June 30, 2006

LEXINGTON, Ky. – As spas are seen as places for nurturing and wellness, spa professionals are offering special treatments and products this summer that encourage safe skin care. The Skin Cancer Foundation reports that more than 90 percent of all skin cancers are caused by sun exposure. ISPA members want to help lower that percentage.

From sunscreens, lotions and moisturizers, to treatments and products that give the appearance of a tan without the need for the sun, ISPA members are offering consumers numerous safe ways to enjoy this summer. “With 2,500 members in 73 countries, ISPA’s network of spas and product companies can make a real difference in the skin care habits of consumers,” said ISPA President Lynne Walker McNees. “With some 57 million Americans having visited a spa, the industry is dedicated to promoting positive health habits of spa-goers.”

In addition to products and treatments that offer sun protection or help repair skin already damaged by the sun, ISPA members also report an interest in the following offerings this summer:

  • Facials featuring antioxidants and vitamins to replenish winter-worn skin.
  • Body polishes and scrubs to get rid of sallow winter skin and allow skin care moisturizers to more easily soak in.
  • Cooling and hydrating wraps and peels to help spa-goers beat the summer heat or cool down after too much time in the sun.
  • Of course, pedicures to keep feet looking great in sandals and around the pool.
  • And, as the No. 1 treatment, massage is popular year-round and can be customized for summer to include ingredients that offer soothing from the sun, such as aloe. Also, incorporating fruits, herbs, plants and flowers that grow in the warmer months are popular additions to massages offered in the summer.

(Editor’s note – A listing of ISPA member spas that have made the association aware of their summer products and treatments is included below. ISPA is happy to put you in contact with members who could serve as interview resources for summer spa trends. Please feel free to contact Debra Locker at the above contact details for ideas on members to accompany your piece.)

About ISPA

ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry. Founded in 1991, ISPA’s membership is comprised of more than 2,500 health and wellness facilities and providers from 73 countries. ISPA strives to advance the professionalism of the spa industry by providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities, to promote the value of the spa experience to society and to be the authoritative voice of the spa industry. Spas are entities devoted to enhancing overall well-being through a variety of professional services that encourage the renewal of mind, body and spirit.

ISPA members that have made the association aware of their summer treatments and products:
Spa members:
Alvadora Spa at Royal Palms Resort
Phoenix, AZ
Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa
Phoenix, AZ
Bachelor Gulch Spa at the Ritz-Carlton
Avon, CO
Bella Sante
Boston, MA
The Boulders Resort and Golden Door Spa
Phoenix, AZ>
Camelback Inn, a J.W. Marriott Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, AZ
CuisinArt Resort and Spa
Anguilla, British West Indies
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Sonoma, CA
Grand Wailea Resort & Spa
Maui, Hawaii
JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa
Tucson AZ
Kingsmill Resort & Spa
Williamsburg, VA
Montage Resort & Spa
Laguna Beach, CA
The Oaks at Ojai

Ojai, CA

Phantom Horse Spa
Phoeniz, AZ
Plus One Health Management
New York, NY
Sea Spa at Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Coronado, CA
Skinsational Spa
Carlsbad, CA
Spa Gaucin at the St. Regis Resort
Dana Point, CA
Sundara Inn & Spa
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Scottsdale, AZ
Resource Partner members:
Aqua Dessa
Oakland, CA
Huntington Station, NY

Downers Grove, IL

Bath & Body Works
New York, NY
Blinc, Inc.
Herndon, VA
Los Angeles, CA
Eminence Organic Skin Care
Vancouver, B.C.
New York, NY
Gilden Tree, Inc.
Omaha, NE
Golden Door Skin Care
Escondido, CA
Kerstin Florian, Intl.
Irvine, CA
La Jolla Spa MD
San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA
Relish Beauty
New York, NY
Rilastil Italian Skin Care
Alexandria, VA
New York, NY
Spa Revolutions
Escondido, CA
TARA Spa Therapy Inc.
Carmel, CA
Watersall Inc.
Albany, GA

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