop of wild unspoiled rainforest, towering gorges and magnificent rice paddy terraces.

      Professionally trained and experienced guides pilot safety-equipped and Avon rafts through the best river runs, dramatic drops and spectacular waterfalls to make your Bali rafting ride a fun and awesome experience.

      Bring:

      • Light clothes or bathers
      • Runners or strapped sandals if possible
      • A change of clothes and a small towel
      • Sunscreen and if possible a hat
      • Beware of colours with non fast colours
      • Ladies pedicure: bring open toe sandals so nail polish can dry.

      Rp 1,900,000 per person

      Try and book at least 24 hours in advance.

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      THE TAKSU GALLERY PHOTOGRAPHY AND TAMARIND SPA PACKAGE

      Mount Agung

      Half day or Full day

      This is an amazing experience for photographers and non-photographers. Explore the best photographic areas of Ubud away from the tourist trail. Sunrise over Mount Agung and the rice fields. Visit ancient temples, traditional markets, dramatic landscapes and photograph rural Balinese life, including traditional ceremonies (subject to temple schedules).

      They cater for all levels, from beginner to advanced. Tour includes a free 20 cm x 26 cm print in David’s gallery.

      Bring your tripod and lenses if you have them. Nikon and Canon lenses and some filters are available for use.

      • 5. 00 am – 5.30 am Pick up at your hotel (Ubud Area)
      • Photograph traditional villages, ancient temples, people and landscapes
      • Learn more about photography from David or Nyoman
      • Lunch
      • Drop to Tamarind Spa  (10.30 am or Full day 2 pm)
      • Welcome drink, cold towel and Foot Ritual
      • Balinese Massage or Swedish Massage (60 Minutes)
      • Green Tea Scrub and Yoghurt Rubdown (45 minutes)
      • Relaxing in flower bath with a pot of Organic Herbal Tea and Tropical Fresh Fruit (15 minutes)
      • Traditional or Modern Facial (60 Minutes)
      • Finish off with Murni’s Tropical Fruit Juice
      • Drop back to your hotel (Ubud Area) or at an additional charge to another location

      Photographers

      Rp 3,495,000 per person (Full day)

      Rp 2,455,000 per person (Half day)

      Free Print of Your Favourite Photo!

      Non-Photographers

      Rp 2,395,000 per person (Full day)

      Rp 1,795,000 per person (Half day)

      We need at least one photographer (or someone paying the photographer rate).

      If you are a non-photographer, please check as we may already have a photographer.

      When you book, please let us know if you are a vegetarian.

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      THE TAMARIND SPA AND VEGAN PACKAGE

      Included

      • Pick Up and Drop Back in Ubud or at an additional charge another location
      • Welcome drink, cold towel and Foot Ritual
      • Aromatherapy Massage (90 Minutes)
      • Balinese Boreh Scrub (45 Minutes)
      • Relaxing in a Flower Bath with a pot of Organic Herbal Tea and Tropical Fresh Fruit (15 Minutes)
      • Traditional or Modern Facial (60 Minutes)
      • Tamarind Spa Manicure (60 Minutes)
      • Tamarind Spa Pedicure (60 Minutes)
      • Vegan Lunch or Dinner at Murni’s Houses or Murni’s Warung

      Rp 1,499,000 per person

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      Spa Packages

       

Spa Treatments

Spa Treatments

Choose from a full range of spa treatments ranging from the heavenly to the simply divine. If you have any ailments or pains, just let them know, as they have many years’ experience of healing.

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The organic oils we use are all made in Bali specially for the spa from 100% natural virgin coconut oil and herbs, and are available for sale.

When you arrive you will be given a refreshing drink and cold towel.

After the spa treatment, we will serve you caffeine free, organic tea. At the moment we are serving hot and cold Ginger tea with wonderful, healing properties.

Please email for the Spa Menu, Spa Packages Menu and Massage Training Menu and see our current promotions: murni (at) murnis.com.

