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  • ISPA Presents Boldijarre Koronczay with Visionary Award | International Spa Association
    Éminence team have been significantly involved in the industry over a number of years and are constantly looking for ways to give back and improve the industry said ISPA President Lynne McNees President of Éminence Organic Skin Care Koronczay himself is a survivor of childhood Leukemia inspiring him and the Éminence team to create Éminence Kids a philanthropic initiative which provides thousands of nutritious organic meals to seriously ill children in North America and Europe Boldijarre has made a lasting impact on this industry from his uniquely talented skills as an esthetician to his well known Éminence brand and exuberant personality he is very deserving of this ISPA award said ISPA Chairman Michael Tompkins Koronczay strongly believes in taking care of the earth and prides himself on continually working towards making sure Éminence is as green and sustainable of a company as possible As part of this ongoing commitment Éminence also created Forests for the Future a tree planting initiative that plants a tree for every product sold which has resulted in the planting of over three million trees worldwide I am so honored to be one of the youngest recipients of the ISPA Visionary Award I have dedicated my entire life to the spa industry and the organic movement before organic was main stream said Koronczay This is the moment where I can reflect and honestly say that all of the late nights sacrifices uphill battles and thousands of miles spent on the road each year have been truly worth every second Koronczay continued Hearing that I am granted this award to stand on the same stage as so many remarkable spa industry icons is incredibly humbling I am grateful beyond words The ISPA Visionary Award is presented each year to someone in the spa industry who has made

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  • ISPA Foundation Scholarship Opens | International Spa Association
    has fostered the growth of future leaders said ISPA President Lynne McNees ISPA trusts this scholarship will continue to encourage and inspire those joining the spa profession The scholarship was created in 2006 and later 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 This is one of the best awards that ISPA gives as it is a promise for the future of the spa industry said Tabacchi The more we put into the future through eager young hardworking students the greater the chance that our industry will remain healthy through growth and innovation The scholarship will be awarded to a junior senior or graduate student enrolled full time in a bachelor s or master s program The recipient will receive 5 000 USD to offset their education expenses a complimentary registration travel stipend and hotel accommodations to attend the 2015 ISPA Conference Expo a one year ISPA student membership and will be assigned a one year mentor to help navigate their career aspirations The ISPA Foundation will present the award at the 25th annual ISPA Conference Expo

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  • ISPA Asks, "Notice Anything Different?" | International Spa Association
    launching of the 2015 ISPA Buyer s Guide and the opportunity for individuals to win monthly rest and relaxation As ISPA celebrates this milestone we are proud to have been a resource for the last 25 years and will continue to be one for many years to come said ISPA President Lynne McNees The ISPA website provides a new look offering a world of inspiration and refreshed resources available to ISPA members media and the spa industry ISPA s website can be explored at www experienceispa com The 2015 ISPA Buyer s Guide provides ISPA spa and consultant members with a full listing of ISPA resource partner members that offer the highest caliber spa products and services available It is a one stop shop for finding spa resources Today also marks the launch of the ISPA Foundation s monthly auction series Each auction will start on the first weekday of the month and close on the last weekday of the month starting in March and leading up to the 2015 ISPA Conference Expo at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Nev from October 19 21 2015 We are so excited to be the first donor to the ISPA Foundation s monthly auction series said ISPA Chairman Michael Tompkins and chief executive officer of Hilton Head Health This initiative will raise funds to help support the development of new spa industry and consumer research The first package available is a five day four night stay at the all inclusive Hilton Head Health including transportation and daily resort credit Anyone is eligible to bid on items this includes ISPA members prospective members and consumers To participate in the auction and find more details about the packages available visit www biddingforgood com ispa Note to the Editor ISPA President Lynne McNees is available for

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  • The International SPA Association Names 2015 Board of Directors and Officers | International Spa Association
    ISPA membership well said ISPA President Lynne McNees ISPA s new board members strengthen the board s breadth of talent and background and we are delighted to welcome them to the team In addition to the new members the 2015 ISPA board will be led by elected chairman Michael Tompkins chief executive officer of Hilton Head Health Executive Committee Chairman Michael Tompkins chief executive officer of Hilton Head Health Vice Chairman Ella Stimpson director of spa of The Spa at Sea Island Secretary Treasurer Todd Shaw director of fitness tennis and spa of The Club at Las Campanas Todd Hewitt senior spa director of Four Seasons Toronto Frank Pitsikalis founder and chief executive officer of ResortSuite serving on the board as vice chairman of the International SPA Association Foundation Todd Walter chief executive officer of Red Door Spas Newly Elected ISPA Board Members Kristine Huffman president of Peak Performance Practice Laura Parsons complex director of ZaSpa at Hotel ZaZa Eric Stephenson education director of Well World Group Continuing to serve is Noel Asmar president and chief executive officer of Noel Asmar Uniforms Inc Blake Feeney Jeff Kohl founder of Spa Club Ideations serving on the board as chairman of the

