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.

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.

Apr09

TIP TOE INTO SANDAL SEASON WITH A SPA EXPERIENCE AND PUT YOUR BEST BARE FOOT FORWARD

Monday, 09 April 2007

LEXINGTON, Ky. - If slipping on a pair of sandals makes you cringe and question if even professional help could save those toes, you may want to think about treating your feet to a spa experience - fast! Nothing can spoil your trendy spring and summer look like rough soles, cracked heels and dull nails. So, before you find yourself in a hydration crisis, take advantage of spa offerings that will allow you to put your best bare foot forward.

Apr04

PREEMINENT BUSINESS EXPERT JIM COLLINS TO ADDRESS WORLDWIDE SPA INDUSTRY

Wednesday, 04 April 2007

LEXINGTON, Ky. - With his books as fixtures on bestseller lists and his teachings being followed by corporations around the world, Jim Collins now turns his attention to the spa industry. Collins will share his secrets on turning good companies into great ones during the 2007 International SPA Association Conference & Expo, Nov. 12-15 in Kissimmee, Fla., USA. The "Good to Great" author will be the opening keynote speaker on Monday, Nov. 12.

Jan17

KNOW THE CODE BEFORE YOU BOOK YOUR NEXT SPA EXPERIENCE

Wednesday, 17 January 2007

LEXINGTON, Ky. - When you walk through the doors of your favorite spa, sit down in the massaging pedicure chair and stick your feet into the water that isn't quite the right temperature, do you say anything to your therapist? What about if you walk into a treatment room for your Hot Stone massage and the music is too loud? Or, the stones are too hot? Do you just lie on the table and grin and bear it?

Jan16

ISPA CREATES RISK MANAGEMENT TOOLS FOR THE WORLDWIDE SPA INDUSTRY

Tuesday, 16 January 2007

LEXINGTON, Ky. - With one in four American adults having visited a spa and more people working in the spa industry than ever before, the partnership between the spa professional and the spa guest is more important than ever. There are potential risks inherent within spas, yet few, if any, risk management tools to address them. The International SPA Association recognized this, and in partnership with the Resort Hotel Association, took a proactive approach and created a comprehensive risk management program for spas.

Dec20

THE INTERNATIONAL SPA ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION CREATES THE MARY TABACCHI SCHOLARSHIP

Wednesday, 20 December 2006

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The International SPA Association Foundation creates a scholarship named in honor of spa industry pioneer Cornell University Associate Professor Mary H. Tabacchi, Ph.D., R.D.

Dec06

INTERNATIONAL SPA ASSOCIATION GOES TO CHINA

Wednesday, 06 December 2006

LEXINGTON, Ky. - After eight consecutive years of international professional service par excellence, ISPA International Spa & Wellness Conference and Exhibition has become one of the leading conferences and exhibitions in the spa and wellness arena worldwide. Working toward perfection in show management and quality as their main interest, the ISPA committee has successively explored new grounds that create dynamic opportunities benefiting the members and the industry.

Dec06

ISPA AND THE ISPA FOUNDATION PROUDLY PRESENT BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2007

Wednesday, 06 December 2006

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The following volunteer leaders for the International SPA Association and the ISPA Foundation are set to lead both groups on a strategic path into the future. The ISPA Board is led by newly-elected Chairman Jim Root and returning as the ISPA Foundation President is John Korpi.

Dec06

ISPA INTERNATIONAL SPA & WELLNESS CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION NAMED SPA EVENT OF THE YEAR

Wednesday, 06 December 2006

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The International SPA Association's International Spa & Wellness Conference and Exhibition, also known as ISPA Asia 2006, was recently named "Spa Event of the Year" by the Baccarat AsiaSpa Awards. A panel of 26 Asia-based spa experts made the nominations for the awards, which were announced on Nov. 17 as well as in the Nov./Dec. issue of AsiaSpa.

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