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Welcome to Garden Island Wellness
We're in the business of helping you feel your best.
Relax. Rejuvenate. Recover. Repeat.
Start in the infrared sauna working up a deep detox and sweat, then plunge into the cold tub for the ultimate reset.
Experience the power of Sauna and Cold Plunge!
With the help of contrast therapy, we provide a healing environment that can help you relieve muscle and joint pain, improve athletic performance, recover from injury, reduce stress levels, and so much more.
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Contrast Therapy

benefits

Alternate between hot and cold temperatures to dilate and constrict the blood vessels, helping to stimulate the lymphatic system. The heat from the sauna helps to relax the muscles and reduce chronic inflammation, while cold exposure can help to alleviate acute inflammation in the body.

Contrast therapy helps to stimulate blood flow, as well as the lymphatic system, allowing for increased circulation in the body and removal of waste products. When exposed to extreme heat, heat shock proteins are produced, helping to boost immune response and cellular repair.

Raise your heart rate by putting the body in a cardio-fat burning state. The body needs to work harder to maintain a stable internal temperature, increasing overall caloric burn. By promoting blood circulation and activating thermoregulatory responses, there is an increase in absorption, allowing more oxygen flow and promoting the body’s natural healing process. 

Help to improve recovery by reducing inflammation, easing sore muscles, and increasing metabolism through heat and cold exposure.

Provide the brain with an environment that is supportive to creative thinking with the sensory stress-reducing benefits of cold plunge and sauna therapy. This allows you to focus, clear your mind, think critically, and increase problem-solving abilities.

Reduce stress, anxiety, and pain, while improving self-awareness and overall wellbeing. Use contrast therapy to put your body and mind into a relaxed state, bringing all around calmness and clarity to the mind and body.

Contrast Therapy

what we offer

30 min express Contrast

A quick 30 minute contrast therapy session to give the body what it needs! Perfect if you're on the go and want to fit some time in your day to recover.

45 min standard Contrast

Our most popular option! Recommended for most individuals, especially if it's your first time in the studio. 45 minutes is the right amount of time to get the full benefits from the sauna and cold plunge.

60 min extended contrast

Treat yourself to a longer contrast therapy session! Spend extra time in the sauna and cold plunge, give yourself the opportunity to do multiple rotations through both.

Recommended usage for Sauna/cold PLUNGE

our studio

We like to think of our vibe as a zen den. With as many plants as we can fit in the space, dim lighting, and essential oils diffused throughout, we try to create a meditative feel for you to enjoy. We now have 2 top of the line infrared saunas for you to sweat in, as well as our icy cold plunge for the ultimate contrast therapy experience. Our studio has a full restroom, as well as a private shower for you to access. We also provide a filtered water fill up station to keep you hydrated, in addition to towel service with each sauna or plunge session.

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Meet the Founders

Our story

Aloha, we’re Kins and Lou! A couple in love and in business, we started Garden Island Wellness with the intention of healing, inspiring, and encouraging others to live happier, healthier lives.

It wasn’t until we experienced contrast therapy ourselves, that we understood the positive domino effect it could have on our every day. When you start to feel better physically, your mind and body start to change. You start to sleep better, think clearer, stress less, eat healthier… the benefits are endless! 

We believe through the use of infrared sauna combined with cold water exposure, you can optimize your overall health, your wellbeing, and your state of mind.

Clients

Testimonials

    Daniel

    Closest to a bath house experience on the island, this gem is the perfect oasis to zen out before or after a flight, workout, or to elevate the island lifestyle. The owners clearly put their heart into the operation, and they offer breathwork coaching for the cold plunge. Whether or not you’ve done a cold plunge before, this is the perfect spot to upgrade your body and mind.

      Nicolette Aguinaldo

      This place is amazing! The owners passion for health and self care is contagious and they treat you like royalty. Everything is so well thought out and intentional to bring the best forward. I took my husband here for a sauna and ice bath day date and left feeling amazing! This is a full on experience that follows with you long after youve left their studio. Highly recommend making this part of your life! Thanks Kinsey and Lou!!

        Jess S.

        Big thank you to Kinsey and Lou, such an amazing experience. Infrared sauna felt awesome, just sweating out all the toxins! I loved how we could change the light colors in the sauna. It was my first time doing an ice bath, I was nervous at first but Kinsey made it comfortable; she went over breathing with me during the time, and I stayed in for 3 minutes, didn’t know I’d last that long! Definitely recommending to my friends. Can’t wait to come back!

          Samantha Brinkman

          We had an INCREDIBLE experience with the infrared sauna and cold plunge combo! Lou was so welcoming, down to earth, and super knowledgeable. He even guided us through different breathing mechanisms and gave us resources for afterwards. We learned a lot and felt like a million bucks after! I’d give this place 10 stars if I could.

            Domnick Yin

            I can't speak highly enough of this establishment. The owners, Kinsey and Lou, were genuinely committed to making my experience in the infrared sauna and ice bath nothing less than unforgettable. Their energy and passion for what they do was refreshing, and it's clear that they are first and foremost dedicated to helping their clients take in the fullest benefits of their wellness program.

              Gracie Courtney

              This place has been such a blessing. I always leave feeling refreshed. Lou has been so helpful and explains everything. It’s a very relaxing and comfortable serene environment. Highly recommend to anyone in need of healing!

                Brady Coffey

                What an absolutely amazing experience we had at Garden Island Wellness! This little zen sanctuary is the perfect place to recover and reset. I loved the infrared sauna and it was my first time doing an ice bath. Lou was super knowledgeable and coached me through the breathing techniques when it came time to get in the ice bath. I left feeling like a whole new person! Thank you Lou and Kinsey for putting this amazing space together for the community to enjoy!

                  Sophia Wilson

                  Absolutely LOVE this place!!! If you’re looking for an amazing place for sauna and ice bath this is definitely the place for you!!! Lou and Kinsey are wonderful! They’ll help you with your breath work while you’re in the ice bath. Guide you through the process and benefits. I cannot say enough about the experience!!

                    Molly Khana

                    I had the absolute BEST experience at Garden Island Wellness! Lou was amazing and so passionate about explaining the benefits of breathwork, expelling toxins from the body, overall wellness, and how to benefit from the sauna+cold plunge most efficiently. I felt very comfortable at their studio and walked away feeling so energized and confident in myself! If you are in Kauai and have always wanted to try this combo or just want to make this a regular practice, I can’t recommend these guys enough! 🙂

                    Relax. Rejuvenate. Recover. Repeat.

                    Experience the power of Sauna and COld PLunge!

                    Welcome to Garden Island Wellness, a bio-hacking health spa on the east side of Kauai. We’re in the business of helping you feel your best. 

                    With the help of contrast therapy, we provide a healing environment that can help you relieve muscle and joint pain, improve athletic performance, recover from injury, reduce stress levels, and so much more. 

                    Start in the infrared sauna working up a deep detox and sweat, then plunge into the cold tub for the ultimate reset.

                    Stop by the studio and see what we’re about. Our doors are open daily 8am-3pm at our new location in Kapaa.