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  • Skin Authority Founder Celeste Hilling Chosen for International Board | International Spa Association
    the level of education and research available to enrich the spa industry as a whole Hilling joins the following professionals on the ISPA Foundation Board ISPA Foundation Officers President Edwin Neill III CEO Neill Corporation Vice President Ruth Stricker owner founder The Marsh a Center for Balance and Fitness Secretary Cathy Cluff managing director Oaks at Ojai Treasurer Calvin Martin partner Calvin Martin Company PLLC ISPA Foundation Board Members Dr Brent A Bauer director complementary and integrative medicine program Mayo Clinic Thad Hyland general manager Harbor View Hotel Resort John Korpi principal SpaQuest International Sylvia Sepielli owner Sylvia Planning and Design Shenyn Wang managing director Orient Retreat Spa ISPA Board Members serving on the Foundation Board Jean Kolb director Kohler Waters Spa American Club Jim Root president Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa Jennifer Wayland Smith spa director Golden Door Spa at The Boulders Honorary ISPA Foundation Board Member Deborah Szekely founder Rancho La Puerta and Golden Door With a focus on education and research the ISPA Foundation continually develops the spa management profession and creates opportunities for future expansion through Promoting spa management as a career Developing collegiate spa management curriculum Creating opportunities for higher education through grants and scholarships The Foundation s focus on education and research includes Working in partnership with ISPA and The American Hotel Lodging Educational Institute to release an introductory level course to colleges this fall Spa A Comprehensive Introduction includes a textbook as well as an extensive video component exploring the history and philosophy of spas examining today s spa industry and introducing students to spa careers Endowment opportunities with the Dr Howard Murad Research Grant and the Ruth Stricker Spa Wellness Award Dr Murad s eponymous grant offers financial assistance to those conducting research that addresses Cultural Stress its effects and ways to

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  • Summertime Equals Quality Family Time at the Spa | International Spa Association
    friendly opportunities this summer from ISPA members includes offerings for future chefs astronauts and even circus performers The Solace Spa at Marriott s Boyne Resort in Boyne Falls Mich will have your kids flying through the air with their Trapeze Experience class Running for three weeks in August this program encourages all ages to experience the exhilaration of flying and catching while gaining technical knowledge of the trapeze Organizers say the trapeze class is a tool for team building self esteem and it offers a full body workout California s Ojai Valley Inn Spa offers a variety of family oriented activities including Saturday golf and tennis clinics Artist s Cottage projects and popcorn filled evenings with dive in movies in the pool One of the most creative and educational activities is the astronomy and star gazing class led by a NASA astronomer The Westin Kierland Resort Spa in Scottsdale Ariz has partnered with the Phoenix Zoo to bring an interactive Desert Connections program to guests this summer In keeping with the animal theme children can participate in Animal Yoga on Sunday mornings Throughout the class children will roar like a lion hop like a bunny stretch like a giraffe and sit like a dog Hawaii s Spa Grande at Grand Wailea Resort Spa offers menus for children six to 12 and teens 13 and older The children s offerings include a Wave Massage Chocolate Coconut Scrub and Honey Sugar Manicure The teen menu focuses on treatments that target adolescents skin including an Acne Facial Mud Body Wrap and Body Bronzing which gives a tan without the risk of sun damage A Co ed Teen Spa Night offer lessons on spa etiquette and bathing rituals If you have a little Emeril or Paula Deen on your hands The Greenbrier Spa in White Sulphur Springs W Va is inviting them to tantalize their taste buds with hands on children s gourmet cooking classes The Greenbrier culinary staff focuses on a theme such as Pizza Pizzazz I ll Make Supper or Afternoon Snacks Kids will learn the fundamental steps of creating culinary masterpieces and kitchen safety tips At Loews Hotel in Henderson Nev SushiSkool is in session on Saturdays through Labor Day A Master Sushi Chef leads the class designed to teach the next generation of sushi lovers the basics of ordering using chopsticks and etiquette ISPA represents 3 000 members both spas and product companies in 75 countries It s simple to find the ISPA member nearest you at www experienceispa com About the International SPA Association ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the global spa industry Founded in 1991 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 More details on ISPA are available on http www experienceispa com Spas are places devoted to enhancing overall well being through a variety of professional services

