this morning i was supposed to take a boat around the na pali coast… it’s the one real vacation planning thingy i said i would do but of course i didn’t plan anything and the seas were entirely too high… so no boat trip today. it being my last day and all, i decided to take all that good money and spend it the wisest way possible – at a spa.
i’ve never done the ayurvedic thing before, but i might be hooked. who knew hot oil was such a good thing and that it could be used in such mass quantities? i promise to keep this post pg rated, so all i’ll say is that if you go to the hanalei day spa, or any ayurvedic spa, you have to do these two things… you will feel amazing.
shirodhara – a blissful 1 hr treatment where you enter a deep state of relaxation through the process of a warm oil bath gently flowing (dhara) on to your forehead (shiro). removes stress from the mind, balances the emotions… you will feel as if you have just completed a long, deep and blissful meditation.
abyanga warm oil massage- a traditional rhythmical massage from ancient india, warm herbal oils are poured and massaged into the body. extremely nourishing, nurturing and one of the most thorough massages you will ever experience performed in the traditional way with two practitioners.
i floated out of there and onto the beach in time to watch the sun go down…