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  • ISPA to Recognize Dr. Howard Murad as a Visionary Leader in the Spa Industry | International Spa Association
    to better this industry is commendable said ISPA Chairman Jean Kolb We are honored to recognize him for all of his contributions and visionary leadership within the spa industry The ISPA Visionary Award is given each year to an ISPA member who has made significant contributions to both the definition and positive movement of health and wellness over the lifetime of their career As a member of the ISPA Foundation Board from 2004 to 2008 Dr Murad established the Dr Howard Murad Research Grant which offers assistance to researchers studying the effects of cultural stress and ways to manage it Upon learning of this recognition Dr Murad said I am deeply moved to have been named a visionary by a group that has done so much in raising standards of care and improving the public perception of the spa experience Being honored by ISPA also reminds me how fortunate I am to enjoy a career built upon my passion for helping people live healthier happier lives In 1972 Dr Murad opened his practice in Westchester Calif By 1989 he had created Murad Inc and established Sense of Self a medically supervised day spa Soon after he launched the first line of clinically proven skin care products developed by a dermatologist Dr Murad has published several books including The Murad Method published in 2003 Wrinkle Free Forever released in 2004 and The Cellulite Solution published in 2005 His next book is set to be released in 2010 The 2009 ISPA Visionary Award will be presented to Dr Murad during the General Session on Monday Oct 5 Other 2009 award recipients include Pat and Juanita Corbett accepting the ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award on Tuesday Oct 6 and Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong accepting the ISPA Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award during the

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  • ISPA Announces Board Members for 2010 | International Spa Association
    begin their roles at the upcoming ISPA Conference Expo Oct 5 8 in Austin TX The 2010 ISPA Board will be led for the second year by Chairman Jean Kolb I m honored to lead the members of ISPA through what will be another challenging year for business owners and operators said Kolb ISPA will continue to provide valuable resources opportunities and research to its members that will help them through this turbulent time Elected members of the 2010 ISPA Board of Directors are as follows ISPA Officers Chairman Jean Kolb director wellness businesses and product development Kohler Company Vice Chairman Deborah Waldvogel director of spa development and operations Sedona Resorts Secretary Treasurer Thor Holm director of spa recreation fitness Hammock Beach Resort Newly Elected ISPA Board Members Dr Kathryn Dundas MD CEO medical director Sublime Energy Medical Spa Andrew Gibson group director of spa Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Paul Schmidt owner CEO of Living Energy Design Ella Stimpson spa director The Broadmoor Returning ISPA Board Members Sharilyn Abbajay vice president Paris Parker Salon Spa Ann Brown spa director Spa Shiki Jesper Hougaard managing director Serena Spa Pvt Ltd Jaime Huffman MPH executive spa director The Grove Park Inn Resort Spa Lori Hutchinson owner Hutchinson Consulting Jeremy McCarthy director spa operations and development Starwood Hotels Resorts Worldwide Frank Pitsikalis president ResortSuite li Peter Sng managing director Spacare International Pte Ltd Jennifer Wayland Smith spa director Golden Door Spa at The Boulders Resort Susan Wheeler spa director The Spa at The Equinox ISPA Foundation President serving on the ISPA Board Jeff Kohl global hospitality Latin America sales Precor Incorporated Becoming Involved in Board Service The application process for the 2011 ISPA Board of Directors will begin in early 2010 At that time a call for candidates will be e mailed to

