Balinese Massage Course

Originating on the Island of Bali, the Balinese massage therapy is one of a number of ancient traditional massage techniques of Indonesia which has been carried down from one generation to another as a method of curing a wide variety of complaints.


The Balinese massage is unique in that it brings together several alternative medicine practices such as massage therapy, acupressure, and reflexology with the use of essential oils scented with the striking aromas of jasmine, rose, sandalwood, coconut or frangipani into a single massage session. 

As is true with most massage techniques, the Balinese massage strives to reach the ultimate state of relaxation of the body and the mind. What sets it apart is that the Balinese believe that, in order to attain that heightened state of relaxation, blood and oxygen must flow freely and only then will the gi or energy flow without restraints.

The bouquet of fragrances used in the Balinese massage therapy is intended to induce relaxation, to promote indulgence of the body, and to drive away nervousness and unhealthy tension.

To reach the deeper tissues of the muscles, the Balinese massage therapist alternately applies vigorous kneading, cross fibre mobilization, and skin rolling with gentle motions to muscles of the body. To enhance results with long lasting effects, robust acupressure movements such as hardy press point and strong palm pressure are generously applied in addition to the standard massage techniques.

It is due to the inherent intensity of this form of massage that this therapy is so successful in reaching deep into tense and strained muscles to sooth and calm their spasms. 

Balinese massage therapy is quite frequently prescribed for sports injuries as well as for stiff and achy joints due to various injuries or ailments, for easing migraines and lesser headaches, for relieving sleep deprivation and insomnia, for mitigating chronic and acute breathing maladies due to allergies and asthma, for boosting blood circulation and the lymphatic system, as well as for alleviating stress and easing anxiety and depression. In essence, the Balinese massage is a rigorous, yet lavish, therapeutic system that aims to bring the body and mind in full synchronization of optimal health, well being, tranquillity and spiritual renewal.


Students will need to submit a small number of case studies before certification is issued (treat 3 people 3 time

Winter 2020

Tuesday 31st March 2020 - £160

10.00 - 16.00


Prerequisites for all bodywork CPD's are a Massage Diploma and a recognised Anatomy and Physiology qualification unless specifically stated otherwise.

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