The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

 The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea has oceanside hales (thatched huts).

The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea has oceanside hales (thatched huts).

According to Hawaiian legend, if one wishes to nurture the body, relax the mind and rejuvenate the spirit, water is seen as the cure-all. Located at the water's edge, the Spa at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is a sanctuary of natural beauty and serenity, where healing traditions of Hawaii and cultures of the Pacific Rim are honored through the incorporation of medicinal plants, rituals and aesthetics in all spa services.

The spa has 13 treatment rooms and 3 oceanside hales (thatched huts), offering guests the chance to feel closer to nature during their services. The Spa Manager at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea gave us a sneak peek at the luxurious spa and its amenities.

Why You’ll Love It: The variety of treatments available, from the traditional Swedish and deep tissue style of massage, to the local Hawaiian lomi lomi, to the acupuncture and osteopathic adjustment. Our therapists are also extremely skilled and they love to personalize the treatment to our guest's needs and preferences. This is why we have so many guests who like to request the same therapist over the years.

Key Features: We have separate spa facilities for men and women, with waterfall showers and an aroma steam room. All of the shampoo and body products that we are using are organic and unique to our spa, with essential oils of lemongrass and coconut. Two co-ed lounges are available to relax in before and after the treatment with a selection of organic tea and local dried fruit. Our retail space is also offering a variety of beauty products that you can enjoy and test before or after your treatment.

Bonus: "Ginger Blast." Our team created this amazing hot or cold tea available in different spaces of the spa which is famous around the world. We also partner with a local Kombucha company and are offering the amazing drink with different flavors to greet our guests. My favorite is Ginger Turmeric. Upon departure we will offer you a shot of green juice with kale, spinach, orange and apple. It looks very green but is very delicious.

 From facials and massages to specialty services, the Spa at Four Reasons Resort Maui at Wailea has it all.

From facials and massages to specialty services, the Spa at Four Reasons Resort Maui at Wailea has it all.

Insider Tip: Ask your therapist to tailor a massage specially for you. They love to mix all of the techniques and products to create a personalized unique experience.

Snacks Served: Ginger Blast, green juice, Kombucha, hot and cold tea; and for the more adventurous, a glass of prosecco for a special occasion. 

Splurge: Our Ultimate 80-Minute Facial. Your therapist will cleanse the skin, make a diagnosis, and adapt the product choice to your main concern, followed by extractions with a hydra-facial and an amazing facial massage, complete with the application of a mask under an LED infra RED/BLUE light device while you receive ear reflexology and a neck, shoulder, décolleté and foot massage. The next step is an oxygen application of a serum and moisturizer of your choice.

 The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is a sanctuary of natural beauty and serenity.

The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is a sanctuary of natural beauty and serenity.

Most Unique Treatment: Our ultimate Wai Vari treatment, a unique in-ocean floating experience designed by our therapists, is only available early in the morning. Our therapist will enter the ocean with you and offer you a unique choreography that allows you to stretch and deeply release the tension in a weightless environment. Keep in mind that from December to April, you can hear the whales singing in the water as you lay back in your wetsuit to enjoy this treatment.

Insider Favorite: Our Ayurvedic body experience is certainly my favorite treatment; it's not the usual Ayurvedic treatment focus on balancing one of the dosha. This treatment is really meant to balance the 3 doshas and offer the skin a second chance at youth. Application of a homemade Ayurvedic sandalwood and calamus powder will gently exfoliate the skin and prepare for the oil application. The massage to follow will be performed with a selection of the best warm Tridoshic Ayurvedic oil, combining the most ancient massage maneuvers and mobilization. It's a must!

Featured Products: We are using what we consider the best products of many different brands from around the world and locally sourced. Our best products include:

  • Deep Blue Rub from Doterra
  • Lip Balm from Epicure
  • Solar Defense from Hydropeptide
  • Ormust Mist from ISUN
  • Brightening Cleanser from Lifeline
  • Passionfruit Body Butter from Ola
  • Nahele Hair Mano'i from Oshan
  • Tridoshi Bindu Oil from Sarada
  • Chocolate Body Scrub from Zenziva

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