A Note from Ilana
"Leading the charge in wellness"

Wow….what a weekend! We just celebrated the official Global Wellness Day anniversary which was commemorated this past Saturday, June 8th. First celebrated in 2012, Global Wellness Day was established in Turkey as the “first” day dedicated to living well, and has now been accepted worldwide. With the recognized slogan “One day can change your whole life,” Global Wellness Day is celebrated on the second Saturday of June every year as an international day. Although GWD has acquired a specific annual day of celebration, the message that was declared to the world was that the value of our lives must be thought-out and recognized all year. The need to pause and think, even if adopted for just one day of the year, it needs to be free from stress and bad habits and have the ability to make peace within ourselves. This one day offers the opportunity to raise awareness about living well and increase motivation, so it's not just for this one day, but a jump start for the remaining 364 days of the year.

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.

Pat Dutcher
  Director of Spa and Wellness
Hippocrates Health Institute
West Palm Beach
Anna Knight
Director of Spa, Fitness & Retail
Delano Hotel
South Beach
Katie Gonzalez
Spa, Pool & Recreation Manager
The Conrad
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Halley Hargonich
Spa & Wellness Director 
Jade Signature
Sunny Isles Beach
 Elizabeth Hidalgo
Spa, Wellness & Fitness Manager
Oceana Bal Harbour
Bal Harbour
Dean Langdon
LifeStream Wellness Partners LLC NYLO Aesthetics 

Spa Spotlight
Frank Garcia, Spa Director, Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale

"Find your Bliss! Loving what you do is the key to success and years of consistency that will bring dreams to fruition."
I n 1994 Frank was first introduced to the Spa World by his mentor at the famous Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, a Hilton Resort and never looked back. He began as a locker room attendant, working his way up to Nail Technician, Make-up Artist, Massage Therapist, and Sales Coordinator. Throughout his career he moved onto Spa Operations at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa, Grove Isle Hotel & Spa, Bella Vida Spa in Naples, Ocean Reef Club, Tu rnberry Ocean Colony and at this time proudly serves as Spa Director at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa for over 3 ½ years. This path has provided him with the tools for a better understanding and the needs to run a healthy and successful business that keeps on growing every day.

Vendor Highlight

Oakworks is a US-based FSC Certified manufacturer of spa, massage, and medical tables and accessories. With 40 years’ design and manufacturing experience in a state-of-the-art facility in Pennsylvania, Oakworks is known for design innovation, sophisticated engineering and quality construction that is built to support therapist’s ergonomic health and client’s comfort while ensuring good value.
Oakworks is well known in the industry for its strong commitment to the environment and employees by making luxury products under EPA and OSHA regulations. We are a Global Cooling Partner with Trees for the Future and have financed the planting of over a million trees, offsetting our carbon footprint. Our award winning spa tables, treatment tables, and accessories are designed to create the perfect combination of comfort, durability, and aesthetic appeal.
Past Events
"Global Wellness Day" Celebrations - Saturday June 8th
WOW...what a day we had!!
Remember “One day can change your whole life!”
Thanking all participants that celebrated
Global Wellness Day!
Look who celebrated
Global Wellness Day !!!!
As a Florida Ambassador for Global Wellness Day, the FSA wants to THANK all our spas that participated in GWD by offering a wellness experience to your guests and supporting this fundamental movement. Your efforts and hard work have helped to put Florida on the map as a champion for advocating well-being as a way of life. Together we have contributed to Global Wellness Day and now it has become an international day celebrated across the globe. 
Great work and heartfelt thanks to our Florida family!!

Luxury Travel Advisors Ultra Wellness Summit
The FSA was excited to participate at the Ultra Wellness Summit in Orlando on May 23rd in a Spa Panel Discussion, titled "Spa Managers Roundtable Panel."  The panel included FSA Founder and Global Wellness Ambassador  Ilana Moses and top leading Florida Spa Directors, Kimberly DeOrsey , Spa Director at nSpa Marriott Delray Beach and Global Wellness Ambassador,  Derek Hoffman , Senior Spa Director at Four Seasons Orlando and Bill Toth, Spa Manager at the newly opened Margaritaville Orlando. The panel discussion hit on issues that included insight into the importance of spa in the world of travel.  Julie Keller Callaghan , American Spa Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Founder of Women in Wellness Leadership Conference & American Spa CBD Summit and Event Director for Spatec moderated the panel and contributed to the informative presentation.           

Upcoming Events
Miami Wellness Mastermind
The Florida Spa Association has been invited to present a panel discussion at the Wellness Mastermind Summit on Monday, June 24th at Miami's Intercontinental Hotel. The Summit attracts Spa & Hospitality leaders from throughout the Caribbean and regional tropical destinations. FSA Founder and CEO, Ilana Moses will moderate the panel discussing how to "Elevate wellness experiences from your Spa throughout your property."   FSA President and Biltmore Hotel Spa & Fitness Director, Charlotte Prescott, will be joined by FSA Events Committee Chair and Porto Vita's Spa & Wellness Director, Mitchell Berkman, and Katrina Kalkowski, FSA's Events Committee Co-Chair and Spa Director at Turnberry Ocean Colony. "We look forward to participating at this far-reaching and insightful Summit focusing on integrating the business of Wellness with the Destination Resort Industry." - FSA Board & Committee Members
FSA Pop-Up Spa at The Spa at Auberge Beach
The first Annual FSA Pop-Up Spa Event connecting top Spa Leaders
and prominent Spa Vendors and Suppliers at Luxury Resorts and Properties!
Wellness Feature
The World Health Organization recognizes “burnout” as a real medical condition
Particularly as it pertains to millennial women, burnout is often described as a feeling rather than a medical condition. Until now. The World Health Organization (WHO) has acknowledged the legitimacy of burnout by adding it to the International Classification of Diseases . Feeling tired or fatigued yet unable to sleep, or having digestive problems, an inability to maintain focus, and bouts of depression or anxiety— the symptoms of burnout are remarkably common.
According to the WHO, burnout—”a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed”—is characterized by three distinct dimensions:

Industry News
Spa Management: How to Run a Successful spa Business
For many people who get treatments from spas and salons, the intricacies of spa management is merely secondary to their main purpose, which is pampering and care. In fact, very few – if at all – think about what the staff do to prepare for every treatment they offer. What many people do not know is that there are many elements that go into ensuring that a spa works as well as it should and many of these elements are managed and implemented behind the scenes. A spa is a well-oiled machine, one that functions through teamwork, skilled operation and proper use of tools and equipment. If you are considering going into the spa business either as an owner or as a beauty specialist, find out more about what you can expect from running and operating a spa.

The Power of CBD
10 Tips for Buying CBD Oil
A guide for the perplexed
Choose full spectrum CBD-rich hemp extracts, not isolate, distillate or products labeled “pure CBD” or "no THC"
In June 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave its blessing to “Epidiolex,” a purified CBD pharmaceutical, for treating severe pediatric epilepsy. Six months later, Congress passed the Farm Bill, which legalized the cultivation of industrial hemp for many uses, including the production of biomass for CBD oil extraction. The 2018 Farm Bill defined hemp as cannabis with 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or less.

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