Benefits of Bamboo Massage for the Client and the Therapist

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By Penny Ellis, Founder, Bali International Spa Academy CIBTAC Centre of the Year 2015 and Finalist 2014 Considering the many therapeutic benefits of bamboo massage for both clients and therapists, it is surprising that it is not more readily found on spa menus. After all, bamboo was considered a powerful healing tool in ancient China, Japan and Indonesia.  Bamboo still …

Spices are increasingly used in spa treatments due to the powerful medicinal benefits

Spices are Becoming a Spa Essential

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Spices do much More than just Add Zest to any Meal! Spices are becoming a Staple Ingredient of More Healthy Spa Treatments. When most people think of spices, they conjure up visions of fiery Indian dishes which light up taste buds with a vengeance for those unaccustomed to their zealous use in cooking. However, experienced chefs skillfully use spices to …

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Tamara Bleszynski, Indonesian model, singer and actress, completes VTCT Diploma in Complementary Therapies course at Bali BISA

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Just like the glamorous superstar that she is in real life, Tamara blazed through the VTCT Level 3 Diploma Complementary Therapies at Bali BISA with perfect grades. She had taken time away from her busy career to start fulfilling her ambition to open a wellness centre in Indonesia. She has always felt deeply and passionately about health, beauty and wellness, …

Balinese Ceremony when a person passed away

Reincarnation – A glimpse into the afterlife

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The  concept of reincarnation has been around for centuries, and yet many people still dispute its existence. For the Balinese, reincarnation known as “Punarbhawa” or “Numitis”,  is  just   one  of the  long journeys that one has to go through until they achieve eternity. They believe that after death the body of the deceased must be dissolved in order to return …

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Main Differences between Swedish & Balinese Massage

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By Penny Ellis Founder, Bali International Spa Academy[/cs_text] WHAT MASSAGE IS BEST TO MASTER? This is a complex question and we take the time to ask the right questions from the start. Our Basic Spa Therapist Training Program incorporates both Swedish and Balinese Massage so is perfect for people wishing to start a career in the industry. If you can …

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A CIBTAC Student’s View: Two Months In Bali

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So my two month study stint is coming to an end. I have been training like crazy to get a diploma in Spa Therapy from Bali BISA. My time has been intense, and the whole experience feels like a hazy cloud of time which hasn’t really happened! So apart from school, what have I done? Well not much really! I …

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Balinese Offerings – Canang Sari

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Wonderfully decorative and colorful offerings are a special feature of the Balinese culture. Canang sari is the simplest form of banten (offering) and is often seen at the front of houses, stores, temples or simply placed on the ground. The basic ingredients of canang sari are mostly the same, but the resources and the creativity of the people that make …

Balinese Holistic Healing

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Traditional Balinese Holistic Healing Parents of Balinese families have the added responsibility to teach their children some basic skills of traditional Balinese medicine using domestic herbs and spices, along with therapies for simple ailments. Such knowledge is inherited and has been passed down from generation to generation for centuries. Every family compound is advised to plant their own living apothecary …