Balima Spa
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Nestled in the heart of Geneva, our urban sanctuary is inspired by the magical spa culture of Bali. At Balima, we believe in rest & relaxation as the 3rd pillar of health. Our aim is to combat stress and balance the body-mind relationship with a menu that suits health-conscious individuals with modern lifestyles. Whether to escape the routine or share quality time, your serenity is our priority.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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4.5 of 5 bubbles59 reviews
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Selma
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I do not recommend and highly question the certifications of the practitioners who have ‘years of experience’. I went for a deep tissue massage that felt fine at the moment, however a few days later i had the worst shoulder pain ever. I tried resuming sport but this only made it worse and was forced to see a doctor and physio for two sessions to undo the damage. I have had deep tissue massages worldwide and usually feel great the days later.

Better to go see professionals certified at medical standardse as these masseuses are not certified!

Whats worse is the owner kept blowing me off insisting she was on a business trip and when I met her in person, seemed to avoid the issue and was not apologetic at all. Its been weeks and the issue is still not resolved as she said she would refund me and then disappeared. Unbelievable! I have lived in Bali and never imagined treatment like this. I also understood why this place is also very popular amongst male clients. The reality is that this establishment is not a classy place at all.
Written 1 March 2024
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AANOUKIS
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
I usually don’t let any comments but this time I take a moment to recommend this spa and team as I am very picky with massage (living in Asia and used to get very good massages 💆‍♀️ :-)
Definitely worth a visit, all your tensions will go away. Special thanks to my therapist Cristina this time.
Written 23 August 2023
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SchnTkkr
Pune, India165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Went in for a 90 min Balinese massage. Christine took time to assess my areas of pain and applied acupressure to release tension. She went out of the way to help me with my chronic sciatica nerve and pain back. She is certainly an outstanding therapist!
Written 11 February 2023
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Ruiesteves
Geneva, Switzerland5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
A true Balinese experience, from the moment you enter! The ambience and energy make you feel welcomed. A much needed magical break from today´s hustle and bustle!

Time to repair your body and sooth your soul!
Written 10 February 2022
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Hello Mr. Esteves, We would like to thank you for taking the time to write us a positive feedback and for sharing your experience. We are happy to know that you had a great time and are satisfied with our service. Hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, from the reception and management team.
Written 12 February 2022
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RaishaKC
Geneva, Switzerland6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
I treated myself to a BATU PANAS hot stone massage for my birthday. It was my very first experience there and it was an amazing hour and a half! Everything from the reception to the massage was brilliant. The staff was just so lovely and friendly. I was on a little cloud for little while after that. I recommend this place to anybody looking for a nice relaxing time. Thank you Balima Spa for a lovely experience! I will be going back very soon!
Written 9 February 2022
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Dear RKCee, Thank you for taking your valuable time to write this lovely notes, we also glad that you had a good experience. we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, from the reception and management team.
Written 14 February 2022
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duduvoyage
Geneva44 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
The massage itself was good but you could hear the owner speaking so loud at the reception while having the massage :
Calling clients because a therapist was sick
Offering 15 minutes mord for a massage
Speaking of shoe size on the phone
Laughing etc etc

Disrespectful! Got a discount for this lack of politeness but never again.
Not relaxing at all. They should organise the layout of the place so that clients don’t get disturbed
Written 20 August 2021
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Dear Duduvoyage, Thank you very much for your review of your recent treatment at our Spa. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve to be better in order to deliver the best massage experience to the client. I greatly appreciate your comment about our massage and our room layout that needs to be reorganized. Thank You again for bringing this issue to our attention. as our main priority is to be able to offer a very well-maintained and comfortable yet relaxing atmosphere to the client. I hope that I can convince you to change your mind about another visit to our Spa. Please reach out to us me directly at relax@balimaspa.com if you would be willing to give us a change to turn your experience around. It would be such a pleasure to personally welcome you back to our Spa. Best regards, Rhoshinta Larasati
Written 7 February 2022
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CelineMogo
Geneva, Switzerland4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
I tried a new massage called "Dewi Cinta" and it was an amazing time for those who like strong massage.
This is a very complete massage combining a traditionnal massage with exfoliation and cellulite treatment - which give a real "rythm" to the treatment.
On one side you relax and on the other side you feel that the treatment is good for the body and the cellulite! I am not sure I ever saw this kind of massage anywhere else... This is something very original and complete.
The quality of the massage worth a visit in this exclusive setting!
It's 1h30 of pure complete relaxation!!
And a special thanks to Laura the amazing therapist.
I highly recommend to try this new Dewi Cinta massage!
Written 17 October 2020
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Charlotte
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Since I started going to Balima, I have had a totally different respect for and experience of massage. I did not know it could be like this. There are so many reasons why I love it here, but the one thing which really makes this the gold standard of massages is that it is not formulaic. Each time the massage will be different, in line with what your body needs. You do not even need to point out knots, pain, stiffness, etc. the therapists are professionals and will find them and will not give up until they have worked them out. Balima, you have totally spoiled me – nowhere else manages to live up to the magic you perform and leave me totally relaxed and renewed.
Written 15 June 2019
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Kristina
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Sadly the experience wasn’t relaxing AT ALL.
The ladys, for both of us, kept putting their fingers under our bones, which was extremly painful. Also it felt like pinching and not massage the whole time.

My boyfriend also told me the worker did the job randomly and didn’t do the same massage on the right and the left part of the body, plus was talking with her colleague during massage.

Two days later, here we are with both back/shoulder pain. Whenever I move, I’m in pain, which wasn’t the case before the massage, I have to go to the physio for the pain to go away.

I wish I could say it was a good experience, because the place was really what I was searching for and the receptionist was really professional and kind.
Written 28 April 2019
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Hi Kristina, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. At Balima, we strive to insure all treatments are of the highest standard and guests leave with deep sense of relaxation. If this is not the case then we certainly prefer to know so that we can learn and improve. In your situation, it seems as though the pressure of the massage was the main issue. All our therapists are highly-trained experts in their field and their priority during an ‘Executive-back Rub’ is to break down any muscular tension around the back, neck and shoulders. If they discover tension in a certain area, it generally requires more attention and consequently is quite normal to spend more time on one side of the body. The discomfort that you feel afterwards depends on the amount of tension that was built up, how much was broken down and your body’s sensitivity to it. Often it can feel worse before it gets better as is quite standard for this kind of deep-tissue massage. Also, it can be a result of what your body is lacking before and after the treatment e.g. hydration, rest. Touching the bones is never part of our protocol but it may feel this way if there is not a lot of muscle tissue in the area as in your case. Obviously, we are sorry to hear about your negative experience and wish that you had brought this up with us at the time as treatments can be adapted with light, medium or strong pressure just by asking the therapist. For your future reference, I would suggest more of a relaxing-style massage with a lighter pressure. Finally, any talking between therapists during a couple’s massage is not tolerated so I will remind the team of our privacy policy. Best regards, Javed
Written 17 May 2019
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grebanayahippi
Zurich, Switzerland10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
Thank you for a nice spa time. I had a massage Bali and felt totally recovered after. Very calm and peaceful place thanks for this oasis and for your friendly attitude
Written 4 October 2018
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