04-15-2009 Greensboro, NC – Felicia Brown, owner of the spa consulting firm, Spalutions! was selected as the 2009 Spa Person of the Year, an award given each year by the Day Spa Association. Brown was chosen from six nominees and honored at the 2009 Day Spa Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada in March 2009.

“It is an incredible honor to be chosen as the Spa Person of the Year.” said Brown. ” My career in the massage and spa industries has given me the opportunity to work with many individuals who are just as deserving of this award. I am grateful to Hannelore Leavy and the Day Spa Association for selecting me. Like the DSA, I am committed to supporting and enriching the spa industry and all related professionals.”

Brown has won numerous awards for her business skills and accomplishments. Most recently, she was selected as one of the Top Entrepreneurs of 2009 and Top 25 Movers & Shakers of 2008 by Business Leader Magazine. Other awards include 2007 Volunteer of the Year (American Massage Therapy Association) 2005 Small Business Person of the Year (Greensboro Chamber of Commerce), 2004 Women in Business (The Business Journal), 2003 Forty Leaders Under Forty (The Business Journal), 2003 Best Places to Work (The Business Journal ), and 2005 Best Spa in Greensboro (Triad Style)

About Felicia Brown
Felicia Brown, LMBT is the owner of Spalutions!, a firm that provides business solutions for spa professionals through business consulting, marketing coaching and staff training programs. She has written for and been featured or quoted in numerous trade publications including DAYSPA, Spa Magazine, Skin Inc., Massage Therapy Journal, Massage Magazine, Massage & Bodywork, Spa Management Journal and Dermascope. She is also the founder of Balance Day Spa in Greensboro which she sold in 2005.

About The Day Spa Association
The Day Spa Association (DSA) is a professional membership-based trade organization founded whose focus is to serve as the primary business resource for day spa professionals through educational seminars and workshops, research studies, publications and Internet informational exchanges.