PRESS RELEASES

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07/08/2014 ISPA Foundation Names Two Scholarship Recipients For the first time, the International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation has selected two recipients to be awarded the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship.

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07/01/2014 Matrix Fitness Systems to be a Platinum Sponsor at 2014 ISPA Conference & Expo The International SPA Association (ISPA) is pleased to announce Matrix Fitness Systems as a platinum level sponsor for their 24th annual ISPA Conference & Expo.

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06/26/2014 Spas Schedule Nap Time The 2002 National Sleep Foundation Sleep in America poll found that 74 percent of American adults experience a sleeping problem a few nights a week or more and 39 percent get less than seven hours of sleep each weeknight.

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06/24/2014 HydroPeptide to be a Platinum Sponsor at 2014 ISPA Conference & Expo The International SPA Association (ISPA) is pleased to announce HydroPeptide as a platinum level sponsor for their 24th annual ISPA Conference & Expo.

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06/12/2014 Spas Throwback to the Basics Throwback Thursday had a whole new meaning at the recent ISPA Media Event.

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06/02/2014 ResortSuite to be a Platinum Sponsor at 2014 ISPA Conference & Expo The International SPA Association (ISPA) is pleased to announce ResortSuite as a platinum level sponsor for their 24th annual ISPA Conference & Expo.

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05/29/2014 Jewel to Receive ISPA’s Humanitarian Award The International SPA Association (ISPA) announced Jewel will be the recipient of the 2014 ISPA Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award.

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05/19/2014 Keynote Artists to Create an Experience at 2014 ISPA Conference & Expo The International SPA Association (ISPA) announced Erik Wahl, Mike Walsh, and Jewel will headline the 24th annual ISPA Conference & Expo to be held at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. from October 13-15, 2014.

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05/14/2014 Spas Can Increase Your Vitamin D Levels As prime destinations for relaxation and de-stressing, spas are offering a variety of treatments to take it easy and unwind, even to get some much needed fresh air.

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05/06/2014 “Room Poachers” Warning to ISPA Members With the 2014 International SPA Association (ISPA) Conference & Expo approaching, ISPA staff would like to reiterate to all members the importance of registering for Conference through the ISPA block with Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.

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03/14/2014 ISPA Foundation Scholarship Application Opens Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Mary Tabacchi Scholarship.

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03/11/2014 ISPA Presents Jim Root with Dedicated Contributor Award The International SPA Association (ISPA) will present Jim Root with the 2014 ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award at the 24th annual ISPA Conference & Expo at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev. from October 13 - 15, 2014.

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03/04/2014 ISPA Presents Jane Iredale with Visionary Award The International SPA Association (ISPA) will present Jane Iredale with the 2014 ISPA Visionary Award at the 24th annual ISPA Conference & Expo at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev. from October 13 – 15, 2014.

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02/25/2014 ISPA Finds Spa-Goer Population Surprise Men are visiting spas more than ever before, according to the International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation.

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02/11/2014 A Winning Team: ISPA Members Feature Treatments for Athletes As we watch the 22nd Winter Olympics, we're reminded that it's not only the Olympic-level athletes that face challenges in their sport. Athletes around the globe of every level risk pain, fatigue, and bodily stress before, after, and during their exercise.

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12/02/2013 The International SPA Association Names 2014 Board of Directors and Officers The International SPA Association (ISPA) has announced the 2014 ISPA board of directors and officers.

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11/04/2013 The 2013 ISPA Conference & Expo by the Numbers Spa professionals from around the globe came together for the 23rd annual International SPA Association (ISPA) Conference & Expo at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., USA.

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10/10/2013 Spas Join Black Friday and Cyber Monday Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be stressful-the race from store to store, the fights between consumers, the absence of a desired gift.

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10/01/2013 ISPA Announces 2013 Conference & Expo Gold Level Sponsors The International SPA Association (ISPA) is pleased to announce the gold sponsors for the 2013 ISPA Conference & Expo.

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09/24/2013 SpaBiz to Sponsor 2013 ISPA Conference & Expo The International SPA Association (ISPA) is pleased to announce SpaBiz as a platinum level sponsor for their 23rd annual ISPA Conference & Expo.

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09/24/2013 Matrix Fitness Systems to Sponsor 2013 ISPA Conference & Expo The International SPA Association (ISPA) is pleased to announce Matrix Fitness Systems as a platinum level sponsor for their 23rd annual ISPA Conference & Expo.

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09/24/2013 HydroPeptide to Sponsor 2013 ISPA Conference & Expo The International SPA Association (ISPA) is pleased to announce HydroPeptide as a platinum level sponsor for their 23rd annual ISPA Conference & Expo.

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09/24/2013 ResortSuite to Sponsor 2013 ISPA Conference & Expo The International SPA Association (ISPA) is pleased to announce ResortSuite as a platinum level sponsor for their 23rd annual ISPA Conference & Expo.

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09/20/2013 Clarisonic to Sponsor 2013 ISPA Conference & Expo The International SPA Association (ISPA) is pleased to announce Clarisonic as a platinum level sponsor for their 23rd annual ISPA Conference & Expo.

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09/20/2013 jane iredale – THE SKIN CARE MAKEUP to Sponsor 2013 ISPA Conference & Expo The International SPA Association (ISPA) is pleased to announce jane iredale - THE SKIN CARE MAKEUP as a platinum level sponsor for their 23rd annual ISPA Conference & Expo.

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09/03/2013 Spa Trends Take a Tech Turn and a Fresh Focus A variety of spas and spa resource partners were on hand at the International SPA Association (ISPA) annual Media Event demonstrating new products and services for members of the press.

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09/03/2013 ISPA Conference & Expo to Celebrate Innovative Spa Professionals The International SPA Association (ISPA) will celebrate spa industry leaders with innovative and successful spa-related initiatives at the 2013 ISPA Conference & Expo.

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08/16/2013 U.S. Spa Industry Revenue Increases to 14 Billion Dollars The International SPA Association (ISPA) has released key statistics from the ISPA 2013 U.S. Spa Industry Study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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08/06/2013 The Perfect Gift: ISPA Members Highlight Products for the Holiday Season With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s time to start making a list of gifts to buy and checking it twice, without letting the stress of the season get to you.

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07/11/2013 ISPA Members Bring the Spa Parties to the Spa The spa industry has recently seen a burst in the popularity of spa parties service packages often offered at discount rates to groups at in-house events.

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07/09/2013 ISPA Foundation Names Mary Tabacchi Scholarship Award Recipient Kendra Kobler has been named the recipient of the 2013 ISPA Foundation Mary Tabacchi Scholarship.

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07/02/2013 Salutation to the Sun: ISPA Members Highlight Products for Glowing Skin Summer is the most popular time for many to look to protect their skin and retain their sun kissed glow.

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05/30/2013 ISPA Conference & Expo Honors Horst Rechelbacher as Visionary Leader 

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05/23/2013 ISPA Conference & Expo Honors Blake Mycoskie with Humanitarian Award The International SPA Association (ISPA) announced Blake Mycoskie will receive the ISPA Humanitarian Award, to be given at the 23rd annual ISPA Conference & Expo to be held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev. from Oct. 21-23, 2013.

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04/23/2013 Spas Offer Male-Only Treatments in Honor of Father’s Day Dads don’t treat themselves enough, so spas have made it easy to give dad some tender, loving care on Father’s Day.

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04/11/2013 ISPA Conference & Expo Honors Mary Bemis as Dedicated Contributor The International SPA Association (ISPA), announces Mary Bemis will receive the ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award, to be given at the 23rd annual ISPA Conference & Expo to be held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev. from Oct. 21-23, 2013.

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04/09/2013 ISPA Conference & Expo Announces Keynote Speakers The International SPA Association (ISPA), announces the keynote speaker line-up and details for its 23rd annual ISPA Conference & Expo to be held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev. from Oct. 21-23, 2013.

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03/28/2013 ISPA Members Named to Prestigious Travel Lists While award season is in full swing in Hollywood, many awards have been announced recently for the spa world.

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03/26/2013 Spas Get Creative with Top Massages According to the ISPA 2012 U.S. Spa Industry Study, the number one treatment offered at spas in the United States is a massage.

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03/15/2013 Scholarship Application for Aspiring Spa Leader Opens With the help of the International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation and a wealth of donations, students interested in pursuing a spa management or spa leadership-related career will be able to achieve their dreams.