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  • ISPA TO RECOGNIZE TOUR DE FORCE LANCE ARMSTRONG AS HUMANITARIAN | International Spa Association
    In taking a step back and allowing himself time to work on his health Armstrong was able to achieve incredible success It s the same message of the spa industry take a time out and learn how to deal with the issues in your life that are causing you stress Connecting your mind body and spirit will get you on the road to wellness Lance Armstrong is an inspiration to millions His tireless humanitarian efforts have raised awareness and education towards a disease that has affected so many said ISPA Chairman Jean Kolb As this year s closing keynote speaker he will share his story of survival and how he incorporates wellness into his everyday routine which has helped him overcome so many obstacles The ISPA Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award is given to ensure that the late Alex Szekely s vision for ISPA and humanity continue to resonate for years to come Past recipients include Deborah Szekely founder of Rancho La Puerta Dr Kenneth Cooper founder of the Cooper Institute and Aerobics Center Ruth Stricker founder of The Marsh a Center for Balance and Fitness Dr Michael Jacobson co founder of CSPI Dr Maya Angelou author actress and civil rights activist and Sir Sidney Poitier Oscar winning actor writer director and diplomat Armstrong will accept the 2009 ISPA Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award during the closing General Session on Thursday Oct 8 Other 2009 award recipients include Dr Howard Murad accepting the ISPA Visionary Award during the General Session on Monday Oct 5 and Pat and Juanita Corbett accepting the ISPA Dedicated Contributor award on Tuesday Oct 6 If you are interested in learning more about the 2009 ISPA Conference Expo please visit the ISPA Web site Registration is open and the easiest way to register is online About the International

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  • ISPA To Recognize Pat & Juanita Corbett As Dedicated Contributors | International Spa Association
    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 Upon learning of this recognition Pat Corbett said It was important to Juanita and I to make ISPA the engine that would give the international spa industry a voice with horse power and influence The need to network learn from industry peers and conduct research to influence governments and the media were all priorities for us that we knew can only come when you harness and use the power of the unity of an entire industry In 1982 the Corbett s opened The Hills Health Ranch the first year round destination health and fitness vacation resort in Canada The Hills Health Ranch sits upon 20 000 acres and boasts a winter snow park stables and The Canadian Wellness Centre Not only do they run the award winning ranch but the Corbett s also own Spa Expertise Canada Ltd a spa product import and distribution company that supplies more than 350 spas in Canada Another venture started by Juanita and co owned by Pat is Canadian Natural Oils Ltd a company that harvests extracts bottles and distributes essential oils from regional indigenous plants The Corbett s will accept the 2009 Dedicated Contributor award during the General Session on Tuesday Oct 6 Other 2009 awards recipients include Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong accepting the ISPA Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award during the closing General Session on Thursday Oct 8 and Dr Howard Murad accepting the ISPA Visionary Award on Monday Oct 5 If you are interested in learning more about the 2009 ISPA Conference Expo please visit

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  • New Editor Named For ISPA's Pulse Magazine | International Spa Association
    excel in their businesses Sellers is a graduate of Southwestern University in Georgetown TX with a degree in Communication Prior to her work with ISPA she served as editor of Desert Currents magazine in Laughlin NV and as an editor at NOW magazines outside of Dallas TX I joined the ISPA team just over a year ago as assistant editor and have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the spa industry and the association members Sellers said I am excited about my new role and am eager to dive in and continue the tradition of editorial excellence while seeking out ways to make Pulse even better We are excited to bring the readers of Pulse and LiveSpa a fresh voice said ISPA President Lynne McNees We look forward to working with Rebekah to bring the latest spa news and trends to the forefront of the industry Pulse The magazine for the Spa Professional has been published by ISPA since 1999 The magazine aims to advance the business of spa professionals by informing them of the latest trends and practices and promoting the wellness aspects of spa Pulse connects people nurtures their personal and professional growth and enhances their ability to network and succeed in the spa industry Find out more about Pulse here LiveSpa is an annual timeless publication targeted at educating the consumer on all things spa The magazine delves further into the questions that spa newcomers and veterans need answers to but are often to shy to ask Everything from tipping to modesty issues are addressed LiveSpa is distributed at September s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York to a selected group of consumers and through ISPA s 3 200 members in 83 countries You can view a digital copy of LiveSpa on ISPA s Web site About

