EMMETT Treatment

What’s it like to receive an EMMETT treatment?

How long?

A typical treatment can take as little as 15 minutes but allow 30 minutes.


Most, if not all, Emmett treatments can be offered through light clothing but it does depend on the condition of course.
Denim can be difficult for the practitioner to work through and so is best avoided for treatment.

What to expect?

The Emmett practitioner will do a visual assessment of your posture, head carriage, balance and so on.  They will also ask something along the lines “What can I help with you today?”, the to which often correlates with the visual assessment.  As Emmett practitioners our aim is the relief of your pain and discomfort.

Most often you will find the Emmett practitioner uses one or both middle fingers to apply gentle pressure to muscles to provide relief. At times switches (one strum of a guitar string) will be applied with the practitioner’s middle/index finger or thumb.

Often the relief of discomfort in one area will result in some other pain emerging – our bodies are great at compensating for any dis-balances we have. For example, you may have a dicky knee, but we find that treating your core and/or the muscles of the thigh relieves some of the pressure on your knee. Then the knee ‘releases’ will be more effective.
After each release, the practitioner will assess its effectiveness, and may ask you to lock it in by some action – a short walk, standing/sitting and so on.

What is a Release?

Release has two meanings: the first is the ‘release’ felt by a taut muscle of a client.

In the second, a ‘release’ is a set of actions (or moves) that constitute a treatment for a particular issue. For example, a computer user’s mouse arm might be stiff and sore. One release for the forearm constitutes 4 moves, while a release for the tension in a shoulder may only have 1 move.

What is the Emmett finger?

The middle finger on each hand as illustrated below.