Group of Kauaians gets its wish: They are now their own bosses

Just over a year ago, a small group of massage therapists and estheticians collectively dreamed of a day when they could not only be their own bosses, but have fun in the process.

Several months later, they incorporated into Ka Hui Ho’olu, a full-service spa that brings its services to customers instead of customers coming to the spa.

“We saw a mature market for out-call massage, but a huge opening existed for a full-service spa that will travel to a client’s location,” said Steven Mu, president, and Kailee Mu, vice president.

“So we formed Ka Hui Ho’olu, the first in Hawai’i and one of only a few in the country,” they said. “Our goal is to capture the market by providing high-caliber spa services at affordable prices with our professional and friendly staff.”

The name of the company is a Hawaiian phrase meaning “a group bringing comfort,” and from small, humble origins, the company has grown to include a network of over 20 practitioners with over 100 years of collective experience.

Offering services like massages (including massages for couples), facials, body wraps, manicures, pedicures and fitness classes, the difference Ka Hui Ho’olu brings is that it brings these services to the client’s hotel, condominium, home, office, parties or other gatherings.

The concept of bringing the spa to the customer has been well-received, the partners said.

The staff has over 100 years of combined experience, and also offers aquacise, Pilates and yoga sessions with personal trainers.

Gift certificates are available, and more information and reservations are available by calling 651-3987, e-mailing hoolu@aloha.net, or checking them out at the Seacliff Christmas Fantasy Fair in Kapa’a this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 15.

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