A tranquil, oceanside Balinese spa
10 Treatment Rooms / 5 Garden Villas / 2 Pool Villas
An afternoon spent at the Jiwa Spa within Conrad Bali is like taking an intuitive journey of the soul. Jiwa is the Bahasa Indonesia word for “soul” and the tranquil setting of the spa, with its lovely gardens and secluded infinity pool, allows for the mind, body and soul to be replenished.
Blending ancient Balinese healing modalities with first-rate skin care products by Thalgo, a leading French skincare brand, the Bali spa offers a taste of both ancient and modern worlds. And since Jiwa Spa is located by the ocean, it makes sense it chose Thalgo, which means “the richness of the sea,” as its primary product for perfecting skin.
The indoor/outdoor facility is a lovely, peaceful extension of the luxury beachside Bali resort in which it resides.
Peace and serenity flow through the beautifully appointed spa facilities, and you can take your pick with 17 treatment rooms. If you prefer nature and the outdoors, the tropical garden and 82-foot pool may tempt you to relax in one of the five private water garden spa pavilions.
Indoors, hit the steam room, sauna, cool plunge pool and the Jacuzzi. There is also a full-service beauty salon plus a fitness and wellness center. Even the children are catered to with 30-minute spa services created just for them, including the Little Jiwa Warrior massage.
It should come as no surprise that one of the signature treatments here is the Ocean Flow, a massage in which a therapist engages a unique rhythm with long flowing movements that keep pace with the rhythm of the ocean.
The Volcanic Awakening is another popular signature ritual and very effective in easing tensions and eliminating toxins. It starts with a full-body exfoliation, followed by the placement of warm volcanic stones on your back before switching it up with cool marine stones — all this is said to allow for energy chakras to open and with mindfulness and intent. Other rituals incorporate indulgent, relaxing traditions of Polynesian islands (think lomi lomi massages and warm sand scrubs).
The luxury spa features a slew of services from facials and wraps to massages and scrubs and baths. There is a unique men’s menu, which includes services that use VitaMan products, which as you might have guessed, are geared toward men and have a decidedly masculine edge.
Facial options are effective and plentiful, too. The Collagen Smoothing Facial uses highly active marine collagen to minimize fine lines and plump the skin; the Anti-Aging Super Lift Facial uses a hyaluronic acid and marine silicium to make skin firmer and give it some serious glow.
The body therapies offered at the Bali spa are indulgent treats, ranging from a coconut scrub and a slimming seaweed massage to a mineral mud detox. And you can always take your massage poolside and bliss out to gentle sea breezes.
Beautifying treatments include luxurious manicures and pedicures, which both include hand or foot massages, plus traditional hair services and nontraditional 30-minute baths with names like Nourishing Velvet Milk and Hibiscus and Flower Petal Bath.