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About

Meet the Founders​

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.

Our Team

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We love what we do and want to share it with you! Learn more about who we are.

Lou Swan

Lou Swan

Owner, Breathwork Enthusiast

Meet Lou, one of the owners of Garden Island Wellness. He takes care of the day to day business at our studio and guides every guest through their sauna and cold plunge experience. He is a big breathwork enthusiast and loves to coach each guest through the challenges of the cold plunge, teaching them different ways to use breath to calm the parasympathetic nervous system and put the body in a relaxed state. Lou is into all the latest bio hacking hype using wellness modalities to help reset the body holistically and get the mind and body into a flow state. He is avid about getting in his own sauna cold plunge ritual. In his free time, Lou loves to listen to podcasts, get creative in the kitchen, discover the newest and coolest spa modalities, and adventure in nature.

Kinsey Swan

Kinsey Swan

Owner, Yoga & Pilates Instructor

Meet Kins, the other owner of Garden Island Wellness and Lou's wife! She takes care of the behind the scenes business at our studio and helps to manage the website, marketing, and run events. Kins is a full time fitness instructor and offers private yoga, sculpt, and pilates sessions to our guests upon request. With over 300 hours of teacher training, Kinsey has grown into a talented teacher over the past 5 years. She teaches vinyasa and restorative yoga, emphasizing in each class the importance of connecting breathwork to body movement. Kins believes tuning in with body and breath collectively helps to bring ease to the mind and muscles. She also teaches yoga sculpt and pilates, focusing on low impact sculpting exercises that provide the perfect combination of stretch with strength.

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! 🙂