“…a spa that would make people come from far and wide to enjoy the experience.” Michi Sonoda Director of Spa and Director of Sales and Marketing
Aptly named after ‘a place of refuge’ in Sanskrit,AYANA Resort and Spa Bali is a 77 hectares resort perched upon the limestone cliffs above the Indian Ocean near Jimbaran Bay on Bali’s south-western peninsula. Receiver of over 60 hospitality awards from the travel industry’s most respected names, AYANA Resort and Spa is one of Bali’s acclaimed luxury resorts. With humble beginnings of only 4 massage beds available when it first opened in 1996,AYANA has come a long way over the past decade.In 2002, the company took a bold move to build the world’s largest Aquatonic® Seawater Therapy Pools – and since then, travellers have come from all corners of the world to experience the signature Thalassotherapy at AYANA. The expansive resort includes 78 freestanding private villas and a 290 room hotel set amidst lush tropical gardens. At this private beach hotel, guests get to enjoy majestic views of Bali’s dramatic west coast, and as far as sacred Mount Agung. An intimate representation of Bali’s rich cultural heritage, the resort embodies warm hospitality of a boutique property with the sophistication of a world-class resort.
Thermes Marins Spa Bali
Set in beautifully landscaped tropical gardens,the Thermes Marins Spa draws on the seawater from the Indian Ocean beneath the cliffs, the waters are warmed to optimum temperatures by the Aquatonic® pool to enhance the curative and preventative properties of seawater.Through the 12 hydro massage stations located within the pool, guests get to have a sense of the hydrostatic pressure through the therapeutic jet streams, micro-bubbles and geysers. In addition, the Thalassotherapy treatment rooms also feature the latest Thalasso equipments, including seawater circulatory showers and affusion showers.
So what’s Thalassotherapy?
Ideal for guests with various dermatological ailments, muscular pains, tensions and stress,thalassotherapy is an ancient healing ritual dating back 5,000 years. The term ‘thalassotherapy’ was coined in France in the 19th Century from the Greek ‘thalassa’ – meaning sea, and ‘therapeia’ – meaning healing. Thalassotherapy’s main objective is to increase blood circulation and restore vital minerals lost as a result of stress, pollution and poor diet/lifestyle. Because the chemical composition of seawater is similar to that of human blood, the skin is able to absorb trace minerals and ions such as magnesium,potassium and calcium sulphates when immersed in water heated to body temperature.Today, France remains the centre of thalassotherapy healing, with Thermes Marins de Saint Malo – of which Thermes Marins Bali Spa is an accredited centre.