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  • ISPA MEMBERS OFFER SUMMER SPECIALS AND AT-HOME RELAXATION TIPS FOR TEACHERS | International Spa Association
    and ISPA members are happy to provide that environment With more than 2 500 members in 73 countries below are examples of ISPA members offerings for teachers this summer as well as year around To show their appreciation for teachers the Pointe South Mountain Resort in Ariz will offer a 99 per night special Sun through Thurs during the summer This special rate is available to teachers who show a valid educator s ID at check in During their stay teachers can also relax with a 50 minute A is for Apple B is Beautiful Facial at the resort s Phantom Horse Spa Each year during Teacher Appreciation Week Iatria Day Spa in N C provides complimentary in school chair massages distributes 5 000 worth of free gift certificates to teachers and demonstrates stretches that can be done at home to help relieve neck stiffness Tea Garden Springs in Calif offers teachers a 10 percent discount every summer on their Anti Stress Body Treatment Teachers can relax with a 15 minute steam followed by a dry body brushing and massage A body wrap scalp treatment and foot reflexology round out the treatment A listing of ISPA member spas that have made the association aware of their special offers for teachers is included below About ISPA Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2005 the International SPA Association s membership is comprised of 2 500 health and wellness facilities and providers from 73 countries ISPA strives to advance the professionalism of the spa industry by providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities to promote the value of the spa experience to society and to be the authoritative voice of the spa industry Additional information on ISPA can be found online at http www experienceispa com cms cms articles Spas are entities devoted to enhancing

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  • ISPA LAUNCHES ENHANCED WEB SITE | International Spa Association
    1 the redesigned and updated Web site is a reflection of the ever growing spa industry In order to meet the needs of an advancing association and growing global marketplace ISPA is constantly searching for new business tools and solutions to strengthen our members businesses said ISPA President Lynne Walker McNees The new ISPA Web site is a testament to the progress of our members and the spa industry as a whole The ISPA Web site has become an essential communications tool for spa professionals spa goers and the media The updates go far beyond a new design and streamlined navigation Automated job bank The ISPA Job Bank allows members to post edit and remove ads and view resumes at any time Additionally all spa professionals are welcome to post their resumes Enhanced spa goer section ISPA s 2004 Consumer Trends Report found that most people would feel more comfortable if they had more guidance during their first steps into the spa experience The Visit A Spa section addresses these concerns and questions which can enhance the spa experience for people worldwide ISPA Foundation section The Foundation s impressive work has resulted in numerous business tools to support the industry and its professionals This section maps out the Foundation s resources events and plans for the future New industry calendar format Searchable by month location or event name the calendar is brimming with events throughout the year The site will continue to be developed without disruption to users Coming attractions include An improved member directory with advanced searching capabilities and enhanced profiles for each ISPA member Enhanced member spa listings so spa goers can search by a spa s services and offerings in addition to location spa type or name This is sure to assist spa goers in reaching ISPA

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  • SPA-GOER 101 – TAKING THE STRESS OUT OF GOING TO A SPA | International Spa Association
    to staffing safety guest relations and service per the association s Standards Practices and Code of Ethics Spas are for everyone and they are affordable Just as you can find a hotel or restaurant at various price points you can also find a spa experience in any price range Nearly all spas list their prices online or simply ask the cost when booking your treatment over the phone Spas offer a menu of services that describes each treatment and its therapeutic value Becoming familiar with the service you are having performed will make you more comfortable Also check out http www experienceispa com for a full glossary of spa terms and their definitions At the time of booking express whether you prefer a male or female therapist And also ask about the spa s cancellation policy When you arrive at the spa When should I arrive It s a good rule of thumb to arrive 30 minutes prior to your treatment in order to check in and begin decompressing It s important to ask a spa s tipping policy at the front desk when you arrive Spas have different policies on tipping but generally it is accepted Some spas automatically include the tip on the bill as a service charge Spas will never compromise your modesty Most often you will be given a robe to change into before your treatment Under the robe It s up to you Therapists will only expose the portion of your body that is being treated at the time If your treatment involves water therapy such as watsu a swimsuit is appropriate If you are having a Thai Massage wear loose stretchy clothing If you are having a treatment for the first time feel free to ask the spa staff how you should be dressed Upon arriving at most spas you will be given a tour of the changing and relaxation areas You also will typically be provided a locker key robe and a pair of slippers for your use while visiting the spa While those robes are fluffy and the slippers are comfy they are not yours Please leave them in the changing room Typically there are designated areas for which to discard them such as baskets or shelves Most spas offer their robes and slippers for purchase in their retail areas Last note on clothing It s best to remove your jewelry before a treatment or leave it at home You ll also want to remove hats caps etc Spas may have saunas and pools in their relaxation areas If you are unsure if you may use these facilities just ask the spa staff Shower fresh To allow products to absorb well it is recommended that you take a brief shower at the spa before your treatment Spas are meant to be relaxing and quiet Cell phones pagers and loud conversations are not appropriate And leave your PDAs in your spa locker or at home This is your time to be away from

