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  • 2009 SPA TRENDS | International Spa Association
    looking to combine a series of treatments or have one tailored to fit your needs i e Wi Fi massage talk to your spa about how it can best fit into your lifestyle Mind Body Spirit Consumers are looking to spas to recharge not only their body but their spirit and mind as well Many spas are increasing self discovery services like ropes courses art classes and other learning activities that help consumers to stop be still and focus on themselves Family friendly Resort Spas In an era where we re all moving at warp speed more and more people are looking for spas that cater to families These spas are responding to the need for families to communicate and spend time together whether it s flying through the air on a trapeze or attending family yoga Organic Spas More spas than ever before are offering environmentally friendly products and services but that s not all Many feature outdoor treatments and eco friendly facilities as well as treatments that highlight indigenous plants and the environment in which the spa is located i e seashell body treatment and blueberry body wrap Spa Credits In this economy the smart traveler is the one who de stresses at the hotel spa after a long flight Hotels are looking to entice travelers and increase bookings by offering free treatments or spa credits when booking a room Spa Memberships Similar to a gym membership it allows spa goers to experience spas at a lower cost A 12 month membership could include unlimited use of the facility a treatment a month and discounts on additional monthly services Half day Spa Vacations With people watching every penny many are canceling their expensive vacations and instead turning to spas Transform your morning or afternoon into a full blown

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  • ISPA Foundation Releases Textbook & Accompanying DVD | International Spa Association
    tools to the next generation of professionals said ISPA Foundation President Edwin H Neill III Today s industry leaders share their wisdom and experiences throughout this valuable resource giving students a first hand account of what a spa looks like how it is operated and how treatments are performed The textbook was developed by a diverse committee of top spa professionals led by John Korpi former ISPA Chairman and ISPA Foundation President and authored by Elizabeth M Johnson and Bridgette M Redman Both the textbook and DVD are available to colleges worldwide through the Educational Institute To order visit http www experienceispa com Additional Curriculum In addition to the new course there are two other texts available from ISPA the ISPA Foundation and EI Retail Management for Spas The Art and Science of Retail The Uniform System of Financial Reporting for Spas Academic institutions interested in purchasing these books should contact EI at 1 800 344 4381 or 1 517 372 8800 outside the United States and Canada call 1 407 999 8100 Hotels and other hospitality industry organizations may purchase these books directly from the ISPA Foundation by calling 1 888 651 4772 or by visiting http www experienceispa com There are a variety of other educational opportunities available from ISPA and the ISPA Foundation including the Spa Operations Manual Risk Management Program and Supervisory Skill Builders Program Details on these offerings may be found online at http www experienceispa com About the ISPA Foundation Created in 1999 to serve the educational and research needs of the spa industry through endowments curriculum development and scholarships the ISPA Foundation is the nonprofit 501 c 3 arm of ISPA The ISPA Foundation s mission is to improve and enhance the value of the spa experience while supporting its vision of sustainable

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  • Spa Savings Benefit Stressed Americans | International Spa Association
    up for the Holidays Now is the time to take a breather rejuvenate and de stress The spa industry knows people are stretched thin emotionally physically and financially which is why many spas are offering incredible deals From 20 percent off treatments to buy one get the other half off there is something for everyone Spas are upgrading services adding aromatherapy to massages and sending guests home with free gifts Gift givers who buy certificates are being rewarded with one of their own and some spas are even offering complimentary daycare According to the American Institute of Stress an estimated 75 90 percent of all doctor visits are stress related said ISPA President Lynne McNees As we know from ISPA s research the number one reason people visit spas is to relieve and reduce stress something we re all feeling during these hectic times So whether it s a quick 30 minute massage on a lunch hour or booking one treatment and enjoying the spas pools saunas and steam room all day now more than ever the spa experience is essential for well being and enjoyed for its affordability Those traveling this Holiday season should look for spa deals at

