This is an experience I cannot keep secret. There are so many spas in Bali (and even more massage places), but as the good ones are few and far between, I hope you find this review helpful.
I initially entered GOLDUST with the intention of having a quick look at their boutique offerings (think gorgeous flowing dresses and boho jewels). But the oils burning from the beauty lounge lured me in and before I knew it, I was booked in for a 24k gold leaf facial and stress-busting massage.
THE 24K GOLD FACIAL
The treatment itself was divine. The room was quiet, a comfortable temperature, had beautiful oils burning and soft music playing similar to that which is played in a restorative yin yoga class – very zen.
I loved that the facial started with a short head massage that helped me unwind (you know how your mind just goes crazy when you lay down for these things? Not this time).
There were several stages in the facial including cleanse, scrub, steam, (optional) extractions and the gold mask (and you’re massaged while they wait for the gold mask to work its magic).
Did you know that gold is an antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing properties?!
The therapist was fairly quiet throughout, allowing me to peacefully unwind. So if you like to be updated with what they’re doing next and why, then this might not be for you.
As for the results of the 24 carat gold leaf facial – I’m writing this almost a week after the treatment itself and am actually blown away by how good my skin is (which I barely ever feel or say about any products!). My complexion is more even and bright and I seriously think the fine lines around my eyes and on my forehead have softened – mind blown.
To finish, I was served ginger tea and fresh watermelon – bliss.
Read more about the 24k gold leaf facial here.
THE STRESS-BUSTING MASSAGE
This is not your traditional Balinese massage. Basically, this is not for you if you like a soft massage. This IS for you if:
- You like a strong massage that you’re going to walk out of feeling happy with
- You work at a desk
- You’re coming on holiday and need to unwind
The massage took place as I sat on a day bed in my gold silk robe, with my feet up and sipping tea as the therapist massaged my upper back, shoulders, neck, head and feet. This truly was pampering at its best and the ultimate day spa experience. I wish I could have shared it with someone.
I think having a professional, well-trained, male therapist made this so ‘recommendable’. It was strong but deeply relaxing and in no way painful. He used hot stones for some of it and at the end my upper back and neck felt a whole lot looser and I just left feeling really peaceful.
Read more about the stress-busting massage here.
WHO I’S RECOMMEND GOLDUST TO
All women! If you want to de-stress, relax, be pampered and feel rejuvenated by the time you leave, you’ll love it. Go on your own or with your girlfriends, mum or sister. I promise you’ll walk out feeling like an absolute Goddess.
There is a wider range of facials, massages, body and beauty treatments that I haven’t tried, but you can read more reviews for GOLDUST on TripAdvisor.
Here’s the contact & location details for you:
- Address: Jalan Batu Bolong No. 66, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia
- Phone: +62 (0)811 383 721
- Email: [email protected]
Got a question for me about my gold facial or massage at GOLDUST? Pop them in the comment section below and I’ll get back to you – I love hearing from you.
P.S. Who do you know that’s Bali-bound? If you think they may want want to know about the best facial (and the best massage) in Canggu, share this review with them now – they’ll thank you for it later.