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Looking for an hour or even a daylong escape from the bustle of everyday and an antidote to stress? Windward Oahu has a selection of day spas that offer everything from traditional massages and waxing to new and innovative anti-aging treatments.

Experts cite many benefits of massage in addition to relaxation. Among those perks are stress reduction, improved circulation, pain reduction, toxin elimination, improved flexibility, improved sleep, enhanced immunity, fatigue reduction, alleviation of depression and anxiety, reduction of post injury and post-surgery swelling, and even improved posture.

Facials also reduce stress. Additionally, they can minimize the appearance of the effects of aging, promote blood circulation, help detoxify, and exfoliate skin.

Two local day spas in Kailua we featured last week. Here are two more options in Kaneohe to choose from! 


Bella Viva

Located in the Windward Mall (outside of Macy’s) in Kaneohe, Bella Viva Salon and Spa has a diverse menu of beauty and pampering services. You can shop and pamper yourself in one trip!

For haircare, Bella Viva services include cut, color, extensions, Brazilian blowouts and Japanese straightening. All haircare services incorporate Aveda products.

Bella Viva also offers waxing, facials, manicures, pedicures and a full array of massage choices. The “Touch of Bella Viva” package is a four-and-a-half-hour spa experience that includes a Soulful Touch Facial, a Bella Viva Rainforest Massage, and a deluxe manicure and pedicure. During the Rainforest Massage, clients receive an entire body exfoliation with a customized scrub, a high-pressure water massage and cleanse, and a 50-minute Swedish massage. You should feel like jelly after all of those services!

Clients appreciate the friendly service and cite the creative and often sparkly nail designs as one of many reasons to return.

 Massage Envy

Massage Envy

Massage Envy is a national chain with a location in Kaneohe. Their services include a diverse menu of massages and skin care.

“The daily grind of seemingly harmless everyday activities - like sitting at a desk all day, lifting a baby dozens of times a day, or lugging a backpack - can wreak havoc on an otherwise healthy body,” said Tom Collins, a spokesperson for Massage Envy’s corporate headquarters. “Through a regular habit of massage and total body care, people can keep their bodies working.”

Massage Envy’s recently-introduced Rapid Tension Relief, combines expertise of a massage therapist with the Hyperice Hypervolt device, a cordless, deep tissue vibrating massage device. All massages also incorporate Massage Envy branded lotions and a choice of one of six CyMe Boosts, a concentrated serum.

Skin services include chemical peels with PCA Skin and microderm infusion. Chemical peels are designed to treat skin problems such as sagging, wrinkles, crows feet, age spots, and acne scars. They do require down time after treatment because they often render the skin raw and sensitive.

Microderm infusion, which exfoliates the skin and infuses the skin with corrective serum, also targets skin problems, but without the downtime of chemical peels.

So, after reading about these wonderful treatment options, are you ready to treat yourself for an hour or more?  I’m thinking you deserve it!


Photos courtesy of the respective businesses.