Spa Finder Presents 2005 Visionary Award to Howard Murad, MD
Spa Finder Inc., a spa publishing, Internet and marketing company, awarded its 2005 Visionary Award to Howard Murad, MD. Dr. Murad, founder of the Murad Medical Spa and creator of the Murad skincare line, was honored for his work in the area of antioxidant/anti-aging skincare, and for his role in establishing the medical spa concept.
Spa Finder Chief Marketing Officer Sallie Fraenkel presented the award to Dr. Murad during a ceremony at the Reed Spa Expo in Los Angeles. The Visionary Award is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the development of the spa industry.
"For decades, Dr. Murad has been at the forefront of a true skin care revolution, helping to guide us from a superficial, cosmetic approach into a new era of total skin health," said Fraenkel. "He was also the first individual to bring clinical medicine into the spa -- a model that's now helping countless people live healthier, happier lives."
Dr. Murad founded the first medically supervised day spa in 1988, establishing what Spa Finder calls the "blue print for what has come to be known as the medical spa." Dr. Murad has authored numerous books and maintains a medical practice in El Segundo, Calif.
"It's difficult to imagine anyone who has sparked such profound changes in the way we approach beauty, health and wellness," said Fraenkel. "Spa Finder is proud to present our Visionary Award to a true spa industry visionary."
Source: Press release. Spa Finder presents 2005 visionary award to Howard Murad, MD. Feb. 28, 2005. www.spafinder.com/Company/press54.jsp