• EMMETT Technique Practitioner Course

    The EMMETT Technique Practitioner training is designed for qualified medical professionals and complementary therapists interested in extending their skills. All practitioners are encouraged to enhance their existing practice by integrating the EMMETT Technique with their prior training. Exercise specialists such as Pilates instructors, yoga teachers and personal trainers and coaches are also very attracted to this course. Undergraduates and non-therapists are also welcome to attend as there are no pre-requisites.

    The course is divided into two-day learning blocks, called Modules, with 6 Modules in total across 11 days. Material covered in the previous Module is reviewed before new work is covered. This ensures that all participants are up to date and ready to learn new material. Modules 1&2 are one day each in duration and always taught as a two-day block. The total course therefore consists of 11 days.

    This course is recognised by the Complementary Health Professionals (CHP).

    Modular Course Structure

    • Modules 1 & 2.  First day Module 1, second day Module 2.
    • Module 3.  First day review of Mods 1&2, second day new Module 3 work.
    • Module 4.  First day review of Module 3, second day new Module 4 work.
    • Module 5.  First day review of Module 4, second day new Module 5 work.
    • Module 6.  First day review of Module 5, second day new Module 6 work.
    • Module 6 Review / Assessment. One day.  At Module 6 Review, a written & practical assessment will be offered and a Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded when a pass is achieved.  This qualifies the participant as an EMMETT Technique Practitioner. Assessment is optional. A Certificate of Attendance is provided where the participant is not assessed.
    • Optional: Client Clinic Day.

    “I can’t wait” is the typical response from students when the instructors send out email reminders about the next module!

    The modules are generally offered in the same location 8 – 12 weeks apart to allow participants to gain real experience with the technique between workshops. Therefore it is usually possible to complete the full course within 12 months. The course can be completed sooner if the participant is willing to travel between venues.

    Want to know more? Check out the FAQsection.

    Course Syllabus

    (Approved version: 2012)

    Module 1

    • Overview and aim of workshop
    • About Ross Emmett
    • EMMETT Principles
    • The 7 As (subconscious triggers to healing)
    • QL / 12th rib (body rotation)
    • Piriformis / TFL (piriformi and glutes)
    • Iliacus / Oblique (pelvic floor and hips)
    • Psoas / 12th rib (psoas and hamstrings)
    • Psoas Knee Up (psoas and lower back)
    • Gastroc (calf issues and balance)

    Module 2

    • Review of Module 1
    • Trapezius (shoulders and neck)
    • Levator Scapulae 45 (shoulders and neck)
    • Rhomboid 45 (neck)
    • Rhomboid 90 (shoulders)
    • Rhomboid 30 (arm and fingers)
    • SCM (neck)
    • AC / Biceps (shoulders)

    Module 3

    • Review of Modules 1 & 2
    • Inguinal Psoas (psoas and lower back)
    • Teres Minor (shoulder)
    • Sacrum (sacrum)
    • Forearm  (grip, elbow and shoulder)
    • Knee
    • ITB Release (leg, hip and knee)
    • ITB / Sartorius (knee)
    • Foot Balance (balance)
    • Diaphragm
    • Rescue (whole body balance)

    Module 4

    • Review of Module 3
    • Abdominal Release
    • Pec Minor Release (shoulder)
    • Scapula (rhomboids)
    • Scapula Mid and Lower (scapulae)
    • Latisimus Dorsi (back and shoulder)
    • Biceps 2 Heads (biceps and shoulder)
    • Triceps (triceps)
    • Hamstrings (hamstrings and lower back)
    • Lower Leg Release (soles and achilles tendon)
    • Knee Pain Release (knee)

    Module 5

    • Review of Module 4
    • Jaw (jaw, eyes, ears)
    • Chest 45 (rotator cuff / shoulder)
    • Scalenus / Pec Minor (shoulder and neck)
    • Sinus / Chest Procedure  (sinus congestion)
    • Knee
    • Ankle Release (ankle and foot)
    • Quads (quads and knee)
    • Sacral / TFL (glutes)
    • Piriformis (piriformis)

    Module 6

    • Review of Module 5
    • Rhomboid 45 X Inguinal Psoas (abdominal fascia)
    • Bladder
    • Adductor (inner thigh)
    • Foot Pain (foot and ankle)
    • Neck (eyes, TMJ, neck, shoulder and arm)
    • Bicep Belly (bicep)
    • Sacral Notch (pelvis)
    • Lymphatic Drainage Procedure

    Review of Module 6 / Assessment

    Client Clinic Day (optional).
    Although not a pre-requisite, it is the perfect link between the Module course (1-6) and the advanced EP 1 course. This one day course provide a deeper understanding of Ross’s approach to structuring treatments. The feedback from students is that it’s invaluable.

