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.

Jul08

Summertime Equals Quality Family Time at the Spa

Tuesday, 08 July 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. - If your family is looking for an active, fun-filled and memorable vacation this summer, spas ensure the ideal family-friendly retreat. And, if you think spas are a bit too relaxing for your children, think again, as they are great atmospheres to get the kids moving with healthy and educational activities.

Jun11

ISPA EVALUATES NEXT STEPS IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. - As spas continue to open and be developed in the Asia-Pacific region, the International SPA Association has formed a group to evaluate next steps in this pivotal area. As the voice of the global spa industry, five percent of ISPA's more than 3,000 members in 75 countries are from the Asia-Pacific region.

May27

INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE WITH A SPA VISIT TODAY

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. - With many Americans eagerly awaiting some extra cash in their pockets thanks to the economic stimulus payments, now is the time to make an investment in your health. As the voice of the global spa industry, the International SPA Association and its 3,000 members urge you to invest your newly acquired funds on your mind, body and spirit.

May20

10 WAYS TO STAY COOL THIS SUMMER WITH HOT SPA PRODUCTS AND TREATMENTS

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. - If the thought of baring your pasty, dry, winter skin makes you feel more than a little apprehensive leading spa professionals from the International SPA Association have you covered with some of the best new products, treatments and services just in time for summer! There's no doubt you'll be turning the cabana boy's head after a relaxing day at an ISPA member spa prepping for the hot months ahead.

May06

LIVESPA TO DEBUT IN JUNE 2008

Tuesday, 06 May 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. - With one out of four Americans having visited a spa, chances are that if you have not been to one, you know someone who has. Most people learn about spa etiquette from their friends and co-workers, which can lead to even more questions. So, let the International SPA Association be your "spa mentor" by providing the answers and helping you Live Happy. Live Healthy. LiveSpa.

May02

SIX STRESS-FREE WAYS TO SAVE AT THE SPA

Friday, 02 May 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. - With everything from gas to grocery prices on the rise, you are no doubt looking for ways to get the most bang for your buck. So, how about stretching your dollar with a half day of de-stressing and relaxing in a spa for the cost of a 60-minute massage? With more than 3,000 members in 75 countries, the International SPA Association wants to help you find a spa experience to match your budget.

May01

ISPA, THE ISPA FOUNDATION AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE ADD TOOLS TO PREPARE FUTURE SPA PROFESSIONALS

Thursday, 01 May 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. and LANSING, Mich. - The International SPA Association, the ISPA Foundation and The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute are making headway in spa education to prepare a quality workforce for the future. These tools include a soon-to-be-launched collegiate course as well as a scholarship, grants and textbooks.

Apr23

ISPA AND PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS FORM RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. - As the voice of the global spa industry, the International SPA Association has taken an important step forward in validating spa industry research. ISPA has formed a partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers to review the association's studies as well as spa-related research produced by other groups.

Apr15

2008 ISPA CONFERENCE & EXPO – AN EVENT EMBRACING THE FUTURE OF SPA

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. - An acclaimed actor, respected economic expert and professional photographer with a unique viewpoint lead the offerings as the International SPA Association returns to Las Vegas this fall. Set for Nov. 10-13 at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, the 18th annual ISPA Conference & Expo will feature more than 60 hours of education, an Expo with 300 exhibitors in more than 450 booths and an anticipated 3,300 attendees.

Mar20

TIRED OF TIES AND FED UP WITH FLOWERS?

Thursday, 20 March 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Don't let your siblings "one up you" in preparation for the upcoming Mother and Father's Day holidays. There's no better way to show your love and appreciation for mom and dad than indulging them with the latest spa treatments and products.

Feb25

A NEW ROLE FOR ISPA CHAIRMAN JIM ROOT

Monday, 25 February 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. - International SPA Association Chairman Jim Root is the new President of Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa in Corona, Calif. This consummate spa professional brings more than 30 years of experience to Glen Ivy, which has been a member of ISPA since 1993.

