EMMETT Practitioner for People, Horses and Dogs

EMMETT Technique is a unique body therapy created by Ross Emmett for people and animals.  It is based on the belief that light touch can trigger a relaxation response in the soft tissue of the body, and that the therapist may help relieve muscle tension resulting in feelings of improved comfort within the body. It can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from babies to the elderly. Many people find they feel more at ease within their body and that emotional well-being is enhanced.

How does it work?

There is no current scientific explanation for the mechanism by which it achieves the relaxation response. However, we believe a good analogy is that of a digital touch-screen. We believe the EMMETT points are small sensory receptors that allow access to the brain via the therapists’ touch. The brain then evaluates this stimulus and initiates the relaxation response of the soft tissue.

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

Benefits for People

The relaxing nature of the technique results in people reporting typical responses such as:

Improved comfort & ease within the area treated such as back, abdomen, hips, legs, knees, ankles, feet, shoulders, arm, hand and neck

A sense of lightness within their body

More restful sleep

Enhanced mood

Emmett 4 Horses Treatment
Annie treating Chica

Benefits for Animals

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

Various injuries and lameness

Emotional problems


Decreased suppleness

Change in performance

What to expect in a treatment

You will be asked some questions about your general health and the reason for your visit. People can be treated seated, standing or lying down. The treatment can be applied directly to the skin or through light clothing. Sessions can last anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes if the EMMETT Technique is used alone – longer if combined with another modality. Emmett Technique is a complete therapy on its own but works extremely well in combination with Reflexology.

Animals can be treated wherever they are comfortable eg: in a field or in the home.

The EMMETT Technique is not intended to replace or substitute any medical advice or treatment.

It is recommended that you consult your General Practitioner or Vet about any health concerns or undiagnosed pain or discomfort.

Further information can be found on the  Emmett UK website

Snoopy & Annie