Emmett Therapy – What is it?
Emmett therapy, developed by therapist Ross Emmett, is a non-invasive and gentle form of bodywork therapy used to get rid of muscle pain and tension, is associated with re-adjusting muscle memory, and has an overall positive impact on a person's quality of life. The EMMETT Technique helps release muscle tension with the help of light pressure and gentle switches resulting in a balanced and stress-free body. This technique is known to be safe, gentle, very effective, and show immediate results. You can get this therapy as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with other therapies like physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, occupational therapy, etc.
The Concept Behind the EMMETT Technique
The concept behind this therapy can be compared with that of a touch screen. Just like a touch screen is sensitive to light finger pressure, our body has tiny sensory receptors called Emmett points. These sensors respond to gentle touch and send signals to the brain, releasing tension and traumatic responses stored in muscle memory. The whole process results in re-adjusting the muscle tension and making them stress-free. This type of therapy is not just a symptomatic treatment. It addresses the root cause of the muscle pain and tension and provides a permanent solution.
What are the Benefits of Emmett Therapy?
Emmett Therapy is commonly known for its pain-relieving quality. By restoring normal muscle memory and releasing tension and trauma accumulated over the years, the EMMETT Technique can also have other health benefits, including emotional well-being.
Here is what the Emmett Therapy can help you with:
Knee Pain and Range of Motion Limitations
Ankle Pain and Range of Motion Limitations
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Headaches and Migraines
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Anxiety and Stress
Emmett Therapy can make your quality of life better, shows quick results, and boost your stamina without using excessive force.
What Should I expect From an Emmett Therapy Session?
The session is carried out by highly qualified professionals who are skilled and trained in making a thorough assessment and provide individualized treatment sessions according to each person’s needs. You will be advised to come wearing light and comfortable clothes. Depending upon the area of treatment, the session can be carried out while you are in a lying, sitting, or standing position. A single session can last 30 to 50 minutes, sometimes even an hour.
Your practitioner will start the session by observing your posture and moments. He or she will take your complete medical history to understand your condition better and identify the areas of treatment. The practitioner will then proceed to identify the Emmett Points. After identifying the Emmett points, the therapist will provide a gentle touch to send sensory signals to the brain. The brain recognizes these signals and responds by releasing muscle soreness and tension.
You’ll instantly feel the benefits of the session in terms of less pain, relaxed muscles, easier breathing, and improved ranges and flexibility, among other possible changes. The therapist will teach you some simple exercises and provide you with a home plan. Keep in mind that the number of sessions needed for the complete recovery depends upon the severity of your condition. Some people start feeling better only after one session, while for others, it might take more sessions.
Emmett Therapy or the EMMETT Technique is a holistic, gentle, and non-invasive approach to improving your quality of life. This approach can be used as a sole treatment or in conjunction with other therapies.
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