Sep24

ISPA Foundation Announces 2009 Recipient of Ruth Stricker Spa & Wellness Award

Thursday, 24 September 2009

The International SPA Association Foundation is pleased to announce Cynthia Karlson, M.A., C.M.T., as the 2009 recipient of the Ruth Stricker Spa and Wellness Award.

Sep14

Partnership of ISPA & STR Creates New Benchmarking Tool for the Spa Industry

Monday, 14 September 2009

The International SPA Association has formed a unique relationship with Smith Travel Research to expand an online benchmarking tool for spas.

Sep03

ISPA to Recognize Dr. Howard Murad as a Visionary Leader in the Spa Industry

Thursday, 03 September 2009

The International SPA Association will honor Howard Murad, M.D., CEO and founder of Murad, Inc. during the 2009 ISPA Conference & Expo, Oct. 5-8 at the Hilton Austin and the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Tx.

Aug11

ISPA Announces Board Members for 2010

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

The International SPA Association is pleased to announce its board of directors for 2010, including one new officer and four new members.

Jul22

ISPA TO RECOGNIZE TOUR DE FORCE LANCE ARMSTRONG AS HUMANITARIAN

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

We all know his story and have been motivated by his Live Strong campaign. Now Lance Armstrong will speak to thousands of spa professionals who live spa everyday at the 2009 International SPA Association’s Conference & Expo, Oct. 5-8 at the Hilton Austin and the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.

Jul17

ISPA To Recognize Pat & Juanita Corbett As Dedicated Contributors

Friday, 17 July 2009

Two spa industry leaders will be honored during the 2009 International SPA Association’s Conference & Expo, Oct. 5-8 at the Hilton Austin and the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX. Pat and Juanita Corbett co-founders of The Hills Health Ranch

Jul14

New Editor Named For ISPA's Pulse Magazine

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

The International SPA Association is pleased to announce Rebekah Sellers as the new editor of Pulse and LiveSpa magazines.

Jul07

Spa Chefs Prepare You For A Healthy Summer

Tuesday, 07 July 2009

Strawberries are ripe, tomatoes are plump and watermelons are juicy...it must be summertime! Eating healthy as part of leading a spa lifestyle is easier than you might think...

Jul06

IMG Associations Announce Five-Year Extension with the International SPA Association

Monday, 06 July 2009

IMG Associations, the association management division of IMG, and the International SPA Association have agreed to extend their highly successful management relationship through 2014...

Jul01

ISPA Releases 2009 U.S. Spa Industry Statistics

Wednesday, 01 July 2009

The International SPA Association 2009 U.S. Spa Industry Update reveals a steady increase across the board in overall spa locations, revenues and visits. While this may seem unexpected...

Jun04

THE ISPA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES RECIPIENT OF THE MARY TABACCHI SCHOLARSHIP

Thursday, 04 June 2009

The International SPA Association Foundation is pleased to announce Cornell University student Alison Harrigan as the second beneficiary of the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship.

Jun03

LET DAD KICK UP HIS FEET AND RELAX THIS FATHER’S DAY

Wednesday, 03 June 2009

If previous Father’s Day gifts have included a “My Dad Is #1” T-shirt, then it’s time to start thinking outside of the box.

May20

REHEARSALS, RECEPTIONS AND RELAXATION

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

From bluebird skies to blushing brides the busy summer wedding season is upon us again. Between the dress, the cake and the guest list, it’s no wonder brides are more frenzied than ever before...

May13

Get sun smart at the spa

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

We’ve all made mistakes: bell bottoms, scrunchies and laying out in the sun without sunscreen. All that’s in the past. Thanks to advances in skin care and advice from experts, we now know sun worshipping isn’t chic.

Apr23

MOM + ISPA SPA ESCAPE = A HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

Thursday, 23 April 2009

From banged-up knees to broken hearts, mom’s been there for you since the beginning. So why not treat her this Mother’s Day to a relaxing, nurturing spa experience? According to Mom Central Consulting, 76 percent of moms who are making cuts in spending are no longer buying items for themselves.

