Nat­u­ral Selec­tions

Spa treat­ments that keep it real

Waikiki Magazine - - ILOVE WAIKIKI - By Waikiki Team


it comes to un­wind­ing, there’s noth­ing bet­ter than be­ing co­cooned in honey and milk or get­ting a facial mas­sage—com­plete with hot stones—while you soak in Waikiki’s gor­geous set­ting. If a spa ses­sion isn’t on your list of things to do while in par­adise, we hope you’ll con­sider re­vamp­ing your itin­er­ary and book­ing one of th­ese in­dul­gent of­fer­ings. Tak­ing their cue from na­ture, the fol­low­ing three treat­ments all use nat­u­ral or na­ture-de­rived in­gre­di­ents. And not only are th­ese spa ses­sions oh, so re­lax­ing, you’ll come out with softer skin, a brighter com­plex­ion and dis­po­si­tion.

Re­cov­er­ing from a chem­i­cal peel is cer­tainly not the smartest way to spend your va­ca­tion time. But try­ing to make that in­ner-glow be­come more ap­par­ent is doable at Seren­ity Spa (Outrigg­ger Reef on the Beach, 2169 Kalia Road 866-926-2882 or www.seren­i­tys­pa­hawaii. com). Book a Tour­ma­line Gem Facial and get treated to smoother skin, smaller pores and more ra­di­ant skin. Thanks to the properties found in tour­ma­line, skin can ab­sorb nu­tri­ents more ef­fi­ciently, and this par­tic­u­lar facial—avail­able in 50 or 80 min­utes—mim­ics the ef­fect of mi­cro­der­mabra­sion sans the use of harsh chem­i­cals. Seren­ity is the only Aveda Ex­clu­sive Des­ti­na­tion Spa in the area.

If you’re look­ing for some­thing lo­cal and or­ganic, the Moana Lani Spa, a Heav­enly Spa by Westin (Moana Surfrider, 2365 Kalakaua Ave., 808-2372535 or has an 80-minute Kona Cof­fee & Vanilla Facial. Us­ing Kona cof­fee, Kaua‘i clay and vanilla, the treat­ment helps detox­ify the skin and fights free-rad­i­cals. The re­sult? Clearer skin that’s soft, mois­tur­ized and less con­gested. Aside from your face, your back is also treated to a gen­tle ex­fo­li­a­tion and our per­sonal fa­vorite—a facial mas­sage us­ing minia- ture hot stones. Skin feels re-in­vig­o­rated with each pass of the heated stones and makes for a one-of-a-kind in­dul­gence. Speak­ing of in­vig­o­rated, guests are also given a shot of an­tiox­i­dant bev­er­age Kon­aRed for an ex­tra boost for your body. If you’re pressed for time but still long for a lit­tle TLC, check out the re­cently re­vamped Moana Lani bou­tique, which of­fers foot treat­ments for a quick respite be­tween shop­ping and sight­see­ing.

For a full body ex­pe­ri­ence, try an ‘ Awa, Honey and Milk Wrap at Paul Brown’s Spa Olakino (Waikiki Beach Mar­riott Re­sort & Spa, 2552 Kalakaua Ave., 808-924-2121 or www.spao­ Since ‘ awa or kava— a root long used by Hawai­ians to treat weary mus­cles and other ail­ments—is used in this wrap, the treat­ment is per­fect af­ter an ac­tive day of surf lessons, a hike up Di­a­mond Head or snor­kel­ing. And if you’ve been out in the sun all day, the ad­di­tion of milk and honey brings some much-needed mois­ture back to your skin—leav­ing it smoother and more sup­ple. Avail­able in 50 and 75-minute ses­sions (the length­ier treat­ment comes with a 25-minute lomi lomi mas­sage).

aveda’S tour­Ma­Line charged SK­in­care Line iS avaiL­abLe at Seren­ity SPa.

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