Hotel Tugu Bali’s Waroeng Djamoe Spa connects you to the secrets of the ancient mystical East: authentic treatments from old Indonesian traditions that combine aspects of spirituality with the art of physical healing to achieve the ultimate balance of mind, body and soul.
We welcome you to join our Djamoe Class, an ancient art of herbal healing from Java. To preserve the knowledge of this traditional medicine, the tightly guarded recipes have been handed down through generations. Set in an authentic and mildly dramatized Javanese kitchen, the Djamoe Class is a step back in time to the days where kitchen and backyards also served as pharmacies. The experience is hassle-free, fun and undoubtedly the healthiest way to relive an ancient Indonesian tradition.
Samedhi is a Javanese meditation that came into existence long before the introduction of Buddhism in the 8th century. The signature treatment in this room is Dandang Watoe, an ancient massage therapy using stones from the Yang Tze River in China and the volcanic mountains in Central Java. The stones are heated in traditional steamers using exotic spices and herbs, before located on important pressure points and rhythmically massaged.
Purnama, in Balinese means Full Moon, and Tilem means New Moon. These two days are very special in accordance to Balinese belief, and during these moons, purification ceremonies are arranged to wash away sins, and celebrate “Rwa Binneda” – the two energies of life, the good and evil, darkness and brightness.
During the Purnama, Balinese worship the Goddess Sang Hyang Chandra, whereas during Tilem, they pray to God Sang Hyang Surya.
Balinese people believe that to bathe in water perfumed by the fragrant petals of the frangipani flower under the light of the full moon will wash away your impurities.
On the Purnama and Tilem Massage at the Warong Djamoe Spa, begin with a small blessing ceremony by the sea with blessed water from the Batu Bolong Temple. You are then led to the outdoor area of the Warong Djamoe Spa. The massage itself, 75 minutes long and using frangipani oil, begins with long, soft strokes that are inspired by the soft caress of the Moonlight and the crashes of the waves under the moonlight, and gradually becomes stronger, before they are replaced with strong, rotating circles using wrists and knuckles, depicting the energy of the full moon. The massage ends with softening long strokes again, and is followed with a tranquil herb and frangipani bath, and ended with a closing ceremony of blessed water.