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Make Kubu Your Ritual

KuBu is a brand new city day-spa offering unique and authentic relaxation ‘rituals’ based on Balinese traditions. Located in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, KuBu is discreet, luxurious, refined and indulgent - just as a world-class spa should be. In order to guarantee clients the utmost quality and authenticity, the staff at KuBu has been recruited directly from the best spas in Bali. In addition to exquisite spa rituals, KuBu also provides specialised yoga sessions to complete the wellness experience.  KuBu is certainly the place to forget the stresses of the city and truly relax, unwind and rejuvenate.

“KuBu” is a Balinese word that depicts a ‘small hut’ and is also the name of a secret beach known only to a select few. Kubu the spa is the brainchild of Eileen Soriton, of Indonesian descent and a qualified massage therapist specialising in Balinese Spa Rituals. Together with business partner Sasha Becejac, the pair have created the hottest destination in the UK for a truly genuine Balinese experience (ancient beauty and body treatments formerly reserved solely for Balinese royalty will be in abundance at KuBu).

Contemporary yet filled with history, Kubu offers exclusive pampering in a wonderful listed building, which has been re-designed using dark wood walnut flooring, 100 year old Javanese Teak wood furniture and a ceiling lined with suspended boat sails, giving one a feeling of literally floating away.

KuBu feels like a cocoon yet is spacious at the same time. The KuBu ‘senses experience’ extends to every part of the fantastic 2000sq ft premises with the use of tactile natural materials such as wood and stone, a subtle yet striking mix in shades of Khaki and Javanese antique furniture. The treatment suites are extremely generous spaces, each hosting a beautiful free-standing bath for post-treatment flower petal soaks. The luxury extends to the relaxation room, where you can de-stress before and after a treatment on four-poster antique Javanese day beds.

KuBu Signature Ritual:


? Begin your heavenly ritual with a soothing foot bath in a flower petal and essential oil water bowl. Unwind as your therapist massages the toes, heels and calves.

? Move onto the cocooning effect of a hand made organic Balinese body scrub or mask, before indulging in the ultimate pampering of a KuBu signature Traditional Balinese or Ayung Batu Hot Stone massage.

? Complete your KuBu experience with a leisurely soak in a flower petal milk bath, with of course, a glass of champagne and some delicious freshly made KuBu chocolates.

? Kubu rituals take approximately 2 ? hours and cost from £125.

KuBu has developed it’s own range of organic massage oils, soaps and bath salts, all created by hand for KuBu in Bali. In addition to these treatment products, KuBu also stocks ‘Lavera’. Lavera is a complete range of natural face & body products with organic ingredients, made without manmade chemicals such as parabens, synthetic preservatives, colour or fragrances.

KuBu is at 16 Bell Street, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2BG.  Opening hours are 10am - 8pm everyday, Sundays 10am - 6pm. For more information or to make an appointment please contact:
Tel: 01491 414130 or visit