One of the fears that people have about entering recovery is to give up the pain; they have to give up the pleasure. While many traditional rehab clinics offer a somewhat clinical environment where abstinence is the ruling principle; we like to do things a little different. At Seasons Bali, we believe that recovery is not a state of abstinence, but a state of clarity through which, we can experience all of the wonders of our incredible world in a completely fresh way. To facilitate this new way of being, we offer several life-affirming activities to help you reconnect to the natural euphoria of living which is often lost alongside the innocence of childhood. During the week, clients will come together to decide on an activity for the weekend. All activities are fully supervised by the Seasons team.
Here are some of our favourites.
People come from all over the world to surf in Bali. There are two ways to enjoy surfing here –
Watch the action from dry land.
As a spiritual culture, the Balinese are very in touch with the ocean with traditional ceremonies often being performed on local beaches. A popular weekend activity that our clients love is traveling to the famous Canggu surf beach. As lushpalm.com tells us. Canggu, Bali, is a hip beach town on the southwest coast of the island. Once a sleepy fishing village, in recent years the area has transformed into a hipster hub full of digital nomads, yoga studios, health cafés, and creative energy. And of course, there are those super fun waves that attract surfers from around the globe. At Seasons Bali, surfing is one of our life-affirming activities; if you are ready for it. Many of our clients will tell you that connecting with the ocean in this way for the first time can be utterly life-changing. Those are the kinds of experiences that can bring real change to our lives.
Hot Mineral Springs
The Buleleng Regency has several natural hot springs. Reached by driving through the dramatic volcanic landscape, the therapeutic waters offer an excellent way to soothe away tired muscles.
Trip canvas says –
Have you ever heard of any place where time stands still?
The Banjar Hot Springs sits on the banks of the flowing Yeh Panas River, and are fed by healing water flowing off Mount Batukaru. You can bathe in the main pool on the river’s edge or dip into one of the smaller pools that terrace up the hillside, with the sacred Hindu temple of Banjar Temple nearby. Not only will your mind be refreshed, but your spirit will be equally revived in this retreat!
Here are some benefits of hot spring therapy from mindfood.com –
The healing powers of hot springs have been used for thousands of years. They are widely accepted in Europe and Japan as natural treatment options for various common ailments. Hot springs are reputed to have many therapeutic benefits, with many scientists from around the world studying balneology or the “treatment of disease by bathing.” We have outlined some of the top benefits of dipping into a hot spring.
The water found in natural hot springs contains a variety of different minerals, including calcium and sodium bicarbonate. Our bodies soak up these minerals when we are in a hot spring, which increases circulation and overall oxygen flow.
The mineral water in hot springs can also help reduce stress by relaxing tense muscles. Meanwhile, as your body temperature rises in the bath, and then cools once you exit can also help you relax and fall into a deeper sleep.
An Israeli study published in the journal Rheumatology International found that hot mineral baths may aid in pain relief and fatigue caused by widespread pain. This is because the heat, although sometimes intense, can dull our perception of pain by blocking the pain receptors in our bodies. Also being buoyant in the water often allows for freer movement as the water supports the body’s joints.
The high silica content found in hot springs can smooth and soften dry and rough skin. The sulphur contained in the water can also hold medicinal properties that may relieve conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. It is essential to check with your doctor or medical professional before bathing in a hot spring to ensure that the practice is safe for you.
White water rafting
At one point, white water rafting was considered an extreme sport. These days it is practised daily by visitors all over Asia and the world. While it still has its risks, white water rafting is a communal activity that requires teamwork and courage.
On the physical level, hanging on is a lot more effort than it seems, so it is an excellent workout for both the body and mind. But it’s not all craziness. In between the whitewater exhilaration, you will enjoy moments of peace and clarity as you float effortlessly along the scenic Ayung River, take in the beauty of nature. Take in a deep breath and feel gratitude for your life and clarity.
The scenic Ayung River, near Ubud, offers 3 hours of exhilarating adventure. It is a great way to experience the beautiful tropical terrain and the power of nature. Experienced guides give a detailed safety briefing before the trip commences and accompany each boat. Lunch is provided as part of the package. This is a real favourite amongst our clients.
Jungle Trekking and Waterfalls
Bali has some of the most pristine jungle and rainforest on the planet. Nature walking is a part of our program at Seasons Bali. Our jungle trekking and waterfall spotting takes things to the next level. A substantial aspect of successful recovery is to transcend the isolation that we can feel from early adulthood. Connecting to mystical and ancient elements of nature can help us feel a sense of something bigger, a connection to the whole of life and our place in the natural order.
Our weekend activities often include market visits, volunteering in the community and visit local waterparks. While all activities need to be approved by us, clients have an almost unlimited choice in the activities they would like to undertake. At the same time, deciding as a group helps induce teamwork and co-operation.
Transformation Starts Here
Taking that first step towards recovery is one of the most powerful things you can do. If you or a family member need help and you want to get the best treatment possible, get in touch with us now. With over twenty years of helping people to find peace in recovery, we are South East Asia’s Leading Addiction Treatment Centre.
All work conducted by Seasons Bali is carried out in the strictest of confidence and conforms to all current privacy legislation. None of the information on this site is intended as medical advice