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  • LIVE SPA, LIVE SIMPLY, LIVESTRONG® AT THE 2009 ISPA CONFERENCE & EXPO | International Spa Association
    issues facing the industry Guy Kawasaki managing director Garage Technology Ventures and Forbes columnist Tony Hsieh Zappos com CEO Jeremy Gutsche Chief Trend Hunter at trendhunter com Conference attendees will also hear from J P Pawliw Fry president and co founder of the Institute for Health Human Potential Ram Charan a highly sought after business advisor and speaker famous among senior executives for his business problem solving abilities This year four outstanding individuals will be honored including Lance Armstrong with the ISPA Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award Armstrong s contributions toward humanitarian efforts are personal and his passion and drive for cancer research tireless He s a survivor who inspires millions by incorporating wellness into his everyday routine as he trains for the upcoming Tour de France Dr Howard Murad with the ISPA Visionary Award Dr Murad has contributed significantly toward the definition and positive movement of health and wellness You may recognize the Murad name on products but Dr Murad is more than just a brand With 35 years of research on skin health and wellness Dr Murad created the Murad Inclusive Health Center which explores a whole body approach to aging I am so blessed to have been able to create a career from my passion for helping people so proud to be part of an industry that truly makes the world healthier and more beautiful and so grateful to have been recognized by ISPA as a Visionary said Dr Murad Pat and Juanita Corbett with the ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award he husband and wife team has been actively involved in the growth of ISPA since the beginning The Corbetts exemplify the I in ISPA through their continuous international outreach and pioneering spa growth around the world When asked if they d accept the award the Corbetts said We

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  • SPAS LEND A HELPING HAND | International Spa Association
    in the good that spas both big and small are doing across the country and how they re strengthening their communities by giving back From complimentary chair massages to donating gift certificates to favorite charities spas are reaching out and touching the lives of folks in their communities said ISPA President Lynne McNees It s easy to get involved at each ISPA Board meeting we plan a service project It s our way of giving back to cities across the country Everyone could use a pick me up now and again and here s a sampling of how spas are providing that Sorrento Spa has teamed up with the Vail Valley Medical Center s Caring for the Caregivers program which offers free chair massages to nurses doctors and orderlies CO Remember Hurricane Katrina It wasn t that long ago August 2005 that it wiped out most of New Orleans The Ritz Carlton Spa New Orleans is offering chair massages for guests who conduct relief efforts as part of their stay LA Sundara Inn Spa is hosting its 1st Annual Golf Spa Classic to benefit Breast Cancer Recovery an organization dedicated to helping women with breast cancer heal emotionally spiritually and physically WI In the past several months Oasis Day Spa has provided free chair massage and pop up spas at 16 charity events including Go Red for Women for the American Heart Association NY ESSpa Kozmetika Organic Skincare recently had a Dress for Success day for women looking for work They were given a makeover clothing and interview tips for landing a job PA The Whiteface Lodge Spa annually gives gift certificates to the Joy to the Children benefit which exposes local children to the arts NY Spa Shiki hosted a Go Red for Women night to raise awareness for

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  • LIVE HAPPY, LIVE HEALTHY, LIVESPA IN 2009 | International Spa Association
    often to shy to ask With so much misinformation about the spa lifestyle from treatments to cost to benefits consumers need to be educated on what the spa lifestyle is all about and what it can do for them said ISPA President Lynne McNees The number one reason people go to spas is to deal with stress and relax LiveSpa addresses everything you need to know before during and after a spa experience Planned articles include Got a Hundred Bucks Go Spa a look at some wallet friendly treatments Think You re Too Manly for the Spa Think Again tough guys treatments Amenities Made Simple turn your one hour treatment into a full day of bliss De Stress With Dr Bauer Q A with a Mayo Clinic doctor Secrets of an Active Spa goer tips from what to wear to booking a treatment Here Comes the Sun a look at new products offering SPF protection LiveSpa will be available in June through ISPA s 3 200 members as well as on http www experienceispa com You can also search for ISPA member spas in your area or specific product manufacturers online And LiveSpa will once again be in the hands

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  • HYDROTHERAPY – WHAT IS IT AND WHY AREN’T WE DOING IT? | International Spa Association
    55 percent of U S spas offer hydrotherapy treatments said ISPA President Lynne McNees There are numerous options for consumers to experience water features at the more than 18 000 spas around the country Hydrotherapy is any treatment that incorporates water for therapeutic purposes Saunas pools as well as steam and inhalation rooms are great for helping people unwind detoxify and relieve all of the unwanted stress that s accumulated on a daily basis added McNees This is critical to the spa experience as the No 1 reason people go to spas is to reduce and relieve stress Treatments such as underwater massage mineral baths hot and cold plunge pools and vichy showers are all categorized as hydrotherapy Here s a description of several other hydrotherapy treatments Balneotherapy The use of hot springs mineral or sea waters to restore and revitalize the body improving circulation fortifying the immune system as acting as a pain reliever and anti stress treatment Iodine Grine Therapy Mineral baths naturally rich in salt and iodine used mostly in Europe for recuperation and convalescence Kneipp Treatments Combining hydrotherapy herbology and a diet of natural foods Includes the use of herbal bath oils eucalyptus lavender rosemary meadow blossom spruce pine juniper chamomile and hops to comfort body and mind Swiss Shower Standing body massage delivered with high pressure hoses This invigorating shower tones circulation by contracting then dilating capillaries as water from 16 needle spray shower heads and two high pressure hoses fluctuates from hot to cold to hot for several seconds at a time aiding in circulation and helping relieve the pain of arthritis and rheumatism Thalassotherapy Using the therapeutic benefits of the sea and seawater products for their vitamins and minerals which can heal and reinvigorate skin and hair Treatments include Individual baths of fresh