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03/07/2013 Year-Round Earth Day for International SPA Association Members Many companies today are focused on providing products that are safe and friendly to the environment. While some may celebrate these initiatives on Earth Day, many ISPA members are celebrating it year-round through their product offerings.

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03/07/2013 Two Vice Presidents Named for International SPA Association Headquartered in Lexington, Ky., the International SPA Association (ISPA) has named DeLaine Bender, CAE, as vice president of operations and Jonathan Sexton as vice president of marketing and sales.

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02/26/2013 Spas Sync up for Social Media Success A new year calls for a peek into what's ahead for the spa industry. Against a challenging backdrop of a recovering economy, the industry is showing signs of renewed growth.

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02/05/2013 Spas Have Alcohol-Related Treatments on Tap in Honor of St. Patrick’s Day Rather than feeling the negative effects of too many pints the day after St. Patrick's Day, wake up feeling rejuvenated after having a therapeutic spa treatment.

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01/29/2013 Spa Industry Gets Back to Their “Roots” The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates March as National Nutrition Month, with 2013 marking the 40th anniversary of this educational campaign.

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12/06/2012 Couples Packages are Popular for the Day of Love The day of romance is usually approached with lots of guesswork on the gift-givers’ end. As some may fear that chocolates and flowers are out-dated, spas are wrapping a ribbon around gift packages for couples.

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11/06/2012 Give the Gift of Relaxation this Holiday Season With the holiday season quickly approaching, it's time to start making a list of gifts to buy and checking it twice, without letting the stress of the season get to you.

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10/18/2012 ISPA's Blog Begins Benefits With Balance As the International SPA Association's (ISPA) 22nd annual Conference & Expo at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla., USA came to a close, ISPA launched its blog focused on the spa industry beginning with fresh post-Conference coverage.

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10/17/2012 ISPA Recognized Award Recipients at 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo The International SPA Association (ISPA) recognized three individuals with awards at the 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo, held October 15-17 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla., USA

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10/16/2012 The 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo By The Numbers Spa professionals from around the globe came together for the 22nd annual International SPA Association (ISPA) Conference & Expo opening at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla., USA.

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09/27/2012 ISPA's Conference Inspires a Focus on Mind, Body & Spirit The International SPA Association (ISPA) announces the lineup for the Tuesday, October 16 General Session at the 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo.

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09/25/2012 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo Mobile App Released The International SPA Association (ISPA) is pleased to announce the release of the 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo Mobile App.

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09/14/2012 The International SPA Association Names 2013 Board of Directors and Officers The International SPA Association (ISPA) has announced the newly elected 2013 ISPA board of directors and officers.

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09/13/2012 Precor to Sponsor 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo The International SPA Association (ISPA) is pleased to announce Precor Incorporated as a corporate sponsor for the 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo.

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09/12/2012 ISPA Announces 2012 Conference & Expo Gold Level Sponsors The International SPA Association (ISPA) is pleased to announce gold sponsors for the 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo.

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09/11/2012 Matrix to Sponsor 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo The International SPA Association (ISPA) is pleased to announce Matrix Fitness Systems as a platinum sponsor for the 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo.

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09/10/2012 HydroPeptide to Sponsor 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo The International SPA Association (ISPA) is pleased to announce HydroPeptide as a platinum sponsor for the 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo.

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09/07/2012 Iredale to Sponsor 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo The International SPA Association (ISPA) is pleased to announce Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, Ltd. as a platinum sponsor for the 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo.

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09/06/2012 ResortSuite to Sponsor 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo The International SPA Association (ISPA) is pleased to announce ResortSuite as a platinum sponsor for the 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo.

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09/05/2012 SpaBiz to Sponsor 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo The International SPA Association (ISPA) is pleased to announce SpaBiz as a platinum sponsor for the 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo.

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09/04/2012 The ISPA Foundation Announces 2012 Recipient of the Dr. Mary Tabacchi Scholarship The International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation is pleased to announce Florida Gulf Coast University student Carmen Nash as the 2012 recipient of the Dr. Mary Tabacchi Scholarship.

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08/17/2012 ISPA's Big 5 Stats Show Big Encouragement for Spa Industry The International SPA Association (ISPA) has released new statistics from the ISPA 2012 U.S. Spa Industry Study.

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07/26/2012 ISPA’s Dedicated Contributor Award Recognizes Industry Leader John Gray The International SPA Association is pleased to announce that John Gray, co-founder and principal of Voelker Gray Design, will be honored as the recipient of the 2012 International SPA Association Dedicated Contributor Award during the 22nd annual ISPA Conference & Expo, Oct. 15-17 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla.

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07/25/2012 ISPA to Recognize Susie Ellis as a Visionary Leader during 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo The International SPA Association is pleased to announce that Susie Ellis, president of SpaFinder, Inc., will be honored as the recipient of the International SPA Association Visionary Award during the 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo, Oct. 15-17 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla.

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07/17/2012 International SPA Association Names Public Relations Manager Headquartered in Lexington, Ky., the International SPA Association (ISPA) has named Allie Hembree as their public relations manager. Hembree will work with global media outlets as she promotes the visions and messages of the spa industry.

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03/07/2012 ISPA Announces Keynote Speaker Line-Up for Annual Conference & Expo Best-Selling Author Jim Collins Will Provide Opening Keynote For International SPA Association's 22nd Annual Conference & Expo in Kissimmee, Florida
Keynote Speaker Line-Up Includes Lisa Ling, Peter Sheahan

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02/10/2012 GET HIM THE PERFECT GIFT OF SPA FOR VALENTINE’S DAY Celebrate Valentine's Day with the gift of spa for the men in your life. A customized spa treatment, a weekend getaway or the gift of relaxation close to home is a great way to mark the occasion.

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02/07/2012 SmartBrief Partners with International SPA Association SmartBrief, Inc. launched a digital media news service on Thursday, January 19, 2012, in partnership with the International SPA Association (ISPA), the voice of the spa industry, representing health and wellness facilities and providers in more than 70 countries

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02/02/2012 Breast Surgery Patients Report Benefits of Massage Therapy as Part of Recovery Process New research from Mayo Clinic on breast surgery patients and the effects of massage

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12/21/2011 ISPA Nominations Committee Selects Industry Leaders to Give Back to the Spa Community The International SPA Association Nominations Committee is charged with the task of developing an outstanding slate of candidates to serve on the ISPA Board of Directors. Each year, members of ISPA have the opportunity to apply to serve on the Board of Directors to govern the mission and vision of the association.

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12/19/2011 The ISPA Foundation Receives Research Donation from SpaFinder and The Global Spa Summit The International SPA Association Foundation is pleased to announce that a donation of $5,000 has been presented to the ISPA Foundation by SpaFinder, and an additional donation of $5,000 has been contributed from the Global Spa Summit.

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12/06/2011 Give the Gift of Relaxation at the Spa This Holiday Season During the holiday season it seems that searching for the perfect gift becomes more difficult every year. One present that never gets old is the gift of relaxation. Everyone from men to moms to teens can use a little stress reduction – it’s the number one reason...

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11/17/2011 2011 ISPA Conference & Expo Brings the Spa Community Together Spa professionals from across the globe met at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev., Nov. 7-9 for the 21st annual International SPA Association Conference & Expo. The annual gathering is the spa industry’s premier event featuring an impressive speaker lineup and an Expo filled with the latest spa industry products.

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10/14/2011 The ISPA Foundation Receives Research Donation From Red Door Spas The International SPA Association Foundation is pleased to announce that Red Door Spas, a national day and resort spa operator, has donated $10,000 towards the research initiatives of the ISPA Foundation.

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10/06/2011 The ISPA Foundation Receives Research Donation From Massage Envy Limited, LLC The International SPA Association Foundation was presented with a $10,000 donation during the annual ISPA Media Event in New York City. The donation was made by ISPA member Massage Envy...

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10/04/2011 International SPA Association Releases 2011 U.S. Spa Industry Study The International SPA Association (ISPA) continues to build upon its library of the most comprehensive and respected research in the spa industry. The newly released ISPA 2011 U.S. Spa Industry Study reveals an increase...

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09/27/2011 Education is Key at the 2011 ISPA Conference & Expo The 2011 Professional Development Sessions, sponsored by Pure Inventions, offered during the 21st annual International SPA Association Conference & Expo will help attendees move their business forward.

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09/22/2011 The International SPA Association Announces Officers and New Board Members for 2012 The International SPA Association is pleased to announce its board of directors for 2012, including two new officers and three new members.

