Archive for August 2nd, 2010

DSA, IMSA Sold to Allan Share’s DSA World, Inc.

The Day Spa Association (DSA) and The International Medical Spa Association (IMSA) have been sold to DSA World, Inc., headed by Allan Share, founder of New Life Systems and Lotus Touch. As the new DSA and IMSA president, Share says he plans call for continued support and growth of the spa industry and hopes to grow the associations to include wellness practitioners of every kind. “Consumers are asking our industry to change and to see wellness as an essential part of spa and beauty,” he says. “Our goal is to make the DSA and IMSA the leading trade associations in the professional spa, aesthetics, and wellness industries. We will bring together the dispirit parts of our industries by providing them with a one-stop-source for information, the place to learn about allied professions and fields as well as an easy connection to other colleagues in the U.S. and around the world.”

Hannelore Leavy, founder of the DSA and IMSA as well as the current Executive Director, will stay on as Chairman of the Advisory Committee.

Share’s previous companies include New Life Systems, which he founded in 1990, and Lotus Touch, which he founded in 1999. Share sold both companies to Scrip Companies 2007, where he stayed for three years as Director of Spa Operations

DSA World will be now headquartered at 2863 Hedberg Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305. Contact Share at (952) 767-2202 or via email him at

Signing Off: Leo

By Guest Blogger | Aug 2, 2010

“Leos (July 23-August 22) exude their warm-hearted nature to everyone around them and also love when others shine their attention on them. Spas are one of their favorite places; they love to lap up luxury, be pampered, and feel like the queen or king that they are. Energetic in nature and often burning both ends of the candle because of all of the activities in which they engage, Lions also know when what they need is to relax. As Leo is a fire sign, they are often drawn to heat and experiences that inspire the passion that resides within.”—Stephanie Gailing

Stephanie Gailing, MS, CN, is a professional astrologer and nutritionist with more than 16 years of experience. The author of Planetary Apothecary: An Astrological Approach to Health and Wellness (Crossing Press, 2009), Gailing writes “Signing Off,” a monthly column for American Spa that gives guidance on using the stars to cater to clientele. To check out Gailing’s blog, click For further insights on Cancers, turn to page 96 of American Spa’s July issue or click here.

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