the healing culture of bali


At Ubud Goddess Retreats our spa is a sanctuary for women seeking a place to de-stress, detox and renew their inner and outer beauty. Surrender yourself to ancient healing practices of Bali & Ayurveda where traditional treatments and therapies have been used for centuries, handed down from generation to generation.

Here, the restorative properties of the spa treatments are available to you to improve your natural energy and spark your spirit. You will experience a deep sense of serenity wash over you as you plunge into your spa retreat journey

What you can look forward to:

Your retreat package includes 3 health boosting spa treatments that can be taken at your leisure throughout your retreat.

Let us transport you with Ayurveda, an ancient holistic healing art that originated in India. According to Ayurvedic teachings, there are three subtle energies, called doshas, in each of us that are related to the five elements (air, space, water, fire and earth). Our doshas fluctuate from time to time and can become unbalanced. Ayurvedic treatments restore that balance, rejuvenating your mind and body through massage and nourishing your skin with fine oils, herbal powders and aromatherapy blends.


Balinese Massage

This massage uses the traditional Balinese techniques of firm finger and palm pressure together with long stimulating strokes. Performed with your choice of essential oil blend, this local therapy eases body tension and invigorates the senses.

Abhyangam Massage

Abhyangam is a Full Body massage with medicated oil. The principal healing tool and the mother of all massages in Ayurveda. It is known to have healing benefits by naturally harmonizing body, mind, and spirit.


Udwartana means to energize and elevate the whole body. A specially blended medicated powder is deeply massaged into your body using specific palm and finger movements. This treatment is performed to complement a weight loss regime as it tones muscles, stimulates blood circulation and reduces cellulite. By revitalizing the skin and sense of touch, it enhances youthfulness.

Open Chakra Massage

In order for you to be balanced, we need to make sure that your chakras (energy centers) are open. This unique massage combines an Ayurveda practice with medicated oils and special pressure techniques to detoxify and release blockages. The treatment goes deeper beyond the physical level, by touching your soul and healing unsolved issues. An emotional reaction after the massage may occur as this is all part of the cleansing process. Essentially, it clears out and processes your emotions and memories that have previously been unconsciously help on to.

Balinese Boreh Ritual

This traditional Balinese herbal scrub and massage treatment uses an age-old recipe to prevent colds during the rainy season. It involves a paste made from fresh herbs and spices, which is applied to the body to increase blood circulation and ease muscle pain. A DaLa foot ritual begins this indulgence and continues with a tension-relieving Balinese massage. The highlight is the boreh paste created from natural ingredients such as turmeric, ginger, clove, cinnamon, coriander, pepper and nutmeg. A soak in a revitalizing herbal bath will have you floating out of this treatment.

Compress Massage

60 min

Three different types of compress massages are available for you to choose from:

Patraswedha Elakizhi (Herbal Medicated Oil)
A  mixture of herbal leaves, grated coconut, mustard and rock salt. The proportions of these ingredients vary according to dfferent ailments. The leaves are fried with several other herbal ingredients, tied linen pouch and then dipped in warm medicated oil ready to be skillfully massaged over your whole body. This is a highly effective treatment for muscular pains, sprains, cramps and swelling of the joints. Shastika Pindasweda Njavara Kizhi (Rice & Milk)
Njavara is a special kind of rice widely used in Ayurveda treatments. It is cooked in milk and a concoction of medicinal herbs that gets tied up in a linen bundle and massaged all over your body. This treatment strengthens and tones skin, tissue and muscles. It also helps alleviate symptoms associated with joint pain, rheumatism and osteoarthritis.

Podhikizhi (Herbal Powder)
Podkizhi is another method of therapeutic treatment of the body  with linen bundles containing a powder mix with various herbs. The compresses are heated in a pan smeared with castor neem oil and applied all over your body to induce sweating. This treatment effectively relieves ailments involving vitiated vata and kapha doshas, for example rheumatism and joint pains.


