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IVs for jet-lag

IVs for jet-lag

So it’s wheels down! At last, you have arrived on the Island of the Gods and Goddesses, but within hours jet-lag hits with a strong case of F.O.M.O. Whether it’s your best mates’ wedding, a work conference or a family getaway, your precious time in Bali is not for the wasting. Unfortunately, jet-lag sufferers report a whole host of physical...

Introducing The All Star IV

Introducing The All Star IV

At The Dose, we are continually researching and improving our IV offerings so that we can meet the nutritional needs of our patients in these ever-changing times. We have devised an in-house algorithm, created by our medical team of doctors and nurses that assist us in recommending the best IV for each patients individuals needs. In theory, of course, we...

The Benefits of Balinese Massage

The Benefits of Balinese Massage

Don’t you just love it when something you are semi-addicted to is actually good for you? In our case, it’s rare (no matter how hard we try to convince ourselves that deep fried sweetcorn fritters are nutritionally beneficial). However, thankfully one of our favourite pastimes, Balinese massage really is a healing modality. For this post, we searched for rigorous trials...

Meet the Locals – Tash Heyder from Plan A Events

Meet the Locals – Tash Heyder from Plan A Events

Tash Heyder is the founder of Plan A Events,  a Bali wedding and party planning service whose work we are totally inspired by. Tash was born in Perth to an Aussie mum and Indonesian father, and spent from 4-12 years old between Bali and Jakarta, followed by high school in Australia and then a move to Spain. Lucky for all...

IVs for fitness and athletes

IVs for fitness and athletes

From the 3x a week gym bunny to high-level athletes, IV therapy administered within the correct window of time and containing the appropriate combination of micronutrients, amino acids, antioxidants and electrolytes is yielding promising results. Read on to find out why IVs for fitness are an up and coming treatment area. Using IVs for fitness The use of intravenous therapy...

Suck it up! – The wonders of intravenous delivery

Suck it up! – The wonders of intravenous delivery

So you’re probably wondering what all the hype is about? Intravenous therapy seems to have been teetering on the edge of the mainstream for the past little while, but we predict 2018 is the year we’ll start hearing a lot more about this treatment method1,2. Although it may appear that suddenly IVs are the answer to everything, they’ve actually been...

Bali Beach Walks with Breakfast Stops

Bali Beach Walks with Breakfast Stops

One of the best ways to start a Bali day is a walk on the beach. This is made even better with the addition of food and coffee. Here are some of our favourite spots to park, wander, and feast. Start at: Petitenget Temple Head south and drop into Ku De Ta for brekkie (a little-known secret that it’s open...

Bali’s Best Cheap Massages Under $10

Bali’s Best Cheap Massages Under $10

*Updated for 2018* You can barely walk down the street in Bali without tripping over a few spas. There are expensive ones, and there are cheap ones, it’s finding the good cheapies which are the real unicorn hunt. Any expat here worth their organic coconut oil has a few massage go-to spots saved in their phones. These are some of...

Meet the Locals – Rick from F45 Bali

Meet the Locals – Rick from F45 Bali

Rick Olarenshaw is one of the friendly faces behind one of the island’s newest gyms: F45 Bali, aka the hot new 45 minute fitness regime taking Australia (and the world) by storm. Rick and the other owners bring their wealth of fitness experience from abroad to Bali’s shores, much to our benefit. Originally from Victoria, Australia, we ask Rick for...

Bali’s Best Gyms

Bali’s Best Gyms

The wellness movement is strong in Bali, these are some of our favourite places to sweat. Motion Fitness Motion Fitness; a Bali institution, has just undergone a slick new rebrand. Luckily the class schedule remains the one we know and love, with the founder Melanie making sure everyone works up a sweat on a regular basis. Plus nothing keeps the...

Bali rainy season activities to keep you cool

Bali rainy season activities to keep you cool

Rainy season can be the most challenging time of year in Bali, climate-wise. Even for those of us who live here, some days are almost unbearably hot and humid. Here’s a list of Bali rainy season activities to cool you down until “winter” rolls back around. Hit up a pool club It used to be just Potato Head as an...

Meet the Locals – Tiff from this within

Meet the Locals – Tiff from this within

Originally from Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula and trained as a teacher, Tiff Newman is another example of the amazing twists and turns life takes to lead people to Bali. These days she has swapped teaching for content creation with her agency this within, which specialises in branding through meaningful storytelling. She has two dogs she adores, we had a chat with...

Zinc and Immunity

Zinc and Immunity

Zinc, often overshadowed by showy vitamins and new antioxidants, is an important micronutrient. It contributes to maintaining our general health and immune system, and is a key player with the latter, helping protect against pathogens and creating the basis for resisting infectious disease. Zinc – the first line of defense From the barrier of our skin to gene mutation within...

Planning the perfect Hens or Bucks party in Bali

Planning the perfect Hens or Bucks party in Bali

This content is courtesy of our partners over at Build My Wedding Bali. Whether you are getting married in Bali or keen for an EPIC send off into married life, we highly recommend planning a Hens or Bucks party in Bali, ‘The Island Of The Gods’. Not only is the sun guaranteed to shine, but with so many cool things...

Where to watch movies in Bali

Where to watch movies in Bali

For when you want to swap coconuts for popcorn, here are some of our favourite places to catch movies in Bali. Cinema XXI If you live up around Seminyak or Canggu, unfortunately you will have travel a bit to get to a larger cinema. Your options are Kuta (Beachwalk), Sunset Road (Galeria), or Denpasar (Level 21). All the cinemas are...

