EMMETT Technique uses Smartphone Technology as a Measure of its Success

EMMETT Technique uses Smartphone Technology as a Measure of its Success

A recent study measuring the changes in patients’ muscle tension after undergoing EMMETT therapy, by using a smartphone, shows statistically significant improvements in muscle release.

The ‘Degrees of Difference’ project gathered data from four therapists providing support to 250 cyclists in the Cardiac Challenge in Cairns, Australia in September this year. Therapists treated participants experiencing tight muscles and aches in under seven minutes enabling them to continue with the challenge without tightness or pain and with increased mobility.

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Data was collected during the challenge using a range of movement measuring app on a smartphone and results showed a positive change for every EMMETT move made, proving statistically that the therapy has a significant impact on muscle tension, flexibility and range of movement.

The EMMETT Technique is a unique, hands-on treatment which uses a sequence of direct pressure and gentle switches on specific muscles for instant release and pain relief.

Developed over 30 years ago by Australian remedial massage therapist Ross Emmett, it is effective in reaching deeper muscles and can easily be used in combination with other bodywork therapies.

It has been practised in the UK since 2007.

Sue Gassick and Lesley Salt, Co-Directors of EMMETT Therapies UK, providing practitioner training in the technique, said: “Incorporating the EMMETT Technique into our work as experienced therapists here in this country has dramatically improved outcomes for clients, as well as deepening our knowledge and skills as therapists.”

“We recently collected data from 238 clients across the UK to determine the difference in their pain and mobility before and after treatment. We were very encouraged to learn that the average score of eight out of ten before treatment, where ten is the most problematic, dropped dramatically to just three once EMMETT had been applied. This very much supports the outcome of the ‘Degrees of Difference’ project in Australia and can only promote the benefits of EMMETT further.”

Jo and Rob Jones of Derby, Derbyshire are clients of the EMMETT Technique.

biceps palpationMrs Jones said: “After many years of struggling to lift my left arm due to shoulder tightness, the EMMETT Technique has given me back fluidity of movement and I can now exercise and sleep without pain. The technique feels like my body is unwinding. It is pain free but works deeply and effectively.”

Mr Jones said: “I had been suffering with a painful arm injury after a fall at work. After treatment with the EMMETT Technique, I now have full use of my arm and I have continued treatment and been pain free for four years.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about the EMMETT Technique and for therapists in your area visit www.emmett-uk.com.

 

 

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