Water, community, gemstones, light, sound, plants and love are the seven “healing attributes” at the heart of the newly renovated wellness portal, The Healing Village Spa, at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay.
Opening May 1, 2020, the new two-storey building – seemingly suspended over water and 70 per cent bigger than before at 2,000 square metres (21,500 square feet) – fuses ancient wisdom with modern awareness in revolutionary healing treatments that combine light, sound, thermal and colour therapy.
Showcasing contemporary Balinese design, the reinvented Healing Village Spa at Four Seasons Resort Bali is home to 10 all-suite treatment rooms including six double rooms for couples complete with a private outdoor relaxation area, outdoor bathtub and shower. The first of their kind in Bali, the Illume Room features a heated quartz-sand bed for inversion therapy and surround sound original music, and The Longevity Garden comes with private steam room amid tropical gardens. Products from ISUN – a dynamic skincare brand committed to a “quantum healing effect” – draw on wild-crafted, organic ingredients infused with the power of gemstones.
“The seven healing attributes are woven into the tapestry of the new Healing Village Spa,” comments Regional Director of Spa Luisa Anderson. “We feel blessed to have such strong cultural and community connections, from our team of local healers who bring their loving presence to each treatment, to the traditional influences and home-grown ingredients. By uniting cultural elements with the latest in emerging science, we are able to offer truly transformational experiences in one of the island’s most dynamic wellness hubs.”
The Healing Village Spa highlights include:
- Bali’s first “Surround Sound Spa Suite”: A dance between the physical and the metaphysical. The Illume Room includes a heated quartz-sand bed made of crushed crystals for inversion therapy and undulating massage, and is sealed from outside sources of light to maximise powerful colour therapy healing. Engineered for surround sound technology, it features original “Sounds of Jimbaran” music composed exclusively for the Spa and recorded onsite. Seven alchemy crystal singing bowls add to the high vibrations of the uniquely conceived space.
- The Longevity Garden: Serene purifying in a private steam room sanctuary overlooking abundant tropical gardens. Guests move through a thermotherapy sequence: DIY salt scrubs and mud wraps; infra-red mats to aid absorption of minerals and draw out toxins; stone loungers warmed by the sun; and an invigorating ice bath, all combining to offer reduced inflammation, increased circulation and endorphins, and faster muscle recovery.
- Treatments that harness the intrinsic qualities of gemstones: Long revered in local culture and held in deeper understanding thanks to quantum physics research. Gemstone Joy is an ecstatic ritual using resonant gemstone oils along with powerful crystal massage wands that evokes blissful balance, while the Celestial Light Facial combines sound and light vibration with crystal wands to reveal radiant skin.
- A Blessings of Bali ritual: Infused with reverence for its island home. Surrender to the wisdom of an ancient healing culture through oceanside energy healing, simple yoga poses, traditional massage, a Balinese gong sound bath and a flower blessing performed by a Balinese priest.
The island’s new wellness destination also features the only Rossano Ferretti Hair Spa in South-East Asia – an exciting opening by the world’s leading hair care expert, whose luxury salons extend from Milan and Mumbai to New York, London and Dubai. The Italian celebrity stylist will cater for both local residents as well as visitors to Bali, offering unique access to the Ferretti Method: a highly personalised approach that works with the natural fall of a client’s hair and facial contours.
On The Healing Village Spa’s upper level, beautiful ocean views and state-of-the-art equipment inspire a work-out at the Fitness Centre with the Resort’s personal trainers. The wellness program also includes innovative yoga and meditation sessions daily, not to mention a year-round calendar of visiting practitioners: a rare opportunity to experience one-to-one therapies from Reiki and Clairsentience to Aura-Soma Colour Therapy with some of the globe’s leading experts.