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09/20/2011 ISPA Members Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer Research With Breast Cancer Awareness Month right around the corner in October many spas and spa product companies are helping to raise awareness and funds that benefit breast cancer research.

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09/14/2011 17th Annual ISPA Media Event Introduces New Spa Treatments The International SPA Association recently hosted the 17th annual ISPA Media Event at Gotham Hall in New York, NY. The annual gathering included ISPA member spas and resource partners, and was attended by leading beauty, business and travel media.

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08/22/2011 ISPA Releases New U.S. Spa Industry Statistics The International SPA Association (ISPA) has released new statistics from the ISPA 2011 U.S. Spa Industry Study. ISPA commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to conduct the survey which is updated every year

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08/02/2011 Trends Forecast to be Highlighted During the ISPA Conference & Expo Faith Popcorn, founder and CEO of Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve, will complete the roundup of keynote speakers during the 21st annual International SPA Association Conference & Expo.

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07/21/2011 Celebrate National Yoga Month at the Spa September is National Yoga Month and spas around the country are offering classes to help you de-stress and clear your mind. Stress is the No. 1 reason people go to the spa worldwide, and yoga is frequently part of stress-reduction programs.

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06/30/2011 Get Healthy, Protected, Spa-Worthy Skin This Summer Summer is officially here and that means it’s time to get serious about your skin care routine. This is the season when pedicures are a must and applying sunscreen goes without saying.

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06/23/2011 ISPA To Recognize Angela Cortright as 2011 Dedicated Contributor A spa industry leader will be honored during the 2011 International SPA Association’s Conference & Expo, Nov. 7-9, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev. Angela Cortright, founder of Spa Gregorie’s in Newport Beach, Rancho Santa Margarita and Del Mar, Calif. will be presented with...

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06/14/2011 The ISPA Foundation Announces 2011 Recipient of the Dr. Mary Tabacchi Scholarship The International SPA Association Foundation is pleased to announce Florida Gulf Coast University student Jessica Barnett as the 2011 recipient of the Dr. Mary Tabacchi Scholarship.

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05/31/2011 Brides and Grooms Find Stress Relief at the Spa Many brides and grooms are engaged to the idea of relieving some stress before their big day, and there’s no better place for some much needed relaxation than the spa.

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05/23/2011 ISPA to Recognize That Life Is Good at Annual Conference & Expo Bert Jacobs, co-founder and Chief Executive Optimist of The Life is good Company will be the opening keynote speaker during the 21st annual ISPA Conference & Expo.

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04/21/2011 Give Mom the Ultimate Gift of Relaxation This Mother's Day Moms only get one official day of the year, but everyday can be Mother's Day at the spa. Spas are rolling out the red carpet to offer gifts, packages and specialized treatments just for her.

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04/18/2011 Annual International SPA Association Conference & Expo to Return to Las Vegas The International SPA Association is returning to Las Vegas, Nev. for the 21st annual ISPA Conference & Expo, November 7-9, 2011.

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04/11/2011 Let the Spa Relieve Your Stress During Tax Season The saying goes that only two things are certain – death and taxes, and with everyone being plugged-in 24/7 it seems like we can go ahead and add stress to that list.

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03/08/2011 Spa Treatments Featuring Alcohol Create A Festive St. Patrick's Day It doesn’t matter if it’s five o’clock or not because it’s always happy hour when you’re at the spa. In recognition of St. Patrick’s Day many spas are incorporating alcohol into their treatment menus. It might sound odd but wine, beer and whiskey all have therapeutic benefits for your skin.

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02/22/2011 Get Red Carpet Ready at the Spa Just Like Your Favorite Celebrities Awards season can be an exciting and fearful time for many celebrities. With the thrill of recognition comes the terror of being scrutinized from every angle. While many of us will never be subjected to such critical analysis we still want to look red carpet ready.

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02/02/2011 Spas Provide a Romantic Escape for Valentine's Day Make this Valentine’s Day one to remember with a romantic and memorable spa experience. Whether it’s a weekend getaway or close to home your sweetheart is sure to be grateful for the gift of relaxation.

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01/26/2011 New Account Executive Announced at the International SPA Association The International SPA Association, managed by IMG Associations, is pleased to introduce Courtney Hacker as the new Account Executive for the association.

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01/12/2011 ISPA Foundation's 2011 Dr. Mary Tabacchi Scholarship Applications Now Available The International SPA Association Foundation is pleased to announce that students may begin submitting applications for the Dr. Mary Tabacchi Scholarship.

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12/23/2010 International SPA Association Industry Snapshot As 2010 comes to a close the spa industry remains optimistic about its future. The newly released International SPA Association 2010 U.S. Spa Industry Study and the monthly ISPA member Snapshot Surveys provide a wide range of insights, which ISPA has utilized to pinpoint key trends in the industry.

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11/24/2010 International SPA Association Celebrates 20 Years The International SPA Association wrapped up its 20th Annual Conference and Expo after four exciting days of education, insightful keynote speakers and the latest products and services in the spa industry.

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10/13/2010 ISPA Releases Latest Industry Research on U.S. Spa Industry As the voice of the global spa industry for 20 years, the International SPA Association continues its reputation for producing the most comprehensive and respected research with the release of the ISPA 2010 U.S. Spa Industry Study.

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09/21/2010 ISPA Unveils Smartphone App for 20th Annual Conference & Expo The International SPA Association developed an exclusive ISPA App for Smartphones to coincide with the 20th anniversary ISPA Conference & Expo celebration to be held at The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in the Washington, D.C. area/National Harbor, MD from Nov. 15-18.

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09/15/2010 New Staff Members Announced at the International SPA Association The International SPA Association, managed by IMG Associations, is pleased to introduce two new staff members to the ISPA team. The ISPA staff provides its members with educational tools, research and networking events.

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09/10/2010 The ISPA Foundation Announces 2010 Recipient of the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship The International SPA Association Foundation is pleased to announce University of Houston student Kate Sornson is the 2010 recipient of the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship.

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09/08/2010 The International SPA Association Announces Officers and New Board Members for 2011 The International SPA Association is pleased to announce its board of directors for 2011, including three new officers and four new members. ISPA Board members volunteer their time to strategically lead the association and develop plans for enhancing membership and the spa industry through research, events and education.

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08/26/2010 16th Annual ISPA Media Event Introduces New Trends The International SPA Association recently hosted the 16th annual ISPA Media Event at Cipriani 42nd St. in New York, NY. The annual gathering showcased a select number of ISPA member spas and was attended by leading beauty, business and travel media.

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08/23/2010 ISPA Releases U.S. Spa Industry “Big 5” Statistics The International SPA Association (ISPA) releases key parts of its 2010 U.S. Spa Industry Study.

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07/07/2010 ISPA Prepares to Celebrate During 20th Anniversary Conference & Expo The International SPA Association will bring the worldwide spa community together to celebrate 20 years of leading the spa industry in the historic setting of the United State's capital.

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06/29/2010 ISPA to recognize John and Karen Korpi as Dedicated Contributors Two spa industry leaders will be celebrated at the 20th annual International SPA Association’s Conference & Expo, Nov. 15-18, 2010 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in the Washington, D.C. area/National Harbor, MD. John and Karen Korpi will be honored with the 2010 ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award for their contributions to the spa community.

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06/17/2010 AHLEI and ISPA Offer Online Risk Management for Spas' Course The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), International SPA Association (ISPA) and the ISPA Foundation have released a new online course, Risk Management for Spas.

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06/02/2010 Not Your Stereotypical Father's Day at the Spa Classic dad activities like mowing the yard, grilling, playing catch and road tripping all have one thing in common - they wreak havoc on dear old Dad’s health.

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05/24/2010 Girlfriends Gather at the Spa In Celebration of Sex And The City 2 Release Girlfriends around the globe will spend some girl time together this week to catch up with their favorite fictional friends – the ladies of Sex and the City. No matter which fabulous lady you identify with one thing is for certain – International SPA Association members are ensuring that there’s a spa experience out there to fit you.

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05/17/2010 New Staff Members Announced at the International SPA Association The International SPA Association, managed by IMG Associations, is pleased to announce that four new staff members have begun work at the association’s headquarters.

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05/03/2010 International SPA Association Members Make Skin Health A Priority We all know that sunbathing and indoor tanning are dangerous habits that can lead to harmful consequences.

