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Food, Fun & After DarkKauai

Hawai‘i is a healing place, and not just because of the soothing sounds of waves crashing on the shore or the warmth of the sun on your back.

Hawaiian culture traditionally stressed the importance of healing both body and spirit. From this belief, traditional practices such as LOMILOMI MASSAGE and HAWAIIAN SALT RITUALS originated. Lomilomi is a type of massage that focuses on easing stress and bringing harmony to the recipient as a whole, while Hawaiian salt rituals emulate the healing effect believed to from ocean water while cleansing pores and rejuvenating skin.

LA‘AU LAPA‘AU or HERBAL HEALING , is another such practice. In addition to traditional Hawaiian treatments, spas offer facials, Swedish massage and more. On Kaua‘i, it is easy to walk into and island spa. Most local resorts offer spa service menus laden with a wide variety of health and beauty treatments, exercise and massage. If you prefer a sea breeze with your treatment, just say so. Some resorts offer pool and oceanfront treatment rooms or cabanas.

At ANARA SPA at the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort and Spa, guests find exclusive items like its Coco Mango line of products. Other island spas include ALEXANDER DAY SPA at Kaua‘i Marriott Resort & Beach Club.

In addition to resort spas, there are other PRIVATE SPAS that offer Hawaiian-based treatments at reasonable prices.

SPA TIPS:

1. Arrive between 15 and 30 minutes ahead of your scheduled service.

2. Turn off your mobile phone.

3. Let your therapist know of any health concerns.

4. Tips are usually 15%-20%.

5. If something is not quite right (the pressure of the massage, for example), let your therapist know.

ANARA SPA 808-742-1234

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