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HAWAII’S SPAS FULLY embrace the healing benefits of ingre- dients from the islands’ soil and sea, relying on them as the ancient Hawaiians did
when nature’s bounty was their medicine
chest. They knew the value and use of every
fruit, flower, leaf, root, stem, seed, bark, sap,
shrub and twig, gathering this knowledge
through intense training in laau lapaau (the
practice of Hawaiian medicinal plant healing). Many of the same plants, herbs and
other gifts of nature in spa treatments today
have been used for centuries to enhance
health, beauty and well-being.
These endemic and indigenous ingredients from nature — used by Hawaiians
even before the first voyagers set foot or
canoe on the islands — may have unusual-sounding names, but they have time-tested
From the Land
This water-soluble red clay,
mixed with sea salt, was a
soothing salve in ancient
Hawaiian medicine. Rich
in minerals and mixed with
essential oils, the iron oxide found in ‘alaea is
said to cleanse and nourish skin; spas use it in
scrubs to exfoliate, tighten and soften.
• ‘Awa (Kava)
Traditionally, the bitter
and astringent-tasting root
of the plant was pounded,
mixed with water and coconut juice and consumed for
medicinal and ceremonial purposes by people of the South Pacific. A mild relaxant, the
Spa products at
Fairmont Orchid’s the
Spa Without Walls.