Balima Spa

Balima Spa, Geneva: Hours, Address, Balima Spa Reviews: 5/5

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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Address
Neighbourhood: Bourg-de-Four
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CelineMogo
Geneva, Switzerland3 contributions
Amazing time with the new Dewi Cinta massage
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
Pure relaxation
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
Executive back rub - PAINFUL EXPERIENCE
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
Lovely place and full restore
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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Mike B
Cornwall, Canada1 contribution
Love This Place!
Jul 2018 • Couples
One of our very favourite spots in Geneva. The location is great and the staff are excellent (both English and French). The array of treatments offer something for everyone. Great for couples. We visit Balima Spa every time we're in town!
Written 8 August 2018
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Thank you for your lovely review. It’s very kind of you to take the time to post it. We are also happy to hear your overall experience of Balima Spa and are very pleased to hear that our staff made your relaxing time here pleasant. We are looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Balima Family
Written 31 August 2018
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basilic132017
Geneva, Switzerland9 contributions
Great Spa in Geneva!
Jul 2018 • Solo
Great spa in Geneva, beautiful and exclusive setting, friendly and competent staff. I highly recommend this place!
Written 19 July 2018
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We would like to thank you for taking the time to write this positive review. We are glad to hear that you had a good experience at Balima Spa and for giving us a perfect rating as well as for recommending our spa. We really appreciate it and hope to see you soon. Best regards, Balima Family
Written 31 August 2018
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Jugain
Bali, Indonesia17 contributions
Best Spa in Town
Sep 2017 • Couples
I tried many spa in Geneva and Balima spa is definitely the best one. We came there with my girl and we took the Bali Santai massage. We had a very nice moment and i really recommend it.
Written 6 November 2017
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Thank you for your kind words and compliments you have shared here on TripAdvisor. We truly value your feedback and are happy to hear that you have found us after you have tried many spa in Geneva. Thanks again for recommending our spa and we hope to see you and your girl again for another treatment !
Written 18 November 2017
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mcr123110
Manchester, UK4 contributions
An amazing place to relax.
Oct 2017 • Solo
I visited Balima Day Spa for a massage recently and I have to say I was blown away by the professional level of service and just how welcoming this Urban Spa was. I have visited many Urban Spas around the world and this stands out as the best. 10/10
Written 30 October 2017
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Read-and-Feed2016
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland21 contributions
What a treat!
Oct 2017
This day spa provides the nicest urban getaway in the heart of Geneva. It is in a convenient location, the staff is friendly - both English and French are spoken - and its oasis of treatments that are the ultimate in self care. I had the deep tissue/sports massage and the therapist was very attentive to the tense parts of the body - providing a good balance between pressure and therapeutic massage. I will definitely return!
Written 28 October 2017
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cdkiani
La Crosse, WI18 contributions
I Am Glowing!
Sep 2017 • Business
This small but quaint Spa was just what I needed after being on my feet at a trade show for 4 days. Price was very reasonable (considering it is Geneva). I had a mix of relaxation and deep tissue Swedish massage. I feel like a new person. Staff and owner are very professional and courteous. They were very understanding when all I had to pay with was American Express ( which they don't take). Owner was very accommodating as I went back to my hotel for another payment method. They deserve the 5 stars.
Written 30 September 2017
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We would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your honest and positive feedback. It's great to hear that you had a memorable time in our spa and thank you for praising our service. We invest a lot of time in effort to train our team to ensure the highest level of personal service. The fact that you mention we deserve the 5 stars means a lot to us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Balima. Kind regards.
Written 18 November 2017
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