Surprised as I was to find the pleasant surroundings of the Liyka Spa tucked away on a side street in Kalkan, it was nothing compared to the Balinese massage that was as good as any I’ve had in Bali (and the one in Jordan, oddly enough)…and I’ve had a few.

Administered at the expert hands of Ni Made Ariani, a Bali-born therapist who has been in Turkey for just one month (so that explains it!), the 90 minute treatment got to every knot, and knot upon knot, that my body has been hibernating over the winter and since I last saw my chiropractor.

With the deft deployment of stretching and targeted pressure point work that she brought to the massage table or more specifically on the table – she utilised a trick that enables the therapist to apply more specific and deep pressure over certain areas (in my case, the lower back).

At the end of the treatment, I was left for what may have been several minutes too long to relax as I was brought back into the room by Ni Ketut Suarni, Ni Made Ariani’s colleague saying “good morning, time to get up”.


My treatment: 75 for 90min Balinese massage
Many others available (see post – Let’s Spa : Review, Likya Spa)

Likya Residence Hotel & Spa, Yaliboyu Mah.Akdeniz Caddesi, Sumbul Sokak No:1, Kalkan / Kas Antalya, 07960, Turkey // +90 242 844 1055 //


*Full disclosure : I may have switched the names around – I asked for them again after my treatment and was a little zoned out – so Ni Ketut Suarni may have been my therapist! Sign of a good massage…that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it 😉


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