Note from Ilana
Fighting "Germ Warfare" for Everyone’s Welfare – Fact vs. Fiction
The outbreak of the Coronavirus has caused major concern worldwide. It's easy to get caught up in the misinformation of this global health crisis but critical to understand facts vs. fiction. It’s important to stay proactive about our health, maintaining a robust immune system and taking hygienic precautions during flu season and the COVID-19 outbreak. It’s essential to recognize that a strong immune system is the first line of defense against illness and the best way to stay healthy. As a Wellness Ambassador we practice the 7 steps of wellness and now is the time to take action by following these wellness steps and encourage family, friends and colleagues to pay attention and boost up self-care actions through a nutritional diet, exercise, hydration, adequate sleep and resist unhealthy habits such as smoking, junk food, etc..…the very things that we have learned to embrace as Wellness Advocates, so that we can avoid normal business and social life disruptions
"Charlotte's Web" of Wellness
"Charlotte's Web”, A Web of Wellness....
by FSA Board President
A web starts small and grows into a network of linking and connection which is Charlotte’s passionate for our industry & the success that comes from the power of our Florida Spa Community!

Charlotte Prescott
Director of Spa & Fitness, Fisher Island Club, Miami Beach
Florida Spa Association President

Are you getting your beauty sleep?

As professionals in the spa and wellness industry we are surrounded by so many phenomenal programs, practitioners, products and services that keep us and our clients on our personal path to be well. Energizing fitness classes, inspiring mind body sessions, therapeutic massages, innovative and result oriented skincare, delicious healthy cuisine, I could go on and on. What an exciting space to be in service, and to be living! Yet even some of the most wellness-practicing individuals are not filling their wellness quota on an essential ingredient to health and well-being. Even though we are all trying to get more accomplished in less time, we cannot cheat and cut corners on the need for quality sleep .

Spa Juice

Congratulations to our Movers & Shakers!
Our extraordinary Spa Industry is continuously evolving through innovation and transformation.
Highly appreciated professionals in the Spa community take on new challenges and positions
as they start a new venture in their career.

Kristen Laukaitis
Spa Director
W Hotel South Beach
Elenne Hurley
Regional Director Caribbean & S.E. US
La Bella Donna
Christopher Myers
Spa Director 
Grand Wailea, Maui Hawaii
Dany Brind’Amour
Senior Director of Export
G.M. Collin

Spa Spotlight
Lindsay Neeley, Director of Spa Operations
Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Official Walt Disney World® Hotel

As an experienced Spa Leader Lindsay has been known to hold a proven record with the ability to lead large scale projects, drive revenues, and analyze competitive markets. Lindsay is dedicated to the development of other leaders and her spa team, promoting a culture of creative thinking to foster innovation.

Her professional knowledge includes spa leadership, market analysis, retail buying, hospitality, project management, marketing, customer service, small and large business development, revenue generation, and aiding the development and growth of other industry leaders and her staff.

“The spa industry remains my passion after many years because of the opportunities we have to make a difference in the lives of our guests and our team”.

Vendor Highlight

Yon-Ka Paris, The Promise of Infinite Rejuvenation!
Sisters on a Mission , NATURALLY…… .
Fiercely passionate for the plant kingdom and visionary entrepreneurs, the two sisters-
Catherine (an aesthetician) and Francoise (a biochemist) joined forces - and career paths -
in an empowering mission to bring what nature can best offer to beauty!

They developed science-backed skin products to deliver effective results world-wide, growing to an international presence with products at more than 5,000 spa partners and over 45 countries.
Founded by sisters, made in Paris, and driven by science, Yon-Ka is sure to attract nature seekers
and wellness devotees!

 Upcoming Events
FSA Seagate Hotel & Spa Event
Seaside Elegance with Mexican Flare!

IT’S ON!  
Mark your calendars for the next FSA Event, A Seaside Mexican Fiesta on May 5th,
"Cinco De Mayo". 
The FSA is ready, set, go for another unique, edifying and fruitful day as the top platform for connecting our innovative vendor partners with influential spa leaders by blending
Seaside Elegance with Mexican Flare at the Seagate. 
Experiencing a celebratory occasion about Mexican culture is on our radar when
we take to the streets of Delray Beach!

Spa Industry News
Update on the new Florida DEM
(Designated Establishment Manager) Requirement

The FSA recently sent an update regarding the new Florida DEM law. We trust that you have most likely named a Designated Establishment Manager (DEM) when you filled out the form you received from Florida Health, Board of Massage. This new bill was went into effect on January 1, 2020,and if you haven't complied yet, the deadline is quickly approaching, on March 20 th , 2020. Please be sure to address this matter so that you do not experience any disruption to your spa operations. 
There’s More Updated News …... In hearing some of the information going out regarding the new human trafficking laws and we wanted to send out information to clarify what the expectations are as defined under the Department of Health for Florida.  In addition to the DEM mandatory ruling, we have learned that All Massage Therapists licensed by the Department of Health are required to take a 1 hour CE course concerning human trafficking. This has to be an approved course through the CE Broker site that they offer.

Wellness Feature
How the Internet affects your mental health
The wellness industry is booming, and there are no signs of it slowing down in 2020.

Consumers are turning to the industry to feel their best, both physically and mentally. While in 2019 we saw a surge of functional mushrooms , chickpea and cauliflower everything, gut healt h , and at-home workouts, in this new decade we have new trends to look forward to. Here’s what you can count on for wellness in 2020.

The Power of CBD
Call for More Research into Cannabis as a PTSD Treatment
A new study by UCL in the UK has found that cannabis compounds hold promise as treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder but has highlighted the difficulties with obtaining sufficient evidence.

It is known that the body’s own endocannabinoid system plays a role in memory consolidation and retrieval. By activating receptors in this system, cannabinoid compounds from cannabis could prevent the retrieval of traumatic memories or create neurotransmitters which promote happiness and well-being.
The Grass is Greener.....

Here Are Five of The Main Reasons People Continue to Deny Climate Change
The fossil fuel industry, political lobbyists, media moguls and individuals have spent the past 30 years sowing doubt about the reality of climate change - where none exists.

The latest estimate is that the world's five largest publicly-owned oil and gas companies spend about US$200 million a year on lobbying to control, delay or block binding climate policy.

School climate strikes , e xtinction rebellion protests, national governments declaring a climate emergency , improved media coverage of climate change and an increasing number of extreme weather events have all contributed to this shift. There also seems to be a renewed optimism that we can deal with the crisis.
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to stay ahead of the curve of everything happening in the spa industry!
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