Healing Hawaiian Hands
Kahuna lāʻau lapaʻau, or native Hawaiian healers, have used Lomi lomi massage for generations for everything from relaxation to aiding digestion. This ancient technique is by far the most hands-on way to experience the rich culture of the Pacific Islands. Though Lomi lomi has evolved from its ancient Polynesian origins, it is still a crucial and celebrated form of bodywork used by Hawaiian healers. Lomi lomi draws from the Hawaiian philosophy of huna, meaning that the human body seeks to attain balance. With this philosophy in mind, Lomi lomi is employed to correct imbalances and further the symbiotic relationship between the mind, body and spirit.
That concept of balance is overwhelmingly apparent in Hawaiian culture, and is also a focal point at The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele. The Resort’s staff makes it a priority to help their guests find balance through relaxation, therapeutic hands or one of the many signature treatments the Resort offers. From Ki pola ho'olu (cooling ti-leaf wrap) to a hot stone massage to Lomi lomi to the more traditional sports massage, the staff at The Lodge at Koele guide their guests into a state of pure restive balance.
Hand painted tropical murals surround the indoor massage area while outdoor treatments are available in a variety of relaxing setting. Guests are also encouraged to take advantage of the other spa facilities, which include a eucalyptus steam room, outdoor spa hales and red cedar dry sauna.
If there is one thing missing from the day-to-day grind is that balance seems to be elusive, and the multifaceted Spa at Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele will ensure that you never again use the phrase “I need a vacation from my vacation.”