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  • THE INTERNATIONAL SPA ASSOCIATION PROUDLY PRESENTS BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2008 | International Spa Association
    in Kissimmee Fla United States The ISPA Board is led by second year Chairman Jim Root With the ultimate goal of ISPA being indispensable to the global spa community each and every day the ISPA Board along with the ISPA Foundation Board dozens of task force members and more than 3 000 spa professionals worldwide is shaping the framework for sustainable spa practices well into the future I am honored and humbled to lead these dedicated volunteers for another year Elected members of the 2008 ISPA Board of Directors are as follows ISPA Officers Chairman Jim Root general manager of spa operations Sea Island Resorts Vice Chairman Jean Kolb director Kohler Waters Spa American Club Secretary Treasurer Sharilyn Abbajay vice president Paris Parker Salon Spa Newly Elected ISPA Board Members Thor Holm director of spa recreation fitness Ginn Hammock Beach Resort Jesper Hougaard managing director Serena Spa Pvt Ltd Lori Hutchinson owner Hutchinson Consulting Manoj Murjani chief executive officer The Wellness Group Pte Ltd Returning ISPA Board Members Angela Cortright owner Spa Gregorie s Jeremy McCarthy director spa operations and development Starwood Hotels Resorts Worldwide Charles Mizelle vice president of corporate development Kerstin Florian International Peter Sng managing director Spacare International Pte Ltd Diane Trieste vice president employer and alumni relations Cortiva institute Deborah Waldvogel vice president of operations The Ambage Jennifer Wayland Smith spa director Golden Door Spa at The Boulders Susan Wheeler spa director The Spa at The Equinox ISPA Foundation President serving on the ISPA Board Edwin Neill III CEO Neill Corporation Becoming Involved in Board Service The application process for the 2009 ISPA Board of Directors will begin in early 2008 At that time a call for candidates will be e mailed to all ISPA members and the application will be posted on http www experienceispa

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  • ISPA AND WAGEWATCH HELP SPA PROFESSIONALS OFFER COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION | International Spa Association
    benefits data for 30 key spa industry jobs in the United States and will be expanding to other parts of the world in 2008 As spa industry employees are often paid by very different methods such as hourly salary commission fee per service or a combination thereof compensation is consistently ranked among the leading topics that ISPA members want more information on said ISPA President Lynne McNees The new version of the Spa Compensation Survey gives spa professionals easier and faster access to compensation data that is so important to them in managing their businesses WageWatch President and COO Margaret Dyekman added The challenge has been to capture complex compensation data and report it back in an easy to understand manner We ve improved on doing that and spa survey participants are telling us that they are using the information to ensure they compensate competitively The enhanced survey which is completely Web based includes a downloadable User s Guide to assist first time participants with entering data and running reports Survey participants can sort their data reports by spa type or make custom selections of the competitors in their particular labor market The process and methodology for gathering data and reporting results comply with U S Department of Justice guidelines for conducting compensation and benefits surveys ISPA member participants receive more than 50 percent off the subscription to the Spa Compensation Survey Data submission is underway and 2007 survey results are now available For more information contact http www wagewatch com About WageWatch Inc WageWatch Inc the leading Web based source for compensation and benefits data provides instantly accessible industry wage salary and benefits data delivered to any Internet enabled device Using a patent pending technology WageWatch surveys the hotel timeshare healthcare spa and gaming industries and provides companies with

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  • INTERNATIONAL SPA ASSOCIATION TO RELEASE SPA PROFESSIONAL CAREER GUIDE | International Spa Association
    started your first job There s no doubt that things would have probably gone a lot smoother Aspiring spa professionals can now breathe a sigh of relief because the International SPA Association has developed the Spa Professional Career Guide to put them ahead of the game in the competitive spa career arena Providing the educational tools to strengthen and sustain the spa industry s labor pool is a key objective for the association said ISPA President Lynne McNees By offering real world guidance the Spa Professional Career Guide acts as a road map for those who want to learn about the daily tasks and expectations associated with a spa career Released yesterday Sept 27 at the American Massage Therapy Association s National Convention the guide begins by covering the history and state of today s spa industry There is a large section on what to expect from a spa career which includes information on everything from folding towels to how much product to use during treatments Also included are interview tips information on benefits and wages and ways to advance your career within and outside of the spa industry Developed over several years by voluntary task force members of ISPA the guide will be offered in an electronic PDF format so that it may be updated as new information becomes available Available at the 2007 ISPA Conference Expo in November the Spa Professional Career Guide Guide is a free benefit to ISPA members Registration is available online for the 17th annual ISPA Conference Expo Nov 12 15 in Kissimmee Fla 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 3 000 health and wellness facilities and providers from 75 countries ISPA

