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  • ISPA’s Dedicated Contributor Award Recognizes Industry Leader John Gray | International Spa Association
    Design will be honored as the recipient of the 2012 International SPA Association Dedicated Contributor Award during the 22nd annual ISPA Conference Expo Oct 15 17 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee Fla Gray served as president and CEO of Glen Ivy Hot Springs near Corona Calif for more than 30 years The ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award is given to an active ISPA member who has contributed significantly to the growth of the association The recipient will have demonstrated leadership and commitment to ISPA and has extensively assisted in the promotion of the association as well as its mission and vision John has been committed to the association for many years and served the membership through his service on the board It is an honor to be able to recognize him on his many years of dedication said ISPA President Lynne McNees Gray s vision and dedication grew Glen Ivy Hot Springs to four locations and 24 million annual sales In 2007 Gray shifted his focus of attention from the direct leadership of Glen Ivy s operations to business development marketing and consulting He began a partnership with Todd Voelker the architect of Glen Ivy s physical development for the fast growing years to form Voelker Gray Design providing consulting to the hospitality industry in spa development medical spa design architecture resort master planning and interior design Gray stated about the award I know every past recipient and am proud to be acknowledged with them I think especially of such trailblazers as Bernie Burt and Jane Segerberg Gayle Brady the Corbetts and Korpis Those of us who have served the spa industry for three and four decades or more and who have supported ISPA since its early days share a bond of accomplishment and a legacy

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  • ISPA to Recognize Susie Ellis as a Visionary Leader during 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo | International Spa Association
    the globe to strategically discuss the future of the spa and wellness industry each year Susie Ellis has an infectious passion for advancing the spa industry and connecting thought leaders from across the globe to achieve this goal She is a true visionary in every sense of the word said ISPA President Lynne McNees Her dedication to promoting the benefits of living a healthy spa lifestyle continues to change the way people interpret the word spa The ISPA Visionary Award is given each year to someone in the spa industry who has made significant contributions to both the definition and positive movement of health and wellness over the lifetime of their career Ellis began her spa career in California at Golden Door and later became the first spa director of the Greenhouse Spa at Donald Trump s Mar a Lago Club in Palm Beach Fla She has also served on the California Governor s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports chaired by Arnold Schwarzenegger Upon learning of this recognition Ellis said When I received the call that I was to receive the 2012 ISPA Visionary Award I was deeply honored to be among past esteemed recipients that include Deborah Szekely who has been a special mentor to me during the four decades I have been privileged to be part of our incredible industry I am also proud to have been associated with ISPA almost since its inception in 1991 It has truly blossomed into a very important organization recognized around the world and continues to bring a great deal of value to its members This honor makes me reflect on the profound changes in the size and perception of the world of spa that I have witnessed and for which I am proud to have been an advocate maybe even

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  • International SPA Association Names Public Relations Manager | International Spa Association
    Pulse Magazine Current Issue Past Issues Media Kit Careers Contact Member Login Forgot Password Click Here Log in Jul 17 International SPA Association Names Public Relations Manager Tuesday 17 July 2012 International SPA Association Names Public Relations Manager Lexington Ky July 17 2012 Headquartered in Lexington Ky the International SPA Association ISPA has named Allie Hembree as their public relations manager Hembree will work with global media outlets as she promotes the visions and messages of the spa industry Allie s professional experience and get it done attitude are a natural fit for ISPA said ISPA President Lynne McNees We are excited about the possibilities Hembree joins ISPA with a bachelor s degree from Western Kentucky University in broadcast journalism and is currently pursuing her master s degree in business administration from Midway College Hembree comes to ISPA with public relations and television reporting experience I am honored to be a part of such a prestigious group of individuals said Hembree The spa industry is a passion of mine and I am thrilled to now be a part of it I am honored to be a part of such a prestigious group of individuals said Hembree The spa industry is

