Pulse January / February 2016 - Page 35

TOP PRIZE. Bellus Academy ONE-YEAR PARTY. SpaBlue at Del Mar, an eco-luxury day spa in massage therapy instructor Evelyn Conway won a Chevy Cruse LS, the top prize in a Great Clips raffle drawing which celebrated Cosmetology Educator Appreciation Month. North County San Diego, marked its one-year anniversary by treating guests to a live entertainment, refreshments and mini spa treatments from partners such as Phytomer, Epicuren, SpaRitual, HydraFacial, Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare, Body Bliss, COOLA and NuFACE. SpaBlue’s anniversary celebration supported the ALS Association - Greater San Diego Chapter. SpaBlue’s Spa Director Jane Terry, ALS Association Board of Directors Keith Miller and Spa Development Manager Joanne Berry were all smiles at the event. Epicuren Regional Director of Sales Robin Grisham, SpaBlue Master Esthetician Victoria Heydari and NuFACE National Accounts Manager Page Schlumpberger were present to help Spa Blue celebrate its anniversary. COMMITTEE MEETING. Bellus Academy Director David Yocum, massage therapy instructor Evelyn Conway and Mark Fisher, owner of Topeka Great Clips. WELLNESS TALK. A few members of the ISPA community were spotted at the Global Wellness Summit (GWS) in Mexico. Performance Health held its 17th annual Scientific Advisory Committee meeting (known as TRAC) in Vancouver, Canada. Seventeen researchers and clinicians, representing five countries and expertise in physical therapy, chiropractic, exercise science, athletic training, and massage therapy, presented their research on Performance Health products. FITNESS FOR CHARITY. The Las Vegas Spa Association (LVSA) Cheryl Patella, spa director, Williams Island Spa; Ilana Moses, founder & CEO, Florida Spa Association; Wendy Bosalavage, president, American Leisure and Dr. Karen Koffler, medical director, Carillon Hotel & Spa. held its 3rd annual charity event called “Tough Love Fitness.” Trainer JoAnna Papageorgiou led the “Team LVSA” class through a vigorous “cross-yogastretch-fit” workout. The event raised awareness and provided funds to benefit NextStep Fitness, which assists persons living with paralysis and other physical disabilities. Team LVSA raised over US$5,000 for the charity. Walt Disney Company Spa Director Ginger McLean, Living Earth Crafts Vice President of Sales Brian Paris, ISPA board of directors Frank Pitsikalis, Noel Asmar and Todd Wal \