Naupaka, Hawaii’s Newest Spa Destination, Infuses Luxury with Traditional Healing At Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina
Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina is re-defining the luxury spa experience with the debut of Naupaka Spa & Wellness Centre. The island’s newest spa haven combines innovative health and wellness practices with traditional Hawaiian healing.
On five floors, Naupaka features fourteen indoor treatment rooms, indoor hot and cold plunge pools, steam room, sauna, needle shower, two Himalayan salt chambers, relaxation areas and change rooms, and the Resort’s fifth pool – a private sanctuary featuring an outdoor lap pool and whirlpool surrounded by foliage and swaying palms, overlooking the hotel’s porte–cochère. A barbershop (soon to open and serving local craft beer) and a feng shui-inspired Billy Yamaguchi Salon complement spa offerings. Outdoor treatments are offered in tranquil muliwaimassage hales overlooking the Pacific and the Resort’s lush gardens.
Naupaka perpetuates the mana (spiritual energy) of Ko Olina (meaning “Place of Joy”) and adjacent Lanikuhonua (“Where Heaven Meets the Earth”), historically a retreat for Hawaiian royalty. Native plants and salts, indigenous art and hand carved design animate the Spa’s interior spaces, including natural wood elements. Indoor and outdoor areas intermingle, inviting a deep connection to nature. The name Naupaka, inspired by the small white half-flower common to Oahu, symbolises the quest for wholeness.
Halotherapy, offered in Naupaka’s two Himalayan salt chambers, complements the natural detox of fresh air and ocean swimming on Oahu’s leeward coast with wide-ranging calming and detoxifying effects. Ancient healers recommended salt inhalation for the respiratory system for its positive effect on cell activity and blood sugar levels. Today, dry salt air is acknowledged to be more powerful than moist air in supporting the immune, nervous and lymphatic systems; increasing energy; improving skin conditions; aiding sleep patterns; and reducing stress.
In Hawaiian culture, massage is about healing and sharing the gift of aloha with family and friends. At Naupaka, massage treatments are constructed around this belief, including the Hauʻoli Massage (Happy and Joyful), Papa Lani Massage (Heaven and the Spiritual Powers) and Ikaika Massage (Strong and Powerful).
Naupaka’s extensive spa menu showcases luxurious treatments such as a Rose Quartz Healing Facial, an `Aina Kai Marine Body Wrap infused with sea plants, and the ultimate in pampering – the Ho`okahi Ritual. Rare ingredients such as ‘alaea – a Hawaiian red volcanic clay – and native Hawaiian mamaki are used to eliminate toxins and lower blood pressure.
Sodashi (Sanskrit for wholeness), a luxurious line of chemical-free skincare, is the primary product line for facials at Naupaka, including the Samadara Ultimate Age-Defying Facial using techniques and formulations rooted in ancient Ayurvedic healing traditions and natural healing energies. The HydraFacial MD, an advanced non-invasive, multi-step treatment, combines the benefits of next-level hydradermabrasion, a chemical peel, and special delivery of antioxidants.
Special massages, facials, manicures and pedicures for keiki (children) focus on the importance of receiving and sharing knowledge from older generations. Treatments include the Hawaiian Hula Princess makeover, for girls under 11.
Ola Tropical Apothecary products, available for sale at Naupaka, are handmade in Hawaii and feature locally-grown products including coconut and lilikoi.
Jaana Roth, Spa Director
Jaana Roth, Spa Director at Naupaka Spa & Wellness Centre, is a spa and wellness visionary who has spent 15 years exploring new frontiers in health and wellness, while studying ancient practices and traditions from the Middle East to Polynesia. She comes to Naupaka Spa from Four Seasons Resorts Lanai.
“Energy unleashed” is the theme for international celebrity stylist Billy Yamaguchi’s new salon at Naupaka, opening July 22, 2016. Celebrated for introducing feng shui to hair styling, Yamaguchi’s signature consultations focus on the five elements – metal, earth, fire, water and wood – drawing on an individual’s core energy to inspire colours and styles that naturally complement features and reflect inner beauty.
Naupaka Fitness Club
The sixth floor of Naupaka features a 10,000 square foot (930 square metre) state-of-the-art health club with personal trainers, cardio and weight training equipment.
Jim Courier Tennis Centre
Also on the sixth floor is Hawaii’s first Jim Courier Tennis Centre, a five-court facility managed by the former world number one professional tennis player. Private lessons, group lessons, video stroke analysis, court rentals and an ball machine are available from Tennis Director Elliott Elkins and Assistant Director Carter Lam. Racquet rentals are complimentary with all lessons and clinics from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm daily.
All guests at Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina enjoy privileged access to the Ko Olina Golf Club.
Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina, the first Four Seasons resort on Oahu, is currently offering anIntroductory Stay Longer – Fourth Night Free package in all suites, with a starting rate of USD 840 per night. To make a reservation, call 1 800 819 5053 or book online.