Experience destination-based spa practices when traveling in Hawaii.

Posted by Fodor's Editors on April 14, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT | Post a Comment

In addition to the obvious relaxation benefits of any spa trip, the Big Island's spas have done a fantastic job incorporating local traditions and ingredients into their menus. Massage artists work with coconut or kokui (candlenut) oil, hot stone massages are conducted with lava stones, and ancient heal¬ing techniques such as lomilomi—a massage technique that combines firm, constant movement and traditional chants—are a staple at every island spa. See our Big Island coverage.

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