Spa News Stories

SPATRADE'S NANCY GRIFFIN TO SPEARHEAD EDUCATION AT SPA FINDER PARTNER RETREAT

Nancy Griffin, CEO of SpaTrade, will be joining Spa Finder and their day spa partners at the prestigious destination spa, Miraval Life in Balance in Tuscon Arizona May 18-21st. The Miraval retreat will kick-off the second season of Spa Finder Partner Retreats, where day spa operators network and share ideas with their peers while experiencing a destination spa experience. Kelley Wohlfarth, Spa Director at the Woodstock Spa at the Benjamin Hotel and a multiple 2002 Spa Finder retreat attendee, can't praise the Partner Retreats enough. 'My experiences at the Partner Retreats were unforgettable. This program should really be able to...

NATIONALLY SYNDICATED RADIO TALK SHOW HOST BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND AT MEDICAL

Derrick De Silva, M.D., host of the nationally syndicated radio talk show, 'Ask the Doctor,' will be a featured speaker at the Medical Spa Conference and Expo April 13-16, 2003 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, GA. The charismatic radio talk show host reaches millions of people daily via the talk America Radio Network. 'Dr. Silva was so popular at our last conference in San Antonio, because, in addition to being a wealth of knowledge, he is so approachable and down to earth,' said Medical Spa Conference founder Marian Urban. DeSilva's philosophy is that there is no one way to...

SPATRADE TRACKS SPA TREND TOWARD "BETTER, CHEAPER, FASTER" SERVICE

'Better, Cheaper, Faster' refers to day spas' drive to improve quality to compete in an increasingly difficult business environment while conforming to the needs of the demanding, time-starved spa-goers of the future. From more personalized service, to serious medi-spa treatments with proven results, to artistic, 'feng-shuied' design, to convenient mini-services that satisfy clients on the go, spas are become more plentiful, more specialized, and are attracting stronger operators and marketers. To grow the market of spa-goers, our industry must address the issue of affordability. Other related wellness industries struggle with this issue. For example, Whole Foods markets-targeting a new generation...

SPATRADE EXPERT ANN BROWN APPOINTED TO ISPA EDUCATION COMMITTEE

LAKE OZARK, M, Ann Brown, spa director at Spa Shiki in Lake Ozark, Missouri, was recently appointed to the International Spa Association¹s Education Committee. Brown is one of 11 committee members selected from around the world. Active in the spa industry for over 10 years, Brown has maintained a focus on improving education within the industry throughout her career. Brown is also a founding member of the American Spa Therapy Education and Certification Council (ASTECC) and currently serves as treasurer of the organization. She has served as spa director at Spa Shiki at the Lodge of Four Seasons since the...

INDUSTRY LEADERS AGREE: SPATRADE'S NEW PATH TO PROFITABILITY FOR DAY SPAS REPORT IS A MUST-READ FOR SPA SUCCESS

Top Spa Visionaries Heap Praise on SpaTrade's New Special Report Featuring the 7 Hottest Industry Trends Plus 43 Profit Secrets from Leading Day Spas March 11, 2003 - Petaluma, CA - Rave reviews are coming in for the latest Special Report from SpaTrade, the leading resource for spa industry business management. Released last week at the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) annual conference and trade show in San Francisco, CA, wellness industry business leaders who have reviewed the report have been full of praise for the work. The report is available at http://www.spatrade.com/p2p/ . SpaTrade's Path to Profitability...

SPA FINDER ANNOUNCES NEW CONNOISSEUR SPA PROGRAM

In a Class of Their Own: Spa Finder Announces New Connoisseur Spa Program...'Connoisseur' Designation Will Guide Consumers to the Ultimate Spa Experience; Connoisseur Charter Members Named New York, NY ­ February 20, 2003 ­ Spa Finder ( www.spafinder.com ), the world's largest spa marketing and publishing company, today announced the launch of its new Spa Finder Connoisseur Spa Program and the selection of 22 of the world's top spas to be awarded the Spa Finder 'Connoisseur Spa' designation. The Connoisseur Spa label is awarded only to those spas whose programs, ambience and management offer spa-goers the highest level of quality...

SPATRADE VISITS THE IHRSA CONVENTION IN SAN FRANCISCO

This week, over 10,000 health and fitness professionals from 64 countries arrived in San Francisco for the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association's annual convention and trade show — and SpaTrade's Vice President of Marketing, Laura Higgins was one of them. Below is her quick dispatch from the show floor at Moscone Center in SF: I've been a fitness junkie for many years, though you might not think that to look at me — I often describe myself as a "big Irish peasant woman," because I'm 5'11", have red hair, and am built like a linebacker with boobs. Like Norm...

CME AND CEU EDUCATION CREDITS TO BE OFFERED AT MEDICAL SPA CONFERENCE AND EXPO APRIL 13-16

CME AND CEU EDUCATION CREDITS TO BE OFFERED AT MEDICAL SPA CONFERENCE AND EXPO APRIL 13-16 The bi-annual Medical Spa Conference and Expo will be held April 13-16th in Atlanta at the Hyatt Regency Peachtree Street. The event will be offering CME (continuing medical education) credits to all attending physicians as well as CEU (continuing education units). This is the second time the Conference has offered continuing education credits, solidifying the event as the leading educational conference for medical and spa professionals. The First Medical Spa Conference was held in San Antonio in March, 2001 at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel...

SPATRADE RELEASES NEW PATH TO PROFITABILITY FOR DAY SPAS REPORT AT IHRSA CONFERENCE IN SAN FRANCISCO

Report Features Hot Industry Trends, Strategic Business Suggestions Plus 'Tactics from the Trenches' from Leading Day Spas February 26, 2003 - San Francisco, CA - SpaTrade, the leading online resource for spa industry business management, announced at the International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association Convention today that it has published a new SpaTrade Special Report: Path to Profitability for Day Spas . The report is available at www.spatrade.com . The Path to Profitability Reports provide practical tactics to help spa owners and managers grow their businesses and compete in an increasingly challenging business environment. The Day Spa report is the...

NATURAL PRODUCTS EXPO WEST FEATURES "EXPO SPA"

23rd Annual Natural Products Expo West Coming to Anaheim Convention Center March 6-9 Features All-New "Expo Spa" Over 30,000 natural products retailers and manufacturers will gather at the Anaheim Convention Center March 6-9 at the nation's largest and oldest natural products trade show, the 23rd annual Natural Products Expo West. The exhibition will showcase the very latest natural product launches from more than 30 countries. Americans are spending more than $34 billion annually on the natural products at this show, which includes over 2,400 exhibits including organic foods, vegetarian foods and specialty foods; dietary supplements, including vitamins, minerals, herbs and...

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