Balinese healer and Bali's "Magic Man"
Perhaps one of Bali’s most fabled healers, Pak Sirkus is said to have performed miracles, aptly known as Bali’s Magic Man. Many moons ago, he opened his donation-based medical centre in Berawa, Canggu, with a mission to heal the body with a holistic approach. He is most famous for “Pijat Tulang”, a type of deep tissue massage (and we mean really deep, all the way to the bones!) which helps with health issues ranging from stomach pains to tense muscles.
He begins by applying pressure with his stick between the toes, with each pressure point relating to a different part of the body. When pain is detected, Pak Sirkus moves on to treating the problem, with different natural oils, pressure point massage, and localised stretching.
From healing broken bones to instantly relieving extreme pain and tension within the body, Pak Sirkus locates, treats and somewhat miraculously alleviates physical problems within the body. His ‘magic’ is well-known by both locals and international visitors, with some people travelling from far and wide just to experience Pak Sirkus’ extraordinary healing powers.