Relaxation and Alternative Therapy

Relaxation and Alternative Therapy

The Istana Jiwa practise is holistic and integrated. Each component of your therapy program works in harmony with the others and they will all bring benefit to your healing process.

To  meet your unique needs we will select from a range of Eastern and Western evidence based therapies to restore your body, mind and soul to a state of grace and calm.

By applying truly holistic programs we have achieved extraordinary results in the treatment of depression, anxiety and substance dependence.


Massage Therapy

There is no shortage of massage therapists in Bali, both local and Western practitioners. However we only use the best and most highly qualified therapists on the island.

If you are agreeable we will schedule a daily massage in your program.

Apart from the otherworldly feeling of a good massage, there are more benefits:

  • Stimulated blood flow
  • Relieved muscle tension
  • Lowered psychological stress


Reflexology is another blissful form of bodywork that involves applying pressure to the hands, feet, arms and lower legs to remove energy blockages and promote health in the related body areas.

At the very least reflexology is fantastically relaxing and a great way to alleviate stress. For many it lifts their mood and soothes body pains.

Acupuncture Therapy

Acupuncture is one of the most popular traditional Chinese practices and is widely accepted in the West as an effective component of the holistic treatment model. Most of our clients experience positive results from acupuncture, and some have experienced impressive improvements for ailments that they had all but given up on.

Acupuncture is often used for the treatment of:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia

For many of our clients Acupuncture has been tremendously helpful as an adjunct to their detoxification treatment.


Naturopathy emphasises harmony with nature in the restoration and support for the inherent natural healing systems of your body.
It assists in:

  • Achieving optimum health and strengthens constitutional weaknesses using herbal medicine and nutrition
  • Strengthening and cleansing parts of your body that may be damaged/compromised from long-term consumption of toxins
  • Increasing your energy levels
  • Helping you reach a more functional level of well being and will give you the optimal nutritional support for a healthy and sustained recovery.

You will have an initial naturopathic consultation which involves a detailed interview identifying particular areas where you need support and strengthening. Through the use of specific herbs, nutrients and foods your optimum health and well being can be regained.


Using advanced techniques and evidence-based care our physiotherapists can assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders.

Physiotherapy can help repair damage, reduce stiffness and pain, increase mobility and improve the overall quality of your life.

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I arrived at Istana Barbados in a terrible condition, alcohol had brought me to my knees, I was on the brink of blowing my professional reputation and losing my family. The medical team nursed me through a long detox and the rest of the team put me on the path to recovery. Two of the team flew back to New York with me and stayed for 2 months to help me adjust to this new life. From beginning to end a life changing experience from the best team of people. Just fantastic. Thank you.
Julie, NY
Istana Jiwa is a place for profound and permanent transformation. I found the team to be working at the highest level in their fields. Many have also been on the dark side of addiction and come out the other side; they, if anyone, know the pathway to release. And that’s this brilliantly conceived, bespoke rehab concept which accommodates you in a 5 star private villa with every whim catered for, then drills down with proper therapy for lasting change. Coming through addiction is brutal but here there is shelter from the storm - a beautiful place to rest and get the space to heal, with 24/7 care and love. It’s expensive but what price sanity?
Patricia C, Hong Kong
I started with Istana Jiwa in pretty ordinary shape; marriage had collapsed and I was self medicating with anything I could find to suppress the deep sense of despair and depression. The program transformed me – physically and emotionally. I spent 60 days in the program working on finding myself and I left feeling genuine hope and a real fortitude to tackle life again.
L, Melbourne
I went to Istana Jiwa to reset my mind and change the way I was living. Stress had got the better of me, I was partying too hard and I was close to blowing up my career and losing my family. Amazingly I found some like minded souls in the Istana Jiwa team, people who had lived my life in the corporate arena, who understood me and helped me recalibrate my life. I now feel better than ever before, and I even gave up smoking there!
Simon, Hong Kong
For my sins I have been to a few treatment centres around the world, nothing comes close to Istana Jiwa. I went deeper and achieved more in therapy than I have ever gone before, I made peace with meditation and yoga - both things I have resisted in the past and both I now practise in daily life. I feel transformed, thank you.
David, London
I travelled from Los Angeles to Istana Jiwa on the recommendation of a friend and in my mind, it was a leap into the unknown. I was completely unprepared for how cosmopolitan, competent, professional and caring the staff were. From the moment I was met at the airport to the moment I left I felt cared for and understood. This was an utterly life-changing experience, I never thought I would say I loved going to rehabilitation but I actually did.
Maggie, LA