Eric Stephenson of the International SPA Association board of directorsDELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Nationally known spa consultant and massage educator Eric Stephenson is a newly-elected member of the International SPA Association (ISPA) board of directors. Based in Delray Beach, Stephenson is the co-founder and director of education for imassage Inc., and the director of education for Well World Group.

With nearly two decades in the massage and spa industries, joining the ISPA board is a logical step for Stephenson. “It is such an honor to be selected and work alongside such passionate leaders. Being an ambassador for ISPA out in the world is exciting. I love supporting current members, as well as spreading the word about the wealth of opportunities we foster for new members in education, networking and tools to grow their businesses.”

Stephenson was elected by the ISPA membership for the board of directors following an extensive interview process. Stephenson has been a member of ISPA since 2007.

Through imassage, Stephenson creates continuing education focused on career longevity for massage schools, spas and professional organizations nationwide. Through educational opportunities offered throughout the year and around the country, all programs are designed to offer technical and interpersonal skills to strengthen the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client.

Stephenson specializes in teaching deep tissue massage that doesn’t harm the therapist or the client. All of his workshops focus on saving your hands with his “No Thumbs!” approach and core body mechanics that help prolong therapists’ careers.

As a co-founder of Well World Group, Stephenson and his partners are committed to helping wellness organizations craft and implement brilliant customer experiences. Specifically, Stephenson creates highly engaged teams that are prepared to deliver an excellent experience. Well World is made up of three business professionals who have more than eight decades of experience in business, marketing and spa.

In his 35 weeks on the road annually, Stephenson presents at top events, including The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) National Convention, The ISPA Conference, The American Massage Conference, ONE Concept, The World Massage Conference, Esthetique Spa International Shows, and AMTA state conventions.

About the International SPA Association

ISPA ( is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry. Founded in 1991, ISPA advances the spa industry by providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities, promoting the value of the spa experience and speaking as the authoritative voice to foster professionalism and growth.