The Ispa Spa Experience Giveaway

24th Sep 2002

LEXINGTON, Ky. - “I spend most of my time taking care of other people,” explained Alyssa Royse, the winner of the International SPA Association’s first Spa Experience Giveaway.  “When the phone rang and a kind voice on the other end told me I was going to a spa for a week, I felt like the universe was taking care of me!”
Randomly selected from more than 2,000 entries, Royse was the winner of the inaugural ISPA Spa Experience Giveaway last November.  “As the largest trade association for the spa industry, each year ISPA has the opportunity to give one consumer the transforming experience of a spa vacation,” said ISPA Executive Director Lynne Walker McNees.  “With more than 640 member spas to choose from, the ISPA Spa Experience Giveaway winner has quite an exciting decision to make!”
As the co-founder and spokesperson for the Twin Towers Orphan Fund, Royse volunteers helping children who lost a parent in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.  When choosing the ISPA spa member she would visit, this dedicated wife and mother considered three things she wanted from her spa experience - physical challenges, soothing indulgences and the opportunity to learn and incorporate new ways to live her life.
When she added up the three requirements, Royse’s choice became clear - she decided to head south of the U.S. border for some well-deserved time to relax, reflect, revitalize and rejoice. In June 2002, ISPA’s Spa Experience Giveaway winner spent a week at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico.
This year’s winner will choose from more than 640 ISPA member spas in 55 countries.  They will customize their perfect spa experience, by choosing the Club, Cruise, Day, Destination, Medical, Mineral Springs or Resort/Hotel Spa that fulfills their dreams.
Starting Nov. 1, consumers can register for the ISPA Spa Experience Giveaway online at  A random drawing to select the winner will take place in mid- December.  All entries must be received by November 30, 2002.  Only one entry is allowed per person and there is no purchase necessary to enter the drawing.  Complete rules for the giveaway are listed on the Web site.
For nearly 12 years, ISPA has been recognized worldwide as the professional organization and voice of the spa industry.  ISPA’s membership is comprised of nearly 2,000 health and wellness facilities and providers from 55 countries.  Since 1991, ISPA has been committed to forming and maintaining alliances that will educate, set standards, provide resources, influence policy and build coalitions for the industry. ISPA’s vision is to revitalize humanity, and its mission is to educate the public about the value of the spa experience and engage its participation. 


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