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  • ISPA Foundation Scholarship Application Opens | International Spa Association
    dreams Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Mary Tabacchi Scholarship This award now in its seventh year has fostered the growth of future leaders said ISPA President Lynne McNees ISPA trusts this scholarship will continue to encourage and inspire those joining the spa profession The scholarship was created in 2006 and named in honor of Mary Tabacchi Ph D RD Associate Professor Hospitality Facilities and Operations at Cornell University Dr Tabacchi is a beloved spa industry veteran and pioneer in spa education This is one of the best awards that ISPA gives as it is a promise for the future of the spa industry said Tabacchi The more we put into the future through eager young hardworking students the greater the chance that our industry will remain healthy through growth and innovation The scholarship will be awarded to a junior senior or graduate student enrolled full time in a bachelor s or master s program The recipient will receive 5 000 USD to offset their education expenses a complimentary registration travel stipend and hotel accommodations to attend the 2014 ISPA Conference Expo a one year ISPA student membership and will be assigned a one year mentor to

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  • ISPA Presents Jim Root with Dedicated Contributor Award | International Spa Association
    cheerleader for the spa industry Every step of the way he has leant his supportive and motivating attitude to ISPA said ISPA President Lynne McNees I can t imagine what the spa industry would have been without his dedication and commitment Root is the chief executive officer and president of Glen Ivy Hot Springs a 154 year old spa and hospitality management company Glen Ivy welcomes some 200 000 guests per year with a team of 300 employees between its two locations in Corona and Brea California Jim s positive attitude is contagious He has always been an example of positivity to me as I navigated leadership roles within the association said Michael Tompkins ISPA Chairman It is an honor to be able to present such a well deserving award to someone as dedicated as Jim Root With a 37 year career in spa and hospitality management Root is a past chairman of ISPA Within the industry he has been acknowledged for his team building skills stewarding organizational and operational change and crafting memorable and life changing experiences for spa guests First and foremost I ve always been a member that got engaged and who has stayed connected throughout my

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  • ISPA Presents Jane Iredale with Visionary Award | International Spa Association
    been a supporter and leader of the spa industry since day one said ISPA President Lynne McNees She has made great strides in reaching women of all ages and nationalities and working to improve their self confidence Iredale is the founder president and CEO of Iredale Mineral Cosmetics Ltd manufacturer of jane iredale THE SKIN CARE MAKEUP She was the first to supply the aesthetic industry with a full line of makeup that was good for the skin and the first to see the potential of offering physicians a makeup that could be used to enhance their patients experience after procedures The opportunity to personally call Jane to tell her she was this year s recipient was such a special moment said ISPA Chairman Michael Tompkins She is beyond deserving of this honor With a background in film theatre and television Iredale witnessed the negative effects that makeup had on models and actresses This experience inspired her to develop a makeup line that could contribute to the lives of women by aiding the health of their skin Since the launch in 1994 Iredale Mineral Cosmetics now exports its products into 46 international markets and has remained true to its original

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  • ISPA Finds Spa-Goer Population Surprise | International Spa Association
    U S and are identifiable by several traits and tastes that set them apart from the average American male population The number one reason both men and women visit a spa worldwide is to learn how to manage their stress Men and women may deal with stress in different ways but surprisingly they both find spas as an outlet says ISPA President Lynne McNees As a global society we are experiencing more stress than ever before and seeking alternative ways to cope Visiting a spa gives you permission to pause The report found that the average male spa goer is between 25 and 44 years old earns over 50 000 dollars and is employed at a management level or above Due to the likelihood of his higher level of work responsibility the average male spa goer also reports higher levels of stress The highest proportion of these spa going men is found in the southwest region of the United States The male s most frequent retail purchases are shaving products vitamins and supplements and sun care products While average American men are most likely to purchase these items at a supermarket or grocery store the spa going man generally purchases

