We receive many requests to visit a Balinese healer, (often prompted by the Eat Pray Love book/movie). Our first question is always: Why? Then, What is your sickness or problem? Bali’s famed healers – called balians – undertake time-consuming and energy-draining service, and are obliged to accept everyone who seeks their help. So those driven largely by curiosity may inadvertently deprive someone needing urgent help.
So we advise our guests to see a balian only when there’s a specific problem requiring healing – and then to find the right healer according to the issue, as each has a speciality e.g. broken bones, mental disorders, blocked energies or problems associated with black magic. Once you’ve found the appropriate balian, it usually takes also more than one visit, depending on the issue.
We have a healer who also come to Balila to help you with your issues.
Please ask us for special healing packages which we can tailor make for your needs.
Another beautiful experience is a Balinese traditional water purification ritual with a local high priest. He will perform this sacred ceremony in his Griya or for groups he comes also to Balila.
We are happy to help guests arrange a visit, explain the protocol, help with the etiquette, and also translate into English. Please remember that this takes time to organise, so do give us a few days’ notice. And do allow lots of time on the agreed day as there’s no such thing as an appointment time; you have to wait your turn, often in a crowd, which can take several hours.
Om shanti shanti shanti Om