Apr21

SPA: IT’S A LIFESTYLE, NOT A LUXURY

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Enough is enough! For far too long, we’ve allowed the message of spa to be about luxury and pampering; caviar facials and champagne baths; an experience only to be had by the rich and famous.

Apr15

THE ISPA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES RUTH STRICKER AWARD & DR. HOWARD MURAD GRANT

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The International SPA Association Foundation is proud to announce that for the second year, applications for both the Ruth Stricker Spa and Wellness Award and the Dr. Howard Murad Research Grant are available. Both of these opportunities help further the ISPA Foundation’s research initiatives.

Apr07

SPAS ADD YEARS TO YOUR LIFE

Tuesday, 07 April 2009

Did you know that April 16th is National Stress Awareness Day? Coincidence that it falls the day after taxes are due? I don’t know, but spas can help.

Apr02

LIVE SPA, LIVE SIMPLY, LIVESTRONG® AT THE 2009 ISPA CONFERENCE & EXPO

Thursday, 02 April 2009

The “Live Music Capitol of the World,” Austin, Texas, is preparing to host the 19th annual ISPA Conference & Expo, Oct. 5-8. Dust off your boots and two-step your way to Texas for more than 30 hours of education and hundreds of exhibitors showcasing new products.

Mar24

SPAS LEND A HELPING HAND

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the doom and gloom of the economy. You can’t turn on the TV or open a newspaper without reading about the stock market tanking, home foreclosure rates rising and increased unemployment. The International SPA Association is giving you permission to put the negative aside and take in the good that spas, both big and small, are doing across the country

Mar17

LIVE HAPPY, LIVE HEALTHY, LIVESPA IN 2009

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

LEXINGTON, Ky. – LiveSpa magazine, a publication produced by the International SPA Association, is back with its second annual edition to educate the consumer on all things spa.

Mar10

HYDROTHERAPY – WHAT IS IT AND WHY AREN’T WE DOING IT?

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The word "spa" translates from the Latin phrase Salude Per Aqua and means "healing through water." Since ancient times water treatments, or hydrotherapy, has been common place in Europe but never really caught on in the United States.

Feb26

ISPA RELEASES GLOBAL BEST PRACTICES

Thursday, 26 February 2009

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The International SPA Association has released a pioneering list of Global Best Practices to ensure that all spas provide quality services to their guests.

Feb12

WORLDWIDE, STRESS IS THE No.1 REASON PEOPLE SPA

Thursday, 12 February 2009

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The first of its kind Global Consumer Study is here! Never before has the spa community seen a study that compares consumer trends in 15 countries.

Feb03

REV UP THE ROMANCE THIS VALANTINE’S DAY WITH SAVVY SPA SAVINGS

Tuesday, 03 February 2009

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Just because the economy isn’t what it used to be, doesn’t mean you have to forgo a Valentine’s surprise for that special someone. Now’s the time to find fantastic spa deals that are easy on the wallet, from discounted treatments to complimentary services. Roses wilt and chocolates melt, so this holiday give the gift of spa – it’s not only a romantic gift but a healthful one too.

Jan09

THE ISPA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES MARY TABACCHI SCHOLARSHIP

Friday, 09 January 2009

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The International SPA Association Foundation is proud to announce that students may begin submitting applications for the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship. The scholarship, created in 2006, is named in honor of industry pioneer and Cornell University Associate Professor Mary H. Tabacchi, Ph.D., R.D.

Jan05

2009 SPA TRENDS

Monday, 05 January 2009

Lexington, KY – From customizing your style, to customizing your car – we all want services tailor made to our busy lifestyles. This is why, as the voice of the spa industry, the International SPA Association is forecasting customization as one of the hottest trends of 2009.

Dec16

ISPA Foundation Releases Textbook & Accompanying DVD

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The International SPA Association Foundation along with The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI) have developed a new textbook titled "Spa: A Comprehensive Introduction." This text takes an in-depth look at everything from the history and cultural development of spas, to daily spa operating procedures.

