LomiLomi at the Halele'a Spa at St. Regis Princeville


I love to sample the various lomi lomi massages throughout the islands, and my experience at the Halele’s Spa at the St. Regis Princeville Resort was among the most luxurious. Each island or even each ahupuaʻa (area) has it's own version of this ancient massage which uses the palms, forearms, fingers, knuckles, elbows, knees, feet, even sticks and stones. The therapist here, had actually learned her lomi lomi basics from the San Francisco Bay Area, she had however, honed her skills on the island of Kauai. As she started the treatment with the traditional chant, I imagined myself floating over the picturesque Bali High environs of Princeville.

While she did not gather herbs and meditate prior to my treatment, as the traditional kapuna do, I was able to summons the ancient healing powers of vibrations (silence and meditation) in the steam room, sauna and then finally in the peaceful lounge. I purposely avoided eye contact so I could prepare for the treatment.  Yes–I might take my lomi lomi a bit too seriously, but heck–when in Kauai....

Spa Basics: The Halele’a Spa at the St. Regis Princeville Resort is 11,000 sq.ft. with twelve treatment rooms, a sauna; steam room infused with tropical essences; dressing rooms; a couples room and even a VIP room; showers with signature waterfall features; and, a lovely relaxation room that you might not want to leave for hours.