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TRADE ASSOCIATIONS


New England Spa Association www.newenglandspaassociation.com


San Diego Spa Association www.sdspaassociation.org


The Spa Connection (Southern California) www.thespaconnect.com


Washington Spa Alliance (WSPA) www.washingtonspaalliance.com


WORLDWIDE


Comité International D’Esthétique et de Cosmétologie (CIDESCO) Waidstrasse 4A, 8037 Zürich, Switzerland T: +41 44 448 22 00 E: info@cidesco.com www.cidesco.com Regions represented: Countries worldwide Description: Founded in 1946, CIDESCO is a major global beauty therapy association represented in 30 countries. In 1957, the association developed its widely recognised and highly regarded diploma. Today there are more than 200 CIDESCO- approved schools and 78 accredited beauty centres worldwide. Every year it holds a global congress for its accredited bodies with the 2013 set to take place in Wuhan, China, in November.


Confederation of International Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (CIBTAC) Unit 1, Ambrose House, Meteor Court, Barnett Way, Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL4 3GG, UK T: +44 1452 623 114 E: enquiries@cibtac.com www.cibtac.com


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Regions represented: Countries worldwide Description: Established in 1977 as the education arm of BABTAC (British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology), CIBTAC is a not-for-profit organisation. Each of CIBTAC’s courses are developed through close relationships with government agencies and employers from around the world, ensuring they are tailored to provide for the requirements of the international industry.


Day Spa Association (DSA) 2863 Hedberg Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305, USA T: +1 877 851 8998 E: dsa@dayspaassociation.com www.dayspaassociation.com Regions represented: the USA, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East Description: The Day Spa Association is a professional membership-based trade organisation founded in 1991. It serves as a primary business resource for spa and wellness professionals through educational seminars and workshops, research studies, publications and internet information exchanges. Its members include people working in the areas of spa, salon, fitness, wellness, bodywork, medical, chiropractic, naturopathic, physical therapy, aesthetics, massage therapy, cosmetology, as well as all practitioners within the wider integrative healthcare community.


Green Spa Network (GSN) PO Box 15428, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA T: +1 800 275 304 E: jessica@greenspanetwork.org www.greenspanetwork.org Regions represented: Countries worldwide Description: The GSN is devoted to


bringing greening and sustainability to the health, wellness and beauty community. The network is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit association and its goal is to introduce sustainable operating practices to the spa industry and promote the natural connections between personal wellbeing, economic sustainability and the health of the planet.


Hydrothermal Spa Forum www.hydrothermal-spa-forum.com Regions represented: Countries worldwide Description: The Hydrothermal Spa Forum is an alliance of industrial companies from the spa sector, focused on wet and heat experience areas, including Lux Elements, Werner Dosiertechnik (WDT), HygroMatik SPA, InnovagSnowSystems, and Sommerhuber. Its goal is to use the collective know- how of the alliance companies to develop technical quality standards for the manufacturing, installation and maintenance of heat and wet experience areas at an international level.


International Medical Spa Association (IMSA) 2863 Hedberg Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305, USA T: +1 877 851 8998 E: imsa@medicalspaassociation.org www.dayspaassociation.com/imsa Regions represented: the USA, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East Description: This association was formed in 2000 to deal with the integration of spa with medicine. It is the sister organisation to the Day Spa Association, founded in 1991 (also listed in this section). IMSA is dedicated to helping to provide the industry with a myriad of


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