Feb25

THE ISPA FOUNDATION PROUDLY ANNOUNCES DR. HOWARD MURAD RESEARCH GRANT

Monday, 25 February 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The International SPA Association Foundation expands its educational endowment opportunities with the new Dr. Howard Murad Research Grant. Named in honor of one of the country's foremost authorities on the science of skin health, the Dr. Howard Murad Research Grant offers financial assistance to those conducting research that addresses Cultural Stress, its effects, and ways to manage it.

Feb25

THE ISPA FOUNDATION PROUDLY ANNOUNCES RUTH STRICKER SPA & WELLNESS AWARD

Monday, 25 February 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The International SPA Association Foundation expands its educational endowment opportunities with the Ruth Stricker Spa & Wellness Award. Named in honor of the founder of The Marsh, a Center for Balance and Fitness in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the award offers financial assistance for the purpose of stimulating research and exploration into the various ways that spa can meet current healthcare needs, promote wellness, and enhance quality of life.

Feb04

LIVESPA TO DEBUT IN JUNE 2008

Monday, 04 February 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. - "Images of beautiful ladies with cucumbers over their eyes are passé as savvy consumers are no longer fooled by this representation of the spa-goer," said International SPA Association President Lynne McNees while talking about the association's new magazine, LiveSpa. As the voice of the spa industry since 1991, ISPA is debuting LiveSpa in June to debunk myths, enrich lives and show that living a simple yet healthy lifestyle is not an oxymoron.

Jan10

2008 SPA INDUSTRY TREND WATCH

Thursday, 10 January 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. - From hemlines to hair colors, we love to watch trends come and go. As the spa industry has become engrained into everyday culture, many spa trends have actually extended their stay and moved into full-blown tradition. As the voice of the spa industry, the International SPA Association has been forecasting spa industry movements since the early 1990s and welcomes 2008 with this Spa Industry Trend Watch.

Jan08

CUDDLE UP TO A CALMING VALENTINE’S DAY

Tuesday, 08 January 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kick off the year with a little R&R for yourself and your loved ones. The more than 3,000 members of the International SPA Association are ready to relax you, while also putting you in the mood for love as you plan for the holiday of romance.

Dec18

ISPA RELEASES 2007 SPA INDUSTRY STUDY PROFILING THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The newest installment of the International SPA Association's industry research shows a viable and healthy North American spa industry. Conducted by long-standing ISPA partner Association Resource Centre Inc., the study offers the newest statistics on revenues, number of spas, visits, employment and square footage.

Dec05

2007 ISPA CONFERENCE & Expo - FAST FACTS

Wednesday, 05 December 2007

On Nov. 12-15, the International SPA Association Conference & Expo continued a 17-year tradition of being the definitive event of the year for the worldwide spa community. The following is a list of facts from the 2007 ISPA Conference & Expo:

Dec05

ISPA’S PULSE MAGAZINE MARKS A SERIES OF “FIRSTS”

Wednesday, 05 December 2007

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A publication for spa consumers, earning a national award, setting a record and going digital are four recent accomplishments for "the magazine for the spa professional." The International SPA Association's publication Pulse wraps up 2007 with notable achievements while moving ahead to 10 issues in 2008.

Dec05

ISPA TO DEBUT LIVESPA IN 2008

Wednesday, 05 December 2007

LEXINGTON, Ky. - In 2008, the International SPA Association will build upon its reputation as the voice of the spa industry by debuting LiveSpa. To be published in June, this inaugural publication will focus on educating the spa consumer.

Nov27

THE ISPA FOUNDATION’S MARY TABACCHI SCHOLARSHIP IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The International SPA Association Foundation has taken a significant step forward in educating future spa industry leaders. For the first time, students may now submit an application for consideration for the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship.

Nov05

ISPA ISSUES IMMEDIATE RECALL OF 2007 GLOBAL CONSUMER STUDIES

Monday, 05 November 2007

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The International SPA Association Monday issued a recall of its 2007 Global Consumer Studies conducted by a major outside research firm, citing a number of statistical and analytical errors associated with the research.

