THE TREATMENT: Volcanic Detox Wrap at Kamaha‘o Spa
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
WHAT IT INCLUDES: A detox wrap followed by a hot-stone and warm-oil massage. Detox clay — a mixture of Kaua‘i and bentonite clay, turmeric, aloe, ‘awa, awapuhi (shampoo ginger), blue-green algae and noni fruit — is gently applied to exfoliated skin, from the shoulders to the ankles. Hot packs filled with lavender and flaxseed go on top of the body clay to help it do its detoxifying magic. Like its volcano namesake, this treatment employs heat to release what lies beneath the surface. So be sure to drink plenty of water and stick to nonalcoholic beverages afterward, advises esthetician Brenda Szymczyk. “Detoxing can cause headaches, dehydration or loss of appetite. It’s really important to listen to your body after this treatment.” I followed Brenda’s instructions to the letter, and the next day, I not only felt refreshed, but my skin was luminous.
A FIX FOR: Anyone looking to relax and ditch some toxins — or counter the effects of overindulgence. (Not appropriate for pregnant women or anyone with a sunburn, high blood pressure or claustrophobia.)
THE PERKS: Before or after your treatment, unwind in the spa’s Jacuzzi, steam room or sauna. Or head to the open-air relaxation room, curl up in a chaise lounge and soak up the ocean views.
WHY WE LOVE IT: As if being cocooned in layers of warmth weren’t luxurious enough, Brenda treated me to a foot, face and scalp massage after I’d showered off the clay mixture.
THE COST: $195 for 75 minutes — Sarah Ruppenthal
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