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04/22/2010 ISPA To Recognize Deborah Szekely as a Visionary Leader During 20th Anniversary Celebration The International SPA Association is pleased to announce Deborah Szekely, founder and creative director of Rancho La Puerta Fitness Resort Spa and the Golden Door as the recipient of the 2010 International SPA Association Visionary Award.

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04/21/2010 Moms Enjoy A Relaxing Spa Break This Mother's Day There's the cool mom, the overprotective mom and the soccer mom. No matter which one raised you, they all have one thing in common

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04/20/2010 The ISPA Foundation Announces Two Research Opportunities The Ruth Stricker Spa and Wellness Award and the Dr. Howard Murad Research Grant application period now open.

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04/16/2010 International SPA Association Event in India Brings Together Spa Professionals The International SPA Association hosted its first-ever ISPA Regional Event in Mumbai, India on April 8-9, 2010 at Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach. The event was the first step

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04/15/2010 International SPA Association Members Are Serious About Sustainability It seems like everyone is claiming to be "green" these days, but what does it really mean to be eco-friendly? With 82 percent of International SPA Association member spas offering

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04/12/2010 Slow Down, Sit and Stopover at the Spa to Control Stress Everyone has stress - it’s unavoidable - but the way you deal with it can make a huge difference in your life. In recognition of April’s National Stress Awareness Month

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04/05/2010 Golfers Find Relief at the Spa During Majors The Master's, beginning this week, kicks off the 2010 men's major golf championships putting the golf world on top of everyone's minds. One thing all sports enthusiasts have in common, besides fierce competition, is the spa.

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04/01/2010 International SPA Association & PricewaterhouseCoopers to Release Updated Spa Industry Study The International SPA Association is pleased to announce a new venture with PricewaterhouseCoopers on the latest edition of its renowned Spa Industry Study.

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03/30/2010 International SPA Association Event to Provide Education & Networking in India Spa professionals will be meeting at the inaugural ISPA Regional Event in India, held at Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach on April 8-9, 2010 in Mumbai.

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02/01/2010 Spas Help You Get Heart Healthy in February February isn’t all about flowers and chocolates, it’s actually more about hearts than you might think. This month is American Heart Month and February 5 is Wear Red Day

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01/27/2010 The ISPA Foundation's 2010 Dr. Mary Tabacchi Scholarship Applications Available The International SPA Association Foundation is pleased to announce that students may begin submitting applications for the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship. The scholarship, created in 2006

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01/12/2010 Spas Make Valentine's Day Gifting Simple Forget flowers and don’t even think about teddy bears this Valentine’s Day. Instead show that special someone how much you care with time at the spa.

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01/06/2010 ISPA's 20th Anniversary Marks New Partnership With Spa Week Media Group, LTD. The International SPA Association is pleased to announce a partnership with Spa Week Media Group, Ltd. As a kick off to ISPA’s 20th anniversary celebration Spa Week Media Group will recognize ISPA as the exclusive spa association sponsor of the Spring and Fall SPA WEEK®

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11/17/2009 2010 International SPA Association Trend Watch It’s tough to keep up with the latest trends when everything from vampires to Snuggies is on the cultural radar. The International SPA Association makes it easy for you to stay up-to-date with the latest spa trends for 2010.

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11/03/2009 Holiday Gifting Made Simple At The Spa If you’re in a holiday gift-giving slump, look no further than your local spa for inspiring ideas. Gift cards, once thought to be a total gift cop-out, are revived

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10/28/2009 ISPA Members Help Beat Breast Cancer Many organizations and industries recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the spa industry is no exception.

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10/15/2009 ISPA Foundation Raises Funds To Support Education And Outreach Initiatives And Gives Back In Austin The International SPA Association Foundation is celebrating a successful end to its annual Silent and Live Auctions held at the ISPA Conference & Expo in Austin, Tx.

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10/15/2009 2009 ISPA Conference & Expo Rocks Out In Austin One day after the Austin City Limits music festival concluded, spa professionals from across the globe met from Oct. 5-8 at the Hilton Austin and the Austin Convention Center

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10/06/2009 ISPA Leaders Circle Meets to Discuss Future of the Spa Industry The fourth annual Leaders Circle meeting convened during the 2009 International SPA Association Conference & Expo being held in Austin, Tx.

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09/29/2009 2009 ISPA Expo Introduces New Products to the Spa Industry Are you always searching for the next big thing? The 2009 ISPA Conference & Expo is just the place to discover the hottest new products, techniques and equipment in the spa industry.

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09/24/2009 ISPA Foundation Announces 2009 Recipient of Ruth Stricker Spa & Wellness Award The International SPA Association Foundation is pleased to announce Cynthia Karlson, M.A., C.M.T., as the 2009 recipient of the Ruth Stricker Spa and Wellness Award.

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09/14/2009 Partnership of ISPA & STR Creates New Benchmarking Tool for the Spa Industry The International SPA Association has formed a unique relationship with Smith Travel Research to expand an online benchmarking tool for spas.

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09/03/2009 ISPA to Recognize Dr. Howard Murad as a Visionary Leader in the Spa Industry The International SPA Association will honor Howard Murad, M.D., CEO and founder of Murad, Inc. during the 2009 ISPA Conference & Expo, Oct. 5-8 at the Hilton Austin and the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Tx.

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08/11/2009 ISPA Announces Board Members for 2010 The International SPA Association is pleased to announce its board of directors for 2010, including one new officer and four new members.

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08/11/2009 ISPA Announces Foundation Board Members for 2010 The International SPA Association Foundation is looking forward to a new year of servicing the spa industry with three new officers and new board members.

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07/22/2009 ISPA TO RECOGNIZE TOUR DE FORCE LANCE ARMSTRONG AS HUMANITARIAN We all know his story and have been motivated by his Live Strong campaign. Now Lance Armstrong will speak to thousands of spa professionals who live spa everyday at the 2009 International SPA Association’s Conference & Expo, Oct. 5-8 at the Hilton Austin and the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.

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07/17/2009 ISPA To Recognize Pat & Juanita Corbett As Dedicated Contributors Two spa industry leaders will be honored during the 2009 International SPA Association’s Conference & Expo, Oct. 5-8 at the Hilton Austin and the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX. Pat and Juanita Corbett co-founders of The Hills Health Ranch

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07/14/2009 New Editor Named For ISPA's Pulse Magazine The International SPA Association is pleased to announce Rebekah Sellers as the new editor of Pulse and LiveSpa magazines.

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07/07/2009 Spa Chefs Prepare You For A Healthy Summer Strawberries are ripe, tomatoes are plump and watermelons are juicy...it must be summertime! Eating healthy as part of leading a spa lifestyle is easier than you might think...

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07/06/2009 IMG Associations Announce Five-Year Extension with the International SPA Association IMG Associations, the association management division of IMG, and the International SPA Association have agreed to extend their highly successful management relationship through 2014...

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07/01/2009 ISPA Releases 2009 U.S. Spa Industry Statistics The International SPA Association 2009 U.S. Spa Industry Update reveals a steady increase across the board in overall spa locations, revenues and visits. While this may seem unexpected...

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06/04/2009 THE ISPA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES RECIPIENT OF THE MARY TABACCHI SCHOLARSHIP The International SPA Association Foundation is pleased to announce Cornell University student Alison Harrigan as the second beneficiary of the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship.

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06/03/2009 LET DAD KICK UP HIS FEET AND RELAX THIS FATHER’S DAY If previous Father’s Day gifts have included a “My Dad Is #1” T-shirt, then it’s time to start thinking outside of the box.

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05/20/2009 REHEARSALS, RECEPTIONS AND RELAXATION From bluebird skies to blushing brides the busy summer wedding season is upon us again. Between the dress, the cake and the guest list, it’s no wonder brides are more frenzied than ever before...

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05/13/2009 GET SUN SMART AT THE SPA We’ve all made mistakes: bell bottoms, scrunchies and laying out in the sun without sunscreen. All that’s in the past. Thanks to advances in skin care and advice from experts, we now know sun worshipping isn’t chic.

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04/23/2009 MOM + ISPA SPA ESCAPE = A HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY From banged-up knees to broken hearts, mom’s been there for you since the beginning. So why not treat her this Mother’s Day to a relaxing, nurturing spa experience? According to Mom Central Consulting, 76 percent of moms who are making cuts in spending are no longer buying items for themselves.

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04/21/2009 SPA: IT’S A LIFESTYLE, NOT A LUXURY Enough is enough! For far too long, we’ve allowed the message of spa to be about luxury and pampering; caviar facials and champagne baths; an experience only to be had by the rich and famous.

