archive-com.com » COM » E » EXPERIENCEISPA.COM

Total: 334

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • The ISPA Foundation Receives Research Donation from SpaFinder and The Global Spa Summit | International Spa Association
    will shed light on why non spa goers aren t visiting the spa if they ve ever considered visiting a spa and what misconceptions they may have about the spa In a few short years spa and wellness has grown from a cottage industry to a 60 billion plus global market SRI International data embraced by major businesses that are investing in innovative new products and initiatives designed to meet exploding consumer demand said Pete Ellis Chairman and CEO of SpaFinder and Chairman of the Board of the Global Spa Summit The ISPA Foundation is in a unique position to help shepherd this growth with quality original research and we re especially pleased to support its new Consumer Snapshot Initiative which will provide ongoing insight into spa consumer behavior and trends More information regarding the release of the Consumer Snapshot Initiative will be available soon To learn more about ISPA and the ISPA Foundation s groundbreaking library of studies and research tools visit experienceispa com About The Global Spa Summit The Global Spa Summit GSS is an annual event that attracts executives and leaders from around the world with an interest in the spa and wellness industries Delegates from diverse sectors including hospitality tourism finance medicine real estate manufacturing technology consulting product and other related industries attend this intimate invitation only gathering focused on advancing the spa and wellness sectors The Summit has been responsible for some of the most important recent spa industry research including the landmark Global Spa Economy Report and Spas and the Global Wellness Market conducted by SRI International as well as Wellness Tourism and Medical Tourism Where Do Spas Fit The organization recently launched the breakthrough research tool SpaEvidence com the world s first online resource that provides access to the medical evidence existing for

    Original URL path: http://experienceispa.com/ispamedia/news/item/the-ispa-foundation-receives-research-donation-from-spafinder-and-the-global-spa-summit (2016-02-01)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Give the Gift of Relaxation at the Spa This Holiday Season | International Spa Association
    giving treatment options to cover everyone on your list A sampling of ISPA members who are offering special packages for the holidays is included below The Lodge at Woodloch Hawley Pa During the month of December enjoy the Holiday Merri Mint Body Polish to get back your youthful glow The 50 minute treatment begins with a sugar and crushed peppermint exfoliation followed by a peppermint and white chocolate moisturizer You ll also enjoy a cup of gourmet hot cocoa all for 120 Massage Envy various locations If you re feeling the pain of post holiday shopping decorating and cooking then request a customized treatment to focus on your sore shoulders and upper back It s the perfect post holiday treat to help relieve tension and pain Rates begin as low as 39 for an introductory one hour massage session Qua Baths Spas at Caesars Palace Las Vegas Nev The Holiday Toddy Mystic Journey begins with an agave nectar oil application along the spine followed by a bourbon bubbler body scrub A moisturizing application of peppery caramel body milk lotion is applied before being wrapped in a blanket of warm towels The 75 minute treatment also includes a restorative facial to repair cell damage and concludes with a mini scalp treatment all for 300 The Ritz Carlton Lodge Reynolds Plantation Greensboro Ga One treatment you won t want to miss is the 80 minute Long Winter s Nap This hot stone massage uses a blend of essential oils to create a dream like state melting away stress and muscle tension The 195 service concludes with a nap to enhance the repair process The Spa at Norwich Inn Norwich Conn When you purchase a gift card for 250 you ll receive a special gift set with the spa s private label products

    Original URL path: http://experienceispa.com/ispamedia/news/item/give-the-gift-of-relaxation-at-the-spa-this-holiday-season (2016-02-01)
    Open archived version from archive

  • 2011 ISPA Conference & Expo Brings the Spa Community Together | International Spa Association
    Attendees were able to make business connections find the latest products on the sold out Expo floor and hear from top rated speakers all in one place Conference by the numbers The sold out Expo floor featured more than 300 booths representing more than 200 companies and 50 new products The ISPA Foundation Live and Silent Auction raised over 100 000 to benefit the educational initiatives of the Foundation which includes scholarships educational spa resources and research An impressive 2 250 attendees from 38 countries chose from 20 Professional Development Sessions on topics including marketing profitability integrative medicine and more Insights from keynote speakers The daily General Sessions featured insightful keynote speakers including Bert Jacobs chief executive optimist for the Life is good Company Jacobs shared how word of mouth a healthy dose of optimism and investing in the customer experience helped turn his small t shirt business into a 100 million company Along the road to success he has given back through the Life is good Kids Foundation which helps kids overcome life threatening challenges such as violence illness and extreme poverty Best selling author and futurist Faith Popcorn CEO of Faith Popcorn s BrainReserve helped attendees realize that the way to connect with consumers is to be genuine Popcorn encouraged attendees to get on The Ark a place of inspiration transparency and reinvention through a series of five commandments including understanding that consumers are seeking substance over superficiality listening and responding using your power for good embracing their feminine side and embracing change Zappos com CEO and author of the best selling book Delivering Happiness Tony Hsieh helped wrap up the ISPA Conference by providing details on how to create a culture of happiness in the work environment Hsieh emphasized the importance of making your clients happy by providing excellent customer service above all else Attendees were inspired by Hsieh who created one of the best company cultures in the world where employees are encouraged to be weird and give back to their communities The results of a happy workplace are employees who are more productive and thrilled to come to work every day Awards The association honored Angela Cortright founder and owner of Spa Gregorie s with the ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award Cortright s long standing contributions to the industry include dedicated service on the ISPA Marketing Task Force and ISPA Board of Directors as well as being a leader in offering oncology massage programs to breast cancer patients and survivors Bert Jacobs chief executive optimist for the Life is good Company received the ISPA Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award presented by Rancho La Puerta Founder and godmother of spa Deborah Szekely Jacobs work with the Life is good Kid s Foundation Playmakers Initiative helps to provide training resources and support for adults dedicated to caring for underprivileged children so that all involved lead healthier more joyful lives For more on the 2011 ISPA Conference and Expo visit the Conference website The 2012 ISPA Conference and Expo will

