Welcome to Bali and I hope you are not feeling too good. I’m sorry that doesn’t sound like a great welcome but there is a reason for it!

Over the years Bali has become a major centrefor the “wellness” business which combines traditional and non-traditional methods of reviving tired bodies (and minds!) and has probably the world’s greatest variety and options for revitalisation.

In this issue, we introduce just some of these possibilities in our “Wellness Special Edition” where the editorial team take us to traditional spas, modern method spas, beauty salons and barber shops, yoga and meditation centres, then finish up with the fitness world of cycling, trekking, surfing and other sports!

This is real opportunity for you to get back into shape, not just physically, but mentally as well, as you cast off the cares of the office or factory, stop looking at the computer screen (yes you can, for a week or two!) and make some serious decisions about relaxing!

Personally I am a bit of a sceptic about many of the alternative “wellness” options which seem to rely on the personal “powers” of the healers a bit too much, but I am a great fan of a traditional massage, especially if done in some of the beautiful Balinese settings that are offered here.

And as almost all of the fitness options are conducted in natural surroundings these are a “must” for me. Hit the rivers, mountains, waves and treetops, get the muscles working then head for the spa. A great combination which will bring the best of Bali to you in both situations – and you will feel better for it!

So put down that beer, leave the snacks, reschedule the Skype call, close the laptop and get moving!

Enjoy Bali.

Alistair G. Speirs

NOW Bali Editorial Team

NOW Bali Editorial Team

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