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04/15/2009 THE ISPA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES RUTH STRICKER AWARD & DR. HOWARD MURAD GRANT LEXINGTON, Ky. – The International SPA Association Foundation is proud to announce that for the second year, applications for both the Ruth Stricker Spa and Wellness Award and the Dr. Howard Murad Research Grant are available. Both of these opportunities help further the ISPA Foundation’s research initiatives.

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04/07/2009 SPAS ADD YEARS TO YOUR LIFE Did you know that April 16th is National Stress Awareness Day? Coincidence that it falls the day after taxes are due? I don’t know, but spas can help.

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04/02/2009 LIVE SPA, LIVE SIMPLY, LIVESTRONG® AT THE 2009 ISPA CONFERENCE & EXPO The “Live Music Capitol of the World,” Austin, Texas, is preparing to host the 19th annual ISPA Conference & Expo, Oct. 5-8. Dust off your boots and two-step your way to Texas for more than 30 hours of education and hundreds of exhibitors showcasing new products.

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03/24/2009 SPAS LEND A HELPING HAND It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the doom and gloom of the economy. You can’t turn on the TV or open a newspaper without reading about the stock market tanking, home foreclosure rates rising and increased unemployment. The International SPA Association is giving you permission to put the negative aside and take in the good that spas, both big and small, are doing across the country

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03/17/2009 LIVE HAPPY, LIVE HEALTHY, LIVESPA IN 2009 LEXINGTON, Ky. – LiveSpa magazine, a publication produced by the International SPA Association, is back with its second annual edition to educate the consumer on all things spa.

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03/10/2009 HYDROTHERAPY – WHAT IS IT AND WHY AREN’T WE DOING IT? LEXINGTON, Ky. - The word "spa" translates from the Latin phrase Salude Per Aqua and means "healing through water." Since ancient times water treatments, or hydrotherapy, has been common place in Europe but never really caught on in the United States.

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02/26/2009 ISPA RELEASES GLOBAL BEST PRACTICES LEXINGTON, Ky. – The International SPA Association has released a pioneering list of Global Best Practices to ensure that all spas provide quality services to their guests.

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02/12/2009 WORLDWIDE, STRESS IS THE No.1 REASON PEOPLE SPA LEXINGTON, Ky. – The first of its kind Global Consumer Study is here! Never before has the spa community seen a study that compares consumer trends in 15 countries.

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02/03/2009 REV UP THE ROMANCE THIS VALANTINE’S DAY WITH SAVVY SPA SAVINGS LEXINGTON, Ky. – Just because the economy isn’t what it used to be, doesn’t mean you have to forgo a Valentine’s surprise for that special someone. Now’s the time to find fantastic spa deals that are easy on the wallet, from discounted treatments to complimentary services. Roses wilt and chocolates melt, so this holiday give the gift of spa – it’s not only a romantic gift but a healthful one too.

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01/09/2009 THE ISPA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES MARY TABACCHI SCHOLARSHIP LEXINGTON, Ky. – The International SPA Association Foundation is proud to announce that students may begin submitting applications for the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship. The scholarship, created in 2006, is named in honor of industry pioneer and Cornell University Associate Professor Mary H. Tabacchi, Ph.D., R.D.

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01/05/2009 2009 SPA TRENDS Lexington, KY – From customizing your style, to customizing your car – we all want services tailor made to our busy lifestyles. This is why, as the voice of the spa industry, the International SPA Association is forecasting customization as one of the hottest trends of 2009.

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12/16/2008 ISPA Foundation Releases Textbook & Accompanying DVD LEXINGTON, Ky. - The International SPA Association Foundation along with The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI) have developed a new textbook titled "Spa: A Comprehensive Introduction." This text takes an in-depth look at everything from the history and cultural development of spas, to daily spa operating procedures.

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12/10/2008 Spa Savings Benefit Stressed Americans LEXINGTON, KY - Does the stress of the economy have you pulling your hair out? Are you running circles around Santa gearing up for the Holidays? Now is the time to take a breather, rejuvenate, and de-stress.

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11/21/2008 2008 ISPA Conference & Expo Embraces Spa Professionals From 39 Countries LEXINGTON, Ky - An assembly of nearly 3,000 spa professionals from 39 countries convened for the 2008 International SPA Association Conference & Expo. Held Nov. 10-13 at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., USA, the 18th annual Conference comprised more than 380 first-time attendees; 54 hours of education; and an Expo with 304 companies, including more than 100 new product launches.

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10/28/2008 ISPA Invests in the Future of the Spa Industry LEXINGTON, Ky. – The International SPA Association continues to be the leading source for spa industry research, business tools and curriculum. As the voice of the industry, ISPA is ensuring the sustainability of the spa industry by investing again in its members and providing complimentary resources to its membership. Beginning at the 2008 ISPA Conference & Expo held Nov. 10-13 in Las Vegas digital copies of existing and future research studies will be available for ISPA members at no cost.

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10/23/2008 ISPA Conference & Expo Draws High Numbers The International SPA Association will once again take Las Vegas by storm as attendance for the 18th annual ISPA Conference & Expo is tracking with 2006’s record-breaking event.

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10/23/2008 ISPA Perseveres Through Tough Economy LEXINGTON, Ky. – Members of the International SPA Association are withstanding the current economic climate, according to a recent survey of ISPA members.

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09/30/2008 ISPA Announces Foundation Board Members for 2009 LEXINGTON, Ky. - The International SPA Association Foundation is ready to begin another exciting year of servicing the spa industry. The Foundation is heading into 2009 ready to expand upon the new tools and opportunities that were introduced in 2008. The new board members will begin their roles at the upcoming ISPA Conference & Expo, Nov. 10-13, in Las Vegas.

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09/30/2008 ISPA Announces Board Members for 2009 LEXINGTON, Ky. - The International SPA Association is pleased to announce its board of directors for 2009, including three new officers and three new members. ISPA Board members volunteer their time to strategically lead the association and develop plans for enhancing membership and the spa industry through research, events and education.

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09/19/2008 Leading Researchers Meet With ISPA to Discuss The Spa Industry's Future LEXINGTON, Ky. - As the voice of the spa industry, the International SPA Association brings the most important, useful and accurate research to its members. In this endeavor, leading research professionals recently met in Coconut Grove, Fla., to discuss the future research needs of the spa industry.

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09/03/2008 ISPA To Recognize Sidney Poitier & the Late Robin Zill at Annual Conference & Expo LEXINGTON, Ky. - A spa industry pioneer and an Academy Award winner will be honored during the 2008 International SPA Association's Conference & Expo, Nov. 10-13 in Las Vegas. Sidney Poitier, Oscar-winning actor, writer, director and diplomat, is the recipient of the 2008 ISPA Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award. The late Robin Zill, co-founder of TouchAmerica, a leading manufacturer of treatment tables and equipment used in spas, is the first person to be awarded both the ISPA Visionary and Dedicated Contributor awards.

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08/18/2008 LiveSpa to be Distributed at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week LEXINGTON, Ky. - The International SPA Association is proud to announce that LiveSpa Magazine will be distributed at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The 2008 edition of LiveSpa will be distributed to leading fashion journalists, celebrities and trendsetters during the week-long fashion extravaganza.

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08/07/2008 Skin Authority Founder Celeste Hilling Chosen for International Board LEXINGTON, Ky. - Spa and skin-care expert Celeste Hilling is a new member of the International SPA Association Foundation Board of Directors. Based in San Diego, Hilling is the founder of Skin Authority and is a past member of the ISPA Board of Directors.

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08/07/2008 ISPA Foundation Announces Inaugural Recipient of the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship LEXINGTON, Ky. - The International SPA Association Foundation announces Arizona State University student Michelle Bashore as the first beneficiary of the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship. Bashore will receive $2,500 toward her education as well as a trip to the 2008 ISPA Conference & Expo, Nov. 10-13 in Las Vegas.

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07/08/2008 Summertime Equals Quality Family Time at the Spa LEXINGTON, Ky. - If your family is looking for an active, fun-filled and memorable vacation this summer, spas ensure the ideal family-friendly retreat. And, if you think spas are a bit too relaxing for your children, think again, as they are great atmospheres to get the kids moving with healthy and educational activities.

