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June 2016 Snapshot Survey – Retail

December 13, 2016

Topic of focus – Retail

Retail sales are an important income source for members, with 38 percent of all spas reporting an average of 10 – 15 percent of total annual sales revenue stemming from retail sales.

June 2017 Snapshot Survey – Social Media

September 6, 2017

Topic of focus – Social Media

The last Snapshot Survey to cover social media as a topic was the March 2012 survey. Notable usage changes over that time include 40 percent of all spas using LinkedIn as a business tool in June of 2017, compared to just 31 percent in 2012. Pinterest saw a similar increase with 10 percent of spas using it in 2012 and 20 percent using it in 2017. Twitter has seen a decrease in use as 67 percent of all spa respondents used it in 2012 compared to 52 percent in 2017.

June 2018 Snapshot Survey – Revenue-Generating Ideas

November 27, 2018

Topic of focus – Revenue-Generating Ideas

Sixty percent of all spa respondents reported they have partnered with a local business or organization to help generate new revenue. Many of these partnerships consist of local restaurants, stores, corporate offices and hotels, offering discounts and making use of cross-promotions. In contrast, just 21 percent of resource partner respondents have partnered with a local business or organization to help generate new revenue.

June 2019 Snapshot Survey — Technology in the Workplace

November 6, 2019

Topic of focus – Technology in the Workplace

The June Snapshot Survey inquired about technology use in the workplace, including mobile devices and industry software.

June 2020 Snapshot Survey — Reopening Continues

December 15, 2020

The June 2020 edition of ISPA’s Snapshot Survey continues recent surveys’ focus on reopening as restrictions due to COVID-19 are lifted. The real-time feedback provided by this series of surveys continues to shed light on the experiences of owners and operators whose spas have already reopened, as well as those still in the planning phase. 62 percent of respondents’ spas had opened at the time they completed the June survey, and the results below are, where appropriate, divided into two categories: spas that have reopened and spas that have yet to reopen.

Kansa

A Kansa tool treatment will help relax the muscles, reduce stress and tension, detox the skin (which is our biggest organ), and improve complexion. It is a gentle and noninvasive therapy.

Keeping Up with the Financial Scorecard

April 3, 2017

A financial report, in simple terms, is your success scorecard. “Financial reports provide information on the health of the business. They are your measure of success,” says Rose Fernandez. vice president of sales for North America at Jurlique, based in Santa Monica, California. 

Kirlian Photography

The Kirlian photographic process uses a technique to take photographs using high voltage to reveal the “aura” around the physical object.

Kneipp Kur System (Kneipp Therapy)

Treatments combining hydrotherapy, herbology, and a diet of natural foods, developed in Germany in the mid-1800s by Pastor Sebastian Kneipp.

Kneipp Therapy

Treatments combining hydrotherapy, herbology, and a diet of natural foods, developed in Germany in the mid-1800s by Pastor Sebastian Kneipp.

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