At the core of your being, beyond mind, beyond body, lies your true nature. A sparkle of light, a sprinkling of energy, Totally peaceful at one with the world. Playful. Innocent. Gentle. Generous. Loving. Wise. At your highest, you want the best for yourself, others and the planet.
Our aim at Karsa Spa is to relax and open your entire being. We bring you into your sacred heart space where you are free to remember your connection to source energy, the divine flow, who you really are.
First and foremost you are here for a professional, healing massage or Reiki treatment. It’s all about how you feel. You want your therapist to be focused, present and attuned to your needs. All our staff are professional, experienced, highly trained massage therapists.
All our Reiki practitioners hold Reiki Tummo certification. Be assured your therapist will be attuned into your needs, fully present and discrete at all times.
Lush, beautiful, sparkling clean indoor and outdoor rooms with freshly laundered linen. We use water treated with a salt based softening system and have pressurised water tanks.
Feel the difference in your after massage shower or bath! Plants, the soothing sounds of water, lotus pond and traditional Balinese artworks add to your experience of tranquility.
We use only Ayuvedic and organic oils for our massage treatments. We prefer Nadi’s Herbal products as they are produced locally and are of the highest quality to ensure the best for you and Ibu Earth.
Our organic facial and scrub ingredients are sourced from local organic suppliers. Our ginger-lemongrass-pandan-palm sugar tea is a divine after treatment drink.
The village of Bangkiang Sidem is a divine 30 minute walk from Ubud central, or 10 minutes by road via Sanggingan and Payogan. Surrounded by rice fields and tranquil village scenery. Step back in time to a more ancient Bali for a day.
We are located with Karsa Kafe; perfect to combine a walk, a massage or body treatment with lunch or a juice. Sunsets are amazing up here! Taxi transport to Bangkiang Sidem costs around Rp 100,000 – Rp 150,000 from Ubud.
We have built our spa using bio-septic tank systems to protect the surrounding rice fields.
We recycle with Eco Bali, use Bio Soap natural soap nut liquid for cleaning the spa, and are actively involved in modelling our practices and encouraging others in the village to dispose of waste cleanly and greenly.
Drift away to our tranquil sounds of traditional Balinese spa, soft jazz, classical, mantras or aural beats. Whatever relaxes you and opens your heart, we’ve got it.
A thorough massage based on Chinese acupressure points to release stress and blockages from the tips of your toes to the top of your head. It helps to loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly.
Our deep tissue massage is beneficial for many physical problems, including sports injuries and chronic pain. You will be kneaded, pressed, stretched, elbowed and gently stroked. Deeply relaxing and therapeutic, be prepared to enter the dimension of bliss!
Traditional Balinese techniques that include long strokes and light acupressure stimulation. Releases muscle tension, improves blood circulation and dissolves stress. Try and stay awake to saviour this treat!
Your massage begins with Reiki which opens your aura and chakras to receive divine healing energy throughout your treatment. Reiki also brings your therapist into their highest state so they are totally present and focused on you and your experience.
Your massage flows seamlessly as your therapist tunes into your body and hones into areas that require extra attention. Techniques used include Balinese, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Lomi-Lomi, Shiatsu, and Reiki. Finally, after a head and face massage you are brought back to planet Earth and grounded with more Reiki.
A massage based on ancient Japanese healing systems to release muscle and meridian blockages which may cause pain physically, mentally and emotionally. Your therapist works deeply, without oil. Techniques used include acupressure with thumbs, palms, elbows, and the occasional foot! Only with our male therapists. This style of massage can be fully clothed if you prefer.
This massage is with an experienced male therapist for injuries or long term problems that you just can’t seem to shift. Inform your therapist where and how you received your injury and they will concentrate on this area with a combination of trigger point therapy, deep tissue, Shiatsu, Reiki and other relaxing techniques.
Acupressure points on your feet correspond with body organs and parts of your body. When stimulated many blockages are released and dissolved. Where are your sore spots? Let your therapist soothe and nurture your body and sole!
First we wash your feet, then treat you to a fantastic foot and lower leg reflexology massage. Finally we clean you up, revive you with our magic peppermint spray and send you on for more adventures. Selamat jalan!
Yoga without the effort! A gentle form of Thai massage on a floor mat. Our male therapists only have been trained in this beautiful technique. You are given Thai pants and a tshirt to wear as this massage has a lot of body contact between therapist and client. Your therapist uses his thumbs, palms, forearms, feet, knees and torso to press and stretch your body. He uses slow rhythmic movements to release blockages from the sen (meridian lines). This is a beautiful and deeply relaxing experience.
A deep tissue massage without the limbs for those in a hurry or who need more back neck shoulder focus. This massage can be had sitting in a chair through your clothes (shiatsu style massage) or on a massage table with oil. For strong massage please request a male therapist.
A lovely introduction to bodywork for your wriggling, giggling little ones. We will go with the flow and are flexible to ensure they have a fun, positive experience.
Massage at an angle, according to your individual needs. You can choose to be sitting in a chair or lying on a table. We support you with plenty of cushions and bolsters so you can relax and drift away to whatever Nirvana calls to you today…….
Two beautiful big singing bowls forged under a full moon in Nepal have found their new home at Karsa Spa. Our male therapists have learned to work with the vibratory energies of the bowls as an add on treatment at the end of your massage. The bowl is placed over energy centres and acupressure points on your back, shoulders, legs and feet then struck as well as rubbed, to produce 2 different types of vibration and sound.
This treatment can be deeply healing and soothing. If you have any specific back or shoulder problems please tell your therapist who will add warm water into the bowl which enhances your treatment. If you are a couple sharing a room we recommend only 1 person receive singing bowl at a time, or that you book single rooms if you both would like this treatment.
Note : Add on treatment by male therapists only after any massage.
Cupping at Karsa Spa involves placing modern, silicone cups on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air. The suction in the cups causes the skin and superficial muscle layer to be lightly drawn into the cup. Cupping is much like the inverse of massage – rather than applying pressure to muscles, it uses gentle pressure to pull them upward. This is usually a deeply relaxing and relieving sensation.
The cups can be moved along back meridians or sore areas, then are generally left in place for about ten minutes while the patient relaxes. Cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system and is commonly used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite. For weight loss and cellulite treatments, oil is first applied to the skin, and then the cups are moved up and down the surrounding area.
Please note: Cupping causes the skin to temporarily turn red or purple, especially if there is an injury or energetic blockage under the area that has been cupped. The skin discoloration can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days, but is rarely painful.