Pam­per Your­self

101 Things to Do (Big Island) - - EXPLORE -

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 skin. Hawai­ian cul­ture tra­di­tion­ally stresses the im­por­tance of heal­ing both body and spirit, with the fo­cus on mind-and- mana (spir­i­tual power) TLC.

Treat­ments that stem from Hawai­ian tra­di­tion re­lax the body while sooth­ing the mind and spirit, as it is be­lieved that one be­ing off bal­ance af­fects the other. Lomi lomi is a type of mas­sage that fo­cuses on eas­ing stress and bring­ing har­mony to the re­cip­i­ent as a whole. La‘au lapa‘au is her­bal heal­ing. And Hawai­ian salt rit­u­als em­u­late the heal­ing ef­fect be­lieved to come from ocean wa­ter while cleans­ing pores and re­ju­ve­nat­ing skin. Some spa tips: 1. Ar­rive be­tween 15 to 30 min­utes early.

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