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Hawaii's Spa Experience: Rejuvenating Secrets of the Islands - Spa Book Review

By Sherrie Strausfogel and Sophia V. Schweitzer


Hawaii's Spa Experience: Rejuvinating Secrets of the IslandsLavender-scented 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.

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