Bali is the epicenter of wellness in Southeast Asia, also known as the island of the Gods, it is bursting with health and wellness Resorts & Spas.
The heart of spiritual activities, health and fitness practices in Bali is Ubud. It is surrounded by lush green fields, flowing rivers, mountains and forests. The tranquil energy of plants, the trickle or rush of water in rivers and at the different ancient temples within the area give it the vibe that attracts people from all over the world.
Como Uma Ubud
Como Uma, Ubud – An extraordinary Balinese experience is Como Uma. If you wish to target wellness and health and are looking to jumpstart change to your lifestyle, then this resort is perfect for you. The ambient feel of tranquility is perfectly captured by their specially designed spaces and facilities. The room and suite interiors were designed Koichi Ikebuchi with the intention of giving a rural home feel combined with modern furnishings and amenities. The emphasis on open spaces and natural air circulation give it lightness and distinction.
Nestled in the heart of Ubud, it offers open spaces with world class amenities and the right Asian touch. Kemiri and Uma Cucina restaurants in Como Uma boast of a wide selection of cuisines and the Shambala Retreat programs focus on wellness with active and health targeted activities such as biking and trekking as well as temple visits.
Oberoi Hotel Five Star Resort
Oberoi Bali is the gold standard of luxury resorts in Seminyak. Established in 1974 as a private club, it has evolved into the first five-star luxury resort in Seminyak and is continually upgraded to sustain its standard of excellence both in service and facilities.
There are 60 lanais and 14 villas to accommodate you that were designed by famous Australian architect Peter Mueller to express strong Balinese culture. You have a diverse option of cuisines from Continental to Asian: European, Indonesian, Japanese and Indian. It is the destination for luxurious pampering and indulgence. But the most important characteristic of the property is the fact that it sits on what is believed to be the holiest ground on the west coast. It is very close to the Pura Petitenget temple.
Its spa facility includes indoor and outdoor rooms with a wide range of pampering including massages, scrubs, facials and Ayurvedic treatments from the hotel’s Indian roots. The gardens can be seen from the gym with large windows.
Ubud is a melting pot of different cuisines from all over the world. If you are trying to stay on a plant based diet (vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian) here are some of your options:
Alchemy is worth the visit for their raw menu. Their vegan sushi will not disappoint in terms of flavor if you are craving for the taste of sushi. The salad bar is also a big hit as you create your own choice of veggies and dressing
The team at Clear Cafe combines passion for food and healthy living. Eating healthy has been elevated to provide tasty meals that intertwine enjoyment, fun and health. Their menu caters to vegan, vegetarian and pescatarian lifestyles and their motto is to offer not just good food but food that’s good for you. Positive and warm vibes permeate the premises to ensure patrons have a great time eating good and healthy food.
Juice Bars for Detox
Bali has become the center stage to balanced and healthy living. Many see it as the rebooting Mecca of Asia, especially Ubud. The positive vibe and tropical setting makes it ideal for detoxifying from stress and unhealthy habits. A great way to cleanse, invigorate and provide proper nourishment for the body are drinking juices made from natural sources.
In the Raw
If your focus is to cleanse the body from toxins and unhealthy foods, In the Raw is the place to visit in Ubud. It specializes in raw, cold pressed juices and was established and founded by Mark Baker, a pioneer in cold press juicing in the US. He brought the principle of improving health and wellbeing through juice detox to Bali. For him, it is all about what you eat and drink and a juice cleansing program actually retrains the mind and body to stay away from processed foods and toxins.
Juice and Shine
Juice and Shine follows a special program for detoxification, starting with an alkaline water infusion with cucumber and lemon to jumpstart the immune system, followed by seven colorful bottles of various juices with the aim of flushing out toxins, hydrating and nourishing every cell in your the body. The seven bottles are relatively small and can be paired with herbal teas. Their “green wave” made with celery, parsley, romaine, spinach, cucumber, lime and ginger and “sunrise” made with carrot, pumpkin, ginger and lime are worth trying out.
Not to Miss Activities in Bali
Bali is known for different fun and memorable activities. And the highlight of the visit to the island of the Gods is rekindling the spiritual connection to you. Balance, harmony and peace are greatly reflected by the different spiritual practices of Balinese priests and healers. Respect and honor to both light and dark are part of many ceremonies to find balance.
Balinese Water Purification Ceremony
Purification rituals are important to Balinese spiritual traditions to cleanse the body, mind, soul and spirit of impurities accumulated throughout certain periods. Melukat, or water purification ritual, at the Sebatu holy spring is a cleansing of the body, mind and soul with the goal of preventing illnesses and misfortune. This provides a deeper understanding of Balinese Hindu culture and spirituality.
Water is an element that carries the life force with the properties of purification, rejuvenation and connection to one’s spirit. The holy spring is located close to two ancient temples: Dalem Pingit and Kusti, a 25-minute drive north of Ubud. It is considered one of the most ancient and holy places in Bali for spiritual purification. The Water Purification Ceremonies provide a mystical and spiritual experience that you don’t want to miss.
Connect with a Traditional Balinese Healer
Balinese healers are a part of both Hindu culture and the island’s indigenous traditions. As they’ve been exposed to western philosophies and ideology, they are able to adapt and combine Eastern and Western wisdom. Ibu Jero is one healer who successfully found the middle ground and connection to both. She’s the fifth in line of Balinese healers. Her expanded knowledge and experience of her ancestry brings light to her work as a spiritual healer that flows to the physical realm.
Ibu Jero maintains the title of High Priestess with her devotion to the island’s spiritual traditions including visiting all major temples and making daily offerings.
Cacao Ceremony and Healing Sound Session
Sacred Cacao is an ancient Native American ceremony used in opening the heart. The active ingredients in the cacao concoction work on opening the heart chakra that brings you to your authentic and natural state of being. It is reconnecting with Mother Earth and the cycles of life that strips you of inhibition and brings you to the state of child-like wonder, opening deeply stored emotions that are ready to be released. The ceremony consists of guided meditation and heart songs that allow you to move naturally to the beat of live, ancient sound healing.
For more information on sound healing and Cacao ceremony visit the Pyramids of Chi.
Ubud, Bali is a place to rest and rejuvenate
It is a place to reconnect with your own spirit and find your balance in a hectic, stressful world.