The Emmett technique was developed by Russ Emmett and introduced to the UK in 2007. It involves the application of light finger pressure at specific points, referred to as "Emmett points". These points are not the same as traditional trigger points or acupressure points or any other points described in any other therapy.
The pressure required to stimulate the EMMETT points does not need to be firm or painful. “No pain no gain” has no place in EMMETT Technique philosophy. The EMMETT Technique Therapist can be compared to a body electrician who has the knowledge to locate these critical points and re-set them with the correct stimulation. It is suggested that the EMMETT Technique may interact with the body as described in the science of Critical Point Analysis which identifies that...
"In any highly complex system there is a specific, critical point at which the smallest input will result in the greatest change"
For example a light touch on a small cog can halt the largest engine.
This stimulation is registered by the receiver’s nervous system and the brain responds by sending new instructions back to affect the physical state of the localized area. This may result in instantaneous physical change.
Special language skills are incorporated to reinforce and anchor the positive physical changes greatly enhancing the outcome.
The EMMETT Therapist is skilled in the art of applying the right amount of pressure in the right direction for the right amount of time. It is this combination of elements, unique to each individual, which creates the desired physical change.
Although often combined with other modalities, the EMMETT Technique is an efficient and effective therapy on its own. Personally, I have used it within massage, reiki, kinesiology and reflexology treatments to enhance the emotional and physical release and rebalancing required for the individual client. Treatment can be standing, seated or lying down and pressure applied directly to the skin or through clothing.