Santé Spa

March 11, 2010 12:00 ET

Santé Spa Victoria Achieves National Designation for Their Commitment to Standards of Safety and Hygiene

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2010) - Santé Spa Victoria is one of 16 spas in Canada to achieve the national Quality Assurance Approval (Q.A.A.) designation through the Leading Spas of Canada's Quality Assurance (Q.A.) pilot certification program. This program was founded to establish national standards of safety, quality and hygiene across the Canadian spa industry, as currently there are no national regulations in place and provincial licensing requirements for practitioners are limited and variable.

Santé Spa Victoria, Santé Spa Calgary and sister spa The Spa Ritual are among the 16 spas that were awarded Q.A.A. status through voluntary participation in the Q.A. Pilot Program in Canada. Each candidate was evaluated in the areas of instrument sterilization, hygienic standards in treatment protocols, equipment and facility safety and cleanliness, safety and security procedures, staff certification and education, proper signage and customer service standards in addition to an evaluation of human resource processes and marketing materials. Canada Select Certified Rating Advisors performed a third-party on-site inspection of each participating business to verify adherence to Q.A. standards. "It's important to note the Quality Assurance verification process culminates in a pass/fail situation," advises Wanda Love, C.E.O., Leading Spas of Canada. "Spa offerings and amenities vary dramatically and at the heart of this program is not to measure the value of amenities or size of the spa, but the desire to ensure all spas meet essential safety, hygiene and operational standards, offering confidence and comfort to the spa management, employees and the guest".

Santé Spa is proud to be leading the charge for national standards establishment. "We are pleased to be active participants in the Leading Spas of Canada's Quality Assurance Pilot Program," explains Heather Greene, Marketing Director for Santé Spa and The Spa Ritual. "This benchmark effectively elevates the profile of the spa industry and instills confidence in our guests and communities through our collective commitment to superior standards of care."

Santé Spa Victoria is located at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa. Sister spa to Canada's first medical spa with Leading Spas of Canada (Santé Spa Calgary), Santé offers nurturing spa treatments featuring locally cultivated ingredients, indigenous to the area.

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