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  • Spa Industry Surpasses $15 Billion Mark | International Spa Association
    The study presents what is known as the Big Five total revenue spa visits spa locations revenue per visit and number of employees for the United States spa industry It is always an exciting time to reveal the Big Five as these numbers are strong indicators of the future success and growth of the spa industry As ISPA celebrates its 25th anniversary we are proud to report this milestone for the spa industry said ISPA President Lynne McNees Total revenue passed the 15 billion mark in 2014 up from 14 7 billion in 2013 to 15 5 billion in 2014 5 3 percent increase The increase in spa revenues was driven by strong growth in the number of spa visits estimated to have increased to a record high of 176 million in 2014 up from 164 million in 2013 6 7 percent increase As the increase in visits outpaced the rise in spa revenues there was a slight decline in average revenue per visit from 89 in 2013 to 88 in 2014 1 3 percent decrease The total number of spa locations rose from 20 180 in 2013 to 20 660 in 2014 2 4 percent increase Total employment is

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  • Spa Industry Shows How Buying Local Remains Trendy | International Spa Association
    ISPA members were present at the event and offered spa treatments to the media Beau Rivage Resort Casino offered Hanakasumi Inspired by Japanese tradition this treatment revives energy using reflexology colorescience offered makeovers with a celebrity makeup artist and helped address skincare concerns and needs while using colorescience products Cranwell Resort Spa Golf Club offered BABOR hand and face treatments using BABOR products to boost the skin s moisture and nutrient levels Eau Spa at Eau Palm Beach Resort Spa offered HydrEAUfacials a facial using HydraFacial MD technology to extract and remove impurities and dead skin cells Grand Velas Resort s offered the Bacal and Grand Cora Massages utilizing Mayan corn and honey and applied with a corn cob for an exfoliating and detoxifying treatment Jindilli offered a BoomaGlam Massage which used a boomerang and Macademia Oil honoring the company s Australian heritage The Lodge at Woodloch offered an Herbal Infused Honey Treatment using honey sugar and seasonal healing herbs for a thorough exfoliation Massage Envy Spa offered a Healthy Skin Vitamin C Infusion Mini Facial using Murad products formulated with pure Vitamin C to repair and prevent free radical damage The Mayflower Grace Spa offered a Biochemical Constitutional Consultation with a wellness therapist recommending biochemical elements to best support the individual s body Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program offered a Postural Analysis explaining the ways to achieve and maintain optimal alignment for improved posture Miraval Resort Spa offered a Healthy Sleep Consultation where Miraval s sleep specialist met with individuals and discussed how to improve sleep habits and patterns Mirbeau Inn Spa offered Monet s Favorite Fragrance Massage an aromatherapy massage to address physical mental and emotional wellbeing Omni Hotels Resorts offered a Restorative Native Foot Treatment a steaming aromatic herbal treatment to penetrate into tired soles to relieve

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  • ISPA’s Research Extends to United Kingdom, Canada and Australia | International Spa Association
    remarkable and builds on the continued success of the previous five volumes As the first international edition of the series this volume has been greatly anticipated said ISPA President Lynne McNees The report looks beyond US borders and highlights what motivates people to visit or just as importantly not to visit a spa as well as gauging wider opinions on the spa industry as a whole This research comes at such a fitting time as ISPA celebrates our 25th anniversary A big thank you to our spa and resource partner members for their service to our industry said Michael Tompkins ISPA Chairman The quality research ISPA delivers is one of the many ways we serve our members and support the spa industry ISPA has been the authoritative voice of the spa industry from the beginning and will continue in that rich tradition We haven t changed our focus in strengthening our industry spa has always been our priority Some of the most interesting findings from the study include Australia has the lowest percentage of spa goers within its population as compared to the other countries but it does boast the highest proportion of male spa goers among its spa going population The majority of spa goers visit the spa between one and four times per year British spa goers place more importance on the social angle of a spa visit with almost one in five 19 using their most recent trip to join a friend or relative at the spa When it comes to the most popular treatments there are only subtle differences across the four countries surveyed Massage is overwhelmingly the top treatment across the board with almost three quarters of spa goers 72 experiencing one within the last year This survey achieved a total of 4 028 responses

