Laniwai Spa Massage Table Aulani Resort Hawaii

Lomilomi Heaven at Aulani Resort

Lomilomi means “to massage” in Hawaiian and I’ve most often seen it used with food – lomilimi salmon, lomilomi pork — but my lomilomi heaven has nothing to do with food. My nirvana came at the Laniwai Spa at Aulani, Disney’s new resort on Oahu.

When it comes to massages, I’m a meat and potatoes girl. I don’t like unusual treatments and hot stones are about as wild as I get. However, the traditional Hawaiian lomilomi massage description sounded interesting and I was on such a Hawaiian culture kick that it seemed like a perfect way to continue my “cultural education”.