By Anne Bramham, Founder ASTECC

ASTECC MLD: Basic Neck & Face

For All wellness professionals
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20 ce hours | NCBTMB
Open to Licensed Health & Wellness Professionals. 
hybrid learning
Online Theory + Hands-on Instruction and Practice.
Work with intent to increase the benefits of all facial therapies.
MLD Basic: A Foundational therapy for all facial massage modalities
The Basic practical sessions focus on treatment of the neck and face enabling the esthetician to get a “feel” for MLD. It’s easily incorporated into the repertoire of basic skin care and will enhance the natural cleansing mechanisms of the skin to ignite its natural healing and glow. Indications include: hyperpigmentation, acne, waste accumulations, dull skin, sagging, sinus congestion, dark circles and puffiness. This course is a prerequisite for the Advanced Neck and Face class.
What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage?
MLD is a precise, non-invasive, light-touch therapy based on the teachings of Dr. Emile Vodder’s MLD. Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a foundational facial therapy that can be easily incorporated into any wellness practice.

It encourages the elimination of metabolic waste while accelerating the flow of fresh oxygen and nutrients through a series of rhythmic movements and manipulation of the skin. It is indicated for numerous inflammatory conditions including acne, scars, burns, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, puffy eyes and post cosmetic recovery. 
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MLD is a complementary therapy to Gua Sha and the Thai Herbal Poultice Facial Massage. It provides a deeper and foundational understanding for use with or without facial massage tools.
Payment programs available. Choose "Location and Date" for installment details. 
Hybrid Course Overview
2.5-Day Hands-On Workshop
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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS Price varies per location

Registration open...

  • London, UK | July 8-10
  • New York, NY | Oct 22-24
  • Ft. Lauderdale, FL | Nov 6-8

Educator: Ashley Jo Press

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What is hybrid learning?
Due to the complex nature and science of the lymphatic system, we've developed a hybrid approach to training that allows you time to read, research and absorb the basics of the theory, so you can spend more time practicing and refining the techniques in class. 

Online instruction includes a series of required reading and videos that begin once you register and set a foundation for deeper understanding of the techniques. Lecture will include a review of the online content with an opportunity to ask questions for clarity.

Practical, hands-on instruction will focus on a review of the basic anatomy and physiology of the lymph vessel system, along with a detailed demonstration and practice of ASTECC's basic neck and face routine. 

What's included?

  • Online Theory
  • Personal Instruction
  • Hands-on Practice
  • Training Manual
  • Certification | Basic MLD
  • CJB Spa Directory Listing

Online Theory 

Understanding the fundamentals of the lymphatic system, with a clear sense of the anatomy and physiology as it pertains to the function of the skin is the first step to becoming an MLD facial practitioner.

Hands-on Practice

Once you understand the theory and how the role the lymphatic system plays in the function of the skin, it's time to put it into practice and learn precise techniques to manually manipulate the skin to achieve the benefits you desire. 
Anne Bramham
ASTECC Founder & Instructor
ASTECC Instructors
MLD Basic + Advanced
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, West Coast