I am also a full practitioner in EMMETT Technique for both people and horses.
It is a unique body therapy created by Ross Emmett for people and animals. EMMETT Technique is based on the belief that light touch can trigger a relaxation response in the soft tissue of the body, and the therapist may help relieve tensions 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:
Benefits for Animals
The focus is essentially the same. Typical symptoms that may be assisted include:
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 a relaxing massage or other modality. Emmett Technique is a complete therapy on its own but works extremely well in combination with other skills a practitioner has, in my case Reflexology.
Animals can be treated wherever they are comfortable eg: in a field or in the home.
I am currently learning EMMETT for dogs and hope to qualify by the end of 2019
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.