SPAS IN GENEVA – OUR RECOMMENDATION
By Alexandra Osváth
When you open the heavy wooden door to enter Balima Day Spa – an urban spa in Geneva’s old town – be prepared to be transported to an exotic, far-away destination.
I had no idea how much I needed to get away from it all until I step inside this secret oasis, which takes me as close to Bali as I can get in COVID times.
Flowers and fragrant organic candles accent the wood furnishings and décor imported from Bali, creating a calming atmosphere miles away from the stresses of life in lockdown.
THE RELAXING MASSAGE EXPERIENCE
Candra asks if there are any areas I’d like her to focus on, and explains the principles of the Jiwa Utama massage I’ve selected. By blending deep-tissue massage with myofascial release, she will help realign my muscles and free the flow of the meridian lines.
She uses slow, deliberate strokes to revitalize my muscles and release tension spots. I told her that I carry stress in my shoulders and back, but when she massages my forearms and hands I am surprised at the tension! Typing at a computer all day (and not sitting in the best posture, I’m sure) certainly seems to be taking its toll on my body.
Candra also works on releasing the tension in my legs and hips, and applies acupressure in different spots. While I’d asked for a deep massage, I feel very comfortable telling her if the pressure is too strong at times, and she is quick to adjust.
When she asks me to turn over onto my back, Candra places a cover over my eyes. With soft music as my guide, I find myself drifting off to a faraway beach, waves gently crashing and palms swaying in the breeze.
I attempt to make mental notes throughout the massage, but after some time I give up. I realize that’s the beauty of the massage – I completely let go and float far away…
200% recommended. From the beautiful Bali-inspired décor to a massage that will transport you far away from your daily lockdown routine and leave you feeling a decade younger, this urban oasis is a must-visit in Geneva. We’re so thankful to Balima Day Spa for offering us this luxury spa experience, and loved it so much I’ve already booked my next appointment!
SPECIAL VALENTINE’S DAY OFFER
Treat your partner to a Bali Santai couple’s massage, on special offer for the rest of the month of February. The perfect Valentine’s Day gift.
CHF 275 (reduced from CHF 300), 60 mins
MY MASSAGE: THE JIWA UTAMA, ON SPECIAL OFFER
This energy therapy treatment blends deep-tissue massage with myofascial release, opening up your meridian lines and releasing the stress you hold onto in your body.
CHF 195 (reduced from CHF 215), 90 mins
CALIQ LUXURY CANDLE COLLECTION
Balima Spa also offers beautifully scented, vegan-friendly candles, including their bespoke Geneva scent. Enquire at the spa to learn more.
Hours for February:
Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-7 pm
Saturdays, 10 am-7 pm
Closed Sundays & Mondays
BOOK YOUR MASSAGE
+41 22 731 78 61
4th floor, 12 Rue du Vieux-Collège, 1204 Geneva (close to Rive)
24-hour cancellation policy.
Gift certificates are also available.
Also read our article about all the different complementary therapies available in Geneva.
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