BODY TREATMENTS

Balinese Massage

Balinese massage is a full-body relaxing, holistic spa treatment that combines acupressure, reflexology, and stretching to stimulate circulation and ease muscular and joint pain. This massage is relaxing and helps balance the energy centres and promote balance and harmony of the mind, body and soul.

60 minutes          Rp 300,000
90 minutes         Rp 400,000
120 minutes      Rp 550,000

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Relaxing Massage

Relaxing massage is a full-body relaxing spa treatment that is the same as a Balinese Massage but using softer strokes.

60 minutes          Rp 300,000
90 minutes          Rp 400,000
120 minutes       Rp 550,000

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Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy massage is particularly suited to reducing stress or improving emotionally-related conditions. Aromatherapy massage uses highly concentrated plant oils, called essential oils, which are added to the massage oil or lotion. When you inhale essential oil molecules, messages are transmitted to the limbic system and affect heart rate, stress level, blood pressure, breathing, memory, digestion, and the immune system. Each essential oil has different healing properties.

Chose one from our products:

  • calming – camomile, lavender, geranium
  • energizing – rosemary
  • uplifting and anti-stress – lemon

90 minutes          Rp 450,000
120 minutes       Rp 600,000

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Tamarind Spa Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage has to be one of the most enjoyable and relaxing therapeutic massages available. For hundreds of years, hot stone massage has been used for a wonderfully relaxing massage designed to work on muscle tension at the deepest level.

First a massage, then the hot stone massage treatment using smooth, volcanic stones that have been heated in water; some stones are placed on specific energy centres along the body to align and re-balance the body’s natural energy flow while the therapist continues to perform the body massage.

The deep relaxation and increased blood flow accelerates healing processes and creates a state of deep mental relaxation and reduces stress and anxiety. It is good at relieving muscle tension, rheumatic or arthritic conditions and back pain, while revitalising muscle tissue.

90 minutes          Rp 500,000

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Reflexology – Foot Massage

This powerful and effective healing art applying gentle, firm pressure on reflex points of the feet, provides balance physically, mentally, and emotionally. Reflexology has a very detoxifying effect on the body and is extremely effective in improving sleep patterns. It boosts the blood circulation, resulting in increased energy, an improved immune system, better circulation and an overall feeling of well-being. It produces a deep state of relaxation and helps prevent of stress, depression, headaches, migraines, and back and neck problems.

60 minutes          Rp 250,000

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Balinese Massage and Reflexology – Foot Massage

90 minutes          Rp 450,000
120 minutes       Rp 550,000

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Back, Head and Shoulder Massage

This massage focuses on the back, neck, shoulder and head. It will help reduce stress and pain.

30 minutes          Rp 150,000

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Back Massage

If you need a quick rejuvenation and are pressed for time, a back massage should do the trick.

30 minutes          Rp 150,000

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Four-Handed Massage

Escape to a place of pure relaxation with a four-handed massage. This massage creates harmony and a wonderful sensation in relaxing and nurturing your body by combining the techniques of acupressure, long kneading strokes and skin rolling.

60 minutes          Rp 500,000
90 minutes         Rp 700,000

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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a particularly effective massage for people with muscular pain. When there is muscle tension or injury, there is usually rigid tissue and pain in muscles, tendons and ligaments. This massage technique works on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. Deep tissue massage uses slower and firmer strokes and pressure than other treatments.

60 minutes          Rp 350,000
90 minutes          Rp 500,000

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Lomi-Lomi Hawaiian Massage

Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage focuses on creating a state of bliss and deep connection. The strokes are long and flowing, often covering the full length of the body. The wave-like motion helps you drift off and you can almost imagine yourself on a seashore lapped by crystal clear waters. It is a gentle treatment but if you would like some deeper work, just let us know. The free-flowing strokes improve circulation and immune response, increase range of motion and flexibility, improve posture, faster healing, slower heart rate and lower blood pressure.

