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March 2018
Your monthly peek into the spa industry with exclusive news, resources, tips, recipes and more!
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A Note from Ilana

"Shine Bright like a Diamond" the Power of Positivity!

Are we positive thinkers?  Does what we think and feel really influence our self worth and well-being? Does the mental and physical advantages of a positive mindset enhance the quality of our life and longevity?  The answer is big fat YES!

As an Ambassador for Global Wellness Day, our mission is to advocate the importance of well-being and encourage a healthily lifestyle into our community.  Positive thinking falls in line with our manifesto which embraces wellness.

A positive outlook has been shown to help us live longer and provide a booster to our immune system. People with an optimistic outlook manage better and a good temperament can establish our capability for coping with stress and life's challenges.  Having a positive state of mind makes us resilient.


Coming Soon

The Florida Spa Association will soon be launching "The Source" the educational arm of the FSA which has been created as a new platform to have your finger on the pulse of everything happening in the spa industry including State and Local regulations, guidelines, codes, sanitation, health, wellness, best practices, trends and so much more!   
The Florida Spa Association remains committed as a group of Florida Spa professionals united by the desire to promote Florida as the finest destination for a Spa experience and as an Association built around the trust and professionalism of peers that contribute through education and networking to build a successful spa industry.

Communication - the human connection - is the key to personal and career success. – Paul J Meyer



Created to be the most “resourceful platform” in
connecting our Florida spas with our vendor members and providing valuable
business opportunities, while building priceless relationships.

Spa Juice

Congratulations to our Movers, Shakers & Decision Makers!

Our extraordinary Spa Industry is continuously evolving through innovation and transformation. Highly appreciated professionals in the Spa community are taking on new challenges and positions as they start a new venture in their career. See new changes that recently took place!

Suzanne Ward Patrick Huey Catherine
Suzanne Ward
South East Regional Account Executive
Naturopathica Holistic Health
Patrick Huey
Corporate Spa Director
Montage International
Catherine (Strange) Warren
Corporate Operations Director , Spa Division
WTS International, Inc.
Tracie Wertz Dennis Stoval Tamra Davis Simone Neves
Tracie Wertz
Corporate Accounts Director
Dennis Stovall
Spa Director
The Standard, Miami
Tamra Davis
Spa Supervisor
eforea spa, Hilton Orlando
Simone Neves
Spa Manager
Nobu Eden Roc, Miami
Spa Spotlight

William “Bill” Toth, Area Director, Mandara Spas @Loews Portofino Bay Hotel & Walt Disney World's Swan Dolphin Resort, Orlando Florida

Bill Toth is the Area Director in Orlando, FL for Mandara Spas overseeing the Mandara Spa at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Universal Studios and the Mandara Spa at Walt Disney World's Swan Dolphin Resort. Previously the owner and founder of Life Balance Strategies LLC, a consulting, management and wellness company, he brings more than 20 years of professional and executive experience in the hospitality, spa, salon, and fitness industries.
Vendor Highlight

Noel Asmar Uniforms


For more than 15 years, Noel Asmar Uniforms has been the leader in spa and wellness uniform innovation and design. Driven to create styles that improve business performance and customer experience by empowering teams to look and feel their best, the brand is the proud partner of over 4000 properties in more than 60 countries worldwide and trusted by the most prestigious brands in the world.

Upcoming Event

The FSA proudly present "The Source" at The Seagate Hotel & Spa on May 8th, 2018

Past Event

American Spa's Women in Wellness Leadership Conference


Florida Spa Association members  Ilana Moses, Founder and Jenna Laramee, Board Member, were proud to attend and participate in the first "Women in Wellness Leadership Conference" in New York City along with other industry women from around the country and outside the US.  Despite the threat of an oncoming nor eastern snowstorm, the event was an enormous success...... extremely enlightening and highly inspiring!  Congratulations to Julie Keller Callaghan editor-in-chief and publisher of American Spa and founder of Women in Wellness along with her incredible team for organizing such a pivotal event and opportunity to engage and embrace such a powerful group of women in our spa market by bringing them together in effort to empower our community.


The American Spa successfully launched its debut Women in Wellness Leadership Conference March 6 in New York City. The day included more than 230 women in the wellness space who participated in a variety of powerful keynote sessions and breakout workshops designed to help them thrive, grow, and develop personally and professionally.

Wellness Features

Wellness Is The New Luxury: Is Healthy And Happy The Future Of Retail?


Consumers are placing more value on health and wellness than on material objects these days, and the definition of health and wellness has evolved. The phrase no longer refers simply to a lack of illness and disease, but to a more holistic state of being, where one’s mental, physical and emotional health are in sync. And in an era in which so many catalog their lives on social media, looking great, feeling good and sleeping well are the new luxuries that consumers want to enjoy and flaunt.


Global Wellness Day

GWD 7 Step Manifest


In order to make Wellness a lifestyle, Global Wellness Day aims to adopt the following seven simple steps.  What is important is not to implement all of the steps all at once, but to incorporate at least just a few of them into your daily life on a regular basis.


You feel happier as you walk because the brain secretes endorphin while you are walking. You can keep fit by walking. Your muscles get stronger, you lose belly fat, the level of cholesterol reduces and it helps you overcome your weight problems.


People who drink less water might suffer exhaustion, attention deficiency and memory problems. The more water you drink the less carbonated drink you consume.


The plastic bottles made of petroleum waste cause innumerable damage to our health and the environment.


Try to consume foods which are produced through natural methods by using appropriate fertilization and weed control techniques without using pesticides and certain chemicals.


Do a good deed to break your prejudices, to make the world a better place to live. See how you will change your life by changing someone else’s.


Eat a family dinner with your loved ones in a room where, if possible, there are no smart phones and TV. Talk about your day. Listen to each other’s recommendations. Some research shows that the family dinners with the loved ones have a psychologically positive effect on the children who suffer obesity.


Sleep is a critical process during which our body regulates everything and repairs and heals itself. It slows down ageing and protects us from diseases. HGH (Human Growth Hormone) is released by the brain into the bloodstream during sleep and it’s release is part of the repair and restoration function of sleep. The major period of HRH release is in the first period of stage 3 sleep during the night.


March Calendar
  • March 4 -6: IECSC, New York City
  • March 6: Women in Wellness, New York City
  • March 12 - 14: Green Spa Network Congress, Carmel, California
  • March 11: Daylight Savings Time
  • March 17: St. Patrick's Day
  • March 25: Palm Sunday
  • March 30: Good Friday
  • March 30: Passover
FSA Foodie

Shamrock Shake Smoothie


Our healthy take on the classic Shamrock Shake uses fresh spinach and juicy kiwi to achieve the fun and festive color we all love. Using fresh mint makes this smoothie extra minty and refreshing.

The Florida Spa Association
Mail  :  Info@FloridaSpaAssociation.com
Phone  :  (561) 413-5843
Florida Spa Association network of spa professionals is unified by the desire to promote Florida as the finest destination for wellness and beauty experiences in the country.
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