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Professional and thorough

Got a massage from Baltis (not 100% sure of his name) and it was absolutely amazing. He has very... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2018
CecilieNoer
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Best massage ive ever had in beautiful clean parlour

Staying nearby I dropped in for a 1 hr accupressure massage. Hands down best massage ever, ironed... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
HB20132013
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Got a massage from Baltis (not 100% sure of his name) and it was absolutely amazing. He has very reduced sight and hearing but his hands definitely made up for it. I payed 180.000 IDR for 1,5 hours. It was mixed traditional and acupressure. Before you get a feet wash and after you can shower. Baltis was super professional and very firm. If you like a more strong massage that works through the whole body, this is definitely the place. Amazing idea behind it too that they train people with disabilities and all the staff were so sweet!

Thank CecilieNoer
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Staying nearby I dropped in for a 1 hr accupressure massage. Hands down best massage ever, ironed out all my knots and a sore neck cured. Came back the next day and had another massage with a different therapist again and it was excellent! Whats even more amazing is that both therapists were disabled. Please support this venture which trains up and employs the disadvantaged!
Air con in all rooms, free hot shower after and beautiful view over labuan bajo harbour for the manicure/ facial room.

Thank HB20132013
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Love everything about what this place is. Training and providing jobs to Indonesians with disabilities - fantastic! I took part in the 4 hour mini workshop which started off with a massage. Another tripadvisor member suggested learning "softer/lighter" in Indonesian which is a good tip as the massage was too much for me. But if you like a strong massage it would be perfect for you.

Martin and fero(?) were amazing. All the therapists are lovely.

Please support this business!

Thank Natalie L
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Second time to try this place, the therapist is just real good. The way they massage seems always hit the right part and the pressure is strong! Really recommend. And the place is also really clean and quiet.

Thank AngelaSudargo
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I called in for a massage around 11:20; was not sure how busy they would be and could not reach them on the ph number listed in Lonely Planet. Turns out I was the only client at that time, and could have a 60 minute acupressure massage before they closed for lunch at 12:30 (reopening 3pm)

The masseuse was excellent, skilled and efficient and hitting all the right places on my travel worn body. I was asked before she started 'is hard ok?' I said yes. Actually this might have been a criterion for which masseuse I was assigned to.
Clean massage room; good tables; partitioned by curtains; good attention to modesty even from my blind masseuse, a foot scrub to start and a nice shower to finish.
What a fine experience!

A bonus is that this establishment is supporting people who would otherwise be unemployed to live self sufficient lives with dignity.

If I am ever back in Labuan Bajo, I'd consider doing the half day massage training that is on offer here.

1  Thank Yunnanwanderer
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Best massage we had in Labuan Bajo out of three places we visited! Therapists were extremely skillful, place is clean and comfortable, warm shower is available.

Thank pwrrr
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

After a day diving its always good to sit back and relax. Enjoy the hand that will fix your bone and muscles.
Very very recomended

Thank mrsiagian
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

I had booked the massage in the hotel. The spa was sending the therapists on time to the hotel. The massage was good and professional. I recommend the spa.

The only minus is, in the hotel there was no massage bed, i guess this is better in the spa itself. I would recommend to have the massage in the spa next time.

Thank Thomas S
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

One of the best massage I have had during my travel around Asia. The place is not very luxurious but have very nice atmosphere and it's possible to take a nice warm shower after the massage.

Thank mariaulrikas
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

“When even the physically fit and mentally sound finds it difficult to land a job these days it is better to write off the prospects of the handicapped,” says Kasim Mambut, owner of Ayo Mandiri Massage Centre. Then this is exactly what Kasim refuses to do – write them off. His centre in Labuan Bajo in Flores trains the moderate to the extremely challenged people to be masseurs. “The only condition is that their hands should be normal.” So far Ayo Mandiri has trained blind youth to the wheelchair-bound to be masseurs. “Our reflexologists are a big hit with the hotels and we have a very loyal clientele. Ayo Mandiri does brisk business and none of it comes from sympathy,” Kasim says with notable pride.
Martinus, Kasim’s assistant manager sitting next to him, smiles broadly. “See, Martinus doesn’t smile generally but he is very happy for the season has been very good.” Martinus guffaws now. The partially blind Martinus is also the chief trainer at Ayo Mandiri. “Our training is very thorough and intense. Upon successful completion the students are issued certificates too,” Martinus says. Those who complete the course are first placed on probation and their techniques checked for a couple of months, if found wanting they are called back to the centre to refresh. This thoroughness in approach has paid off handsomely: Ayo Mandiri pass outs have so far found work not just with local hospitality properties but in tourist capitals like Bali and Jakarta too.

Thank Wanderink
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