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Spa Betty Series: Another Trip to Kenko Reflexology In Ubud

March 30th, 2008 · 4 Comments

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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 too, what the heck.

The male technician I had last time is busy with another customer so this time the pregnant woman performs her magic on my feet. She doesn’t use as much pressure, but it’s still a damn good experience. Worlds better than the “reflexology” I got at Secret Garden Spa in Kuta and universes better than yesterday’s debacle.

A few minutes in, I hear the front door open and an American accent inquires about treatment. I recognize the voice as my friend visiting from Singapore and we have a good laugh about how she so quickly gave up shopping in the rain. It seems Kenko Reflexology really attracts the Americans.

Once my foot massage is done, the woman gives me a manicure and I realize why it says reflexology on the sign outside and not manicure. I try to explain that I want my nails to all be clipped to the same length, but fail in my communications. Then I’m only given one coat of polish. Having chosen a pale shade of pink, I walk out of Kenko with uneven, barely perceptibly painted nails. But damn, my feet feel fantastic!

Travel Betty Basics
Kenko Reflexology
(Jl. Monkey Forest next to Komaneka Resort)
Telephone: (0361)975293
4 other Bali locations
Ambiance: 2 out of 5 Passion Fruits

Reflexology Treatment: 5 out of 5 Passion Fruits

Manicure: 2 out of 5 Passion Fruits

Cost: 80,000 rupiah total

What that means in U.S. Dollars: $8.74

Tags: Bali · Spas

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  • 4 responses so far ↓

    • 1 Sheila // Mar 31, 2008 at 6:54 am

      I’ve never had a reflexology massage. Hmmm…maybe I should try one? Having your feet feel good when you travel is a must!

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    • 2 devari // Mar 31, 2008 at 3:21 pm

      next time try also Como Shambhala treatment in Begawan Giri, Tegalalang :)

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    • 3 Liz // Apr 1, 2008 at 4:35 pm

      Having your feet feel good at any time is a must. I loooove reflexology when its over its like walking on air.

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    • 4 Travel Betty // Apr 6, 2008 at 8:16 pm

      Sheila, you definitely need to try reflexology. It is really relaxing and good for the soul. I agree happy feet is crucial on trips.

      Thanks for the tip, Devari!

      I hear ya, Liz! I wish it wasn’t so darn expensive back here in the States.

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