June 30, 2006

LEXINGTON, Ky. – As the season changes, ease your body into cooler weather by experiencing the warm colors, rich fragrances and seasonal ingredients and treatments that spas are offering this fall. After three months of vacationing and spending time in the sun, International SPA Association members are stressing the importance of post-summer skin care.

“ISPA members, including spas and product suppliers, are offering products and services that are dedicated to calming, hydrating and repairing the skin from sun and water damage,” says ISPA President Lynne Walker McNees. “Ingredients including pumpkin, ginger and fig are being used this autumn to offer spa-goers a customized experience.”

Pumpkin, which is known for its anti-aging, detoxifying, energizing and nourishing benefits for the skin, is one of the most popular ingredients this fall. Pumpkin is most commonly used in facial treatments and is often combined with other fruits such as orange and melon. ISPA members are also finding other uses for this nutritional powerhouse in their body wraps, scented pedicures and salon products.

Listed below are some ISPA members that are taking advantage of the nutritional benefits of pumpkin:

  • Etheria Salon and Spa in Houston is featuring a pumpkin facial with a cleanser, toner and mask.
  • In Sonoma, Calif., MacArthur Place, The Garden Spa is offering a pumpkin body wrap, which is a gentle, exfoliating treatment that leaves the skin aglow.
  • The Golden Door Spa at the Boulders, in Carefree, Ariz., includes pumpkin in their Golden Harvest Facial.
  • Lake Austin Spa Resort in Texas suggests a pumpkin pedicure that includes massage, skin exfoliation, cuticle removal and nail conditioning.

This fall, spa-goers can also expect to find new fragrances, experience outdoor activities and take advantage of seasonal savings.

  • In Maryland, Robert Andrew – The Salon and Spa is featuring a “Fall Festival” in September, offering complimentary massages and makeup applications. They are also advertising homecoming and back-to-school incentives.
  • Zents Body Care is relaunching the scent “fig” that captures sensual delights such as rich leather, autumn leaves and fresh roasted coffee.
  • New York’s Mohonk Mountain House is featuring outdoor activities such as seasonal hiking trails and nature walks. The resort’s 85 miles of trails allow one to be as active or relaxed as they want to be.

(Editor’s note – A listing of ISPA members that have made the association aware of their fall products and treatments is included below. ISPA is happy to put you in contact with members who could serve as interview resources for fall 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 74 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 fall treatments and products:
Spa members:
Auberge du Soleil
Rutherford, Calif.
Cranwell Resort, Golf Club & Spa
Harrison, N.Y.
Etheria Salon & Day Spa
G2O Spa + Salon by Giuliano
Boston, Mass.
Golden Door Spa at the Boulders
Carefree, Ariz.
JAMU/Collier & Collier Spas
Whitefish, Mont.
Lake Austin Spa Resort
Austin, Texas
MacArthur Place, The Garden Spa
Sonoma, Calif.
Mii amo, a destination spa at Enchantment
Sedona, Ariz.
Mohonk Mountain House
New Paltz, N.Y.
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
Ojai, Calif.
Robert Andrew – The Salon & Spa
Gambrills, Md.
Sonya Dakar Spa Services
San Fernando, Calif.
Szep Elet, LLC
Indianapolis, Ind.
Sundara Inn & Spa
Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
The Lodge & Spa at Breckenridge
Breckenridge, Colo.

The Sewickley Spa Inc.
Sewickley, Pa.

The Woodhouse Spa, Corp.
Victoria, Texas
Resource Partners:
Tools with Heart
Topanga, Calif.
Zents Body Care
Denver, Colo.

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