Anne Bramham's
The Nature of Wellness

ASTECC | Advanced Spa Therapy Education Certification Council
With a focus on health, wellness and beauty from the inside out, ASTECC’s Esthetician and 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 wellbeing. 

Our Mission
To touch, empower, nurture and inspire.

Our Vision
To communicate thru touch and natural elements, the life affirming potential of spa’s organic gifts.

Our Founder 
Recognized by American Spa Magazine as the ‘2019 Educator Of The Year', Anne's health and wellness journey spans over four decades, two continents and an expansive range of expertise. Her commitment and passion lies in communicating the power, potential and therapeutic efficacy of touch and natural elements to effectively address a wide range of esthetic and lifestyle disorders. 

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Courses for Licensed Estheticians


Courses for Licensed Massage Therapists

All ASTECC MLD Face & Neck Basic & Advanced courses are open to all Licensed Wellness Professionals, including Massage Therapists and Acupuncturists and are NCBTMB Approved for CE Hours. Enroll by clicking the links above. 
Anne Bramham
ASTECC Founder & Instructor
Founder of ASTECC and a long time instructor for the Dr. Vodder School of North America, Anne recently launched her own ASTECC MLD holistic teaching forum focused specifically on the esthetic, spa and wellness industries.

Anne’s expertise in MLD (Manual Lymph Drainage) led to her opening one of the first hospital based lymphedema clinics in the USA at Boca Raton, Florida Community Hospital in 1995.

Anne’s innovative and highly personalized ‘constitutional’ approach to spa wellness and holistic esthetics has been adopted by numerous World Spa Award award winning properties including the California based Montage Resorts, Rancho Valencia and the Fairmont Grand Del Mar.  
ASTECC Instructors
With a focus on health, wellness and beauty from the inside out, ASTECC’s award winning trainings emphasize analysis, protocols, therapeutic techniques and the application of organic, natural elements.
Ashley Jo Press
ASTECC Instructor
Attracted to the field of massage therapy at a young age, it wasn’t until after attending an advanced education program, that Ashley Jo began to see the true meaning of healing. A type of healing that not only inspired dramatic physical and emotional changes in clients, but the practitioner as well. 

Today, she is one of only a few accredited ASTECC and Dr. Vodder School Certified Instructors of Manual Lymph Drainage. She has been practicing massage therapy since 2004, and teaching since 2016. 

Through her love of teaching, Ashley Jo is able to clearly communicate complex theory with patience and a mindfulness that is an inspiration to others. 

Ashley is on a continual journey of learning and generously shares her knowledge and experience with anyone who desires to live better, and is destined to improve and promote the healing process with others. 
Anne Bramham
American Spa: Educator & Trainer of the Year | 2019
"This award honors a woman who is making a difference in education and sharing her knowledge of industry topics, products, equipment and more."