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.
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 Hours.
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 Hours.
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 Hours.
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 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 Hours.
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 Hours.
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 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 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 Hours.