Whether you live here in paradise, or are planning a visit to Oahu, treat yourself to an escape from the stresses of everyday life during a trip to Naupaka Spa & Wellness Centre at Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina. The spa invites guests to a new menu of healing therapies that call upon ancient local wisdom, native plants and ola – meaning life, health and well-being – to set an intention for wholeness at the start of each treatment.
“Our intention is to draw on nature to bring the products that have sustained Hawaiians for generations into our spa,” says Spa Director Amanda Schmiege.
Guests may choose one of two signature scents, Mauka or Makai, in body treatments that feature a bespoke line of Naupaka body butters and polishes, cleansing bars and essential oils.
New treatments at the spa include Quest for Wholeness, a signature spa experience tailored by the guest to include a selection of customized hand, foot, back, head and scalp therapies to enhance a traditional Lomilomi massage or Hulali, a locally sourced superfood crystal healing facial.
Other bespoke body treatments include:
Fire and Ice, a signature body treatment that draws on the elements, taking its cues from nature. Fire and ice invigorates the senses, alternating heated basalt rocks with chilled stones to simultaneously warm and cool the tissues, stimulating blood flow while calming inflammation.
Warrior is a deep tissue treatment designed to ease the rigors experienced in Kane hula (which can include tree climbing and rock running – an intensive form of traditional training practiced by male hula dancers.) The treatment incorporates deep pressure and therapeutic techniques to stretch tight muscles and relieve pain, utilizing blended arnica oil to release blockage and congestion in the muscle tissue.
Hinuhinu Gloss and Glow is an intensely hydrating full body therapy beginning with dry brush exfoliation followed by an application of tropically infused hydrating gloss. In full body wrap, guests enjoy a coconut hair treatment and scalp massage, finishing with a shea butter application to lock in moisture for sun-kissed, glowing skin.
Moemoeā Dream Massage releases tension in the cranial area, beginning with aromatherapy followed by a warm oil hair and scalp massage and continuing with time dedicated to massaging the feet to achieve a purely rebalanced and dreamy state.
You can also experience “Spa Under the Stars,” where you can enjoy a romantic after-hours experience in a candle-lit oceanfront cabana, complete with massages for two amidst the breeze of swaying palms and gentle lapping of waves. Your massages are followed by a private stargazing experience.
Another new service Naupaka recently premiered as a first in the world is Sensync. Together, Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina and Sensync, the immersive wellness company founded by Dr. Adam Gazzaley and Dr. Alex Theory, have partnered to introduce The Vessel. The luxury virtual experience combines mixed reality innovation with advanced therapeutic technology to create a revolutionary, immersive sensory experience.