FAQ

An introduction to the kokolokahi Bath & Body Oils and the kokolokahi Treatment Experience

 

The name kokolokahi originates from ‘koko’ referring to the coconut oil that is the base ingredient in all our oils and the Hawaiian word ‘lokahi’ meaning ‘a balance’ or ‘harmony’.  It is pronounced ‘koko-lo-car-he’.  Recognising that we all have a unique set of needs and desires, we have harnessed the very best from nature using our unique, nourishing super blend of coconut, argan and shea oil and the very purest essential oils to create products based on the five elements.  Each pure and natural oil has been created to evoke an emotion based on the luxuriously blended cocktail of essential oils.

kokolokahi STRENGTH – Enhance Your Wellbeing  (FIRE ELEMENT)

kokolokahi REVIVE – Elevate Your Aura (AIR ELEMENT)

kokolokahi BALANCE – Ground Your Mind (EARTH ELEMENT)

kokolokahi SERENITY – Calm Your Inner Peace (WATER ELEMENT)

kokolokahi HARMONY – Warm Your Soul (SPIRIT ELEMENT)

 

To be true to our kokolokahi roots we believe everyone should have access to a world of luxurious pampering and wellbeing and to be taken on the kokolokahi journey.  Each and every treatment is adapted to your needs.

Your therapist will discuss at consultation:

  • What are you looking for from your treatment today?
  • What would be your perfect massage?
  • How are you feeling today? How would you like to feel after the treatment?
  • Which areas do you feel that you would like me to concentrate on?
  • Are there any areas you would like me to avoid?

Asking you these key questions ensures that you receive a truly amazing wellbeing treatment from head to toe, offering stillness and inner peace connecting mind, body and soul.

 

Q: What does the kokolokahi logo represent?

The kokolokahi logo symbolises unity and harmony and our inspiration came from the mandala. Mandala’s are a symbol which represents the universe and aid meditation.

 

Q: Are the kokolokahi oils suitable for men and women?

The kokolokahi range has been created to ensure that there is something for everyone.  The ultimate results-driven indulgence, the decadent kokolokahi range of five nourishing oils have been developed using a super blend of Coconut, Argan and Shea Oil working together to leave skin hydrated and conditioned.  The pure and natural products have been created to evoke an emotion based on the blend of essential oils used allowing the customer to ‘Surrender to the Elements’.  Blended to create optimum results and a sense of wellbeing, the combination of ingredients creates balance and harmony to improve the mind, body and soul.

kokolokahi STRENGTH – Enhance your wellbeing

kokolokahi REVIVE – Elevate your aura

kokolokahi BALANCE – Ground your mind

kokolokahi SERENITY – Calm your inner peace

kokolokahi HARMONY – Warm your soul

 

Q: Tell me more about the kokolokahi massage?

Each kokolokahi product in the range has been created around an element to evoke an emotion based on the blend of essential oils allowing you to ‘Surrender to the Elements’.  Discover your perfect massage using one of our five Indulgent, Exotic and Enchanting Body Oils.  Our kokolokahi treatment starts with our signature welcome touch and ends with our finishing rituals. Each treatment has specific moves and techniques to deliver the benefits of your chosen oil, and in addition the kokolokahi massages can be enhanced with the addition of a warm LAVA SHELL or Molten Lava Stone to envelop your body with warmth.

 

Q: What makes the kokolokahi treatment special?

Recognising that we all have a unique set of needs and desires, we have harnessed the very best massage techniques from around the world and, combined with the sumptuous oil of choice, you can truly relax and gain the desired outcome.  We concentrate on areas so that we can bespoke the treatment to your unique journey.

 

Q: What is a kokolokahi ‘Five Scent Selection Experience’?

You will start your kokolokahi journey with the Five Scent Selection Experience to find the best kokolokahi scent to match your needs.  Inhaling the oil will start the sensory journey.

 

Q: What is the kokolokahi Welcome Touch?

After we have completed the Five Scent Selection and consultation with you we begin our treatment with a unique ritual to encourage you to prepare for the treatment ahead, to get into the treatment zone, to slow down your breathing and your mind and sink back into the treatment couch ready for the treatment to begin.  Using the POWER OF TOUCH, the therapist will focus her attention on applying oil to key pressure points on your wrists, temples and soles of the feet, encouraging specific breathing techniques to boost relaxation, then a series of simple massage moves incorporating techniques from Indian Head Massage and Reflexology Pressure Points.  We cleanse your feet and gently stretch your body so that you are comfortable and centered on the treatment bed ready for your treatment journey to begin.

