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In need of some stress relief? Then, unwind in style with posh treatments at these leading island spas.

The apothecary bar at ‘Āwili Spa and Salon

1. ‘Āwili Spa and Salon
The Andaz Maui at Wailea’s gorgeous ‘Āwili Spa and Salon is setting itself apart as one of the hippest oases in Hawai‘i. The key to its success is its omakase approach—borrowed from the tenets of Japanese cuisine, where the chef creates a menu for his client. Here, every session starts at the inviting apothecary counter. A specialist guides you through Maui-sourced botanicals, soothing or invigorating essences and other natural wonders. Need some extra warmth to relax tense muscles, for example? Then, opt for nīoi, or Hawaiian chile pepper. Once your concoction is blended by hand, then’s it’s just the start of many exquisite treatments. Options abound, but do request Guilherme from Brazil if you’re getting a massage. You’ll feel like you’ve lounged on the beach in Rio for a month when you leave the treatment room. Treatment time and cost vary, 3550 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, Maui, 573.1234

2. Spa at the Modern Honolulu
The Modern Honolulu’s Swarovski Iced Pedicure is a glam way to treat your feet. After your tootsies are massaged and exfoliated with a warm sugar scrub, this gel pedicure covers each nail with a layer of Swarovski crystals. Two hours, $250, 1775 Ala Moana Blvd, Waikīkī, O‘ahu, 943.5800

3. Spa Royal Hawaiian
The next time you’re at Royal Hawaiian Center, take a break from your shopping spree with a stop at this new spa arrival. Here, every treatment starts with a relaxing foot wash. While options abound, we suggest signing up for the Shiatsu massage, which will relieve you of all your tension. 60 minutes for $120, 90 minutes for $170, two hours, $240, 2201 Kalākaua Ave., Waikīkī, O‘ahu, 926.1689

4. Willow Stream Spa
A stunning feature of the new Willow Stream Spa is the massage on the high-tech Wave Table, an island exclusive which simulates floating in the ocean. The ultimate combo: therapeutic and relaxing. 60 minutes for $185, 90 minutes for $275, Fairmont Kea Lani, 4100 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, Maui, 875.4100

5. Halele‘a Spa
The St. Regis Princeville is creating buzz with the Ali‘i Lavender Champagne Scrub. After a pumice cleansing, a Champagne serum made with organic grape seed oil is applied and then sealed with the luxurious Ali’i lavender body butter. 75 minutes, $195, 5520 Ka Haku Road, Princeville, Kaua‘i, 826.9644