Indulgence: Taking a Shower While Having a Massage


Affusion shower massage. Photo Credit: Thalasso Bali Spa.

Part Three

Michael Taylor is a guest for three nights at the Grand Mirage Resort, which is located in Nusa Dua, Bali. On his first morning in the Island of the gods, Michael experiences something he has never experienced before. So what is it? The Affusion Shower Massage at the Thalasso Bali Spa, which he describes as his most relaxing spa treatment ever! 


Bali Affusion Shower Massage

Usually, I take a shower before having a massage. Sometimes I take a shower after having a massage. But I’ve never taken a shower while having a massage!

Well, there is a first time for everything!

After arriving at the spa at the Grand Mirage Resort in Nusa Dua, Bali, I was surprised to see that my therapist was dressed in a bathrobe as usually the therapists in Southeast Asia wear exotic ethnic garb.

So why was she wearing a bathrobe? I was soon to find out!

First, the therapist led me into the treatment room, which looked like a cave. In the middle was a padded table with some type of sprinkler contraption overhead.

My therapist asked me to lie down face up. Strange! Because usually it starts the other way around. To clarify, I’m am usually asked to lie face down first. So what was going on?

In fact, I was getting the distinct impression that the Affusion Shower Massage that had been arranged for me was going to be highly unusual! Would I enjoy it? Only time would tell!

The therapist began by massaging my stomach. Again – highly unusual! Then she moved on to my legs, feet, and hands.

Halfway through the massage, she asked me to turn over. And the sprinkler system was slowly turned on. After a few moments, the therapist starting slowly working on my shoulders, back, and legs.

The Verdict

The Affusion Shower Massage treatment lasted 50 minutes. And I emerged from the spa more relaxed than I ever had following a massage. Surely this gives new meaning to the word “relaxation”!

But there was more to the spa than the very unique affusion shower massage. In fact, it had 16 treatment rooms and a full menu of treatments and therapies. And other facilities included an aqua medic pool with 100% heated seaweed and seawater.

And I spent about 30 minutes there before heading off to a sumptuous lunch at one of the hotel’s many food and beverage outlets.

Hopefully, on my next trip to Bali I can  give some of the other spa treatments a try! But only after first experiencing another Balinese style affusion shower massage!

Do you like massages? What is the best – or most unusual – spa treatment you’ve ever had? Please let me know in the comment box below!


Thalasso Bali Spa – Grand Mirage Resort, Jalan Pratama No 74, Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua – Bali, Indonesia.

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