Basic + Advanced Neck & Face

By Anne Bramham, Founder ASTECC

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40 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.
For All wellness professionals
5-day MLD Basic + Advanced: An immersive workshop combining our Basic and Advanced Neck & Face courses to provide a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of manual lymphatic drainage and comprehensive training in specific therapeutic techniques and clinical application. 
MLD Basic: A Foundational therapy for all facial massage modalities
The MLD 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. 
MLD advanced: A clinical approach with therapeutic techniques
The MLD Advanced is designed to broaden understanding of the lymph vessel system and introduce specific therapeutic techniques that focus on pre and post cosmetic healing, skin regeneration and the treatment of common skin conditions including acne, rosacea, congestion and other inflammatory disorders.
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. 
Hybrid Course Overview
5-Day Hands-On Workshop
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Dates: October 22-26 (Sun-Thurs) 9am-6pm

Location: The Center for the Advancement of Therapeutic Arts | 122 W 26th St 
New York, NY 10001

Educator: Ashley Jo Press

Cost: US$1800
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Includes: all-in class training materials, plus online theory and hands-on instruction. 

Please email [email protected] with questions. 
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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 and advanced neck and face routine. 

What's included?

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

Online Theory

A combination of basic + advanced theory to develop a deep understanding of the lymphatic vessel system, and its essential role in the health and proper of function of the skin. 

Hands-on Practice 

Once you understand the theory, it's time to put it into practice and learn a series of precise techniques to manually manipulate the skin and treat a broad range of skin conditions. 
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