60 minutes          Rp 350,000

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Shiatsu

Deep tissue massage is a particularly effective massage for people with muscular pain. When there is muscle tension or injury, there is usually rigid tissue and pain in muscles, tendons and ligaments. This massage technique works on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. Deep tissue massage uses slower and firmer strokes and pressure than other treatments.

60 minutes          Rp 350,000

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FACIALS

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Traditional Facial and Gentle Massage

Treat yourself to this very soothing and relaxing treatment. All natural ingredients are used: honey, yogurt, sugar, white clay, cucumber and rosewater. We mix them ourselves. A gentle face, upper chest, shoulder, arm and hand massage is also given. Your skin is left feeling soft and smooth and it promotes new cell growth.

60 minutes          Rp 250,000

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Modern Facial and Gentle Massage

This facial is the same as the Traditional Facial but using modern facial products.

60 minutes          Rp 250,000

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NAIL TREATMENTS

Tamarind Spa Manicure

This is a luxurious manicure using natural products to nourish and hydrate your hands and cuticles. A hand exfoliation and relaxing hand and arm massage is included. Your nails will be shaped and cuticles trimmed and finished with polish of your choice.

60 minutes          Rp 150,000

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Tamarind Spa French Manicure

This is an elegant, sophisticated, natural design loved by celebrities invented by Jeff Pink, Orly Founder, CEO and President. The nails are polished with two colours. The first colour is a neutral translucent colour that is close to peach in tone. This first colour is applied over the entire nail. The second colour is pure white applied to the tips. It looks natural and leaves the nails looking neat and well-cared for.

60 minutes          Rp 175,000

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Tamarind Spa Pedicure

Relieve sore and tired feet with a foot soak and reviving foot and half leg massage before the nail and cuticle work. Complete this treatment with a buff for healthy natural shine or polish of your choice.

60 minutes          Rp 150,000

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Tamarind Spa French Pedicure

A French pedicure is much like a French Manicure, the main difference being that the polish is applied to the toenails instead of the fingernails.

60 minutess          Rp 175,000

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BATH TREATMENTS AND SCRUBS

Exfoliation and Green Tea Scrub

A full body exfoliation, fragrant green tea scrub and a yoghurt rubdown. Followed by a shower. A body lotion is applied.

45 minutes          Rp 250,000

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Balinese Boreh Scrub

Balinese Boreh is a traditional herbal scrub used at the end of a hard day to relieve muscle aches, increase blood circulation and create relaxation. Boreh accomplishes this by using heat therapy combined with exotic spices that stimulate the circulation and warm the skin with an aromatic blend. It is also used as a treatment for headaches and fever.

The history is that the hand-crushed spice would be applied on the legs of the rice farmers after a hard day’s work standing in the water tending the rice. The ingredients are a combination of powdered sandalwood, whole cloves, ginger, cinnamon, coriander seeds, rice powder, turmeric root and nutmeg, all ground in a mortar and pestle and combined with water to make a thick consistency.

A masque of the Boreh paste is applied all over your body avoiding sensitive areas, and then your body is wrapped with a cloth to keep the paste in contact with your skin. Deep penetrating heat melts away your tension and invigorates, all the time heating and healing. The masque is left to work its magic.

After 5 or 10 minutes we rub the skin vigorously to cause the paste to fall away, and a shower to remove the remaining paste. A body lotion is applied.

45 minutes          Rp 250,000

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Relaxing Salt Scrub

After a long day, this wonderfully warming blend of mineral-rich sea salts and soothing essential oils of rosemary, bay and cinnamon will help unwind body and mind. It is good way to help your body return to normal after jet lag. It will help induce sleep. It exfoliates your skin, leaving it buffed and radiant. Suitable for all skin types, especially those with dry rough skin. Followed by a shower. A body lotion is applied.

45 minutes          Rp 250,000

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Honey Seed Scrub

A gentle moisturizing rub using honey combined with sesame seeds. It exfoliates and removes dead surface skin. Followed by a shower. A body lotion is applied.

