Spa Savings Benefit Stressed Americans

Thursday, December 11, 2008 General News J E 4
LEXINGTON, Ky., Dec. 10 Does the stress of the economyhave you pulling your hair out? Are you running circles around Santa gearingup for the Holidays? Now is the time to take a breather, rejuvenate, andde-stress. The spa industry knows people are stretched thin emotionally,physically and financially, which is why many spas are offering incredibledeals. From 20 percent off treatments, to buy one, get the other half off,there is something for everyone. Spas are upgrading services, addingaromatherapy to massages, and sending guests home with free gifts. Giftgivers who buy certificates are being rewarded with one of their own, and somespas are even offering complimentary daycare.

"According to the American Institute of Stress, an estimated 75 - 90percent of all doctor visits are stress related," said ISPA President LynneMcNees. "As we know from ISPA's research, the number one reason people visitspas is to relieve and reduce stress; something we're all feeling during thesehectic times."

So whether it's a quick 30 minute massage on a lunch-hour, or booking onetreatment and enjoying the spas pools, saunas and steam room all day, now morethan ever, the spa experience is essential for well-being, and enjoyed for itsaffordability.

Those traveling this Holiday season should look for spa deals at hotels.Many are offering spa credits when a stay is booked. It's a great way forthose new to the spa experience to invest in their well-being this Holidayseason.

ISPA represents 3,200 members, both spas and product companies, in 83countries. It's simple to find an ISPA member on www.experienceispa.comMegan Newquist Director of Communications (859) 226-4374



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