The Sun Herald – October 2004
The Sun Herald – November 2004
The West Australian - February 2005

Spa Force
With her strong background in Hawaiian massage, Vogue Australiaaromatherapy and ayurveda, Brenda Ramen was invited to come to the Spa at The Villas to train its therapists, but says it has been her that has been re-trained and transformed by the Balinese way of living. I came to transfer knowledge, not to change the culture, she says marvelling about the way Balinese people will not let anything, particularly work, interfere with their ceremonies and rituals.

Favourite Treatments
A luxurious treatment called Esthetic, which includes a herbal milk bath, an aromatherapeutic massage, a scrub, body polish and facial. Other favourite services include Japanese shiatsu, Indian reflexology, and an enriched-milk scrub and body polish. The sauna with hot and cold plunge pools is also popular.

I have a strong background in natural therapies, which is beneficial to both my work and life.  I try to keep the ingredients of our spa treatments as authentic as possible. This is important, as the natural environment embodies the spirit of the land.

"One of Bali's most unique spas emulates a castle in Rajasthan, India, and features a sauna with hot and cold plunge pools"