About the Spa Industry Association
The Day Spa Association (1988) and the International Medical Spa Association (2001) have supported the Spa and Wellness industry and its practitioners for over two decades. The DSA changed its name to the Spa Industry Association in 2017. Our mantra is Connect the Community Around the Globe, which is why membership in our association is free for those actively practicing the pursuit of Wellness. Nationally and Internationally, all are welcome to join. We are graciously supported by our Sponsor community, making it possible for us to deliver; world-class industry reports, education, networking, a resource library, business building tools and a nationally renowned Calendar of Events. Reach out to the SIA anytime for any reason. We’re always happy to help!
Allan Share – President of the SIA
In August of 2010, Allan Share, a 29-year veteran of the Health and Wellness industry, took over as President of the Day Spa Association (DSA) and the International Medical Spa Association (IMSA), now both under the SIA umbrella.
“After working a lifetime in other aspects of our industry, it’s very gratifying to be able to give back through these two world-class organizations” says Allan. After selling his previous businesses, he adds, “there’s not another industry in which I care to spend time. This industry is a passion for me, everyday I can’t wait to speak to those in the spa channel.”
His vision for the SIA is to continue building upon the legacy started in 1988.
The SIA is the leading trade Associations supporting Spa, Salon, Resort, Luxury, Esthetics, Skin care, Medical Spa, Cosmetology, Massage and more.
Membership is free and supported by industry manufacturers, distributors and those that service our industry. The member benefit package, available to all, includes: a resource department (call us on any subject and we’ll do the work), available subscriptions to industry leading magazines, legislative updates, world-class Calendar of Events, Library on current topics and most of all “we connect the community across the globe.” Just ask, we’re happy to help.
Our association does snapshot reports during the year covering a range of topics from Retail and Compensation to Medical Spa treatments and 4th Quarter Gift Card Sales, all in included free with membership.
Allan’s previous companies include New Life Systems and Lotus Touch. Both companies were sold to Scrip Companies (owners of Scrip/HESSCO, Massage Warehouse, Bodyworkmall and others) in 2007. He continued on for three years as Director of Spa Operations, before taking over the Association in 2007.
Allan is an advisor to many companies in our industry and is also co-owner of an educational software company producing math and science programs for K-12, college and planetariums around the world. He is an advisor to MedEsthetics magazine and mentors several up and comers in our industry. Reach out to him at allan@spaindustryassociation.