    Is this the course for me?

    This course is suitable for all complementary therapists, medical professionals and sports or exercise instructors interested in expanding their therapeutic skills. These include:

    • Massage therapists
    • Chiropractors
    • Physiotherapists
    • Medical doctors
    • Nurses
    • Reflexologists
    • Osteopaths
    • Bowen therapists
    • Kinesiologists
    • Personal trainers
    • Pilates instructors
    • Yoga teachers

    But don’t let that impressive list of professionals put you off because undergraduates and non-therapists are also welcome to attend. There are no pre-requisites and the instructors approach each class as if everyone has the same very basic knowledge, so it’s easy for everyone to keep up with the learning!

    What will I learn?

    You will learn how to apply the EMMETT Technique and how it was developed. You will learn to quickly and effectively assess the areas of tension in your client’s body and how to locate the appropriate EMMETT point requiring desensitisation.  Participants typically comment on how much their anatomy knowledge and understanding deepens as they progress through the course.  The following areas of the body are focused on as these are commonly presented by clients: core muscles, lower back, thoracic back, shoulder, neck, grip, foot balance, and breathing, and less frequent symptoms such as deep seated abdominal and lower body dis-ease. You will also learn and about the “Chameleon approach” that makes EMMETT so powerful.  This includes special language skills and how to apply anchors to promote positive outcomes. Read the full Syllabus.

    How will I be assessed?

    Students are supervised during practice sessions and extra assistance will be offered where required, so all students will become competent and confident with the moves.  Each move will be revised at least once within the context of the training sessions.  A written and practical assessment is offered at the final stage of training at Module 6 Review and a Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded when a pass is achieved.  This qualifies the participant as an EMMETT Technique Practitioner. Assessment is optional. A Certificate of Attendance is provided where the student chooses not to be accessed.   Although there is no stated number of case study hours required students are encouraged to record their experiences in a reflective-learning journal and ask questions which can be shared and raised at the following module.

    Is there a requirement to attend EMMETT CPD?

    Once a student has achieved EMMETT Technique Practitioner status, their basic business contact information is listed on this website as a Practitioner so the general public can search for a local practitioner. To remain listed on the website, the Practitioner is required to attend 8 hours of EMMETT training within a 12 month period from July 1 – June 30 of the following year.  The CPD hours are optional and are only required for continued website listing.

    Will I be able to use EMMETT with my current therapy?

    Definitely, for sure, absolutely!!! Students are encouraged to incorporate the EMMETT Technique with their current skills and not “throw the baby out with the bath water”, thereby enhancing the value of their existing skills.  One of the benefits of the EMMETT Technique is that it provides therapists with complete freedom to integrate the technique with what they know or, under certain circumstances, to use it exclusively.

    How does it differ to the Bowen Technique?

    Despite the similarities between Tom Bowen and Ross Emmett, the EMMETT Technique is NOT a Bowen Therapy nor a derivation of it.  Developed long before Ross was introduced to Bowen Therapy, the EMMETT Technique is a unique form of body therapy. There is no skin slack; there are no prescribed procedures and only a few set sequences; instead therapists are encouraged to respond to the client moment by moment. The EMMETT Technique uses quick assessments, specific language and other anchors to encourage positive change. Overwhelming feedback from Bowen Therapists is that the EMMETT Technique has transformed their practice; in particular the speed with which they can effect change for their clients, dramatically improving their results and professional reputation.

    Can I use the EMMETT training days as Continued Professional Development?

    This will depend on which professional body you have membership of.  If you contact your own association and enquire whether you will be allowed to claim CPD. EMMETT Therapies UK is happy to help by providing them with information about the course for them to evaluate.

