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"Tangas Betawi' Treatment at Bimasena Spa Draws from Ancient Traditions

health & beauty | 11 July 2018

Inspired by Indonesian tradition, Bimasena Spa recently launched the “Tangas Betawi” Spa treatment, a traditional spa experience which offers the natural body care.

In Betawi tradition, Tangas Betawi Spa treatment is used as early as one month before the wedding. 
Photo courtesy of the Dharmawangsa/NOW!JAKARTA

Tangas Betawi spa treatment is from Jakarta’s ethnic group, the Betawi. This treatment maintains the natural beauty of a woman and has been handed down through the generations, as a traditional ritual for brides-to-be. It’s believed to help bring out her natural beauty.

In Betawi tradition, this treatment is used as early as one month before the wedding. It helps give the body a pleasant smell and is also an anti-perspirant. Drawing on Indonesian and contemporary methods, therapists at Bimasena Spa help their guests restore and rebalance.

Tangas Betawi begins with a foot ritual to calm the mind, body and spirit; followed by “pulen legit” body massage with special techniques around female organs to improve vitality. The treatment then concludes with a relaxing facial and head massage.

Available from IDR 890,000++ per person, the treatments use numerous time-honoured ingredients such as ylang-ylang, rose, magnolia, jasmine, pandanus, secang wood, lemongrass and kaffir lime. The ingredients are boiled together for the herbal steam to draw impurities from the body, give the body a pleasant smell and improve blood circulation.

The two-hour experience wraps up with a body scrub and a glass of “Bir Pletok”.

Bimasena Spa at the Dharmawangsa
Jl. Dharmawangsa Raya No.23
Pulo, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta
(021) 7258668