The first time I read the description of a Balinese Cream Bath (Indonesian women’s secret to sleek, lustrous locks) on a spa menu, I swear I heard harps playing and birds gayly chirping in the background about what sounded positively heavenly. Two years of living full-time in Bali, I still haven’t tried it out. So when I discovered that a brand new super chic Glo Day Spa in Canggu was within my reach, I made it my first order of business to atone for this spa faux-pas and booked their It’s All About Me package, a one hour blissful head to toe treatment that includes, you guessed it, a traditional cream bath and a precision mani and pedi. Yes people, this is multi-tasking at it’s best! With up to three therapists massaging and pampering you at the same time, be prepared to get lavishly spoilt!
First you get to choose which colour among the endless rows of polish. There’s OPI , Dior, Chanel, Essie, Vinylux and Butter London. Need we say more? We especially love their smudge free policy – should you smudge a nail within 24 hours, come back and they will re-do it for free!
After changing into proper Glo Spa attire, my insanely decadent hour-long pampering began with a shampoo. After your hair is squeaky clean, the therapist applies the intensely moisturising cream (choose between aloe vera or avocado), section by section, and slowly, luxuriously massages it into your scalp then left in a hot towel wrap to let it all soak in. Next, sit back and get ready to be transported to your happy place with a lengthy neck and shoulders massage.
Meanwhile, on the mani and pedi front, the girls were shaping, buffing and polishing my nails to groomed perfection. Once the polished hands and toes were dry, it was time to rinse away the cream bath. After a blow dry, voila! Transformation complete. My hair was not only soft and silky but also wonderfully shiny and bouncy! I could get used to this!
The packages and treatments are many and you’ll probably want to try them all! Like their anti-aging facials from Pevonia or their Ellebana eyelash lift just to name a few. And if you’re not around Canggu, don’t worry, Glo Spa have got you covered with their branches in Seminyak, Sanur and Lembogan so everyone can get a slice of heavenly pampering.
Go check it out: Glo Day Spa
Go find it: Jl. Subak Sari 88 – Canggu