About Us


Widely regarded as the benchmark for spa therapy education, ASTECC (Advanced Spa Therapy Education Certification Council) therapists are among the best trained in the industry. Educated in the biochemical components of spa and a wide range of therapeutic modalities, ASTECC’s training is characterized by its highly individualized approach to the art and science of spa disciplines.

ASTECC provides comprehensive, integrative training in four major disciplines – Hydrotherapy, Soft Tissue Therapies, Dr.Vodder’s MLD and Biochemical Elements. Practical training is complemented by an in depth study of the body’s physiological response to treatments including transportation, fluid dynamics, neurological responses and the study of the chemical interaction between spa elements and body types.

ASTECC features a comprehensive 264 hour post graduate Spa Therapy curriculum composed of 11 NCBTMB approved certified components. ASTECC’s 120 hour post graduate Esthetician curriculum is composed of 7 individually certified components.

ASTECC partners with resort and destination spas in the United States and Europe. In addition to on-site training, ASTECC offers non-property affiliated therapists a year round schedule of classes at participating ASTECC spas around the country.


“Our vision is to help ‘grow’ a global community of spas where dedicated, inspired leaders and highly skilled practitioners create a nurturing and healing environment for mind, body and spirit.”