Journal

A Week in the Life of an ASTECC Therapist

Why do I love what I do?  It’s fascinating, I can never get bored and I love seeing results… So just to give you a breakdown of my current case load… Middle aged woman: A fractured wrist with restricted range of motion, still suffering from nagging pain and discomfort...

E.O. & YOUR ESSENTIAL SELF…..

Nowadays it seems as if everyone is jumping onto the ‘essential oil’ bandwagon. From my next door neighbor, to my hairdresser to nutritionists and multi level marketers…E.O. is big business. While it’s probably a good thing I am a little concerned we’re paying little...

Dear Universe,

I am so filled with gratitude. Thank you, thank you. On a particularly difficult morning in which I was wrestling with the business side of MLD, I was reminded of the real purpose of my work. I returned home from a gratifying hands-on session with an elderly client...

A Time for Change

It has been over a year since I launched Earth Matters Apothecary and all is going well. The line has been picked up by a few Spas and I’m really enjoying he online aspect. It has given me the opportunity to meet and correspond with lots of people who, like us, are...

Reflections

As another year draws to a close it is time to reflect and once again I find myself dwelling on the profession in which I have spent my adult life. Over the years I have respectfully and proudly used the word ‘Spa’. I respect ‘Spa’s teachings, its heritage and...

Outside The Box… Since 1995.

Not long ago I had the opportunity to speak to a group of Spa owners and their managers. Before beginning my talk I asked them what ‘Spa’ meant to them and the words ‘indulgent', ‘pampering', ‘luxury', ‘beauty', ‘cosmetic' and ‘product’ filled the room. Not one person...

It Takes Your Breath Away

As I navigated a challenging mountainous  incline outside of the Montage Deer Valley Resort I found myself struggling for breath.  Back home in Florida I was doing a few miles on the treadmill each morning but this jaunt, at an elevation of 8600 feet, was a very...

Dr. Vodder’s MLD: A Commitment to Excellence

Anne with Prof Hildegard Wittlinger and Robert Harris at annual teacher review. It has been 20 years since I certified as an instructor for the Dr. Vodder School and over the years I’ve had numerous therapists ask me why they should train with the Vodder School as...

On the Road to Wellness

Recently, it's been a whirlwind. Today I’m in Deer Valley doing a Thermastone training with ASTECC teacher-in-training, Ashley Jo. Last week I was in Naples, Florida teaching Dr. Vodder’s Basic Body program to a group of therapists associated with the Ritz. Week...