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November 2018 Snapshot Survey – Spa Treatment Trends

December 21, 2018

Topic of focus – Spa Treatment Trends

When asked to identify which audiences their spa offers or promotes a specific treatment offering based on the title or description of the treatment within the spa menu, the majority of all spa respondents promote to athletes (52 percent), bridal parties (65 percent), individuals with high stress (68 percent) and men (80 percent). Nearly four-in-five resort/hotel spa respondents reported promoting specifically to men (84 percent), compared to 63 percent for day spa respondents.

Nutrition Counseling

Guiding clients on food choices and nutritional supplements with regards to weight management, anti-aging, vibrant skin, increased energy, hormonal balancing and general well being.

October 2015 Snapshot Survey – Quarterly Performance

December 13, 2016

Topic of focus – Quarterly Performance

In regards to gross revenue change for the third quarter of 2015, 69 percent of ISPA spa members reported some level of increase over the same quarter of 2014.

October 2016 Snapshot Survey Quarterly Performance

December 13, 2016

Topics of focus – Quarterly Performance

In regards to gross revenue change for the third quarter of 2016, 73 percent of all ISPA spa members reported some level of increase over the third quarter in 2015.

October 2017 Snapshot Survey – Quarterly Performance

March 6, 2018

Topic of focus – Quarterly Performance

The third quarter continued the trend of an increase in gross profit change from the year before. Seventy-eight percent of all spa respondents reported that their gross profit change had increased by at least one percent when comparing the third quarter of 2017 with the third quarter of 2016. Forty-five percent of all spa respondents reported an increase of 10 percent or more. Resource partner participants reported similar growth, with 69 percent reporting a growth of at least one percent in their gross profit change.

October 2018 Snapshot Survey – Quarterly Performance 10-Year Anniversary

November 27, 2018

Topic of focus – Technology in the Workplace

Growth in the third quarter of 2018 continued once again in the spa industry. Less than one in five spa respondents (19 percent) reported a decrease in gross revenue change for the third quarter of 2018 compared to the third quarter of 2017. Similarly, only nine percent of resource partner respondents reported a decrease when analyzing the same two quarters.

October 2020 Snapshot Survey — Quarterly Performance

December 15, 2020

When the most recent Snapshot Survey focused on quarterly performance was administered in April of 2020, the coronavirus pandemic had forced 99 percent of spas to close. Most spas have now navigated the reopening process (90 percent of this month’s survey respondents reported being open and receiving guests), and this survey continues the important process of documenting spa performance so that the pandemic’s effects can be accounted for and theindustry’s steps forward can be measured accurately.

Ohashiatsu

A system of treatment and meditation used to relieve tension and fatigue and induce a state of harmony and peace. The practitioner first assesses a person’s state by feeling the “hara,” the area below one’s navel.

Onsen

Japanese natural mineral hot springs.

Oxygen Facial

Oxygen facials are said to combat visible signs of aging linked to poor conveyance of oxygen from subcutaneous capillaries to the surface of the skin.

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