Osteopathy & Facial Esthetics

Professional Development Certificate Program for Skin Care Specialists

Tuition Fee
USD $229.00

Osteopathy & Facial Esthetics

Professional Development Certificate Program for Skin Care Specialists

Tuition Fee
US $229.00

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.

Program Overview

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


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

Course Evaluation:

Three Written Assignments 45%
Three Online Quizzes 30%
Final Exam 25%

Program Outcome

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

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Tuition Fee
US $229.00

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