What is the EMMETT Technique?

EMMETT Technique is based on the belief that light touch can trigger a relaxation response in the soft tissues of the body, and that the therapist may thereby help relieve feelings of tension.

Many people find they feel more at ease within their bodies and their emotional well-being is enhanced. Animals appear more
calm and at ease.

EMMETT is truly a complementary therapy. It may be applied in isolation but it also combines easily with all of my other bodywork and exercise specialties such as Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage and Reiki.

How does the Emmett Technique work?

Good question! It is based on the belief that light touch can trigger a relaxation response in the soft tissues of the body, and that the therapist, thereby may help relieve tension which results in feelings of improved comfort.

We believe the EMMETT points are small sensory receptors that allow access to the brain via the therapist’s touch. With the correct light touch, the brain receives and evaluates this stimulus and initiates the relaxation response in the soft tissue. There are receptor points all over the body so the therapist can target the area of concern. It may sound surprising but the relaxation response and the feeling of ease in the area are often immediate.
The pressure required is not heavy or painful. “No pain no gain” has NO place in the EMMETT therapist’s approach.

What are the most common benefits of EMMETT Technique?

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

  • more restful sleep
  • enhanced mood
  • a sense of lightness within their body
  • improved comfort and ease within the areas treated such as the back, abdomen, hips, legs, knees, ankles, feet, shoulders, arms, hands, and neck.

Most people report an immediate and significant improvement with the problem that has been troubling them. Many people who previously had limitations on what they could do, find that they can perform these actions more easily after treatment.

How many sessions will I need?

Your initial consultation and treatment will take approximately 90 minutes.

Follow-up sessions can take 20-60 minutes depending on the area/s that need working on.

This does depend on how much you want to “tune-up” your body and your presenting
For someone in generally good health looking to stabilise their core muscles to become
physically and emotionally stable, I suggest between one and three sessions. Once people
have experienced the therapy they can become fascinated with the results and want to see
what more it can do!
Someone with complex health needs, for example, back pain, sciatic pain, and sore shoulders 

People who are unstable on their feet would benefit from one session, and improve greatly on 3 -6 sessions.

Ongoing monthly or 6 weekly sessions will keep you tuned up and functioning at your best.
For health issues such as MS, fibromyalgia, or other ongoing health conditions regular tune-ups will help you keep going.

Emmett technique can be carried out with you fully dressed in most cases.

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