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Turtle Bay’s Spa Luana Embraces the Sea with New Star Ingredient: Undaria Algae


NORTH SHORE, OAHU, HI (August 21, 2012) – No visit to Hawaii is complete without some serious sea time, and the specialists at Turtle Bay Resort’s Spa Luana on Oahu’s fabled North Shore don’t want you to miss a moment of it. That’s why they’ve launched a new menu of treatments that take advantage of the freshest organic ingredients sourced from the world’s most pristine waters.

These treatments are expertly designed with the foremost spa trends in mind – using sustainable, local ingredients; traditional indigenous practices; and sourcing from the sea – to give guests a deep feeling of “pono” – the Hawaiian recognition of the harmony between all facets of well-being. That includes the spa’s enhanced wellness program, guaranteed to bring some heat to your hula, yoga and Zumba routine.

Spa Luana’s signature services are derived from natural remedies that provide benefits such as relieving the effects of sun; invigorating skin; and detoxifying muscles. This incorporates new products developed from undaria algae, which maintains skin cells by inhibiting the activity of an enzyme that breaks down the hyaluronic acid critical in making skin smooth, elastic and firm. When paired with Spa Luana’s private oceanfront outdoor cabana and six treatment rooms, sea time has never been so rejuvenating.

“Spa Luana’s new product line relies on the proven seaweed science behind undaria algae oil, which contains concentrated sea minerals rich in B vitamins that firm and minimize redness and inflammation,” said Sierra Shore, director of the full-service 7,000-square-foot Spa Luana. “We have also rolled out new signature treatments and wellness programs that rely on time-tested Hawaiian healing practices to provide guests with the relaxation and rejuvenation only found on Oahu’s Fabled North Shore.”

Spa highlights include:

Body & Skin Care

• The Undaria Antioxidant Body Wrap begins with an undaria algae body polish to relieve tension, reduce water retention and open pores, and includes a facial cleanse and massage.

• The Chocolate Coffee Glaze combines Hawaiian Cane Sugar with honey to gently exfoliate skin. Natural acids found in organic Kona Coffee and mountain-grown cacao visibly invigorate skin.

• The Sea of Life Anti-Aging Facial naturally firms, refines and deeply hydrates, resulting in visibly brighter and toned skin.

Massage Therapies

• The Lomilomi Massage is a sacred healing art passed down from generation to generation, integrating the use of palms and forearms in a full-body wellness treatment.

• The Pohaku (stone) Massage uses warm smooth stones to relax muscles and increase circulation. The currents of warmth bring a deeper level of release.

• The Makai (Seaside) Massage offers guests a selection of Spa Luana’s most popular massage services in a private seaside setting while relaxing to the sounds of the Pacific Ocean.

Wellness Programs

• The spa’s 17 wellness programs integrate traditional Hawaiian exercises into a variety of activities designed to enhance fitness goals and help guests unwind. Increase core strength dancing the popular hot hula, inspired by the dances of the Pacific Islands; break a sweat during an invigorating Zumba class; or tone and strength train with one of five different yoga sessions.

Spa Luana is available for Turtle Bay Resort guests as well as Oahu day spa and salon visitors. For more information or to make an appointment, visit, call (808) 447-6868 or e-mail

About Turtle Bay:There’s one North Shore on Oahu. And there’s one resort on it. Ideal for watermen, wave watchers or waders, the 840-acre Turtle Bay Resort is at the epicenter of set after set of activities, events and adventures. Complete with the finest accommodations and amenities suited for the entire family, Turtle Bay is where the “7-Mile Miracle” begins and the lineup is endless. To stay up to date on the Turtle Bay surfing experience, check out For reservations or more information, visit or call (808) 293-6000.


Elizabeth Fitzgerald
Senior Vice President - The Limtiaco Company