Spa Experience: Rejuvenating Secrets of the Islands - Spa Book Review
By Sherrie Strausfogel and Sophia V. Schweitzer
pages and alluring photography guide readers through
a tour of the healing traditions and treatments of Hawaii in Hawaii’s Spa Experience: Rejuvenating Secrets
of the Islands. The first section explores products
from Hawaiian soil that have found their way into local
spas, from 'awa (kava) and wild ginger to noni (Indian
mulberry) and mountain apple.
The bulk of the book backgrounds
Hawaii’s best spas — all of them luxurious, serene and
surrounded by natural splendor. Organized by island, the book focuses on each spa's unique
location and signature treatments. Descriptions of ancient
lomilomi massage, ti leaf wraps, aromatherapy and healing
steam are but a few of the wellness treatments that
will leave readers longing for a dose of island rejuvenation.
Luckily, the authors have included a section detailing
Hawaiian spa treatments that have been used by men and
women for hundreds of years to soothe and balance themselves
at home. Hungry for more? Read up on spa cuisine and
learn how to navigate your way through a spa to make
the most out of your next experience.