What our students say

These are testimonials from recent clients, including those who were only with us for a day and those we had the pleasure to have as a student for 6 months.  Although each is uniquely written as students come from so many diverse backgrounds, they almost universally convey how much they have come to appreciate their trainers.

Small, personalized classes are one of the core reasons that Bali BISA is so popular with students with varying objectives, just for pure fun, kicking off an exciting career as a spa therapist, expanding their skill portfolio or gaining CIBTAC certification to enhance their career development.

Many say they’ll be back and unsurprisingly many do indeed return for more spa courses with us!  They keep up with fellow students, trainers and Bali BISA happenings on our Facebook page. Why not stop by and have a chat with our growing community of fantastic students?

Ayumi Kosugi
Balinese Massage
February 03 – 07, 2020

I’m Japanese therapist, I recommend BISA school, I had a good time especially yoga and meditation in the morning.

Nita Elena
Bamboo Massage
January 27 – 31, 2020

Thank you for Bali BISA, especially to my tutor, Hani. I really enjoy my course, the Yoga practice every morning and the atmosphere. Thank you and hope to see you again. 

Aleksandra Gasior
Anatomy & Physiology, Sports Massage, Balinese Massage
January 06 – 24, 2020

It’s not hard to believe that I soaked so quickly in this place. Always driving my bike to BISA and from full of smile and good energy even though sometimes I didn’t have energy for anything else. I was motivated to learn by professional people around me. I feel relaxed and supported even when I feel stressed or didn’t sleep well. Thanks for all good moments, Thanks for inspiration thanks for knowledge, patience, for your time and for all I learnt. I will be back. You are all amazing.

Marine De Crissey
1 day Balinese Massage
December 18, 2018

What a nice experience! What a nice day! I didn’t know nothing, I just wanted to know how to practice massages with my daughter and husband and at the end of training I think about a new job. Thank you Ani. Merci beaucoup.

Yeshvin Ghunsam
BISA Anatomy & Physiology, Shirodhara, Abhyangga Massage, Indian Head Massage, Shiatsu Program CIBTAC Endorsed, Sports Massage & Treatments, Swedish Massage, Balinese Massage, Intuitive Massage, Bamboo Massage, Thai Foot Stick Massage.
September 03 – December 14, 2018

It is the first time that I am learning massage. Before coming to Bali BISA I had sense of doubt that I will be a massage therapist with enough skills to face the challenges that an experienced masseuse normally faces. BISA has equipped me with the confidence and skills to pick up any challenge. A career change is never easy, but with Penny and her team help nothing seems impossible.

Julia Mehnert
1 day Balinese Massage
December 04, 2018

Feeling blessed to be here! I had a great time & learned a lot. Special thanks to Tini and the rest of the BISA team.

Cliff Howe
1 day Waxing Hair Removal
November 23, 2018

One day waxing course BT107, very hands on learning, enjoyed the one on one training. Cheers.

Alamul Ameen Nampurath
Sports Massage & Treatment
November 05 – 16, 2018

Good place to learn. Wonderful people, nice friends. If possible I will return for more knowledge. Thanks Bali BISA Team.

Yunjin Lee
August 15 – November 09, 2018

I took Anatomy & Physiology, Swedish, Hot & Cold Stone, Lymphatic, Indian Head Massage, Postnatal, Pregnancy, Baby and Aromatherapy treatment course. Today finally finished my last exam. It took quite long time and I fly to Bali twice for the courses. I feel grateful that I could choose this school. I could learn a lot and know many professional trainers and helpful people at school. I’m sure all my experience here will be a big help on me and my future plan. Thank you all.

Ruby Bebita
1 day Balinese Massage
October 26, 2018

Thank you BISA for accommodating my short notice. I wish I could stay a bit longer. My goal is achieved now, to take the Balinese Massage training in Bali..

Thank you to teacher Asrini.

Maria Charie Ortiz Gacho
Balinese Massage Course endorsed by CIBTAC
October 10 – 19, 2018

Thank you so much for everything Tini & Adi. I miss you all and all of you are so fantastic. Big thank to Ms Penny! May God bless you and more years on your school.

Maria Charie Ortiz Gacho
Balinese Massage Course endorsed by CIBTAC
October 10 – 19, 2018

Thank you so much for everything Tini & Adi. I miss you all and all of you are so fantastic. Big thank to Ms Penny! May God bless you and more years on your school.

