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Spa Betty Series: Ayuervedic Shiro Dara Treatment

May 9th, 2009 · 9 Comments

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Having always wanted to try that treatment where they dribble hot oil over your forehead, I do a search when I’m in Bali and see that Prana Spa is my best bet. It’s a bit of a splurge, but Prana [...]

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Tags: Bali · Spas

Spa Betty Series: Boreh Boreh

September 7th, 2008 · 7 Comments

You may have noticed that during my Bali Spa Series endeavor, I became a little obsessed with the reflexology (as demonstrated here, here, here, here, here and here). Not wanting to chase away all of my loyal readers who prefer other types of spa treatments, I sign up for my first Boreh Scrub. What the heck [...]

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Spa Betty Series: A Balinese Masseuse That Makes Villa-Calls

April 7th, 2008 · 2 Comments

If you could have a nice young man travel to your luxurious private villa to perform his grandmother-taught reflexology skills on your fat lounging carcass, wouldn’t you? Me too. It just so happened that the owner of Villa Naga Maya was having his friend Roy come over to give him a massage. Knowing how crazy [...]

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Spa Betty Series: Another Trip to Kenko Reflexology In Ubud

March 30th, 2008 · 4 Comments

This being my third time in Ubud and the third time in Ubud that it’s raining, I decide to skip my typical wanderings up and down Monkey Forest Road looking for knickknacks nobody wants or needs and instead head back to Kenko for another amazing foot reflexology treatment. I decide to throw in a manicure [...]

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Spa Betty Series: Pay More Get Less At Pertiwi Resort & Spa

March 3rd, 2008 · 5 Comments

Proving once again that paying more doesn’t mean getting better, I’m lying on a massage table in Ubud and I’m annoyed. My friend from Singapore and I arrived at the Pertiwi Resort & Spa not an hour before and decided to splurge. Since spa is in the name, I know to expect higher prices than [...]

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Tags: Bali · Lodging · Spas

Spa Betty Series: Dancing Dragons And Gorgeous Views In Amed

January 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I have a friend visiting from Singapore. I love that fact. I’m in Bali 8,000 miles away from home and I’ve got a houseguest. That’s awesome. Once she arrives though I’m anxious to hit the road. There are a couple places I still want to see around the island and having never been to Bali [...]

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Tags: Bali · Lodging · Spas

Spa Betty Series: It’s All About Image At Eden Green

January 15th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I fell for Eden Green because of their branding. Every day I walk by and see the sherbet green and white signage and think to myself that I’ll have to try it out sooner or later. Most super low-cost massage places are more like cheap hair salons with massage thrown in as an afterthought. So, [...]

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Spa Betty Series: Indulge Your Foot Fantasties At Chill Reflexology

December 16th, 2007 · No Comments

Oh! My! God! I’ve found Nirvana! It’s called Chill and it exists in what looks from the outside like a hipster bar you’d find in LA. But open the door and you’ll catch a faint whiff of peppermint and orange, without even a hint of pretension. Then you’ll be greeted by a helpful receptionist who [...]

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Tags: Bali · Spas

Spa Betty Series: News Flash, Reflexology Is More Than Just Foot Rub

December 11th, 2007 · No Comments

After the supremely pleasurable experience at Kenko’s up in Ubud, I’m seriously digging the foot reflexology. I also thoroughly enjoyed the hair crème bath I received at Tugu Hotel on my wedding day, so I hunt the internet to find a place around Legian where I can indulge in both. I come across Secret Garden [...]

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Tags: Bali · Spas

Spa Betty Series: Wedding Day Bliss-O-Palooza At Tugu Hotel

December 4th, 2007 · 10 Comments

Man, I hate when someone suffixes something with Palooza. Anway. So, today is the big day. (Well, it was when I first wrote this…10/31/07) Travel Boyfriend and I are taking the Nestea Plunge® into wedded matrimony. But first, I’m going to offer myself over to Tugu Hotel’s spa staff to tenderize me into a state [...]

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Tags: Bali · Spas · Weddings