A soothing Head, Face and Neck Massage of the head, neck and shoulders is performed with warm herbal oils. This massage increases the supply of oxygen to the brain along with improving blood circulation. It is not only relaxing but has many health benefits and is believed to stimulate the scalp, enhance sight and the power of concentration, facilitate sound sleep and reduce headache symptoms

Pada Abhyangam

A stimulating Leg & Foot Massage with Medicated Oil massage that activates the acupressure points of your lower legs and feet with medicated oil. It is performed to relieve tired toes, induce deep sleep, reduce hypertension, soothe cracked heels and soften the skin.


A Ayurvedic Medicated Oil Treatment for Back Pain – The waist area of the body is called kati. A rectangular, leak-proof reservoir made of black gram dough is built up on your lower back, around the lumbo-sacral area. Luke warm medicated oil is then gently poured in. The oil and the receptacle are kept in place for about 30 minutes and after removal, the affected area is gently massaged. It is beneficial for all spinal ailments, back pain and muscular discomfort.


Dhara means flow and this treatment involves a continuous stream of warm herbal oil poured from an earthen vessel onto your forehead. The oil can also be replaced with medicated butter milk or herbal infused milk. As one of the most popular Ayurveda practices, this treatment profoundly relaxes the nervous system and relieves stress. It also improves memory, enhances deep sleep and helps with migraines plus ear, nose and throat disorders


During this treatment, the Indian-style Thai Massage is performed by two therapists using the soles of their feet as they carefully balance holding ropes that are suspended from the ceiling. This unique technique is extremely relaxing and known to eliminate deep-seated pain in the bones and joints as well as help remove toxins and fat

Empress Facial Ritual

This luxurious royal facial uses fresh and natural ingredients that are perfect for all skin types. Your face is thoroughly cleansed and then exfoliated with a gentle scrub of lavender, chamomile and natural honey. Sliced cucumber is used to tone your skin and a steaming mini pouch of sesame seeds lavender and green tea is placed on various points on the face for a comforting effect that stimulates circulation. A traditional Indonesian rice pearl mask is applied to clear pigmentation. The chilled surface of a jade roller is then used to caress your skin, close pores and stimulate energy flow.

Sundararya Vardhini Facial

This Ayurvedic beauty regime helps firm and shape facial features as well as to improve your complexion. The application of a face pack and cream made from herbal ingredients is followed by a face, head and neck massage using herbal infused oil. It is suitable for all skin types and works well for pimples, flecks, wrinkles, sagging, and eyelash loss.

Hair Wash & Hair Creambath

90 min

Sit back and enjoy a soothing shampoo and application of conditioner for an easy comb out that will leave your hair feeling fresh and fragrant. Followed by a hair creambath, a vital treat for your hair and scalp that also lifts the spirit. Your scalp will be massaged with a rich avocado cream to stimulate circulation and release tension. Steaming follows to hydrate and preserve suppleness. Your therapist will then slowly massage your shoulders and upper arms before a final wash, application of hair tonic and drying. It will leave your hair looking and feeling radiant

Interested in more holistic healing treatments?

Additionally, your retreat leaders will be happy to help you organize any additional alternative therapies, outside the retreat, to address your specific needs in a holistic manner. We know some of the best healers on the island and can recommend you to the very best.

With Bali renowned as the healing capital of Asia, there is an abundance of highly skilled and dedicated therapists practice their healing with total commitment, compassion and understanding to assist you on your path to health through detox, release and nurturing.

(Note: these are not included in the retreat package.)

  • Balinese Healing Treatments
  • Tarot Card / Psychic Readings
  • Naturopathic Cleansing Therapy
  • Meridian Therapy and Energy Balancing
  • Homeopathy
  • Acupuncture
  • Reiki Energy Healing
  • Osteopathy
  • Chiropractic Therapy
  • Lymph Drainage Massage
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Colon Hydrotherapy
  • Live Blood Analysis & Sanum Therapy
  • Bioresonance Therapy
  • Hair Mineral Analysis
  • Neural Therapy
  • Medical Beauty and Aging Treatments

(Please note that the availability of specific practitioners and treatments may vary during the time of your retreat)

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