ASTECC Launches Spa Wellness Coaching Course

massage-therapy-wellness[Image: Andrea Piacquadio/Pexels]Training and education provider ASTECC has introduced wellness coaching for estheticians, massage therapists and other holistic healers. Spa Wellness Coaching is 12-week curriculum that covers hydrotherapy, thalassotherapy, constitutional body typing, transdermal nutrition and stress management techniques. Participants will learn how to deliver individualized client programs online, in addition to practical skills that will help them build their own coaching business. Weekly Zoom calls support practitioners’ progress thoughout the coaching development process.

Spa Wellness Coaching was created by Leah Carver, daughter of ASTECC founder and renowned spa educator Anne Bramham. After 20 years in the spa industry—during which time she has delivered advanced education, owned and operated spa and yoga studio, authored a book, launched a podcast and hosted retreats—Carver now aims to help entrepreneurs build their businesses. She identified the niche for spa wellness coaching in 2018 while reviewing the content for 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,” saiys Carver. “I began to work with my clients online to help them develop practices and lifestyle and business that would support their well-being.”

The first 12-week course launched April 20, 2020, with 24 students. Sixty percent of course participants moved onto a six-month Program Development Mastermind Course. The second course is wrapping up, and the third began on July 22.

“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,” says Heather Bennett, a student in April’s class.

ASTECC originally planned to release the Spa Wellness Coaching course in 2021, but decided to fast-track it 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,” says 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 ASTECC: 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. ASTECC education draws on the regenerative nature of touch and natural elements to balance and restore tissue integrity and constitutional well-being. Founder Anne Bramhan is a globally recognized educator and leading authority on spa therapies.

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