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  • ISPA EVALUATES NEXT STEPS IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION | International Spa Association
    region the International SPA Association has formed a group to evaluate next steps in this pivotal area As the voice of the global spa industry five percent of ISPA s more than 3 000 members in 75 countries are from the Asia Pacific region ISPA s Asia Pacific community includes leading spa professionals from 24 countries said ISPA Chairman Jim Root Dedicated and influential volunteers Jesper Hougaard Manoj Murjani and Peter Sng have formed this group to explore opportunities We look forward to their recommendations and to enhancing offerings for members in the Asia Pacific region The three members of this group also serve on the ISPA Board of Directors Details on these volunteers include Jesper Hougaard is the managing director of Serena Spa Pvt Ltd and is based in the Maldives Manoj Murjani is chairman and chief executive officer of The Wellness Group Pte Ltd and is based in Singapore Peter Sng is the managing director of Spacare International Pte Ltd and is based in Singapore With the burgeoning of spas and hotels resorts across Asia and the Middle East there is a growing need to have access to knowledge and the ability to network with the leaders in the spa and wellness industry added Murjani ISPA provides the largest platform globally to its members and is constantly ahead of the curve in terms of gathering knowledge and data as well as creating opportunities to network with industry leaders With the new nationality and geographic mix on the Board of Directors ISPA has shown its dedication towards addressing this need and will continue to build a world class platform for its members and the evolving industry About ISPA Founded in 1991 ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry ISPA advances the

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  • INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE WITH A SPA VISIT TODAY | International Spa Association
    offer healthy eating classes 39 percent offer stress management classes and 26 percent have educational offerings on obesity or other weight issues If you ve been hesitating to take your first trip to the spa the extra money in your pocket affords you the opportunity to test the waters As one in four adults will go to a spa this year you know someone who has been so make them your spa mentor Spa going in groups with friends family members or a significant other is a popular way to help ease you into the spa experience These eight tips will give you the 411 on everything you need to know before you go Do Your Homework Research the spas in your area and determine your needs before booking an appointment Spas offer a menu of services that describe each treatment and its therapeutic value ISPA s Web site has a glossary of spa terms that you can reference Speak Up At the time of booking express whether you prefer a male or female therapist Don t be afraid to ask questions about what to expect or what a treatment involves Take Your Time Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your treatment and take advantage of the spa s amenities You can start relaxing in the sauna or zone out in the relaxation area After your treatment you may linger at the spa for as long as you like It s Up to You Spas will never compromise your modesty It s up to you as to what you wear or don t wear under your robe Not feeling chatty It s also your decision if you want to talk during your treatment Affordable for All Just as there are hotels and restaurants at varying price points you can

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  • 10 WAYS TO STAY COOL THIS SUMMER WITH HOT SPA PRODUCTS AND TREATMENTS | International Spa Association
    at the Huntington Hotel in San Francisco Enjoy their Sensation Skin and Scalp treatment which includes a detoxifying dry brush exfoliation followed by an ayurvedic hot oil scalp massage And don t forget your toes as the City View Patio Pedicure offers the opportunity to overlook downtown San Francisco as you sip champagne and are treated to a pedicure The Boulders Resort Golden Door Spa in Carefree Ariz has a new Aloe Pear Summer Scrub inspired by the resort s organic garden The 50 minute service features a frothy lemon meringue pie and organic aloe gel Another new feature is the Golden Door s take on the traditional afternoon tea Spa guests can sip on herbal teas snack on finger sandwiches and other treats while wrapped in spa robes Planet Botanicals has a new certified organic face balm with East African Shea Butter that will combat dryness from sun exposure and is packaged in an approved size for flying You don t have to be a Southern Belle to love the offerings at Viridian Day Spa in Charleston S C Dreaming of the Beach is a customized body buff polish and intense moisturizer to exfoliate smooth and help skin glow The Sunburn Rx treatment is a cooling soak for the oops days when you get a little too much sun Also this summer the spa will give clients an educational card about the proper way to apply sunscreen Relax by the water as you enjoy complimentary poolside butler service when you are a spa or hotel guest at Pala Casino Spa and Resort in California Every hour an attendant will apply Kerstin Florian SPF 30 sun protection to guests skin along with lavender body spray and aloe gel In each guest room there will be a Poolside Prep Kit filled with Kerstin Florian products including Chamomile Body Scrub Chamomile Shower Bath Gel a loofah and of course sunscreen About the International SPA Association ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the global spa industry Founded in 1991 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 More details on ISPA are available on http www experienceispa com cms cms articles Spas are places devoted to enhancing overall well being through a variety of professional services that encourage the renewal of mind body and spirit Editor s note A listing of ISPA members that have made the association aware of their summer offerings 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 ISPA members offering summer products and treatments Spa Members Agave The Arizona Spa at The Westin Kierland Resort Spa Scottsdale Ariz http www kierlandresort com The Bachelor Gulch Spa at The Ritz Carlton