    Currently we are aware that CPD points are awarded by the following associations:

    • CThA
    • FHT (5 points per day)
    • Body Control Pilates (20)
    • The Association of Reflexologists
    • The General Chiropractic Council (8)
    • BTPA (non Bowen CPD)
    • CHP

    Course Fees

    The cost is £300/(€340) for each two day Module and £150/(€170) for Module 6 Review.  When a student chooses to repeat a Module, having already taken and reviewed it, they may repeat any individual Module for half price.

    The course fees are applicable for both the EMMETT Technique Practitioner Course and the Advanced EMMETT training.

    Full course fee payment is expected 3 weeks prior to the workshop and this secures your place.  There is no need to pay for all modules at once, simply pay for each workshop as you go.

    Course dates and venues are subject to change. Please keep this in mind when booking transport and accommodation.

    Cancellation Policy:  Full refunds will be given for cancellations up to 21 days prior to a workshop. Cancellation fees will be calculated at 50% of the course fee if cancellations occur within 20 – 2 days of a workshop. No refund will be given for cancellations within 48 hours of a workshop. For more detail.

    Advanced EMMETT Training

    Additional EMMETT Technique training is offered to those who have achieved EMMETT Practitioner status. These “advanced” workshops really take the EMMETT Technique to a whole new level.  The releases taught are the developments Ross has made since first putting together the Modular course.
    There are 6 levels of EMMETT Professional (EP) training: EP1 – EP6. Each level is taught over 2 days and cost £300 / €340 and £150 / €170 for repeaters. EP’s are generally scheduled with an interval of 2 – 4 months. At EP6 a written and practical assessment is offered and a Certificate of Proficiency awarded when a pass is achieved.  This qualifies the participant as an Advanced EMMETT Technique Practitioner. Assessment is optional. A Certificate of Attendance is provided where the participant is not assessed.  EP workshops are attended in numerical order.

    EP1 introduces (Approved version 2014):

    • The Spinal Balance – to integrate the spine for clear communication and stability. Where there is a lack of focus and clarity.
    • Oesophagus Release Sequence for abdominal pain after eating. Also assists pain under the sternum, reflux, and breathing restrictions.
    • Atlas-Axis / Third eye integration.
    • A move to release deep seated hamstring pain and sciatic pain into the leg.
    • Bowel and kidney moves to add to the Lymphatic drainage sequence.
    • A move for deep deltoid pain.
    • Further combinations and cross body moves using Command keys for unwinding and addressing pain and trauma.
    • Further jaw work.

    Here are some anonymous comments we have received via Survey Monkey:
    “Such an enjoyable 2 days. The course content was a complete game changer for me as a therapist looking for a strategic approach to applying the emmett moves. The principles learned on this course are amazing. Thank you both and of course Ross!!”

    “Brilliant day. Loved the sequences Ross has put together for treaments. Loved being back immersed in Emmett.”

    “Throughout the two days the information given was extremely clear, there was plenty of time for discussion/ practice, and there was total focus on the work (nothing irrelevant or off subject). I felt at ease with the instructors and fellow class mates. The room and facilities were of very good standard. And more importantly, the training manual is fantastic. Very Very Pleased! Money and time well spent. Delighted with everything. Thank you.”

    EP2 introduces (Approved version 2014):

    • Piriformis / QL combination for lower back cramp and deep seated hip joint pain.
    • Neck / vertebra release for deep neck pain which has not responded to other releases.
    • Back cross over sequence for uneven shoulder height and twisted hips. Very helpful with scoliosis.
    • Further use of the chest – jaw points to improve hearing loss.
    • Gracilis move for deep inner thigh pain.
    • Achilles – heel pain sequences.
    • Further use of the popliteal and knee reflex points with ankle points to free up ankle joint restrictions.
    • Crossovers for acute and unresponsive knee pain.
    • Hearing – for improvement.

    Here are some anonymous comments received via Survey Monkey:
    “The pace was just right not hurried and not too slow to loose concentration or focus. The order information became clear at the end, with the concept of emmett and how to put it all together, which was explained in ep1 but the penny dropped in ep2. I always enjoy the emmett courses as everyone is equal regardless of your background and there are no favourites. Well done to the trainers for an excellent course.”

