Treatment of the Season: Seaweed Exfoliation Enhancement (for feet)
Enhance your spa treatment with a foot exfoliation that will stimulate circulation and remove impurities from the skin leaving your feet smooth and healthy.
Available January 24 – March 30, 2014
Hishuk Ish Tsawalk Awakening Treatment
The elements of fire, water, earth, and air are harnessed in this very special treatment incorporating techniques gleaned from traditional cleansing ceremonies of the West Coast’s indigenous people. Begin with a full-body exfoliation using a Vancouver Island seaweed body polish to invigorate your soul, followed by hot and cold water therapy to awaken your spirit. Internal reflection is encouraged with the final step when heated local basalt stones are used in a massage to encourage the body into a state of calm and deep relaxation. “Hishuk Ish Tsawalk” is a Nuu chah nulth phrase of wisdom meaning “Everything is one – all is interconnected”.
This treatment utilizes guided imagery and chanting to bring harmony and a renewed sense of unity with our environment and the natural elements around us: Fire, Water, Earth, and Wind. A physically conservative treatment, it is ideal for the first time spa-goer and combines beautifully with traditional massage.
Temple-style Lomi Lomi is traditionally used by Hawaiian shamans and healers as an initiation into wholeness of mind, body and spirit. The weaving of passive movement, stretching, and rhythmic full-body massage strokes enhances relaxation and allows for the release of tension on many levels. The deeper meaning of Lomi Lomi is "to remove that which does not belong", thus to awaken the senses to harmony - a little bit of Hawaiian magic on the shores of our own "Big Island". Lomi Lomi is available as a single (one practitioner) or duo (two practitioners).
Hot Stone Massage
This treatment is luxurious yet powerful. This treatment begins with heated, smooth basalt stones placed both beneath and on top of the body. The heat from the placed stones penetrates the muscles to relieve tension while more heated basalt stones are used for a full-body massage.
Hot Stone Facial
Our most deluxe facial treatment incorporates heated basalt stones and cool marble stones. This customized treatment stimulates circulation, detoxifies the skin and improves muscle tone. Healthier, more vibrant skin is the ultimate result along with complete relaxation for the body, mind, and spirit.
West Coast Sacred Sea
This treatment utilizes the most relaxing and revitalizing aspects of hydrotherapy. First, a full-body exfoliation using a Vancouver Island seaweed body polish, is used to prepare your skin for an indulgent hydrotherapy soak. Then, a firming and hydrating seaweed gel is applied to the entire body before being wrapped in warm linens. The treatment concludes with a rejuvenating scalp and foot massage crafted to awaken your mind and align your body.