A mystic destination combining luxurious spa experiences with the authentic healing traditions of Java, Jumeirah Bali has welcomed an experienced wellness therapist from Australia, Paula Choi. In her role as the resort’s in-house wellness consultant, Paula has curated a comprehensive programme of land- and water-based activities specifically designed to complement Uluwatu’s newest wellness destination, including private and group yoga, tai chi, aquatic and acupuncture sessions, complimentary weekly wellness talks, and private wellness consultations.
In her approach to wellness, Paula practices within a holistic framework that encourages harmony within the mind-body complex. She focuses on nurturing a strong health foundation using effective techniques and movement on land and in water. A certified acupuncturist with a degree from Sydney’s University of Technology, Paula has over the years broadened her scope of practice to qualify as an aquatic bodyworker, hatha yoga and tai chi instructor.
As part of Jumeirah Bali’s new wellness programme, Paula is offering acupuncture sessions to help guests regain dynamic balance and maintain their health on a day-to-day basis; gentle aquatic bodywork with the elements of stretching, joint mobilisation and massage to help with pain and sleep issues; and a 30-minute session combining the benefits of the Oriental techniques of cupping and gua sha for mobilising the blood flow in the musculature and fascia to release tension, pain and stagnation.
Additionally, guests at Jumeirah Bali can sign up for Paula’s DIY acupressure workshop to learn a natural and effective way to manage chronic pain, tension and circulation imbalances; complimentary weekly wellness talks for resort guests and local community that focus on wellness through the lens of Oriental medicine; as well as opting for a private wellness consultation that offers a complimentary lifestyle analysis and personalised advice related to physical and mental health.
Other private experiences include a range of land classes shaped by hatha yoga and tai chi, while water classes draw on land-based resistance exercises, yoga and tai chi adapted for water. At Talise Spa, inspired by the ancient Majapahit Empire, guests can also experience Bali’s only royal Turkish hammam and local therapies that draw on the mystic powers of the moon. Known as ‘Divine Therapies’, these holistic wellness activities are designed to help travellers achieve spiritual growth and bring the relaxation of a great vacation back home with them.