Iatria Day Spa
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Iatria Spa and Health Center Wins Best Places To Work Award

Local Day Spa Wins First Place For Midsize Business Category

Raleigh, NC, October 27, 2006 --(PR.com)-- Erika Mangrum, president of Iatria Spa and Health Center, has announced that the firm has been named one of 2006 Best Places to Work by the Triangle Business Journal at a luncheon Sept. 14 at the Embassy Suites in Cary. The firm won first place for the midsize business category for the annual award, based on a survey performed by Triangle Business Journal with Quantum Market Research. The midsize business category encompasses businesses with 51 to 500 employees.

“I am excited that Iatria Spa and Health Center won a Best Places to Work award,” said Mangrum. “It is even more gratifying to learn we finished at the top in our category. It shows how much employees believe Iatria has the right working atmosphere for them to do their best.”

About the Best Places to Work Awards:
Workers in the Triangle nominated their employers as a Best Place to Work in the survey. Nominated companies received an online opinion survey to distribute to workers. Employees then were asked to gauge their level of agreement to a set of 40 quantitative questions that probed their opinions about the organization, managers, co-workers and their own jobs. The survey also allowed respondents to enter qualitative, general comments anonymously. A total of 100 local companies participated in the survey; 92 met the threshold of employee participation to qualify for the competition. Thirty companies received awards after the survey results were analyzed. Winners were the top 10 finishers among small, midsize and large businesses.

About Iatria Spa and Health Center and Iatria Medspa:
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. Iatria Health Center offers chiropractic and applied kinesiology, ion cleanse, acupuncture and nutrition counseling services. 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, VISIA 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 Journal’s 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. Most recently Iatria was named one of the 2006 Best Places To Work by the Triangle Business Journal. For more information, call (919) 870-1975 or visit http://www.iatria.com.

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.
7406-H Chapel Hill Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 233-6600 • (919) 233-0300 (fax)

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Patty Briguglio