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History of Spa Traditions and Rituals

The history of spa spans over thousands of years and hundreds of places around the globe. Apparently, our “new” couldn’t be more ancient when it comes to finding health through water.

Greek & Roman Baths

Seemingly more of a leisurely activity than the modern necessity we know it to be, the Roman bath houses are the source of the daily routine that has become such a staple in modern day society. Today, the Roman baths are often thought of as extravagant and architecturally stunning meeting places, but before Emperor Agrippa designed and created the first thermae of this scale in 25 BC, the smaller baths had been enjoyed by Romans for over 200 years.…

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 History of Spa Traditions and Rituals

The history of spa spans over thousands of years and hundreds of places around the globe. Apparently, our “new” couldn’t be more ancient when it comes to finding health through water.

Green Spa Network

Green Spa Network is a community of people who are leading the way to transform the spa industry to be more efficient, sustainable, and earth-friendly. Our work goes beyond the direct impact we individually and collectively as spas make on our natural environment – we are environmental ambassadors and spokespeople to the millions of spa visitors we come into contact with every year.

Healing Holidays

With the increase in lifestyle stress and other factors causing general unbalance in health, a regular visit to a medical spa is a fantastic way to ensure your health stays on track and can counteract the onset of chronic illness at an early stage. With a team of medical experts at your disposal, there are options to check up, check out and proceed with medical procedures necessary to ensure optimal health.

International Spa Association

ISPA advances the spa industry by providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities, promoting the value of the spa experience and speaking as the authoritative voice to foster professionalism and growth.

Spa Business

Our aim is to keep ahead of the curve, by featuring high-profile interviews, breaking news stories, key industry research, thought-provoking discussions and insightful trends.

Spa Business Association

We aim to provide one strong voice for everyone in this dynamic and vibrant industry, to develop its potential, and to bring the best in spas to a growing band of spa consumers.

Spa Trends

We offer Spa and Salon professionals, Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons a quick and easy way to shop for products, equipment and services. Complimented by unique trade show and conference profiles, access to employment opportunities and online business information.


Twelve times throughout the year American Spa delivers the highest quality news and stories in the spa industry. Quality editorial is driven by experienced and excellent editors, disseminating more relevant information than any other industry publication.

The Spa Association

The Spa Association is your one-stop organization for information, industry resources, education, and community connections in the spa industry. No other organization unites medical spas, day spas, resorts, hotel spas, and wellness centers. SPAA is the premier association for spa owners and business-to-business providers.


Open a Medical Spa, Add Cosmetic Services to Your Medical Practice or Need Help Making Your Current Location More Profitable : Acara MedSpas is Your Team of Experts!


AmSpa provides legal, compliance, and business resources for medical spas and medical aesthetic practices.

European Spas Association

The European Spas Association has taken a constructive step towards a united Europe, for a better positioning and thus for the future of spas, health resorts and spa facilities.

International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference

Our dynamic tradeshow floor and comprehensive education program enable spa professionals to see the latest trends, learn the newest techniques and purchase the hottest products in the spa and medical spa industry.

International Society of Medical Hydrology and Climatology

The purpose of the International Society of Medical Hydrology and Climatology (ISMH) is to design, plan, and co-ordinate scientific research in the fields of Health Resort Medicine and Spa Therapy for prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation programs. A major objective of ISMH is the preparation of international monographs for the continued establishment of guiding principles, directives, and standards in Health Resort Medicine and Spa Therapy.

Leading Spas of Canada

A National Member Organization working together to support and lead Canada's spa and wellness Industry and to promote Canada as a premier spa and wellness destination.

Medical Spa MD

Medical Spa MD is the premier physician community for dermatologists, plastic surgeons and clinicians practicing in skin clinics, laser centers, and medspas with thousands of physician members around the world.

National Association of Eco-Friendly Salons & Spas

Our Mission is to protect the environment while improving the businesses and lives of those with whom we interact.

Spa Industry Association

Representing the voice and being the champion of the health and wellness community

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