Darshan Shah
VTCT Diploma in Swedish Massage
October 01 – 19, 2018

Thank you Bali BISA, I have had a wonderful experience here. All the tutors and staff have been very supportive and encouraging. Big thank to Dani for the high level of knowledge and the practical and Anatomy & Physiology and sharing this with us. I do hope to be back one day.

Carla Hidalgo
Sports Massage
October 08 – 12, 2018

Thanks to the school and my teacher Juni for all that her though me and how all the people received to everyone here. I really appreciate the experience and I don’t gonna hesitate to recommend to my close people. Thank you for everything.

Viktoriia Novytska
Foundation Spa Therapy Package
July 30 – September 07, 2018

It was amazing 5 weeks here. Really grateful to all BISA team for their amazing work, they all made my education process so joyful and interesting. they were very patient even when had to repeat ten times. Definitely I would love to come back again to continue my study as I feel it likes something I wanna do in my life. Thanks for inspiration and positive vibes, I will miss all of you. 

Kay Chan
Balinese Massage, VTCT Diploma in Complementary Therapy
May 21 – August 24, 2018

To everyone at Bali BISA. I had a really lovely time here and thank you for helping me archive my new skills. I am really excited to see where this new path takes me! Will miss you all.

Megan Leech
ITEC Diploma in Complementary Therapy
June 04 – August 17, 2018

I had so much fun here at Bali BISA. Though it was tough and I had some bad days. All the happy and fun trainers made my time here memorable. Going to miss everyone so so much.

Pawel Matusiak
1 day Balinese Massage
July 31, 2017

I took one day Balinese Massage course and I really enjoyed. Would recommend it to anyone. Kinda wish I hadn’t taken a longer course because the course was great, professional, experienced teachers and an amazing atmosphere.

Derwinne Carlos
Balinese Massage
July 09 – 13, 2018

Thank you Bali BISA for an unforgettable experience. It was great to meet you all and I have learnt a lot from my short time here. Special thanks to Dewi who was an amazing tutor to me.

Kiyomi Lee
1 day Balinese Massage
July 09, 2018

I had really good experience teacher Dani. She is a great teacher. I learn a lot and I could relaxed a lot. Thank you so much.

Rebecca Hemenway
1 day Balinese Massage
July 02, 2018

Thank you for the wonderful experience to learn Balinese Massage. Not being in the field it gave me a good entry point to learn and take home to share with family and friends.

M Wahyudi
Swedish Massage
February 03 – 14, 2020

Dear Wati and Juni,
I had amazing 14 days Swedish course here, thank you so much for being such a wonderful tutors. See you guys in October 2020.

Tairia Hutton
Balinese Massage
January 30 – February 04, 2020

Thank you so much for this beautiful and amazing journey. Dewi, your patience was outstanding. Hani, your encouragement not to give up and give it all you’ve got will never leave my thoughts.

If there is anything I take with me back to Perth WA is this gentle kind spiritual Balinese Massage.

Cecelia Cafiero
Bamboo Massage, Foot Reflexology
January 13 – 24, 2020

Thank you Bali BISA. Always a pleasure to study here. I might see you again sometime.

Ria Rahma Yunita
Balinese Massage
December 12 – 17, 2018

Suksme! For all knowledge, experiences, food and all good vibes in Bali BISA. This is my first time doing massage and I really excited to learn more after my 5 days Balinese Massage course. For all staff really help me a lot to do the course and give some advice to myself and they are friendly. I hope Bali BISA will always keep the study better than other Spa International Academy.

Salma Dwidar
Swedish Massage
December 10 – 14, 2018

My first time to travel alone and you all made me feel like home. Thanks for changing my course & make me do what I like & not only that but you did your best to make me so good at it. Thank you, I love you and I hope to see you again. Rini you are the best.

Eric “R.B.” Lewin
Intuitive Massage, Sports Massage & Treatment, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, VTCT level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies
October 08 – November 23, 2018

Well that’s it for my courses. Being here at BISA has been an eye opener for me as a body worker of 2 years. It taught me to take a slower approach to clients with my own work. This is going to help my future greatly. There is great things in my Lymphatic course I will be doing to help my clients hands down. Penny, you are awesome. Thank you for being my Bali mother and really understand my journey to Bali which was not only to come to BISA and to the tutors. I will be making you giggle more when I come as a model. Get used to seeing me more. Love you.

Judith Falch
1 day Balinese Massage
November 19, 2018

I just did this one day, but it was awesome. I can’t wait to practice my new knowledge to my families and friends in Austria.

Yuki Nojima
1 day Balinese Massage, 1 day Traditional Facial
November 07 – 08, 2018

Thank you Tini. Learn massage is always my dream, but it’s coming true. Next time I want to learn a longer course.

