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July 2018
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A Note from Ilana

July kicks off Miami Spa Month - A power push toward Wellness!

Personally I love July, and not because it's my birthday month, although I might be a bit biased, but mostly because Miami welcomes Spa Month starting in July every year, which lasts through August. Spa Month marks the summer as even hotter in Miami and I don't just signify the temperature. Basically I refer to the many wonderful spa offerings and opportunities that are made available to the public from over 40 participating spas in the Miami and South Florida surrounding areas. Florida, well-known for its lavish spas that rank among the "Best Spas in America" and favored by many spa enthusiasts from all over the world, participate in Spa Month to promote wellness at their spas during the summer months of July and August. Miami, which is known for its luxury, provides exceptional spa packages that offer reasonably priced treatments to its locals and guests by making it possible for many, especially those on a budget, to take time out to indulge in the topmost standard of pampering and relaxation by visiting these spas. WELLNESS which is our credo and the heart and soul of our industry, opens itself up to encourage relaxation and self-care during Spa Month. Offers of great spa specials and wellness experiences, make spa visits at this time of the year very inviting and essential.

Let "THE SOURCE" be with you!

Be sure to enter "THE SOURCE" on the FSA website at www.floridaspaassociation.com

The Florida Spa Association launched  "The Source" , the educational and wellness arm of the FSA created as a new platform to stay ahead of the curve of everything happening in the spa industry!   


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.


"The art of communication is the language of leadership"  -  James Humes


Visit the FSA website at www.floridaspaassociation.com



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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!

Special Announcement:

Linda Higgs, Director of Spa & Wellness, Auberge Beach Residences & Spa

Linda Higgs

Congratulations to our very own Linda Higgs, Vice Chair of the Advisory Board for 3 years with the Florida Spa Association, who has just accepted her new position as Director of Spa & Wellness at the new Auberge Beach Residences & Spa in Fort Lauderdale. Prior to this exciting new opportunity, Linda was the Spa Director at Shula’s running a highly successful day spa since 2008. Formally she was the Director of Sales at the Don Shula's Hotel & Golf Club for nearly 10 years. After 21 years at Shula's Linda is now onto an exciting new venture as she takes on her new role at the extraordinary new Auberge property.


Linda's capacity to direct her spa team with kindness and guidance has proven her professionalism and ability to succeed as a true leader. Her cheerful smile that we have all come to know and adore reflects her true love of life and people. We are extremely proud and thrilled for Linda!!

Heather Fowler Shane Upson Yenier Marrero
Heather Fowler
Founder & Esthetician 
Elevate Luxury Wellness
at the ICON

Shane Upson
Director of Spa and Wellness  
The Diplomat Beach Resort

Yenier Marrero
Spa & Fitness Director
Naples Grande Beach Resort
Kathy Fazekas Elizabeth Correa Jennifer Jingco
Kathy Fazekas
Spa Manager
Spa at Shula's
Elizabeth Correa
Spa Supervisor
Relâche Spa, Gaylord Palms
Jennifer Jingco
Director of Sales & Education
at Kypris
Spa Spotlight
Spa Spotlight

Vanessa Carter, Spa Director
Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Vanessa Carter, Spa Director at the award winning Waldorf Astoria Spa at Boca Raton Resort & Club, has over 16 years in the luxury resort, spa and wellness industry. Experienced in all phases of spa leadership including pre-opening, opening, new-build, renovation and ongoing operational and facility management, she is passionate and results driven.
Vendor Spotlight
In the 1950’s German biochemist, Dr. Michael Babor laid the foundation for the BABOR brand with his groundbreaking research into the use of natural plant actives and their stunning effects on the skin. His first innovation, a natural oil-based cleanser called HY-ÖL was introduced at a time when women were cleansing with cold cream and a bar of soap. Dr. Babor’s cleansing system was so revolutionary that it was patented, so effective it was prescribed by doctors and so well loved that it continues to be a bestseller and customer favorite six decades later.
Upcoming Event
Monday, August 6th & Tuesday, August 7th

Mark Your Calendars for this exciting FSA "VACAY 2" Event and join us as we Work, Play and Learn!

Wellness Features

Waking up on the wrong side of the bed can sabotage your *entire day* of productivity


Mornings can be tricky. Sometimes you jump out of bed feeling energized and ready to dance your way through your to-do list, and other days you hit the snooze button too many times and cower under the weight of your busy schedule.

Industry News

Fingerprint Retention Requirements

Ind News

Individuals who submitted fingerprints as a condition of licensure on or after Jan. 1, 2013, are required to have their fingerprints retained in Florida’s Care Provider Background Screening Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse). Fingerprints stored in the Clearinghouse are retained for a period of five years from the date of submission.

  • All Month :Miami Spa Month (July & August)
  • July 4: Independence Day
FSA Foodie

Smoked Salmon & Avocado Spring Rolls

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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