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  • The ISPA Foundation Announces 2010 Recipient of the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship | International Spa Association
    Practices Buyer s Guide Education Resources ISPA Store Member Directory Research Reveal Box SmartBrief Spa Goers Webinars Media Media Events Media Leads Press Releases Resources Pulse Magazine Current Issue Past Issues Media Kit Careers Contact Member Login Forgot Password Click Here Log in Sep 10 The ISPA Foundation Announces 2010 Recipient of the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship Friday 10 September 2010 International SPA Association 2365 Harrodsburg Road Suite A325 Lexington KY

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  • The International SPA Association Announces Officers and New Board Members for 2011 | International Spa Association
    Waldvogel As we embark on the next 20 years of development in the global spa industry ISPA s members will continue to lead the way Elected members of the 2011 ISPA Board of Directors are as follows ISPA Officers Chairman Deborah Waldvogel director of spa development and operations Sedona Resorts Vice Chairman Jennifer Wayland Smith spa director Golden Door Spa at The Boulders Secretary Treasurer Ella Stimpson spa director Encore Spa at Wynn Las Vegas re elected for a second term Newly Elected ISPA Board Members Thor Holm director of spa recreation and fitness Hammock Beach Resort re elected for a second term Philippe Therene founder SpaEquip Michael Tompkins general manager Miraval Life in Balance Robert Vance spa director Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain W Todd Walter CEO Red Door Spas Returning ISPA Board Members Dr Brent Bauer director of the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program at the Mayo Clinic ISPA Medical Advisor Ann Brown spa director Spa Shiki Dr Kathryn Dundas MD CEO medical director Sublime Energy Medical Spa Andrew Gibson group director of spa Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Jesper Hougaard managing director Serena Spa Pvt Ltd ex officio member Jaime Huffman MPH executive spa director The Grove Park Inn Resort Spa Jeff Kohl national vertical accounts manager Precor Inc ISPA Foundation President Frank Pitsikalis president ResortSuite Paul Schmidt owner CEO Living Energy Design Elected Officers of the 2011 ISPA Foundation Board of Directors are as follows President Jeff Kohl national vertical accounts manager Precor Inc Vice President Cathy Cluff president and CEO Oaks at Ojai Secretary Sharilyn Abbajay vice president global spa and retail operations Marriott International 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 Sharilyn Abbajay vice president

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  • 16th Annual ISPA Media Event Introduces New Trends | International Spa Association
    pressure point chart of the hand Releasing pressure points assists in increased circulation and relaxation Bring the outside in Elements of nature were popular in several treatments featured at the event Aspira The Spa located in Elkhart Lake WI incorporated wild chamomile an herb indeginous to the area in a mask used to help relieve tired legs and feet Lake Austin Spa in Austin TX used recycled bamboo trunks crafted especially for their Warm Bamboo Massage The bamboo covers large areas of the body and is ideal for relaxing the neck shoulders and back Customization Spas are catering to their guests every need The Grove Park Inn Resort Spa located in Asheville NC showcased a treatment that allows you to choose from a mountain water sky or heaven themed offering all designed to help melt muscle tension and reduce stress The Montage Resort and Spa located in Laguna Beach CA introduced a new series of seasonal organic body wraps for winter spring summer and fall After determining which season is best suited to you a personalized hand treatment helps you relax The Spa at Trump in New York NY tailors every treatment while stimulating each of the five senses with their personal Intention Journey You select everything from the music to the tea service Giving back The spa industry is known for its healing benefits and generous spirit Mandarin Oriental Spas in New York Boston Washington D C Miami Las Vegas and Bermuda are giving back during October s Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the Spa for a Year program Purchase a raffle token the proceeds of which go to Evelyn Lauder s Breast Cancer Research Foundation and at the end of the month one person in each city will receive a signature spa treatment every month for a year

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  • ISPA Releases U.S. Spa Industry “Big 5” Statistics | International Spa Association
    Big 5 key statistics including revenue spa visits locations total employees and square footage These numbers illustrate that the great recession has left virtually no industry untouched said Colin McIlheney Global Research Director at PwC After many years of very rapid growth all five of the key measurement statistics for the spa industry show a decline after 2008 However many in the industry who took part in the ISPA survey report that they have been proactive in taking measures to combat the impact of the recession Respondents are indeed cautiously optimistic about the future while also recognizing there are still challenges to face 2008 Year End 2009 Year End Percent Change Revenue 12 8 billion 12 3 billion 4 3 Spa Visits 160 million 143 million 10 2 Locations 21 300 20 600 3 2 2009 March 2010 May Percent Change Total Employees 340 600 332 000 2 5 Full time 158 200 138 100 12 7 Part time 112 300 137 200 22 2 Contract 70 100 56 800 19 0 Square Footage 81 million square feet 76 million square feet 5 2 The spa industry has weathered the storm and we trust spas will continue to rely on ISPA as their anchor said ISPA President Lynne McNees The association is effectively educating consumers that in highly stressful times like a recession managing stress is critical to living a healthy spa lifestyle Responses indicate that flexibility helped spas stave off some of the recession s impact Reshaping the workforce was cited as one of the most highly utilized methods for battling the recession Other methods for managing the recession include re engineering spa menus to include shorter and less expensive treatment options offering incentives and forming partnerships with local businesses The full 2010 U S Spa Industry Study will

