From the indigenous healing practices of the ancient kahuna to the modern-day spa, Hawaii has a collection of rejuvenation secrets. Hawai‘i’s Spa Experience: Rejuvenating Secrets of the Islands is the first book solely dedicated to the spas of Hawai‘i.

From lomilomi and ti leaf wraps to yoga and tai chi, Hawaii’s spas offer the best beauty and wellness treatments from the Islands and the many other Asian cultures that influence the Hawaii spa experience. Evocative descriptions of the signature treatments of the top resort spas will leave you longing for a macadamia nut body scrub, orchid oil facial or sandalwood foot massage.

You will find recipes for tasty spa treats, as well as tips to recreate the Hawaii spa at home. For the spa novice, there are instructions on how to find your way around a spa and a glossary of “spa speak.” Lastly, you’ll find a directory to make it easy to book your next treatment.


Authors: Sherrie Strausfogel and Sophia V. Schweitzer