Dating back more than 4000 years, Indonesian Massage is a deep oil-based massage. It includes Javanese and Balinese massage and is similar to Ayurvedic massage.
Indonesian Massage can be performed on a mat on the floor or on a massage couch or seated on a chair. The therapist uses body weight to achieve the depth needed to work on the body to remove blocked energy and wind. The massage is started dry to warm the body then oils are added.
Indonesian Massage uses oil that is therapeutic and has a beneficial effect on the body's circulation and lymphatic system and helps release the natural regenerative and self-healing powers.
Unlike other oil-based forms of Western massage, Indonesian techniques are designed to give very deep stimulation to the soft tissues. Tense, knotted muscles quickly yield to smooth, deep thumb pushing along each individual muscle, which gives thorough stimulation to the soft tissues. All soft tissue work intuitively follows the courses of the Chinese energy meridians, and it is a highly effective treatment for sports injuries.
Indonesian Massage is a highly effective treatment for repetitive strain type sports injuries. It is also good for the treatment of stiff and painful muscles in the neck, shoulders or back and is also very effective for conditions affecting the abdominal organs such as constipation, indigestion, bloating, heartburn, and irritable bowel syndrome. Sessions usually last about one hour and will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed, rejuvenated and re-energised.