With a focus on health, wellness and beauty from the inside out, ASTECC’s Esthetician and Therapist trainings emphasize therapeutic techniques, analysis, protocols and the application of natural elements. Featuring trainings in Dr. Vodder’s MLD, Soft Tissue disciplines, Hydrotherapy, Bio-Chemical Elements and Personal Lifestyle Profiles, ASTECC trainings draw on the regenerative nature of touch and natural elements to balance and restore tissue integrity and ‘constitutional’ wellbeing.
The Nature of ASTECC
As a child growing up in Yorkshire I worked with horses, seeing to their needs, treating their minor injuries and whenever I had free time (between school and the horses) I roamed the Yorkshire moors collecting bilberries, wildflowers and, to my mother’s utter dismay, frog spawn. At the time, of course, I had no idea I was dabbling with what would become my life’s work – touch, bio-chemistry, natural elements – but it was a wonderful and exciting way to discover the natural world: the essence of plants, the potency of earth matter, the healing power of touch.
For me, it was an intriguing mystery. A mystery waiting to be solved.
That was more than forty years ago and I am still intrigued by the mystery – still in love with the work I do.
ASTECC is an expression of our potential as practitioners. It is the value that engages you while attracting and growing an enthusiastic, appreciative clientele. It brings meaning to our work.
In many ways, It is a path and a journey. But it’s never a destination.
We keep learning and growing.
It’s our nature.
“If I could wave a magic wand all spa therapists would be ASTECC trained.”Mary Bemis
“Anne Bramham is one of the shining lights of the spa world. Her expertise, authenticity and commitment is unlike anybody else’s. She is a very important part of what we do.”James Bermingham
“Dr Vodder’s MLD has become the foundation of every holistic esthetic treatment I give and the results are incredible! Anne is an amazing teacher who makes learning about the lymph system effortless and fun! I feel incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to learn from her.”Leah Vautrot
DR. GABRIELE KNAUS
South Florida Physical Medicine
Montage Hotels & Resorts
To touch, empower, nurture and inspire.
To communicate thru touch and natural elements, the life affirming potential of spa’s organic gifts.
With our clients, the practitioners we engage and the guests we serve, we live these values:
– Creating an environment of trust and transparency rooted in integrity and respect.
– Mindful of the body’s terrain and the health of our planet, we recognize our elemental connection.