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New SPAA Industry Study Reveals Untapped Potential within the Spa Market

Fort Collins, CO (PRWEB) March 19, 2005 -

A recent study conducted by Opinion Site Research for The Spa Association (SPAA) indicates strong trends among an ignored segment of the spa-going population. An overwhelming 44% of the respondents answered that spas are simply too costly. 55% of the respondents would prefer to go to a spa with a friend as compared to 35% who said they would prefer to go to a spa alone. Spa-goers are choosing domestic with 73% preferring a dayspa close to home as opposed to a destination spa or spa vacation. What will bring these spa-goers to the spa and keep them coming back? Quality of service offered was the overwhelming response with 38% listing service quality as the number one reason they would consider a spa and 46% listing service quality as the primary reason they would return to a spa.

The study also covers:

Medical Spa Preferences

Popularity of Services

Theme Preference

Homecare Purchasing Habits

Spa Amenities

Results vs. Experience

Spa Service Purchasing Habits

Packages and Gift Certificates

Hotel Spa Usage

Destination & Resort Spa Preferences

Annual and Individual Visit Spending Habits

Popularity of Spa add-on Treatments

Detailed Breakdown of Spa Visit Preferences

The SPAA Industry Study is available to purchase online for $ 95 at or by calling 970-207-4293.

The Spa Association is your one stop professional association for information, resources, education, and community in the spa industry. Moreover, SPAA offers member benefits such as free educational materials, group insurance rates, an online virtual marketplace, national directory, business tools and marketing assistance.

The Spa Association assists with consumer and professional standards, while helping vendors, spa owners and technicians run a more profitable business and enjoy robust career options. SPAA is taking the professional beauty industry to the next level with innovative strategies to make our members more successful.

Find out more about The Spa Association by going to our website at or by calling Angela Whaley, Programs Coordinator at 970-207-4293.

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