Boynton Beach, Fla. (November 17, 2020). Ilana Moses, founder of Florida Spa Association (FSA), is pleased to announce recent alliances with the Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA) & Club Spa Fitness Association (CSFA.) These mutually beneficial collaborations further support organizations members while benefiting the greater wellness industry.
“For the past 12 years, I have been exclusively invested in supporting the spas in Florida with the intention to create a community that provides value and unity,” says Moses. “FSA is founded on authenticity and transparency. Delivering what we promise has made us a trusted resource for Florida spas and brands.”
The FSMTA strategic alliance supports spa leaders and massage therapists within the Florida Spa Community. At the top of the agenda includes new regulatory compliance for Covid-19 measures and the Florida Human Trafficking requirements which establishes new professional obligations including newly required signage and CEs for Massage Therapy which must be completed by January 1, 2021. To support this initiative, FSMTA Board member Ian McIntosh sits on the FSA Regulatory committee.
“We quickly rallied around a statewide effort to get the word out about human trafficking CE and DEM requirements to our respective memberships. Together, we are much more effective at providing vital information for our industry concerning breaking state guidelines and regulations, as well as offering exciting education opportunities for our providers,” said Moses.
CSFA is the national association for fitness, spa, and wellness professionals in the private club industry. FSA and CSFA are uniquely poised to collaborate on education, resources, and events through the shared commitment to supporting wellness initiatives in the state of Florida—widely known as a spa mecca. Katherine Lord, MSW, Managing Director for CSFA and sister association CMAA, is passionate about integrating a holistic, wellness-driven perspective into CSFA’s initiatives and supporting the spa industry workforce.
“We look to forward to working with Ilana and the FSA leadership to deliver critical educational and professional materials to both CSFA and FSA members,” said Lord.
The backbone of FSA is the FSA Board. This think tank of spa industry leaders have actively guided the vision of the organization from its inception.
“Being a Founding Board Member of FSA is an honor and have given me great joy to give and share with others. When Ilana approached me with her idea of a state spa association, I knew it was time to connect and collaborate outside of my own spa for the greater success of all our spas,” says Charlotte Prescott, Director of Spa at Fisher Island Club and current FSA President. “Our State is a spa haven, and as Floridian operators there’s so much to gain in our collaboration locally.”
About Florida Spa Association (FSA)
Florida Spa Association (FSA) has been uniting spa and wellness professionals since 2009. FSA provides live and virtual events, access to top brands, continuing education, and employment opportunities. Current and past board members represent a “who’s who” of luxury spa directors throughout the state of Florida. With community and collaboration as core values, FSA has formed alliances with CSFA, FSMTA, ISPA, and GSN Planet. Founder Ilana Moses has been a Global Wellness Ambassador for Global Wellness Day since 2015.
About the Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA)
For over 80 years, the Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA) has helped Licensed Massage Therapists gather, learn and grow together. With 19 chapters throughout Florida, members and non-members can obtain continuing education at little or no cost and stay informed of any legislative issues affecting the profession. FSMTA lobbyists and Legislative committee members promote awareness of the benefits of massage therapy and ensure that legislators know the concerns of massage therapists
About Club Spa and Fitness Association (CSFA)
Founded in 2007, the Club Spa and Fitness Association (CSFA) serves as the professional association for fitness, spa and wellness professionals in the private club sector. Their mission is to set best practices and to maintain superior business and ethical standards for fitness, spa and wellness professional in the private club sector.
Ilana Moses, Founder
Florida Spa Association
Nancy Griffin, Principal