What is the Emmet Technique?
The EMMETT Technique is a unique form of body therapy for both people and animals, involving the application of light finger pressure at specific points. It is based on the belief that light touch can trigger a relaxation response in the soft tissue. and the therapist may help relieve tensions resulting in feelings of improved comfort within the body.
What are the Benefits of the Emmet Technique?
The relaxing nature of the technique results in people reporting typical responses such as:
- improved comfort 8 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
What can I expect during an Emmet Technique Treatment?
Treatments can be conducted seated, standing or lying down. The treatment can be applied directly to the skin or through 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.
How does the Emmet Technique 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.
For more information – Please read the following published Emmett technique articles: