Do It Yourself Detox Part One

A great way to start a new year and your commitment to health is to do a detox. It doesn’t have to be too difficult, but can have beneficial effects. These days we all have toxic lifestyles and we can all help ourselves to reduce and remove some toxins from our bodies and lives. A […]

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Do It Yourself Detox Part Two

At various times of the day you will need to write a detox list. The areas of your life you will be thinking about detoxing are health, money, relationships and your home. You should write down for each of these areas where you are blocked or cluttered, and then the action that you will take […]

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Bali Botanica Day Spa

“Set in unspoiled nature,” reads the description in the Bali Botanica Day Spa brochure. Partially hidden in Sanggingan, 5 minutes from the centre of Ubud, Bali Botanica is never-the-less easily located due to it’s large signboard positioned on the main road. Following the windy path down past rice fields and Balinese compounds, you do wonder […]

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Healing Hands: The Power of Touch

One of the five senses, touch enables us to give and receive information to our surrounding environment and other people. When other people touch us we can also learn about ourselves. Touch is vital to our growth and development. Children who don’t receive sufficient touch grow up less intelligent, shorter, lighter and even more violent […]

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Bagus Jati – A Wellspring of Inspiration

Bagus Jati is Indonesian for “very good”, and according to ancient Hindu writings Jati was where the first Hindu priest and sacred white buffalo arrived in Bali from Java. Situated about thirty minutes north of Ubud in five hectares of gardens and organic farmland, the health resort has eight villas whilst another ten are currently […]

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Jiwa Spa, The Conrad Bali Resort and Spa

The Conrad squats on the edge of the Nusa Dua seashore like a tank. A hugely impressive building, it is one of the Hilton chain. Set within 6.8 hectares of manicured tropical gardens and lagoons and complete with cascading waterfalls and pools that gracefully descend onto the hotel’s wide expanse of beach, the hotel has […]

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Milano Salon

This week I thought I should try a beauty treatment. Now a guy like me can stretch to a facial, but manicure, pedicure and waxing is for girls as far as I’m concerned. So I asked my best friend to help me out. Milano Salon is a stand alone spa in the middle of Ubud […]

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Culinary Herbs from your own Healing Garden

Culinary herbs are relatively easy to grow and provide a wealth of benefits. Herbs look and smell good, help food to taste great and have amazing health properties. Why not create a small herb patch in your garden? Dedicate a small area or several pots to a variety of herbs. Failing that, just buy fresh […]

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Como Shambhala Estate at Begawan Giri

Originally developed as Begawan Giri Estate by private owners, this property has been taken over by COMO Hotels and extensively refurbished. Since it’s re-launch in January last year it has been branded as a “retreat for change” or a destination spa, the first of it’s kind in Indonesia. Located to the North of Ubud, Bali’s […]

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Amrta Siddhi: Bali’s Number One Ayurvedic Health Centre

A friend of mine had been suffering from bad sleep. She said she’d tried everything, herbal drinks, medication from the doctor, avoiding certain foodstuffs like caffeine and so on. Still every night she awoke and couldn’t get back to sleep again. She would drop off just before dawn then have to wake up almost immediately […]

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