My First Spa Experience


A friend and I went to Laka Spa for a massage and facial. I was excited because I had always wanted to go to a spa and figured that it would help me relax and feel rejuvenated.

The spa was on Ward Avenue and its sign was not easily visible from the street, but we found it thanks to Google Maps! We walked upstairs, pushed open the heavy wooden door, and were greeted with the smell of peppermint and calming music. The place was clean, with a cozy seating area, dressing room, bathroom, relaxation room, and massage rooms.

I piggybacked onto my friend’s reservation for the Signature Package, so we were placed in the couple’s massage room. After changing into our brown Laka Spa robes and slippers, our therapists greeted us and took us into our room. My therapist was a nice woman from Japan.

As the therapist smoothed oil onto my back and really got into the muscles, I felt relaxed. I liked the arm and foot massages the best and didn’t want them to end! My feet really needed the TLC. All the while calming music was playing and I almost fell asleep. My therapist was gentle and attentive the whole time.

After an hour of massage, it was time for the facial. My face was exfoliated, the blackheads on my nose were taken out (sorry for the details), and a mask was applied. It was a long process for a facial but my skin felt smooth and light afterward.

We were then taken to the relaxation room for refreshments.

My total came out to $193–including tip–and was it worth it? Yes.

However, I will say that I didn’t feel “better” afterward in terms of mood. But my body felt looser and lighter than before so that’s a plus!

Next, I want to go to Massage Envy.

Have you ever been to a spa? How did you feel afterward? Was it a one-time thing or not?


It’s Officially Summer


I’m typing this in a room with little to no breeze coming through the open window, and I feel the sweat on my back. I should be used to this heat being in Hawaii, but summer heat is ridiculous.

I still LOVE summer, though. The sunny days and all of the fun to be had makes me smile and giddy. I don’t have the luxury of being a kid with endless days spent at the beach or at parties, but as an adult, I can still enjoy the best season of the year right?!

So, what are you up to this summer?