A Note from Ilana
A Source for all!!
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to make changes in your life, your community, your world! The power of education extends beyond the development of skills we need for economic success. It helps us build opinions and have points of view on things in life. People debate over the subject of whether education is the only thing that gives knowledge. Some say education is the progression of gaining information while knowledge is quite different. They are accurate. Knowledge is really about specifics details and ideas that we acquire through research, investigation, observation, or experience. Wisdom is the ability to differentiate and judge which aspects of that knowledge are true, long-term, and relevant to our life. The primary difference between the two is that education is the formal method whereas knowledge is informal experience. Education is acquired through official institutions like school, colleges and universities, whereas knowledge is gained from real life experiences.
A source is what yields knowledge and education ……….
My involvement within the spa industry started in 1999 as a skin care representative in Florida and that’s when I discovered the voids that many of our spa leaders and providers had when it came to keeping up with state guidelines, operating practices and a lack of information and direction in running a spa. Throughout the years as I became more ingrained within the industry, I’ve come to appreciate that while being a spa leader is extremely gratifying, it comes with many challenges that our directors, managers and providers are faced with on a daily basis.
As industry professionals invested in our community, the FSA Advisory Board along with our Education Committee Members are passionate and enthusiastic to address the needs of our spas today. With dedicated research and groundwork, the Florida Spa Association is proud to launch “THE SOURCE”. We introduce “THE SOURCE” which is the wellness and educational arm of the FSA, designed to provide relevant industry knowledge to the professional spa community. We had a vision! A vision to be at the pulse of every movement, of every edge, of every trend and bring forth such substance to our FSA members. As a group of spa and wellness professionals, we yearned for a place where we can keep up to date information, share knowledge and stay ahead of the curve. Be it industry regulations, codes, legislation, trends, wellness topics, guidelines, best practices and so much more. THE SOURCE, will be ever present at each FSA event as well as continual updates on our FSA web site blog. The possibilities are endless.
Stay tuned and enjoy the journey with the FSA.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress.