I always think that the streets leading to Canggu are filled with precious petite gems on every corner, and Sofia Spa is one of them. You can easily catch a glimpse of the reception area from Pantai Berawa Street – all the chicness of white palette and vintage patterned tiles. After I got my reservation sorted out, I was led into the treatment area, which is on the second storey of next-door Pomelo Cafe. This part is even more darling: a waiting area with white and beige throw pillows, carpet, views of next-door field and the pool at the cafe below, and definitely a relaxing ambience. There are three treatment cabins, all beam the same white palette, but each is charmingly adorned with thematic colour and quaint ornaments that will make any customer feel at home.
The heavenly place offers a defined selection of treatments – facials, California-style massage, waxing, and teeth whitening (and soon, cream bath); and each is served meticulously. I tried the soft lifting effect facial (Rp.550,000 for 60 minutes or Rp.630,000 for 90 minutes), which comprises exfoliation using ultrasound technology, warm massage using infrared, hydration with ultrasound, and a pampering facial massage. The treatment uses state-of-the-art equipments, but it’s non-invasive, and not inconvenient at all – in fact, I fell asleep about ten minutes in. The soft lifting effect facial aims to stimulate the collagen and fibres in your facial skin, and slow down the ageing process. After just one facial, I could actually feel my face all clean and refreshed, plus the improving elasticity of the skin; so you can imagine if anyone makes this treatment their daily regimen.
Sofia Spa offers its own beauty products – produced in Bali – that are used in the in-house treatments, and are available for retail too. The line – which has the same moniker – includes face cleansing product, face tonic, make up remover, face exfoliant, body gel, face mask, and more. The great thing about these products is that they mostly contain aloe vera, which is just perfect for skin hydration. So be sure to also check out these beneficial potions when you’re here.
in a nutshell
My personal pet peeve when getting a facial is that sometimes beauty clinics have this cold, and intimidating interior that feels too hospital-ish. Not here. The vibe of this place would immediately put anyone in a relaxed mode. The friendly and helpful team will also make sure you get the optimised experience by catering to your need – they don’t cookie cut the service, they customise it.
Jl. Pantai Berawa no. 77, Canggu
T: +62 813 3874 8401