The Emmett Technique is now back at Charis Cancer Care and will be provided by our highly qualified therapist Claire.
This is a unique form of body relaxation therapy involving the application of light finger pressure at specific points. It is based on the belief that light touch can trigger a relaxation response in the soft tissues of the body.
Many people find relief from pain, improved range of movement and enhanced emotional wellbeing.
It has been suggested that the EMMETT points are small sensory receptors that allow access to the brain via the therapists’ touch. With the correct light touch, the brain receives and evaluates this stimulus and initiates the relaxation response in the soft tissue. There are receptor points all over the body so the therapist can target the area of concern.
The treatment is suitable for everyone and adaptable to the specific needs of each person. You can be treated while sitting, standing or lying down. The treatment can be applied directly to the skin or through clothing.
The relaxing nature of the technique results in typical responses such as:
• more restful sleep
• enhanced mood
• a sense of lightness within their body
• improved comfort and ease within the area treated such as back, abdomen, hips, legs, knees, ankles, feet, shoulders, arm, hands and neck.
The relaxation response and the feeling of ease in the area is often immediate with most people reporting significant improvement. Many people who previously had limitations on what they could do, find that they can perform these actions more easily after treatment.