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ISPA partners with Cosmoprof

01 Dec 2016
The International SPA Association (ISPA) is collaborating with international beauty tradeshow Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna. [read more]
The International SPA Association (ISPA) is collaborating with international beauty ... [read more]

Zeel Spa programme aims to help under-staffed spas

01 Nov 2016
Massage-on-demand company Zeel has officially launched its Zeel Spa programme, a business line designed to create a staffing solution for spas. [read more]
Massage-on-demand company Zeel has officially launched its Zeel Spa programme, ... [read more]

Global Mentorship Initiative launches new app, widens programme’s reach

19 Oct 2016
The Global Mentorship Initiative – one of 16 initiatives that are part of the Global Wellness Institute – is launching a new online platform and expanding the reach of the programme to include a wider range of positions. [read more]
The Global Mentorship Initiative – one of 16 initiatives that ... [read more]

ISPA Foundation Mary Tabacchi Scholarship recognises two recipients

13 Jun 2016
The International Spa Association (ISPA) Foundation has awarded two recipients to receive the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship. [read more]
The International Spa Association (ISPA) Foundation has awarded two recipients ... [read more]

Esadore adds two to executive team

16 Mar 2016
Dubai-based spa consultancy Esadore International has named Michael Monsod as director of wellness operations and Sally Beighton as spa trainer and consultant. [read more]
Dubai-based spa consultancy Esadore International has named Michael Monsod as ... [read more]

Kathryn Moore launches recruitment and training company

28 Jan 2016
Industry veteran Kathryn Moore has launched a new company, Spa Connectors, to provide training and recruitment for the global spa industry. [read more]
Industry veteran Kathryn Moore has launched a new company, Spa ... [read more]

Centara spa in Bangkok invests in blind therapists

19 Jan 2016
Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok has hired two blind therapists, Decha Phoosiriand and Paranee Fongta, who rely on their senses of smell, sound and touch to help them understand guests’ needs. [read more]
Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok has hired two ... [read more]

Spameeting EMEA panel 4: are GMs stubborn or are spa managers high maintenance?

07 Dec 2015
The fourth panel at Spameeting EMEA at the Meydan Hotel in Dubai yesterday (6 December) was about the relationship between hotel general managers and spa staff. Spa directors and executives asked hospitality experts why GMs are stubborn when it comes to implementing plans for spa. [read more]
The fourth panel at Spameeting EMEA at the Meydan Hotel ... [read more]

Spameeting EMEA panel 2: how to deliver quality service?

07 Dec 2015
The second panel discussion at the Spameeting conference yesterday afternoon (6 December) was focused on how to deliver the best spa service to travellers of all generations. [read more]
The second panel discussion at the Spameeting conference yesterday afternoon ... [read more]

100% of mentorship programme participants feel the initiative benefits the industry

20 Nov 2015
Almost all of those surveyed – 98 per cent - who took part in the 2015 pilot mentorship programme found it ‘very successful’ or ‘successful,’ according to a new report released by the programme, and 100 per cent of participants said they believe the programme benefits the spa industry. [read more]
Almost all of those surveyed – 98 per cent - ... [read more]

Universal Companies opens West Coast Wellness & Beauty Learning Center

29 Oct 2015
Spa distributor Universal Companies has opened an 8,500sq ft (790sq m) Wellness & Beauty Learning Center in Southern California, where it will provide educational classes and on-site training. [read more]
Spa distributor Universal Companies has opened an 8,500sq ft (790sq ... [read more]

Skin Authority adds two new executives to company ranks

09 Oct 2015
Skincare brand Skin Authority has added two executives to its team after what it says was a record year for the brand. [read more]
Skincare brand Skin Authority has added two executives to its ... [read more]

ISPA study shows demand high for US spa staff

07 Oct 2015
With an estimated total of 360,000 employees in the US spa industry – a record high – the demand for US spa staff does not appear to be slowing down, according to The International Spa Association's 2015 US Spa Industry Study. [read more]
With an estimated total of 360,000 employees in the US ... [read more]

Marilyn Monroe Spas receives US$20m investment for expansion plans

21 Aug 2015
Marilyn Monroe Spas, the US spa brand with 10 locations across four states, which serve 70,000 customers, has received a US$20m (€18m, £13m) investment from JCR Holdings which will be used to fund domestic and global expansion plans. The total capital raised by Marilyn Monroe Spas, including the sum from JCR Holdings, is US$36m (€32m, £23m). [read more]
Marilyn Monroe Spas, the US spa brand with 10 locations ... [read more]

Raison d'Etre project manager in Egypt to enrich firm's education portfolio

22 Jun 2015
Nikos Kouremenos, area spa director for Raison d’Etre, is set to hand over spa operations of Soma Bay Thalasso & Spa in Egypt and he will take charge of the spa consultancy’s spa business education division. [read more]
Nikos Kouremenos, area spa director for Raison d’Etre, is set ... [read more]

More than 300 gather for annual CIDESCO World Congress & Exhibition in South Africa

22 Jun 2015
International beauty and spa therapy standard-setter, Comité International d'Esthétique et de Cosmétologie (CIDESCO), held its 63rd World Congress & Exhibition in Sandton, South Africa last month, bringing together more than 300 CIDESCO members and industry professionals from around the world. [read more]
International beauty and spa therapy standard-setter, Comité International d'Esthétique et ... [read more]

Gwyneth Paltrow and fitness friend Tracy Anderson launch 'allergen-free' food company

26 May 2015
Gwyneth Paltrow and her diet and exercise mentor Tracy Anderson have created 3 Green Hearts – a food take-out company in the US that will offer juice, quinoa, kale ravioli, as well as something called ‘frosting shots’. The third ‘green heart’ and member of the company is Maria Baum – who is CEO of Tracy Anderson’s fitness empire. [read more]
Gwyneth Paltrow and her diet and exercise mentor Tracy Anderson ... [read more]

Hungarian university offers thermal spa and resort management course

17 Mar 2015
The School of Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality of BKF University of Applied Sciences in Budapest, Hungary, is offering a new educational programme called Thermal Spa and Resort Management for individuals interested in health tourism and spa management based on natural resources. [read more]
The School of Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality of BKF University ... [read more]

Malaysia wants 1,500 new spa therapists by 2020

11 Aug 2014
The Malaysian government is looking to train 1,500 new spa therapists over the next five years to support the country’s ever-growing spa industry, which is expected to contribute RM400m (US$125m, €93.4m, £74.5m) to gross national income by 2020. [read more]
The Malaysian government is looking to train 1,500 new spa ... [read more]

Dubai healthcare laws affecting massage therapists are under reform

17 Jul 2014
Dubai’s strict medical healthcare laws which apply to massage therapists are being reformed with the help of principal and owner of the renowned Dubai spa training facility, Healing Zone Academy – Anne Cook and the director of spa consultancy dR Global, Daniella Russell. [read more]
Dubai’s strict medical healthcare laws which apply to massage therapists ... [read more]
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