On May 13, 2010, I visited Lokasari Spa that is the first time covering of spa in Ubud! Lokasari Spa is in Lokasari Bungalow with the gallery and the café, and it is relaxing spa in full green. This time, I tried the gorgeous massage by 2 therapists, “Four Hand Massage”!
Full Green! Visiting Lokasari Spa in Ubud
May 13, 2010 Fine weather
About 1 hour by car from Jimbaran, arrive at “Lokasari Spa” in Ubud. Actually, it is the first time spa in Ubud after 26 times coverings! I’m excited that what kind of spa I can take♪
When I get off the car, it’s so cool! Ubud is in the mountain area, so I feel the temperature is 4～5℃ below than my office in Jimbaran.
Spa is in Lokasari Bungalow. Throughout the gate of Balinese traditional architecture, and go inside.
Inside is the full green garden! When I just enter, I can feel big space than a normal spa and countryside atmosphere of Ubud. Following the staff, walk on the path and go to more inside.
Throughout the garden, there is the cute 2-stories bungalow with the pool. It is the awesome room which has the pool in front. I wish I could stay such a room!
This is the left side of the pool, here is Lokasari Spa. They renewed the building used as bungalow, so it has only 5 rooms. Not only Lokasari Spa, the spa beside bungalows and villas usually has stylish design for open space! How can I say, it is not imitated Bali atmosphere, but they offer the real resort.
Small wellhole lobby. Relax with plants and flowers.
Take course counseling with drinking sweet Lemon Tea. The therapist can speak English, and there is the course description, so you can check it also.
Photo Touring in Lokasari Spa!
◆ 1st floor Treatment Room (3 rooms) ◆
Design of Treatment Room is nicer than I expected, and I really love it!
There are different drawings on the dark red wall, and all drawings are wonderful as they have the gallery as well. The room itself is little bit old, but it’s simple and good sense.
On the contrary, Bathroom is unified cream color and it is bright space using natural sun light.
Bathtub is big, and the decorated mirror and plants fit to the atmosphere.
◆ 2nd floor Treatment Room (2 rooms) ◆
I recommend the 2nd floor Treatment Room! It has high ceiling so it’s spacious, and you can see the great view from the terrace. Usually, the room is offered as Triple Room for 3 guests, however, if you make a reservation through HIRO-chan, you can use this room for 2 persons♪ （Only time when the room is open）
Bathroom is wider than the 1st floor. You can see palm trees and jangle through the big window! Outside has down slope as a valley, so nobody can look inside.
◆ Garden & Pool ◆
The bungalow site is not broad, but it is filled with full of green and water; tropical plants, statues, water fountain, pool, etc.
If you bring your bathing suit, you can use pool and gazebo for free.
Treatment needing 2 Therapists! Try Four Hand Massage
Today’s Menu: Four Hand Massage (2 hours)
My first time! I try the gorgeous massage by 2 therapists, Four Hand Massage. I chose Lotus oil which has dense scent.
【Massage Oil Choice】 Choose from Sandalwood/ Rose/ Jasmine/ Ylang Ylang/ Green Tea/ Lotus
The room is the spacious 2nd floor room (Room 4)!
Therapists go out to the room at once, so change your clothes to the unisex gown and wear paper underwear. It is nice to have Batik Gown.
Put your clothes and valuables into the shelf with key beside the bed.
◆ Flower Salt Foot Bath 10 min. ◆
Treatment starts from Flower Salt Foot Bath. Going out from the room and sit on the chair in front of the room.
Soak feet into the hot water bowl with “Pacha” flower petals, wash feet and rub heels with a brush.
◆ Balinese & Swedish Massage 100 min. ◆
Go back to the room, take off the gown, and lay down on stomach. The cushion of bed is normal. The head hole is too big so my face is going to slip, but I put my forehead to the edge and keep the head position. There is the cute flower under the bed.
Four Hand Massage by 2 therapists! On the menu, it says Balinese 50 min. and Swedish 60 min., however, the massage utilizes both techniques and it’s for 100 min. massage. There are not many courses to take 100 min. only for massage!! First, with covered by sheet, use palms to press body.
Take off the sheet, and starts massage with Lotus Oil. The order is sole→ calf→ tight→ upper body. Usually, one therapist massages by order, left foot and right foot… but for this time, 2 therapists apply massage left and right foot at the same time. It’s new touching for me, but it’s good!
Apply same massage to left and right side at the same time, I feel difference of the strength and rhythm balance. This time, the left side is good strength and the right side is little bit weak, but I request, “Stronger for right side,” then, both balances become same. Think about the balance, Four Hand Massage is the difficult treatment technique.
Massage continues to waist→ back→ shoulder→ neck→ arm→ hand. Elbow and shoulder blade massage with putting my arms on back is good for stiffness! Therapists massage same place for both side, and sometimes one for head and one for foot, etc. move freely to massage. I think they need hard training to apply such a great massage and movement. I ask about their experience, then, both of them have 7 and 8 years therapist experience.
Massage with 6 hands is not only 2 times more massaging pressure but also I can feel special and gorgeous as taking the treatment needing 2 therapists!! About 1 hour massage laying down on stomach was really short.
The rest of 40 min. is massage by laying down on back. The room is bright so cover my face by towel, then, just enjoy massage! Lotus Oil scents deep fragrance of lotus.
Massage through foot→ knee→ tight→ hand→ shoulder→ stomach. It’s mainly Balinese Massage, but it’s Swedish technique along with lymphatic circulation as well. At last, sit down in the bed and massage the base of neck, 100 min. massage is finishing!
Move to the bathroom in the room, and rinse off the oil by shower. Body soap, soap, shampoo, and sponge are prepared.
“Oh, is it the time already?” As I checked my watch twice, it was very comfortable 2 hours. Thank you very much♪
Postscript of Lokasari Spa…
26th times covering! Aiko’s Impression
This is the new spa that is added to our market, and they offer very reasonable price, so I wondered what kind of spa and how about the facility and service. I had both excitement and nervousness, but when I visited there, I knew that it’s good location and atmosphere! It differs from the southern resort spa because of the place, Ubud, and the spa in bungalow.
Particularly, I was impressed with the treatment room!
As they have the galley with the spa, there are high sense (looks expensive) drawings on each room, and it cannot be ignored. I strongly recommend the 2nd floor Room 4 and Room 5! They have wide room and bathroom with plenty of natural sunlight. Usually, they are used as Triple Room for 3 guests, however, only HIRO-chan’s customer can use the room for 2 persons!! If you want, please request “2nd floor room”♪
Even though staffs can speak English, you had better make sure the course menu beforehand. In addition, it is the spa with relaxing atmosphere surrounded by nature, so if you seek high-grade or stylish spa, it’s not that kind of spa.
I was surprised that my first time Four Hand Massage removed tiredness completely than I expected. If I think over, it should be good for stiffness because it’s twice greater amount of massage. Massage by 2 therapists was new touching to me and made me feel gorgeous!
You might feel differences of technique between 2 therapists, however, if you think about the very cheap price, $40 (in May, 2010), this course is super valuable!!
※This report was written based on the information when the time of visiting. Course menu and schedule might be changed without notice. In addition, the report contains individual opinion and impression, however, these are not applied for all people. Please read it just for your reference. Thank you.