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06/11/2008 ISPA EVALUATES NEXT STEPS IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION LEXINGTON, Ky. - As spas continue to open and be developed in the Asia-Pacific region, the International SPA Association has formed a group to evaluate next steps in this pivotal area. As the voice of the global spa industry, five percent of ISPA's more than 3,000 members in 75 countries are from the Asia-Pacific region.

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05/27/2008 INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE WITH A SPA VISIT TODAY LEXINGTON, Ky. - With many Americans eagerly awaiting some extra cash in their pockets thanks to the economic stimulus payments, now is the time to make an investment in your health. As the voice of the global spa industry, the International SPA Association and its 3,000 members urge you to invest your newly acquired funds on your mind, body and spirit.

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05/20/2008 10 WAYS TO STAY COOL THIS SUMMER WITH HOT SPA PRODUCTS AND TREATMENTS LEXINGTON, Ky. - If the thought of baring your pasty, dry, winter skin makes you feel more than a little apprehensive leading spa professionals from the International SPA Association have you covered with some of the best new products, treatments and services just in time for summer! There's no doubt you'll be turning the cabana boy's head after a relaxing day at an ISPA member spa prepping for the hot months ahead.

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05/06/2008 LIVESPA TO DEBUT IN JUNE 2008 LEXINGTON, Ky. - With one out of four Americans having visited a spa, chances are that if you have not been to one, you know someone who has. Most people learn about spa etiquette from their friends and co-workers, which can lead to even more questions. So, let the International SPA Association be your "spa mentor" by providing the answers and helping you Live Happy. Live Healthy. LiveSpa.

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05/02/2008 SIX STRESS-FREE WAYS TO SAVE AT THE SPA LEXINGTON, Ky. - With everything from gas to grocery prices on the rise, you are no doubt looking for ways to get the most bang for your buck. So, how about stretching your dollar with a half day of de-stressing and relaxing in a spa for the cost of a 60-minute massage? With more than 3,000 members in 75 countries, the International SPA Association wants to help you find a spa experience to match your budget.

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05/01/2008 ISPA, THE ISPA FOUNDATION AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE ADD TOOLS TO PREPARE FUTURE SPA PROFESSIONALS LEXINGTON, Ky. and LANSING, Mich. - The International SPA Association, the ISPA Foundation and The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute are making headway in spa education to prepare a quality workforce for the future. These tools include a soon-to-be-launched collegiate course as well as a scholarship, grants and textbooks.

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04/23/2008 ISPA AND PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS FORM RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP LEXINGTON, Ky. - As the voice of the global spa industry, the International SPA Association has taken an important step forward in validating spa industry research. ISPA has formed a partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers to review the association's studies as well as spa-related research produced by other groups.

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04/15/2008 2008 ISPA CONFERENCE & EXPO – AN EVENT EMBRACING THE FUTURE OF SPA LEXINGTON, Ky. - An acclaimed actor, respected economic expert and professional photographer with a unique viewpoint lead the offerings as the International SPA Association returns to Las Vegas this fall. Set for Nov. 10-13 at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, the 18th annual ISPA Conference & Expo will feature more than 60 hours of education, an Expo with 300 exhibitors in more than 450 booths and an anticipated 3,300 attendees.

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03/20/2008 TIRED OF TIES AND FED UP WITH FLOWERS? LEXINGTON, Ky. - Don't let your siblings "one up you" in preparation for the upcoming Mother and Father's Day holidays. There's no better way to show your love and appreciation for mom and dad than indulging them with the latest spa treatments and products.

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03/20/2008 RECORD REPRESENTATION ON THE ISPA BOARD FROM THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION LEXINGTON, Ky. - With the International SPA Association's membership at a record high of more than 3,000 spa professionals, there are milestones to report on the international front. For the first time, 20 percent of the members of ISPA's Board of Directors are from the Asia-Pacific region.

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02/25/2008 THE ISPA FOUNDATION PROUDLY ANNOUNCES RUTH STRICKER SPA & WELLNESS AWARD LEXINGTON, Ky. - The International SPA Association Foundation expands its educational endowment opportunities with the Ruth Stricker Spa & Wellness Award. Named in honor of the founder of The Marsh, a Center for Balance and Fitness in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the award offers financial assistance for the purpose of stimulating research and exploration into the various ways that spa can meet current healthcare needs, promote wellness, and enhance quality of life.

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02/25/2008 THE ISPA FOUNDATION PROUDLY ANNOUNCES DR. HOWARD MURAD RESEARCH GRANT LEXINGTON, Ky. - The International SPA Association Foundation expands its educational endowment opportunities with the new Dr. Howard Murad Research Grant. Named in honor of one of the country's foremost authorities on the science of skin health, the Dr. Howard Murad Research Grant offers financial assistance to those conducting research that addresses Cultural Stress, its effects, and ways to manage it.

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02/25/2008 A NEW ROLE FOR ISPA CHAIRMAN JIM ROOT LEXINGTON, Ky. - International SPA Association Chairman Jim Root is the new President of Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa in Corona, Calif. This consummate spa professional brings more than 30 years of experience to Glen Ivy, which has been a member of ISPA since 1993.

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02/04/2008 LIVESPA TO DEBUT IN JUNE 2008 LEXINGTON, Ky. - "Images of beautiful ladies with cucumbers over their eyes are passé as savvy consumers are no longer fooled by this representation of the spa-goer," said International SPA Association President Lynne McNees while talking about the association's new magazine, LiveSpa. As the voice of the spa industry since 1991, ISPA is debuting LiveSpa in June to debunk myths, enrich lives and show that living a simple yet healthy lifestyle is not an oxymoron.

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01/10/2008 2008 SPA INDUSTRY TREND WATCH LEXINGTON, Ky. - From hemlines to hair colors, we love to watch trends come and go. As the spa industry has become engrained into everyday culture, many spa trends have actually extended their stay and moved into full-blown tradition. As the voice of the spa industry, the International SPA Association has been forecasting spa industry movements since the early 1990s and welcomes 2008 with this Spa Industry Trend Watch.

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01/08/2008 CUDDLE UP TO A CALMING VALENTINE’S DAY LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kick off the year with a little R&R for yourself and your loved ones. The more than 3,000 members of the International SPA Association are ready to relax you, while also putting you in the mood for love as you plan for the holiday of romance.

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12/18/2007 ISPA RELEASES 2007 SPA INDUSTRY STUDY PROFILING THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA LEXINGTON, Ky. - The newest installment of the International SPA Association's industry research shows a viable and healthy North American spa industry. Conducted by long-standing ISPA partner Association Resource Centre Inc., the study offers the newest statistics on revenues, number of spas, visits, employment and square footage.

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12/05/2007 ISPA TO DEBUT LIVESPA IN 2008 LEXINGTON, Ky. - In 2008, the International SPA Association will build upon its reputation as the voice of the spa industry by debuting LiveSpa. To be published in June, this inaugural publication will focus on educating the spa consumer.

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12/05/2007 ISPA’S PULSE MAGAZINE MARKS A SERIES OF “FIRSTS” LEXINGTON, Ky. - A publication for spa consumers, earning a national award, setting a record and going digital are four recent accomplishments for "the magazine for the spa professional." The International SPA Association's publication Pulse wraps up 2007 with notable achievements while moving ahead to 10 issues in 2008.

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12/05/2007 2007 ISPA CONFERENCE & Expo - FAST FACTS On Nov. 12-15, the International SPA Association Conference & Expo continued a 17-year tradition of being the definitive event of the year for the worldwide spa community. The following is a list of facts from the 2007 ISPA Conference & Expo:

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11/27/2007 THE ISPA FOUNDATION’S MARY TABACCHI SCHOLARSHIP IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS LEXINGTON, Ky. - The International SPA Association Foundation has taken a significant step forward in educating future spa industry leaders. For the first time, students may now submit an application for consideration for the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship.

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11/05/2007 ISPA ISSUES IMMEDIATE RECALL OF 2007 GLOBAL CONSUMER STUDIES LEXINGTON, Ky. - The International SPA Association Monday issued a recall of its 2007 Global Consumer Studies conducted by a major outside research firm, citing a number of statistical and analytical errors associated with the research.

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10/17/2007 THE INTERNATIONAL SPA ASSOCIATION PROUDLY PRESENTS BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2008 LEXINGTON, Ky. - At a time when the International SPA Association's membership has reached a record of more than 3,000 spa professionals, the following volunteer leaders are set to lead the association on a strategic path into the future.

