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A Balinese Spa by The River

November 27, 2015
Getting a Balinese massage at the spa on the river

There I was, laying nearly naked by the river, only rising to rinse topless in a waterfall. My skin was smooth and smelled of coconut, my muscles at ease just like my mind. Maybe I should have felt uncomfortable, ashamed to be there on this rock, drenched in the  flow of nature’s shower, exposed. But, I didn’t. It felt just right. I wanted a Balinese massage. They are advertised all over Ubud’s streets and within the pages of tourist pamphlets,…

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