The fragrance of lavender filled the room. I was lying face down, and I could see yellow rose petals. It was a Tuesday and the colour of the day at The LaLit was yellow, bringing sunshine and happiness into the hotel. Lily, the masseuse, was going just the way I wanted her to go, long strokes digging into the calves, and the sole of my feet. She was battling with the knots and I was dozing as the many months of rigorous travelling had taken its toll. And I needed this Balinese massage to make my life normal. Under her expert hands, I felt so much better. She worked hard on the areas where the pain was maximum, having noted these in advance. The neck, the shoulders, and the ankles. There are umpteen therapies available, from Aroma, Ayurvedic to Western and other natural and herbal ones. There are some long rituals too, should you like to opt for those. Massages vary from 60 minutes to 90 minutes. Rituals go up to two hours and 30 minutes. Prices start from INR 3,500, depending on what you choose. In the Balinese massage, I liked the way Lily rubbed my feet with a wet, hot towel and the strokes were long. She also used her forearms to massage the back which had a very good effect. I ended my time here with a steam and sauna. The spa has all the amenities including a hairdryer, moisturiser, and comb. A nice cup of green tea in the relaxation area was the right way to finish my pampering session.