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

April 7th, 2008 · 2 Comments

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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 I am about massages, he asked if I would like to get one too. Um, yes please.

Roy is serious about his reflex talents. Even though his main trade is exporting antiques (don’t ask). All you have to care about is that he really knows what he is doing.

I told him that my lower back had been hurting a lot and seriously for the next few days the pain is gone. In its place is the bruise-like soreness I feel due to the extreme pressure Roy used to treat me, but still. See he doesn’t speak much English, and tended to giggle when I said the pressure is too hard. After awhile, I just decided to take the abuse and hope that I would be rewarded with a pain-free back. And I was.


Unfortunately, I lost his number so I don’t know how to get in touch with him directly. But if you are in dire need of a private masseur to treat your muscles to something healing for a price that can’t be beat and you either speak Indonesian or don’t mind serious finger pressure OR if you’re looking for Balinese antiques for some reason, you could probably get in touch with Merrick at Villa Naga Maya and inquire politely about Roy. You’ll be sure to make his day.

Tags: Bali · Spas

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  • 2 responses so far ↓

    • 1 devari // Apr 8, 2008 at 8:11 am

      getting a recommended therapist from a person we know is always a better option in Bali :)
      there is more personal touch rather than those from formal places such as hotel/resort

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    • 2 Travel Betty // Apr 9, 2008 at 10:21 am

      I agree, Devari. It’s also a great way to get a good price. Hotels are notorious for ridiculous markups.

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