With a focus on health, wellness and beauty from the inside out, ASTECC Esthetician and Therapist trainings emphasize therapeutic techniques, analysis, protocols and the application of organic, natural elements. ASTECC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a Continuing Education Provider (#049736-00).
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Based on the theory of dermatome reflexes, this Elizabeth Dicke inspired program is particularly effective in addressing circulatory problems (cellulite, spider veins, fluid retention) while promoting regenerative relaxation. Practical training focuses on analysis and treatment skills and includes routines for the abdomen, lower back, and legs.
A rebalancing technique corresponding to the anatomy and physiology of organ function, reflexology is based on the principle the entire body may be accessed through specific reflexes. Practical instruction emphasizes thumb & finger placement & structured routines for therapeutic treatments.
Drawing from oriental diagnosis and constitutional analysis, this aromatic inspired, light touch therapy explores the connection between the emotional and physical body. Essential oils are introduced as the medium for treatment and re-balancing.
This two-day workshop examines the therapeutic benefits of hot and cold applications and the influence of temperature on the circulatory system. Practical training includes instruction in Sauna, Steam, Whirlpool, Cold Contrast, Vichy Shower, Compress Applications and basic tub treatments.
The principle of thermal constancy and the innumerable health benefits of the marine climate are explored with special emphasis on the use of mineral rich seawater and marine plants in spa treatments. Practical training includes instruction in algae, salt and water treatments including Balneotherapy, Marine Wraps, Salt Glo and local applications.