As you plan your Hawaiian vacation you, no-doubt, have your itinerary filled with Hawaii activities, like snorkeling, swimming, hiking, biking, sight-seeing, dining and shopping. But don’t overlook the much deserved relaxing and pampering that a Hawaiian Massage can bring. Most spas and massage therapists offer the traditional Hawaiian Massage, the Lomi-Lomi, as well as a variety of traditional treatments. Many of the spas offer treatments that feature local ingredients, such as sugar, coffee, honey, and macadamia nut oil. Try a massage on the beach for the ultimate in relaxation. Or have the massage therapist meet you at your hotel room or vacation rental.
A traditional Hawaiian massage is a great way to enhance your Hawaiian experience.
Below is a list of Spa/Massage Treatments available at various spas or from individual massage therapists throughout Hawaii:
Lomi-Lomi Massage: A Traditional form of Hawaiian massage using broad, long-flowing rhythmic strokes that may also include tropical oils.
Pohaku Lomi/Hot Stone Massage: Using the Lomi-Lomi technique, hot lava stones are used to massage and relieve sore, tight muscles.
Lomi’iwi Massage: Lomi-Lomi massage techniques are used along with local herb-soaked hot towels.
Shiatsu Massage: A traditional Oriental technique that uses the shi (finger) atsu (pressure) to key acupressure points to stimulate energy flow (chi). Usually performed without the use of oils.
Ashiatsu: A deep foot-massage using shiatsu techniques.
Swedish Massage: A traditional Western technique that uses three basic strokes: long, kneading and circular, focusing on flushing toxins from the tissues and reliving tension.
Thai Massage: A massage technique that manipulates the body by using unique positions, stretching and focuses on pressure points.
Kahakai (Beach) Massage: A massage along side the beach with soothing sounds of the ocean waves.
Reflexology: Focusing on reflex points of the hands and feet to relieve stress and tension.
Reiki: An ancient Japanese method of hands-on healing.
Seaweed Body Wrap: The skin is covered with a warm mineral-rich seaweed wrap to cleanse and detoxify the body.
Clay Body Masque: The body is painted with a clay masque blended with essential oils and aloe to detoxify, hydrate, and re-mineralize the skin