ISPA’s Conference Inspires a Focus on Mind, Body & Spirit

September 27, 2012

The International SPA Association (ISPA) announces the lineup for the Tuesday, October 16 General Session at the 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo. Held October 15-17 at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla., USA, Tuesday’s original keynote speaker, Lisa Ling, is unable to be present at the event due to unforeseen personal reasons. Tuesday’s general session will now have a theme that resonates strongly within the spa industry: Mind, Body & Spirit. The session, lasting from 10-11:30 a.m., will feature three dynamic speakers: Deborah Szekely, Dr. Jordan Metzl and Louis Schwartzberg.

“All experts in their respected fields, ISPA is thrilled to have Deborah Szekely, Jordan Metzl and Louis Schwartzberg take the stage,” said ISPA President Lynne McNees. “ISPA always has a chance to hear from Deborah, but this year all three will be providing us with inspirational messages revolving around the theme of Mind, Body & Spirit.”

Deborah Szekely, known as the “Godmother of the spa industry,” will begin, providing her annual challenge to the industry with her presentation on her Wellness Warrior movement. Szekely will inspire the mind and challenge attendees to move outside of their comfort zone to begin a spa industry revolution.

Dr. Jordan Metzl, a nationally recognized sports medicine physician at New York City’s Hospital for Special Surgery, is regularly voted among New York’s top sports medicine doctors by New York Magazine. Metzl will inspire the body with his presentation titled, “Men’s Sana in Corpore Sano – Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body. Keys to Optimizing Physical and Mental Health.”

Louis Schwartzberg, an award-winning cinematographer, director and producer, captures breathtaking images that celebrate life – revealing connections, universal rhythms, patterns and beauty. He will inspire the spirit through his presentation on gratitude.

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