We are delighted to have added the full Emmett Technique Practitioners course to the 2022 calendar. The EMMETT Technique uses light touch to trigger a relaxation response in the soft tissue of the body, and the therapist may help relieve tension and pain resulting in feelings of improved comfort within the body. It may be enjoyed by people of all ages, from the very young to the elderly and many people find they feel more at ease within their body, and emotional well- being is enhanced. This internationally recognised technique developed by Ross works well as a standalone approach but can easily be combined with other complementary therapies such as massage and chiropractic as examples. The full EMMETT Technique Practitioners course involves attendance at 6 modules (you must attend in order, however there is no commitment to attend all courses within a set time period or location) with theory and practical assessments. Again, no previous experience is required and successful completion of the course and assessments allows the graduate to insure and practice as an EMMETT Technique practitioner. EMMETT Technique Practitioners course dates and costs 2022
EMMETT is a gentle soft tissue release technique developed by Australian remedial therapist Ross Emmett. It involves the therapist using light finger pressure at specific locations on the body to elicit a relaxation response within the area of concern.
Cancer impacts people in different ways throughout the journey of diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Many have found the EMMETT Technique to be very beneficial in a number of ways. Although pressure therapy isn’t new (e.g. acupressure and trigger point therapy are already well known), the amount of pressure required with EMMETT is much lighter and the placement of the pressure is unique to EMMETT Therapy.
Many cancer patients undergo surgery and experience post-surgery tightness and tension around the surgery site in the scar tissue and further afield through the connective tissue or fascia as the body heals. They experience restricted range of movement that may be painful too. Mastectomy patients as an example will usually experience pain or tenderness, swelling around the surgery site, limited arm or shoulder movement, and even numbness in the chest or upper arm. Here’s where EMMETT can assist. With gentle pressure to specific points, many women have received relief from the pain, reduced swelling and much improved range of movement. There are multiple EMMETT points that are used to help these women and that give the therapist a range of options depending on the patient’s specific concern.
Many cancer patients also experience fatigue, increased risk of infection, nausea, appetite changes and constipation as common side effects of chemotherapy. These symptoms can also be greatly supported with a designated sequence where the EMMETT Therapist gently stimulates areas all around the body for an overall effect. Patients report reduction in swelling, feelings of lightness, increased energy, more robust emotional well-being, less pain and feeling better generally within themselves.
Patients are treated in a private treatment room in the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre. Patients will have a one to one consultation with the complementary Therapist and give informed consent before receiving treatment.