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  • Massage Is My Meditation

    Destination: Oahu

    architectural details of broken ridge temple on oahuRecently, I scheduled a lomilomi massage at Ville de Coco day spa at Outrigger Luana Waikiki. When I arrived, I started making mental notes: The décor was modern in dark, painted woods and accented in sleek chrome. Soft music played. Water trickled from a fountain.

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  • Shiatsu & Massage Center at Waikiki Beach Walk

    Destination: Oahu

    hula dancer hands tell the storyI believe in pausing for sunsets, preferably on the sandy beaches of Polihale or Hanalei on Kauai. I believe in pinot noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon, preferably Lange Estate Winery & Vineyards. And I believe in massage--any kind. Deep-tissue. Lomilomi. Hot stone. And, now, shiatsu.

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  • Kapalua Spa: My New Happy Place

    Destination: Maui

    kapalua spa bamboo showerLast week, amid the sounds of water trickling through bamboo rafters and the cool touch of polished countertops made of beach glass, I joined the pampered people at the 3,000-square-foot Kapalua Spa, a ritual in which I strongly believe.

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  • Hot Lava Rock Massage Bliss

    Destination: Oahu

    I’ve heard the strokes of lomilomi described as long, gliding and deep. I’ve felt lomilomi practitioners use their hands, forearms, elbows and, even, feet. I’ve been told lomilomi may involve chanting, music, prayer and herbs, sticks and rocks. There’s no easy definition, no one description, because lomilomi practitioners from each family or district or island followed their own, unique practice. What I’ve gleaned is lomilomi is a holistic healing art. In essence, it’s not just about the massage.

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  • Note to Self: Isn't It Time for a Massage?

    Destination: Oahu

    torch giner, national tropical botanical garden on kauaiYou know those days when you say, “Calgon, take me away”? I was having one of those kinds of days when I entered the elevator on the ground floor of Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach and punched PH. Seconds later, the elevator doors drew back on the penthouse floor and presented the Waikiki Plantation Spa. It felt like waking after a long work week realizing it was Saturday. You exhale. Your shoulders relax. You stretch. Sometimes, all it takes is the right environment to put a new spin on your day.

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