A new trend is spilling over the wellness wave from Indonesia to Germany: Bali Boreh. With this Balinese ritual, rice farmers used to warm themselves in the wet and windy months of the monsoon. Even today, the tropical people maintain this full-body treatment. No wonder, because during this pleasant wellness ceremony including a massage, the body is warmed, the blood circulation promoted and at the same time toxins can be eliminated from the body. Ideal for stress-stricken people and for those who want to treat themselves and their body to something good.
Bali Boreh: a Balinese treatment method
Beautiful sandy beaches, exotic butterflies and magnificent orchids - Indonesia is enriched with many small wonders of nature. Great emphasis is placed in the culture on the beauty and care of the body. Bali Boreh is a traditional Balinese blessing for the body and consists of various treatments. However, the focus is always on Boreh - herbal mixtures, which are supposed to trigger targeted positive effects on the body based on their composition. After century-old recipes, only natural essences for the wellness enjoyment Bali Boreh are used.
Well tempered water
Bali Boreh starts classically with a warm foot bath. For this, the spices ginger and manuka are added to a herbal broth and poured into the bath water. While the muscles relax and loosen up, two drinks are served: ginger tea and the traditional Jamu drink.
Herbal and spice blends get the circulation going and keep the body warm.
Pijat massage after foot bath
After the foot bath, the body is treated to a massage. Usually, the technique of Pijat massage is now used because this massage is a gentle variation on the variety of traditional Indonesian massages. Sesame ginger oil is pleasantly heated and poured dropwise over the back. Alternating kneading and pushing movements are triggered by the fingers and palms.
The special feature of this massage during the Bali Boreh treatment is that the massage strokes are performed in the length of the muscles, so that the excretion of toxins and slag can be promoted.
Warm herbs unfold their effect
After the relaxing massage, there is another resting phase. A warm herbal pack of cloves, curry and chili is now applied to the body. This pack has a contact time of 20 minutes, in which the body is additionally covered with a pre-heated towel.
The herbal pack is intended to tighten the skin, stimulate the lymphatic system and strengthen the body's defenses. Bali Boreh is therefore often used by islanders to prevent colds.
After the herbal pack has been removed with moist and warm towels, the body is then washed off again or poured off with the help of running water. In the next step of Bali Boreh, a special carrot tonic is rubbed onto the body for a refreshing and caring use.
Bali Boreh provides deep relaxation
Bali Boreh is ideal for headaches, digestive problems and back tension. The deep relaxation triggered during the up to two-hour Bali Boreh, especially people who suffer from stress-related problems such as insomnia or burnout syndrome benefit from this kind of wellness.
At the end of the Bali Boreh treatment, a warming Bareh Body Balm is creamed on the body with circular movements. This ritual is also used to prepare for the night's sleep.