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  • ISPA Announces Keynote Speaker Line-Up for Annual Conference & Expo | International Spa Association
    Oct 15 17 2012 This year s conference theme of Inspire will resonate with attendees through an exciting line up of notable keynote speakers that will kick off on Monday October 15 with Jim Collins author of the international bestseller Good to Great His most recent book is Great by Choice Uncertainty Chaos and Luck Why Some Thrive Despite Them All coauthored with Morten Hansen It answers the question Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty even chaos and others do not Lisa Ling an award winning journalist and former co host of The View will provide the keynote address on the second day of conference Ling can currently be seen on Our America with Lisa Ling on the Oprah Winfrey Network OWN and as a contributor to ABC News Nightline and National Geographic s Explorer Ling s achievements span the globe and her perspective delves into some of the most challenging thought provoking issues in society today Peter Sheahan founder and CEO of ChangeLabsTM and author of the international bestsellers Fl p and Generation Y will close out the ISPA Conference Expo during the Wednesday October 17 General Session His newest book Making It Happen unpacks his insights on how the best leaders and entrepreneurs execute on their good ideas and turn them into profitable results We are thrilled to have three world class speakers on the ISPA stage this year said ISPA President Lynne McNees The pressures of growing and leading a business in the rapidly changing world we live in today are enormously challenging Each of these incredible speakers can share first hand stories that will educate and inspire our attendees to prosper and thrive in any circumstances New announcements and educational sessions are being added to ISPA s Conference Expo lineup in the coming weeks be

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  • Get him the perfect gift of spa for Valentine's Day | International Spa Association
    a needed time out for the men in your life Whether you re seeking an express treatment or a get away excursion this sampling of offerings from ISPA members will ensure a memorable experience The Palms Aveda Spa http www thepalmshotel com Miami Revitalize Him features a 50 minute elemental Nature Massage Aqua Salt Glow Body Treatment in the HydroCapsule and his choice of Haircut or Feet Therapy for 215 Kingsmill Resort http www kingsmill com Williamsburg VA The Gentleman s Choice offers your choice of a revitalizing facial or personalized back treatment each customized according to skin type Par Excellence Golf Massage treatment will have you feeling like a tour pro as massage therapists address specific muscle groups with a unique blend of hops massage oil Sundara Inn Spa in Wisconsin Dells www sundaraspa com Purely for Men Facial developed just for him begins with exfoliation of the back and shoulders using Sundara s own Sandstone Body Polish followed by a moisturizer Next the face is treated with an invigorating cleanser a massaging mask to tone the skin and finally a soothing moisturizer for 70 Spa Gregorie s http www spagregories com Newport Beach CA Gentleman s Retreat designed especially for male clientele and their unique physical needs this package Includes Eucalyptus Steam Bath Invigorating Hydrotherapy Therapeutic Scalp Massage One Hour Massage of your choice Gentleman s Facial Gentleman s Manicure and Paraffin hand treatment 265 Red Mountain Resort http www redmountainresort com St George Utah Man on the Run Alpha Male Active Body Treatment 80 minutes 160 A potent and stimulating mud treatment to relieve sore muscles Skin Blitzer Complete treatment to hydrate purify and detoxify skin Tightens features and soothes skin irritated by shaving Corbu Spa Salon http www corbuspa com Cambridge MA Refresher Facial an ideal

