ISPA Showcases Innovators in the Industry

Image: experienceispa.comImage: experienceispa.comThe International SPA Association (ISPA) is pleased to announce this year’s ISPA Innovate Award winners, celebrating ISPA members’ creative solutions. This year garnered nearly 60 submissions, the most since the inception of the award. Voting by the ISPA membership determined the winners. New this year, an overall Innovate Award winner will be chosen from the category winners below. All award recipients will be recognized at the 2017 ISPA Conference & Expo at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas Oct. 16-18.

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“Innovation is the driving force behind growth in the spa industry,” said ISPA President Lynne McNees. “We are honored to recognize the innovation that is occurring within the spa community, as it will encourage and inspire future big ideas.”

“We are thrilled that our Energy Balancing Ritual has received an ISPA Innovate Award,” said Kerstin Florian. “The mind and body connection is imperative in therapy. The Energy Balancing Ritual connects energy pathways, aligning mind, body and spirit to accept and allow healing. This signature touch enables our spa treatments to provide the ultimate therapy, which we need now more than ever.”

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“Innovation based upon our customers’ needs has driven our business since day one,” said Stewart Griffith, CEO of TouchAmerica. “We are especially thrilled to be recognized for The Masquerade by Robert Henry, as it satisfies a key market need in the hospitality industry. The convertible couch/massage table is ideally suited to take spa outside the four walls of spa, which will drive awareness and revenues. As the most respected and innovative architect in spa and wellness, Robert Henry is the ideal partner to satisfy our clients’ needs well into the future.”

“It gives me great pleasure to share that Saltability has been honored with our second consecutive ISPA Innovate Award — for our Himalayan salt stones and sole jars in the product category. We are honored to receive this award, and my heart is full of gratitude for our spa partners’ support,” says Ann Brown. “As Hurricane Irma has just passed through southern Florida (home for me now) and I watch Houston still recovering, I am struck by so many emotions, and I feel this unity with my spa family: how honored I am to be a part of this special family that continually rises up to do the right thing, the green thing, the intentional thing, and—by each of us doing and working toward remarkable goals—making the world a better place and making us more unified.”

ISPA Innovate Award winners by category:


  • Meadowood Spa
  • The St. Regis Aspen Resort


  • Eminence Organic Skin Care
  • Noel Asmar Group Inc.
  • Saltability


  • Innovative Spa Management
  • Milagro Spa & Salon

Technology and Equipment

  • Living Earth Crafts
  • TouchAmerica
  • Zeel


  • emerginC
  • Sanitas Skincare
  • Shankara


  • Kerstin Florian International
  • Lake Austin Spa Resort

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