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This technique is so subtle, it's easy to think that it can't be doing anything, but then you start to feel things change inside you.
The Emmett Technique is a unique form of body therapy, using light finger pressure at specific points, to cause a relaxation in muscles or muscle groups. It uses different points than trigger point therapy and many that are unique.
On application of the light pressure, the effect can be almost instantaneous with the client feeling “something happening” under the points being touched and then often elsewhere in the body as well.
The treatment has the advantage that it can be applied fully clothed, standing up, sitting down, or laying on a massage table. This can often lead to unusual treatment locations, for instance in a dinner queue, out on a walk, or by the office desk, anywhere there is somebody in need of help.
It is thought that many of the points are over tension sensors located on the muscle-tendon junctions and some points operate along the length of individual nerves. However, the detail of the technique still requires much more research to work out all the mechanisms that are used.
The technique can be used standalone or combined with other techniques. It can often deliver results much more quickly and with less effort than other approaches and a session using pure Emmett may last 10 to 30 minutes although longer when combined with a relaxing massage.
“I had a terrible back pain from 2011. I thought it was pain that I had to live with for life. But thanks to Neil as I have nothing but full of praises. The treatment has been really effective and my back has improved greatly. ”Loveness Hook
“I am very grateful to Neil for the surprising amount of relief he brought after our first session - I have regained ease of movement in several of my tightest joints, and am still happily free of pain. Very much looking forward to the progress we will make in the future! ”N M Boitos Hayworth
“I am a regular cyclist and also spend far too long hunched over a computer, so my neck and shoulders generally ache, and my lower back is not flexible. I visited Neil not sure what to expect, and he worked mainly with the Emmett Technique to release my muscle tensions in a gentle and effective way. My shoulders were more balanced and I could almost touch my toes, which I generally can't. I found it extremely helpful, and would definitely recommend. ”Susheel Rao
“Neil is an excellent practitioner and has helped me tremendously. I cannot recommend him enough. Thank you Neil for your amazing treatments. ”Tacye Lynette
The Emmett Technique, although extremely simple and easy to deliver, can be quite profound in what it can achieve. In fact, the possibilities are still being explored as to what it can be used for, just by the use of touch on the appropriate, specific points.
Here are a list of symptoms that may be helped by the application of the Emmett Technique.
Foot / Ankle
Leg / Knee / Thigh
Pelvic Area / Bladder/ Bowel
Abdomen / Chest
Back / Shoulders
Arms / Hands
Head / Neck
The phrase "may be helped" in no way implies that this is an alternative treatment for any medical condition. If you are receiving treatment prescribed by a doctor this should be continued until completion.
With the unique ability of this technique to be used out in the open, it is ideal to be used at sporting events.
I've used the Emmett Technique on competing athletes during multi-day events, enabling them to continue minutes later despite finishing the previous stage exhausted and with muscles screaming.
Note: The following reviews were written by non medical people during the post event celebration, I do not have full contact details for these reviews, so they should be viewed as unverifiable.
“My legs were destroyed and after 10 minutes with Neil, my legs felt light, loose and ready for the next challenge.”Jake W
“After two days of tough running and cycling the muscles were tight. A few minutes of treatment and they felt significantly better.”Martin S
“After slogging up Ben Lomond my hamstrings were very sore, within two minutes, after treatment the difference was amazing.”Ros D
“I enjoyed the session with the Emmett team. Neil helped me loosen up my hips and calves, definitely eased my pain. Thanks”Ryan
“I had a short session before the Challenge started to help stabilise my knee and core. It was non-invasive and really help with both – very impressed.”Francesca
“Neil showed me the Emmett treatment. At first, I was very sceptical, however, after performing the technique on me, my injury, tight IT Band, completely disappeared and hasn't come back since.”