Featured property: Na Ho’ola Spa at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach

Na Ho’ola Spa at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach

Na Ho’ola Spa at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa is an oasis of tranquility, inspiring health and wellness through the practice of Hawaiian culture, values and arts.

Na Ho’ola Spa at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa was the first resort spa in Waikiki. Located just steps from the azure blue waters and soft sands of Waikiki Beach, Hyatt Regency Waikiki offers personalized service with the spirit of Aloha, modern amenities, cultural activities, a swimming pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean, locally sourced dining, and onsite boutiques. The resort provides the perfect place for those who want to make the most of their island experience and connect with the heart of Hawaii.

The 10,000 square foot spa features fabulous views of Waikiki Beach, 16 treatment rooms, locker rooms, dry saunas and a gift shop. Skilled practitioners rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit with a wide variety of massages, facials, stone treatments, and wraps. An oasis of tranquility, inspiring health and wellness through the practice of Hawaiian culture, values and arts, the spa takes guests on a journey of rediscovery, to a time and place held sacred today and by generations past. 

The Healing Stones of Kapaemahu

The island has a compelling history and mythology.

According to legend, more than 500 years ago, four Tahitian wizards, Kapaemahu, Kahaloa, Kapuni, and Kinohi, journeyed to Hawaii to share their healing practices and traditions with the Hawaiian people. When it was time for the wizards to return home, they asked the Hawaiians to select four symbols that would be erected in their honor to ensure that the healing powers would remain for generations.

The Hawaiians selected four large boulders that were brought to the beach from the Kaimuki area and the wizards transferred their powers into the stones. These stones sit directly across the street from Nā Ho‘ōla Spa near the area they were left hundreds of years ago and are known as the Wizard Stones, or Healing Stones, of Kapaemahu.

For centuries in Hawaii, Waikiki was a royal reserve. Natural land boundaries were formed by a number of streams that flowed to the ocean and one of the most revered land divisions was called Hamohamo. The royal retreat for the Chief Aikanaka and his descendants King Kalakaua, the Princesses Likelike and Ka’iulani, and Hawaii’s last Queen, Lili’uokalani. It was believed that the waters spouting from the ground held healing powers and Hamohamo was reserved for Hawaiian Royalty. This land is now home to Nā Ho‘ōla, which means “many healers.” 

Kalo, Noni, Kukui, Awa

Four traditional Hawaiian healing plants make up the spa logo, Kalo, Noni, Kukui and Awa. These plants were vital to the ancient Hawaiians’ way of life and are found in many of the products that are used in the spa’s treatments. Nā Ho‘ōla prides itself on using the history of Hawaiian traditions and techniques and incorporates signature products made on the islands. In keeping with the traditions of the islands, Nā Ho‘ōla  seeks to promote health and wellness through the practice of Hawaiian culture, its values and its healing arts.

Stand out spa menu items include:

Awapuhi Retreat (Hawaiian Ginger Massage) 

Lomilomi massage with organic sunflower oil infused with Hawaiian healing herbal blend of Kava, Gotu, Kola, Turmeric, Green Papaya, Neem Leaf, Ginger and Noni. Extracts of the four healing plants that make up the spa logo are incorporated into this treatment formulated to boost your immune system, improve circulation and soothe your muscles.

Nanea (HotStone Relaxation Massage) 

This luxurious collaboration of a soothing hot stone massage and essential aroma oil of Rosewood, Clary Sage and Tangerine is designed to rejuvenate, refresh, release tension, balance the body’s energies and promote relaxation.

Hawaiian Memories 

This treatment starts with a hibiscus sugar scrub followed by a hibiscus mineral body wrap. The mineral wrap consists of a proprietary ocean mineral complex containing over 90 marine minerals in a super concentrated and bioavailable form supplying essential nutrients.

 

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