Hawaii Mom Blog: Visit Maui: The Ola Kino Treatment at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea Spa




December 18, 2015

Visit Maui: The Ola Kino Treatment at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea Spa

Spa ready!

When it comes to pampering myself, I don't. At the most it'll happen once a year, but after my Ola Kino / Ultimate Foot spa treatment at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, I realized I really need to spoil myself more often.

I had read about reflexology a while ago, and I became intrigued with how various pressure points on one's ears, hands and feet are linked to other parts of the body, and how reflexology could help to ease tension, as well as different ailments.

With that in mind, I was very eager for my first-ever treatment that focused on my feet and included reflexology.

My appointment started off with a tour of the Women's Locker Room, where resort guests have access to a eucalyptus steam room, beauty products, and so much more. Everything you need to get ready for a treatment or freshen up after one (or even after a workout or a day at the pool), is all right there in the Locker Room.

After changing into a robe and slippers and completing a Spa questionnaire, I proceeded to the Waiting Room, where refreshments awaited guests.

A few minutes later my therapist, Carrie, appeared and together we walked to one of the rooms where she explained all about the Ola Kino treatment.

A few of the ingredients for 50 minutes of bliss
A hibiscus-adorned ti leaf-lined tray displayed wooden spoonfuls of products that were a part of the Ola Kino treatment - Volcanic Pumice Salt, a Purifying Turmeric Ginger Clay Mask, and a Lemongrass Lotion.

As the lights dimmed and Hawaiian music filled the air, I stretched out on a heated table with a relaxing eye mask on while Carrie worked her magic on my tired, aching feet.

She first began using the Volcanic Pumice Salt to exfoliate my feet, then proceeded with covering my feet with the Purifying Turmeric Ginger Clay Mask.  She then wrapped each foot in warm Ti Leaves, a process that would help to pull out toxins.  While my feet were being indulged, she began massaging my neck and shoulders.

Carrie worked out all the kinks in the many areas I was stiff, and it just felt so good - I was wishing that I opted for an entire body massage instead.  Every time Carrie applied pressure (which she makes sure you are okay with, and checks if you'd like more or less pressure throughout the session) I could feel the tension release.

Soon it was time to unwrap the Ti Leaves, after which time Carrie slathered on the beautifully scented Lemongrass Lotion.

She massaged my feet for the remainder of the session, and after Carrie explained more about reflexology and how the feet can play an important role in one's overall well-being, I realized it was a sin for me to never have pampered my feet in such a way before.

Even though the focus was on my feet, the treatment left my entire being refreshed and rejuvenated.  I was trying really hard not to fall asleep - that's how soothing and relaxing the session was.

With a gentle touch on the shoulder and a whisper of "Aloha," I slowly, and reluctantly, got up and faced reality.

The 50 minutes of bliss were sadly over.

Carrie walked me over to the Relaxation Room, where I sipped on some water and reflected on the wonderful Ola Kino Treatment.  Yes, I admit that I lingered a little longer than I should have - as a stay at home mom I had to take advantage of every second of "me time" as I could!

Relaxation Room
But I knew reality (and my husband and kids) awaited outside of the Spa doors, so I went back to the Locker Room to change into my clothes and freshen up.

Upon leaving the Spa I was offered a shot of delightful green juice, which was the perfect ending to a morning at the Spa.
Green juice!
Carrie was a fantastic therapist.  She was very attentive, thoughtful, and answered any questions I had with enthusiasm.  Finding out how much she loved not only her job at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea and all the different people she gets to work with, but also how much she loves Maui, made the experience even more delightful.  She commended the Spa for creating such a wonderful work environment - happy employees translates into happy guests - and I was beyond happy with my treatment.

Thank you to Carrie and the Spa at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea for the most heavenly 50 minutes I've experienced all year!

The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
3900 Wailea Alanui Dr.
Wailea, HI 96753
(808) 874-8000

Thank you to the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea for hosting my spa treatment.  Gratuity was paid on my own.

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