Navigation Links
Invest in Your Future With a Spa Visit Today

LEXINGTON, Ky., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.

"What's more important than investing in your health?" said ISPA President Lynne McNees. "Wouldn't you rather relax, reflect, revitalize and rejoice at a spa than spend time in a doctor's office being treated for stress-related illnesses? Spas give you permission to pause, which is absolutely critical in our 24/7 society."

There are more than 14,000 spas in the United States and many offer classes on self-improvement, which can be learned at the spa and then applied in daily life. In fact, 51 percent of spas offer educational programs and nutritional consultations, 40 percent offer healthy eating classes, 39 percent offer stress management classes and 26 percent have educational offerings on obesity or other weight issues.

If you've been hesitating to take your first trip to the spa, the extra money in your pocket affords you the opportunity to test the waters. As one in four adults will go to a spa this year, you know someone who has been, so make them your spa mentor. Spa-going in groups - with friends, family members or a significant other - is a popular way to help ease you into the spa experience.

These eight tips will give you the 411 on everything you need to know before you go:
-- Do Your Homework - Research the spas in your area and determine your

needs before booking an appointment. Spas offer a menu of services

that describe each treatment and its therapeutic value. ISPA's Web

site has a glossary

( ) of spa

terms that you can reference.

-- Speak Up - At the time of booking, express whether you prefer a male or

female therapist. Don't be afraid to ask questions about what to

expect or what a treatment involves.

-- Take Your Time - Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your treatment and

take advantage of the spa's amenities. You can start relaxing in the

sauna or zone out in the relaxation area. After your treatment, you

may linger at the spa for as long as you like.

-- It's Up to You - Spas will never compromise your modesty. It's up to

you as to what you wear or don't wear under your robe. Not feeling

chatty? It's also your decision if you want to talk during your


-- Affordable for All - Just as there are hotels and restaurants at

varying price points, you can expect to find a spa experience in any

price range. Nearly all spas list their prices online or just simply

ask the cost when booking your treatment over the phone.

-- Tipping Tips - Tips in the 15 to 20 percent range are customary, though

some spas include them as a service charge - so ask if you are unsure.

-- Look for the ISPA Logo - With more than 3,000 members in 75 countries,

an ISPA member spa has signed a Standards & Practices agreement and

respects your rights as a spa-goer by using the ISPA Code of Conduct.

( )

-- More questions? - You can find more advice in ISPA's Spa 101 Guide

( ) at .

About the International SPA Association

ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry. Founded in 1991, ISPA advances the spa industry by providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities, promoting the value of the spa experience and speaking as the authoritative voice to foster professionalism and growth.

Debra Locker, International SPA Association

1.859.226.4374 and

SOURCE International SPA Association
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer
2. Investigational Agent Targeting Metabotropic Glutamate 2/3 Receptors Demonstrates Antipsychotic Activity in Humans, Study in Nature Medicine Finds
3. LCA Hails International Investigators Studying Lung Cancer
4. Investigational New Drug Application for Fat Melting Injections Cleared by the FDA
5. £5 million investment in personalized medicines to cut patient deaths
6. Governor Rendell Announces $2.1 Million Investment in Small Transit Vehicles
7. Idenix Pharmaceuticals to Present at Two Upcoming Investor Conferences
8. Skinvisible to Present at Merriman Curhan Ford & Co.s Investor Summit 2007
9. DURECT to Present at Merriman Curhan Fords Annual Investor Summit
10. Exelixis Announces September 18 Webcast of Presentation at the Bank of America 2007 Investment Conference
11. Exponent to Present at the Upcoming Sidoti & Company Investor Forum and William Blair Small-Cap Growth Stock Conference
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/27/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... A simply ... Jones, is an interesting show that delves into an array of issues that are ... that could benefit from open dialogue, this show is changing the subjects consumers focus ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... CBD College ... Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) awarded accreditation to its Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. CBD ... colleges, as only one of twelve colleges and universities in the state of California ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... , ... Avid collector, Andrew Hawley from Vintage Rock Posters, announces his search ... one of Joplin's most famous and beautiful concert posters. The concert was held on ... Arbor. The According to Hawley, "It is hard to believe that Joplin's stardom was ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Inevitably when people think ... customers choose to buy during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday massage chair ... to search the Internet high and low to find the best massage chair deals, ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... to discuss bioavailability and the need to integrate dose form selection in early ... with OBN, the membership organization supporting and bringing together the UK’s emerging life ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/25/2015)... WOODBURY, N.Y. , Nov. 25, 2015  Linden ... access and optimizing treatment outcomes for patients suffering from ... its request for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) enjoining ... between the two companies. --> ... aggressively pursuing all of its legal options. ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... 2015 On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, ... against Wright Medical Technology, Inc. for product liability ... hip implant device, awarded $11 million in favor ... trial and three days of deliberations, the jury ... defectively designed and unreasonably dangerous, and that Wright ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... -- Henry Schein, Inc., the world,s largest provider of health ... animal health practitioners, will unveil at the Greater New ... Pavilion , which brings together for the first time ... help any practice or laboratory enter the digital age. ... of experts appearing at the Pavilion. --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: