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Aromatherapy Pioneer Honored with ISPA Visionary Award

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Geraldine Howard

Geraldine Howard's memory will be honored with the ISPA Visionary Award at the 2016 ISPA Conference & Expo from September 13 – 15, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev.

The vision and achievement of Geraldine Howard will be honored at the upcoming 26th annual ISPA Conference & Expo, as the 2016 ISPA Visionary Award will be presented in her memory. The event will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada from Sept. 13-15, 2016. The award will be accepted on stage by Howard’s husband, Captain Peter Redman.

Co-founder of Aromatherapy Associates, Howard first got her start in aromatherapy in 1973, when she joined Micheline Arcier’s renowned aromatherapy clinic in Knightsbridge, London, where she met Sue Beechey. Together, Beechey and Howard founded Aromatherapy Associates in 1985 and turned their home-grown brand into an international success in the spa community. Howard passed away earlier this year after a long battle with cancer.

“Geraldine was the epitome of a trailblazer for the world of aromatherapy,” said ISPA president Lynne McNees. “She was a part of our spa family, and we are so honored to be able to celebrate her life and the impact she made on the community.”