Apr20

The ISPA Foundation Announces Two Research Opportunities

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

The Ruth Stricker Spa and Wellness Award and the Dr. Howard Murad Research Grant application period now open.

Apr16

International SPA Association Event in India Brings Together Spa Professionals

Friday, 16 April 2010

The International SPA Association hosted its first-ever ISPA Regional Event in Mumbai, India on April 8-9, 2010 at Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach. The event was the first step

Apr15

International SPA Association Members Are Serious About Sustainability

Thursday, 15 April 2010

It seems like everyone is claiming to be "green" these days, but what does it really mean to be eco-friendly? With 82 percent of International SPA Association member spas offering.

Apr12

Slow Down, Sit and Stopover at the Spa to Control Stress

Monday, 12 April 2010

Everyone has stress - it’s unavoidable - but the way you deal with it can make a huge difference in your life. In recognition of April’s National Stress Awareness Month.

Apr05

Golfers Find Relief at the Spa During Majors

Monday, 05 April 2010

The Master's, beginning this week, kicks off the 2010 men's major golf championships putting the golf world on top of everyone's minds. One thing all sports enthusiasts have in common, besides fierce competition, is the spa.

Apr01

International SPA Association & PricewaterhouseCoopers to Release Updated Spa Industry Study

Thursday, 01 April 2010

The International SPA Association is pleased to announce a new venture with PricewaterhouseCoopers on the latest edition of its renowned Spa Industry Study.

Mar30

International SPA Association Event to Provide Education & Networking in India

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Spa professionals will be meeting at the inaugural ISPA Regional Event in India, held at Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach on April 8-9, 2010 in Mumbai.

Jan27

The ISPA Foundation's 2010 Dr. Mary Tabacchi Scholarship Applications Available

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

The International SPA Association Foundation is pleased to announce that students may begin submitting applications for the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship. The scholarship, created in 2006.

Jan12

Spas Make Valentine's Day Gifting Simple

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Forget flowers and don’t even think about teddy bears this Valentine’s Day. Instead show that special someone how much you care with time at the spa.

Jan06

ISPA's 20th Anniversary Marks New Partnership With Spa Week Media Group, LTD.

Wednesday, 06 January 2010

The International SPA Association is pleased to announce a partnership with Spa Week Media Group, Ltd. As a kick off to ISPA’s 20th anniversary celebration Spa Week Media Group will recognize ISPA as the exclusive spa association sponsor of the Spring and Fall SPA WEEK®.

Jan02

Spas Help You Get Heart Healthy in February

Saturday, 02 January 2010

February isn’t all about flowers and chocolates, it’s actually more about hearts than you might think. This month is American Heart Month and February 5 is Wear Red Day.

Nov17

2010 International SPA Association Trend Watch

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

It’s tough to keep up with the latest trends when everything from vampires to Snuggies is on the cultural radar. The International SPA Association makes it easy for you to stay up-to-date with the latest spa trends for 2010.

Nov03

Holiday Gifting Made Simple At The Spa

Tuesday, 03 November 2009

If you’re in a holiday gift-giving slump, look no further than your local spa for inspiring ideas. Gift cards, once thought to be a total gift cop-out, are revived.

Oct28

ISPA Members Help Beat Breast Cancer

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Many organizations and industries recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the spa industry is no exception.

Oct15

ISPA Foundation Raises Funds To Support Education And Outreach Initiatives And Gives Back In Austin

Thursday, 15 October 2009

The International SPA Association Foundation is celebrating a successful end to its annual Silent and Live Auctions held at the ISPA Conference & Expo in Austin, Tx.

Oct06

ISPA Leaders Circle Meets to Discuss Future of the Spa Industry

Tuesday, 06 October 2009

The fourth annual Leaders Circle meeting convened during the 2009 International SPA Association Conference & Expo being held in Austin, Tx.

Sep29

2009 ISPA Expo Introduces New Products to the Spa Industry

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Are you always searching for the next big thing? The 2009 ISPA Conference & Expo is just the place to discover the hottest new products, techniques and equipment in the spa industry.

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.

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