Pulse December 2017 - Page 20

MeMber neWs b y ta r a s a l a H e l d I n and Kelly HeItz tHe sPa sHIft Announcements marking spa industry players on the move. ● Lake Austin Spa Resort in Austin, Texas, has named Jacqueline Berry as its new spa director. ● The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain has promoted Ingrid Middaugh to Director of Spa Anjali & The Athletic Club and promoted Kristin Ligouri to Spa Director at Spa Anjali ● Kate Mearns has been named Director of Spa and Wellness at global management and consulting firm LIVunLtd. ● Melanie Edwards has been named Director of Professional & Spa Products Division for F.C. Sturtevant, manufacturer of Columbia Probiotics. ● Sandie Johannessen has been named Senior Spa Director at the Hilltop Spa at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles. Jacqueline berry Ingrid Middaugh Kristin ligouri Kate Mearns Melanie edwards sandi Johannessen MeMber uPdates 1. Spa Ojai, at The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa will be celebrating its 20-year 1 anniversary this month with several events, specials and more to commemorate the occasion. 2. Industry icon Deborah Szekely was presented with the inaugural Living a Well Life Award at the Global Wellness Summit held at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida, in October. The award was presented for embodying wellness principles and practices throughout her life. 2 3 3. Lynda Solien-Wolfe with Performance Health has launched the Massage Makes Me Happy campaign to spread awareness of the positive impacts of touch therapies to consumers and medical professionals. The Global Wellness Institute will set up a platform to support the initiative, which focuses on elevating the work of massage therapists and promoting careers in massage and bodywork. gIvIng bacK The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, California, supported local breast cancer research with its Pamper Yourself Pink services: the Pinking of You Massage, Max Stem Cell Facial, Purifying Pink-Grapefruit-and-Blood-Orange Body Scrub, and Mani-Pedi, which were available during October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Ten percent of proceeds supported the Desert Cancer Foundation. On October 5, the resort hosted its Pink Spa Soirée, which also benefited The Desert Cancer Foundation. The event featured mini spa services, a wine bar appetizers, and skin care demos from vendors. 18 PULSE ■ December 2017