The BISA Spa Association will be holding their annual conference at Beardmore Conference Hotel outside Glasgow between Friday 29th and Sunday 31st October, 2004. This will be the premier networking and educational event in the spa world this year. The theme of the conference is “Wellness through water”.Delegates can expect to hear from an international cast of speakers and experience first hand a range of therapies, including the awesome “Liquid Sound®” underwater light and sound therapy from Germany. This amazing new bathing experience engulfs bathers in a blend of coloured lights, music and nature sounds, to enhance the therapeutic qualities of the waters.
One of the main features of the conference will be the official launch by the Scottish Qualifications Authority of the new Diploma in Spa Therapies. As far as education is concerned this is without doubt the biggest thing to hit the spa world ever. This course is set to standardise training and raise the benchmark for the professional internationally.
Other themes include “Medical wellness and tourism” and “Getting the most from your spa”. Experts from the Far East, France, Iceland, Germany and the UK will be on hand to discuss therapies, public relations, partnerships for training and the spa experience around the world.
There will be time set aside for socialising, sharing treatments and visiting some of the most scenic parts of the country. The conference is designed to be a largely informal event to foster a feeling of belonging and sharing in the spa world.
The conference will have a distinct Scottish flavour from the setting on the banks of the Clyde to the ceilidh (pronounced Kaylee) dance on Saturday night.
Further details can be obtained from BISA headquarters at Spa House, Winchet Hill, Goudhurst, Kent, TN17 1JY, UK. E-mail [email protected], Tel: 01580 212954.