Ubud is a remarkable town in the middle of the island of Bali. It is in fact the village cluster which consists of fourteen villages, each run by its own banjar (village committee). In addition to being the vivacious center of Bali’s arts scene, home to a small treasure trove of museums and galleries, Ubud is the ideal place to try a famed Balinese massage and soak up the ambiance of one of Asia’s top spa destinations. Precisely in that place, you’ll find Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa, a luxurious reatreat that allows you to begin a new healing path through the mystic culture of Bali. What is waiting for you is healing at the high level, at this new eco-conscious healing destination, which is only 5.4km (3.3mi) from the centre of Ubud. Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa, nestled along the Ayung river was inspired from the Balinese way of living, in complete harmony with the spirit of Mother Earth and deeply rooted in the ancient traditions of Bali. Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa features Balinese Therapies, Living Foods and bamboo mandala pavilions for Sacred Arts healing.
Fivelements embraces holistic Balinese-inspired therapies administered by traditional Balinese healers using ancient wisdoms passed down from direct lineage. Following the Balinese principle of Sekala-Niskala, which holds that we all live equally in two worlds; the seen or conscious world Sekala, and the unseen or psychic world Niskala, the Balinese healers engage the help of the higher divine source during each healing session.
Healing rituals include a combination of meditation, deep bodywork and prana energy, performed by healers whose gifted talents have been handed down through generations of Balinese families. Energy Healing introduces the powerful Panca Mahabhuta in which Pak Wayan works to balance the five elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether within the body.
Chakra Balancing sessions are for activating and balancing the body’s seven energy centres, while in Prana Healing, Pak Dewa will scan and clear the aura of imbalances.
Massage therapies include Holistic Massage with Prana combination, Deep Healing Reflexology, Acupressure, Invigorating Bodywork and Muscle Release, all of which synchronise intuitive body and energy work to identify, balance and heal.
The power of plant-based, sun-produced, raw vegan living foods will clean and heal the body, mind and spirit. Living foods are vitamin and enzyme-rich foods, thus, containing high levels of nutrition. A detoxification process involving living foods – especially juice fasting – allows the body to more easily eradicate toxins and other unwanted substances from our bodies, thereby, cleansing and promoting effective organ functionality and improving our body’s natural ability to sustain positive health.
Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa can accommodate guests in nine exclusive suites – five named after each of the five elements in Balinese – Pertiwi (earth), Apah (water), Teja (fire), Bayu (air) and Akasa (ether), two Waterfall suites and two Bidadari (angel) suites, which embraced the designs of nature fashioned in the forms of sacred spirals and organic leaves. Facing a verdant forest hillside with waterfalls and the natural wonders that are often captured in Balinese paintings, each suite features an open veranda exposed to the river’s swirling currents, and a private bamboo enclosure housing a large open-air bathtub hewn from a stone boulder.
The high grass-roofed ceilings, recycled timber floors, air-conditioning and flowing white curtains invite you to relax and find peace after a treatment, meal or meditation. The Asian style teakwood bed and sofa lounge areas are designed with traditional hand-woven songket and ikat, commonly used for Balinese weddings and royal ceremonies.
The adjoining indoor/outdoor bathroom features a tropical lush garden with a rich masonry stone wall and a large open sky shower area furnished with Fivelements’ signature botanical essence amenities sourced directly from local farmers.
In Bali, people have a philosophy which is integral to their way of living called, Tri Hita Karana, which translated, means, living in harmony among Human to God, Human to Human and Human to Nature. If you want to join them, and to learn about what it means to support the healing paths, one another and what it means to be eco-conscious, you should be guest at Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa in Ubud.