    “Love, love! Loved it. It’s always a jaw dropping experience. How these small but powerful moves make so much difference. The workshop is taught at just the right pace. Enough time to watch and take on board the new work, then plenty of time to practice. The sequences are invaluable. Something to take right into Clinic, but with the knowledge that you can tweak to suit each client’s needs. It is so good to meet other therapists, learn of their experiences and how they use the Emmett Technique in their work. It’s a fun, practical and a highly informative couple of days. Just wish EP3 was next month! Can’t wait.”

    “Could not fault anything – was the best yet – and I have thoroughly enjoyed all previous Emmett courses. The trainers must be congratulated on such a fantastic job – the dissemination of sometimes much complicated information in such concise, easy to understand way, with demonstrations too was just great – and has allowed me the confidence to come away keen and eager to use all of these wonderful new moves. It’s almost tempting enough to wish clients present with these problems?!? Thank you both so much.

    “Thank you for an awesome EP2 you two trainers are amazing to be able to consolidate, condense & distill all you have learnt into a form that us mere mortals can understand.  This course has again taken our abilities in sharing the possibilities of Emmett Technique to yet another level, which is humbling.  Thank you.”

    EP3 introduces (Approved version 2014):

    • PSIS Pain – for deep seated pain in the sacral joint.
    • Omohyoid / 45 – for deep pain in the lower neck and upper shoulder that other moves are not releasing.
    • Levator Scap X Piriformis – for tightness and cramp and twist in hips.  Very helpful with scoliosis.
    • Sight – Chest / Neck – to improve vision loss and blurry vision.
    • Adductor Magnus / Upper Sacral Notch – move for dragging / dropping inner pelvic and lower abdominal pain.
    • Sternum / Thoracic – for discomfort deep in the chest and feelings of emptiness.
    • Spinal Tap with Conception Balance – to create whole body relaxation.
    • Lats / Traps – for mid-back restriction and cramp.
    • Wrist Pain – for pain on flexion and extension of the wrist, restriction extending the fingers.
    • Ankle Pain – for deep pain in the ankle joint, for sharp pain in the lower leg on walking.
    • Combination Suggestions – suggested useful possible sequences.

    EP4 introduces (Approved version 2014):

    • Lower Back Compression – for pain in the lower back on the action of rising or sitting.
    • Oblique Attachment & 12th Rib – for side cramping, assists pelvic floor weakness.
    • SCM Crossover – for neck restriction with pain at the upper attachment of the SCM.
    • Frontal Headache – for headaches at the base of the occiput radiating to above the eye.
    • Jaw Release Combinations – for jaw restriction, jaw tension, facial tension, temporal headaches, head congestion.
    • Elbow Pain – pain in the elbow when extending and flexing the arm and when reaching out to pick something up.
    • Arm Pain – for isolated pain in the biceps, forearm or wrist, or pain radiating all the way down the arm from shoulder to wrist.
    • Toe Flexibilty – for lack of flexibility and agility in toe movement, inability to grip with the toes.
    • Ankle Flexibilty – for lack of mobility and flexiblity around the ankle joint.
    • Shin Pain – for shin pain, extreme sensitivity at the Sartorius Point.

    EP5 introduces (Approved version 2016):

    • SI Joint Releases – for deep pain radiating from the SI joint into the hip or upper thigh.
    • Upper Thigh Release – for deep pain the thigh.
    • Gracilis – for ridigity in the gracilis and restriction behind the knee.
    • Patella Crossover – to clear restrictions from around the patella.
    • Upper Soleus Release – for deep cramp in the soleus and upper calf tension.
    • Foot Instep Pain – pain in the instep which orginiates from the lower back.
    • Broad Back Release – to release the upper back and shoulders, including latissimus dorsi and trapezius.
    • Teres Minor Overstrain – for pain in both the pecs and teres minor when moving the shoulder forward.
    • Upper Scapula Pain – for persistent deep pain above the spine of the scapula.
    • Subscapularis Release – for pain deep underneath the armpit.

    EP6 introduces (Approved version 2016):

    • Bent Arm Raise – for difficulty raising a bent arm for eating, etc.
    • Additional Omohyoid Release – for pain / tension deep to upper traps along superior border of scapula.
    • Deep Pain around the ASIS – for deep pain around ASIS and difficulty lifting knee when standing.
    • Anterior Tibialis Pain
    • Instep Pain Combinations – for pain in the instep orginating from the lower back.
    • Abdominal Cramp – for cramping in abdominal area, and below the rib cage and into the ribs.
    • The Handshake – for additional information of problematic areas.
    • Summaries of Omohyoid, Jaw, ASIS, Gracilis, Pec Minor and Back Crossover moves.