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10/17/2007 THE INTERNATIONAL SPA ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION PROUDLY PRESENTS BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2008 LEXINGTON, Ky. - With new leadership and exciting tools on the horizon, the ISPA Foundation Board heads into 2008. The new board members will begin their roles at the upcoming ISPA Conference & Expo, Nov. 12-15, in Kissimmee, Fla., United States

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10/02/2007 ISPA AND WAGEWATCH HELP SPA PROFESSIONALS OFFER COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION LEXINGTON, Ky., and SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - With more than 234,000 people employed by the U.S. spa industry, the varying pay scales for therapists, front desk staff and managers are an ongoing topic of discussion. To help spa professionals attract quality employees with competitive compensation, the International SPA Association and WageWatch Inc. are enhancing the online Spa Compensation Survey.

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09/28/2007 INTERNATIONAL SPA ASSOCIATION TO RELEASE SPA PROFESSIONAL CAREER GUIDE LEXINGTON, Ky. - Don't you wish someone had told you exactly what to expect when you started your first job? There's no doubt that things would have probably gone a lot smoother! Aspiring spa professionals can now breathe a sigh of relief because the International SPA Association has developed the Spa Professional Career Guide to put them ahead of the game in the competitive spa career arena.

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09/17/2007 ISPA RECOGNIZES CLODAGH AS A VISIONARY FOR THE SPA INDUSTRY LEXINGTON, Ky. - A world-renowned leader in architectural design will be honored during the 2007 International SPA Association's Conference & Expo, Nov. 12-15 in Kissimmee, Florida, United States. Clodagh, founder of Clodagh Design International, is the recipient of the ISPA 2007 Visionary Award.

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07/23/2007 EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE, ISPA AND THE ISPA FOUNDATION PARTNER TO PROVIDE NEW SPA-RELATED CURRICULUM TO LANSING, Mich. and LEXINGTON, Ky. - The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute is adding spa-related textbooks and educational resources to its line of hospitality management textbooks thanks to a collaboration with the International SPA Association and the ISPA Foundation.

TO HOSPITALITY SCHOOLS

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07/12/2007 MAKE A RELAXING FALL INTO AUTUMN LEXINGTON, Ky. - For most of us, the scents of cinnamon, apple and pumpkin bring to mind cozy images of baking and eating pies, cookies and other goodies on crisp, autumn nights. Though, the coziness of autumn should not be confined to the kitchen. Instead of eating those ingredients, it's time to wear them!

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06/29/2007 ISPA RECOGNIZES DR. JONATHAN PAUL DeVIERVILLE AS A DEDICATED CONTRIBUTOR TO THE SPA INDUSTRY LEXINGTON, Ky. - A respected leader in spa education will be honored during the 2007 International SPA Association's Conference & Expo, Nov. 12-15, in Kissimmee, Fla., United States. Jonathan Paul DeVierville, Ph.D., director of the Alamo Plaza Spa at the historic Menger Hotel and Professor of History, The Humanities, and Global Studies at St. Philip's College, San Antonio, Texas, is the recipient of the ISPA 2007 Dedicated Contributor Award.

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06/29/2007 MAYA ANGELOU TO INSPIRE AND CHALLENGE WORLDWIDE SPA INDUSTRY LEXINGTON, Ky. - World-renowned author, actress and civil-rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou will inspire attendees of the 17th annual International SPA Association Conference & Expo, Nov. 12-15, in Kissimmee, Fla., U.S.A. The Grammy award-winning orator will be the keynote speaker for the final General Session on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Conference Center.

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04/09/2007 TIP TOE INTO SANDAL SEASON WITH A SPA EXPERIENCE AND PUT YOUR BEST BARE FOOT FORWARD LEXINGTON, Ky. - If slipping on a pair of sandals makes you cringe and question if even professional help could save those toes, you may want to think about treating your feet to a spa experience - fast! Nothing can spoil your trendy spring and summer look like rough soles, cracked heels and dull nails. So, before you find yourself in a hydration crisis, take advantage of spa offerings that will allow you to put your best bare foot forward.

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04/04/2007 PREEMINENT BUSINESS EXPERT JIM COLLINS TO ADDRESS WORLDWIDE SPA INDUSTRY LEXINGTON, Ky. - With his books as fixtures on bestseller lists and his teachings being followed by corporations around the world, Jim Collins now turns his attention to the spa industry. Collins will share his secrets on turning good companies into great ones during the 2007 International SPA Association Conference & Expo, Nov. 12-15 in Kissimmee, Fla., USA. The "Good to Great" author will be the opening keynote speaker on Monday, Nov. 12.

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01/17/2007 KNOW THE CODE BEFORE YOU BOOK YOUR NEXT SPA EXPERIENCE LEXINGTON, Ky. - When you walk through the doors of your favorite spa, sit down in the massaging pedicure chair and stick your feet into the water that isn't quite the right temperature, do you say anything to your therapist? What about if you walk into a treatment room for your Hot Stone massage and the music is too loud? Or, the stones are too hot? Do you just lie on the table and grin and bear it?

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01/16/2007 ISPA CREATES RISK MANAGEMENT TOOLS FOR THE WORLDWIDE SPA INDUSTRY LEXINGTON, Ky. - With one in four American adults having visited a spa and more people working in the spa industry than ever before, the partnership between the spa professional and the spa guest is more important than ever. There are potential risks inherent within spas, yet few, if any, risk management tools to address them. The International SPA Association recognized this, and in partnership with the Resort Hotel Association, took a proactive approach and created a comprehensive risk management program for spas.

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12/20/2006 THE INTERNATIONAL SPA ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION CREATES THE MARY TABACCHI SCHOLARSHIP LEXINGTON, Ky. - The International SPA Association Foundation creates a scholarship named in honor of spa industry pioneer Cornell University Associate Professor Mary H. Tabacchi, Ph.D., R.D.

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12/06/2006 2006 ISPA CONFERENCE & EXPO – A RECORD NUMBER OF SPA PROFESSIONALS EMBRACE AN EXPERIENCE ENVELOPED Leading her final Conference as the Chairman of the International SPA Association, Kate Mearns set the tone for the week during the opening General Session, "If each spa professional continues to work together for the good of our consumer, our industry will be unstoppable. With invisible walls and invisible borders and a common goal. We will be able to provide a spa experience that has purpose. Through our business objectives, our personal innovations and tireless passion we help inspire our guests to create their own life balance - their own harmony."

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12/06/2006 AWARD RECIPIENTS ADD TO THE HARMONY FELT DURING THE 2006 ISPA CONFERENCE & EXPO LEXINGTON, Ky. - Giving credit to others was a theme as the recipients of the 2006 International SPA Association awards were recently recognized. The awards were presented during the 16th annual ISPA Conference & Expo, Nov. 6-9 at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., USA.

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12/06/2006 ISPA INTERNATIONAL SPA & WELLNESS CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION NAMED SPA EVENT OF THE YEAR LEXINGTON, Ky. - The International SPA Association's International Spa & Wellness Conference and Exhibition, also known as ISPA Asia 2006, was recently named "Spa Event of the Year" by the Baccarat AsiaSpa Awards. A panel of 26 Asia-based spa experts made the nominations for the awards, which were announced on Nov. 17 as well as in the Nov./Dec. issue of AsiaSpa.

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12/06/2006 ISPA AND THE ISPA FOUNDATION PROUDLY PRESENT BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2007 LEXINGTON, Ky. - The following volunteer leaders for the International SPA Association and the ISPA Foundation are set to lead both groups on a strategic path into the future. The ISPA Board is led by newly-elected Chairman Jim Root and returning as the ISPA Foundation President is John Korpi.

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12/06/2006 INTERNATIONAL SPA ASSOCIATION GOES TO CHINA LEXINGTON, Ky. - After eight consecutive years of international professional service par excellence, ISPA International Spa & Wellness Conference and Exhibition has become one of the leading conferences and exhibitions in the spa and wellness arena worldwide. Working toward perfection in show management and quality as their main interest, the ISPA committee has successively explored new grounds that create dynamic opportunities benefiting the members and the industry.

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08/07/2006 2006 ISPA CONFERENCE & EXPO LEXINGTON, Ky. - The International SPA Association is preparing to take Las Vegas by storm again this fall as the world's leading spa professionals gather for the 16th annual ISPA Conference & Expo. Set for Nov. 6 - 9 at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, the ISPA Conference & Expo will feature more than 75 hours of education, 400 booths in the Expo and an estimated 3,000 attendees.