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  • A Winning Team: ISPA Members Feature Treatments for Athletes | International Spa Association
    application of Arnica cream Grand Velas Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen Mexico offers the Nik Te Ha Aquatic Massage an underwater massage that relaxes the muscles and increases flexibility to heal chronic fatigue and stress Heavenly Spa at the Westin Beach Resort Spa in Fort Lauderdale Fla offers the Cold Stone De stress Massage a fusion of massage techniques involving cold stones and a unique blend of essential oils that reduces swelling inflammation and soreness Mii amo in Sedona Ariz offers the Seven Canyons Champion a triple treatment of hydrotherapy full body massage and reflexology session designed to restore balance calm and soothe the muscles and release muscle tension and pain Rancho La Puerta in San Diego Calif offers the WATSU a therapeutic aquatic healing technique that moves the body fluidly through warm water to promote a state of relaxation in the muscles and nervous system Sahra Spa Hammam at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas Nev offers the Tension Relief Bath a scrub and soak with an option of moisturizing or massage that calms and restores the body with a fusion of aromatherapy oils that target sore muscles and tight joints Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale Ariz offers the Tao of Golf a treatment designed to address areas specific to the golf swing that uses a variety of techniques to stretch and release tight muscles Guests also receive a complementary sleeve of Sanctuary golf balls Sense A Rosewood Spa at CordeValle in San Martin Calif offers the Grape Seed and Cherry Bark Scrub a vinotherapy exfoliation that smoothens and nourishes the skin easing cardiovascular conditions and improving circulation Sense Spa at Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver British Columbia offers the Deep Relief Massage a deep tissue massage that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to promote relief and relaxation lowering both heart rate and blood pressure SenSpa in San Francisco Calif offers the Therapeutic Deep Tissue a massage focusing on muscles located below the surface muscles to relieve long held chronic muscle tension and break adhesions in connective tissue Silverado Resort Spa in Napa Calif offers the Silverado Golf Ball Massage a treatment that uses a golf ball to apply massage pressure allowing for a deeper therapy combined with passive and active stretching techniques to relieve muscle tension and increase joint flexibility Skin Sense in Raleigh N C offers a double treatment the Sugar and Salt Scrub Massage with Deep Tissue Massage and Hydrotherapy Bath before the athletic event to soften tissue and loosen muscles and the Cold Stone Swedish Massage Muscle Soothing Arnica Massage and Wrap and Tepid Hydrotherapy Bath for after the athletic event to reduce inflammation and muscle soreness SoHo Sanctuary in New York N Y offers the Sports Massage a treatment that focuses on a specific area or muscle to relieve chronic pain or restricted range of motion due to sports related injuries Spa at Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley Calif offers the Thai Massage an ancient

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  • A Winning Team: ISPA Members Feature Treatments for Athletes | International Spa Association
    application of Arnica cream Grand Velas Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen Mexico offers the Nik Te Ha Aquatic Massage an underwater massage that relaxes the muscles and increases flexibility to heal chronic fatigue and stress Heavenly Spa at the Westin Beach Resort Spa in Fort Lauderdale Fla offers the Cold Stone De stress Massage a fusion of massage techniques involving cold stones and a unique blend of essential oils that reduces swelling inflammation and soreness Mii amo in Sedona Ariz offers the Seven Canyons Champion a triple treatment of hydrotherapy full body massage and reflexology session designed to restore balance calm and soothe the muscles and release muscle tension and pain Rancho La Puerta in San Diego Calif offers the WATSU a therapeutic aquatic healing technique that moves the body fluidly through warm water to promote a state of relaxation in the muscles and nervous system Sahra Spa Hammam at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas Nev offers the Tension Relief Bath a scrub and soak with an option of moisturizing or massage that calms and restores the body with a fusion of aromatherapy oils that target sore muscles and tight joints Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale Ariz offers the Tao of Golf a treatment designed to address areas specific to the golf swing that uses a variety of techniques to stretch and release tight muscles Guests also receive a complementary sleeve of Sanctuary golf balls Sense A Rosewood Spa at CordeValle in San Martin Calif offers the Grape Seed and Cherry Bark Scrub a vinotherapy exfoliation that smoothens and nourishes the skin easing cardiovascular conditions and improving circulation Sense Spa at Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver British Columbia offers the Deep Relief Massage a deep tissue massage that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to promote relief and relaxation lowering both heart rate and blood pressure SenSpa in San Francisco Calif offers the Therapeutic Deep Tissue a massage focusing on muscles located below the surface muscles to relieve long held chronic muscle tension and break adhesions in connective tissue Silverado Resort Spa in Napa Calif offers the Silverado Golf Ball Massage a treatment that uses a golf ball to apply massage pressure allowing for a deeper therapy combined with passive and active stretching techniques to relieve muscle tension and increase joint flexibility Skin Sense in Raleigh N C offers a double treatment the Sugar and Salt Scrub Massage with Deep Tissue Massage and Hydrotherapy Bath before the athletic event to soften tissue and loosen muscles and the Cold Stone Swedish Massage Muscle Soothing Arnica Massage and Wrap and Tepid Hydrotherapy Bath for after the athletic event to reduce inflammation and muscle soreness SoHo Sanctuary in New York N Y offers the Sports Massage a treatment that focuses on a specific area or muscle to relieve chronic pain or restricted range of motion due to sports related injuries Spa at Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley Calif offers the Thai Massage an ancient

