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Boreh: Bali's most Rejuvenating Traditional Spa
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Blessed with wonderful natural splendors and mesmerizing culture, the enchanting island of Bali is a true paradise for those who seek the perfect getaway from the complexities of daily life. Aside from the wide array of activities that you can enjoy here , perhaps the most rejuvenating is to indulge your body in a soothing treatment using exotic herbs accompanied by distinct Balinese touches. This is what Boreh is all about: it is a rejuvenating traditional spa treatment from the island of the gods.
Boreh is a healing treatment that has traditionally been administered in Balinese villages after a day of hard work. It relieves muscle aches, increases blood circulation and stimulates a relaxing sensation, which it achieves by using heat therapy combined with exotic spices that stimulate blood circulation and warm the skin with aromatic fusion. Boreh is also used as a treatment for headaches, rheumatism, fever, and hypertension.
The term Boreh itself actually refers to the herbal potion used as scrub. The boreh remedial paste is made from various combinations of herbs, roots, spices and other natural ingredients such as cardamom, cinnamon, chilies, shredded coconut, ginger, galangal, powdered sandalwood, cloves, coriander seeds, turmeric, and more. All the ingredients combined with water are then ground in a traditional mortar and pestle container, pasted over the body and allowed to dry. The treatment usually also involves the use of Cananga Oil, Basil Oil, Orange Oil, Patchouli Oil, and Cajeput Oil, while for the body scrub pumice and chamomile extracts are used.
The treatment applies a selection of traditional pressure massage techniques that help release tension and loosen stiff joints, while the body wrap of exotic spices works to increase blood circulation and exfoliate the skin. The sensation of deep penetrating heat that melts away your tension, boosts blood circulation, relieves aching joints, and sore muscles, which is truly exceptional. The treatment usually finishes with a tranquilizing flower bath.
According to the locals, the recipes for Boreh were brought to Bali in the 13th century by royal families from the Majapahit kingdom when they fled Java to settle in Bali. Their understanding of the benefits of herbs have been handed down through the ages, becoming the range of traditional herbal remedies now specific to Bali.
You can find this exotic traditional treatment in various spa centers in Seminyak area as well as in many other spas throughout Bali.
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