A Taste of Provence in Bali

If you’ve always dreamed of experiencing the famous lavender fields of Provence in the south of France, steal a few moments for yourself at the new Spa en Provence by L’Occitane in Seminyak.

Filling the need for a luxurious day spa in the heart of Jalan Oberoi, feel the stress from a morning of retail therapy gently slip away as soon as you walk through the graceful bamboo archway. The warm and inviting reception area is a haven of relaxation, where you’ll spend a few moments filling in a short wellness questionnaire while sipping on a perfectly chilled glass of freshly pressed soursop juice. Quite innovative in comparison to most welcome drinks, soursop is a well-researched fruit that is shown to destroy cancer cells, increase energy and endurance, promote a better night’s sleep, and encourage a glowing complexion with naturally high levels of vital nutrients such as vitamin C.
Feel the pressures of your day-to-day fall farther and farther behind as you take in the soothing scent of your peppermint infused chilled hand towel, a gentle reminder to stay in the moment. Perfect before or after a long flight, indulge in a 60-minute reflexology foot treatment within one of the spa’s stunning hand-woven bamboo cocoons. Situated within a private room, the reflexology suite is the ideal destination for solo rejuvenation or for a spa gathering to celebrate your closest friends. Each bamboo pod is appointed with fresh bouquets of French lavender, the fragrant and iconic symbol of Provence. If you close your eyes and absorb the heavenly aroma of what the French refer to as ‘blue gold’, you’ll have the opportunity to get lost in the sunny hills of Provence without having to leave the comfort of your reflexology chair.

In addition to lavender, Spa en Provence utilises a host of botanical ingredients to infuse its spa products with the wonders of Mother Nature. Allow the team at Spa en Provence to pamper your skin with the healing and beautifying qualities of prized healing plants and flowers including immortelle, organic myrtle, shea butter, almond, organic angelica, verdon, and verbena. Since being founded in 1976, L’Occitane works closely with farmers to ensure ethical agricultural practices and supports international charities through its philanthropic foundation.

To truly get a feeling for the region’s romantic lifestyle, immerse yourself in a two-hour Pampering in Provence spa journey. After being led to a richly appointed double treatment suite, designed with European style cobblestone floors, honey hued walls and bamboo accents, you change into a soft cotton kimono and slip on a pair of signature slippers. Starting with a ritual footbath, your therapists rinses each foot in a wooden bowl filled with warm water and gently exfoliates with a rosemary, pine and peppermint infused sugar scrub. Your 45-minute reflexology treatment is executed lying down instead of sitting up to ensure the most relaxing experience imaginable. Expertly delivering long, deliberate strokes, the 45-minute body massage culminates in a therapeutic scalp massage, encouraging hair growth and health.

After rinsing the 100% natural body oil massage in the spa’s naturally lit shower room, your therapist applies an emollient body moisturiser to seal in the botanical goodness from your spa getaway to Provence.