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  • The International SPA Association Names 2014 Board of Directors and Officers | International Spa Association
    their work promotes the association and the spa industry said ISPA President Lynne McNees Having new energy and passion join the team is always a great opportunity for a fresh perspective Each person was elected by the ISPA membership following an extensive nomination and interview process ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry In addition to the new members the 2014 ISPA board will be led by elected chairman Michael Tompkins chief executive officer of Miraval Resort and Spa in Tucson Ariz I am honored to serve as ISPA Chairman representing our association members and dedicated board It s a pleasure to work with an association consistently seen as the leader in the spa industry said Tompkins Executive Committee Michael Tompkins chairman chief executive officer of Miraval Resort and Spa Todd Walter secretary treasurer chief executive officer of Red Door Spas Immediate past chairman Ella Stimpson executive director of spa operations for Wynn and Encore Las Vegas will serve as interim vice chairman Frank Pitsikalis founder and chief executive officer of ResortSuite Newly Elected ISPA Board Members Noel Asmar president and chief executive officer of Noel Asmar Uniforms Inc Ben Campsey director of finance for Umstead Hotel Spa Blake Feeney director of spa and salon operations for Red Rock Casino Resort Spa Julie Oliff spa director for Remede Spa at the St Regis Aspen Resort Todd Shaw director of fitness tennis and spa for Las Campanas Spa Tennis Center Also returning to the board is Todd Hewitt senior spa director for Four Seasons Toronto and Jeff Kohl founder of Spa Club Ideations serving on the board as chairman of the International SPA Association Foundation As we are excited about our new members we also would like to thank our retiring board members

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  • The 2013 ISPA Conference & Expo by the Numbers | International Spa Association
    Expo at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Nev USA The annual gathering is the spa industry s premier event featuring a lineup of well known and respected speakers and an expo floor highlighting the latest spa products and treatments Spa professionals realize that making an investment in the ISPA Conference Expo is making an investment in the future success of their business says ISPA President Lynne McNees Attendees made business connections discovered the offerings at the ISPA Expo and heard from top rated speakers all in one place This year s theme Grow resonated with ISPA attendees as they are challenged to cultivate their business and soul and to grow the mind body and spirit Attendees connected with each other gain insight into the latest spa innovations explore new business tactics and grow as a spa community Here are a few interesting facts and figures about the Conference 4 days 18 professional development sessions 32 speakers 33 hours of education 37 countries represented 50 new product launches 220 ISPA Conference exhibitors and sponsors 288 items at the ISPA Foundation Auction 400 Instagram pictures taken 1 000 trees planted in India as part of ISPA s commitment to giving back 1 300 tweets about the ISPA Conference 2 430 attendees 11 687 ISPA Twitter followers In addition three awards were given out during the ISPA Conference Expo Blake Mycoskie founder and chief shoe giver of TOMS was honored at the General Session on Monday October 21 as the recipient of the 2013 International SPA Association Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award Mycoskie also gave the Opening General Session keynote address Mary Bemis co founder of American Spa Magazine was honored at the General Session on Tuesday October 22 as the recipient of the 2013 International SPA Association Dedicated Contributor

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