One tempting reason to tear yourself away from the view is the Istana’s dedicated spa – a gloriously discreet haven with couples’ massage room and separate hair/nails station designed for the exclusive use of villa guests. Two highly experienced therapists are in attendance from 8am until 8pm to offer massage, body scrubs and wraps, facials, manicures, pedicures and hair treatments. Here’s a sample of what’s on the menu:
Balinese Boreh and Avocado Hydrating body scrub
Pepper, clove and ginger are mixed in a ‘boreh’ of natural ingredients used to stimulate blood circulation and eliminate toxins, with avocado to hydrate your skin.
Indian Scalp Massage
An excellent treatment for reducing tension to the head, neck and shoulder areas that manifests as a result of stress. This treatment also incorporates a gentle facial massage.
Wild ginger, turmeric, galangal, kaffir lime, clove, tamarind, lemongrass and eucalyptus are blended and heated for a warm, aromatic healing massage.
Our hands and feet work hard for us every day but rarely get the attention they deserve. Treat them to a manicure or pedicure, which usually comes with the added bonus of a quick hand or foot massage.