Minneapolis, Minnesota (Feb. 23, 2011):  The Day Spa Association and the International Medical Spa Association announce updated opportunities and benefits within their exciting new annual membership programs. With changed directions, new leadership and exciting new opportunities, Allan Share plans for continued support to meet the needs of the ever-changing and growing spa and medical spa industries.

New Day Spa & Medical Spa Association Benefits! Members will be proudly included and promoted with a listing of your facility on the Day Spa Asssociation.com website. All active members receive complimentary and discounted copies of current research reports. Members receive a decal for your door or window, so you may actively promote your membership affiliation, for added credibility. Membership includes valuable free subscriptions to a series of spa, massage and bodywork trade magazines. Discounts from various manufacturers, software suppliers, PR companies and consulting services are available through your membership. The Day Spa Association will soon re-launch their Accreditation Program as well as the Distinguished Day Spa Of The Year Award, the Spa Person Of The Month and Year Awards with exciting new guidelines. Many new Day Spa and Medical Spa Association benefits will soon be available.

Free Membership With New ProKnowledge Workshop Registrations! The 2011 Pro Knowledge Workshops are set to bring top quality nationally respected educators with CE qualified workshops and a series of four very affordable conferences that will soon be held in Nashville April 2 to 4; Minneapolis July 16 to 18; Indianapolis August 13 to15; Portland, OR September 24 to 26 There will be various medical, aesthetics, wellness, business and trends seminars plus a full day of manufacturer sponsored workshops. These comprehensive new workshops will be perfect for full-service salon, day spa and medical spa owners and their staffs as well as for massage therapists, aestheticians, cosmetologists, wellness practitioners and physicians from every discipline. ProKnowledge registration fees are flexible with one day for $165, two days for $220 and all three days for only $300. The Registration Fee includes lunch each day and all attendees will receive a FREE 1 year membership in either association – a $199 value.

Newly Reduced Membership Fees: While many benefits and educational program opportunities have increased; DSA and IMSA membership fees significantly decreased by 35% this year. The basic $295 Spa and Medical Spa Annual Membership Fee has dropped to only $199. Student and individual spa professional memberships are now available for only $49.

DSA & IMSA Membership: Share notes, “Consumers are asking our industry to change and to see wellness as an essential part of spa and beauty. We must stay open to new ideas to successfully shape the future of our spa industry. Our goal is to make the DSA and IMSA the leading trade associations in the professional spa, aesthetics and wellness industries. We will continue to provide a one-stop-source for information, the place to learn about allied professions and fields as well as an easy connection to other colleagues in the U.S. and around the world.” For more information or to join the Day Spa Association, visit: www.DaySpaAssociation.com. For the International Medical Spa Association, visit: www.MedicalSpaAssociation.org.

DSA and IMSA are now headquartered at 2863 Hedberg Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305 USA. Allan Share may be reached at 877-851-8998 or via email at Allan@DaySpaAssociation.com.