The Polynesians have always valued and used the luxurious beauty of nature of their islands.
Whether a philosophy of life or a traditional medical treatment, TAURUMI, the art of massage in Tahiti, is an ancestral custom and a way of living in the country of the tiare. The TAURUMI encompasses the entire being of an individual, including spirituality, energy, language and especially touch. For example, in order to compensate for the stress that takes place during birth, a baby is massaged with a cream made of tiare flowers and coco. The head is remolded, arms and legs stretched and the scalp anointed with monoi. The Polynesian massage goes beyond a simple manual technique, as it is used to relax the physical knots and mental stress in order to permit a better energy circulation. The body and spirit join together to protect superstitions against bad odors and spirits. It is of great importance to have a body odor of monoi and wonderful smelling flowers.
Based on the philosophy of this million-year old tradition, South Pacific Management strives to offer the best overall well-being and relaxation at the Manea Spa. The concept of the Manea Spa is unique to Tahiti because it takes advantage of the natural environment of the island while still embracing the Tahitian holistic care philosophy.