The International Spa Association
Recognizes Sylvia Sepielli as a Visionary for the Spa Industry
Ky. (July 14, 2006) A spa developer and consultant, who works
with clients through all phases of spa development - from concept
through operations - will be honored during the 2006 International
SPA Association Conference & Expo, Nov. 6 9 in Las Vegas,
Nevada, United States. Sylvia Sepielli, owner and president of Sylvia
Planning And design (SPAd Inc), is the recipient of the ISPA 2006
Sylvia Sepiellis extensive talents and inspiring creativity
are reflected in leading spas worldwide, said ISPA Chairman
Kate Mearns. Her years of diverse global experience have made
her one of the most knowledgeable and well-known innovators and visionaries
in the spa industry.
The ISPA Visionary Award is given to an active ISPA member who has
contributed significantly toward both the definition and positive
movement of heath and wellness over the lifetime of their career.
Sepielli had the following to share about being chosen as the recipient
of the ISPA 2006 Visionary Award, Vision is driven by inspiration.
The source of my inspiration has been all those with whom I have worked
in the spa industry. To receive this recognition from my peers is
a great honor.
Upon entering the spa industry, Sepielli already had a strong foundation
of international management experience from the 10 years she spent
in Japan in the 1970s. She began pursuing her interest in healing
arts with an in-depth study of Chinese and Japanese traditional medicine
including Shiatsu, acupuncture and Chinese herbs. She then went on
to own and operate a fitness center in northern California, and develop
and manage a chain of fitness clubs in the United States and Japan.
She began full time consulting in 1994.
Sepielli will receive the ISPA 2006 Visionary Award during the General
Session on Nov. 6. and will also be a part of the Visionary Panel
on Nov. 7. Recent past recipients of ISPAs Visionary Award include
John E. Lopis, Ph.D. and Ginny Michel-Lopis, founders of JGL Inc.;
the late Edwin Neill II, former chief executive officer, Neill Corporation
and Frank van Putten, president, SpaSmart Inc.
ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization
and voice of the spa industry. Founded in 1991, ISPAs membership
is comprised of more than 2,500 health and wellness facilities and
providers from 73 countries. ISPA strives to advance the professionalism
of the spa industry by providing invaluable educational and networking
opportunities, to promote the value of the spa experience to society
and to be the authoritative voice of the spa industry.
Spas are entities devoted to enhancing overall well-being through
a variety of professional services that encourage the renewal of mind,
body and spirit.