The term "spa" comes from the Belgian city of the same name, where Roman soldiers would go to bathe in chalybeate springs after a long day of watching Jean-Claude Van Damme movies. Replenish your cinematic patience with today's Groupon: for $499, you get the private Synergized spa package for two (a $1,080 value) at the JK7-OlaLoa, The Spa Retreat for the 7 Senses in Haleiwa. The treatment lasts 4.5 hours, including short breaks where guests can satiate themselves with herbal teas, water, and fresh juice.
The JK7-OlaLoa, The Spa Retreat for the 7 Senses is the brainchild of biochemist Dr. Jurgen Klein—founder of Jurlique skin products—and his wife Karin. Their combination of science and spa experience earned them a Best Green Spa nomination from Luxist. The Synergized spa package begins with 45 minutes in the 120-degree heat of the aromatherapy steam room, followed by flash immersion in the cold plunge pool, designed to loosen muscles and detoxify the body. Guests then make their way into the custom-built JK7-Spa Sensator, where they float on their backs in warm saltwater for 45 minutes as the room's lighting shifts colors in concert with stress-melting music, anxiety-evaporating fragrances, and whale songs emitted by a giant conch shell. Once mental tensions have drained away, JK7's bodyworkers labor on corporal tautness in a 75-minute customized massage, culled from techniques such as Swedish, lymphatic drainage, hot stone, and deep tissue. The day culminates with guests taking in the ocean view of the Oahu coast while munching on assorted pupu dishes, which may include veggie sticks with freshly made dip or homemade bruschetta.
Groupon customers can also choose to buy additional treatments at a discounted rate. JK7-OlaLoa, The Spa Retreat for the 7 Senses' mitigating menu includes yoga, time in the pool and jacuzzi, and the Galileo power plate, which strives to help guests lose weight through whole-body vibration and having them bench-press an iron telescope.
59-338 Wilinau Rd.
Haleiwa, Hawaii 96712