Osteopathy & Facial Esthetics
The Osteopathy & Facial Esthetics program is designed to introduce licensed estheticians, spa professionals and massage therapists to the principles of osteopathic manual medicine and its therapeutic application in spa and clinical settings.
As an internationally recognized professional development program, this certificate enables skin care professionals to integrate specific osteopathic modalities such as craniofacial technique, manual lymphatic drainage and myofascial release into anti-aging and post surgical treatments.
With a growing demand for non surgical anti-aging treatments, osteopathic esthetics has proven effective in the treatment of age related skin changes such as premature wrinkles, broken capillaries, periorbital puffiness, dark circles and post surgical scarring.
The origins of this gentle manual therapy lie in the principles of osteopathic medicine and its holistic approach to health and disease. A session with an osteopathic esthetician may include lymphatic and venous massage, myofascial release and elements of craniosacral therapy.
This certificate program is designed for all skin care professionals interested in expanding their client base. Upon completion of Osteopathy & Facial Esthetics, students will be skilled at osteopathic techniques effective in the improvement of facial muscle tone, reduction of wrinkles and skin tissue rejuvenation. Graduates immediately apply their knowledge and add osteopathic facial treatments to their list of services.
Detailed Video Tutorials, Handouts/Readings, Multimedia Internet Resources
3 quizzes. Final exam. Passing grade is 70%.
An instructional course video demonstrating Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) technique and Thoracic pump
Designed to introduce licensed estheticians, spa professionals and massage therapists to the principles of osteopathic manual medicine.
Unit 1: Osteopathic Philosophy & Principles
- Introduction to the science of osteopathy
- Models of health and disease
- Holistic principles applied to esthetics
Unit 2: Facial Anatomy
- Facial anatomy
- Physiology of skin, fascia and subcutaneous layers
- Lymphatic system overview
- Lymphatics of the face and neck
Unit 3: Osteopathic Esthetics
- Facial lymphatic drainage: methodology and performance
- CranioSacral techniques effective in fascial esthetics
- Indications, methodology, and post treatment
- Integrative osteopathic facial treatment
- Marketing of osteopathic esthetics
At the completion of the program, graduates will be able to address the following conditions:
- Age-related tissue changes
- Various manifestation of facial edema
- Reduced muscle tone of the face and neck
- Wrinkle formation and prevention
- Post-surgical effects after cosmetic surgery
- Mental stress and physical fatigue
Frequently asked questions
Do I have to be at my computer at a particular time?
No, you do not need to be online at a set time. After enrollment, you have 24/7 access to the online learning platform for the period of one year.
Am I able to communicate with my course instructor?
Yes, LCO’s online learning platform enables you to have communication with your instructors and peers.
How much study is involved in this program?
The Osteopathy & Facial Esthetics certificate program requires 30-35 hours of study time.
Do I get a Continuing Education Credit (CEU) for this program?
Each LCO program is individually accredited. Please consult with your governing body for further details.
Do I have to purchase textbooks or other material?
No. All study materials are provided through the online learning platform and included in the one-time program fee.
How do I receive my certificate?
Upon completing all program requirements, you will be able to download a printable version of your Professional Development Certificate: Osteopathy & Facial Esthetics