Wellness is often confused with terms such as health, wellbeing, and happiness. While there are common elements among them, wellness is distinguished by not referring to a static state of being (i.e., being happy, in good health, or a state of wellbeing). Rather, wellness is associated with an active process of being aware and making choices that lead toward an outcome of optimal holistic health and wellbeing.
Wellness is also a personal journey. It’s up to you and me and others to take care of ourselves. At the end of the day, we’re responsible for our own choices, behaviors, and lifestyles, but it’s not easy either, as we’re often influenced by the physical, social and cultural environments in which we live.
Over the past year, our health and wellness have been challenged and pushed to the limits as the coronavirus shut down the world. Travel came to a standstill, but now people are starting to move again, and their researching travel destinations and booking vacations faster than ever. Hopper, a travel booking app, reports searches for travel bookings to Hawaii are up over 150% and Google search data shows people are seeking wellness activities and trips when they travel.
Hawaii and wellness go hand in hand, and the Lomi Lomi massage is hands down the best massage I’ve ever had. So what is is the Lomi Lomi Massage?
Lomilomi is an ancient Hawaiian restorative healing system, one component of which is the art of compassionate touch. Lomi Lomi goes far beyond massage, however; it also reflects the connection with the land (‘aina), the spirit guides or ancestors (‘aumakua), and the breath of life (aloha).
Sometimes called the Hawaiian massage, the Lomi Lomi is beneficial for many ailments and increases spiritual energy and personal power (mana). The Lami Lami Massage disperses muscle tension through long, rhythmic strokes, enhances circulation, and releases blockages, creating a deep sense of kaulike (balance).
When you’re ready to travel and Maui is on the itinerary, I highly recommend booking a Lomi Lomi massage at the award-winning Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Kea Lani resort in Wailea, Maui. It’s been recognized as “World’s Best Hotel Spa – Hawaii”. This state-of-the-art luxury Wailea day spa offers a full menu of locally inspired experiences combined with the latest in spa technology to provide the ultimate retreat. Our spa offerings have been modified to allow for social distancing between guests, with appointment times staggered for reduced potential of contact. Visit their website for the latest updates.
I hope you take the opportunity to experience this blissful, one of a kind spa treatment. You won’t regret it!
Over the past 20 years, Emily Kaufman, known as The Travel Mom, has built a loyal and engaged community of travel enthusiasts who watch her weekly on national TV shows as Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, The Steve Harvey Show, CNN, local TV stations, and online for the latest travel news, tips, and giveaways. Emily engages the community offline as well through experiential events, including The Travel Mom Weekend Getaways. The Travel Mom is a 360-degree media brand that touches TV, digital, and experiential all in one.