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  • ISPA Members Use Sugar to Scrub Away Stress | International Spa Association
    scrub to massage the back shoulders and arms Eau Spa in Manalapan Fla offers Champagne Shimmer Body Luster which uses a brown sugar to scrub and warm champagne oil to soften and hydrate new skin Massage Envy Spa with multiple locations nationwide offers Sugar Foot Scrub Therapy using the Bon Vital Lavender sugaring product to soothe and smooth rough calloused feet One Ocean Resort and Spa in Atlantic Beach Fla offers Waterlemonade Refresher Body Treatment which uses a fresh watermelon basil and vodka sugar scrub Red Door Spa with multiple locations nationwide offers Orange Pomegranate Sugar Body Glow Treatment which incorporates the spa s signature sugar orange pomegranate body scrub Spa at Desert Springs in Palm Desert Calif offers Desert Journey Signature Treatment a light brown sugar scrub mixed with a body butter to hydrate and exfoliate Spa Evangeline at the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa Fla offers Body Elixir Polish a fine grain white and brown sugar based polish by FarmHouse Fresh to exfoliate skin Spa Réveil in Austin Texas offers the Moroccan Purifying Ritual which incorporates a sugar based scrub with black olive coffee crushed almond neroli orange and lemon rind Spa Shiki at The Lodge of Four Seasons Resorts in Lake Ozark Mo offers a Mandarin Green Tea Sugar Scrub that sloughs dead skin from feet and relax the entire body Springs Eternal Spa at Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford Pa offers Sugar Maple Glow including a sugar scrub and whipped body butter The Spa at Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods N H offers the Herbal Body Treatment including herbs from the resort s own garden mixed with a sugar scrub The Spa at the Omni Homestead in Hot Springs Va offers the Southern Harvest Apricot Sweet Vanilla Wrap with a sweet vanilla sugar scrub

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  • The 2014 ISPA Conference & Expo by the Numbers | International Spa Association
    24th annual International SPA Association ISPA Conference Expo at the Mandalay Bay Resort Casino in Las Vegas Nev USA The annual event headlined a mix of inspiring keynotes professional development offerings and an expo floor featuring the newest spa products ISPA members create memorable experiences for their customers year round This year s Conference helped attendees create their own extraordinary experience filled with collaborative ideas and lasting connections that will help them excel personally and professionally said ISPA President Lynne McNees This year s theme Create challenged ISPA attendees to be creative in all aspects of their business General Session speakers were Erik Wahl renowned graffiti artist Mike Walsh futuristic business analyst and Jewel Grammy nominated singer and songwriter Award recipients included Jim Root ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award Jane Iredale ISPA Visionary Award Josee Ann Cloutier and Nicole Meneveau co ISPA Foundation Mary Tabacchi Award recipients and Jewel Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award A few interesting facts and figures from the ISPA Conference Expo 4 days 36 speakers 41 countries represented 113 pages of new research released 122 new product launches 229 ISPA Conference exhibitors and sponsors 293 ISPA Foundation live and silent auction items 2 300 attendees 6 450 bags

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  • ISPA Foundation Awards Grant for PTSD Research | International Spa Association
    the science of skin health the Dr Howard Murad Research Grant offers financial assistance to those conducting research that addresses cultural stress its effects and ways to manage it Earlier this year we completed an IRB approved genetic research study to measure the effects a whole body approach to healthy living might have on a person s genetic expression said Dr Murad This pilot study resulted in significant positive gene expression results and also taught us that the most detrimental factor impeding a healthy lifestyle is the stress of modern living or what I call Cultural Stress I reached out to the physicians at UCLA and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System because for veterans already struggling with PTSD this day to day Cultural Stress is likely aggravating their condition I m very excited to be working on this new study with ISPA Dr Mullur and her team as we attempt through an Inclusive Health approach to introduce new ways to enhance the quality of life for our veterans suffering from PTSD Mullur a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center now serves as staff endocrinologist with the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and assistant professor of medicine at University of California Los Angeles She has previously conducted research in complementary and alternative medicine in addition to diabetes and metabolism Most recently Mullur has completed a study of a ten minute yoga based relaxation project in the management of diabetes I am very excited to bring Dr Murad s Inclusive Health program to our veterans said Dr Mullur We know that chronic stress damages health over time resulting in long term illnesses such as chronic pain obesity cardiovascular disease and or psychiatric disease Our veterans face tremendous hurdles once they return from serving our country and spa

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  • ISPA Research Supports Strong Spa Industry | International Spa Association
    representing the key metrics of the spa industry said ISPA President Lynne McNees We are looking forward to sharing this invaluable resource with our members within the industry to help them continue to grow their businesses Due to the increasing numbers of spa visits up 2 5 percent and a rise in the average revenue per visit up 2 5 percent and revenue grew by 5 1 percent The total number of visits to spa establishments in 2013 indicates the highest level recorded since ISPA commenced tracking the spa industry with an increase from 160 million in 2012 to 164 million in 2013 This year s findings reveal that operating spa establishments have increased by nearly 500 percent since the inaugural study was commissioned in 1999 In 1999 there were 1 5 spas for every 100 000 people living in the U S compared to 6 4 spas per 100 000 people at the end of 2013 Another major indicator in the industry s growth since the economic downturn is the total number employed in the sector now at its highest level since the first industry study increasing 1 8 percent from 343 600 in May 2013 to 349 900

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