    Original URL path: http://experienceispa.com/ispamedia/news/item/2011-ispa-conference-expo-brings-the-spa-community-together (2016-02-01)
    Open archived version from archive

  • The ISPA Foundation Receives Research Donation From Red Door Spas | International Spa Association
    provides insight into spa goer trends but also reveals how non spa goers are behaving The study will shed light on why non spa goers aren t visiting the spa if they ve ever considered visiting a spa and what misconceptions they may have about the spa As the leading North American day spa operator and globally recognized spa brand Red Door Spas is proud to support the ISPA Foundation and their research efforts in advancing the spa industry promoting creativity and innovation within the space and enhancing the spa experience for both professionals and consumers through interactive education and training said Todd Walter CEO of Red Door Spa Holdings We have seen tremendous growth and opportunity in the field and look forward to an active partnership with the ISPA Foundation to help strengthen the industry s professional network and increase awareness about the healing benefits of spa treatments for optimal health and wellness More information regarding the progress of the consumer research will be available during the 2011 ISPA Conference Expo held November 7 9 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Nev ISPA has released groundbreaking studies and research tools since the early 1990s To learn more about ISPA s research and business tools visit experienceispa com About Red Door Spas With its renowned beauty expertise based on the fundamental elements of day spa pioneer Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas operates 31 day and resort spas nationwide Committed to enhancing the lives of its guests through beauty harmony and well being and to providing pioneering techniques quality treatments and advanced services Red Door Spas will continue to expand innovate and remain the leader in the day spa industry for years to come About Red Door Spa Holdings Red Door Spa Holdings is a privately held company backed by North

    Original URL path: http://experienceispa.com/ispamedia/news/item/the-ispa-foundation-receives-research-donation-from-red-door-spas (2016-02-01)
    Open archived version from archive

  • The ISPA Foundation Receives Research Donation From Massage Envy Limited, LLC | International Spa Association
    to understand who today s spa consumer is With help from members like Massage Envy who understand the value of research we can continue to provide essential studies and information to the health and wellness industry The ISPA Foundation will use 5 000 of the donation towards a consumer study to help broaden the base of research available to professionals within the spa industry Data on consumer s thoughts and preferences are key elements for spa s planning out treatment menus and developing new offerings Consumer research not only provides insight into spa goer trends but also reveals how non spa goers are behaving The study will shed light on why non spa goers aren t visiting the spa if they ve ever considered visiting a spa and what misconceptions they may have about the spa The remaining 5 000 will benefit the Dr Howard Murad Research Grant which offers assistance to researchers studying the effects of cultural stress and ways to manage it The grant can be used to research technology overload overworking and lack of purposeful work inadequate nutrition isolation from friends and stress occurring in people of all ages Massage Envy is a champion of several research initiatives including their recent partnership with the Arthritis Foundation CG Funk vice president of Industry Relations and Product Development explains why Massage Envy is so passionate about pioneering new research Published clinical studies showing massage and spa services offer physical and emotional benefits will not only support the continued growth of the spa industry but also reach millions of Americans looking for healthy alternative methods for managing the pain and symptoms of various diseases and conditions Massage Envy is proud to sponsor such research as we believe that knowledge about massage and spa therapies should be available to everyone More

    Original URL path: http://experienceispa.com/ispamedia/news/item/the-ispa-foundation-receives-research-donation-from-massage-envy (2016-02-01)
    Open archived version from archive

