Cooling Spa Treatments to Beat Tropical Heat

Though the dog days of summer may be behind us, just because Sept. 22 has passed doesn't mean Mother Nature has mercy on the tropics. If you’re fed up with the steamy temperatures, it may be time to spend some down-time at the spa. Here are some treatments that can take the heat off:   Rain Massage, Spa Grande Wailea Nothing sounds cooler than a rainy day, and Spa Grande’s Rain Massage will make a cool splash. Relax to the sound of … [Read more...]

Ritz Carlton Wellness Week: Yogafit, Taiji and Nutrition at E Malama Kou Kino

There's a dirty underbelly to the foodie revolution, and it boils down to the waistline. Even with all the great farm-to-table eats, the move to slow food from fast food isn’t necessarily tipping the scale in the right direction. Finding balance calls for moderation and exercise but in our culture of burning the candle at both ends, there seems to be little time and even less knowledge about caring for your mind, body and spirit. Thankfully, the … [Read more...]

2013 Spa Issue Interview with Acupuncturist Christine Asuncion of Iao Acupuncture & Spa

Christine Asuncion, Licensed Acupuncturist, Oriental Medicine Practitioner & Owner Iao Acupuncture & Spa 147 N. Market St., Wailuku 808-249-8280   www.iaoacupuncture.com   The basics about yourself and spa or salon: My name is Christine Asuncion, LAc, owner of I'ao Acupuncture & Spa, a zen inspired Oriental wellness center offering acupuncture, Chinese medicinal herbs, acupuncture facial rejuvenation using organic & wild … [Read more...]

2013 Spa Issue Interview with Lead Esthetician Laura Taliaferro of Grace Beauty Day Spa

  Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock.com Laura Taliaferro, Lead Esthetician Grace Beauty Day Spa, Paia 62B Baldwin Ave, Paia 808-579-9779   http://dayspasmaui.com/   When did the spa/salon open? 2007 What are the amenities in the spa or salon? Eminence Organic Skin Care Line Organic Collagen Infusion Facial What got you started in the spa, salon or wellness industry? When was this? I had problem skin, which affected myself esteem. … [Read more...]

2013 Spa Issue Interview with Owner Erica Oleksa of Green Ti Boutique & Massage

  Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock.com Erica Oleksa, Owner Green Ti Boutique and Massage 40 North Market Street, Wailuku 808-242-8788   http://www.greentimaui.com/ Facebook: Green Ti Boutique & Massage   The basic info on yourself and spa or salon: We are located in the heart of Wailuku, we offer therapeutic massage, acupuncture, facials and waxing services. We also have a small gift boutique selling pampering products and lots … [Read more...]

2013 Spa Issue Interview with Owner & Spa Director Mishel Narvaez of Maui Ocean Spa

Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock.com Mishel Narvaez, Owner & Spa Director & PLMT Maui Ocean Spa & Weddings 1170 Makawao Avenue, Makawao (above Casanova’s parking lot) 808-572-7482   www.mauioceanpsa.com   The basic info on yourself and spa or salon: Maui Ocean Spa has been offering Maui’s ‘upcountry’ patrons incredible alternative healing and spa options since 2004. In the beginning it started off as a humble one-room facility … [Read more...]

2013 Spa Issue Interview with Senior Spa Director Patricia Makozak of Four Seasons Maui @FSMaui

  Photo Courtesy of Four Seasons Resorts Patricia Makozak, Senior Spa Director The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Maui 3000 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea (Spa is located on the Lower Lobby level) 808-874-8000   www.fourseasons.com/maui Facebook: Four Seasons Resort Maui Twitter: @FSMaui   The basic info on yourself and spa or salon: Our Spa offers a wide variety of treatments from indigenous Hawaiian rituals to cutting edge facial … [Read more...]

2013 Spa Issue Interview with Spa Director Sharon Ogawa of Spa Grande @GrandWailea

Spa Grande Coconut Treatment, Photo by Sean Michael Hower. Sharon Ogawa, Spa Director Spa Grande at Grand Wailea A Waldorf Astoria Resort and Spa 3850 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea 808-875-1234   http://www.grandwailea.com/ Facebook: Spa Grande at Grand Wailea Resort Twitter: @GrandWailea   When did the spa/salon open? 1991   What is the square footage of the spa or salon? 50,000 square feet How many years experience in the … [Read more...]

2013 Spa Issue Interview with Spa Director Cecilia Hercik of Kapalua Spa @KapaluaSpaMaui

  Kapalua Spa Couples Treatment Room, Photo Courtesy of Kapalua Spa Cecilia Hercik, Regional Director of Spa Operations Kapalua Spa 100 Bay Drive, Lahaina 808-665-8282   http://kapalua.com/spa/kapalua-spa Facebook: Kapalua Spa Twitter: @KapaluaSpaMaui When did the spa/salon open? 3 years ago in June 2009.   What is the square footage of the spa or salon? 45,000 sq footage facilities.   What are the amenities in the spa or … [Read more...]

2013 Spa Issue Interview with Owner & Spa Director Jeana Naluai of Ho’omana Spa Maui

Photo by Sean Michael Hower    Jeana Naluai, Spa Director & Owner Ho’omana Spa Maui 1550 Piiholo Rd Makawao, Makawao (in the Eucalyptus Forest above Makawao town and the Piiholo Zipline at 1550 Piiholo Rd.) (808)573-8256   Lomimassage.com Facebook: Ho’omana Spa Maui   The basic info on yourself and spa or salon: Ho’omana Spa Maui is a Hawaiian owned and operated Spa Retreat located in Upcountry Makawao. What is unique about … [Read more...]