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  • ISPA 2004-2005 BOARD OF DIRECTORS | International Spa Association
    look ahead to the next 15 years there are many focuses to enhance the lives and businesses of our members said Mearns From promoting the sustainability of our members businesses in a changing economy to enhancing ISPA s research to ensure that it remains a valuable tool for spa professionals worldwide we look forward to the opportunities that are on the horizon Members of the 2004 2005 ISPA Board of Directors are as follows Officers Chairman Kate Mearns director of sports and spa The Spa at Kingsmill Resort Vice Chairman Sharilyn Abbajay owner general manager S P Abbajay Associates LLC Secretary Treasurer Jean Kolb spa director Kohler Waters Spa Newly Elected Board Members Jeremy McCarthy spa director La Costa Resort Spa Jennifer Wayland Smith spa director Spa at The Hotel Hershey Susan Wheeler spa director Avanyu Spa at the Equinox a Rock Resort Returning Board Members Mary Bemis founder and editorial director Insiders Guide to Spas com David Erlich spa director Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn Spa Orlando Hidalgo owner Hosteria Las Quintas Eco Spa Celeste Dunn Hilling founder Skin Authority LLC Jim Root spa director Miraval Life in Balance Peter Sng founder and managing director Cosmoprof International PTE LTD and

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  • A Record-Breaking Event for the Spa Industry | International Spa Association
    and ISPA s 2004 Consumer Trends Report are the new benchmarks for the industry The Spa Industry Study tracks growth in the number of spas revenue visitation square footage and employment in North America ISPA s Consumer Trends Report conducted for the first time in 2004 analyzes spa trending information that is critical for the continued success of the industry ISPA also announced its partnership with WageWatch com to provide an online resource that offers Web based compensation and benefits survey information for the spa industry Offering detailed industry and market specific compensation and benefits reports this tool allows industry professionals to determine a competitive salary for employees The ISPA Foundation released several tools that are changing the way the spa industry does business The Uniform System of Financial Reporting for Spas is the definitive resource for accounting principals specifically for spas The book provides a recommended standardized financial reporting system that allows spa professionals to measure compare and report on the financial health of their business The Compensation Workbook is a guide to assist in the design and administration of effective compensation programs Both of these resources as well as ISPA s studies can be ordered online at http www experienceispa com As a member benefit several of these tools are complimentary to ISPA members ISPA Awards Attendees to the ISPA Conference Expo also saw three industry leaders receive much deserved recognition On Tuesday the late Edwin Neill II former chief executive officer of Neill Corporation was announced as the recipient of ISPA s 2004 Visionary Award Neill s wife Debra and sons Edwin III and Ross accepted the award on his behalf A spa industry pioneer with strong international influence was honored on Wednesday Peter Sng the first elected president of ISPA s Asia Pacific Chapter and a leading organizer of the association s annual Asia Pacific Conference Expo was the recipient of the ISPA 2004 Dedicated Contributor Award Ruth Stricker an international philanthropist and founder of The Marsh a Center for Balance and Fitness was the recipient of ISPA s 2004 Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award Announced on the final day of Conference the ISPA Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award recognizes industry leaders who have generously devoted their time and energy to promoting lifestyle changes that contribute to the longevity and quality of life Educational Sessions Over the four days of Conference more than 40 educational sessions were offered Knowledge Networks on Monday morning helped attendees jumpstart their Conference experience A combination of education and networking the Knowledge Networks focused on timely topics including retail medical spas and the greening of the spa industry This year s slate of Professional Development Sessions provided the keys to success both professionally and personally From The Buying Habits of Generation X and Y Power Branding and Envisioning and Creating the Next Best Spa attendees had the rare opportunity to learn from experts in many fields all in one setting ISPA Expo With 335 booths representing nearly 250 companies this year s ISPA

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  • THE ISPA 2004 consumer Trends Report — EXECUTIVE SUMMARY | International Spa Association
    and more with long term approaches to healing and therapy The following key findings from this study are taken from the body of the report The U S spa industry appears over developed towards the Core of the Spa World especially in terms of the range of high end services and treatments available This is especially true in terms of advanced hydrotherapy e g hydrotherapy tubs and Vichy Showers Ayurvedic and other advanced treatments based on foreign folk healing traditions i e passed on through familial and or cultural traditions Consumers generally want bread and butter services facials pedicures manicures and basic massage at Day Spas Consumers experiment more when at spas on vacation and expect a broader array of authentic indigenous as well as health and wellness oriented services The Industry s best long term growth opportunity lies in moving more consumers from the Periphery to the Mid Level of the Spa World through innovative marketing tactics Most spa consumers appreciate highly refined entrance and transition experiences in spas regardless of their level of experience or position within the Spa World Interior design and ritual are the key to driving loyalty among all spa goers Periphery spa goers are generally price sensitive when considering services beyond the basics Price is also a barrier for them in receiving bread and butter services once per month or more Consumer visits to spas incorporate one or more of the following drivers 1 Indulgence i e pleasurable fun appealing to the senses Escape i e relief from pressures of social life Work i e individual work largely related to self improvement on some aspect of their body their emotional state or their long term spiritual and personal dispositions Note this is not related to one s occupation Consumers are primarily motivated by an interest in Indulgence and or interest in accomplishing some cosmetic Work to the on stage regions of their bodies face hair nails Overall we feel that the spa industry as a whole has relatively few threats in the minds of consumers However based on this research we have identified several areas that we believe should be acknowledged and monitored as the industry continues to grow Core consumers tend to be most catered to in terms of communications menu designs and available spa treatments but they represent the smallest percentage of the overall spa population There is an explosion of personal care spa products that are capturing the attention of consumers everywhere yet not capturing the attention of consumers while in the spa environment The spa experience is largely perceived by men as a form of Indulgence and Escape however the primary driver for men to enter the spa experience tends to be driven by notions of Work Introductions to spa experiences are primarily evangelized through consumers informal social networks i e family friends co workers Yet most spa advertising and promotion does not utilize these networks As the spa industry continues to grow and expand to mainstream consumers and their