Meet the locals – Thomas Tirta from Nebula Cafe

Meet the locals – Thomas Tirta from Nebula Cafe

We love our food here at The Dose, so were very excited to pick the brain of the amazing Executive Chef of Nebula cafe: Thomas Tirta. He’s a busy man, overseeing not one but THREE kitchens and menus for the Nebula Cafe group (check out their Instagram to see some of Thomas’ amazing creations). Read on for this culinary insider’s...

Getting Fit & Slim with Bali’s Motion Cafe

Getting Fit & Slim with Bali’s Motion Cafe

Motion Fitness (now Motion everything) is one of the leaders of the Bali health and wellness scene. Their cafe (Motion Cafe, previously Avocado Cafe) serves up fitness oriented food. Think sweet potato waffles, protein salads, etc. They also have meal plans, perfect for a DIY health retreat or for weeks when you know you’ll be too busy to think about...

The Bali Insider Tips

The Bali Insider Tips

One of the perks of living in a place like Bali, is the amount of friends and family who come through for visits. These are the things we tell them, and are now sharing with you. Consider us your personal Bali insider. Buy a SIM card If your phone is unlocked, getting a local SIM card can make your life...

Healthy Travel Tips – Q&A with Melanie Bomba

Healthy Travel Tips – Q&A with Melanie Bomba

Even those with the best food and fitness routine at home often let it slip as soon as they’re living out of a suitcase. We talked to Motion Fitness and Cafe founder Melanie Bomba to get her healthy travel tips on how we can enjoy ourselves abroad, and still come home fitting into our clothes. I think for most of...

Bali’s best happy hours

Some of our Bali local favourites with the best happy hours. Old Man’s | Canggu Monday – Friday 5-6 pm, 2 for 1 drinks The Old Man’s happy hour is short and sweet, but if you manage to get a few 2 for 1 margarita orders in you’ll be feeling very warm and fuzzy come sunset. Mrs Sippy | Petitenget...

Adventurous Bali Spa Treatments

Adventurous Bali Spa Treatments

Bali is best know for their Balinese massages. And while those are amazing, there is a lot of other beauty and wellness terrain to explore, should you be so inclined. Below are some of the treatments available on the island of the gods which will give you some stories to tell back home. Pedis and Tarot cards This is one...

Bali’s best coffee

Bali’s best coffee

There is one thing we do not want for in Bali, and that’s smoothie bowls. It’s also coffee, specifically the good Aussie stuff (coffee snobs rejoice!). Here are some of Bali’s best coffee spots in Seminyak and Canggu to stop by for a choice cuppa joe. Seminyak Shelter Located just off Legian on the second story, Shelter has well-trained baristas...

Meet the Locals – Lolita Walters from gypsywandering.com

Meet the Locals – Lolita Walters from gypsywandering.com

Lolita Walter is something of a poster child for the healthy, digital nomadic life: she splits her time mostly between Bali and Sydney (and occasionally other hotspots such as Los Angeles). Being so well-travelled, she is wealth of knowledge for where to eat, lounge, and find the best yoga. She also happens to be a fan of vitamin IV infusions....

The Dose Weekend Guide – Hong Kong

The Dose Weekend Guide – Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of our favourite weekend getaways in Asia. This city that never sleeps has it all, from world class restaurants to fantastic dive bars, you never know where the night will end up. Here are some of our go-to spots for a weekend in Hong Kong. DAY The Cupping Room – Central Excellent coffee and avocado toast...

Meet the locals – Veronica from Last Hurrah

Meet the locals – Veronica from Last Hurrah

Veronica Neil is the brains behind the brand new hens/general good-time planner that is Last Hurrah. After working on a similar venture in Australia, once she found herself in Bali she saw a “Last Hurrah” sized gap in the market to do something similar. We’re so glad she did, because their packages sound amazing (especially, *ahem*, the Hangover Happy Place…)....

Bali’s best date nights

Bali’s best date nights

Bali may be the island of the gods, but it’s also the island of many weddings, honeymoons and even first dates. With this in mind, here are some of Bali’s best date night itineraries to scope out pre-Valentines Day. La Baracca + Da Maria Two Italian sisters, right across from each other on Petitenget. Start with dinner at La Baracca:...

The Bali Foodie Bucket List

The Bali Foodie Bucket List

There is an almost overwhelming selection of outstanding restaurants and cafes around Bali’s south. To narrow down the options, here are some dishes/drinks to try while you’re on the island, a Bali Food Bucket List… Coconut Latte Add a vegan tropical twist to your latte with the substitution of cow’s milk for the coconut variety. Sea Circus – A coconut...

Diet Detox 101 with Avocado Cafe

Diet Detox 101 with Avocado Cafe

We’re big fans of the occasional detox here at The Dose but didn’t know there were so many options available until we saw the Avocado Café detox options. In the face of so much choice, we asked their nutritionists how people can benefit from a detox and how they should be choosing a plan to maximise results. How would you...

Bali’s Best Sunset Spots

Bali’s Best Sunset Spots

With its long stretch of west-facing coastline, sunset in Bali is a bit of an event. As we come into another wet season (which means more clouds therefore more dramatic sunsets), let’s take a look at some of the best spots to park yourself at 6 pm. Here are some of Bali’s best sunset spots: Single Fin Perched on a...

Six reasons why Bali Weddings are on the rise

Six reasons why Bali Weddings are on the rise

We are thrilled to be listed as a supplier on the hot new Bali wedding planning site Build My Wedding Bali (you’ll find us under “Extras”). Here at The Dose, we’ve seen our fair share of Bali weddings where we help with pre-event energy boosts or post-wedding recovery sessions. With the trend of destination Asian weddings only growing, we spoke...

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