Spa industry leader Anne Bramham to cover 13 hydrotherapy disciplines during five-day interactive workshop in June

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – In the idyllic town of Bad Sulza, Germany, Toskana Therme’s wellness facility houses one of the world’s best collection of hydrotherapy tools for wellness: seven cascading-saline pools, a bio-saunarium, outdoor sauna, Roman steam baths, whirlpool and more–including Liquid Sound, a mind-altering aquatic concert of the senses through state-of-the-art underwater sound, overhead light visuals and 98-degree saltwater. This summer, spa professionals have the opportunity to combine Toskana Therme’s world-renown spa experience with advanced education through the American Spa Therapy Education and Certification Council’s “Living Waters: The Art, Science & Spirit of Hydrotherapy,” with Anne Bramham.

To be held June 25 to 29, 2011, the five-day experiential workshop will utilize Toskana Therme’s comprehensive facilities in integrating Europe’s traditional, therapeutic “Spa Kur” approach with the emerging U.S. spa wellness model. The workshop coincides with the conclusion of the British International Spa Association Conference 2011 in Buxton, England, June 23-24. Following the BISA conference, ASTECC’s Toskana Therme’s course will give spa professionals a new perspective on hydrotherapy, one of the most powerful, yet most under-utilized, spa therapies and its wellness applications in a luxury spa setting.

Covering 13 different hydrotherapy disciplines, the workshop will provide attendees with knowledge to produce dramatic results for even the most discerning luxury spa guest through simple, inexpensive, therapeutic-inspired hydrotherapies. Led by Bramham, the course will reveal how hydrotherapy excels in delivering pain-free, positive results for a variety of ailments, including sports injuries, fluid retention, stress-related disorders and esthetic concerns.

The program will include practical and theoretical instruction in the following disciplines: sauna, steam, mud and fango, jet affusions, salt scrubs, compress applications, basic tub treatments, body brushing, cold sheet wrap, poultice therapy, saline therapy, aqua wellness and Liquid Sound.

Attendees will take away a detailed, step-by-step blueprint for integrating a comprehensive hydrotherapy treatment program into a spa service menu.

A respected industry mentor with more than 25 years of professional experience as a consultant, designer, and trainer of spa therapies, British-born Bramham has an extensive background in hydrotherapy applications and has been instrumental in introducing therapeutic wellness techniques to the U.S. spa marketplace. Widely regarded as the benchmark for spa therapy education, her ASTECC curriculum has been adopted by luxury spas throughout the U.S.      

Other guest speakers for the course will include Marion Schneider, CEO of Toskana Therme; Micky Remann, artistic director and creator of Liquid Sound; Dr. Muller, Klinikzentrum medical spa director; and Prof. Wendell, Klinikzentrum Internist.

ASTECC’s “Living Waters: The Art, Science & Spirit of Hydrotherapy” is recognized through the NCBTMB as a continuing education course under Category A provider #04973-00.

Tuition for the course is $1,500 and includes accommodations and half-board. For more information, contact ASTECC at (877) 900-0086 or Visit for a complete list upcoming ASTECC courses.

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