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  • THE ISPA 2004 SPA INDUSTRY STUDY — EXECUTIVE SUMMARY | International Spa Association
    60 of these were to day spas while 27 were to resort hotel spas The remaining 13 are spread across the other four spa types Square Footage The U S spa industry occupies an estimated 86 7 million square feet of indoor space Despite accounting for only 14 of locations resort hotel spas account for an overwhelming 37 of industry space On average 39 of space in the U S and Canadian spas is occupied by treatment rooms Revenues The U S spa industry generated an estimated 11 2 billion in revenues in 2003 On average half 52 of a spa s revenue is derived from treatment rooms Resort hotel spas despite the size of the segment account for an impressive 41 of industry revenue while the largest segment day spas accounts for just under half 49 Employment An estimated 280 700 people are employed by the U S spa industry Fifty one percent 51 of these employees are full time 34 are part time and 15 are on contract Employee wages and salaries totaled approximately 4 9 billion in 2003 How Fast is the Spa Industry Growing Growth has continued in some areas of the spa industry but not in all areas Following are the key growth areas Locations The number of spa locations continued to grow between the 2002 and 2004 studies at an average annual rate of 12 Interestingly the growth rate in the number of spas has gradually moderated since its peak at 51 in 2000 Between 2002 and 2004 the medical spa segment expanded faster than any other segment with the number of medical spas growing by 109 compared to 26 for the U S spa industry as a whole Resort hotel spas have also grown faster than the industry average Revenues Aggregate industry revenue growth has moderated over the last couple of years Between 1997 and 2001 aggregate revenue was doubling every two years However in 2002 the industry saw a more moderate growth rate of 6 5 bringing industry revenue to 11 4 billion This growth rate is more in line with what other key leisure industries experienced in 2002 and is more sustainable over the long term In 2003 the spa industry s 11 2 billion in revenue represents a slight decline of 1 8 Employment Employment in the spa industry has remained relatively stable since 2001 fluctuating between 254 000 and 282 000 employees Spa Visits As in any industry demand is the driving force that determines how well the industry performs Between 2001 and 2003 the industry saw a drop in visits of approximately 13 Spa Pricing and Productivity The average price of a spa treatment in the U S is 75 The average cost per massage is 76 while the average cost per facial is 80 U S spas earn an average of 172 per square foot 52 163 per treatment room only treatment room revenue is included 143 per spa visit and 277 per client What are the

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  • 2008 ISPA Conference & Expo Embraces Spa Professionals From 39 Countries | International Spa Association
    spas in the United States Newly elected ISPA Chairman Jean Kolb began her term during Conference by sharing the encouraging results of the recent snapshot survey showing that ISPA members are withstanding the current economic climate in spa visits revenue and profit change By bringing our members the most up to date and relevant information we are able to keep them ahead of the game in the spa industry I am so proud that we will be offering free research to our members as data is the foundation for developing and maintaining a successful business Embracing the attendees with good cheer and wisdom was master of ceremonies Dr Bertice Berry Some of the highlights from the General Session stage included Opening General Session keynote speaker Dewitt Jones National Geographic photographer and Academy Award nominated director addressed attendees for the second time He urged attendees to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary through great visions that release passion Tuesday brought financial guru Jean Chatzky to the stage Chatzky is the financial editor for NBC s Today Show a contributing editor for More magazine a columnist for The New York Daily News and a contributor to The Oprah Winfrey Show She offered some practical advice to spend less than you bring in Wednesday s Visionary Panel included Kerstin Florian president Kerstin Florian International Guy Kawasaki managing director Garage Technology Ventures and Forbes columnist Colin McIlheney global research director PricewaterhouseCoopers and Pam McNair Wingate founder Gadabout Salon Spas The panel discussed the economy and its affects on the spa industry as well as fielded questions from the audience The question How can spa help people during these difficult times was addressed by Kerstin Florian when she suggested if you don t have the time or resources for a massage you should at least

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