  • International SPA Association Releases 2011 U.S. Spa Industry Study | International Spa Association
    the industry during 2010 and the beginning of 2011 In addition to investigating the five major indicators the study takes an in depth look at six other categories affecting the industry Industry Size and Impact of the Recession Many spas remain cautiously optimistic as they continue on the road to recovery As the 4th largest leisure industry the spa industry experienced a pick up in demand with a majority of spas reporting increased visits and revenue Spas were also more likely to hire staff members with an overall two percent increase in employment Online services were employed to help increase revenue Almost all spas 95 percent use their own Web site to motivate consumers Social media is a popular way to promote offerings amongst 81 percent of spas Online reviews and directories were also popular with over 50 percent of spas utilizing them Spa Industry Profile The composition of spa types remained similar to the previous year Day spas comprise a significant majority of establishments 79 percent resort hotel spas comprise the second largest segment 9 percent with medical spas a close third 8 7 percent Other spa types include Club Mineral Springs and Destination spas The Northeast maintains the largest portion of spas with 25 percent while the Southwest region holds 23 percent of spas The vast majority of spas 74 percent are single location operations i e not affiliated with a franchise or corporate headquarters Facilities On average spas have 7 5 treatment rooms In addition to treatment rooms almost all spas contain a retail space 93 percent and 54 percent have a relaxation area A large element of many spas are salon service stations of the 70 percent of spas that have stations manicure and pedicure stations are the most popular at 60 percent respectively Services and Products In 2010 spas received 150 million client visits While massage remains the No 1 treatment received by spa goers skin care services are more readily available at spa locations The study shows that skin care services were the most offered type of service with 94 percent of spas offering them Following skin care massage services were widely offered by 88 percent of spa facilities body services 80 percent salon services 66 percent and complimentary or alternative therapies 30 percent rounded out the top five service offerings Composition of Revenue The four main treatment revenue categories in the spa industry account for 79 percent of total spa revenue and include massage and bodywork skin care treatments hair and nails There were an average of 8 704 treatments and services per spa provided within the four categories Retail accounts for 11 percent of total spa revenues with skin care products accounting for a majority of spending by spa goers People Spas offer a wide variety of packages to help customize the treatment experience Six in 10 spas offer packages to wedding parties while 47 percent have experiences for couples 45 percent have packages specifically for men and pregnancy programs The next

    Original URL path: http://experienceispa.com/ispamedia/news/item/international-spa-association-releases-2011-u-s-spa-industry-study (2016-02-01)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Education is Key at the 2011 ISPA Conference & Expo | International Spa Association
    2 3 30 p m To kick start Conference attendees will be able to select from four sessions Topics include Tracking how technology trends are impacting your business techniques on how to start continue and end both new and damaged relationships understanding and attracting different generations and insights on how to build a bridge from your spa to your local medical community through the power of massage Tuesday November 8 2011 8 9 30 a m The morning session on Tuesday will get the day off to a good start with classes on improving your retail in 20 days how to create and lead a five star caliber service team learning the fundamentals of building a marketing strategy and attracting employees that will help build your business Tuesday November 8 2011 3 30 5 00 p m The afternoon roundup will include speakers dishing out advice on how to control tension in the workplace growing your business through your existing clients cost effective ways to enhance the guest experience and learning the questions you need to ask to be a great manager Wednesday November 9 2011 1 30 3 00 p m The final day of Professional Development Sessions will feature ways to reclaim your business vision in a post recession world how to make networking work for you and ways to build your brand through social media and partnerships Wednesday November 9 2011 3 30 5 00 p m To close out Conference the final group of sessions will focus on inspiring your team to deliver your vision growing your business through social media assessing your business operation and financial condition to grow profits and learning how to manage monitor and motivate your employees A full lineup of speakers educational sessions and Expo exhibitors is available online To register

    Original URL path: http://experienceispa.com/ispamedia/news/item/education-is-key-at-the-2011-ispa-conference-expo (2016-02-01)
    Open archived version from archive

  • The International SPA Association Announces Officers and New Board Members for 2012 | International Spa Association
    s also a great time to be an ISPA Member I m confident that our industry will grow and thrive in the upcoming year as we spread the message of what the spa industry is all about health and wellness Elected members of the 2012 ISPA Board of Directors are as follows ISPA Officers Chairman Ella Stimpson executive director of spas and salons Wynn and Encore Las Vegas Vice Chairman Michael Tompkins president and general manager Miraval Resort and Spa Newly Elected ISPA Board Members Sharilyn Abbajay vice president global spa and retail operations Marriott International Sean Handler Michigan director of spas Solace Spa at Boyne Resorts Frank Pitsikalis founder and CEO ResortSuite Returning ISPA Board Members Dr Brent Bauer director of the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program at the Mayo Clinic ISPA Medical Advisor Dr Kathryn Dundas MD CEO medical director Sublime Wellness Spa Thor Holm director of spa recreation and fitness Hammock Beach Resort Jeff Kohl senior vice president and chief operating officer Red Door Spas ISPA Foundation President Paul Schmidt owner CEO Living Energy Design Philippe Therene founder SpaEquip Robert Vance spa director Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Deborah Waldvogel immediate past chairman ISPA Board of Directors and director of spa development and operations Sedona Resorts W Todd Walter CEO Red Door Spas Elected Officers of the 2011 ISPA Foundation Board of Directors are as follows President Jeff Kohl senior vice president and chief operating officer Red Door Spas Vice President strong Sharilyn Abbajay vice president global spa and retail operations Marriott International Secretary Treasurer Calvin Martin partner Calvin Martin Company PLLC Several members of the ISPA Board of Directors and the ISPA Foundation Board of Directors have completed their terms including Ann Brown spa director Spa Shiki Jesper Hougaard managing director Serena Spa Pvt Ltd ex officio

    Original URL path: http://experienceispa.com/ispamedia/news/item/the-international-spa-association-announces-officers-and-new-board-members-for-2012 (2016-02-01)
    Open archived version from archive