Day Spa Association Announces Iatria Day Spa
in Raleigh, N.C. as Recipient Of Distinguished Day Spa Award
CITY, N.J. - May 14, 2007 Hannelore R. Leavy, chair and executive director
of the Day Spa Association, has announced that Iatria
Day Spa in Raleigh, N.C. has been selected as the Day Spa Associations
2007 Distinguished Day Spa Award recipient. The award was presented during the
annual Charity and Award Celebration held in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Day
Spa Expo & Business Forum at the Mandalay Bay Conference Center in Las Vegas
Feb. 21-23. The expo is dedicated specifically to day spas and is designed to
serve owners, operators and directors.
are excited to honor Iatria Day Spa as the 2007 Distinguished Day Spa Award recipient,
said Leavy. This is a prestigious award, and we had a difficult time selecting
a winner from the strong competition. We congratulate Iatria on this accomplishment.
We are honored to be given this award and named to such
a distinguished list of day spas, said Mangrum. The entire Iatria
team has worked very hard to provide the best service to our clients and this
award is proof that our dedication is being noticed.
A spa must be accredited within the Day Spa Association and
submit a synopsis of why they should be selected to be considered for the Distinguished
Day Spa Award. Applications are reviewed and the winner is selected by the Day
Spa Association Advisory Board based on spa menu, quality of service and commitment,
continuing education available to entire staff, commitment to create a nurturing
atmosphere for clients and personnel, and commitment to community, environment,
humanity and the spa industry. Iatria is one of 24 spas to have met the Day Spa
Associations strict guidelines for spa accreditation.
Other accredited spas competing for this years award
Brass Rose Spa & Salon in Blairstown, N.J.; Rock
Barn Golf and Spa in Conover, N.C.; Serenity
The Rejuvenating Day Spa in Overland Park, Kan.; and Wolf
Mountain Day Spa in Grass Valley, Calif. The elite circle of Accredited Day
Spas can be viewed at the Day Spa Associations Web site, where recipients
of the Distinguished Day Spa Award from previous years are noted.
About The Day Spa Association:
Spa Association (DSA) is a professional membership-based trade organization founded
in 1991. The focus is to serve as the primary business resource for day spa professionals
through educational seminars and workshops, research studies, publications and
Internet informational exchanges. Further, DSA advocates members' businesses by
enhancing consumer awareness and demand for spa services and products. In addition,
to protect consumers, DSA establishes a standard of excellence to assure the continuous
elevation of professionalism and quality driven services in the day spa industry.
For more information, call (201) 865-2065 or visit http://www.dayspaassociation.com.
About Iatria Day Spa:
Iatria Spa and Health
Center is a full-service medspa with five locations in the Raleigh-Durham area
of North Carolina. Under the direction of Erika Mangrum, President of Iatria Day
Spa, the spa specializes in relieving stress and helping people feel and look
better through massages, facials, body treatments, pedicures, and spa day packages.
With Dr. Henry Newton Pleasant Jr serving as medical director, Iatria Medspa is
a division of Iatria that offers clients such services as laser hair removal,
Aesthera intense pulse light for sun damage, TruVu Digital Imaging Complexion
Analysis, injectable medical treatments including Botox®, and medical aesthetic
services including acid peels, and mesotherapy for cellulite reduction. Iatria
Spa and Health Center was named a Five-Star Beauty Destination by NewBeauty Magazine,
one of the Top 20 Day Spas in the country by Launchpad Magazine, and the Best
Spa in western Wake County in The Cary News yearly Best of the West
poll. The Triangle Business Journals 2005 Book of Lists named Iatria Spa
and Health Center one of the Top 25 Women Owned Businesses in the Triangle and
the firm is a two-time recipient of the Pinnacle Business Award for Steady Growth
and Profitability. Iatria was named one of the 2006 Best Places To Work by the
Triangle Business Journal and Top Day Spa/ Medical Spa Chain by DAYSPA magazine
and most recently received the 2007 Distinguished Day Spa of the Year Award. For
more information, call (919) 870-1975 or visit http://www.iatria.com.