Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat & Spa, Bali

Nestled in the jungle near Bali’s southern coast, Sukhavati Ayurvedic Retreat & Spa offers travelers a true respite from the modern world. Guests are greeted at Denpasar airport and driven 45 minutes through rural Bali to arrive at a serene estate that immediately envelops you in the ethereal calm that has led so many to fall in love with the island.

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An Ayurvedic destination spa using traditional panchakarma techniques, Sukhavati is a luxurious happy medium between an as-you-like it cleanse and the hardcore detox regimes required with a stay at some Indian ashrams. For the uninitiated, panchakarma is an Ayurvedic detoxification program that combines a purification phase (the hard part) with a subsequent restorative phase. Panchakarma focuses first on clearing deep rooted stress, undigested waste and other toxins from the body by removing all aggravating foods from your diet, instituting daily doses of eliminatory substances to expel collected toxins, and using body treatments ranging from massages to colonics to scrubs. In the rejuvenation phase, guests continue a low intensity treatment regime and can gradually reintroduce certain foods, but are advised to stick to a clean diet and routine to lay the foundation for sustainable wellbeing and ensure a smooth transition home.

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