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Spa Week Offers Affordable Health & Wellness

National Event leads health and wellness movement with its affordable $50 Treatm

National Event leads health and wellness movement with its affordable $50 Treatments.

The spa industry has been making services more diverse and wellness-focused than ever before, offering more programs and incentives for consumers to lead healthier, happier lives. Now, Spa Week is making it possible for millions to take advantage of the healing benefits of spa with its biannual, signature $50 treatments.
 
Moving into its 16th installation this spring, Spa Week will help deliver innovative, cutting-edge services at a discount to consumers across the United States and Canada. From April 16–22, hundreds of spas (day, medical and resort), yoga and Pilates studios, fitness centers, and other health and wellness practices will offer up to three signature treatments at a discount of just $50 each.

From introducing new massage therapies like Acupressure and Bamboo Massage and advanced, clinically proven, skin-perfecting facials to weight-loss and nutrition classes, Spa Week helps to educate spa-goers on how to incorporate specific treatments into their lifelong health regimens.
 
Prior to Spa Week’s inception in 2004, the spa industry was often perceived as a VIP circle, reserved for the beautifying and pampering of the rich and famous. Spa Week aims to break down these barriers by opening up the world of spa to the masses, making costly treatments affordable for the average consumer. After experiencing a huge economic downturn and the recent healthcare crisis, stressed-out, overworked consumers have come to rely on Spa Week as a means to provide the physical and mental therapeutic relief they need on a budget.
 
To take advantage of Spa Week, consumers register on spaweek.com for exclusive information on participating spas and their $50 services. SpaWeek.com will launch five weeks early this year, on March 12, to give consumers even more time to book their desired services well in advance.
 
For more information on how your spa can take part, visit spaweek.com.

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The ISPA Foundation Receives Research Donation From SpaFinder and The Global Spa Summit

Global Spa Summit

Global Spa Summit

The International SPA Association Foundation announced that a donation of $5,000 has been presented to the ISPA Foundation by SpaFinder, and an additional donation of $5,000 has been contributed from the Global Spa Summit. The donations will aid the research initiatives of the ISPA Foundation, specifically the new Consumer Snapshot Initiative. This valuable new information is part of an ongoing research program that will report on consumer trends and behaviors.

“SpaFinder and the Global Spa Summit understand the needs of today’s spa-goers, so the opportunity to work with them to help bring new information to our industry is exciting,” said ISPA Foundation President Jeff Kohl. “The ISPA Foundation is dedicated to providing high-level industry research that aids key business decisions, and the new Consumer Snapshot Initiative will deliver important takeaways for the spa community.”

The research initiative, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, will reveal data on consumer’s thoughts and preferences. These key elements are essential for spas while planning out treatment menus and developing new offerings. Consumer research not only provides insight into spa-goer trends, but also reveals how non-spa-goers are behaving. The initiative will shed light on why non-spa-goers aren’t visiting the spa, if they’ve ever considered visiting a spa and what misconceptions they may have about the spa.

“In a few short years, spa and wellness has grown from a cottage industry to a $60-billion-plus global market (SRI International data), embraced by major businesses that are investing in innovative new products and initiatives designed to meet exploding consumer demand," said Pete Ellis, Chairman and CEO of SpaFinder and Chairman of the Board of the Global Spa Summit. "The ISPA Foundation is in a unique position to help shepherd this growth with quality, original research - and we're especially pleased to support its new Consumer Snapshot Initiative, which will provide ongoing insight into spa consumer behavior and trends."

More information regarding the release of the Consumer Snapshot Initiative will be available soon. To learn more about ISPA and the ISPA Foundation’s groundbreaking library of studies and research tools visit experienceispa.com.


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Jurlique International Announces Acquisition by POLA Orbis

Jurlique International Pty. Ltd. announced today the signing of a share purchase agreement with POLA Orbis Holdings Inc. (POLA). POLA will acquire 100% of Jurlique's shares.
 
"The POLA transaction represents a significant and exciting milestone for Jurlique," Jurlique's President & CEO, Sam McKay stated. "Our brand is well positioned with a strong presence and compelling momentum in key strategic markets, with a focus on Asia, the Americas and our home market Australia. I look forward to working closely with POLA to pursue opportunities to further accelerate growth on a global scale; both in terms of greater penetration of existing multi-channel distribution and geographic expansion."

McKay continued, "We are fortunate to have passionate and talented employees, supportive business partners and loyal customers, all of whom have played a significant role in growing Jurlique globally." The existing management team will continue with the company and work closely with POLA to leverage synergistic opportunities.
 
"Jurlique is a special brand that is uniquely positioned to own the global natural skincare market," Jurlique's Chairman, John Hansen stated, adding that, "POLA is a wonderful partner for Jurlique and we will watch with interest as the brand continues to go from strength to strength."

The transaction is scheduled to close once certain regulatory and commercial approvals are received.

Founded in 1985, Jurlique utilizes plants and botanicals grown on a company owned, 153 acre biodynamic farm in the Adelaide Hills, Australia together with natural ingredients sourced globally to produce its products. Jurlique has a multi-channel business model that encompasses concept stores, department stores, specialty retailers, spas, duty free/airlines, and e-commerce in Australia, Asia, the United States and Europe. Jurlique is the leading skin care brand in Australia and experiencing significant growth in Asia.
 
POLA Orbis is the fourth leading cosmetic company in Japan and has been developing its business model around the cosmetics industry with a recurring theme of "beauty and health" since its founding in 1929. POLA Orbis also operates in overseas markets, including China and Russia, employing a multi-channel strategy with multiple brands to meet diversified customer demands and increase market share. With its 29 consolidated subsidiaries, POLA Orbis has consolidated sales of ¥ 165.2 billion (U.S. $2 billion) for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2010.


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Universal Companies Unveils New Website

Spa supplier Universal Companies helps spas build business with a brand new website: www.UniversalCompanies.com. Universal Companies Founder Marti Morenings recently announced the launch of the comprehensive spa industry online catalog and website featuring new products, services and educational and business opportunities. "Our Universal mission has always been to help our customers create new spa business opportunities, eliminate challenges and to simplify their lives through our annual Spa Resource Book," Morenings said. "Now our new website offers another avenue for our customers to change the way they do business. We continually search the world to offer the best professional spa brands and the latest innovations. I invite all spa professionals to explore our new website and visit us regularly for daily and weekly updates.”

Here are a few of the new features visitors will find on Universal Companies' website:

Online Catalog: Shop by category, brand, treatment, spa area, or product.

Business Solutions: Each season, new promotional ideas will help spas enhance service menus and create signature spa services. Business solutions are also available online in the bimonthly newsletter. Customers can participate in Universal Companies’ social network and online community.

Universal Brands: Add new spa brands and products with Universal Companies’ V.I.P. Brand Support Program. Featured brands include Control Corrective Skincare Systems, Alchimie Forever skin care, Spa Pantry, Akhassa body care, ESS Aromatherapy, Farmaesthetics fine herbal skin care, Ritual Alami artisan body therapies, Pures-ssage massage products, Plum Smooth waxing products and Eco-fin paraffin alternative.

Educational Opportunities: Universal helps spa professionals earn Continuing Education Units with a broad range of options to provide convenient low-cost CEU courses to take online, as well as at many national beauty industry trade shows. New books, advanced training materials and professional technical manuals are also available online.

Sales support teams are available from Monday through Friday at 8 AM to 9 PM EST and on Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 5 PM EST at 800-558-5571. For more information, contact the Universal team today or visit www.UniversalCompanies.com.


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