Dec10

Spa Savings Benefit Stressed Americans

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

LEXINGTON, KY - Does the stress of the economy have you pulling your hair out? Are you running circles around Santa gearing up for the Holidays? Now is the time to take a breather, rejuvenate, and de-stress.

Nov21

2008 ISPA Conference & Expo Embraces Spa Professionals From 39 Countries

Friday, 21 November 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky - An assembly of nearly 3,000 spa professionals from 39 countries convened for the 2008 International SPA Association Conference & Expo. Held Nov. 10-13 at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., USA, the 18th annual Conference comprised more than 380 first-time attendees; 54 hours of education; and an Expo with 304 companies, including more than 100 new product launches.

Oct28

ISPA Perseveres Through Tough Economy

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Members of the International SPA Association are withstanding the current economic climate, according to a recent survey of ISPA members.

Oct28

ISPA Invests in the Future of the Spa Industry

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The International SPA Association continues to be the leading source for spa industry research, business tools and curriculum. As the voice of the industry, ISPA is ensuring the sustainability of the spa industry by investing again in its members and providing complimentary resources to its membership. Beginning at the 2008 ISPA Conference & Expo held Nov. 10-13 in Las Vegas digital copies of existing and future research studies will be available for ISPA members at no cost.

Oct23

ISPA Perseveres Through Tough Economy

Thursday, 23 October 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Members of the International SPA Association are withstanding the current economic climate, according to a recent survey of ISPA members.

Oct23

SPA Conference & Expo Draws High Numbers

Thursday, 23 October 2008

The International SPA Association will once again take Las Vegas by storm as attendance for the 18th annual ISPA Conference & Expo is tracking with 2006’s record-breaking event.

Sep30

ISPA Announces Foundation Board Members for 2009

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The International SPA Association Foundation is ready to begin another exciting year of servicing the spa industry. The Foundation is heading into 2009 ready to expand upon the new tools and opportunities that were introduced in 2008. The new board members will begin their roles at the upcoming ISPA Conference & Expo, Nov. 10-13, in Las Vegas.

Sep19

Leading Researchers Meet With ISPA to Discuss The Spa Industry's Future

Friday, 19 September 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. - As the voice of the spa industry, the International SPA Association brings the most important, useful and accurate research to its members. In this endeavor, leading research professionals recently met in Coconut Grove, Fla., to discuss the future research needs of the spa industry.

Sep03

ISPA To Recognize Sidney Poitier & the Late Robin Zill at Annual Conference & Expo

Wednesday, 03 September 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A spa industry pioneer and an Academy Award winner will be honored during the 2008 International SPA Association's Conference & Expo, Nov. 10-13 in Las Vegas. Sidney Poitier, Oscar-winning actor, writer, director and diplomat, is the recipient of the 2008 ISPA Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award. The late Robin Zill, co-founder of TouchAmerica, a leading manufacturer of treatment tables and equipment used in spas, is the first person to be awarded both the ISPA Visionary and Dedicated Contributor awards.

Aug18

LiveSpa to be Distributed at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Monday, 18 August 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The International SPA Association is proud to announce that LiveSpa Magazine will be distributed at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The 2008 edition of LiveSpa will be distributed to leading fashion journalists, celebrities and trendsetters during the week-long fashion extravaganza.

Aug07

ISPA Foundation Announces Inaugural Recipient of the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship

Thursday, 07 August 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The International SPA Association Foundation announces Arizona State University student Michelle Bashore as the first beneficiary of the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship. Bashore will receive $2,500 toward her education as well as a trip to the 2008 ISPA Conference & Expo, Nov. 10-13 in Las Vegas.

Aug07

Skin Authority Founder Celeste Hilling Chosen for International Board

Thursday, 07 August 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Spa and skin-care expert Celeste Hilling is a new member of the International SPA Association Foundation Board of Directors. Based in San Diego, Hilling is the founder of Skin Authority and is a past member of the ISPA Board of Directors.

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