    We are very proud of the instructing team. They do an outstanding job in creating an enjoyable learning environment that has students hungering for the next module!  They are passionate about sharing EMMETT, have a very welcoming and friendly approach, explain and demonstrate clearly, and all have prior experience in teaching & instructing. They have all been students of Ross Emmett.

    Sue Gassick

    Senior Instructor and Director of EMMETT Therapies UK & Ireland.  Tutor of EMMETT instructors and tutors.

    Sue has been a Complementary Therapist since 2000. Her background includes massage, kinesiology and Bowen therapy as an instructor and therapist. Australian born, she has been teaching EMMETT since 2008. Based in Berkshire, she conducts classes all over the UK and Ireland.

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    Tel: +44(0) 7834 979 544

    Lesley Salt

    Senior Instructor and Director of EMMETT Therapies UK & Ireland.

    Senior Instructor and ETUK Director.  Tutor of EMMETT instructors and tutors.

    Her background includes Bowen therapy and Pilates instructing. She has been teaching EMMETT since 2010.  Based in Surrey, she conducts classes all over the UK and Ireland.

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    Tel: +44(0) 7908 117 955

    Penny Gibbings

    Instructor and EMM-Tech Tutor.

    Her background includes Bowen therapy and Reflexology. Penny joined the EMMETT team in 2011. She is based in the Midlands and mainly teaches classes in that area.

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    Tel: +44(0) 7957 324 360

    Judith Johnson

    Instructor within the UK and Spain, and EMM-Tech Tutor.

    Judith has been a Complementary Therapist since 2004. Her previous background includes Occupational Therapy as both therapist and lecturer. She has obtained her Masters in Higher and Professional Education. She now exclusively practises Complementary therapies – EMMETT Technique, Bowen therapy and Sharon Wheeler’s Scarwork . She has been teaching EMMETT since 2010.

    She has trained in EMMETT4Horses and EMMETT4Dogs.

    Judith is based in Wales and teaches there and also in the southwest of the UK.

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    Tel: +44(0) 7932 347 983

    Claire Stone

    Instructor and EMM-Tech Tutor.

    Her background includes Swedish, No Hands Massage and Tsuboki, Holistic facials and ScarWork. She has been teaching EMMETT since 2012.  Claire is based in Derbyshire and mainly conducts workshops around that region.

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    Tel: +44(0) 7908 254 175

    Wendy Hamilton

    Instructor and EMM-Tech Tutor.

    Her background includes qualified Pilates Instructor and Tai Chi Fit Instructor. She has been teaching EMMETT since 2017.  She is based in Berkshire and offers workshops locally and in Devon.

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    Tel: +44 (0)7951 922 750

    Triona Stafford

    Instructor and EMM-Tech Tutor.

    Her background includes nursing and lecturing in mental health. She is Scenar Therapy trained also. Triona has been teaching EMMETT since 2018.  She is based in Ireland and offers workshops in both Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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    Tel: + (353) 83 302 4254

    Rob Holcroft

    Trainee Instructor and EMM-Tech Tutor.

    Rob is a qualified teacher and worked in Further and Higher Education for 12 years before starting his own coaching and body therapy business. He specialises in mentoring and coaching and is a Pilates Instructor and NLP Practitioner. He is currently undertaking instructor training and will begin teaching workshops in 2019. He is based in Worcestershire.

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    Tel: +44(0) 7976 422 427

    I came to know the Emmett Technique almost by accident as an EMM-Tech day had been organised by my Body Control Pilates teacher. I had not researched it (unlike me) and on the day was ‘blown away’. When I looked up about the courses I found that Ross was still in the UK, I immediately signed up for Modules 1&2. I was not disappointed is an understatement! As a Chronic Pain Management Specialist Doctor I perform many, many injections, including acupuncture. Since learning Emmett I am using it with as many patients as I can, some with some acupuncture as well but several, at the moment with only Emmett, particularly with shoulder problems. The increased range of movement and the pain relief they achieve is amazing. I am so looking forward to the other modules.

