Iatria Day Spa
Iatria Day Spa

Day Spa Association Announces Recipient of National Award

Union City, NJ, May 14, 2007 --(PR.com)-- 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 Association’s 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.

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 Association’s strict guidelines for spa accreditation.

Other accredited spas competing for this year’s award included: The 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.

“We 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.”

About The Day Spa Association:
The Day 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 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. 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.

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.

Iatria Day Spa
Patty Briguglio