This style of massage combines influences from a number of different cultures, including China and India. In particular, it is often linked to Ayurveda, an Indian holistic medical system which emphasizes bringing the body into balance.
Balinese is a form of deep massage and is designed to work almost every muscle in the body. The masseuse will use a variety techniques, including acupressure movements, such as press point and palm pressure, and standard massage techniques like sliding, long exploration, short exploration, and kneading.
The combination of massage, acupressure, and reflexology allows the Balinese massage to bring a release to deeply tense and knotted muscles. The massage works especially well on achy joints and muscle strains, and it is often recommended after sports injuries. It has been reported to ease migraines, sleep disorders, and breathing problems. Many people find that the techniques are good for reducing stress and anxiety, and boosting a person’s general sense of well-being.