Borneo Tradition

The Jari Jari Spa signature treatment is the Dusun Lotud Inan Treatment (it has also received an award!), It is an age old traditional therapy practised by the Lotud Dusuns, a local tribe from Northern Borneo. The Lotud Dusuns are a group from the Tuaran district just north of Kota Kinabalu. In this rice-growing region, the women learned the skills and techniques of massage to help ease the aches and pains left after a day of backbreaking work in the paddy fields. These techniques have been passed down from generation to generations til today.

Their distinctive massage technique involves applying pressure with the thumbs to the various pressure points in the body, instantly unlocking and releasing tension and relaxes all parts of the muscles in the body.

Our tradition is unique unlike anything else!

Another unique feature we have found to be particularly popular is the Traditional Local Folk Treatment. This is a traditional treatment is used in folk medicine to warm the body during the cool monsoon, kayu manis or cinnamon stimulates and warms, bringing relief from body aches and pains. This skin exfoliater and body warmer is specially recommended for those who have been active throughout the day and find a dire need to relax.

Jari Jari Spa’s signature experience is promoted to international visitors as a way to experience a valuable aspect of the local culture. Nowhere else in the world can they experience this age-old technique, alongside tradutuinak ingredients used by the Dusun Lotud, phenomenally different from the well-known techniques of Bali, Thailand and India. This is a unique experience which no visitor should miss. According to testimonials and review, foreign residents and local guests, who may also generally be unfamiliar with Dusun Lotud, Palad or Tanggara therapy, feel privileged to be able to benefit from this unique local knowledge.