Opposite the W Hotel on Jl. Petitenget in Seminyak, Spring Spa is the newest kid on the block. With a slick white exterior and a cute little kaki lima cart out the front selling kelapa muda (young coconuts), it certainly looks the goods. But can it deliver? The answer to that is yes. And it’s all about the Bliss.
Yes, we’re talking about the cult-favourite beauty brand first made famous after Sex and the City filmed part of an episode inside its flagship Manhattan spa. With beauty aficianados from New York to London to Hong Kong all in a tither for their products (the Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask is addictive) and their celebrity fan list reading like a who’s who of those-in-the-glow (Jennifer Lopez, Uma Thurman, Madonna, Julia Roberts, just for starters), we’re pretty excited that New Zealand spa group Spring has brought their signature Bliss treatments to Bali.
The Youth As We Know It facial packs a pretty powerful anti-aging punch, without being invasive (no needles, no downtime). This isn’t your standard cleanse/tone/mask/moisturise situation, but a 60-minute ritual of supercharged treatments that includes hot towels, optional extractions, gentle glycolic peel, mushroom enzyme mask and soothing serums.
We loved that the therapist never left our side, massaging hands, feet and head during each stage of the treatment. And at just Rp 450k, it’s an absolute steal.
Beach Body Rescue
If you’ve just stepped off the plane from cooler climes and you haven’t seen the sun for a while, head straight there for the very practical Back Buff: warming Balinese spices are blended into an aromatic exfoliating scrub that will leave you silky smooth and bikini-ready. Finished off with a soothing neck, back and shoulder massage, it’s also a winner for shaking jetlag and plane travel stiffness
Quirky watering-can foot rinses are part of their OPI pedicures, and the option of getting a bohemian-style braid (a la Drew Barrymore and Nicole Richie, not the Kuta cowboy beaded kind!) as part of your wash & blowdry. A perfect pairing.
Want to take a little Bliss home? Easy peasy. Spring Spa also has a great range of some of the brand’s bestsellers for sale.
Raechel Temily is a contributor to Honeycombers Bali. A freelance writer and stylist, Raechel has one dusty flip-flopped foot on the island of Bali and one stiletto-clad foot in London. In the quest for a great story, she has eaten goat brains for breakfast and has been smoked in frankincense by a lotus pond.