Nozomi Gegic
Traditional Creambath Hair Treatment
October 15 – 19, 2018

Thank you my beautiful teacher Rini and Sri. I had such a great time for 5 days to learning creambath. In the beginning I felt start panicking, under pressure and unconfident but Rini and Sri are very kind and patience to teach me for a small detail about hand movement, posture and positions. I really wanted to study this course and learnt a lot of things, I felt confident and relief now. I keep improving myself until I come back to learn new things here next time. Thank you so much for everything and looking forward to seeing you guys again soon.

Nicola Brazier
Balinese Massage
October 10 – 19, 2018

I am a returning student to Bali BISA. I work in yachting on a megayacht as a Beautician / Masseuse and I like to come here for my training because it is of such a high standard. I have studied Swedish Massage VTCT & Balinese which I thoroughly enjoyed because of the wonderful & very knowledgeable tutors. Once again I am leaving Bali BISA happy and fully trained to the highest of standard. What course should I do next?

Fatima Llaban
VTCT Diploma in Swedish Massage
October 01 – 19, 2018

Thank you Bali BISA, learning VTCT Swedish Massage is meant to be. Thanks for my teacher Dani for being supportive I learn a lot from you. Your the best teacher.

Lio Soo Ching
Post Natal Massage, Baby Massage
September 24 – 29, 2018

Thank you very much Weda, and wish the process of giving birth to your baby is smooth and recover fast. Thanks for teaching me all the knowledge and skills.

Magdalena Runggaldier
3 days Balinese Massage
September 10 – 12, 2018

This 3 days intensive Balinese Massage course was just the perfect combination to our honeymoon. All the trainers are very professional, patient and super friendly. They also took care of my posture so I really appreciate it. I also loved the food, the quiet place and the nice student. Also my husband Michele enjoyed this days very much as model. I would definitely recommend the school to the other people. Hope to be back soon in beautiful Sanur.

Lili Weston
VTCT Diploma in Complementary Therapy
June 18 – August 24, 2018

I had an amazing experience at Bali BISA. I had a great tutor Kadek who was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. I also met some great people, other students who I hope to stay in contact with. Thank you to Kadek, Penny and all at Bali BISA and I am extremely excited to use my new skills when I get back to the UK.

Thamali Madhusarani Nandasiri
Warm Stones and Crystal Therapy
August 09 – 17, 2018

I am a completely beginner for this subject. I learn how to this treatment properly. Teacher, Rini is excellent. We did it with good connection to each other.

Jessica Saint
1 day Balinese Massage
August 08, 2018

Thank you very much for having me for the day. I really enjoyed myself and incredibly improved my limited knowledge of massage. Love from Jess.

Emma Thorburn
Foundation Spa Therapy Package
June 25 – August 03, 2018

I’ve been here for 6 weeks doing the Bali BISA Foundation Spa Therapy Package. I am so sad to be leaving today. Every single one of these amazing tutors has affected me in some way and have me feel a part of the family here. There is so much knowledge, grace and love swirling around this place that its hard not to come out a better person because of it. Thank you so much to all of you, I hope to see you again some day.

Arif Ari Wibowo
Anatomy & Physiology
July 16 – 20, 2018

Thanks to Rini for teaching me Anatomy & Physiology. Thanks to Bali BISA, very nice place, I am enjoying my time during study, lot of fun. I hope I can come back and continue with the bigger course.

February 10 – 14, 2020

I had such a great time learning Ashiatsu here. It was a great combination of fun and learning new skills. All the teachers and students are so lovely. I am looking forward to returning again soon.

Haruna Ijichi
Balinese Massage
February 03 – 07, 2020

I was able to learn a very nice Balinese Massage and I met a good teacher, environment and friends. It was only a week, but it was very satisfying for me. Thank you very much!

Melissa Viegas
Balinese Massage
January 27 – 31, 2020

Dear Ayu, Penny and Bali BISA Team
Your expertise, patience, guidance and empathy was and is a breath of fresh air, coming from a corporate background. Thank you for your dedication and passion to teaching this skill. Already planning my next course here.

Tiphaine Louvion
VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapy
November 13, 2017 – December 14, 2018

Thank you to all Bali BISA Team, to Penny, Rini, Juni, Dayu,…etc, both for the hard times and the amazing times I had here, made it a bit special in my heart. I am so happy I could come back here a year later, and for the best. Now, let’s have some Christmas Party. Happy end of year to all.