45 minutes          Rp 250,000

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Coconut Scrub

This gentle, traditional, exfoliating body scrub contains organic, virgin coconut oil. The oil gives positive energy, stimulates skin microcirculation, and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth with a tropical coconut scent. Suitable for all skin types, especially those with sunburnt and sensitive skin. Followed by a shower. A body lotion is applied.

45 minutes          Rp 250,000

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Tamarind Spa Mandi Lulur

This treatment known as a mandi lulur was traditionally reserved for royalty and is renowned for making your skin feel soft. It begins with a full body massage, followed by a full body exfoliation scrub and a yoghurt rubdown. You finish with a cup of our signature drink, a tamarind tea with cookies, whilst relaxing in a flower bath.

120 minutes          Rp 550,000

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TREATMENTS FOR BEGINNERS, THOSE WITH SUNBURNT SKIN AND CHILDREN

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is the most common and best-known type of massage in the West. If it’s your first time or you don’t get a massage very often, Swedish massage is the perfect place to start. Swedish Massage uses a variety of gentle stroking, kneading, pressure and flowing movements over the body designed for deep relaxation.

30 minutes          Rp 150,000
60 minutes          Rp 250,000

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Heaven and Earth

Combination of 30 minutes Swedish Massage and 30 minutes Refresher Facial (Facial without Shoulder and Hand Massage) (only for children up to 10 years old)

60 minutes             Rp 250,000

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OTHER DELIGHTS

Ear Candling

Immerse into a deep relaxation while the warm ear candles safely remove excess wax and debris from inside the ears, leaving you feeling balanced- headed. Followed by a neck massage.

30 minutes          Rp 100,000

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SPECIAL PACKAGES

Murni’s Favourite Package of All Day Bliss

Pick up and Drop in the Ubud Area
Balinese Massage (60 minutes)
Reflexology – Foot Massage (30 minutes)
Green Tea Scrub (30 minutes)
Yoghurt rubdown (15 minutes)
Relaxing in a Flower Bath with organic herbal tea and cookies (15 minutes)
Healthy Lunch (30 minutes)
Traditional or Modern Facial (60 minutes)
Manicure (60 minutes)
Pedicure (60 minutes) whilst having a slice of Carrot Cake

6 hours          Rp 1,450,000

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Tamarind Spa Full Day Care Package

  • Full Body Massage
  • Full body exfoliation scrub
  • Yoghurt rubdown
  • Relaxing in a Flower Bath with tamarind tea and cookies
  • Optional Healthy Lunch from our menu (additional charge)
  • Traditional or Modern Facial
  • Manicure, or
  • Pedicure

4.5 hours           Rp 850,000
5.5 hours           Rp 950,000 to include both Manicure and Pedicure

We can add French Manicure or French Pedicure: add Rp 25,000 each

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A Dozen Things to Look For When Choosing a Spa

A Dozen Things to Look For When Choosing a Spa

by

Ni Wayan Murni

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You are probably only in Bali for a short time but you still want to treat yourself. What should you look for in choosing a great spa?

Location

Choose a spa in a peaceful location. You need a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere to enjoy the experience fully. I personally don’t like a place where there are more than five other people having treatments at the same time. I like a quiet, breezy spa with soothing, running water, trees, birdsong and soft music.

Cleanliness

Make sure it’s clean. A good spa is a clean spa. Cleanliness is very important. Cheap spas save money by cutting corners. Bacteria and fungal infections spread quickly if the sheets and towels are not changed and laundered after every single massage and facial. It’s also necessary to clean tools after every pedicure and manicure.

Information and Communication

The spa should be efficient. If possible, a great spa will confirm your booking by email –give them your email address or, better still, email them yourself. The spa should then give you details of how to get there, the time to arrive, what’s included in your package, the price and how to pay. They may even offer you transportation. And of course a reputable spa will be well sign posted.

