Naupaka Spa & Wellness Centre at Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina is now offering new healing treatments inspired by the elements, a line of Hawaiian body products and a chic blow out bar.
Inspired by its namesake, a flowering shrub that grows prolifically on Oahu’s leeward coast, Naupaka Spa & Wellness Centre has rolled out 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.
In the legend of the Naupaka flower, which blooms eternally as a half flower, two lovers are disconnected, one blooming as a half flower on the mountain, one blooming as a half flower near the sea. It is said that when Naupaka Kuahiwi, the mountain flower, joins Naupaka Kahakai, the ocean flower, the two lovers are reunited.
Nestled between the mountains and the sea, Naupaka Spa & Wellness Centre pays homage to the Naupaka love story with an array of services that nurture the human quest for wholeness.
“Our intention is to draw on nature to bring the products that have sustained Hawaiians for generations into our spa,” says Amanda Schmiege, Director of Spa, Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina.
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 include Quest for Wholeness, a signature spa experience tailored by the guest to include a selection of customised 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 rigours experienced in Kane hula (which can include tree climbing and rock running – an intensive form of traditional training practised by male hula dancers.) The treatment incorporates deep pressure and therapeutic techniques to stretch tight muscles and relieve pain, utilising 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.
Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina offers unparalleled west-facing views of the majestic Waianae valley and mountain ridge, rendering a picture of the coast that verges on mystic as the light changes. Traditional Hawaiian healing hales offer tranquil views of adjacent Lanikuhonua, historically a healing sanctuary for the Hawaiian ali`i.
O`o Hawaii skincare products are used by Naupaka Spa in anti-aging facial treatments such as the Hulali Hawaiian Healing Facial to hydrate and brighten the skin. Named for the call of the Hawaiian O`o bird, O`o celebrates ‘no filler’ beauty using 100% vegetarian, non-GMO ingredients. Products contain super antioxidants grown in Hawaii including fresh mint, island citrus, volcanic rock, fresh pineapple, coconut, kelp, honey, acai, noni, papaya, kukui and macadamia nut oil.
Treatments such as the Mohala Ultimate Lift, Alohi Hydrafacial and Waiea Oxygen Facial combine Hawaiian botanicals with state of the art LED light rejuvenation, ultrasonic exfoliation, specialty masks, Hydrafacial and oxygen treatments to treat fine lines, hyperpigmentation, rosacea and other skin conditions.
Naupaka Hair and Nail Boutique
An elegant lounge specialising in resort-chic hair-and-nail services adjacent to the Resort’s 5th-floor spa pool, Naupaka Spa invites resort and outside guests to drop in for blow outs, styling, bubbles or expresso. Wahine offerings including Nalu Vacation Waves, Kalole Jetsetter Straight, Niu Big Volume, Hilo Braid It Up and Malo`o Dry Shampoo and Do.