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  • 25th Annual ISPA Conference & Expo General Session Line-up Announced | International Spa Association
    Conference Expo at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Nev from October 19 21 2015 The general sessions ignite the energy within our attendees each morning they bring the spa community together to learn from thought provoking speakers and challenge us to reflect within ourselves said ISPA Chairman Michael Tompkins Monday s general session will kick off with a focus on technology Randi Zuckerberg founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media will present 10 Trends in Tech You Need to Know Right Now Dr Pamela Peeke internationally recognized expert physician scientist and author in integrative medicine will also be on hand to discuss Brave New Spa World Tooling Tech Touch for Tomorrow Tuesday will share a boost of inspiration as the general session will highlight Amy Purdy American actress model world class snowboarder and 2014 Paralympic bronze medalist co founder of Adaptive Action Sports professional motivational speaker clothing designer and author Wednesday s general session will include a presentation from Scott Harrison a former club promoter who founded and is the current CEO of the non profit charity water Additionally attendees will hear from Alice Waters chef author and the proprietor of Chez Panisse as she will be on hand to accept the 2015 Alex Szekely ISPA Humanitarian Award A new pre Conference workshop will also be available to attendees on Sunday entitled Ruth Stricker s Wise Voices This session will focus on the spirit of life lessons that enrich and enhance our lives and will be presented by Gladys Taylor McGarey M D M D H an author family physician and co founder of the American Holistic Medical Foundation More information about attending the 2015 ISPA Conference Expo can be found at attendISPA com Note to the Editor ISPA President Lynne McNees is available for interviews please contact Allie Hembree allie

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  • Second Year for Dual Recipients of ISPA Foundation Scholarship | International Spa Association
    non profit she developed for children that have lost a parent emphasizing the importance of spa Verpson attends University of Tartu in Pärnu Estonia She is in the process of achieving her degree in Wellness and Spa Service Design and Management and will graduate in June 2016 Verpson would like to return to her university s department to teach spa curriculum The Mary Tabacchi Scholarship was created in 2006 and named in honor of Mary Tabacchi Ph D RD Associate Professor Hospitality Facilities and Operations at Cornell University Dr Tabacchi is a beloved spa industry veteran and pioneer in spa education Every year as we interview exceptional applicants for the ISPA Foundation Mary Tabacchi Scholarship it is exciting to see the level of excellence these students show as they pursue their passion into the spa industry Taylor and Anne Liise show a dedication to education drive for their careers and personal compassion for aiding others I look forward to welcoming them to the stage at the ISPA Conference Expo to receive their scholarships said Jeff Kohl Chairman of the ISPA Foundation Toreno and Verpson will each be awarded 5 000 USD to help counterbalance their educational dues In addition they will receive a travel stipend and hotel accommodations to attend the 2015 ISPA Conference Expo a one year ISPA Student Membership valued at 130 USD and will be assigned a one year mentor to help navigate their career aspirations I am so honored Being selected will afford me the opportunity to continue my education attend the 2015 ISPA Conference and Expo and will provide me with a mentor Being a first generation student I am beyond thankful that I have people who believe in me and I will not let them down Toreno said I am honored to receive the

