7 Traditional Healers In Bali: How To Find Traditional Balinese Healers For Every Spiritual And Physical Ailment

If you have a physical, mental or spiritual ailment that’s bothering you and you can’t seem to find a fix for it at home, you might consider consulting a traditional Balinese healer.

There are several practitioners on the island that have a good track record helping people overcome their problems and we’ve picked the seven best for you.

The 7 Best Traditional Healers In Bali

Grizzled man during traditional healing oriental massage

Pak Sirkus

Pak Sirkus or “Pak Man” as he is often known in Bali is nearly legendary on the island.

They say he has performed real miracles and even managed to heal broken bones and extreme pain.

He uses a wooden stick and his hands to find pressure points between your toes and once he has used these to diagnose your issues, he moves on to delivering a treatment.

He works through the medium of massage and uses natural oils to help boost the efficacy of his work.

It’s important to note that he works on a donation basis only and is extremely popular.

If you want to be certain of getting a slot on any given day, we recommend getting there very early in the morning.

Be warned, his methods can be quite brutal and you should expect some pain during the session.

Where Is It? 84RW+3Q3, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Healing herbs on wooden black table, herbal medicine

Bali Chy Healing

The face of this healing centre is Sami and he offers Balinese healing massage which has aspects of deep tissue massage to it.

He uses his own unique diagnostic techniques to determine which parts of your anatomy are holding on to stress and causing pain.

Then, he uses chakra balancing, energy cleansing, Reiki, reflexology and acupressure to work on your symptoms.

You can book an appointment with Same for a healing session and they last up to 2 hours depending on your needs.

We can’t promise that the session will be completely free of discomfort but Sami’s treatments tend to be a little easier than Pak Man’s.

Where Is It? Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Young caucasian woman during traditional Thai massage

Agus Sihman Bali Palm Reading

You will know Agus Sihman from the moment you set eyes on him thanks to his incredibly long fingernails.

However, you don’t visit him to gawp at his nails but rather to enjoy his skills as a palm reader. He is well-known throughout the island for his skills in palm reading.

He offers a range of different services all based on one-on-one sessions from a 30-minute divination from your palm to a full body reading or even a three-day purification ceremony that helps with energy cleansing.

You do need to book in advance for an appointment but you can be certain that there will be nobody else present competing for his attention during a session. We recommend that you start with palm reading and go from there.

Where Is It? Pondok Intan Asri Blok A No. 21, Banjar Aseman, Jl. Ratih, Sedang, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80352, Indonesia

Bali Bells Sound Healing Therapy

Ubud Bodyworks Centre

The Master Ketut Arsana opened this place in 1987 and the Ubud Bodyworks has gained no small amount of international fame in the ensuing years.

The techniques deployed here are Balian Usada and Ayurveda and they are completely tailored to your specific needs.

He uses everything from traditional herbs to divine knowledge to help cure physical and spiritual ailments and he is considered one of the best healers in Bali.

You can book sessions in advance at the centre and they offer either a 30-minute or 90-minute treatment.

Where Is It? Jl. Hanoman No.25, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Jero Balian Mangku I Wayan Sumawijaya

Bali bell in sound therapy

If what you want from an energy healer is some natural herbs and spiritual healing from ancient scriptures then Jero Balian Mangku I Wayan Sumawijaya is going to be your kind of healer.

He has been practising his arts since 1964 and is said to have had real success with various ailments such as cancer to hernia treatments!

It’s worth noting that he feels “called” to help people and is unlikely to ask for payment, however, it’s still expected that if you can afford to, you leave a donation to help his work.

Jero works from home and lives quite a way from the “beaten path” so expect to do some walking to get there and only show up on a Balinese Holy Day after 4 p.m.

Where Is It? Jalan Kenanga III No.mor 11, Banjar Sigaran, Mekar Bhuwana, Kec. Abiansemal, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80352, Indonesia

Bali Sacred Journey

Kadek Sutarna is a big name in Ubud’s healing scene and he can offer everything from his own unique body scanning technique to water blessings.

You can book sessions with him on his Instagram page of all things!

Where Is It? Jl. Raya Lungsiakan No.2, Kedewatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Woman playing Tibetan singing bowl during a meditation and relaxation session in Bali beach

Bali Usada Health Meditation

Pak Merta Ada runs this excellent centre and he has taught over 100,000 people how to use meditation to better their lives!

It is recommended that you attend a free Joint Practice session at the centre before opting for a longer course of work.

Where Is It? Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai No.328, Sanur, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80001, Indonesia

Notes On Using Balinese Healers

If you want to use the services of a healer when visiting Bali, we would very much encourage you to do so, but please remember this isn’t Eat, Pray, Love and you will be expected to dress appropriately (no need for a temple scarf, mind you, but certainly with your shoulders and legs covered) and to work with the energy healing professional to keep negative thoughts at bay during the process.

FAQs

Who Is The Most Famous Healer In Bali?

Pak Man is probably the most famous healer in Bali, he’s been working on the island for many decades and, according to his patients, with great success.

He works as an energy healer and utilizes taksu massage techniques to help people get rid of their pain and discomfort.

What Does A Balinese Healer Do?

It really depends on the individual healer. Balinese healers can craft specific magics, make fire, draw spiritual patterns on the body, apply herbs (often spat onto the body after being chewed), use sticks or use massage or physical manipulation techniques.

It’s fair to say that the techniques are often not particularly gentle and can cause a serious amount of pain during the act of treatment (in exchange for long-term healing). It’s not uncommon for people to cry out during the healing sessions.

What Are The Healing Modalities In Bali?

Balinese traditional medicine is broadly holistic and can utilize anything from meditation and yoga to acupuncture and massage.

Interestingly, many Balinese people opt to visit a traditional healer to treat problems with their “spiritual body” and visit a modern physician to treat “physical problems”.

What Is The Shaman Experience In Bali?

Balimese Shamen will combine the three healing practices of Yanga, Yatra and Mantra.

Mantra is simply reciting mantras and it’s meant to help cleanse your energy. Yagna, on the other hand, helps you to find peace and happiness. Yatra is about helping to shape the body and mind to become more resilient in the future.

How To Book A Trip To See A Healer In Bali?

We always recommend that you book any trip to Bali including one where you want healing treatments from a traditional Balinese healer through the awesome people at the Bali Res Centre.

While they’re not experts on spiritual healing at the Bali Res Centre, they are experts on where you can find traditional Balinese healing and can guide you to find the right healing centre for your needs.

Bali Res Centre is a locally owned and managed travel service that offers specialist advice on Balinese holidays.

The best thing about booking through the Bali Res Centre is that you’re supporting the local economy not a faceless multinational entity.

Final Thoughts On Traditional Healers Bali

There are many different healing methods that are used by Balinese healers from standard natural medicine to Bali Chy Healing and chakra balancing for physical and mental illness.

One important thing to note is that you can use traditional Balinese healers alongside your own physician, there’s no need to abandon any treatment plan that you are already following.

If you want to find a healing centre in Bali, you’re bound to be able to find someone with the ancient wisdom to remove the negative energy from your life and help you better withstand bad energy in the future.