There’s been some big changes at Cocoon Medical Spa with the addition of two large treatment rooms in the loft where there’s an infrared sauna and massages have been added to their services. Here in one of the cozy rooms outfitted with black I enjoyed a Royal Thai Touch Stretching massage. Thai massage being one of my favourites, I was delighted to learn that it would be performed on a large mat on the floor, just the way it should be.

When the room was prepared I was given a warm foot bath and a white pair of trousers and a shirt to put on. After the therapist entered the room she instructed me to lie face down. The next hour flowed by with a variety of stretches and pressure along the meridians of my legs and back. After she finished with my back she asked me to turn over and went to work on my legs. She politely asked if I’d like my stomach massaged. Yes please. This consisted of a thorough massage with good pressure. Towards the end she massaged my neck, face and head which really relaxed me. She finished with me sitting for more stretching. I felt really good and energized knowing this was a proper Thai massage.


Benefits of Thai Massage:

  • Releasing stress and tension
  • Energizing body and mind
  • Effectively used for pain relief
  • Improves the function of the lymph glands & blood circulation
  • Balances the nerve system
  • Clears out blocked and stagnant energy
  • Helps with a range of musculoskeletal problems including back, neck, shoulder, hip and leg pain.

Cocoon has another nine choices of massage. Difficult to choose.


Neuromuscular Deep Tissue Therapy – strong massage

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

  • Breaking down scar tissue
  • Stretching muscles
  • Improves blood pressure
  • Rehabilitates injured muscles
  • Reduces anxiety


Warm Bali River Stone Ritual – to melt tension

Benefits of Stone Massage

  • Helps relieve muscle tension and pain
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Helps relieve symptoms of auto-immune diseases
  • Boost immunity and circulation
  • Recharge energy levels


Endless Harmony Balinese Relaxing Ritual

Benefits of Balinese Massage

  • Eliminates stress
  • Reduces fatigue, depression and anxiety


Mother Nature Bamboo Stick Massage – melt stubborn knots and tension with bamboo sticks

Benefits of Bamboo Massage

  • Alleviates back & shoulder pain
  • Increases joint and muscle flexibility
  • Improves sports performance and endurance
  • Decreases pain and healing time for injuries


Sensational Slimming Massage – Reduce localized fat deposits and cellulite, tone and firm.

Benefits of Slimming Massage

  • Helps weight loss
  • Improves/ tightens skin
  • Improved health and overall well-being


Reflexology Foot Massage – to promote relaxation and health

Benefits of Reflexology Massage

  • Increases immunity
  • Improves energy
  • Pain relief
  • Congestion relief
  • Internal organ stimulation


Digital Detox Massage – helps shoulder and neck pain caused by computers

Benefits of Detox Massage

  • Relaxing shoulders, neck and back
  • Improves blood pressure
  • Stretching muscles
  • Opens micro-circulation
  • Increases mental alertness


Cocoon Relax & Glow Treatment – honey & sugar body scrub followed by massage with Ayurvedic oil.

Benefits of Relax & Glow Treatment

  • Exfoliating dead layers of skin
  • Provides natural glow to skin


Barefoot Bliss Ashiatsu Massage – performed using the practitioner’s feet and oil. This is a very strong massage able to go deeper than with the hands. I experienced this unique massage which uses the practitioner’s feet only to slide along the muscles and press deeply into the muscles.

Benefits of Barefoot Bliss Massage

  • Enhances feelings of well-being
  • Stimulates the circulatory system
  • Release the chronically sore, tight tissues
  • Improves flexibility
  • Elongates the spine and improves posture
  • Boosts and balances the body’s energy
  • Loosens the back and shoulders
  • Relieves pain and stress, promoting relaxation

A new addition to the Cocoon menu for facial treatments is the Marine Mineral Purifier. The nurse warned me that this facial may take 120 to 150 minutes to thoroughly cleanse the skin, removing all the white and black heads that most people seem to have accumulated. I told her that I didn’t have many, which she clearly didn’t believe. After cleansing the face a soothing massage almost lulled me to sleep. After removing the massage cream she steamed my face to open the pores for extraction. When she set about the extraction process with her little tool she was very surprised at how few white heads were on my chin and nose.

“What do you do to keep your face so clean?” she asked.

“I use a facial scrub every week.”

“Wow. It really works.” She commented with admiration.

After the little excavating she had to do she used a galvanic instrument to soothe the skin and prevent redness.

Next she gently applied a thick layer of Marine Mineral mask from the Dead Sea over my face. This would nourish and hydrate my skin. Now I could enjoy a twenty minute “cat nap” waiting for the mask to dry. After carefully removing all of the mask she placed a pair of eye protectors over my eyes for the red LED light treatment to stimulate collagen production for twenty minutes.

Last but not least came the moisturizing cream that was gently massaged into my skin. This was followed by a sunscreen protector as the sun was still shining. The whole treatment took a little over two hours. When I got up from the bed and looked in the mirror my face was glowing with health. This is the perfect facial to combat the pollution we battle against every time we go out on the street.

Book an appointment at Cocoon soon for a great massage, facial, detoxing or laser treatment or just for some regular maintenance of Botox or fillers.

Cocoon Medical Spa Legian – Sunset Road (opposite

McDonalds) 08113882240

Cocoon Medical Spa Ubud

Jl. Monkey Forest Road



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