In light of the rapid growth of the spa industry over the last several years, the ISPA Foundation Board of Directors believes its vision is more vital than ever. The board seeks to do as much as it can to support the sustainability of the spa industry. The ISPA Foundation cultivates and nurtures both the business and philosophy of spa and understands both are equally important to the industry and to humanity. The ISPA Foundation has provided and will continue to provide many valuable business tools to support the industry and industry professionals.
The board also recognizes the importance of the higher purpose of spas and are passionate about providing as much energy into this side of the industry. Globally, the philosophy and culture of spa have great depth and breadth. It is vital that these messages are spread and reinforced, not only to those kindred spirits in the spa industry, but also to all of humanity. By reinforcing the purposeful work spa professionals provide, the Foundation hopes that more people will continue to benefit from spas and the spa experience by recognizing and strengthening their entire person: mind, body and spirit.
The International SPA Association Foundation is the 501(c)3 foundation of the International SPA Association and was created in 1999 to serve the educational and research needs of the spa industry. The ISPA Foundation's mission is to improve and enhance the value of the spa experience; its vision is to advance spa culture to sustain health and well-being.