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A Note from Ilana

So, What Drives You?

Do you ever ask yourself "What motivates me and makes me want to wake up each morning to challenge each day?"
Often people do not have any idea about what motivates them.  Many people rise each morning, mainly because they must go to work, unusually the purpose and/or intention is to get paid and therefore off to work they go.  Receiving a paycheck is a necessity to pay bills, expenses and of course our free-spirited spending, gift giving, and entertainment.  There are many ways that we love to spend money!


Spa Spotlight
Charlotte Prescott
Director of Spa & Fitness   
With honor and pride from the FSA, Charlotte is a founding Board Member of the Florida Spa Association and currently serves as Chair of the Board for the Association.  Charlotte is also an active participant and contributor in the spa industry, previously sitting on the Focus Group and Membership Task Force Committees for the International Spa Association. 
Charlotte joined the Biltmore Hotel in 2013 as the Director of Spa & Fitness & Retail. 

Vendor Highlight

Saltability is known to deliver quality Himalayan salt stone products - 100% pure pink Himalayan salt mined from the Himalayan Mountains in Pakistan through socially, environmentally responsible manufacturing. Saltability also offers specialized Himalayan salt stone treatments for resort, day, medical and destination spas.

Spa industry veteran Ann Brown developed Saltability to help others live a healthy, fulfilling life. 

Upcoming Events

BODY MIND SPIRIT EXPO - This one-of-a-kind touring expo brings the latest and greatest in alternative health practices, products and ideologies, as well as psychics, mediums and spiritual teachers to help guide those seeking a holistic approach to wellness and life goals. For a $12 admission, attend a whole weekend of seminars on topics such as meditation, tarot readings, herbal medicine, financial health and relationships.
When: June 24-25
Where: Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa
Web:  bmse.net

This VACAY's for you!
The Florida Spa Association Presents


Get Well on Vacay

The Wellness Tourism Event


Vendor Showcase

Spa Treatments

Educational Presentation

And much more! 


Monday, July 24, 2017



Spa Registration for this event!


Reserve your room accommodations with our special FSA rate at Ocean Reef Club 

Beginning at $205.00


Hotel Reservation Link:


Florida Spa Association (Jul 23, 2017 to Jul 25, 2017)

**Special Rate Room Block available until June 16th  


Make it a VACAY

- Wellness Amenities to Enjoy during your stay -



Past Events
Global Wellness Day! How was your celebration?
Global Wellness Day was celebrated this past Saturday on June 10
th around the world. It was a day created to honor our health and bodies, raise awareness and pay it forward. All of us would like to be healthier and live well both physically and spiritually.
FSA - An early celebration.... 
Ilana Moses, Founder and CEO of the Florida Spa Association and Global Wellness Ambassador proudly celebrated Global Wellness Day a bit early on May 23rd. The FSA participated in a WAVE of Wellness and Vitality Enrichment at the Bonita Bay Event  
Wellness Feature

Self-Care is Health Care

It's never too late to get well, be well and stay well.
  "You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." -Buddha
Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Mind. Body. Spirit. It is never selfish to refill your own cup, so that you can pour the essence of your soul-full self into others. This is definitely not a luxury. Self-care is essential to a life well-lived. No doubt, self-care has become somewhat "buzzy" in the media as of late. It's heartening to know that my longtime teachings have become on-trend! In every wellness session, I teach or encounter where I'm sharing mind-body health practices, my mantra rings loud and clear, "Self-care is the ultimate health care."  

Fitness Feature
Should Runners Eat More Fat to Burn More Fat?
As a health and running coach, I'm always up on the latest research. And, one hot topic for runners in the past few years has been moving to a diet with an emphasis on metabolic efficiency. Rather than the standard high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet traditionally recommended for runners, metabolic efficiency emphasizes nutritional and training tweaks to teach the body to burn fat and carbohydrates more efficiently .  

Featured Article

The Power of Positive Thinking
Positive thinking is a mental and emotional attitude that focuses on the bright side of life and expects positive results.
A positive person anticipates happiness, health and success, and believes he or she can overcome any obstacle and difficulty.
Positive thinking is not a concept that everyone believes and follows. Some, consider it as nonsense, and scoff at people who follow it. However, there is a growing number of people, who accept positive thinking as a fact, and believe in its effectiveness.  

May Calendar
  • June   5 -  World Environment Day
  • June 11  -  The Millennium Experience - Marriott Harbor Beach Resort
  • June 10  -  Global Wellness Day
  • June 18  -  Father's Day
  • June 21  -  International Day of Yoga
FSA Foodie

Paleo Banana Pancakes

These banana pancakes are fluffy paleo diet dream. Almond milk and honey steal the show.

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