 

Q: How will the therapist adapt the treatment to meet my needs?

The treatment always starts and ends the same with the Welcome Touch and the closing ritual however the actual massage can take on any form.  Your therapist will locate key areas of tension and use a number of specific techniques to work through to give relief and improve range of movement.  Here are a few key techniques that they may use:

Indian Head: Indian head massage is an ancient therapeutic treatment that has been practiced in India for thousands of years, and is incredibly relaxing. Part of the Hindu health care practice of Ayurveda, Indian head massage focuses on your head, neck and shoulders. It is a deep massage, which uses a variety of pressure and techniques that tap into your seven “‘chakras” or paths of energy and encourage healing and balance in your whole body.

Reflex Pressure Points:  Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to specific points on the feet and hands to influence the health of corresponding parts of the body. Applying strong pressure onto these pressure points can be used to tackle a range of ailments from stress to pain relief.

Swedish: a classic treatment which represents the western style for massage.

Deep Tissue: At the beginning of the massage, lighter pressure is generally applied to warm up and prep the muscles similar to those used in Swedish, then specific techniques are then applied. The most common techniques include:

  • Stripping – deep, gliding pressure along the length of the muscle fibers using the elbow, forearm, knuckles, and thumbs;
  • Friction – pressure applied across the grain of a muscle to release adhesions and realign tissue fibres;

Trigger Point Therapy: When pressed, trigger points feel like small balls or tight bands in the muscle, and are usually very tender. Healthy muscles usually do not contain knots or tight bands, are not tender to pressure, and when relaxed, they feel soft and pliable to the touch. When trigger points are present, part of the muscle fibre is contracted into a small thickened area, and the rest of the fibres are stretched thin.   These muscle fibres are not available for use because they are already contracted.  The sustained contraction probably leads to the release of sensitizing chemicals, producing the pain that is felt when the trigger point is pressed.  Within our massage we encourage the therapist to explore the key muscles of the body, locate any trigger points and work them.

Thai Massage Stretch Techniques: Thai massage employs stretching, pulling and rocking techniques to relieve tension and enhance flexibility and range of motion.

Myofascial Release: Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.   Gentle pressure is applied slowly using the whole of the hand which will allow the fascia to elongate.

Lomi Lomi Massage: ‘Lomi lomi’ translates to ‘rub rub’ in Hawaiian, and reflects the broad, flowing strokes made with the therapist’s fingers, thumbs, palms, arms and elbows.

 

Q: What are the key ingredients in each product and what are the benefits?

  • kokolokahi STRENGTH (Frangipani, Patchouli, Sandalwood)

A cocktail of warm, exotic, rich, alluring aromas to support your body and mind.  The purifying properties of Frangipani, the uplifting effects of Patchouli and the relaxing nature of Sandalwood work in unity to enhance your overall wellbeing, strengthen and refresh the mind, body and soul whilst the luxurious blend of Coconut, Argan and Shea Oil work together to leave the skin hydrated and conditioned.

 

  • kokolokahi REVIVE (Grapefruit, Geranium, Lavender)

A combination of light, zesty, refreshing aromas to awaken your senses.  The uplifting properties of Grapefruit and Geranium combined with the soothing effects of Lavender will leave you re-energised and invigorated and will soothe the mind and harmonise the body, whilst the luxurious blend of Coconut, Argan and Shea Oil work together to leave the skin hydrated and conditioned.

 

  • kokolokahi BALANCE (Pure Coconut Oil)

Discover Nature’s Beauty Secret!  The natural goodness of coconut oil delivers maximum hydration with long lasting nourishment and protection.  This deeply soothing and opulent treat in its purest form provides an ultimate indulgence for your skin.   Natural coconut oil solidifies in cooler temperatures, place in a bowl of warm water to liquefy.

 

  • kokolokahi SERENITY (Rosewood, Bergamot, Lavender Alpine)

A blend of refreshing yet serene aromas to rejuvenate the body and harmonise the mind.  Rosewood, Lavender Alpine and Bergamot work in synergy to soothe the mind, melt away tension and rebalance the body, whilst the luxurious blend of Coconut, Argan and Shea Oil work together to leave the skin hydrated and conditioned.

