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SPA INDUSTRY VETERAN DAVID ANDREWS JOINS GOLDEN RATIO TEAM

Spa Industry veteran David Andrews joins the Golden Ratio Woodworks and Bodyworks team as National Spa Division Manager: Los Angeles, Calif. With over twelve-year's experience in and around the Spa Industry, Andrews brings a wealth of knowledge to the Golden Ratio team. Having worked on everything from 40,000sq ft Resort Spa's to Day Spa's and one room renovations, Andrews has been involved in many aspects of Spa development, including Spa layout and design, service menu's and treatment protocols. Above all, Andrews understands the importance of providing outstanding customer service for his clients. Having worked for over ten years with Dermalogica...

ISPA MEMBERS DONATE OVER $13,000 TO HANDS OF HOPE

LEXINGTON, Ky. — An industry of healers joined hands and hearts to make a difference following the terrorist attacks of September 11. The International SPA Association (ISPA), with nearly 1,800 members in 53 countries, organized the Hands of Hope Relief Fund to raise money for the United Way September 11th Fund. ISPA is still receiving donation totals from members, but we know that so far members have sent $13,245 to the September 11th Fund and given countless hours to help others heal. November 11, 2001 was the day that ISPA members set aside to unite as the voice of the...

SURVEY ON MASSAGE THERAPY RELEASED BY NCBTMB

Poll Establishes that Consumers Receiving Massage are Concerned with Ethics MCLEAN, Va. — October 22, 2001 - The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), a not-for-profit organization that fosters high standards of ethical and professional practice for therapeutic massage and bodywork professionals, today released the results of a national study conducted in partnership with Harris Interactive. The purpose of this survey, released during National Massage Therapy Awareness Week (October 21-27), was to ascertain the knowledge, attitudes and opinions of a sampling of the 20 million Americans receiving massage therapy and bodywork treatment each year. In the study,...

SPATRADE POLL REVEALS TOP MANAGEMENT ISSUES

SPATRADE POLL REVEALS TOP MANAGEMENT ISSUES The SpaTrade poll asking "What spa management issue is your top priority" reveals that "Maximizing occupancy in off-peak hours" is the most important issue facing spa managers. More than one quarter of voters consider filling treatment rooms during slow periods to be the most serious issue facing the spa industry. Revenue management (or yield management)—a practice where discounts and incentives are offered during slow hours—is one solution to this problem. An example is Spa Gregories' "Last Minute Charlie" program. The Newport Beach Spa sends out emails to its client base featuring deep discounts for...

SPATRADE EXPERT OFFERS UNIQUE MOVEMENT WORKSHOP

Mill Valley, Calif. SpaTrade expert Carole Amend, founder of the Aim Academy School of Somatic Movement Studies, has developed a unique workshop for spa and fitness professionals. The course is entitled "The 3D's of Personal Movement Practice: Defining, Developing, Deepening." The course defines a framework to define, develop, and deepen personal and professional movement practice. "Spas have a responsibility to allow, support, and nuture the client his/her own process," says Amend. "AIM helps promote better client service, better management of employees, as well as more integrative programs to help the client use the tools they learn at the spa when...

SPA FINDER PARTNER PROGRAM ESTABLISHED TO CREATE LINK BETWEEN DAY AND STAY SPAS

According to the International Spa Association, 86% of Stay spa-goers frequent Day Spas,new referral program capitalizes on client cross over. New York, NY—Spa Finder ( www.spafinder.com ), the nation's largest spa travel, marketing and publishing company, today announced its new Spa Finder Partner Program, an initiative that partners Day and Stay Spas in a mutually beneficial relationship. The program is designed to generate incremental revenue for Day Spas, while helping resort and destination spas expand their client base. "The International Spa Association has found that 86% of stay spa-goers also frequent Day Spas, clearly indicating that Day Spas are the...

SEPTEMBER 11TH MAKES THIS A TIME TO REACH OUT

With the precipitous drop in air-related travel following the heartbreaking attacks of September 11, major hotels and resorts have seen an unprecedented number of meeting and group cancellations. That business will return, but it may take some time to match the numbers you had last year or the year before. In the meantime, resort and destination spas have to revise their approach to marketing. If you own or manage a resort or destination spa, you most likely have been marketing to consumers on a national or regional level. They flew in to visit you, stayed in your accommodations, ate in...

FIRST MEDICAL SPA CONFERENCE IN MARCH 2002

A MUST CONFERENCE FOR PHYSICIANS PLANNING TO GO INTO THE MEDICAL SPAS, SPA DIRECTORS, MANAGERS, SPA BUYERS AND SPA TECHNICIANS LOOKING TO EXPAND. Sante Fe, New Mexico, The first ever medical spa conference will be held in San Antonio Texas March 17th through the 19th 2002. The program will offer a range of topics relating to the spa and medical professions, inlcuding: Medical Spa Manager & Personnel, Medical Spa Scheduling, Anti-Aging Treatments, Marketing your Medical Spa, Medical Doctors and Spa Technicians working together, Medical Spa Product Retailing, East Meets West, What Kind Of Medical Spa Do You Want To Create...

AAEA TO HOLD SEVENTH ANNUAL CONVENTION IN MARCH 2002

The American Aethetics Education Association(AAEA will hold its seventh annual convention March 9-11, 2002, at the Crowne Plaza Dallas North Hotel. 2002. The sole purpose of the association was, and is, to provide in a classroom setting, continuing aesthetics education without product bias. Membership is available to students, licensed aestheticians, clinical and medical aesthetics specialists, massage therapists, school instructors and Corporate Sponsors. AAEA is the ONLY exclusive advanced aesthetics education association in the United States. AAEA offers an academy education program designed exclusively for cosmetology schools committed to education above and beyond state requirements for licensing. AAEA education is provided...

NEW LOCATION & DATES ANNOUNCED FOR SPACIFICALLY 2002

The national conference and exposition moves to Atlanta, a vigorous east coast spa marketplace EXHIBITORS & ATTENDEES ARE ENTHUSIASTIC New York, NY ­ Spacifically, The Conference & Exposition for Spa, Resort & Hotel Executives, will take place October 6, 7 and 8, 2002 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. 'Our research shows that Atlanta is just about as hot a spa market as there is,' said Karen Crawford, vice president and show director of the national business event, now in its third successful year. 'There are literally thousands of spas located in and around Atlanta, or just...

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