Balinese traditions fuse with European and Hawaiian techniques at Mandara Spa. Each Mandara Spa adopts its locations's culture into its extensive list of services, using indigenous ingredients and traditions. At its two Hawaiian locations, Mandara uses coconut, chocolate macadamia, papaya, vanilla, island coffee, Hawaiian sea salt, limu kala, and Pikake flowers to create massages, facials, conditioning scalp treatments, and mani-pedis. Mandara's aestheticians execute each service using such high-end beauty products as Elemis, Bliss, and the spa's signature line of bath products.
Before opening his own studio, Kevin Nishimura worked with Kinesio tape, a therapeutic adhesive that mimics living tissue and boosts blood circulation. He was drawn to bodywork, but wished to take a more hands-on approach, and found it in shiatsu. Kevin named his studio Mensore, an Okinawan word meaning "welcome” or “come in," which falls in line with his professional philosophy. During Namikoshi-style shiatsu bodywork, he gently manipulates acupressure points throughout the body in an effort to flush out toxins, enhance range of motion, and improve Scrabble scores.
The Massage Corner strives to foster a holistic sense of balance with services such as reflexology, as well as lomilomi, deep-tissue, shiatsu, hot stone, and aromatherapy massages. The therapists there also employ traditional Hawaiian modalities, which accentuate the bodywork’s therapeutic effects with organic coconut oils or warmed lava stones. These and other treatments can help lull clients into a deep state of relaxation, relieve muscular stress, and increase circulation more effectively than nagging lazy blood cells to work out more.
Laulea Hale?or "Peaceful House"?invites guests to ascend a few stories up to a soothing spa with floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views of Honolulu. Well above the hustle and bustle below, the staff takes its time relaxing clients with therapeutic massages, facials, and mani-pedis. You won't find a retail store or confusing service menu at Laulea Hale. Instead, they strive to be an oasis, encouraging clients to take pause and enjoy the sunset or a cup of hot coffee in between facials or pedicures.
The experts at Body Wraps By The Sea rely on Suddenly Slender–brand wraps, which use elastic bandages and a nondehydrating mineral solution that can contribute to a visually slimmer appearance and tighter skin. They are so confident that their clients will appear at least 6 inches slimmer for women and 4 inches slimmer for men that they guarantee each treatment. In addition to the wraps, they further detoxify bodies with ionic foot cleanses and supply a variety of weight-loss products.
Hoping to avoid pharmaceuticals or stressful surgery, the staff at Ban Sabai Wellness Center take a holistic, non-invasive approach to healing. Incorporating both East and West ideologies, services range from classic relaxing Swedish massage to full-blown chiropractic therapies. Similar to acupuncture, but without the use of needles, accupressure therapists are also on-site to work with clients experiencing a range of symptoms, applying pressure on various meridians across the body to help eliminate symptoms that range from sleeplessness to excessive procrastination on macaroni art.