    Dr. Liz Garthwaite, Specialist in Chronic Pain Management and EMMETT Technique Practitioner.

    I am a deep tissue massage therapist and am also qualified in other forms of massage, Reflexology, and Reiki. I came across the EMMETT Technique quite by accident. I was looking for an alternative treatment for my prolonged neck problem, as the usual treatments (various forms of massages, chiropractic, acupuncture) had no effect. It was while I was at one of these alternative appointments, the therapist used an EMMETT move that had an immediate effect and had worked where all else had failed. I was so impressed, I signed up for the start of the next course.

    Lesley Wootten, Deep Tissue Massage Therapist and EMMETT Technique Practitioner.

    The Emmett Technique is the most valuable ‘tool’ in my ‘tool box’! It works perfectly with my Pilates practice and I have been able to treat many of my clients with outstanding success. From stiff necks, painful shoulders, tight hamstrings, and poor balance – the list is endless, the treatment quick and painless and the results amazing. It is very rewarding to be able to offer such a service ‘on the spot’ and demonstrate how one can use the ‘moves on oneself’ as I do frequently! I am very much looking forward to completing my training.

    Brigitte Tetlow, Body Control Pilates Instructor and EMMETT Technique student.

    I’m still blown away with what I learned at the EMM-Tech course. (July 2012). This stuff is incredible. I’m implementing it into my own movement and correction assessment with mind-boggling results. I am finding that I am replacing my normal practice of foam rolling and PNF stretches with Emmett moves. It’s because I’m getting lightning results which enables me to progress quickly with positive body movement exercise. I am getting a lot of hands-on practice with my personal training clients and leaving them happy but confused. Comments like “that’s not supposed to happen so easily” or” it’s a mind trick” and “how the hell do you explain that” are comments received. I have tried the calf release and the foot balance technique with amazing feedback. And results. My clients are going crazy about it. This simple but effective system will be a fantastic tool for my training and business. I want to learn more. I can’t wait.

    Chris Burford. Personal Trainer and EMMETT Technique Practitioner.

    I have been using the Emmett Technique for 2 years now in my practice as a body therapist. I love the simplicity and practicality of it. It is so accessible and can be used to help people with many different issues. There is so much we can do quickly and effectively to help ease pain and ill health, and the Emmett Technique has become a key skill which I use every day. My clients now come requesting Emmett specifically as the message is spreading fast at how effective it is.

    Cathy Vivian, Bowen Therapist, and EMMETT Technique Practitioner. 

    I see a lady for Personal training who has fibromyalgia and is in pain most of the time. Since I have introduced Emmett to her she can now have a pain free afternoon and evening. Most of her issues are in the upper body and so we have concentrated on the shoulder, neck and arms move with psoas to balance. The pain relief can often be instant, in some cases, the discomfort is radically reduced. It introduces a better quality of life and enables her to enjoy her activities more. As we work more the moves have more effect and her confidence (and smile) grows.

    I also work with an elderly gentleman who has ataxia which affects his gait and balance. This greatly impacts his day to day activity and reduces his confidence to get around primarily for fear of falling. I have introduced Emmett foot balance, calf release and psoas to him. The results regarding balance have been amazing. He has gone from a wobble to standing on one leg! Imagine what that has done to his confidence. Admittedly he needs regular work and we do personal training together but we are both impressed with the results. He calls me his “witch” and in this context, I really don’t mind.

    Wendy Hamilton, Body Control Pilates Instructor, Personal Trainer and EMMETT Technique Practitioner & Instructor.

    One of my patients had a persistent pain in the side of his leg that had resisted several attempts at treatment over a number of months – including painful deep tissue work along the iliotibial band. I tried the Emmett ITB move on him once and he reported an immediate change. The pain went away and has not returned.

    David Hallam, McTimoney Chiropractor, and EMMETT Technique Practitioner.

    The use of Emmett Therapy has hugely enhanced the outcome of my treatments of clients with MS, stroke and Parkinsons disease – particularly in the area of balance and core stability. I have recently been invited to be the physiotherapist for Tenbury Wells Amateur boxing club; Emmett Therapy allows me to treat the boxers in a gym environment without special equipment, plinths etc. Minor injuries can be resolved straight away without a need for a break in training. I have also treated my son who has experienced painful leg muscles for years as a result of toe walking. He no longer has pain and is able to play rugby and football with less risk of injury.

