Pantai– Luar is a traditional Indonesian massage of the entire body with the use of oils and ointments. The therapist uses hands, “pindas” and very warm cloth wrappings with a mixture of fruits and herbs warmed in aromatherapy oil to 120°C. The traditional Yoake Pantai Luar massage is a call to awaken your senses and to achieve harmony of your body and soul.
The Pantai Luar massage was developed in Indonesia about 2500 ago. It brings together several elements usually found in massages of Asian origin, combining acupressure, pleasant pressure, passive yoga and chiropracty. This massage is based on the idea that the human body has 10 important energy points located several centimetres under the skin though which life energy flows. The goal of Pantai Luar massage is to enable free energy flow and to establish body balance. A Pantai Luar massage is an art of touch and can be mild, medium or strong but is always very relaxing. During treatment the therapist will press hot stamps (called pindas) in a flowing motion on different points of the patient’s body to induce relaxation and positive emotions.
This is a traditional Indonesian massage that is performed on a patient that is in a laying position. It includes the entire body, working all the way from the shoulders to the feet and will help “release bad energies from the entire body.
After a short, informative conversation with the therapist, the massage will begin with relaxation and focusing on the breathing process as a preparation for treatment. Using hands and hot stamps (pindas), the therapist massages the entire patient’s body using fast and dynamic hand movements. The therapist will systematically and rhythmically press energy channels over a patient’s body – on the patient’s core, hands, feet, and elbows, stimulating different areas. Energy flow is several centimetres under the surface of the skin, which is why it is necessary to use sufficient pressure to stimulate energy flow. This pressure (of the stamp/pinda) is regulated according to the patient’s body constitution and condition.
Pantai Luar massage is stimulating for muscles, joints and other areas of the body; it also positively affects the energy structure and neural system and promotes deep relaxation and the release of stress. The patient’s flexibility improves, skin and muscles recover from strain and injuries, energy flows open and circulation improves.
The use of rough and worn wood stamps results in smooth and gentle skin. And although some patients say they don’t like such a hot oil and ointments applied on the skin, the scents of fruits and herbs heated in aromatherapy oils is exotic and divine and leave the patient feeling revitalised and energetic.
Pantai Luar massages particularly benefit the skin because they promote cell regeneration and revitalisation, making skin appear more youthful, smooth and gentle. Skin is able to breathe more easily, making it more elastic and smooth.
This massage benefits the entire body, promotes circulation and improves immunity and metabolism by promoting the excretion of toxins and waste from the body. A course of Pantai Luar massage treatments will quickly eliminate waste materials and toxins that have accumulated in the patient’s body over many years. Improved blood and lymph circulation leads to better oxygenation and nutrition of tissues, muscles and joints.
The Yoake Pantai Luar also benefits the neural system by calming and helping with anxiety. It can also be stimulating leading to increased muscle activity and improved function of sweat and lymph glands. Its help with energy loss is invaluable and this massage positively affects mood and helps alleviate insomnia and headaches.
Pantai Luar massages will relax and revitalise the body and mind; this ancient healing art has an excellent positive effect on all body systems.