August 6, 2005

Lexington, Ky. – Who deserves a spa break more than a teacher? In an effort to acknowledge teachers’ vast contributions to children, humanity and society as a whole, several ISPA members are offering relaxation tips, treatments and packages designed for the nation’s three-million teachers.

“The No. 1 reason that people go to spas is to relieve stress and relax. And, there’s no doubt that stress and tension are common challenges for teachers,” said ISPA President Lynne Walker McNees. “Teachers are tremendously deserving of time to relax, reflect, revitalize and rejoice, and ISPA members are happy to provide that environment.”

With more than 2,500 members in 73 countries, below are examples of ISPA members’ offerings for teachers this summer, as well as year around:

  • To show their appreciation for teachers, the Pointe South Mountain Resort in
    Ariz. will offer a $99 per night special (Sun. through Thurs.) during the summer. This special rate is available to teachers who show a valid educator’s ID at check-in. During their stay, teachers can also relax with a 50-minute “A is for Apple, B is Beautiful Facial” at the resort’s Phantom Horse Spa.
  • Each year during “Teacher Appreciation Week,” Iatria Day Spa in N.C. provides complimentary in-school chair massages, distributes $5,000 worth of free gift certificates to teachers and demonstrates stretches that can be done at home to help relieve neck stiffness.
  • Tea Garden Springs in Calif. offers teachers a 10 percent discount every summer on their Anti-Stress Body Treatment. Teachers can relax with a 15-minute steam, followed by a dry body brushing and massage. A body wrap, scalp treatment and foot reflexology round out the treatment.

A listing of ISPA member spas that have made the association aware of their special offers for teachers is included below.

About ISPA

Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2005, the International SPA Association’s membership is comprised of 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. Additional information on ISPA can be found online at

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 special offers for teachers:

Glen Ivy Hot Springs
Corona, Calif.

Iatria Day Spas
Raleigh, N.C.

International Skin & Body Care
Redlands, Calif.

The Phoenician
Scottsdale, Ariz.

Pointe South Mountain Resort
Phoenix, Ariz.

Spa at Norwich Inn
Norwich, Conn.

Tea Garden Springs
Mill Valley, Calif.

Total Serenity Day Spa
Philadelphia, Pa.

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