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Hawaii Health & Beauty

Establishment neighborhood
Halekulani Spa
2199 Kalia Rd., Honolulu
The Halekulani Hotel is in the thick of Waikiki’s resort row, but the aromatherapy massage is transportive. Start with an invigorating slap on the soles of your feet with coconut sticks (grown on the property) and then move on to what makes the Halekulani spa special: a fragrant, densely packed ball of turmeric, tamarind leaves, and lemongrass in cheesecloth that is heated and then pressed into knots and kinks. And as a parting gift, you get to take home the herbaceous orb to use in the bath or reheat at home for a repeat.
Hualalai Spa at the Four Seasons Hualalai
72-100 Ka`upulehu Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
There are waterfalls and private cabanas and the smell of lavender and eucalyptus in the air and aestheticians with orchids tucked behind their ears. The spa at the Four Seasons Hualalai is a spa for the ages. It’s nestled in what feels like a small jungle and although you walk to the various areas and rooms outside, it all feels incredibly private—and quiet. You don’t even need to get a treatment to feel recentered, calmer, possibly even more fulfilled as a person. But if you do get a treatment—and lucky, lucky you—we humbly suggest the Pa'Akai O Ka Kai aromatherapy treatment, which works with a combination of salt exfoliation and chakra balancing. Actually we humbly recommend any treatment. What we don’t recommend: leaving.
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