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  • MAYA ANGELOU TO INSPIRE AND CHALLENGE WORLDWIDE SPA INDUSTRY | International Spa Association
    15 at the Gaylord Palms Resort Conference Center Dr Angelou s messages of courage and confidence complement ISPA s mission to foster professionalism and growth within the spa community said ISPA Chairman Jim Root She will certainly inspire attendees to prepare for the future and imagine the possibilities ISPA President Lynne Walker McNees added With Jim Collins taking us from good to great on the opening day of the ISPA Conference and Dr Angelou wrapping up the week with inspiration and wisdom attendees can look forward to a well rounded and memorable experience Dr Angelou has authored 12 best selling books and numerous magazine articles earning her Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award nominations In 1993 Angelou became the second poet in U S history to write and recite an original work at the Presidential Inauguration On the Pulse of Morning at Bill Clinton s Presidential Inauguration was an occasion that gave her wide recognition for which she was awarded a Grammy award for best spoken word Dr Angelou was among the first African American women to hit the bestsellers lists with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings a chronicle of her life up to age 16 If you

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  • ISPA RECOGNIZES DR. JONATHAN PAUL DeVIERVILLE AS A DEDICATED CONTRIBUTOR TO THE SPA INDUSTRY | International Spa Association
    a true advocate for the deeper purpose of spa spa culture and the spa experience said ISPA Chairman Jim Root His tireless dedication and passion for ISPA and advancing spa education will leave a lasting impression on those who work in the spa community as well as generations of spa goers The ISPA Dedicated Contributor 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 Dr DeVierville said he was reminded of the following lines from Robert Frost s Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening The woods are lovely dark and deep But I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep Dr DeVierville added If one really stops cold looks around and listens quietly into all the darkness deeply we all still have much needed important true good and beautiful work ahead and miles to go before we sleep As a founding member of the ISPA Foundation Dr DeVierville served on its board from 1999 to 2006 including several years in the role of secretary He also served on the ISPA Board of Directors and the association s education committee Dr DeVierville currently serves on the committee that is forming ISPA s introduction to spa course for colleges Along with his spa training and college teaching Dr DeVierville maintains a private practice and corporate consultations as well as directs the annual Dreams Healing Waters World Spa Cultures Seminar Liquid Sound Workshop Kur Spa Tour Course at Bad Sulza Germany Dr DeVierville will receive the ISPA 2007 Dedicated Contributor Award on Nov 12 during the day

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  • TIP TOE INTO SANDAL SEASON WITH A SPA EXPERIENCE AND PUT YOUR BEST BARE FOOT FORWARD | International Spa Association
    offered as a new add on to Exhale s fusion pedicure consists of a blend of 11 vitamins the mineral selenium and detoxifying elements such as Arizona red rock clay and renowned green silts from Romania The treatment specifically targets toxins that pool in extremities Exhale has several locations throughout the United States Designed with men in mind Connecticut s The Spa at Norwich Inn is introducing a new pedicure called The Man Handlers to soften and revive tired soles using alpha hydroxy and glycolic acids This 50 minute service includes nail shaping cuticle grooming exfoliations callus removal and generous massage In the Florida Keys Cheeca Spa s River Stone Pedicure uses warm stones to massage and rub out tension A marine algae mask is applied followed by a paraffin foot treatment And for the girl who likes to run barefoot and feel the mud between her toes the Jelly bath pedicure is a must Available at spas around the United States this thick hot gelatinous foot treatment adheres to the feet and calves as it is absorbed into the skin by way of the pedicurist It is available in an array of flavors and colors After you receive your foot treatment extend your spa experience with any of these new products Fusing fashion and comfort Supracor s new St Tropez Spa Sandals are constructed with two layers of flexible honeycomb with a slip resistant bottom perfect for the spa or pool The material is shock absorbent and massages the feet while walking to reduce fatigue Golden Door Skin Care is offering a Bamboo Mint and Foot Body Polish This exfoliating scrub targets rough dry skin revealing clearer brighter softer skin Wisk away to sandy beaches with Colorado Clothing Company and their new Flip Flop slipper The rubber sole gives a nice support allows you to wear outdoors and is your feet s saving grace after a long day of work Oka b is adding a touch of luxury to the thong sandal with metallic finishes turquoise studs and jewels Two new styles the Savannah and the Amelia are perfect for showing off the pedicure Editor s note A listing of ISPA members that have made the association aware of their foot care treatments and products is included below ISPA is happy to put you in contact with members who could serve as interview resources Please feel free to contact Debra Locker at the above contact details for ideas on members to accompany your piece About ISPA ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry Founded in 1991 ISPA s membership is comprised of more than 2 700 health and wellness facilities and providers from 75 countries ISPA advances the spa industry by providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities promoting the value of the spa experience and speaking as the authoritative voice to foster professionalism and growth Spas are places devoted to enhancing overall well being through a variety of professional services that

