Stayin’ Revived

September 1, 2012 | By Nadine Kam

Knead help? Head for Mandara Spa for a massage. Photo courtesy of Mandara Spa

These stimulating spa treatments should help banish jet lag in no time.

From fatigue to loss of concentration and sluggishness, it’s hard to enjoy your vacation when you’re suffering from jet lag. In addition to compromised mental and motor skills, the extremely dry air on flights takes its toll on skin, requiring rehydration and lots of TLC on the ground. If you need an extra boost on arrival, spa jet lag treatments can help you get acclimated to Hawaiian time in a pleasurable way.

Mandara Spa
Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa
2005 Kalia Road
(808) 945-7721

Elemis Aroma Spa Seaweed Massage. You’ll find 75 minutes of sanctuary in a detoxifying cocoon of warm seaweed and essential oils. While you relax, a scalp massage and foot massage will invigorate your body systems, followed by a tension relieving back massage, $200.

Serenity Spa Hawaii
Outrigger Reef on the Beach Hotel
2169 Kalia Road
(808) 926-2882

The Stress-Fix Massage uses Aveda’s Stress Fix eco-certified Aroma Blend with a combination of Swedish and deep-tissue massage techniques to relieve stiff and sore muscles, reduce stress and anxiety, and get blood flowing to stress points of the body. Foot reflexology and attention to acupressure points also help restore energy and promote more restful sleep. $115 for 50 minutes or $165 for 80 minutes.

The Spa at Trump Waikiki
Trump International Hotel
Waikiki Beach Walk
223 Saratoga Road
(808) 683-7466

The Calming Sapphires Massage is a 90-minute, head-to-toe treatment designed to calm and heal, using a sapphire-infused oil with blends of chamomile, lavender and neroli to renew the spirit, ease the mind and soothe the body. The treatment is $260, and you can also bring home the essence of the treatment with the Tara Jet Lag Recovery Kit ($35), a boxed set of Jet Lag body/massage oil and bath salts.