 

  • kokolokahi HARMONY (Juniper, Neroli, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang)

A medley of beautiful aromas to enrich your soul and uplift your mood by purifying the body and evoking feelings of happiness and joy. The uplifting properties of Juniper, Jasmine and Neroli work in synergy with the relaxing properties of Ylang Ylang instilling an emotional balance to improve sleep, renew energy of the soul and harmonise the body and mind, whilst the luxurious blend of Coconut, Argan and Shea Oil work together to leave the skin hydrated and conditioned

 

Q: What is the super blend base of kokolokahi oil?

The luxurious blend of Coconut, Shea and Argan Oil work together in synergy to leave the skin hydrated and conditioned.   A rich blend that offers the benefits of each oil whilst working together to provide a multitude of beauty and health benefits.

 

Q: What are the benefits and properties of each individual oil?

Virgin Coconut Oil is a widely used oil due to its benefits for the hair and the skin.   When applied on the face or skin, coconut oil works as an all-natural moisturiser that replenishes the skin’s natural oils.  It can act as a soothing balm, minimizing outbreaks and irritation.   As the name suggests, it is derived from coconuts and thus has a similar aroma.   It is solid at room temperature and melts on skin contact leaving a soft, non-greasy finish when used as an emollient.

Argan Oil is extracted from the kernels of the argan tree, native to Morroco.   Argan oil moisturises the skin and the hair, keeping them healthy.   It absorbs easily and is non-greasy and non-irritating which makes it a great natural moisturiser.  It has a golden colour and a light texture.

Shea Oil is extracted from the seeds of the fruit of the Shea (Karite) tree and is good for the skin and the hair.  Its aroma is slightly nutty.

 

Q: Where are the kokolokahi Bath and Body Oils produced?

They are produced in the UK.

 

Q: Is the product completely natural or organic?

The kokolokahi range is pure and natural, however, only kokolokahi BALANCE is organic.  All of the oils are Vegan friendly.

 

Q: Are the kokolokahi Bath and Body Oils safe to use on the face?

Yes, but please use with caution around the eye area.

 

Q: Do the kokolokahi Bath and Body Oils contain any parabens?

No.  All of our products are free from parabens, petrochemicals and sulphates.

 

Q: Have animals been used in the testing of the products?

All of our products are not tested on animals and are cruelty free.

 

Q: Are the kokolokahi Bath and Body Oils safe to use if pregnant?

The kokolokahi range has been created to ensure that there is something for everyone.  Our enriching kokolokahi BALANCE oil will keep you feeling your best throughout your pregnancy and beyond. The perfect ORGANIC, NATURAL & PURE product to treat your body to the pampering it deserves while leaving it feeling silky smooth, nourished and conditioned.

 

Q: How long does a kokolokahi treatment take?

We offer a 30, 60 or 90 minute treatment.

 

Q: Where can I receive a kokolokahi treatment?

We have over 2,000 LAVA SHELL & Molten Lava Stone salons and spas across the UK & Ireland.  Those already offering LAVA SHELLS will automatically use the kokolokahi oil in treatments. We also have 50 key accounts that have opened this month to offer kokolokahi bespoke massages.

 

Q: What sizes do the retail products come in?

Each kokolokahi oil is available in a 200ml beautifully presented recycled, coloured glass bottle or a stylish aluminum container.

 

Q: How are the products packaged?

200ml kokolokahi oils come in beautiful bags making the oils a sumptuously scented treat for someone special.

 

Q: How much are the 200ml kokolokahi bath and body oils?

RRP £35.50 for all kokolokahi oils except kokolokahi BALANCE which is £28.50.

 

Q: How do we use the kokolokahi Bath and Body Oils at home?

For a home spa experience, massage the oil onto your skin, hair and nails for a sumptuously scented and nourishing treat.  Perfect to use as a luxurious bath oil at any time of the day, pour a small amount into your bath immediately before stepping in or apply directly to the body before showering.  After bathing pour a small amount into the palm of your hand and apply to the whole body taking a few minutes to massage the oil into your skin.  Concentrate on dryer areas (knees, elbows and heels) to nourish your skin and refresh your mind.

For a weekly treat, massage a small amount into your hair.  Cover with a warm towel and relax for 15 minutes, shampoo and rinse.