Fall is the ideal time to reverse the ravages of an endless summer: sun damage, sea mist, and Mai Tai dehydration. And there’s no better way to rest and recuperate from the elements (even in paradise) than with a spa treatment. Fortunately, Hawaii has its share of world-class spas that ring in autumn by unveiling signature treatments like pumpkin facials and festive berry body scrubs. Ready to spend this season relaxing? Indulge in Rough Patches: The Top 5 Fall Spa Treatments in Hawaii:
1 The Kahala Spa
Since you can tell a person’s age by their hands, it’s essential to treat them with the same TLC that you give your face. At the Kahala Spa, try the Perfect Pumpkin Enzyme Manicure and Pedicure; it’s perfection and packed with enzymes that are ideal for exfoliation. It’s scrub and sloth abilities far outweigh the benefits of a standard salt or sugar polish. And if a facial overhaul is also on the autumn agenda, opt for the Deluxe Facial Grande Masque allowing for heightened hydration and ultimately healthier, younger looking skin. During the month of November, you can get 20% off any of these delicious treatments. Just in time for the holidays, treat yourself to this sweet, indulgent escape.
Halekulani Hotel’s beloved Spahalekulani recently unveiled Waianuhea, a new and unique treatment that draws upon the healing waters of Gray’s Beach (or Kawehewehe) that fronts the hotel. In fact, this sacred location has served as a place of spiritual and physical healing to Hawaiian culture for generations. Experience two-and-a-half hours of restoration by using distinct properties of the ocean to cleanse the body starting with the SpaHalekulani’s Signature Foot Pounding Ritual followed by a salt water foot bath. Your experience continues with a Pa’akai ‘salt’ Ocean Scrub scented with Night Blooming Jasmine and infused with healing properties of Limu Kala (or seaweed). This portion exfoliates and purifies the skin in order to achieve that desirable rejuvenating glow. Complete your restorative treatment with a Hawaiian Lomi-inspired massage that incorporates the power of ocean shells to assist in clearing the blocked Mana “Lifeforce” throughout the body and spirit.
3 The Edition Spa
Designed to help the skin find its natural equilibrium, the Elemental Facial is The Waikiki Edition Hotel’s signature facial. As you’d expect from this boutique, cutting-edge property, this treatment is custom-blended per person’s skin and their needs. This luxe, solution-driven treatment utilizes a blend of botanical, mineral and marine elements to minimize the effects of seasonal, lifestyle, hormonal and environmental changes. In addition to revitalizing lackluster skin, drawing moisture to thirsty cells and bringing the bloom back to your body’s canvas, the Edition’s haute facial also incorporates a heavenly head, neck, and shoulder massage targeted to specific acupressure points.
4 Moana Lani Spa
Sooth and hydrate your skin a la Moana Surfrider-style with the Moana Lani Spa’s signature Ka Ua Lomi Body Polish. Incorporating the best of organic and locally made products by Kauai-based Malie, the heavenly treatment combines the smoothing exfoliation of a body scrub with the nourishing moisturization of a massage with body butter. Heal and renew under the Vichy rain shower while your therapist revitalizes your skin and the gentle rain drains the tension away. It’s heaven.
5 Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Over on Maui, The Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea knows a spa getaway can do wonders for your peace of mind so they’ve taken it one-step further with their four-day wellness weekend package. The lush, tropical setting combined with the expertise of today’s top lifestyle practitioners is sure to rejuvenate your body and inspire your soul. Health-conscious guests and curious novices are welcome to hear from wellness pioneers on a variety of popular health topics such as holistic medicine, Reiki, sound and vibration healing, meditation, energy healing, naturopathy and more. Add a little kick to your new found wellness tips by indulging in lush spa treatments like the E ola hou aka the Hawaiian healing wrap or the Gemstone dhara which is designed to calm the nervous systyem by balancing chakras.