Kapalua Spa Couples Treatment Room, Photo Courtesy of Kapalua Spa
Cecilia Hercik, Regional Director of Spa Operations
100 Bay Drive, Lahaina
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When did the spa/salon open?
3 years ago in June 2009.
What is the square footage of the spa or salon?
45,000 sq footage facilities.
What are the amenities in the spa or salon?
Steam, sauna, hot tubs, rainfalls, spa pool, spa sandals, fresh linens, robes, grooming amenities, lunch can be served at the pool – sensory journey, fond farewell gift, candy pineapple, & mamaki hot tea.
The basic info on yourself and spa or salon:
The award winning Kapalua Spa, a 45,000 sq footage wellness facility with an outdoor hydrotherapy circuit (steam, saunas, rainfalls, cascading hot tubs), coed infinity sea salt pool, state of the art fitness center, spa café, salon, barber shop and locker room areas.
WTS International (the largest spa management company in the USA) Manages Kapalua Spa.
Kapalua Spa Beer Bath Treatment, Photo Courtesy of Kapalua Spa
How many years experience in the industry?
20 years in the Spa Industry (opened 20 spas – nationally & internationally)
What got you started in the spa, salon or wellness industry? When was this?
I had the pleasure to work for 4 incredible companies: one trained me in exceptional customer service (5 star, going beyond the call of duty, etc); the second one gave me my spa soul (sustainability, giving back to the community, organic, distress, etc); the third one made me an astute business woman (financials, budgets, marketing plans, etc) and the last one allowed me to combined all my expertise and gave me the opportunity to stamp my work with excellence, to celebrate the host culture and to make a difference in the world.
Please give me one fitness tip:
Our Kapalua Personal Instructor has a YouTube video for everyone to access at their convenience – my personal fitness advice would be to “walk”! Walking is one of the best exercises there is. You can do it with your family, friends or co-workers. 30 to 40 minutes every other day can do so much for your health and at the same time can be so much fun!
What is your personal favorite spa or salon therapy and where and when you indulge in it.
My favorite body therapy is the “Awa Cacao Lomi Cocoon!” An incredible Hawaiian healer designed this unique treatment for Kapalua Spa. It is a blend of warm Hawaiian ‘awa, cacao, local herbs and kukui oil massaged into the body. You get a head, neck and foot massage while you are being cocooned. The grand finale is a lomi lomi massage infused with the aroma of pikake flowers. Your body will be scented in a light aroma of cacao with a bouquet of tropical flowers.
Best skin advice, spa or salon treatment and fave product for a 20 something:
Washing your face softly twice a day with a mild cleanser is the right thing to do to keep your skin free of debris & oils. Too many washes can irritate your face and skin. Kapalua Spa offers customized facials; this means that our trained staff will address all of your needs. My fave product for the 20 something is the OSEA skincare milk cleanser – Osea is made in the USA.
Best skin advice, spa or salon treatment and fave product for a 30 (the new 20):
Do not ever squeeze, pop, scratch, pick or break your skin trying to get the impurities out. Proper extraction must be done with a sterilized extractor and appropriate dermatological training. In other words, its time to schedule a facial! Kapalua Spa offers complimentary 10 minute skin analysis – if you just want to know what type of skin you have and what is going on with your skin. My fave product for 30 something is the Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System Our smallest Sonic Skin Cleansing System, the one-button, one-speed Mia comes in a variety of colors and fits your active lifestyle – offering beautiful skin at home or on-the-go. Works with skin, not against it, to gently massage away impurities trapped within pores.
Best skin advice, spa or salon treatment and fave product for a 40 something (I know we stopped counting a decade ago):
My best advice would be to protect your skin from the sun daily and be mindful of the many different and nutritious foods you can eat that will help you stay young and beautiful! Load up with berries, tomatoes, spinach, garlic, fish and chocolate! You still can enjoy life by adding a little glass of red wine which is rich in antioxidants!
I also recommend taking advantage of Kapalua Spa’s DNAEGF Renewal Growth Factor Exfoliating Facial! These products are designed by world-renowned expert dermatologist, Dr. Ronald L. Moy, MD, FAAD of Beverly Hills and are only offered here in Hawaii at the Kapalua Spa. This new medical grade treatment provides comprehensive care for stressed or photo-damaged skin. A unique amino acid glycolic peel gently removes dull surface cells and prepares the skin for infusion of professional strength growth factor, paired with DNA repair enzymes for visibly revitalized and radiant skin.My fave product for a 40 something is DNA Defense SPF 30+fast absorbing, non-greasy lotion protects skin against the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays to counter photo-aging and cellular skin damage. Delivers sheer (non-whitening) high performance dispersion of micro-fine zinc to reflect and scatter harmful UV light.
Best skin advice, spa or salon treatment and fave product for a 50 and up:
As estrogen levels drop, the skin also gets more fragile; therefore it is susceptible to being injured easily and is slow to heal. The best advice is to use a thicker moisturizer and a soothing night cream.
I personally suggest that you start with these 2 MUST HAVE skin care products:
1. GROWTH FACTOR SERUM works by accelerating the growth of healthy skin cells. Skin glows, texture is refined, pores look visibly smaller and younger.
2. DNA NIGHT RENEWAL is a rich lotion featuring an advanced liposome deliver system that maximizes cell repair activity during the body’s sleep cycle to recover skin’s youth.
Please name your most popular retail item and what it does.
Our most popular retail items are our Kapalua Spa Bath Signature Collection: Noni & Pineapple is our Signature scent! We blended the healing properties of the incredible Hawaiian noni with the delicious scent of the exotic pineapples. Kapalua pays homage to its roots of the pineapple plantations in the West Maui with this scent! You can purchase shampoo, conditioner, body gel and moisturizer.
Do you have a locally made product? Please describe it.
My favorite local product is Ola body care. I totally adore the Lilikoi (passion fruit scent) exfoliation. This body polish is so intoxicating that you never want to stop inhaling the essence of passion fruit and be enveloped with a shear layer of lilikoi and essential oils. These products are made in Hawaii.