I am an Advanced Practitioner of the EMMETT Technique and I tutor the EMMETT Technique Workshops for self-help.

The EMMETT Technique is a unique body therapy created by Ross Emmett, in Australia, that uses light finger pressure at specific points on the body. It may be enjoyed by people of all ages, from babies to the elderly.

How does it work?

It is based on the belief that light touch can trigger a relaxation response in the soft tissue of the body, and that the therapy may help relieve tensions resulting in feeling of improved comfort.

Symptoms that may be assisted:

The relaxing nature of the technique results in people reporting typical responses such as:

  • Improved comfort and ease within the area treated such as back, abdomen, hips, legs, knees, ankles feet, shoulders, arms, hands and neck

  • More restful sleep

  • Enhanced mood

  • A sense of lightness within the body

What should you expect?

You may be asked some questions about your general heath and the reason for your visit. Treatments may be done while you are fully clothed although some garments may need to be removed or loosened. While individual experiences may vary, relief is often instantaneous.

The EMMETT Technique is a complete therapy on its own but it has the ability to work in combination with other techniques.

I offer it as a standalone 30 minute appointment, or it can be booked as part of a longer Massage or Reflexology session. Please book the total time you require under Massage or Reflexology etc.

My clients feedback:  pain has eased, that knees are less stiff, that they can stride longer during a run, or that they have improved range of neck movement

I have been so blown away with EMMETT Technique that I now also run 1 day introductory workshops so that individuals may use EMMETT Technique moves at home on their friends and family (see below).

Ross Emmett originally used his technique on animals such as horses and dogs, and you can still attend course on EMMETT 4 Horse or EMMETT 4 Dogs in the UK. See the UK website for more details.

EMMETT Technique One-day Workshop

The course will provide you with tools to simply and effectively trigger a relaxation response in 11 key muscles. For example EMMETT Technique releases taught will cover the following two moves (plus 9 others taking you from head to foot):

* Sternocleidomastoid (SCM) for neck rotation.

* Latissimus dorsi for where there is a “dragging” under the arm and lower back tightness.

The results from these moves are usually immediate – you will be able to see and feel the changes for yourself and after only a short demonstration and practice you will be able to achieve the same kind of results for you or your friends.

The course costs £130 and runs from 9.30am till 5.30pm and it includes a Training Guide. PLEASE NOTE - the course is open to all members of the public and no prior knowledge is required. You may use the moves on your friends and family, you will receive a certificate of attendance, but this is not a professional qualification. Therapists may use it as CPD or an introduction.

Next dates:  Perth - Saturday 27th July,

Falkirk - Sunday 1st September, or

Edinburgh - Sunday 6th October 2024.   

Venues:  Perth - 10th Perthshire Scouts, Murray Place, Perth, PH1 1BP.

Falkirk - Callanetics studio, 32a Glasgow Road, Camelon, FK1 4HJ.

Edinburgh - Saughtonhall Community Association, 22 Saughtonhall Ave, Edinburgh, EH12 5RN.