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07/14/2006 THE INTERNATIONAL SPA ASSOCIATION RECOGNIZES DR. MICHAEL JACOBSON’S HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS LEXINGTON, Ky. - An advocate for nutrition and health will be honored during the 2006 International SPA Association Conference & Expo, Nov. 6 - 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Dr. Michael Jacobson, co-founder and executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), is the recipient of the ISPA 2006 Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award.

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07/14/2006 THE INTERNATIONAL SPA ASSOCIATION RECOGNIZES GAYLE BRADY AS A DEDICATED CONTRIBUTOR TO THE SPA INDU LEXINGTON, Ky. - A spa and fitness leader who has dedicated more than 20 years to the industry will be honored during the 2006 International SPA Association Conference & Expo, Nov. 6 - 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Gayle Brady, director of development for Skin Authority, is the recipient of the ISPA 2006 Dedicated Contributor Award.

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06/30/2006 RELAX AFTER YOUR SUMMER VACATION WITH A SPA EXPERIENCE 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.

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06/30/2006 THE INTERNATIONAL SPA ASSOCIATION AND THE CANADIAN TOURISM COMMISSION UNVEIL FIRST-EVER SPA TRAVELE LEXINGTON, Ky. - The International SPA Association and the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) have collaborated for the first time on a groundbreaking new spa traveler study. The study, titled "Identifying the Spa Traveler: A Look at U.S. and Canadian Consumer Attitudes and Motivators for Spa Vacations," was released at the Leading Spas of Canada Conference on April 10 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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06/30/2006 INTERNATIONAL SPA ASSOCIATION MEMBERS HELP SPA-GOERS KEEP THEIR COOL THIS SUMMER LEXINGTON, Ky. - As spas are seen as places for nurturing and wellness, spa professionals are offering special treatments and products this summer that encourage safe skin care. The Skin Cancer Foundation reports that more than 90 percent of all skin cancers are caused by sun exposure. ISPA members want to help lower that percentage.

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05/17/2006 ISPA 2006 Thailand closes with Success Stories for the Asia Pacific Spa and Wellness Conference & Bangkok, May 17, 2006 - ISPA 2006 Thailand International Spa & Wellness Conference and Exhibition officially closed in resounding success lauded by exhibitors, trade buyers and visitors. The event which was dubbed as the "Best ISPA Asia Pacific Event to date" was held last May 3-5, 2006 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand. It was attended by more than 312 conference delegates with the participation of about 174 exhibitors representing Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the North America.

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05/17/2006 ISPA BRINGS TOGETHER LEADING JOURNALISTS, 25 OF THE WORLD’S TOP SPAS AND THE LATEST RESEARCH ON SPA- LEXINGTON, Ky. - Journalists from global television networks, the world's largest newspapers and popular magazine titles will be introduced to 25 top spas at the 2006 International SPA Association Media Event. Set for July in New York City, the ISPA Media Event is the longest running and most respected event for journalists who cover the spa lifestyle, wellness, travel, leisure, beauty and business.

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05/17/2006 THE INTERNATIONAL SPA ASSOCIATION HIGHLIGHTS KEY SPA INDUSTRY TRENDS FOR 2006 LEXINGTON, Ky. - As the spa lifestyle is woven more prominently into mainstream culture, several newsworthy trends are actually becoming expectations for spa-goers. As the respected voice of the spa industry, the International SPA Association keeps a pulse on current and future trends through its network of 2,500 members in 73 countries.

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01/30/2006 HAY HOUSE NAMED OFFICIAL INSPIRATIONAL AND SELF-HELP PUBLISHER OF ISPA LEXINGTON, Ky. - The International SPA Association proudly announces that Hay House has been named the official Inspirational and Self-Help Publisher of ISPA.

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12/15/2005 THE INTERNATIONAL SPA ASSOCIATION AND THE ISPA FOUNDATION PROUDLY PRESENT BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2005-200 The following volunteer leaders for ISPA and the ISPA Foundation are set to lead both groups on a strategic path into the future. By serving as board members, these dedicated volunteers commit time and resources throughout their terms and work in harmony to strengthen the spa industry.

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11/30/2005 ISPA AND THE ISPA FOUNDATION RELEASE NEW TOOLS ON RETAIL OPERATIONS LEXINGTON, Ky. - There's hardly any topic in the spa industry that is more heavily discussed than retail. With that in mind, the International SPA Association and the ISPA Foundation have partnered to create a retail management course.

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11/03/2005 2005 ISPA CONFERENCE & EXPO – THE SPA COMMUNITY GATHERS TO RENEW ITS PASSION LEXINGTON, Ky. - During the 15th annual International SPA Association Conference & Expo, leading spa professionals re-ignited their passion for the industry they love, while making the bonds of the ISPA community even stronger. Held Sept. 30 - Oct. 3 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, United States, the 2005 ISPA Conference included nearly 2,500 attendees from 40 countries.

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09/21/2005 THE ISPA FOUNDATION FURTHERS SUSTAINABILITY OF THE SPA INDUSTRY LEXINGTON, Ky. - The International SPA Association Foundation is in the process of creating an endowment fund. The ISPA Foundation Endowment Fund will provide educational grants to foster practical spa industry experience and further spa-specific education.

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09/09/2005 ISPA TO RECOGNIZE THE HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS OF DEBORAH SZEKELY LEXINGTON, Ky. - A spa industry pioneer who has dedicated more than 65 years to defining and enhancing the spa experience will be honored during the 2005 International SPA Association Conference & Expo, Sept. 30 - Oct. 3 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Deborah Szekely, founder of Rancho La Puerta and Golden Door, will be presented with ISPA's 2005 Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award on Friday, Sept. 30.

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08/11/2005 ISPA Members Actively Promote Breast Cancer Awareness Lexington, Ky. - The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 210 thousand women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer during 2005. This alarming statistic has motivated members of the International SPA Association to raise awareness of breast cancer and provide essential retreats for patients and survivors.

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08/06/2005 ISPA MEMBERS OFFER SUMMER SPECIALS AND AT-HOME RELAXATION TIPS FOR TEACHERS 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.

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08/06/2005 2005 Conference & Expo Preview LEXINGTON, Ky. - The saying goes that everything is bigger in Texas, so there's no better place to celebrate the International SPA Association's 15th annual Conference & Expo than in Dallas, Texas, United States at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. Set for Sept. 30 - Oct. 3, the ISPA Conference & Expo is the spa industry's proven resource for education and networking.

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06/06/2005 ISPA MEMBERS OFFER SUMMER SPECIALS AND AT-HOME RELAXATION TIPS FOR TEACHERS 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.

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04/14/2005 ISPA LAUNCHES ENHANCED WEB SITE LEXINGTON, Ky. - The International SPA Association has updated and redesigned its association and Conference Web sites and combined them under one site - http://www.experienceispa.com/. Launched on April 1, the redesigned and updated Web site is a reflection of the ever-growing spa industry.

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03/10/2005 SPA-GOER 101 – TAKING THE STRESS OUT OF GOING TO A SPA LEXINGTON, Ky. - Spas, once mistakenly thought to be only for the well-to-do, are finally getting the recognition they deserve. You see them everywhere - airports, doctors' offices, on television commercials and in cities both large and small around the world.

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01/27/2005 ISPA 2004-2005 BOARD OF DIRECTORS LEXINGTON, Ky. - As the International SPA Association begins its 15th year, the association's new Board of Directors looks strategically to the future. Led by newly-elected Chairman Kate Mearns, the ISPA Board is responsible for overseeing the affairs of the organization, which includes approximately 2,300 members in 69 countries.

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12/31/2004 A Record-Breaking Event for the Spa Industry LEXINGTON, Ky. - In a city that's known for doing things with a grand flair, there was nothing grander in Las Vegas the week of Nov. 8 than the ISPA Conference & Expo. Held Nov. 8-11 at the Venetian, a record-breaking 3,000 attendees made the 14th annual ISPA Conference & Expo the most successful one to date.

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11/15/2004 THE ISPA 2004 SPA INDUSTRY STUDY — EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In its role as an industry leader, ISPA commissioned the first ever comprehensive study of the spa industry in 2000. This study was the first of its kind to address key issues such as industry size, revenue, employment and growth.

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11/15/2004 THE ISPA 2004 consumer Trends Report — EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In a context where American consumers are looking for ways to slow down, simplify and feel connected, the spa experience is increasingly becoming a more sought after and relevant lifestyle experience.


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