About Jari Menari: Our Story

Jari Menari Story

Since the late 1990s, spas in Bali have
sprouted, grown and blossomed like lotus flowers. Massages are available at nearly every hotel, resort and beauty salon.

Something that was once the privilege of the rich has become accessible to everyone. Bali now hosts the highest concentration of spas in the whole of Southeast Asia, and the island is a magnet for massage lovers seeking an indulgence that will
combat stress, reduce muscle tension and ease fatigue.

Yet, despite this explosion of facilities and services within the world of wellness, back in 2001, when we opened Jari Menari, opportunities for men to work in the profession were still extremely limited.

Our solid experience in massage training and education has revealed that male practitioners have the intuitive ability to administer massage with focused, consistent pressure, which is what our guests prefer.

From the very beginning,
Jari Menari has followed its vision to train young men in the vocational skills of massage, as well as anatomy, English-speaking skills, and exemplary guest service.

The members of the team will tell you that working at
Jari Menari is so much more than just having a job;
they maintain that they are all part of something significantly bigger and way more important
– the Jari Menari Family!

Jari Menari Team Members
Jari Menari Best Massage Practitioner

Many of the current staff were referred to Jari Menari by
friends, cousins and neighbors who believed in them
and helped them in whatever way they could to ensure
that they could be successful in their new roles.

It’s not just Balinese staff who work at Jari Menari; team members hail from Bali, Java, Lombok and West Timor, and are a mix
of Hindi, Muslim, Catholic and Buddhist, all of which build unity.

At Jari Menari, it is our on-going gift to the local community to offer training to young men who are looking for a profession and have only their interest, heart and dedication to use as compensation for receiving instruction in professional massage skills.

The exclusive Signature Massage at Jari Menari combines five key elements into the delivery. We focus on the rhythm, flow, connection, transitions and Guests breath to make sure the quality of touch is truly memorable.

The Jari Menari Signature Massage was developed in August 2001 when the Seminyak Massage & Training Center opened. Integrating the best techniques from several massage modalities, the high impact session let's the guest feel as one, as the long, flowing strokes move from head to toe and back again, creating a feeling of connection in the body of the receiver.

The choreography came from a mixture of massage modalities: Breema Shiatsu, Swedish, Esalen, Thai and Indonesian Massage techniques were combined into a dance where the never-ending flow left the guest mesmerized with the harmony and
spirit they felt externally and internally.

The training begins with the students learning massage through 'imitation' as they learn the techniques and philosophies of Jari Menari just as the teacher shows them. Over time, they will begin to trust their instincts and allow their imagination and intuition begin to influence the delivery of the more advanced massage sessions. Training is an on-going, never-ending process that the Team firmly believes in. Senior Staff are encouraged to coach the newer additions to Staff and all team members are proud of the increadible number of returning guest and personal requests they accumulate each year.

Please contact us if you know of any young Indonesian men looking for an opportunity to study with us and join our ever-expanding family.

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Read about the amazing recognition that we have received:

Best Value For Money Award

Gold award:

Jari Menari, Bali

Its name means dancing fingers, and the therapists at this ‘serene massage school offer highly focused, deeply relaxing’ pummelings for just £21 (75mins) - that’s about 29p a minute (jarimenari.com) ...

Best Day Spa

Asia Spa Awards 2016

The Baccarat trophy was presented to Jari Menari for recognition and acknowledgment as leaders and innovators in the World of Wellness and Spa, gathered in Hong Kong ...

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