Batimung Borneo Treatment

Bimasena Spa introduces the Indonesian-inspired treatment Batimung Borneo

It had been a very hectic time for me, and the first chance I had, I booked myself a treatment at one of my favourite spas in town, Bimasena Spa. Bimasena Spa is located on the third floor of Bimasena Club at The Dharmawangsa Jakarta. The Spa provides a refreshing journey to physical and mental wellness in an environment combining art, greenery, natural marble, exotic hardwoods and select natural products. Bimasena Spa offers a wide range of spa and beauty treatments that promise to pamper you from head to toe, and the expert therapists will ensure a feast for all your senses.

This visit, I wanted to experience the new Indonesian-inspired spa treatment Batimung Borneo, inspired by the local legend of Princess Junjung Buih of South Kalimantan (Borneo).

The treatment delivers steam from a mix of herbs (yellow roots from Borneo, vetiver roots, pandan, lime, cinnamon and other spices) to increase blood flow and improve metabolism. This 120-minute treatment starts with a foot ritual, followed by a Batimung exfoliation using an exfoliator of rice flour, beras kencur/rice and galangal, fragrant roots and temu giring/curcuma. My therapist applied the mixture to exfoliate my skin and remove the dead skin cells, leaving my skin feeling soft and supple. The treatment continued with a 60-minute Bimasena Signature Massage using Batimung massage oil (a specially blended oil with mixed herbs) to relax the muscles. The massage was so relaxing and was perfect for my tired body, as I slowly drifted away to a world of pure relaxation. The treatment concluded with a detoxifying and refreshing Batimung steam bath.

The treatment left me feeling relaxed and refreshed, and the results were clear, as my skin felt so smooth and looked a bit brighter. Little wonder that brides and grooms in Kalimantan (Borneo) traditionally have a Batimung ritual prior to the wedding ceremony. The Batimung Borneo treatment is now available at Bimasena Spa at IDR 780,000++ (single) and IDR 1,390,000++ (couple).

For more information about Bimasena Spa or to make reservations, please call +62 21 725 8668 ext. 8300.

Text by Melani Semuel | Photos courtesy of Bimasena Spa

Bimasena Spa at The Dharmawangsa Jakarta
Jalan Brawijaya Raya No. 26
Jakarta – Indonesia
Phone. +62 21 725 8181
www.the-dharmawangsa.com