This is the official home of EMMETT Therapies in the UK and Ireland (ETUK & Ireland)

ETUK & Ireland is dedicated to delivering professional EMMETT Therapies training for human and animal therapists, and providing information and resources to assist you in locating a registered therapist in your local area. 

Pay Per View Video Tutorials


Learn an EMMETT Technique release and try it before you book onto a course with the video tutorials presented by Ross Emmett.

Two releases are available to learn:  Gastroc Calf Release and SCM Neck Release.
Each video tutorial costs only £5 and provides unlimited views for 30 days.

"My technique is widely recognised as a gentle, safe and simple way to apply
muscle release therapy based on an understanding of the body’s response to light touch."


- Ross Emmett

What is it all about?

This unique body relaxation therapy created by Ross Emmett has people buzzing with excitement!
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Become an EMMETT Technique Practitioner


Join one of our courses and begin your EMMETT journey

The EMMETT Technique is easy to learn. There are short courses for beginners and the curious and a schedule of training modules for those wishing to expand their training.

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I love the simplicity of EMMETT

I have been using the EMMETT Technique for 2 years now in my practice as a body therapist. I love the simplicity and practicality of it. It is so accessible and can be used to help people with many different issues. There is so much we can do quickly and effectively to help ease pain and ill health, and the EMMETT Technique has become a key skill which I use every day. My clients now come requesting EMMETT specifically as the message is spreading fast at how effective it is.

Cathy Vivian, Bowen Therapist, and Emmett Technique Practitioner

“Fantastic weekend course”

Really just wanted to say thank you for a fantastic weekend. I got so much out of it and enjoyed every aspect of the Emmett techniques. You were amazing and so patient with us all!
I feel great with very little pain for the first time in a lot of years so thanks for that too! Hope you manage to get some rest before your next class.
Thanks again and hope to see you again soon.


Still no drugs

Still no drugs and back at work, everyone stunned at the recovery,and so quick
1 of our nurse prescribers came in in agony and unable to hardly move, come with me I’m sure we’ve got something to help with that! 20mins later another convert who now loves and believes in Emmett
More client referrals for therapy.
What was that you said about the universe ? Lol
Yes Emmett ‘s great but your willingness and talent for sharing supports Ross’s most wonderful gift.
Huge thank you


The pain went away and has not returned

One of my patients had a persistent pain in the side of his leg that had resisted several attempts at treatment over a number of months – including painful deep tissue work along the iliotibial band. I tried the EMMETT ITB move on him once and he reported an immediate change. The pain went away and has not returned.

David Hallam, McTimoney Chiropractor, and Emmett Technique Practitioner

Wow! So pleased with what I’ve achieved after Modules 1&2!

Thank you for all your care, attention and support during Modules 1 & 2 of the training. I really enjoyed both days and felt that I learnt so much.

I have attended lots of courses and training in the past and often felt lost. I, like Ross, am dyslexic and most courses are not set up to cater for people who are bright but think differently. The Emmett method of course delivery is like the technique – simple and effective. For me being shown what to do, then practicing, seeing pictures and hearing you talk through each technique was perfect. I also like the fact that we will be revisiting modules 1 & 2 when I come back for module 3. Please could you pass my thanks and feedback on to Ross.

You’ll be pleased to know I’ve started to practice and treated my first person on Tuesday evening. I was nervous and looking at my notes. I was also amazed that I had success. The lady has arthritis in her hips and struggles with ROM. Doing the psoas work we learnt in module 1 made significant improvements to her ability to move freely and her balance in the push test.

Very best wishes, Liz

I feel empowered!

What can I say? A superb course that has released so much within me and empowered me to help others in a highly effective way.
Thanks so much for being a brilliant course leader. I do hope to come back for more!

Love, Ady

EMMETT had immediate effect on my neck!

