Gorgeous Glow: Bali’s Best Body Scrubs

May 4, 2017 Life on the Island

Glowing skin is something that not only makes us good but makes us feel good too. Luckily, being an island with no shortage of amazing spas with some astonishing skin and body treatments, we can easily find somewhere to get that gorgeous glow to give us a youthful appearance that looks fresh and radiant.


Originating from the palaces of Central Java in the 17th century, the Royal Javanese Lulur was used by Javanese brides as a purifying ritual before their wedding. The lulur scrub with its golden yellow colour reflects its main ingredient, turmeric, blended with traditional spices and rubbed onto the whole body, cleansing and smoothing the skin. This treatment offered at Nusa Dua Spa applies the same technique as was practiced centuries ago, and is safe and suitable for every skin type.


Another treatment at the spa that embraces the richness of local tradition is the Balinese Boreh, applying herbal spice wrap. The traditional, warming Balinese Boreh, made from herbs and spices, has the ability to improve blood circulation and skin suppleness. The spices produce a sensation of deep warmth, and the fragrance of the herbs helps open the pores and ease muscle tensions. All the other body and skin oils used at The Nusa Dua Spa are made from the goodness of nature and based on secret blends of essential oils, flowers, spices, herbs and plants which have been used by the Balinese women for centuries.

The Nusa Dua Spa at Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa
A : BTDC Complex Lot North 4, Nusa Dua
T : +62 361 771 210
W : www.nusaduahotel.com


One of the largest spas on the island, Prana has been designed with a strong influence of Indian and Middle Eastern exotic architecture where you can enjoy the rituals of ancient queens as you journey through the spa’s sacred Eastern traditions of health and beauty. You bask in a rejuvenating and relaxing atmosphere prior to the therapeutic deeply affecting holistic treatments. Among the extensive list of Prana’s spa and massages range, the Sun and Moon treatment is perfect for women looking to have glowing skin.


The treatment begins with your choice of exfoliating body scrubs, followed by a body polish using fresh ingredients to condition your skin. A short visit to the spa’s steam room will give your complexion a healthy glow by flushing out toxins held just below the surface of your skin. Let stress and tension melt away with a flowing massage, using Prana’s own special blend of aromatherapy massage oils continued with a foot massage. Finally a relaxing facial to cleanse, exfoliate and leaving your skin clean, balanced and hydrated.

Prana Spa
A : Jalan Kunti, Seminyak
T : +62 361 730 840
W : www.pranaspabali.com


Prepare to enter anti-oxidant heaven with this wellbeing ritual drawing on the healing properties of natural volcanic lava at the stunning Spa on the Rocks that nestles on top of the rocks at edge of the sparkling Indian Ocean. Your experience begins with a relaxing Crystal de Mer foot soak, mineral lava body scrub to remove dead skin cells, and luxurious black rice bath to nourish and soften your skin. A full body, deep tissue massage using lava stones and anti-oxidant essential flower oil then increases circulation, as the natural heat released from the lava stones eases muscle tension. A volcanic earth body wrap followed by a firming lotion concludes your treatment, and locks in your improved skin moisture and elasticity.


All products used in this treatment are from Thermes Marins lava range, with high mineral content including laminaria seaweed-based products, yellow volcanic clay, thermal mud from Gorga and marine collagen. These anti-oxidant agents are known to restructure the mesh of skin by restoring its radiance and elasticity. This is the only time you should not run away from lava!

Spa on the Rocks at Ayana Resort & Spa
A : Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran
T : +62 361 702 222
W : www.ayana.com


Amongst the many spa offerings in Ubud is the gorgeous Shinto Spa by Bali Adventure Tours, a real treat for especially active women coming out of the water after riding the rapids, clambering down from an elephant safari, or alighting from a mountain bike ride. The spa’s Taiyo Ryoho, as an example is a perfect choice post mountain biking as it has a cooling effect and will nourish the skin. Designed to prevent premature ageing, the treatment incorporates a facial and body wrap to rejuvenate and soothe the skin after sun exposure.


After a day with the elephants, the Chikyu Body Treatment is a must; the healing powers of warmed aromatic mud will keep you in touch with the nature that is so much a part of adventure in Bali. It’s also really good for aches and pains so it’s good if you need to ease away any body strain after riding on the elephants.

Shinto Spa at Ubud Adventure Centre
A : Jalan Raya Kedewatan II, Ubud
T : +62 361 8989 777
W : www.baliadventuretours.com


The Serayu Spa at the Kayon is perched on a 20 meter high river cliff with two exclusive, romantic treatment rooms and one beauty room. The treatment rooms on the first and second floor open up to jungle vistas, and feature wooden floors and carved stone walls. The spa embraces the surrounding sights and sounds, where you can enjoy the signature Ratih Kamajaya, a treatment that creates a romantic atmosphere accompanied by the sound of the flowing river below.


Experience a combination of relaxing Serayu Hot Stone massage followed by fresh grounded coffee with milk and honey body moisturiser. Enhance this treatment with a milk and flower bath accompanied by delicious finger food and healthy smoothies. Ladies looking for that glowing skin can opt for the spa’s Latte Scrub, where a fine grounded coffee exfoliation help to reduce cellulite, to firm and smooth the skin. The aroma of coffee relaxes the muscles. It is followed by a rich moisturizer of milk and honey to tone the skin.

