October 09, 2013 | 09:15 PMThough the dog days of summer may be behind us, just because Sept. 22 has passed doesn't mean Mother Nature has mercy on the tropics. If you're fed up with the steamy temperatures, it may be time to spend some down-time at the spa. Here are some treatments that can take the heat off:
Rain Massage, Spa Grande Wailea
Nothing sounds cooler than a rainy day, and Spa Grande's Rain Massage will make a cool splash. Relax to the sound of Hawaiian rain falling while getting massaged. You choose natural sun dried clays from one of the traditional colors of the rainbow, each with its own unique therapeutic benefits, exotic ingredients, essential oils and herbal extracts varying from muscle pain to chemical cleansing–whatever ails you. The water clay you choose is liberally massaged onto the body, allowing nutrients and antioxidants to be absorbed while the sound of soft rain lulls you into deep relaxation.
Cool your Jets, Paragon Salon, Makawao
Start a spa pedicure with an aromatic eucalyptus soak that cools and cleans the feet and legs. Your cuticle and nails get sparkling clean, and a foot file to the the heels will make those hard working feet baby soft. The sea salt exfoliation on your lower leg and foot is divine. Next, the Marine Cooling Masque chills you down while all this business gets wrapped in hot towels. Then the Marine Mask is removed with the hot towels while your lower leg and foot are massaged. Your toes get polished to a lacquer finish. You'll leave cool calm and collected with the best feeling feet in town.
Trade Winds Massage, Maui Day Spa, Kihei
A massage in their garden with the trade wind breezes couldn't be cooler. Or could it? Add cooling aromatherapy oils, cool packs and cold towels. An hour or 90 minutes is your choice. Take an outside shower to complete it.
Lehua Aftersun Moisture Wrap, Spa Helani, Ka'anapali
Nourish, repair, hydrate and soothe the skin with one fell swoop. It uses aloe vera, noni juice and kamanu oil, antioxidant-rich green tea, moisturizing coconut water and lehua honey to heal the skin and moisturize. Find the perfect relief and healing remedy for sun overexposure.
Ohe Wapine Scrub, Luana Spa Retreat, Hana
Powdered bamboo and lemongrass aggressively remove dull skin cells while toning and refining the skin. Lemongrass is known for its anti-inflammatory effects. The Lomi Pa'akai Scrub uses Hawaiian Sea Salt to scrub away impurities and stimulate circulation, which allows the body to cool itself down more efficiently. Combine both scrubs with a massage in the traditional Hawaiian thatched hale, overlooking the ocean. The cool, gentle breeze is heavenly in the heat.
Lana Malie, Four Seasons, Wailea
Sun-kissed skin thirsts for a cooling cucumber-coconut mist and mask. This wrap uses healing ti leaves to seal in hydration while relieving redness and discomfort. Antioxidant-rich after-sun oils will repair and moisturize dehydrated skin back to health.
Vitamin C Facial, Emily Grace Esthetics, Haiku
Beat the effects of rising mercury with a super-hydrating Vitamin C facial. The age defying effects of this facial treatment are designed to delay the visible signs of aging and energize the skin. Formulated with pure Vitamin C concentrate and marine vegetal ingredients, they have a lasting effect. This treatment is perfect for those who've overdone it in the sun, or as a treatment prior to exposure.
Hui Hui, Spa Moana, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, Lahaina
During the hot months, the ultimate cooling treatment combines the benefits of the Hawaiian super fruit noni and nourishing Aloe Vera for a hydrating and healing treatment customized to your unique needs.
Sunburn Rescue Treatment, Heavenly Spa, Westin Maui
It happens. Your sunscreen wasn't strong enough or you spent too much time in the water. Perhaps it was just that long drive that caught up with your skin. No problem–cool down agitated skin with a soothing and replenishing treatment. Start with a cooling bath and gentle scalp massage. Next the restoring and healing continues with a soothing gel body wrap and a relaxing foot massage. All better now.
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