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  • Spa Industry Centers on Balance and Stability | International Spa Association
    physical act through hands and feet but also mental exercise Aspira the Spa encouraged individuals to use healing therapies like Myofascial Release and Unwinding to reduce pain and restore function back to the body Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village provided mini hand treatments containing oxygenated air bubbles Kohler Waters Spa helped individuals escape and release tension from everyday life stresses with a Deep Tissue Bamboo Massage Massage Envy Spas assisted people to stay grounded by hydrating and soothing feet with a lavender scent sugar scrub featured in their Sugar Foot Therapy The Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program provided individual posture analysis and tips on how to improve poor posture from everyday life habits Miraval Resort and Spa revealed their Tibetan Chakra Balancing session which allowed healing sounds cleansing power and vibration from the Tibetan bowls to surround individuals The Oaks at Ojai offered a take home salt scrub Pixie Tangerine Salt Scrub which contained fresh picked pixie tangerines and olive oil to inspire relaxation Spa Montage showcased their Elements of Wellness Treatment that displayed a blend of essential oils during a therapy session for a balance of mind body and spirit The spa industry has been helping people not only feel their best but also look their best with facials and makeovers Colorescience featured a celebrity makeup artist that addressed skin care concerns and questions while performing makeovers to enhance individual beauty Island Spa Catalina displayed their Mini Sea of Life Refresher Facial featuring OSEA skincare that provided a pure organic and vegan ingredients straight from the sea Stemulation Skin Care educated individuals about stem cell research and the science behind it as well as provided a Mini Facial Rejuvenation Treatment to enhance complexions Media were able to pre book treatments through the appointment software ResortSuite Through a partnership with

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  • Alice Waters to Receive ISPA's Humanitarian Award | International Spa Association
    is so inspiring and her work impacts so many of us Waters was chosen based on her extensive work as founder of The Edible Schoolyard Project an innovative model for public education that integrates the growing and cooking of food into the core academic curriculum The centerpiece of the mission is to promote a free nutritious and sustainable school lunch for all students K 12 and to bring children into a new relationship to food Waters vision for edible education began 20 years ago with The Edible Schoolyard at Berkeley s Martin Luther King Jr Middle School which today draws visitors from around the world The online Edible Schoolyard Network gathers and shares lessons and best practices from school gardens kitchens and edible education programs worldwide To date there are more than 4 000 Edible Schoolyard Network member programs in 54 countries I am so honored to be receiving this award for the 25th anniversary of ISPA said Waters I am looking forward to speaking at this important gathering The award is named in honor of the late spa pioneer Alex Szekely It is designed to recognize an individual who acts as a respected contributor to overall well being encouraging the renewal of mind body and spirit all of which are characteristics embodied by ISPA members worldwide The award will be presented to Waters by Szekely s mother Deborah Szekely Alice Waters has climbed to the summit of worldwide culinary fame since starting Chez Panisse in a little house on Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley said Szekely Along the way she s done more than any single person to change the world of healthy sustainable immensely enjoyable dining as well as cooking at home She also inspires many thousands of children each year through her Edible Schoolyard project to honor fresh

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  • ISPA Presents Dedicated Contributor Award to Sharilyn Abbajay | International Spa Association
    resources in an effort to improve our industry makes her a standout among spa peers said ISPA Chairman Michael Tompkins I m honored ISPA is recognizing a behind the scenes giver who has done so much for us all With more than 35 years of experience Abbajay has become a well recognized expert within the field of spa development strategy retail trends innovation and operational excellence Abbajay had previously served as the vice president of global spa retail and fitness for Marriott International Prior to that she founded Abbajay Associates a global leading consulting firm specializing in strategic insights trends and creative business development for the spa retail beauty hair and wellness industries In 2005 Abbajay joined Neill Corp distributor and industry educator of Aveda and served as corporate operating officer for five years I have devoted my professional life to the beauty and spa industry and am beyond grateful for the opportunities that have been bestowed upon me said Abbajay Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be recognized for following my life s passion I am over the moon proud Thank you ISPA once again for lifting me up I am deeply honored Having started her career as a spa technician Abbajay is passionate about the business and continues to give back to the industry by donating her time and talent Along with previously serving on the ISPA board of directors as secretary treasurer and on the ISPA Foundation board of directors as vice chairman she has presented at the ISPA Conference Expo written and published ISPA textbooks lectured internationally and served on and lead numerous committees and task forces The ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award is given to an active ISPA member who has contributed significantly to the growth of the association The recipient

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