Frangipani Ola Mau Spa looks out over the ocean, giving guests magnificent sunset views, and clients leave the spa looking just as beautiful as those sunsets. Frangipani Ola Mau Spa provides relaxing massages, cleansing facials, nourishing haircare treatments, and manicures and pedicures. In addition, the spa beautifies and pampers patrons with aromatherapy body scrubs, anti-aging facials, and bioslimming wraps.
When it comes to pain relief, a one-size-fits-all approach is rarely the answer. That?s why Portner Orthopedic Rehabilitation?s team isn?t populated by professionals versed in a single field or specialty. Instead, the roster consists of medical doctors, non-surgical orthopedic doctors, physical therapists, an acupuncturist, and rehabilitative massage therapists who help treat such conditions as whiplash, carpal-tunnel syndrome, and sports injuries. Their diagnostic services mix old-fashioned physical examinations with electromyography and ultrasound testing. After determining the underlying cause of discomfort, doctors might ease inflammation in the joints, alleviate muscle spasms, and reduce swelling with injection therapy.
When conditions call for extra relief, the doctors call in colleagues including physical therapists, licensed massage therapists, and an acupuncturist. They set to work dissipating deep-seated problems with their specialized treatments, whether they?re applying pressure to problem areas and kneading out knotted tissue or unblocking energy pathways and promoting inner healing through the strategic insertion of tiny needles.
In ancient Hawaiian culture, places and things took their names not from their function or surroundings, but from dreams and interpretations of that object. Kupuna an kumu Aunty Malia Crave, a respected Hawaiian poet gave Na Ho'ola Spa the name based on this practice, calling the spot "many healers." To bring her vision to pass, the spa gathered up dozens of therapists and aestheticians whose sole goal is to soothe clients in the 10,000-square foot, two-story facility nestled inside the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa.
Massage therapists rub tension from muscles, using products derived from Maui-grown plants. Aestheticians promote healthy skin with Carita treatments, and a line of anti-aging skin care products imported from France. While they relax, visitors enjoy stunning views of Waikiki Beach out floor-to-ceiling windows.
Signature Service: Spa Treatments
Brands Used: Maui Lavender Massage Lotion, and French Spa Line, Carita
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 25?50
Parking: Parking garage
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Like the Ilikai Hotel and Suites in which it dwells, the Ilikai Massage Spa completely ensconces guests in luxury. Massage therapists center their philosophy on three qualities: physical wellness, beauty, and mental health. Their treatments, which are rooted in massage but also include facials and body wraps, are designed to address all three of these components even if they focus on one in particular. Radiowave cavitation, for instance, is performed to help dissolve fat, while the Hawaiian massage modality of lomi lomi centers on relaxation. The 24 karat gold facial, first discovered by King Midas's aesthetician, gilds the very complexion it's nourishing; the detox wrap aims to dispel toxins through via perspiration.
Lomilomi, which means “massage” in Hawaiian, represents native islanders’ greater tradition of natural body healing. The therapists at Lomi-Foot N Body specialize in lomilomi as well as other forms of Hawaiian massage—including lomi pohaku, which incorporates hot stones; ha’uki lomi for highly active and athletic clients; and lomi noho, or chair massage. They partner their ancient Hawaiian specialty with other regional massage techniques, such as gentle Swedish massage and Japanese shiatsu, which stimulates bodily energy flow so that clients can recharge batteries by putting them in their ears.
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.