     Liz Boland, Physiotherapist and EMMETT Technique Practitioner.

    Ross Emmett’s Technique is the quickest most effective treatment out there. By incorporating it into my existing disciplines clients invariably have a positive change to their pain or discomfort within the first session, which quite often is all that is needed. Learning with Ross and his team has improved my assessment skills, shown the great importance of words in treatments and provided me with a system of working using precision, purpose, and meaning to bring about the fastest outcome for my clients. The Emmett Technique is also a fabulous stand-alone quick fix treatment that I use regularly in gyms to increase peoples range of movement or rid them of that training niggle.

    Darren Woodall, Massage and Bowen Therapist and EMMETT Technique Practitioner.

    The Emmett Technique is a valuable part of my everyday practice in treating patients.  The general feedback I get from those who have experienced the technique is they feel they maintain a sense of well being for a longer period of time and some folks have been amazed by the deep effective changes that can be achieved from a relatively subtle application.  In essence, they don’t require so many treatments and contrary to some beliefs, this is ‘good for business’.  Thank you, Ross, for sharing your skills!!

    Heather Lamacraft, McTimoney Chiropractor, Homeopath, NST Bowen therapist and EMMETT Technique Practitioner.

    I have been a massage therapist for 12 years. Integrating the Emmett Technique using Ross’ theory, application methods with massage has created for me a treatment that transcends anything else I have ever done.  What amazing results!  Both fit each other like a hand to a glove feeling completely natural and effortless.  Muscles at full length and fully relaxed using massage can now be recharged by using the most gentle of pressure. The Emmett Technique has changed the way I think, feel and touch.  The response and results from my clients are truly amazing and of all the treatments I use, the Emmett Technique excites me the most.

    Ben Pianese Sports Massage Therapist and EMMETT Technique Practitioner .
  • Introductory EMM-Tech Short Course

    Introductory EMM-Tech Short Course

    Fancy learning a simple method to help keep you feeling comfortable and at ease? This course is for you!  The introductory EMM-Tech Short Course was created by Ross Emmett so that everyone would have the opportunity to use some of his work to help themselves, friends and family.  The  course contains 11 moves which have been specially selected from the EMMETT Technique Practitioner Course.

    The course is conducted over 8 hours and may be offered as a one 8-hour day or two 4-hour sessions which are usually from one day to two weeks apart. No prior experience is necessary to attend a course. It can be attended by anyone over 16 years old.

    What you will learn

    (Approved syllabus version: 2011)

    • Foot Balance – 2 ways to relax the feet
    • Gastroc Calf Release – relax the calf
    • ITB – relax the thigh
    • ITB / Sartorius – relax the knees
    • Lat Dorsi – relax the back and shoulders
    • Diaphragm – relax the abdomen and chest
    • Pec Minor – release the front shoulder area
    • Forearm – relax the arm and hands
    • AC & Biceps – relax the shoulder
    • SCM Neck Release – relax the neck

    Is this the course for me?

    This introductory course is designed for the general public who are interested in learning some easy self-help relaxation techniques that can also be applied to family and friends. Everyone over 16 is welcome. No prior knowledge is expected. Curious therapists and exercise specialists are also joining this course to experience EMMETT before enrolling on the Practitioner Course.  Classes are limited to 10 people maximum so you benefit from individual support and supervision.

    Is there an assessment?

    No! Just relax and have fun! This is not a professional qualification.

    Will this course contribute to my CPD?

    Well that depends. If you are a practising therapist in another discipline, it is unlikely this Short Course will count towards your CPD – check with your association.

    If you are an EMMETT Practitioner, then attending this Short Course does qualify for CPD.

    I am already a practicing therapist, can I use what I learn with my clients?

    You are welcome to use what you learn at the EMM-Tech Short Course with your clients as a complement to your usual therapies and techniques. However as you are not qualified as an EMMETT Practitioner, it is against ASA guidelines to promote and market yourself as an EMMETT Practitioner.

    Quick naps not only improve your alertness, but they also help in decision making, creativity and sensory perception.

    The course fee is £100 with a full colour training guide included.

