Desire Salon and Spa's staff embraces learning opportunities. The stylists and aestheticians routinely seek out classes and conventions to help further their professional skills while learning about new trends, techniques, and technologies. Specialized facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion treatments address specific skin care needs, restoring the skin's natural radiance while minimizing signs of blemishes such as fine lines and acne. The team also offers traditional waxing appointments. However, technicians can also remove unwanted hairs using advanced technology in the form of a cosmetic laser system rather than a miniature black hole. Styling and coloring sessions, manicures and pedicures, and therapeutic massages help round out the spa's service menu.
Cassandra Peterson used to be a skeptic about the benefits of chiropractic. But a severe car accident left her in pain, and she turned to chiropractic treatment for help. As the treatments relieved her pain and she got to know her doctor, she decided to pursue a career in the field, and headed to Sherman College of Chiropractic. She graduated, and practiced chiropractic around the world—including in the United States, Vietnam, and Singapore—before arriving in Hawaii to open Island Family Chiropractic.
Sure, massage is regularly used to help relax the body and mind. But for Denise Acain, the treatment is much more therapeutic than that. In her more than a dozen years of professional experience, she has worked in doctor's offices, chiropractic clinics, and rehabilitation facilities where she used massage to help people find relief from chronic pain and injury. As such, her specialties include deep-tissue massage and myofascial release, and often works to treat conditions ranging fro migraines to frozen shoulders.
In addition to making bodies feel better, Denise can also make them look better—a selection of body-sculpting services is available for those looking to reduce cellulite or tighten skin.
Pamper yourself with a full spa experience from Waipahu's Sun Hair Salon, a day spa that offers relaxing and customizable spa treatments.
Maintain your skin's health with a professional skin treatment, such as a steam bath.
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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
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.