The Emmett Technique

Is a leading-edge neuro muscular release technique that is effective for treating joint and muscular pain and restrictions in movement and flexibility. The technique involves the application of light pressure or movement over specific points on muscle tendon and facia.

This facilitates the release of tension within these structures which results in a reduction in pain and increased mobility. The technique is highly precise, involving the application of specific degrees of gentle pressure on targeted locations of the body for controlled lengths of time.

The stimulation provided by the applied pressure to the underlying structures establishes a pressure related electric impulse (piezoelectric effect) which is received and understood by the nervous system and the brain, the brain registering the new information, responds by communication a new and different set of instructions to the muscle, tendon or facia being treated, allowing for release and relaxation of the tissue resulting in a reduction of pain and improvement of mobility and flexibility.

It is a gentle technique and the results are often experienced as instantaneous physical chance.

Although often combined with other techniques, The Emmett Technique is an efficient and effective therapy on its own.

How was The Emmett Technique developed?

The Emmett Technique was founded by Ross Emmett, a researcher from Australia. Ross is a dynamic and unique practitioner with a diverse professional background leading to the development and evolution of the EMMETT Technique over the last 35 years.

Ross developed his technique as a youth working on animals while working at the Animal Research Institute in Tasmania, Australia. Later, he combined these skills with older proven therapies such as massage, trigger and other muscle therapies with outstanding results.

He is a qualified instructor of Therapeutic Massage since 1983 and was a senior instructor of Bowen Therapy for 8 years. This coupled with his background with animals and training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming culminated in the evolution of the EMMETT Technique.
The EMMETT Technique was formally launched in 1999 and expanded internationally in 2007. It has been growing in popularity ever since and has proved to have wide appeal as therapists, medical and exercise professionals across many modalities have completed the EMMETT Technique Practitioner training program

What does an EMMETT treatment involve?

  • Clients can be treated seated, standing or lying down.
  • It can be a standalone treatment or combined with other techniques.
  • The treatment can be applied directly to the skin or done through clothing.
  • Sessions can last anywhere from 10 minutes to 30 minutes if the EMMETT Technique is used alone – longer if combined with a relaxing massage or other modality.

Who can benefit from Emmett?

It can be used by people of all ages, from babies to the elderly and anybody in between.
Symptoms which have been relieved:

  • Neck and shoulder restriction
  • Lymphatic congestion and breathing
  • Migraines or cluster headaches
  • Abdominal cramps and bowel discomfort
  • Persistent heel and foot pain
  • Headaches, dizziness and sinus congestion
  • Back and hip discomfort knee and ankle restrictions
  • Discomfort during pregnancy
  • Fluid retention

What benefits can be expected from Emmett?

The relaxing nature of the technique results in people reporting typical responses such as:

  • Improved comfort and ease within the area treated such as back, abdomen, hips, legs, knees, ankles, feet, shoulders, arm, hand and neck
  • More restful sleep 
  • Enhanced mood
  • A sense of lightness within their body

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