The Serayu Spa at The Kayon Resort
A : Banjar Kepitu, Desa Tagalalang, Ubud
T : +62 361 479 2553
W : www.thekayonresort.com


When it comes to wellness and relaxation, men are in for a treat at The Stones Hotel – Legian Bali’s Celestine Spa. The spa’s Men’s Essential, or as the hotel prefers to call it Men with Style, is a 90-minute treatment crafted especially for the guys. It is a massage therapy treatment that does not only relieve built up tension and stress, but also refreshes and rebalances the skin. Included in the treatment are face cleansing, exfoliation and facial mask treatment.


Men with Style begins with a traditional foot ritual and a foot bath in refreshing oils and scrubs, before leading on to a traditional Balinese massage in which the spa modifies with stronger pressure in local areas with tied knots muscles. It will then ends with a Refresher Men Facial – in case a hot date is on the agenda! But if you haven’t really got the time, then a quickie at Celestine allows you to have an express 30-minute Back Massage that uses Balinese massage techniques to relax the tired muscles.

Celestine Spa at The Stones Hotel – Bali Legian, Autograph Collection
A : Jalan Raya Pantai Kuta, Banjar Legian Kelod, Kuta
T : +62 361 3005 888
W : www.marriott.com



The home of Bali’s first healing Volcanic Sandpit, the Black Sand Spa offers blissful rejuvenation through curative treatments celebrating the rich healing traditions of Bali. With a focus on world-renowned Balinese wellness and rejuvenation, the Black Sand Spa offers a full menu of indulgences, including the signature Royal Purnama treatments that take inspiration from the spa’s stunning coastal environs, paying tribute to the earthly elements, utilising wild crafted products from the island for body treatments and offering unique experiences such as the healing Volcanic Sandpit, as well as Black Volcanic Sand Body Polish, Warmed Bamboo Massage, and Earth Clay, and Petals Body Mask.

Black Sand Spa at The Royal Purnama
A : Jalan Suma, Banjar Tebesaya, Desa Peliatan, Ubud
T : +62 361 849 3328
W : www.theroyalpurnama.com


At The Spa of Padma Resort Legian and Padma Resort Ubud, give your skin an age-defying treatment by Elemis, the Pro-Collagen Age Defy Treatment, tackling fine lines and wrinkles with the clinically proven age-defying benefits of marine charged Padina Pavonica and Red Coral from independent clinical trials. This treatment is suitable to tackle fine lines and wrinkles, and helps support the cellular structure of skin.


Proven benefits of marine charged Padina Pavonica and Red Coral help plump out fine lines, whilst Indian Mulberry reduces skin fatigue and relaxes the muscles on your face. Targeted lymphatic drainage massage re-energizes and rejuvenates while an age-defying peel-off mask encourages the highest cellular function, visibly improving firmness and elasticity for beautifully nourished, younger looking skin.

Padma Resort Legian & Padma Resort Ubud
A : Jalan Padma no. 1, Legian – Banjar Carik, Desa Puhu, Payangan, Ubud
T : +62 361 752 111 (Legian), +62 361 301 1111
W : www.padmahotels.com


The Kahyangan Spa is where you can have your men’s facial properly and exquisitely done. The spa’s Babor Men Energy Release Facial is a treatment that provides vitality and enhanced energy while soothing irritation from shaving, and moisturising the skin. It really cleanses, clarifies, and boosts your facial skin. Though there might be be a chance that you might doze off during the treatment, it’s a good idea for you to stay awake and ask questions about your own skin to your experienced, knowledgable therapist. We bet she knows the right answers! This treatment at


The Kahyangan also allows you to have relaxing scalp, back, and arm and hand massages – this will be done while waiting for the facial mask to dry and absorb in your skin. At the end of the treatment, you will be given tips on how to do your own treatment at home, based on your skin type, as well as how to get alternative products in case you don’t feel like ruining your masculine bedroom set up by displaying night cream and other spa products there!

The Kahyangan Spa at The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa
A : Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak Beach, Seminyak
T : +62 361 730 814
W : www.theseminyak.com


At the Body Temple Spa in Canggu, you get to Experience sublime relaxation with the spa’s Themae Nepalese Tea Body Exfoliation through a non invasive treatment which utilises sophisticated massage techniques and traditional tools designed to firm the skin so you can emerge looking like a new you! Even better is the fact that you have the opportunity to continue looking fabulous by purchasing those same exclusive Themae products used in your treatment at the spa.


The spa uses all natural and eco-certified products from Themae, a Paris based company priding itself on the professional and stringently controlled development of quality cosmetics holding the promise of results and total wellbeing. As their comprehensive spa menu suggests, Body Temple aims to detox, rejuvenate, relax and energise with body treatments and therapies specifically designed to do just that!

Body Temple Spa at Canggu Club
A : Jalan Canggu Club, Canggu
T : +62 361 474 1019
W : www.bodytemplebali.com


Together with VitaMan, Jiwa Spa at Conrad Bali offers you a selection of exclusive products and treatments which reflect who you are and who you aspire to be – to make you look and feel your best. This selection is a quintessential spa experience for men, where a menu of exotic massage techniques, created from the traditions of East and West, has been designed for an exhilarating sense of harmony and balance, reducing the effects of physical and mental stress.


All of the therapeutic treatments are enriched with natural, botanical extracts to enhance their effectiveness. VitaMan has evolved a natural, inclusive skin-care regime specifically for men to counter balance the physical and emotional duress of a modern lifestyle. Intrinsic to VitaMan are the unique, therapeutic and effective masculine massages and spa experiences which have been created to restore the equilibrium between body and soul.

Jiwa Spa at Conrad Bali
A : Jalan Pratama 168, Tanjung Benoa
T : +62 361 778 788
W : www.conradbali.com

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