The International SPA Association (ISPA) announced Four Seasons Lana’i as this year’s overall winner for ISPA Innovation of the Year. Their Zen Horse Sunset Yoga experience received the most votes by ISPA members.
With great sadness we report that Dr. Leon Chaitow has passed away after a gallant battle with illness.
Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) was honored at the 2018 World Massage Festival with the Association of the Decade Award in recognition of ABMP’s continued contributions to the massage therapy profession.
Folio recently announced the finalists for their 2018 Eddie and Ozzie Awards, which recognize the best of the best in content creation and design in the publishing community.
ABMP has learned of members receiving an unsolicited "offer" from Domain Listings that appears as an invoice and implies that members need to pay $228 to maintain their website listing.
FSMTB Executive Director Dr. Debra Persinger has been elected to the Executive Board of the Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards (FARB) Governing Council.
The International SPA Association (ISPA) announced the winners of the 5th annual ISPA Innovate Awards, which celebrate creative solutions and products that continue to launch the spa industry forward.
The New York Times (NYT) reports that several hundred spas and hotels around the world are increasingly catering their spa treatments to clients with cancer. According to the article, “the biggest change is in hotel spas where therapists are getting training in the needs and restrictions of cancer-afflicted guests when it comes to massages, facials, and manicures.”