On July 22, ASTECC, longtime provider of post-graduate trainings featuring results-based, traditional spa therapies, announced the launch of a wellness coaching course for estheticians, massage therapists and other holistic healers. Spa Wellness Coaching is a 12-week curriculum that covers hydrotherapy, thalassotherapy, constitutional body typing, transdermal nutrition and stress management techniques. Students learn how to deliver individualized client programs online, as well as practical skills to build their own coaching business. Weekly Zoom calls support each practitioner’s progress though the coaching development process.
Spa Wellness Coaching is the brainchild of Leah Carver, daughter of ASTECC founder and globally-renowned spa educator Anne Bramham. After 20 years in the spa industry as an educator and spa and yoga studio owner, she turns her attention to helping entrepreneurs build their businesses. Carver was diagnosed with a debilitating autoimmune disease that improved with her holistic program of ASTECC spa therapies. She identified the niche for spa wellness coaching in 2018 when reviewing the content for Dr. Mark Hyman’s The Feel Good Summit — a three-day immersive health experience.
“The Summit was offering nutrition, fitness and other coaching angles, but what was clearly missing to me was spa. Unfortunately, most people do not view spa as wellness. Throughout my autoimmune journey, my ASTECC knowledge has sustained me, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually — as well as financially. When I could no longer do hands-on all day, I began to work with my clients online to help them develop practices and lifestyle and business that would support their well-being,” said Carver.
The first 12-week course launched April 20, 2020, with 24 students. Sixty percent of course participants moved on to a six-month Program Development Mastermind Course. The second course is wrapping up, and the third is set to begin on Aug. 18th.
“With the way our lives have all changed and the uncertainty of the future regarding COVID-19 and massage, I realized this was a wonderful opportunity to gain more knowledge in helping provide clients with support at home. I now have numerous new tools to add to my tool belt to help provide a coaching program at home,” said Heather Bennett, a student in April’s wellness coaching class.
ASTECC had planned on releasing the Spa Wellness Coaching course in 2021, but fast-tracked the release given the current climate.
“Completing the Spa Wellness Coaching course gives practitioners the tools to help people with health and personal issues during these challenging times. I believe this is essential to bring forth in this time,” said Carver. “The body responds to life’s events—it is our unwritten diary. The path to wellness begins with embracing the body’s messages.”
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About Spa Wellness Coaching
The Spa Wellness Coaching Course is a comprehensive curriculum for estheticians, massage therapists and other holistic healers. The 12-week online course covers hydrotherapy, thalassotherapy, constitutional body typing, transdermal nutrition and stress management techniques. Students learn how to deliver individualized client programs online, as well as practical skills for building their own coaching business. Live Zoom calls support each practitioner’s progress though the coaching development process. Founder Leah Carver has been in the spa industry for 20-plus years— delivering advanced education, owning and operating a spa and yoga studio, authoring a book, and launching a podcast and hosted retreats. Visit spawellnesscoaching.com.
With a focus on health, wellness and beauty from the inside out, ASTECC’s Esthetician and Massage Therapist trainings emphasize analysis, therapeutic techniques, protocols and the application of natural elements. Featuring trainings in Dr. Vodder’s MLD, soft tissue disciplines, hydrotherapy and bio-chemical elements, ASTECC trainings draw on the regenerative nature of touch and natural elements to balance and restore tissue integrity and ‘constitutional’ well-being. Founder Anne Bramham is a globally recognized educator and leading authority on spa therapies. Visit astecc.com for more information.