Beverly was worried about her hands. Yes, it was hard to miss that her hands were as tiny as the rest of her, but the Maui native had no reason to be concerned. In Beverly’s case, small hands didn’t mean a wimpy massage. Instead, her touch was firm and assured, her technique seamless and without pause, both of those little hands in play every moment. “Her massage, in fact, was one of the best ever, somehow healing, therapeutic and relaxing all at once,” according to Richard after we emerged totally blissed out from our couple’s massage at the Spa at Black Rock.
Patti was treated with equal aplomb by tall and thin Cristin, who like Beverly was trained by the best in Upcountry Maui (where many massage masters are created).
Arriving at the Spa
Balmy breezes, the gentle musical sounds of the surf, the scent of sea air mixed with mango and other aromatherapy oils set the mood for a heavenly couples’ massage at the the Spa at the Spa at Black Rock at the Sheraton Kaanapali Maui.
Beverly and Cristin escorted us to the Hawaiian-style treatment room, then left while we slipped under the covers of our respective massage table to await an hour of unadulterated bliss. Beverly’s technique really did exceed expectations (this from a massage junkie who has been rubbed by the best around the world).
The Spa at Black Rock opened in March of 2009 as Ka‘anapali’s premier boutique spa experience. Located at legendary Black Rock on Ka‘anapali Beach, the Spa at Black Rock is inspired by the breathtaking beauty of its surrounding environment and the healing elements of the island. The oasis offers an intimate and rejuvenating experience without the need of usual spa frills such as steams and saunas but instead just seven Aloha-steeped treatment rooms dedicated to making customers feel fantastic.
There is also one couples room with couples soaking tubs, and outdoor areas for pairs and singles, three manicure stations and two pedicure stations.
A few of its unique features include scent therapy that begins the process of healing the moment that you enter the spa as aromatic scents float through the air arousing feelings of relaxation and calmness. The Spirit of Pu‘u Keka‘a permeates during massage treatments as a wooden bowl, containing Hawaiian flowers and black pebbles, is placed below the headrest representing the healing power of Pu‘u Keka‘a.
Black Rock also showcases marine cosmetics and treatment products by world‐renowned Phytomer. Private label special blends of oils and lotions from Absolutely Natural take the forefront in the treatments to amass a creative and inspiring experience. These essences encompass the rich history of Hawaii as coconut, kukui nut, maile, and orchid blend to create an aromatic journey
Pre‐treatment meditation is encouraged in the Spa at Black Rock’s outdoor relaxation garden featuring the soothing sound of flowing water and the gentle touch of trade winds, and signature beverages.
Connecting spa services
- Ho‘o malie massage allows you to relax in a private intimate garden as the gentle island breeze caresses your skin.
- The Pu’u Keka’a Stone Massage brings you ‘heaven on earth’ using warm, smooth, ancient‐island stones to melt away tension.
- The Oligo Seawater Therapy cleanses the body using seawater that re‐mineralizing and fortifies the body and the soul.
- The Ocean Pure Ritual also uses seaweed and deep‐sea mud enriched with essential Minerals that help heal the body from the inside out. Sore muscles and dry skin can leave you looking and feeling fatigued. It also helps you regain energy and shed excess fluid while relieving aches and pains. Extra pampering perks include a foot, hand and scalp massage.
The Spa at Black Rock snuggles alongside the legendary Black Rock, a snorkeling paradise, at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, Kaanapali, Hawaii.
Please come back to read more about one couple’s search for the best side-by-side massages in Maui. Next stop, the Spa at Kea Lani.