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  • Girlfriends Gather at the Spa In Celebration of Sex And The City 2 Release | International Spa Association
    with a group of friends is the perfect way to relax and reconnect said ISPA President Lynne McNees Recommendations from friends is one of the top motivators in deciding to go to the spa With so many spas offering packages it s easy to plan a girls retreat Raise your cosmos and toast these girlfriend getaways from ISPA members Sophisticated moms like Charlotte will enjoy a trip to Aspira Spa at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake WI for the Girlfriend s Celebration Package During your stay you ll receive 125 in spa credits complimentary yoga classes and learn how to prepare a delicious meal in a cooking workshop Take advantage of this package until June 30 for 249 per person Carrie Bradshaw sets the trends and fellow fashionistas will love Ocean Place Resort and Spa s Shop and Stay Package in Long Branch NJ Energize before hitting the shops with a complimentary breakfast buffet You and your friends will be taken to the Jersey Shore Premium Outlets to enjoy a day of shopping After you re done unwind with 20 percent off any one hour spa treatment Samantha lovers are over the top and The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Miami has the perfect ladies only getaway package The half day program includes a manicure and pedicure aromatherapy massage and aromatherapy facial You ll finish off the day in true Samantha fashion by adding some Miami spice with a belly dancing class All for 485 per person Ladies who are all business identify with Miranda and will appreciate this straight forward escape for you and your friends at The Spa at Sedona Rogue in Sedona AZ For two nights you can hang out in deluxe accommodations use your 200 spa credit and take advantage of your 100 dining credit for

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  • New Staff Members Announced at the International SPA Association | International Spa Association
    Executive Cottingham will be connecting with ISPA members for advertising sponsorships and exposure opportunities Her former position was at Eli Lilly Co where she called on medical specialists and general practitioners She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism Davis Federspiel Project Coordinator Federspiel will be developing webinars and working to form international regional spa groups for ISPA After three years in Chicago working in digital advertising at Starcom Worldwide she found her way home to Kentucky She is a graduate of DePauw University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Spanish Kerri Keefer Communications Manager Keefer writes the weekly e newsletter Touch Points as well as articles for Pulse magazine and other marketing collateral She joined the ISPA team after working five years as for The Manahan Group in Charleston WV where she oversaw accounts in areas such as college savings programs tourism and housing She is a graduate of Marshall University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations Danny Kelly Creative Development Manager Kelly manages the ISPA Web site http www experienceispa com the ISPA Conference Expo Web site http www celebrateispa com the weekly Touch Points e newsletter and all of ISPA s marketing collateral His former work at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Baker Communications The Lexington Herald Leader and NBC affiliate LEX18 prepared him for his new position with ISPA He is a graduate of Asbury College with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism 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 experienceispa com About IMG Associations IMG Associations

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  • International SPA Association Members Make Skin Health A Priority | International Spa Association
    to the importance of regular screenings and arming yourself with the tools offered at spas to protect yourself said ISPA President Lynne McNees It s particularly important for teens to hear about the harmful effects of the sun at an early age and the spa is the perfect place for them to learn how to properly care for their skin Indoor tanning isn t the only danger too much time at the beach pool or anywhere outdoors can lead to dangerous results More than one million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed annually making it the most common form of cancer in the U S Even more disparaging news up to 90 percent of the visible changes commonly attributed to aging are caused by the sun It s time to be proactive about sun protection and ISPA members are helping you with products and treatments aimed to prevent and repair sun damage Skin Cancer Awareness Month is a great opportunity for everyone to think about their skin and how to protect it said Dr Brent Bauer director of the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program at the Mayo Clinic and ISPA s Medical Advisor It s especially important if you have increased risk factors for skin cancer such as fair skin a history of sunburns or lots of moles Seen too much sun These aloe based treatments will sooth the burn and repair parched skin Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North Scottsdale AZ Cucumber Aloe Vera Wrap will heal skin while your feet are massaged and your scalp is soothed with a conditioning treatment 50 minutes 165 One Ocean Resort Hotel and Spa Atlantic Beach FL Soothing Aloe Wrap includes a cooling lavender mist healing aloe gel and rosehip lotion nourishes skin and restores moisture balance 50 minutes 115 The