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  • SmartBrief Partners with International SPA Association | International Spa Association
    and executives time and keep them informed of industry developments by delivering must read news directly to their inboxes SmartBrief is an online media publishing company that gives readers a competitive edge by providing relevant timely and reliable content as efficiently as possible SmartBrief filters thousands of sources daily to create customized e mail publications in partnership with more than 180 trade associations professional societies non profits and companies The most relevant industry news is chosen by SmartBrief s editorial staff and summarized SmartBrief distributes the news via its email newsletters the SmartBrief website and the SmartBrief Android and iPhone apps Lynne McNees president of ISPA said The reaction to ISPA SmartBrief has been overwhelmingly positive and we are thrilled to add SmartBrief to our suite of communication platforms ISPA is dedicated to promoting the value and growth of the spa experience globally Partnering with SmartBrief will advance both ISPA members and the industry as a whole by delivering the latest industry news in a format that is relevant to the digital age we live in today Rick Stamberger CEO of SmartBrief Inc added Working with its partners SmartBrief provides a valued communications and information service for industry professionals Through our partnership with ISPA SmartBrief staff will be committed to providing the spa industry with the latest news and trends through our daily email newsletter To subscribe to ISPA SmartBrief and stay on top of the most relevant news affecting the spa industry please visit http www SmartBrief com ispa If you are interested in learning how a partnership with SmartBrief can benefit your organization visit http corp SmartBrief com services or email partnerwithSB smartbrief com to learn more About the International SPA Association ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry Founded

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  • Breast Surgery Patients Report Benefits of Massage Therapy as Part of Recovery Process | International Spa Association
    routine The Ruth Stricker Spa and Wellness Award is given to stimulate research into the ways that spa can meet current healthcare needs promote wellness and enhance quality of life Thomley s research initiative evaluated the effect of massage therapy on breast surgery patient s level of pain anxiety and tension after surgery Patients were offered massage a day after their surgery and were surveyed on the effectiveness of the treatment How effective was massage therapy in providing Stress Relief 76 Very Effective Relaxation 82 Very Effective Pain Relief 64 Very Effective and 31 Somewhat Effective General Feeling of Wellness 82 Very Effective Patients also had the opportunity to respond in the comments section of the study The comments revealed the following My pain was reduced by my massage it helped more so than that of my pain medications This is a wonderful hands on therapy that benefits the patient emotionally and physically This is an excellent complement to the standard health care provided by the doctors and nurses Thomley said This research has confirmed what we expected massage to show We know massage and other high touch integrative therapies have the ability to transform patients perceptions of the care they receive during their hospital stay It is important to continue to study the effects of these therapies and patients willingness to pay as we continue to educate healthcare providers and insurance plan providers on the benefits and ability to impact recovery Thomley and Dr Brent Bauer the director of the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program at the Mayo Clinic presented her research findings during the 2011 ISPA Conference Expo in a presentation focusing on the science behind massage During the next phase of the study Thomley will evaluate how aromatherapy take home kits and pre loaded MP3 players with

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  • ISPA Nominations Committee Selects Industry Leaders to Give Back to the Spa Community | International Spa Association
    February 13 2012 Members will have 30 days to complete the application before the interview process led by the Nominations Committee begins The committee made up of current and past ISPA Board members evaluates the needs of the ISPA Board of Directors to determine who is best suited for board service The 2012 Nominations Committee will be co chaired by Sharilyn Abbajay vice president global spa and retail operations Marriott International and Frank Pitsikalis founder and CEO ResortSuite Abbajay noted Board service is important because it allows you to collaborate with a diverse group of industry leaders that share the same interest commitment and values You re able to serve the greater global spa community and make a difference Pitsikalis added I feel it is so vitally important to get actively involved and contribute to our industry Serving on the ISPA Board and working side by side with the leaders in our industry is extremely rewarding It provides an opportunity to amplify the voice of our members and serve our industry with the best research education and networking opportunities for shared success Other members of the committee include Cathy Cluff president and CEO Oaks at Ojai Jean Kolb director of wellness business Kohler Co Jim Root president and CEO Glen Ivy Hot Springs Jane Segerberg president Segerberg Spa Consulting LLC and Deborah Waldvogel director of spa development and operations Sedona Resorts One third of the ISPA Board rotates off the board every year There is no set number of board members that have to be added annually but the ISPA Board consists of at least 12 and no more than 22 members Once the 2012 candidates are selected by the Nominations Committee the ISPA membership will vote on the entire slate of candidates in July Board members are selected to

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