Katie, founder of The Hidden Sanctuary, trained in Bali, Indonesia, for over 2 months; a country that has embraced massage for centuries.
The movement and infiltration of people from Indo-China and Malaysia saw the Indonesian’s observing and selecting different massage techniques, Hindus from India brought healing massage, Buddhists from China brought acupressure. The Indonesians integrated these elements and developed their own style that has since been handed down from generation to generation, and more recently to Katie. Consequently, The Hidden Sanctuary’s treatments have a very unique feel.
The belief that massage helps the body eliminate disease, regain balance and ensures continued good health, makes massage Indonesia’s primary point of medical care. Learning and adopting different techniques from Balinese men and women who have healing in their ancestral lineage was one of the most humbling experiences. Healing energy, pressure point massage, acupressure and reflexology is very much part of The Hidden Sanctuary’s style today.
Bali is beautiful country, incredible people who give you everything when they have nothing. The Hidden Sanctuary has adopted a phrase heard a lot out in Indonesia - ‘Bhinneka Tunggal ika’, meaning unity in diversity, Indonesia is extremely rich in culture and there is no judgement or prejudice. They live sustainably reducing their impact on this earth, something The Hidden Sanctuary strives to do. All our coconut oil, essential oils and Made for Life Organics by Spezia facial products come in glass jars and are 100% recyclable and available to purchase.
A real hidden sanctuary
The Hidden Sanctuary is committed to giving professional treatments that reflect Indonesia’s rich culture anchored in respect. Combining this awareness of the mind, body and spirit, balances client’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs in every treatment given, a very powerful combination… come and see for yourself.