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  • ISPA To Recognize Deborah Szekely as a Visionary Leader During 20th Anniversary Celebration | International Spa Association
    member who has made significant contributions to both the definition and positive movement of health and wellness over the lifetime of his or her career In 1940 Szekely and her late husband Edmond Szekely founded Rancho La Puerta in Tecate Baja California Mexico one of the first destination spas In 1958 she alone established the Golden Door in Escondido CA With both spas firmly established she helped to forge the fitness spa as a major service industry Upon learning of this recognition Mrs Szekely said I am delighted by this award especially with being called a visionary I feel like I ve received an imprimatur from the Vatican a well done stamp of approval I ve always been a dreamer and I ve never been satisfied with the status quo It s nice to know that my colleagues in ISPA agree that upsetting the apple cart can be a good thing ISPA has evolved in ways we could only imagine many years ago at the first meeting Yet somehow looking back I can see that it was fore ordained This is the kind of organization especially because it is our calling in life where the famous quote from Margaret Mead truly applies Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world Indeed it is the only thing that ever has Together we have proven that the health of the world is in our hands Thank you for this great honor Szekely was awarded the inaugural Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award by ISPA in 2004 The award previously known as the ISPA Humanitarian Award was renamed in Szekely was awarded the inaugural Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award by ISPA in 2004 in honor of Szekely s late son Alex a tireless spa advocate and ISPA leader She also

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  • Moms Enjoy A Relaxing Spa Break This Mother's Day | International Spa Association
    need some R R and mothers daughters We re highlighting a few that are sure to make this Mother s Day a memorable one Bun in the Oven Edamame Spa Philadelphia PA Mama MioTM Yummy Tummy Exfoliate and improve the tonicity of your skin from a serum and deep treatment mask applied to the abdomen Also enjoy a lower leg and foot massage 140 for 50 minutes Glenwood Hot Springs Glenwood CO Prenatal Massage The perfect way to help expectant mothers reduce anxiety improve circulation and balance hormones A 50 minute treatment for 95 The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Miami FL Pre Post Natal Escape Enjoy a pre natal treatment maternity massage and matching mom and baby tank tops This two hour package is 250 and on May 16 you can add on Mommy Baby Yoga for 25 Mother Lover The Spa at The Hotel Hershey Hershey PA Rose Garden Collection The new Rose Garden Hydrating Body Wrap Massage and foot treatment with lunch are packaged together for 284 This four hour treatment is available Monday Thursday May 3 27 Spa Montage Laguna Beach CA A Day of Indulgence A 60 minute massage poolside lunch and sunset yoga will zen Mom out on her special day Available Monday Thursday for 200 VH Spa at Hotel Valley Ho Scottsdale AZ Mother s Day Spa Party Treat Mom to a choice of a 60 minute massage Being TRUE facial or pedicure Then she can choose up to four mini treatments like eye contouring or a quantum biofeedback stress buster Finish off the day with yoga belly dancing or hula lessons All this for 125 Like Mother Like Daughter Cal a Vie Health Spa Vista CA Mom Teen Week Spend a bonding week together with fashion shows make up lessons skin care tips

