Serene wellness center harnesses traditional techniques and herbal ingredients to deliver treatments from all across the archipelago…
BALI – Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali has unveiled its new Arkipela Spa, a blissful sanctuary of wellness that showcases Indonesia’s rich wellness heritage. Arkipela Spa weaves age-old recipes and customs handed down from generation to generation to create experiences that leave guests feeling refreshed, revitalised and re-energised. Blending the ancient wisdom of Indonesian wellness with traditional herbal ingredients, the spa reflects the true spirit of the archipelago.
Arkipela Spa celebrated its grand opening on 2 October 2017 and is now open to both in-house guests and outside customers. It can be easily accessed via the Samasta Lifestyle Village, the Balinese-inspired retail mall located adjacent to the resort and Mövenpick Café.
Created by Hadi Prana, the Indonesian design studio, Arkipela Spa features nine tranquil treatment rooms, a sauna and a selection of shiatsu massage rooms. A hair salon will be added at a later date. “We are delighted to unveil our beautiful Arkipela Spa, providing yet another opportunity for our guests to unwind and soak up the exquisite culture of Bali and the Indonesian archipelago,” said Horst Walther-Jones, General Manager, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali.
“With our perfect location close to Jimbaran Bay, contemporary Balinese design and authentic ambience, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali has always aimed to connect guests with the island’s heart and soul. Natural wellness treatments have been practised in Indonesia for centuries and the new Arkipela Spa will allow guests to experience these ancient arts in a luxurious and stylish setting.”
Signature treatments draw inspiration and wisdom from all corners of Indonesia. From Lombok, a traditional “Sasak Massage” incorporates long strokes, stretching, acupressure and aromatherapy to release deep-set tension, while “Oukup Martup” is an ancient Sumatran herbal steam therapy; “Pijat Urat” is a classical Balinese treatment that revives spiritual energy; and Java’s “Ginger Kerokan Treatment” uses local ginger and massage techniques to improve circulation and boost the immune system.
Arkipela Spa has also created a series of wellness journeys. The 90-120 minute “Buatanku Apothecary Experience” uses a blend of seasonal elements and traditional therapies to rebalance the body and mind. This sublime signature experience can be tailored to the specific needs of each guest. Alternatively, the 180 minute “Arkipela Signature Experience” is an intuitive treatment that combines a serene signature massage, body treatment and natural facial to restore balance to the body and leave guests feeling light and revitalised.
￼￼Guests seeking corporeal cleansing and renewal can select from a series of body scrubs and wraps that harness the spiritual intelligence of the Indonesian islands. These include the “Kaluku Body Glow” from Sulawesi, “Java Slimming Treatment”, and “Black Borneo Lulur” from Kalimantan. Finally, a choice of facial treatments embrace natural, organic, local ingredients and techniques to leave guests’ complexions feeling smoother and their skin looking radiant.
Arkipela Spa complements the wealth of recreational facilities already offered by Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali owned by PT Summarecon Agung Tbk, including a fitness centre, yoga classes and an amazing lagoon-style swimming pool that winds through the resort and features its own beach. (*)