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  • ISPA Prepares to Celebrate During 20th Anniversary Conference & Expo | International Spa Association
    the spa business Peter Yesawich chairman and CEO of Ypartnership a marketing advertising and public relations agency will moderate the panel comprised of fitness industry expert Paul Byrne CEO Precor and hotel industry expert Roger Helms CEO HelmsBriscoe Keynote speakers include Monday Eric Saperston founder and president of Journey Productions Inc who leads a company that believes you need To bring people together through entertaining stories of wisdom humor and inspiration Musical guest Edwin McCain will accompany Saperston on stage Tuesday Doc Hendley founder and president of Wine to Water and one of CNN s Top 10 2009 Heroes has secured clean water for people all over the world He lives the mantra it s better to give than to receive Wednesday Marcus Buckingham a four time best selling author and Oprah contributor will address finding and applying your strengths to reach maximum success His latest book Go Put Your Strengths To Work is complimentary for the first 300 Conference registrants This year four outstanding individuals will be honored Doc Hendley will receive the 2010 ISPA Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award Hendley s dedication and contribution to thousands of people around the world is demonstrated by his commitment to providing people with clean drinking water His foundation aims to help one billion people by turning donations from wine events into money for water Deborah Szekely founder and creative director of Rancho La Puerta and The Golden Door will receive the 2010 ISPA Visionary Award Szekely has been a pioneer in the spa industry for decades Deborah s current focus is educating the future generation on how to live the spa lifestyle Szekely says I want them schoolchildren in the fifth grade to have a semester of learning through math and science and gardening about the basics of what it takes for

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  • ISPA to recognize John and Karen Korpi as Dedicated Contributors | International Spa Association
    as well as its mission and vision Upon learning of this recognition the Korpis said Over the past twenty years of involvement with ISPA our lives have been enriched with wonderful memories and lifelong friendships We have been blessed that our professional circumstances have allowed us to devote significant time and energy to the advancement of the Association and Spa Industry We are profoundly grateful for the thousands of volunteer hours contributed by other ISPA members and humbly accept on behalf of the collective efforts of everyone who has helped advance the mission of advancing the prosperity of all spas and the professional growth of spa professionals Their passion for spa began long before ISPA John a Minnesota native moved from the hotel industry to the spa world when he joined Buena Vista Hospitality Group managing properties including French Lick Spring Resort and PGA National Korpi then formed SpaQuest International which dealt with executive recruiting for spas Throughout that time he served as Chairman for the ISPA Board of Directors and the ISPA Foundation Board as well as leading several ISPA Task Forces Karen a California girl jumped into the hospitality industry at the age of 11 working for her family s hotel outside Yosemite National Park Her professional career started in the Insurance industry and then she became Director of Human Resources for the Claremont Resort and Spa in Berkeley Hills CA When the resort opened its highly regarded spa she became the spa s Director for 10 years In 1999 Karen was elected Vice President of Spas for Ritz Carlton Hotel Corporation She is responsible for developing and opening more than 50 spas around the world The Korpis passion and dedication to the spa industry and ISPA has impacted numerous people through the years said ISPA Chairman Jean

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  • AHLEI and ISPA Offer Online Risk Management for Spas' Course | International Spa Association
    platform Through 10 easy to navigate modules course participants will learn to identify analyze and transfer risks pertaining to staff guests property treatments products and equipment and information technology in the spa environment They will also learn about insurance and the U S legal process as it applies to liability and risk and how to respond to and document incidents and emergencies The content includes links to relevant websites sample forms and useful articles Those who successfully complete the course s 100 question final exam receive a certificate jointly issued by AHLEI and ISPA Risk Management for Spas is the seventh project jointly developed and marketed by AHLEI and ISPA Others include Spa A Comprehensive Introduction textbook and DVD Retail Management for Spas textbook Uniform System of Financial Reporting for Spas textbook Supervisory Skill Builders for the Spa Industry workbooks Certified Spa Supervisor professional certification Another new textbook Financial Management for Spas is planned for publication this fall Risk Management for Spas is available for 200 for AH LA and ISPA members and 245 for nonmembers To enroll call EI s Distance Learning department at 800 390 8399 or 517 372 8800 or enroll online About the American Hotel Lodging Educational Institute Established in 1953 as a nonprofit educational foundation of the American Hotel Lodging Association the Educational Institute s mission is to support AH LA by becoming the preferred provider to the lodging industry hospitality schools and related hospitality industries both domestically and internationally by developing and providing quality resources to train educate and certify hospitality professionals About the International SPA Association ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the global spa industry by providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities to foster professionalism and growth More details on ISPA are available on http www

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  • Not Your Stereotypical Father's Day at the Spa | International Spa Association
    SPA Association President Lynne McNees You can learn everything from how to reduce stress to healthy cooking at the spa It s important to get your dad on the right track because studies show that by 2020 the top five diseases will all have the underlying contributing factor of stress ISPA members have some special packages and products to get dads feeling better than ever this June 20 Aspira Spa at The Osthoff Resort Elkhart Lake WI Time Out for Dad package is a two night stay with beer steak and a body scalp or foot massage That will have Dad ready for a mountain biking excursion the next day 599 Sunday Thursday May and June Mohonk Mountain House New Paltz NY Dads stay free during June when sharing a room with another guest Dads taking advantage of this special offer will also receive a picture frame for memories of their stay and a plush Mohonk robe Beginning at 410 Sunday Thursday in June Sir Spa Chicago IL Deserving Dad lets you treat your dad with a 30 minute Tune Up Massage followed by a 30 minute foot rub with a beer What dad could resist all this for 75 in June Skin Authority available at spas nationwide Protect your dad s skin when you purchase the Wrinkle Reversing Serum you ll receive a free Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 30 UVA 4 Stars This sunscreen is one of the first to receive 4 stars through the FDA s new rating system soon all sunscreens will be required to carry a star rating The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Miami FL Dad s Delight includes an 80 minute therapeutic massage pedicure and shave product a 2 5 hour treatment for 305 Also spend Father s Day at Oasis Beach Club with a beachside

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