Spa Industry Showcases Innovative Companies

August 27, 2015

The International SPA Association (ISPA) has announced this year’s ISPA Innovate Award winners. The ISPA Innovate Awards celebrate ISPA members with creative solutions that were implemented in the last year. This year garnered the most submissions since the inception of the award. Voting by the ISPA membership determined the winners.

“Innovation is the driving force behind growth in the spa industry,” said ISPA President Lynne McNees. “Recognizing the innovation that is occurring within ISPA’s membership will encourage and inspire future ideas.”

ISPA Innovate Award winners by category:

Business Practices

BodiScience Wellness Center & Spa               

Representative name: Dawn Tardif
Representative title: Founder and CEO
Ayurvedic philosophy used to empower others to enhance their well-being


Representative name: Lisa Edmondson
Representative title: National Director of Hospitality and Strategic Accounts
Improving lives by changing the sun protection habits of parents and children

Sanitas Skincare         

Representative name: Lisa Crary
Representative title: President and CEO
Supporting local charities through buybacks, spa events and employee advocacy


Representative name: Heidi Burkhart
Representative title: President                          
Social media cancer awareness campaign


Encore Spa at Wynn Las Vegas

Representative name: Mary Weber
Representative title: Massage Therapist
Innovative, powerful massage and relaxation treatment program

Spa Gregorie’s

Representative name: Scott Duncan
Representative title: President
A spa ritual that gives back to community through clients vote

WTS International

Representative name: Susie Hammer
Representative title: Vice President of Spa
A “living wall” of herbs creating fresh air and fresh treatment ingredients


The Comphy Company

Representative name: Mia Richardson
Representative title: CEO and Founder
Luxury spa micro-fiber linens that are visually appealing and sumptuous to the touch


Representative name:  April Zangl
Representative title:  CEO
Sulfate, paraben and phthalate-free products that tackle imperfections

Living Earth Crafts

Representative name: James Chenevey
Representative title: CEO
Stationary massage chair with built-in sensory technology

The ISPA Conference & Expo Innovate Session will be held on October 21 at 4:15 pm at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., where a select group of award recipients will share their innovations with ISPA Conference attendees. Attendees can register for the ISPA Conference & Expo by visiting

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