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  • ISPA RELEASES GLOBAL BEST PRACTICES | International Spa Association
    force of top spa industry professionals to aid their peers in creating the best spa experience for consumers ISPA does not regulate these practices but recommends that its member spas adopt them in compliance with local laws Two years ago we introduced the ISPA Code of Conduct a list of rights and responsibilities for spa guests that helped open the door to developing a Global Best Practices guide for spas throughout the world said ISPA President Lynne McNees Consumers are very savvy on what constitutes a spa experience and we are ensuring that our members have the tools to stay relevant in meeting consumer needs and expectations Each section of the document provides guidance for spas to review and interpret to their diverse audience and membership The eight sections of the best practices document include Human Resources and Staff Safety Guest Relations Service and Guest Experience Accounting and Business Practices ISPA Code of Conduct and Ethics Sustainability and a Resource guide Everything from having staff certified in first aid and CPR to ideas on how to make your facility more environmentally friendly is included You can view the entire Global Best Practices on ISPA s Web site About ISPA ISPA

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  • WORLDWIDE, STRESS IS THE No.1 REASON PEOPLE SPA | International Spa Association
    here Never before has the spa community seen a study that compares consumer trends in 15 countries ISPA working with Research International surveyed people in Australia Austria Canada China France Germany India Italy Japan Russia Singapore Spain Thailand UK and USA and has compiled the most thorough and up to date information on why people spa in the 2008 Global Consumer Study And hands down in every single country the number one reason people go to a spa is to relax and relieve or reduce stress We ve known stress relief was the primary reason why Americans visited spas Now with the ISPA 2008 Global Consumer Study we know stress is the number one reason people visit spas worldwide said ISPA President Lynne McNees Stress affects more than just our lives at work and at home it affects our health So take time to de stress by getting a massage it could end up saving your health down the road Other key findings from the ISPA 2008 Global Consumer Study include Worldwide massage is the most popular treatment In North American Europe roughly 50 of spa goers used a gift card The top motivators for visiting a spa are recommendations from family friends or health care practitioners and price incentives The ISPA 2008 Global Consumer Study is available at www experienceispa com About Research International Research International was founded in 1962 and is part of The Kantar Group the world s largest survey research organization Research International s extensive background in globally understanding consumers enables it to interpret the data it receives and to provide insightful analysis as to what the data means About ISPA ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry Founded in 1991 ISPA advances the spa industry by providing

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  • REV UP THE ROMANCE THIS VALANTINE’S DAY WITH SAVVY SPA SAVINGS | International Spa Association
    the gift of spa it s not only a romantic gift but a healthful one too This Valentine s Day what better way to reduce stress recharge your batteries and reconnect with your loved one than by booking a day at the spa said ISPA President Lynne McNees We re all living busy lives so take this day to pause and together experience the heart healthy benefits of massage meditation and all the spa lifestyle has to offer Here are some incredible Valentine s Day specials offered by ISPA members to help you sweep your lover off their feet VH Spa for Vitality Health at Hotel Valley Ho Scottsdale AZ 45 minute Cocoa Mint Full Body Treatment 65 normally 100 Every Wednesday in February get half off all 60 90 minute treatments Elixir Mind Body Massage Denver CO 60 minute hot stone treatment arrangement of tulips box of truffles and elixir tonic 125 Solace Spa at Boyne Mountain Boyne Falls MI One night stay breakfast and choice of a 50 minute spa treatment 156 The Spa at South Coast Plaza Costa Mesa CA 50 50 offer Mon Thur 8am 10am 50 minute Signature Massage 50 The Spa at Capron Falls Uxbridge MA Purchase 100 worth of spa gift certificates and receive a 25 certificate free Book six facial peels for 300 normally 600 Couples Buttermilk Falls Inn Spa Milton NY Mid week spa sampler for two each person chooses two 30 minute treatments 200 Aspira Spa at The Osthoff Resort Elkhart Lake WI Two night stay for two with each person receiving two 50 minute spa services 200 G20 Spa and Salon Boston MA From Feb 9 15 Couples Rasul Ceremony using six types of mud with aromatically infused steam to create a detoxifying body mask 130 normally 260 Indulgent

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  • THE ISPA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES MARY TABACCHI SCHOLARSHIP | International Spa Association
    Neill III With the scholarship and newly released textbook SPA A Comprehensive Introduction as viable resources we are helping to grow the next generation of industry leaders Dr Tabacchi added The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage young qualified four year graduates of business and hospitality schools or MBAs to join the wonderful profession of spa development Leadership passion dedication commitment and strong business skills are important attributes for ISPA to foster I believe that this scholarship is crucial for the future of the spa industry Leadership comes in many forms from thought leaders elected officers CEOs spa directors entrepreneurs and strong creative endeavors We hope that we can select from hundreds of qualified passionate applicants The scholarship is one of ISPA s most important endeavors To be announced in May 2009 the scholarship recipient will receive 2 500 towards their education as well as registration airfare and hotel accommodations to attend the 2009 ISPA Conference Expo Students may access the application at www experienceispa com ISPAFoundation A selection committee will review the applications based on the following criteria Students must be enrolled 1 part or full time in a two or four year spa related program with a demonstrated interest or emphasis in spa management 2 with a minimum of one year completed at a post secondary educational institution Applicants must 1 have a minimum GPA or international equivalent of 2 75 2 complete a scholarship application which includes an essay section describing their skills and qualifications as well as personal and professional goals 3 submit at least two references one of which must be from their school advisor indicating enrollment status year in school and emphasis in spa management 4 submit original college transcripts that include evidence of courses taken and GPA or international equivalent For more

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