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The Emmett Technique is a highly effective, unique body therapy devised by Australian Ross Emmett which gently releases groups of muscles. If a muscle has gone into trauma through shock or an accident, the surrounding muscles often tighten up to protect the area. This can cause muscular aches and pains and a reduced range of movement. The Emmett Technique activates muscle memory allowing the muscle to release from this state. When the muscle is released, it allows the surrounding muscles to 'let go' of protecting the area which initiates pain relief and an increased range of movement.

The Emmett technique is very subtle and gentle and it consists of a sequence of small moves or activation points. The therapy incorporates direct pressure moves, 'switch' type moves and sliding type moves. An Emmett therapist can use assessments tests (ie range of movement) to specific areas of the body to enable them to establish if Emmett moves are needed. The Emmett Technique gives immediate release to muscle groups and re-assessment enables the therapist to repeat the moves if necessary and 'locks in' the work so the body remembers its new range of movement and understands that the pain level has reduced or disappeared.

What can the Emmett Technique treat?

Conditions which have responded well to the Emmett Technique are:

  • Back and neck problems
  • Shoulder problems
  • Arm restrictions
  • Pelvis and hip problems
  • Leg / knee / foot pain
  • Respiratory problems
  • Jaw problems
  • Lymphatic congestion / fluid retention
  • Sinus congestion
  • Anxiety
  • Postural problems
  • Digestive problems / abdominal pain
  • Sciatica

The Emmett technique complements Bowen therapy extremely well so it can be offered as an individual treatment or incorporated into a Bowen Therapy treatment.