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#5 of the Romantic Things to Do on the Big Island of Hawaii

Romantic Oceanside Couples Massage

First, press ‘Play’ …

…then picture this.

It’s late afternoon when you and your love arrive at The Fairmont Orchid Spa for your romantic couples massage.  You walk though the beautiful hotel to the rain forest garden created at the center of the building.

 

Centered within the safety of four dormant volcanoes (Hualalai, Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea on Hawai‘i Island and Haleakala on Maui) and the impressive Kohala mountain range to the north, the Fairmont and the Spa Without Walls blend elegance, comfort and Hawaiian style that captures the mana (power) of the Big Island.

You can begin your escape in one of the eight outdoor waterfall hale (huts) built above the flowing waters of cascading streams and ponds, in one of the six oceanfront cabana under the palm trees amid white coral and black lave or in one of the three indoor treatment rooms.  You and your love decide to look at both the waterfall huts and the private oceanfront cabanas.  You’ve arrived early to have enough time to relax and explore the facilities.  You begin by walking through the tropical garden, surrounded by tropical birds and beautiful flowers.

You come upon a beautiful alcove where you can just sit, talk and enjoy your surroundings.

Shortly a spa attendant arrives to review the massage menu.

She reviews with you the Hawaiian inspired treatments and massages.  She explains the award-winning Spa Without Walls boasts eight private outdoor waterfall hale, six rejuvenating oceanside hale,  four indoor treatment rooms and sauna and steam rooms.  She explains that the process is designed to allow you to restore, relax and rejuvenate together in paradise.  You learn about the Ali’i (pron. a-LEE-ee) Experience.  Ali’i is the Hawaiian word for royalty.

 

Ali’i Experience

The Ali’i Experience offers synergistic healing beginning with a 50-minute Hawaiian lomilomi massage and foot wrap, followed by a compress of specially blended Hawaiian herbs applied to the body, encouraging physical and mental relaxation called Awa, Earth and Fire.  The Kahinu body treatment follows, using warm coconut oil slowly poured over the hair and scalp, followed by cleansing herbs.  Topping off this Polynesian pleasure is a scalp, neck, shoulder, hand and foot massage with essences of sandalwood, frankincense and myrrh.

Next she describes the Hiwahiwa (pron. he-vuh-HE-vuh) massage.

 

Hiwahiwa

She explains how an indigenous Hawaiian mamaki & volcanic foot wrap will be applied to the feet of you and your love to draw out any tension.  Next an Lomi Lomi energy massage sweeps out old energy and brings in fresh new energy.  A one-of-a-kind wild orchid and gardenia flower essence infusion with warm cloths will lift away your cares.

You decide to begin by exploring the Hale by the waterfalls.

The attendant explains the floors of the hale are glass, permitting you to see the colorful fish as they swim beneath you.

The hale are beautiful, but you decide to proceed to a private cabana on the beach.  One look and you know this is the setting you’ve been looking for.  You opt for the Ali’i Experience in the private cabana.

Big Island wild orchids and gardenias permeate the air.   As your massage begins, their sweet fragrances and deeply soothing essences envelop you and your love in the mana of Hawai‘i Island, bringing you into the delight of this present moment.

You relax as warm coconut oil is slowly poured over the hair and scalp, followed by cleansing herbs.

As the massage continues, you realize you and your love are wrapped in an exotic blend of the essence of Aloha with the relaxed, tropical spirit that is Hawai‘i. The resort’s oli (Hawaiian song) speaks to the aromatic fragrance found here of laua‘e (fern) and puakenikeni (flowers), of ocean spray at Pauoa Bay and the beckoning coconut trees, all great treasures first discovered here long ago by the ali‘i (Hawaiian royalty).

You luxuriate in the relaxing scalp, neck, shoulder, hand and foot massage as the essences of sandalwood, frankincense and myrrh wafts on the gentle breeze.

With the soothing sounds of the surf, the pleasant ocean breezes and the floral scent that fills the air, your treatments incorporate products from Hawai‘i Island and integrate Hawai‘i’s natural therapeutic environment and ancient healing arts into your experience. You being to feel a rejuvenation of your inner mana (power) from head to toe as your trained therapists work with you and your love to achieve balance and calm.

As you and your love relax side by side, the sun softly begins to slip below the horizon.

Thoroughly relaxed after your massage, you discuss the plans for the night ahead and the decide to spend tomorrow just relaxing with a book on the beach.

The Spa Without Walls – Fairmont

Key facts on the spa:

  • eight private outdoor waterfall hales
  • six oceanside hales
  • four indoor treatment rooms
  • sauna and steam rooms
  • signature treatments: Ali’i Experience, and Hiwahiwa

 

COUPLE’S MASSAGE: 50 or 80 minutes Enjoy any of the above sessions side by side in our couple’s waterfall hale or our oceanfront cabana for two.

RELAXATION: Light or Medium Pressure / 50 or 80 minutes A traditional Swedish style soothing massage that improves circulation and relieves tension. Your choice of aromatherapy blends.

 

SPA RESERVATIONS

Please Call 808.887.7540
or Extension 7540 Within the Resort
Please notify the Spa Staff if you are pregnant or have special needs.

HOURS of OPERATION

Spa: 7am to 7pm
Salon: Mon – Sat 9am to 6pm, Sun 10am to 5pm Fitness Center: 24-hrs with Guest Key Access Hours of Operation Subject to Change.

 

1 North Kaniku Drive, Kohala Coast, Hawaii, United States 96743
Phone: +808 887 7538   Fax: +808 885 5778
Email: orchid@fairmont.com

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