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A Note from Ilana

Is Wellness the New Luxury?

Is well-being and living a healthy lifestyle a luxury? .......We certainly think so!

And that is why we are so focused on spreading this message throughout the spa community. The term "wellness" has been interpreted in many ways. Although there are numerous views on what defines wellness or how we incorporate living well into our daily lives, as an integral part of the spa industry and as leaders in health and well-being, we share many varieties and models of wellness. Some would say it's a cognizant, self-guiding and evolving process toward a healthier lifestyle or a multidimensional and holistic way of embracing mental and spiritual well-being.  Wellness is an active process of making choices that help us become more aware of and in tune with a healthier and improved existence - both physically and spiritually.
As spa front-runners we know this, but how do we communicate this message?  And do we actually walk the talk??  


Spa Juice

We have our Spa Superstar  !!
Catherine Warren, Eau Spa on Channel 5 WPTV!

Celebrating Spa Week with Eau Spa

Catherine talks about deals at Eau Spa in Manalapan for Spa Week.   
Spa Spotlight
Tammy Mugavero is a Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer  
Tammy Mugavero is a Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer who began her professional career in 1992 with Lee Memorial Health System (now LeeHealth).  In August of 2000, she started with the Bonita Bay Club, bringing with her years of experience in rehabilitation and sport-specific programming. 

Vendor Highlight
Organic Male OM4

OM4 took root in a small farming community in Wisconsin, was nurtured in the Pacific Northwest, and took flight in the Colorado Rockies. In 2008, Founder and CEO, Mike Bruggeman was set on busting the myth that all men's skin is created equal. His goal was to design the first skin care line that would: (a) account for the biological differences in male skin and (b) be equivalent in scope to any women's line by offering a full range of best practice grooming solutions 4 men.  

Upcoming Events

Be sure not to miss the highly-anticipated
FSA WAVE Event on May 23rd at the Bonita Bay Club, focused on "Wellness.... The New Luxury".

An FSA "Wellness And Vitality Event", the WAVE, offers:
  • Unique vendor showcase of progressive and prestigious brands presenting a "Wow Factor" exhibition.   
  • Keynote speaker and panel of professional wellness and fitness experts. 
  • "The Orbit of Wellness" three mini experiences which include *Mini Spin, Yoga/Stretch, Omnia/Kinesis
  • Healthy lunch and snack breaks
  • Cocktail Hour & Social Networking

Wellness Feature

American Spa Debuts the Women in Wellness Awards

American Spa  is taking action to celebrate some of our industry's most powerful females with the Women in Wellness Awards, an exciting new accolade that honors phenomenal women. An esteemed panel of spa and wellness journalists will select  winners in the following categories:

Mental Health Awareness Month
Since 1949, May has been observed as National Mental Health Awareness Month, an opportunity to bring about greater awareness of psychological health concerns and conditions, to offer support for those who are living with these conditions, and to promote increased access to care and treatment. This month, the Military Health System, as well as agencies and leaders across the Defense Department (DoD) are emphasizing the importance of mental health and sharing mental health resources available to our military communities.

Fitness Feature

The truth about "toning" workouts

At the recent  ECA 360 Inspire Conference,  a session called "There's No Such Thing as Toning" felt like a therapy session, as trainers raised their hands and lamented how tough it was to get clients to understand muscle growth.

Feature Article

Cannabis is Buzzing into the Spa Scene
Th ere are few plants that have generated as much controversy as cannabis, which became part of the national lexicon with the recent legalization of marijuana in AK, CA, CO, ME, MA, NV, OR, WA, and Washington, D.C. While the plant is often associated with the mood-altering drug, it is also used in a less trippy fashion for fuel, clothing, food, medicine, and even skincare. 

Industry News

Male Massage Therapist Bias

Regardless of how far we think our society has come in overcoming sexual discrimination, massage therapy professionals know otherwise. Not only are men a clear minority in this business, they also may have a harder time booking legitimate bodywork appointments. This inequity between the sexes may discourage some males from pursuing a livelihood in massage therapy. However, those with drive can take several steps to prevail over the public's gender bias and enjoy a successful, rewarding career.

May Calendar
  • May  5   Cinco De Mayo 
  • May  8  - Mother's Day 
  • May 23 - FSA Bonita Bay Club - WAVE Event
  • May 30 - Memorial Day 
  • May 31 - World No Tobacco Day  
  • National Mental Health Awareness Month
FSA Foodie

Honey-Soy Broiled Salmon

A sweet, tangy and salty mixture of soy sauce, rice vi negar and honey does double-duty as marinade and sauce. Toasted sesame seeds provide a nutty and attractive accent. Make it a meal: Serve with brown rice and sautéed red peppers and zucchini slices.
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