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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.

October 2022 Snapshot Survey-Quarterly Report

September 14, 2023

The October 2022 ISPA snapshot survey asked respondents to share details about their spa or company’s third quarter performance (July 1 through September 30, 2022) compared to the third quarter of 2021. The results reported in this quarterly performance survey further illustrate the spa industry’s continued recovery from the pandemic.

Compared to the same period in 2021, nearly 80 percent of the spas surveyed reported an increase in third quarter revenue. Complementarily, 72 percent of spa respondents reported an increase in profits. Almost one-third (27 percent) saw profits increases exceeding 20 percent compared to the prior third quarter profits. Continuing the 2022 trends, spa visits were up for 62 percent of respondents.


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.


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.

Palm Reading

Palm reading is the art or practice of revealing an individual’s character and personality from the lines on the palms.


Succession of cleansing and purifying treatments from Ayurveda, using nutrition, herbs, massage and meditative techniques aimed to restore the body’s own ability to create health.


Dermalife Spa Jet, Panthermal Regeneration Chamber

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