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  • The ISPA Foundation Announces Two Research Opportunities | International Spa Association
    award will support a project that demonstrates a unique or unrecognized benefit of spa in promoting wellness While all proposals will be considered those focusing on the areas of aging techno stress chronic illness lost loneliness will be given extra consideration The 2009 award recipient Cynthia Karlson M A C M T a graduate student at the University of Kansas pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Clinical Health Psychology is researching how the use of massage and guided imagery can reduce musculoskeletal pain The statistics are daunting rising stress aging populations more people living with chronic illness yet spa professionals recognize intuitively the value that spa can bring to each of these problems The challenge has been to transform the message of spa from one of pampering to one of health That is why I am particularly proud to be announcing the third year of the Ruth Stricker Spa and Wellness Award This award has already helped bring about that needed transformation by harnessing the power of science to validate the power of spa I expect this year s winner to continue to build on that foundation and help create the culture that recognizes spa as a critical component of a truly balanced approach to promoting health especially in the challenging times we find ourselves said Ruth Stricker founder of The Marsh a Center for Balance and Fitness in Minneapolis MN The Dr Howard Murad Research Grant offers assistance to researchers studying the effects of cultural stress and ways to manage it The 1 500 USD 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 Previous grant recipient Dr Michelle Calvarese associate professor at California State University Fresno is conducting research

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  • International SPA Association Event in India Brings Together Spa Professionals | International Spa Association
    a cohesive message of the value of spa With 94 of India s leading spa professionals in attendance the event provided a forum for networking and discussing ways to move the Indian spa market forward As the voice of the global spa industry ISPA provides key business tools research and networking events to help spas and product companies grow The spa industry is thriving in India and there are numerous opportunities to continue to expand and sustain the industry far into the future said ISPA Vice Chairman and Sedona Resorts Director of Spa Development Deborah Waldvogel ISPA has the tools that they can immediately implement into their business to help sustain their growth The Indian spa community s commitment to ensuring guests consistently receive spa experiences of the highest quality and authenticity was obvious at the event Spa industry leaders in the area also feel passionately that the spa profession should be recognized and respected as a career path ISPA President Lynne McNees added With the flourishing spa market in India the need for resources to help sustain business is imperative ISPA is a resource for spas throughout the world no matter the size or experience level of the company Celebrating its 20th anniversary ISPA is the leading authority on spa resources such as retail management compensation best practices and research on the state of the industry and global consumers More details on ISPA s resources are available online ISPA representatives who addressed attendees during the event included Jesper Hougaard ISPA Board of Directors Member and Serena Spa Pvt Ltd managing director Hougaard spoke on ways to sustain the growth of the industry quality standards financial performance and accreditation standards Former ISPA Chairman and Segerberg Spa Consulting LLC President Jane Segerberg delivered a presentation on creating a pleasant and consistent

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  • International SPA Association Members Are Serious About Sustainability | International Spa Association
    22 is the perfect time to educate yourself on the green practices that spas have implemented throughout the years as well as celebrate the 20th anniversary of ISPA and its dedication to encouraging sustainability throughout the spa industry Spas have been on the cutting edge of the green movement long before it was trendy and they are dedicated to sustainability said ISPA President Lynne McNees Spas have proven that the environment is a cause near to their hearts by incorporating sustainable practices into their product offerings facilities and ways of conducting business Greening Grows amongst ISPA members Member spas are replacing their old paper newsletters with electronic versions using energy efficient light bulbs purchasing recycled office products choosing glass or ceramic cups instead of styrofoam in their relaxation areas using non toxic paint installing low flow fixtures in their locker rooms using water conservation in laundry facilities and replacing paper towels with towels made from organic fibers Some spas are even obtaining LEED certification Spa cafes and restaurants are buying locally to reduce food miles using cloth napkins and gathering organic waste for compost in their on site gardens Spa goers are looking for organic treatments and 57 percent of ISPA member spas are providing them in treatments like facials scrubs manicures and pedicures all of which are designed for the eco conscious spa goer And 68 percent of ISPA Resource Partners product companies offer organic products you can purchase in the spa The spas aren t the only ones practicing what they preach The annual ISPA Conference Expo chooses sustainable practices to ensure the Conference is a green event ISPA makes conscious choices like posting presentation materials online distributing reusable water bottles to be filled at water stations and selecting hotel properties like the Gaylord National Resort Convention Center

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