The Art of Relaxation

Bali Retreat Takes Creative Approach to Relaxation

Relaxation is more than just sitting around and doing nothing - there is an art to it.

In order to be truly rejuvenated, there’s much more you can do to heal your body and soul than lounging by the pool (although that helps too). If you are feeling stressed and in need of some serious relaxation, there is good news. A high end retreat in a rainforest in Bali offers a travel experience that is completely centered around healing your mind, body and spirit.

The resort is Alassari Plantation, located on Mount Batukaru in the central rainforest of Bali. It is located within a private coffee plantation and guests stay in their choice of luxury villas, including a private honeymoon suite and an open sided bamboo treehouse.

This is no ordinary resort - it is an environment that is completely created around nourishment of the body and soul. It offers a gym, where guests can keep their healthy habits and routines while admiring the fragrant flowers of the jungle. The pool is perfect for swimming a few laps before breakfast, or cooling down in the midday heat. The Wellness Centre offers a range of indulgent treatments, including massages, facials and skin pampering packages.

The resort is also a place to soothe the mind - to retreat and read and think. It hosts a library packed with books and plenty of comfortable places to curl up and lose yourself within the pages.

Taking a trip to a resort such as this one could be incredibly important for your mental and physical health. Studies are showing that relaxation is crucial for health and may help to ward off disease by making people less susceptible to viruses and lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. Just sitting at home and watching television doesn’t produce these powerful physiological changes - the more effective strategy is active relaxation techniques that will decrease the activity of the sympathetic nervous system.

Play is also a very effective way to unwind - and it is very good for your mental health. This includes anything pleasurable and purposeless - and there are many opportunities to play at Alassari.

The resort offers trekking adventures through mountains and rice fields, a timber-top suspension bridge, golfing, horse riding, Balinese dance classes, Balinese cooking classes and much more. Guests will also have the chance to visit the local community and become involved in ceremonies that are the Balinese way of life. There is also the opportunity to enjoy treks in the beautiful surrounding wilderness - such as a Rice Paddy Trek & Lunch and a Mount Batukaru Rainforest Trek.