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  • Spa Chefs Prepare You For A Healthy Summer | International Spa Association
    is bland and unfilling spa chefs are creating unique and scrumptious meals that still keep calories in check ISPA members have got you covered this summer with tasty recipes they re cooking up And find out what spa chefs have to say about spa cuisine by watching this video Below are some leading spa chefs philosophies on spa cuisine Chiva Som International Health Resort Hua Hin Thailand Our concept is to provide healthy cuisine with many flavors so guests won t notice it s good for them Moderation should be in the ingredients not the flavor All of our dishes can be made at home using ingredients that can be purchased anywhere said Executive Chef Paisarn Cheewinsiriwat The Elmwood Spa Toronto ON Food augments the spa experience by highlighting the importance of balancing nutritional intake with healthy appealing and varied choices We offer vegetarian and gluten free selections our meats are grain fed and our sauces are free of preservatives and thickeners said Senior Manager Food Beverage Britwin Dias Golden Door Escondido CA Our menu has nothing to do with deprivation Instead lean proteins whole grains and fresh vegetables are the building blocks in our kitchen the very opposite of a diet of deprivation said Chef Dean Rucker Mii amo a Destination Spa at Enchantment Sedona AZ We want to give our guests what they want without them feeling like they re sacrificing during their stay We want to re educate them about how to eat healthier lighter and still be satisfied said Spa Chef Steve Sicinski Ste Anne s a Haldimand Hills Spa Grafton ON Deprivation only discourages with that in mind we tempt our guests with well balanced meals that please the eye and palatte We use fresh ingredients to enhance flavors with herbs and reductions instead of

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  • IMG Associations Announce Five-Year Extension with the International SPA Association | International Spa Association
    are proud of the growth and innovation IMG has delivered to ISPA ¾ one of our largest and most dynamic association partners ¾ and are truly grateful for their continued confidence in us Since 1974 IMG Associations has supported membership organizations like ISPA with a full range of association management services including executive operational conference tradeshow membership sales data and technology management ISPA strives to advance the professionalism of the spa industry by providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities promoting the value of the spa experience to consumers and serving as the authoritative voice of the spa industry Members are comprised of spa professionals and product suppliers After more than a dozen years of leading the incredible ISPA team I can attest to the commitment and support IMG provides said ISPA President Lynne McNees From valued conferences to innovative marketing and branding initiatives our partnership has proven to be highly capable passionate and committed to ISPA s success IMG Associations client driven culture and dedicated staff have positively influenced the success and growth of ISPA In the first 11 years of the IMG ISPA partnership membership grew from 600 to 3 200 the annual Conference Expo welcomed more than 3 000 attendees and 300 exhibitors and ISPA s consumer publication LiveSpa was distributed at the fall 2008 and 2009 New York Mercedes Benz Fashion Week produced by IMG Fashion The ISPA Board of Directors regards the IMG management staff as an extension of our family rather than simply managers said Jean Kolb ISPA chairman and director of wellness businesses at Kohler Co We are able to stay even more connected with our members today because of their high quality of services They continue to give us the resources necessary to be the voice of the spa industry About IMG Associations

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  • ISPA Releases 2009 U.S. Spa Industry Statistics | International Spa Association
    are up at a per spa level revenues and visits are slightly down and showing the early effects of the economic downfall 2007 Year End 2008 Year End Percent Change Revenue 10 9 billion 12 8 billion 17 8 Spa Visits 138 million 160 million 15 8 Locations 17 900 21 300 18 8 2008 June 2009 March Percent Change Total Employees Full Time Part Time Contract 303 700 143 300 112 000 48 500 340 600 158 200 112 300 70 100 12 2 10 5 0 3 44 5 Square Footage 60 million square feet 81 million square feet 34 7 Key findings from the 2009 Spa Industry Update include Overall industry revenues continued to grow at an annual rate of 17 8 percent while at a per spa level revenue experienced a slight decline Day spas continue to dominate the industry at 79 percent of total spas ISPA members average more revenue visits employees and space by significant margins When looking at spas by type the number of medical spas continues to grow at the fastest rate Since July 2007 the number of medical spas has grown by 85 percent further proof that this spa type is still a notable part of the industry The number of locations in the U S has experienced a five year average growth of 17 percent In addition to the Spa Industry Update ISPA keeps up with the latest developments in the industry by conducting monthly member surveys to gauge trends in the global spa community In June 2009 46 percent saw an increase in the number of shorter treatments 30 minutes or less booked and 48 percent of ISPA members reported a decrease in the amount spent per visit when compared to the same time last year While people are

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