What is the EMMETT Technique?


The EMMETT Technique is a unique form of body therapy for both people and animals,that involves the application of light finger pressure at specific points to release the tensions in muscle and muscle groups.

The result is often instantaneous physical change.

It is truly a complementary therapy as it works well as a standalone treatment but combines powerfully with all other bodywork such as massage, Bowen therapy, chiropractic, physiotherapy and craniosacral therapy as some typical examples.

Special language skills are incorporated to reinforce and anchor the positive physical changes greatly enhancing the outcome.


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The Benefits 

The main focus of the EMMETT Technique is to assist in addressing pain and discomfort, and improve body movements. Typical symptoms that may be assisted include:

  • Back and hip discomfort  
  • Neck and shoulder restrictions
  • Lymphatic & sinus congestion
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Heel and foot pain
  • Knee and ankle restriction


Benefits for Animals

The focus is essentially the same. Typical symptoms that may be assisted include:

  • Various injuries and lameness
  • Emotional problems
  • Stiffness
  • Decreased suppleness
  • Change in performace 


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What to expect in a treatment

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

Animals can be treated wherever they are comfortable eg in a field or in the home. Sessions can also last from 10 - 30 minutes.

How does it work?

The EMMETT Technique works via the body’s response to light specific touch in a similar way to a digital touch-screen. The EMMETT points are small sensors that allow access to the brain via the therapists’ touch. The brain then evaluates this stimulus and initiates the response of the muscle group to re-adjust the tension.  As well as the ability to directly influence muscle action, these points may have a memory and emotional attachment.

The pressure required is not heavy or painful. “No pain no gain” has NO place in the EMMETT therapist’s approach.

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