Authentic Balinese Healing Traditions


Introducing a New Direction for the Spa at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

Immersed in lush jungle greenery in the Ayung River valley, the Spa at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan has introduced a new concept – incorporating authentic spiritual traditions, such as chakra balancing, Balinese Ayurvedic practices, yoga and meditation.

The inland jungle setting provides a serene, nurturing environment – ideal for treatments that offer a deep inner focus. Guests have the opportunity to learn genuine Balinese philosophy and discover a truly Eastern healing experience, providing a practical, modern approach to living in bliss.

The new Sayan spa concept was developed by Helen Norman, the Senior Director of Spa for both Four Seasons Resorts Bali. A British native, Norman brings nearly 20 years of experience in the spa and wellness industry. Most recently she managed the multi-award-winning Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong.

According to Helen Norman: “Balinese medicine adheres to the concept of complete oneness – emphasising that there is no separation between us and what is around us. Ill health is caused not only by imbalance in the physical body, but also by spiritual disconnection to the larger world. In the Spa, we’re offering a truly Eastern healing experience, with a powerful selection of authentic Balinese healing traditions to help reconnect you to your whole, complete self.”

New signature treatments at the Spa are selected according to each individual’s needs. The seven Chakra Blessing treatments are designed to restore the energy centres that run along the spinal column. Balinese Ayurvedic healing aims to reestablish balance and wholeness. At the same time, local rituals such as Batu Kali Riverstone Ritual reflect the age-old cleansing and beautifying traditions of the Balinese people.

Nestled within the Resort’s rice terraces and herb gardens, set on the banks of the sacred Ayung River, the Spa encompasses just six treatment rooms, including three couple’s suites, two double-size spa villas and a royal spa villa with outdoor shower and bath. Guests can relax together in the shared hot and cold plunge pools, plus separate men’s and women’s saunas and steam rooms located in the changing rooms.

New Concepts at Both Four Seasons Spas in Bali

With two spas in Bali, Four Seasons reflects the two sides of Balinese spiritual philosophy – balancing the internal and external worlds. At the jungle-immersed Sayan, the focus is inward and nurturing, incorporating authentic spiritual traditions such as chakra balancing and Balinese Ayurvedic healing. At the beachside Jimbaran Bay, the feeling is open and outward, focused on the cleansing powers of water, salt and crystals. Visiting both Four Seasons spas is ideal to gain a total appreciation of the Balinese approach to life.

As Helen Norman explains, “Spas around the world have always been influenced by Balinese culture, and these two Four Seasons spas renew that international leadership with the priorities of authenticity and education – inspiring our guests to bring genuine Balinese practices into their daily lives as a simple way to maintain wellness and peace of mind.”
About Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts 

As the world’s leading operator of luxury hotels, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts currently manages 89 properties in 36 countries. Open since 1998, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan offers a vacation experience of unlimited variety, and the highly personalised, anticipatory service that Four Seasons guests expect and value around the world. Recent awards and honours include Conde Nast Traveler Gold List 2012. For more information on Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, visit