Oct17

THE INTERNATIONAL SPA ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION PROUDLY PRESENTS BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2008

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

LEXINGTON, Ky. - With new leadership and exciting tools on the horizon, the ISPA Foundation Board heads into 2008. The new board members will begin their roles at the upcoming ISPA Conference & Expo, Nov. 12-15, in Kissimmee, Fla., United States

Oct17

THE INTERNATIONAL SPA ASSOCIATION PROUDLY PRESENTS BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2008

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

LEXINGTON, Ky. - At a time when the International SPA Association's membership has reached a record of more than 3,000 spa professionals, the following volunteer leaders are set to lead the association on a strategic path into the future.

Oct02

ISPA AND WAGEWATCH HELP SPA PROFESSIONALS OFFER COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION

Tuesday, 02 October 2007

LEXINGTON, Ky., and SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - With more than 234,000 people employed by the U.S. spa industry, the varying pay scales for therapists, front desk staff and managers are an ongoing topic of discussion. To help spa professionals attract quality employees with competitive compensation, the International SPA Association and WageWatch Inc. are enhancing the online Spa Compensation Survey.

Sep28

INTERNATIONAL SPA ASSOCIATION TO RELEASE SPA PROFESSIONAL CAREER GUIDE

Friday, 28 September 2007

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Don't you wish someone had told you exactly what to expect when you started your first job? There's no doubt that things would have probably gone a lot smoother! Aspiring spa professionals can now breathe a sigh of relief because the International SPA Association has developed the Spa Professional Career Guide to put them ahead of the game in the competitive spa career arena.

Sep17

ISPA RECOGNIZES CLODAGH AS A VISIONARY FOR THE SPA INDUSTRY

Monday, 17 September 2007

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A world-renowned leader in architectural design will be honored during the 2007 International SPA Association's Conference & Expo, Nov. 12-15 in Kissimmee, Florida, United States. Clodagh, founder of Clodagh Design International, is the recipient of the ISPA 2007 Visionary Award.

Jul23

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE, ISPA AND THE ISPA FOUNDATION PARTNER TO PROVIDE NEW SPA-RELATED CURRICULUM TO

Monday, 23 July 2007

LANSING, Mich. and LEXINGTON, Ky. - The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute is adding spa-related textbooks and educational resources to its line of hospitality management textbooks thanks to a collaboration with the International SPA Association and the ISPA Foundation.

Jul12

MAKE A RELAXING FALL INTO AUTUMN

Thursday, 12 July 2007

LEXINGTON, Ky. - For most of us, the scents of cinnamon, apple and pumpkin bring to mind cozy images of baking and eating pies, cookies and other goodies on crisp, autumn nights. Though, the coziness of autumn should not be confined to the kitchen. Instead of eating those ingredients, it's time to wear them!

Jun29

MAYA ANGELOU TO INSPIRE AND CHALLENGE WORLDWIDE SPA INDUSTRY

Friday, 29 June 2007

LEXINGTON, Ky. - World-renowned author, actress and civil-rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou will inspire attendees of the 17th annual International SPA Association Conference & Expo, Nov. 12-15, in Kissimmee, Fla., U.S.A. The Grammy award-winning orator will be the keynote speaker for the final General Session on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Conference Center.

Jun29

ISPA RECOGNIZES DR. JONATHAN PAUL DeVIERVILLE AS A DEDICATED CONTRIBUTOR TO THE SPA INDUSTRY

Friday, 29 June 2007

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A respected leader in spa education will be honored during the 2007 International SPA Association's Conference & Expo, Nov. 12-15, in Kissimmee, Fla., United States. Jonathan Paul DeVierville, Ph.D., director of the Alamo Plaza Spa at the historic Menger Hotel and Professor of History, The Humanities, and Global Studies at St. Philip's College, San Antonio, Texas, is the recipient of the ISPA 2007 Dedicated Contributor Award.

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