E Komo Mai means “welcome” in Hawaiian, and oh how I felt welcome as I entered the Spa at Manele Bay in Lanai. The signature experiences reflect authentic Hawaiian ritual, ingredients and aloha at The Spa, the mood is relaxed, soft music plays, aromas of body oils fill your nostrils and a feeling of calms comes over your body upon entering. As a mom my family always comes first, my needs are last and though I am not full of regret, I still don’t get a good pampering often enough. Moms need a recharging and I highly recommend the Rejuvenating Pedicure at The Spa at the Four Seasons Lanai at Manele Bay, ask for Mimi!
After browsing the spa’s shop, you enter the “locker room” and I only call it that because I did have a locker for my things, but it’s by far different than a men’s locker room. It smells good, it’s warm, I’m treated to a robe and sandals, though I opt for my flip flops to protect my impending pedicure. I approach the sink and find a sweet smelling deodorant and apply it even though I’m already covered. The frizz in my hair could use some of the hair gel, and a gently comb it up with the given products. I step on the scale and smile, I stroll through and notice the sauna and steam rooms for my use if desired. I really need to do this more!
Coffee in hand I head back to the waiting room where Mimi greets me happily and leads me back to the room for my treatment. I’m pleasantly surprised to find I have no internet/phone access, DARN, I’ll have to disconnect minus snapping some necessary photos. You will appreciate not having to answer the phone or the desire to text once you sit in the amazing massaging chair and the controller is left for you.After choosing a pink color for my toes, Mimi asks to make sure I’m utmost comfortable in my chair, the warmth is right in the room, and if I’d like some infused water to compliment my coffee. She also has me remove my rings for cleaning, just an added bonus I loved and honestly can’t remember the last time I’ve done short of the shower!
I relax in the chair as the warm waters bubble at my feet. She begins filing, sloughing, and massaging my feet and calves and I close my eyes and can picture the bay just outside. We have amazing conversation about her time on the island, how she got here, and the love a mother has for her children. She is so sweet, kind, and genuinely cares about my words and I again feel that strong sense of ohana of the island of Lanai exudes.
With three different balms including a cooling mint cream, I was massaged on my feet and lower legs and then wrapped in moist warm towels. A paraffin wax treatment, steam heated in the room adding to the ambiance, was then applied as booties over my feet. The entire time I thought I want to enjoy the rest of the day with my feet up, I can’t walk on these royally treated tootsies!
A hot stone treatment with essential oils was the finally and boy you must have this done on your entire body. I fantasized about those stones and was truly amazing how incredible they felt pulling the knots out of my cramped legs. Lubed up the stones feel like powerful hands and not at all like something you walk on almost daily in your life, it was an incredibly luxurious transforming experience!
The polish was last but certainly not least. It’s been 2 weeks and one day since the polish was applied and my toes looks just as beautiful and hardly grown out. My daughter was shocked and said yesterday, “did you get your toes done within the past few days?” The shine is there as well as the memory of the amazing pampered experience. Moms this is not your every day salon treatment, this was luxurious and priced so incredibly right for the time (80 minutes), the experience, and results. I made a promise before I left that I would do this more than once a lifetime!
My experience was hosted by the Lanai Visitor’s Bureau, my gratuity and all my honest opinions are my own.