I am a deep tissue massage therapist and am also qualified in other forms of massage, Reflexology, and Reiki. I came across the EMMETT Technique quite by accident. I was looking for an alternative treatment for my prolonged neck problem, as the usual treatments (various forms of massages, chiropractic, acupuncture) had no effect. It was while I was at one of these alternative appointments, the therapist used an EMMETT move that had an immediate effect and had worked where all else had failed. I was so impressed, I signed up for the start of the next course.

Lesley Wootten, Deep Tissue Massage Therapist and Emmett Technique Practitioner

Your patience is exceptional

Thank you- lovely course as always and your patience is exceptional!

Sylvia, Senior Physiotherapist

It’s good stuff!

2 good results this morning:

– a regular patient with bad fibromyalgia having trouble abducting arms. ACJ moves worked brilliantly, now no pain on lifting arms to ears

– another patient with same problem as above in movement but after ACJ mover was getting a clunking in left shoulder. Did rhomboid 45 and 90 and all running smoothly

It’s good stuff!


Discomfort is radically reduced

I see a lady for Personal training who has fibromyalgia and is in pain most of the time. Since I have introduced EMMETT to her she can now have a pain free afternoon and evening. Most of her issues are in the upper body and so we have concentrated on the shoulder, neck and arms move with psoas to balance. The pain relief can often be instant, in some cases, the discomfort is radically reduced. It introduces a better quality of life and enables her to enjoy her activities more. As we work more the moves have more effect and her confidence (and smile) grows.

I also work with an elderly gentleman who has ataxia which affects his gait and balance. This greatly impacts his day to day activity and reduces his confidence to get around primarily for fear of falling. I have introduced EMMETT foot balance, calf release and psoas to him. The results regarding balance have been amazing. He has gone from a wobble to standing on one leg! Imagine what that has done to his confidence. Admittedly he needs regular work and we do personal training together but we are both impressed with the results. He calls me his “witch” and in this context, I really don’t mind.

Wendy Hamilton, Body Control Pilates Instructor, Personal Trainer and Emmett Technique Practitioner & Instructor

This stuff is incredible!

I’m still blown away with what I learned at the EMM-Tech course. This stuff is incredible. I’m implementing it into my own movement and correction assessment with mind-boggling results. I am finding that I am replacing my normal practice of foam rolling and PNF stretches with EMMETT moves. It’s because I’m getting lightning results which enables me to progress quickly with positive body movement exercise. I am getting a lot of hands-on practice with my personal training clients and leaving them happy but confused. Comments like “that’s not supposed to happen so easily” or” it’s a mind trick” and “how the hell do you explain that” are comments received. I have tried the calf release and the foot balance technique with amazing feedback. And results. My clients are going crazy about it. This simple but effective system will be a fantastic tool for my training and business. I want to learn more. I can’t wait.


Chris Burford. Personal Trainer and Emmett Technique Practitioner

I’ve had amazing results!

I thank you so much for allowing me this opportunity!!  It was such a good course. I had amazing results the last two nights at work and I’m really pleased I will definitely be there for Module 4 !!  Thank you again!!  I have learned so much and you probably hear it a lot that you are an amazing teacher, because you are,  but for my learning you are spot on!!  I’ll see you in a couple months for the next module.

Thank you, Elissa

I only planned to attend Modules 1&2… now I’ve completed EP6!

I started my EMMETT Practitioner Training, in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, in February 2015. I only planned to attend Modules 1&2 to see what it was all about. Two years and twelve modules later, I have achieved the status of Advanced EMMETT Practitioner.

I was taught and supported by Sue Gassick, Director and Senior Instructor at EMMETT Therapies UK & Ireland and by her colleague Lesley Salt, also a Senior Instructor at EMMETT Therapies. Their excellent skills and vast experience sustained my motivation and interest throughout the course.

The internationally recognised EMMETT technique developed by Ross Emmett and taught in over thirty countries worldwide can be applied to both people and animals. It works well as a standalone approach but can easily be combined with other complementary therapies such as massage and Bowen therapy.