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  • ISPA RECOGNIZES CLODAGH AS A VISIONARY FOR THE SPA INDUSTRY | International Spa Association
    toward both the definition and positive movement of health and wellness over the lifetime of their career Clodagh had the following to share about being chosen as the recipient of the ISPA 2007 Visionary Award There s nothing better than being honored by ones peers Since she was 17 when she began her own couture clothing line Clodagh has had a passion for making sure everything one sees is beautiful In her career she has earned numerous awards including Interior Design s Top 100 Interior Designers in America She was named one of the world s leading interior designers by Architectural Digest and inducted into the Interior Designer Hall of Fame She has been listed in Robb Report s Top 40 Interior Designers in the World Additionally she received the IFC Circle of Excellence Award for Enlightened Design and the 2006 Women in Design Award In its third printing Clodagh has a bestselling book Total Design which is a retrospective of her design work Clodagh will receive the ISPA 2007 Visionary Award during the General Session on Wednesday Nov 14 Recent past recipients of ISPA s Visionary Award include Sylvia Sepielli owner and president of Sylvia Planning And design SPAd Inc John E Lopis Ph D and Ginny Michel Lopis founders of JGL Inc the late Edwin Neill II former chief executive officer Neill Corporation and Frank van Putten president SpaSmart Inc About ISPA ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry ISPA s membership is comprised of more than 3 000 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 More details

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  • EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE, ISPA AND THE ISPA FOUNDATION PARTNER TO PROVIDE NEW SPA-RELATED CURRICULUM TO | International Spa Association
    a core of educational resources that will amend this situation Retail Management for Spas The Art and Science of Retail is the first ISPA and ISPA Foundation textbook within the spa curriculum that EI will offer to its academic customers This book explores retail planning inventory management maximizing profits sales and service visual merchandising and marketing within the spa environment Through its exploration of the art and science of retail the textbook provides essential business information on retail strategies planning management and administration It uses a variety of case studies stories learning activities and quizzes to help illustrate the concepts and lessons being presented Additional spa related textbooks are planned including an introductory textbook on the spa industry which will be published in early 2008 EI ISPA and the ISPA Foundation will celebrate their partnership at a reception for hospitality educators during the annual conference of the Council on Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Education CHRIE on Thursday July 26 in Dallas The Educational Institute is pleased to work with the ISPA Foundation and ISPA to offer materials that address the education and training needs of this fast growing segment of the hospitality industry said Roy Kennington CHA EI s president and COO Academic institutions may also purchase the Uniform System of Financial Reporting for Spas directly from EI This spa specific reference book provides a financial reporting system that gives spa operators the tools to measure compare and report on the financial health of their business The book was developed by the ISPA Foundation in collaboration with ISPA author Raymond Schmidgall the American Hotel Lodging Educational Institute and Hospitality Financial Technology Professionals 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 ISPA 4772 or by visiting http www experienceispa com Also of interest to students is the scholarship program created by the ISPA Foundation Named in honor of spa industry pioneer Cornell University Associate Professor Mary H Tabacchi Ph D R D the 1 500USD scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who has completed at least one year of college and is seeking a spa related degree with a demonstrated interest in spa management In addition to the actual scholarship the recipient will also receive a complimentary registration airfare and accommodations to attend the ISPA Conference Expo or ISPA International Spa Wellness Conference and Exhibition in Asia Scholarship applications are expected to be available in 2007 To inquire about or make contributions to the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship or endowment fund please contact ISPA s Director of Research and Development Stefanie Ashley at stefanie ashley ispastaff com About EI Established in 1953 as a nonprofit educational foundation of the American Hotel Lodging Association the

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  • MAKE A RELAXING FALL INTO AUTUMN | International Spa Association
    for repairing sun damaged skin a cranberry toner and an organic fruit enzyme peel that uses pumpkin sweet potato and cranberry enzymes West Virginia s Atasia Spa is tying in with the regional Apple Butter Festival During September and October Atasia will offer an Apple Butter Scrub treatment that begins with a warm body wash and ends with apple scented body lotion California s CA BOTANA International releases a new Pumpkin Enzyme Mask for the face and body The mask may be used weekly to re texturize skin and reduce the appearance of dark spots The Golden Door Spa at the Boulders Resort in Arizona is offering a Golden Harvest Facial which combines pumpkin green tea and avocado oil to cleanse and revitalize your skin Essential oils of sweet orange cinnamon clove and nutmeg are also used to calm and clear the mind The Pumpkin Body Treat at California s The Spa at Santaluz includes the application of warmed pumpkin cream cornmeal and honey to exfoliate dead skin cells And the Sweet Pumpkin Spice Pedicure including a cinnamon spice soak will have your toes dancing 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 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 encourage the renewal of mind body and spirit Editor s note A complete listing of ISPA member spas and resource partners that have made the association aware of their autumn products and treatments is included below ISPA looks forward to connecting you with members who could serve as interview

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