    “I still can’t believe how well this has worked! I almost text you on my way home. I am sitting upright and can feel the seat in my back for the 1st time. I can look over my shoulder again and I’m sure I feel taller. Thanks a million, my mind is truly blown.” Gary, Halifax

    “Thank you so much for a great course on Sunday. It was very informative and you made it easy to understand and really enjoyable. I can see my ankles for the first time in ages, thanks. I’ll be spreading the word about this amazing technique and your wonderful training.”  Jackie, Leeds

    “I really enjoyed the fact we were able to practise on each other and see how effective each move is.  It was noticeable how effective they were in alleviating the pain and aiding movement. The class was fun and very enjoyable.”  Angela, Leeds

    “The bit I enjoyed the most was feeling my body release – it’s magic!  Relaxed and most enjoyable day! Action packed.”  Sarah, Leeds

    “Jaw-dropping!  Hands -on, made it great fun to learn.”  Debra, Norfolk

    “Thanks for a great day. It was very informative and you made sure we all understood each point before you moved on to the next one. I know I speak for the whole class when I say a big thank you and well done! We saw the benefit of each of the moves on at least one person. I was really pleased that there are a couple of moves for arm lift. At long last I can finally exercise properly and not feel like the odd one out!” Sandra, Tingley

    “After watching my son become pain free after an EMMETT treatment I was fascinated and had to find out more. I have never practised any kind of therapy and was a bit nervous, but the tutor was so enthusiastic I needn’t have worried. There was a mix of therapists and non-therapists and it was a really enjoyable day. The demonstrations and then hands-on practice really helped cement the learning. In fact many of us saw amazing results on our own aches, pains ands stiffness.  I have already recommended EMMETT to a few of my friends.” Karen, Mirfield

    “I’ve sat through far too many courses where I learn a bit to do with dentistry but this is a massive course on self-help and it works!” Sue, Dental Hygienist

    “This course is one that has changed my life and enhanced my practice as a midwife.
    I can honestly say that even I am still amazed when I witness people’s faces as I release the tensions in their neck, backs and hips. I used the ITB points for a lady in labour who couldn’t squat due to severe hip pain and wow, what squats she was able to do afterwards, which helped her labour.” Denise, Midwife Hygienist

    “The course is delivered in short stops. You are shown one move three times, then you go and practice with someone. When everyone has grasped the move, you move onto the next. EMMETT is a simple technique with amazing results as we witnessed for ourselves. It was very moving and quite emotional, watching people, clearly in discomfort experiencing relief from pain and seeing for themselves the changes in their bodies. I am not a therapist and even I can use these simple, easy to remember techniques on myself and family members with amazing results. I would thoroughly recommend anyone who is curious to go and experience this, see the magic for yourselves as it is really an eye opener. ” Mon

    “ The size of the group was perfect. There was plenty of time for both tutors to assist each of us as we were learning to apply the techniques. Amazing course. Presenters – flawless.” Eithne, Pilates Instructor

    “It is simply incredible that such simple movements with little effort can make a massive improvement !!! Very professional and knowledgeable instructors who taught all techniques clearly and precisely. Emmett Technique is a great relaxation technique, effective muscle tension release which helped my family members. I thoroughly enjoyed the course, THANK YOU !!!”  Monika, Physio Technical Instructor

    “I have just had a fabulous weekend attending the short Emmett Technique course. The tutor is a great teacher, making us feel very welcome, answering our questions fully and explain this amazing therapy in detail. Well worth the time and effort. I’m really looking forward to using what I learnt. Thank you.”  Jean

    “I found this training so helpful for my own health and it has given me the knowledge to continue my own healing and to help others.  I would highly recommend this course.”  Anonymous.

    “Excellent teaching of an amazing technique.  Everyone can benefit from the Emmett Technique and it’s so simple.”  Anonymous.

    “Instructions were clear and concise. The course was easy to understand and the results were immediately obvious.  An enjoyable day.”  Anonymous.

Contact ETUK & Ireland

Email contact (below) is the preferred method as training and travel can make it difficult to answer the phone.

Anything is possible. Keep an open mind when working with clients and encourage them that anything may be possible.

— Ross Emmett, Townsville, Australia - Founder and developer of the EMMETT Technique
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