International Spa AssociationSpa Industry Showcases Innovative Companies

LEXINGTON, Ky.—The International SPA Association (ISPA) has announced this year’s ISPA Innovate Award winners. The ISPA Innovate Awards celebrate ISPA members with creative solutions that were implemented in the last year. This year garnered the most submissions since the inception of the award. Voting by the ISPA membership determined the winners.

“Innovation is the driving force behind growth in the spa industry,” said ISPA President Lynne McNees. “Recognizing the innovation that is occurring within ISPA’s membership will encourage and inspire future ideas.”

ISPA Innovate Award winners by category:

Business Practices

BodiScience Wellness Center & Spa              

  • Representative name: Dawn Tardif
  • Representative title: Founder and CEO
  • Ayurvedic philosophy used to empower others to enhance their well-being


  • Representative name: Lisa Edmondson
  • Representative title: National Director of Hospitality and Strategic Accounts
  • Improving lives by changing the sun protection habits of parents and children

Sanitas Skincare        

  • Representative name: Lisa Crary
  • Representative title: President and CEO
  • Supporting local charities through buybacks, spa events and employee advocacy


  • Representative name: Heidi Burkhart
  • Representative title: President                          
  • Social media cancer awareness campaign




Encore Spa at Wynn Las Vegas

  • Representative name: Mary Weber
  • Representative title: Massage Therapist
  • Innovative, powerful massage and relaxation treatment program

Spa Gregorie’s

  • Representative name: Scott Duncan
  • Representative title: President
  • A spa ritual that gives back to community through clients vote

WTS International

  • Representative name: Susie Hammer
  • Representative title: Vice President of Spa
  • A “living wall” of herbs creating fresh air and fresh treatment ingredients



The Comphy Company

  • Representative name: Mia Richardson
  • Representative title: CEO and Founder
  • Luxury spa micro-fiber linens that are visually appealing and sumptuous to the touch


  • Representative name: April Zangl
  • Representative title: CEO
  • Sulfate, paraben and phthalate-free products that tackle imperfections

Living Earth Crafts

  • Representative name: James Chenevey
  • Representative title: CEO
  • Stationary massage chair with built-in sensory technology

The ISPA Conference & Expo Innovate Session will be held on October 21 at 4:15 p.m. at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, where a select group of award recipients will share their innovations with ISPA Conference attendees. Attendees can register for the ISPA Conference & Expo by visiting


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