Ryonghwa Choi 
1 day Balinese Massage
December 15, 2018

Thank you for being flexible to arrange a class on Saturday. It was intensive private class only for me and I enjoyed very much.

Ruth Schmidt
VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Swedish Massage
November 05 – 23, 2018

I did the Level 3 VTCT Swedish Massage for basic knowledge and introduction to massage. The school and staff are lovely and I enjoyed my time. My instructor were great. The daily yoga and meditation a wonderful way to start the day. Thank you.

Elisa Pais
Bamboo Massage
November 12 – 16, 2018

Living, sharing, talking, smiling only one week with you but so intensive. Thanks Eni for teaching me your experience. Thanks Bali BISA team to open the door.

Roxanne de la Rosa
Sports Massage & Treatments, Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Foot Reflexology, Maternity Program Endorsed by CIBTAC, 1 day Balinese Massage
August 06 – November 14, 2018

Thank you to all the teachers. They really tried their best. Thankful for meeting so many sweet & kind people. I learned a few things. Thank you for your kindness. Good luck to all of you and I hope God blesses you all.

Arianna Bonoli
Balinese Massage
October 29 – November 02, 2018

I had great experience. Thank you so much.

Rie Sugasawa
Traditional Creambath Hair Treatment
October 15 – 19, 2018

Thank you Bali BISA team and my lovely teacher Rini. I have had enjoyed and I could have good knowledge of creambath and theory were helped a lot my job as a hairdresser. I would recommend to other people who wants to study about beauty spa. Again thank you so much. I hope I will be back study advance course.

Florence Bourke
Balinese Massage
October 15 – 19, 2018

Asrini, Adi & Tini were beautiful teacher. They had so much knowledge but were also fun and easy to talk to. Thank you so much for everything I have learnt. I feel so lucky to have learnt Balinese Massage, here in Bali, with such experienced teachers. Lots of love from Flo. Thank you Bali BISA and teacher Rini was fantastic.

Carmen & Pinky
Post Natal Massage
October 10 – 16, 2018

Thank you for the teacher Ms. Dewi. We have a great great time here in Bali BISA. We learn the massage here & love it a lot. The people here are so nice. We must be here again in the coming future. Thank you for everything. We had a good time & memory here.

PS : teacher Ms Dewi is pregnant. She is nice and very helpful.

Lezil Medallon
CIBTAC Diploma in Body Massage
September 24 – October 03, 2018

Thank you so much for being part of Bali BISA family. I would definitely treasure all the learning and teaching I received best of luck for future success of team. I will miss you all.

PS : Shout out to Wati, best teacher I ever had.

Haleema Ebrahim Muhamed
VTCT Diploma in Complementary Therapy

Thanks to my kind, adorable teachers, I love you all and Penny. I will miss you all. I enjoyed my time in Bali with my small family at BISA. I was accepted just the way I am and everyone was welcoming and helpful.

Alice Dijkstra
Balinese Massage
August 20 – 24, 2018

I joined the 5 days Balinese Massage course at BISA. I had a great time and enjoyed every moment of the course. I liked the Yoga in the morning and the laugh during lunch. Thank you Rini for being the best trainer and all the effort you put into the course. I wish you all the best and good luck. Thank you BISA. See you next time.

Cassandra Aprilanda
Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology, Maternity Program endorsed by CIBTAC
July 09 – August 17, 2018

To Weda, Juni, Dani, Kadek & Juli, thanks for being a wonderful trainers and guide me and taught me everything from not knowing anything to become super excited to continue my journey and learn more about spa and massage. You guys are the best. Hope to see all of you again soon. Also thank you so much for Gina and Dayu for the endless help. Really appreciate it.

Lucie Bardot
Balinese Massage
July 30 – August 03, 2018

The last 5 days were so amazing to me, wonderful place, kind staff, smiles, laughs, happiness and relaxation. Thank you to my teacher who was so patient and thank you to my models as well. I will keep everything in my heart and memory forever. Thank you BISA. I am a better beautician now.

Mahanani Panglipuring Tyas
Balinese Massage endorsed by CIBTAC
July 23 – August 03, 2018

I took 2 weeks Balinese Massage endorsed by CIBTAC courese here and it was amazing time. Dewi and Dani (my tutors) they teach me so well, they are very smart, clever, patient and good person. I learn new technique and many things in massage. All people in Bali BISA are wonderful and helpful. Bali BISA is very good place for learning massage. I wish I can come back again to take another course.

Putu Suyasa Dharma Putra
CIBTAC Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology
July 09 – 20, 2018

Thank you for this 10 days. Special thanks for Juni and Dani. It was a great time learning from you both.