Therapists

Make sure the therapists are experienced and know what they are doing. You’re placing a lot of trust in your therapist to manipulate your body, and to tone your skin and muscles. The spa’s web site should mention where they’ve worked and their experience. Don’t accept trainees who are learning on the job and practising on you. Don’t let them just go through the motions. Spas can save money by employing inexperienced trainees. If they don’t know what they are doing, they can damage you.

Treatments

Spas usually have a menu listing their services and prices. Do you want a four-handed massage and flower bath? Make sure they offer the services you want. The good ones describe their treatments in the menu. They may have packages including activities and accommodation. Sometimes there are promotions.

Products

A great spa uses first rate products. Organics are best. Beware of cheap spas which use chemical products. If you like their natural product lines, they’ll probably be happy to sell them.

Customer Service

A talented therapist should make you happy, relaxed and comfortable. They should interact with you and concentrate just on you and will patiently explain your treatments. You are going to enjoy yourself much more at a spa like that.

Health and Medical Information

A good spa should give you a medical questionnaire before they start and update it at regular intervals. Based on your medical information, for example, if you have had an operation or are sunburnt or pregnant, the therapist may suggest alternative treatments or even refuse treatments for your own safety.

Thoughtfulness

Spas are about relaxation and getting rid of stress. Do they have a couple’s room to enjoy that special day with your partner? Is there a comfortable seating area to relax in after your visit and have a drink? You should not feel you have to leave immediately after the treatment.

Web Site,  Reviews and Awards

Has the Spa won any awards, for example, from the UK Luxury Travel Guide Awards? If you have time look at the spa’s web site. If there are videos you can get an even better idea of the place. Has the owner taken the time to say something on the video? Check reviews, for example, on Trip Advisor, so you can get an overall feeling for the spa – and read several reviews and don’t rely on just one comment as you can’t please all of the people all of the time. Or, even better, pop in yourself, look at the place and meet the therapists.

Tipping

You should not be pressured to tip. Still, a tip is greatly appreciated if you feel your therapist has done a fantastic job. Most people tip between 10 and 15 per cent.

Price

Finally, my best advice is don’t choose a spa just because it’s cheap. You probably won’t get the location, customer service, cleanliness, expert therapists or quality of service you are looking for. I know that running a clean spa with talented staff is not cheap. The best spas don’t skimp on hygiene and justify their prices with skillful staff and professional facilities which can provide you with almost immediate feelings of relaxation and a holistic, rejuvenating and healing experience in a quality environment.

That’s A Dozen Things to Look For When Choosing a Spa!

 

Tamarind Spa Introduction

Tamarind Spa Introduction

Welcome to our Award winning Spa.

Like most people Murni gets stressed, so she built a spa, Tamarind Spa at Murni’s Houses.

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She called it Tamarind Spa at Murni’s Houses as it sits elegantly under a tamarind tree in a private, peaceful Balinese building in the charming, tranquil gardens of Murni’s Houses.

Murni has impeccable fine arts credentials and is passionate about the beauty of Balinese art. You will delight in every room and enjoy Murni’s famous collection of Balinese and Asian works of art.

She designed the spa around a unique concept, creating not just a relaxing healthy, healing experience but also an artistic experience.

Tamarind Spa welcomes everyone with exquisite flowers, fountains, tranquil surroundings, soothing aromas and calming music, all served with a generous portion of Balinese hospitality.

De-stress, tone up, heal aches and pains or simply, just pamper yourself.

Most of our organic spa products, made especially for Tamarind Spa, are for sale.

pauline sheldonIf you are looking for a profound healing experience with the best body workers in Bali, I cannot recommend highly enough Tamarind Spa at Murni’s Houses in Ubud. I have had hundreds of massages all over the world, but have rarely experienced such intuitively healing hands. They removed deep physical and energetic blocks leaving me feeling light, buoyant, open, balanced and free.

Pauline Sheldon

Professor of Tourism and Author of book “Wellness Tourism: Mind, Body, Spirit, Place”