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A kīpuka is an area of land surrounded by one or more younger lava flows. A kīpuka forms when lava flows on either side of a hill, ridge, or older lava dome as it moves downslope or spreads from its source.

Older and more weathered than their surroundings, kīpukas often appear to be like islands within a sea of lava flows. They are often covered with soil and late ecological successional vegetation that provide visual contrast as well as habitat for animals in an otherwise inhospitable environment.

Etymology

Kīpuka, along with ʻaʻā and pāhoehoe, are Hawaiian words related to volcanology that have entered the lexicon of geology. Some have used the word informally as applying to any place where biological life endures the encroachment of civilization, an "island of life."

 

Join us at Kipuka Spa, your oasis of hope and renewal. A totally new way to relax and rejuvenate. Conveniently located in Downtown Honolulu with validated parking. We encourage you to take time for yourself and allow 90 minutes for your treatment.

All massages are 60 minutes long with our trained, licensed massage therapists and you can choose to enhance your massage with a coconut oil head massage, peppermint foot scrub or 15 minutes in the steam room with eucalyptus or lavender oil. We even offer a full service Head to Toe / Toe to Head Massage where you can indulge and enjoy all that the spa has to offer.

Enjoy a complimentary rejuvenating or calming drink from our juice bar before and after your treatment. We offer exclusive Malin+Goetz beauty products for your use and for your purchase.