What is Emmett?
The Emmett Technique has been in UK since 2007 and is a hands-on therapy designed to offer targeted relief from movement restriction, pain and discomfort. Positive changes are commonly noted before the end of the first treatment. A safe and simple muscle release therapy developed by Remedial Therapist Ross Emmett.
Emmett is non-invasive, it involves no drugs or supplements or the use massage oils. Emmett does not use manipulations or high velocity movements of the type used in Chiropractic to achieve results.
Practitioners are trained in how to assess restriction and develop a treatment plan that best services the client’s specific issues. Many notice measurable results within the session, at times close to instant. Emmett Technique can be used alone for shorter sessions or alongside any other bodywork therapies to enhance their performance.
Myo Body Balance uses Emmett Technique in combination with Bowen Technique to improve the efficiency of remedial treatments and to reduce the timescale of the client’s rehabilitation.
How does it work?
It is thought that the Emmett Technique may interact with the body as described in the science of Critical Point Analysis which identifies that...
“In any highly complex system there is a specific, critical point at which the smallest input will result in the greatest change”
For example a light touch on a small cog can halt the largest engine.
When an Emmett Technique Therapist places their fingers to connect points it could be compared to rewiring of a circuit. One who has the knowledge to locate these critical points and re-set them with the correct stimulation. This stimulation is registered by the nervous system and their brain responds by sending new instructions back to affect the physical state of the localized area.
What is an Emmett treatment like?
Each session will involve a consultation when we can discuss the nature of the client’s problem and the history of their pain or malady.
After this, I may assess range of movement to build a clear picture of the level of restriction and to help us both discern improvements post session. In many cases, the client will lie on a therapy bed. In circumstances where restriction of movement does not allow this and for assessment purposes, some work can be carried out with the client sitting or standing. This can be both at the beginning and end of the session. Treatment can be done through light clothing such as t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms (not jeans, tight or very thick clothing).
Emmett employs a combination of gentle switches and light pressure points to release specific muscle groups, allowing the client's body to find its balanced response. The treatment generally takes between 30 minutes to an hour.
How many sessions?
Again this depends on the nature and severity of issue, like Bowen, Emmett will help many problems in a relatively short period of time. In fact a great deal of relief can be achieved in a single session and these will usually be changes that the client can see as well as feel. Like any technique that is restoring balance to the body and its systems, repetition reinforces the new pattern, so further sessions where appropriate will make a difference. Treatments are generally one week apart until either the problem has resolved or has stabilised.
Many clients enjoy returning whenever they need a ‘tune-up’.