A Travel Tidbit from the Sandbox: Cottage Massage Experience, Lovina, Bali
You can find a massage just about anywhere in Bali. At the bungalows where I stayed in Lovina a lady came in every evening offering one hour Balinese massage outside beside the pool, or on the verandah of your cottage. I was on my way to a local (and much more expensive spa) when she arrived at my bungalow. Instead of the local spa I had an excellent massage on my verandah.
The masseuse’s name was “Countrianna” (or that’s what it sounded like to me). I asked her where she learned massage, and she said her mother and aunt. Although she had no formal training she was very skilled. The oil mixture she used contained tiger balm, so smelt great and was very soothing. I did have to ask her to lighten up on my arms, but other than that it was a great massage.
How much you ask? Only 100,000 Rupiah ($10US). This is a budget travelers dream.