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  • LIVESPA TO DEBUT IN JUNE 2008 | International Spa Association
    and co workers which can lead to even more questions So let the International SPA Association be your spa mentor by providing the answers and helping you Live Happy Live Healthy LiveSpa Available in June the debut issue of LiveSpa magazine and its accompanying Web site www livespamagazine com will focus on educating the spa consumer LiveSpa and the Web site will cover what to expect before during and after a spa visit by focusing on real people with real questions said ISPA President Lynne McNees As 57 million people will visit a spa this year it s critical that quality education is available and ISPA is so proud to make it available through this new magazine and Web site LiveSpa Executive Editor Julie Wilson added Going to a spa is a practical solution for today s stressed out society With LiveSpa we ve gone behind the scenes to get the scoop from those in the know spa directors therapists estheticians and they share their secrets to an unforgettable spa experience Articles will include Through the Eyes of a First time Spa goer a behind the scenes look at a newbie s spa experience The Mindful Approach to Aging Hint there s no get young quick scheme Organically Inclined What does pure and natural mean anyway when it comes to skin and body care products Anatomy of a Treatment What a consumer can expect from start to finish LiveSpa will be available in June through ISPA s members as well as on http www livespamagazine com The cost per issue is 10 or you can view the digital version at no cost Readers may also search for ISPA member spas in their area or specific product manufactures by visiting the LiveSpa Web site About the International SPA Association ISPA is

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  • SIX STRESS-FREE WAYS TO SAVE AT THE SPA | International Spa Association
    go to spas is to reduce and relieve stress said ISPA Chairman Jim Root With concerns over the economy combined with our 24 7 society of BlackBerries cell phones and traffic people are realizing they must take time out to recharge their batteries and are turning to the spa lifestyle as a necessary part of a healthy routine When ISPA and research firm The Hartman Group asked spa goers what they would spend 200 of additional discretionary income on a spa visit came in first for nearly 60 percent of American and Canadian spa visitors The study also showed that dining and shopping finished second and third respectively while concerts movies golf and spectator sports finished much lower Are you ready to relax These six insider tips will keep you from stressing over costs at the spa Off Is On Book an appointment in the morning mid week and during the off season By beating the crowd you ll score a spa deal Packaged Deal Many spa directors report that packages are often discounted up to as much as 20 percent off the regular individual prices With 70 percent of spas offering packages these deals are easy to find Group Mentality Bring your friends family or co workers and save For example you and your significant other will have no trouble finding a deal on a couples package as 46 percent of spas offer them Make a Day of It Turn a 60 minute spa experience into a full day Spas offer a wide range of complimentary amenities for you to enjoy such as relaxation rooms steam rooms fitness centers pools and healthy snacks and beverages Score Online Besides often checking your favorite spa s Web site for any new promotional postings you should also sign up to be on

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  • ISPA, THE ISPA FOUNDATION AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE ADD TOOLS TO PREPARE FUTURE SPA PROFESSIONALS | International Spa Association
    hospitality industry said George Glazer MHS senior vice president EI Post secondary hospitality programs that want to stay competitive will be very interested in these new spa specific textbooks and supplemental materials Additional Curriculum In addition to the course there are two other texts available from ISPA the ISPA Foundation and EI Retail Management for Spas The Art and Science of Retail explores retail planning inventory management maximizing profits sales and service visual merchandising and marketing within the spa environment The Uniform System of Financial Reporting for Spas provides a financial reporting system that gives spa operators the tools to measure compare and report on the financial health of their business Academic institutions that are interested in purchasing Retail Management for Spas or the Uniform System of Financial Reporting for Spas should contact EI at 1 800 344 4381 or 1 517 372 8800 outside the U S 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 More Opportunities The Foundation has expanded its educational endowment opportunities with the Dr Howard Murad Research Grant and the Ruth Stricker Spa Wellness Award Dr Murad s eponymous grant offers financial assistance to those conducting research that addresses Cultural Stress its effects and ways to manage it The Ruth Stricker Spa Wellness Award offers financial assistance for the purpose of stimulating research and exploration into the various ways that spa can meet current health care needs

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