Therapist

DRAWING ON THE REGENERATIVE NATURE OF TOUCH AND NATURAL ELEMENTS TO RESTORE TISSUE INTEGRITY AND ‘CONSTITUTIONAL’ BALANCE, ASTECC THERAPIST TRAININGS EMPHASIZE ANALYSIS, THERAPEUTIC TECHNIQUES AND INSTRUCTION IN GENERAL PROTOCOLS. NCBTMB APPROVED COURSES INCLUDE TRAININGS IN DR. VODDER’S MLD, SOFT TISSUE THERAPIES, HYDROTHERAPY, BIO-CHEMICAL ELEMENTS AND PERSONAL LIFESTYLE PROFILE.

Dr. Vodder’s MLD

Recognized by the international spa, clinical wellness and medical communities, Dr. Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a versatile, non-invasive, light touch therapy indicated for over 60 different pathologies including Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Cellulite, Chronic ENT Infections, Burns, Acne, Scars, Constipation, Bells Palsy, Eczema, Psoriasis and Inflammatory Processes.

BASIC BODY

Students are introduced to the anatomy and physiology of the lymph vessel system, the body’s transportation system and fluid balance. Practical training includes instruction in MLD strokes, techniques and protocols for individual body parts.
40 CE HOURS Ⓣ

THERAPY 1

Introducing therapeutic applications including special techniques for the joints, head (including intra-oral) and abdomen, the training reviews Basic sequences and fine tunes technique. Advanced theory and current research is discussed. An oral, written and practical exam is given to test the student’s competence in Basic techniques and theory.
40 CE HOURS Ⓣ

CLINICAL WELLNESS

This two day, 16 hour Dr. Vodder’s Clinical Wellness training focuses on the specific use of MLD in spa and / or medical wellness settings. The training immediately follows the Therapy I 40 hour class and must be taken in conjunction with Therapy I. Focusing on the specific use of MLD in both leisure and medical wellness settings, Clinical Wellness training concentrates on treatment protocols for sport injuries, chronic illness, pre and post cosmetic surgery, dermatological indications, cellulite, fluid retention, trauma and common stress related conditions including digestive issues, insomnia, sinusitis, and headaches.
16 CE HOURS Ⓣ

CLINICAL WELLNESS BRIDGE

With a focus on chronic pain, injuries and lifestyle disorders, this 3-day, 24-hour Clinical Wellness Bridge Certification training is open to Vodder School CDT therapists and practitioners who have successfully completed Basic and Therapy 1.

Instruction in therapeutic techniques and treatment protocols for specific, non-pathological conditions will focus on trauma, sports injuries, pre- and post- cosmetic surgery, dermatological indications, acute inflammation and common stress related conditions including digestive issues, insomnia, sinusitis and headaches. An oral written and practical exam is given to test the student’s competence in Basic techniques, MLD theory and the application of clinical wellness methods.
24 CE HOURS Ⓣ

CLINICAL WELLNESS WORKSHOP

Designed to expand the range and application of MLD services in spa, wellness and clinical environments, this five day, 40 hour Workshop & Review fine tunes MLD therapeutic skills while focusing on treatment protocols for lifestyle related disorders. Areas of concentration include but not limited to chronic pain, fibromyalgia, migraines, skin conditions, digestive issues and post cosmetic recovery. A number of individuals suffering with lifestyle related disorders will participate as Case Study Subjects and one of the goals of the Workshop is to observe and measure the accumulative effects of MLD treatments. Dr. Vodder instructor Anne Bramham is joined by Dr Gabrielle Knaus, M.D. (a certified Dr. Vodder MLD therapist) who will oversee and record the results. Case study participants will receive two 90 minute treatments daily. The Workshop will also review theory and explore in some detail the marketing opportunities of MLD in the evolving health and wellness marketplace. Attending students will satisfy Clinical Wellness (Spa Wellness) re-certification requirements.
40 CE HOURS Ⓣ

Soft Tissue Therapies

Corresponding to the anatomy and physiology of organ function, trainings focus on analysis and therapeutic treatment skills. Drawing from oriental diagnosis, constitutional analysis and dermatone reflex practices, practical training emphasizes identifying imbalances and corrective protocols.

CONNECTIVE TISSUE

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.
20 CE HOURS Ⓣ

REFLEXOLOGY

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.
16 CE HOURS Ⓣ

AROMA-REFLEX THERAPY

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.
24 CE HOURS Ⓣ

Hydrotherapy

As the foundation of spa wellness services, Hydrotherapy Workshops explore the mechanical and biochemical principles of water, thermal constancy and the physio-chemical characteristics of mud and clay. Practical sessions include instruction in numerous hydro inspired therapies.

THE PRINCIPLES OF HYDROTHERAPY & THERMALISM

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.
16 CE HOURS Ⓣ

THE PRINCIPLES OF MUD & FANGO

Considered the ‘living matter’ of our planet, mineral rich mud and clay are effective in the treatment of common ailments such as rheumatism, arthritis and general detoxification. This two day Workshop examines the physio-chemical characteristics of mud and clay and the role of temperature and penetrability in treatments. Practical training includes instruction in localized and general treatments plus various wraps.
16 CE HOURS Ⓣ

THALASSOTHERAPY

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.
24 CE HOURS Ⓣ

THERMASTONE

Utilizing warm and cool river stones to create a deep and penetrating massage, stone therapy promotes tissue integrity, cleansing, deep relaxation and the balancing of energy centers. Training includes instruction in chakras, stone placement and structured routines.
18 CE HOURS Ⓣ

Bio Chemical Elements

Understanding the role of bio-chemical elements of the human body and its relationship to food, environment and climate is an essential component of clinical spa wellness education. Students learn to identify the links between general constitutions and the corresponding elements found in treatments – links which bear considerable influence in the selection and the efficacy of services.

BIO CHEMICAL ELEMENTS

Focusing on the integrative relationship of general constitutions, bio-chemical elements, nutrition and environment, students are taught the skills to identify and develop bio-chemical treatment programs specific to clients constitutional needs.
16 CE HOURS Ⓣ

PERSONAL LIFESTYLE PROFILE

Drawing on the ASTECC curriculum and serving as a practical workshop, students evaluate body types, general constitutions and medical histories to determine appropriate wellness treatments and home regimes.
24 CE HOURS Ⓣ