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  • PREEMINENT BUSINESS EXPERT JIM COLLINS TO ADDRESS WORLDWIDE SPA INDUSTRY | International Spa Association
    at the top of ISPA s keynote speaker wish list As he only accepts a limited amount of speaking proposals each year Collins decision to speak at the 2007 ISPA Conference Expo is a true testament to the validity of the spa industry said ISPA Chairman Jim Root This year began with the ISPA Board watching a tape of Collins at its January meeting In March we incorporated the principles of Good to Great into planning strategically meetings with the ISPA and ISPA Foundation boards past chairmen and task force co chairs In November the Jim Collins experience will come full circle for spa professionals worldwide during the ISPA Conference Expo Considered to be one of the most important and influential business thinkers of our time Collins has dedicated more than 10 years to researching the topic of how good companies can become great ones He has authored four books including Built to Last a fixture on BusinessWeek s bestseller list for more than six years and Good to Great which has sold 2 5 million copies and has been translated into 32 languages On Nov 11 Collins will offer tips tailored to ISPA Conference attendees on being an effective manager CEO and industry leader By diving into the opportunities and challenges that come from being part of the spa community Collins will address where the industry stands today where it has come from and how to make it a great powerful and sustainable industry of the future ISPA attendees will be coached on the elements necessary to take their own companies on the voyage from good to great said ISPA President Lynne Walker McNees As Imagine is this year s Conference theme it is so exciting to have Jim Collins as a partner in imagining the possibilities of spa

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  • KNOW THE CODE BEFORE YOU BOOK YOUR NEXT SPA EXPERIENCE | International Spa Association
    choose to enjoy Spas are for everyone Just like diet and exercise they are part of the modern healthy lifestyle One in four American adults have been to a spa and 15 percent of spa goers are new to spas each year With these numbers only expected to grow it is more important than ever for spa goers to be aware of their rights and responsibilities once they enter a spa As the authoritative voice of the spa industry ISPA created the Code of Conduct in partnership with the Resort Hotel Association to enhance the level of comfort for spa goers Consumers want to be free to express their expectations and concerns and feel safe in the process said ISPA Chairman Jim Root With the development of this new code both parties are able to share in the responsibility of creating an engaging and empowering spa experience The Code of Conduct is a list of rights and responsibilities for spa guests It ensures that each spa experience be professional in communication confidentiality privacy and spa treatment The code is especially helpful for those who are new to the spa industry because it describes spa etiquette and helps to manage a guest s expectations A few of the guidelines from the Code of Conduct include As a spa guest it s your responsibility to Communicate your preferences expectations and concerns Communicate complete and accurate health information and reasons for your visit Use products equipment and therapies as directed As a spa guest you have the right to A clean safe and comfortable environment Stop a treatment at any time for any reason Be treated with consideration dignity and respect Before booking your spa appointment know your rights and responsibilities as a spa guest and look for a spa that knows the

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