There is no current scientific explanation for the mechanism by which it achieves the relaxation response. However, Ross Emmett believes a good analogy is that of a digital touch-screen. The EMMETT points are small sensory receptors that allow access to the brain via the therapist’s touch. The brain then evaluates this stimulus and initiates the relaxation response of the soft tissue. The pressure required is not heavy or painful. “No pain no gain” has no place in the EMMETT therapist’s approach.

My clients are now benefitting from EMMETT moves that I seamlessly incorporate into my other bodywork therapies. They are always surprised at how such gentle, light moves can trigger a relaxation response in the soft tissue of the body and provide feelings of improved comfort.

Mariette Lobo, Stress Management Therapist

EMMETT has provided me with precision, purpose and meaningful treatments

Ross Emmett’s Technique is the quickest most effective treatment out there. By incorporating it into my existing disciplines clients invariably have a positive change to their pain or discomfort within the first session, which quite often is all that is needed. Learning with Ross and his team has improved my assessment skills, shown the great importance of words in treatments and provided me with a system of working using precision, purpose, and meaning to bring about the fastest outcome for my clients. The EMMETT Technique is also a fabulous stand-alone quick fix treatment that I use regularly in gyms to increase peoples range of movement or rid them of that training niggle.

Darren Woodall, Massage and Bowen Therapist and Emmett Technique Practitioner.

Results that just blow your mind

I would like to thank you for an amazing and informative course a couple of weeks ago. I am now fully on board with the Emmett Technique and loving the results I am seeing, and also the results of the moves I received on the course. The knee procedure that you demonstrated on me has made a great deal of difference to my knees, especially my right knee feels so much stronger. The ITB release and the Sartorius/ITB give such startling results that just blow your mind when you see the difference at the end.

Cheers Ros

Better than sex !

Just saw the lady with the locked jaw. She says she has not been able to open her mouth very wide for years. Dud the jaw and the head/jaw. Wow! What a response. I could feel buzzing under my fingers and she said she could feel buzzing and weird sensations. She said she then felt the jaw release and was amazed that she could now open her mouth fully with none of the creaking or grinding felt before. “Better than sex” was her comment!

Sue x

Terrific training!

Thank you for a terrific Module 3. Really looking forward to Module 4 and will gets lots of practice in before then!


What amazing results!

I have been a massage therapist for 12 years. Integrating the EMMETT Technique using Ross’ theory, application methods with massage has created for me a treatment that transcends anything else I have ever done.  What amazing results!  Both fit each other like a hand to a glove feeling completely natural and effortless.  Muscles at full length and fully relaxed using massage can now be recharged by using the most gentle of pressure. The EMMETT Technique has changed the way I think, feel and touch.  The response and results from my clients are truly amazing and of all the treatments I use, the EMMETT Technique excites me the most.

Ben Pianese Sports Massage Therapist and Emmett Technique Practitioner

Outstanding success combining EMMETT with Pilates

The EMMETT Technique is the most valuable ‘tool’ in my ‘tool box’! It works perfectly with my Pilates practice and I have been able to treat many of my clients with outstanding success. From stiff necks, painful shoulders, tight hamstrings, and poor balance – the list is endless, the treatment quick and painless and the results amazing. It is very rewarding to be able to offer such a service ‘on the spot’ and demonstrate how one can use the ‘moves on oneself’ as I do frequently! I am very much looking forward to completing my training.

Brigitte Tetlow, Body Control Pilates Instructor and Emmett Technique Practitioner

Thank you. I no longer walk like a crab!

I just want to thank you so much for your treatment that day a couple of weeks ago. You worked a miracle. I only wish I had found you before.
My Japan holiday was wonderful, especially as I am no longer walking like a crab.
Best wishes.


EMMETT is a valuable part of my everyday practice

The EMMETT Technique is a valuable part of my everyday practice in treating patients. The general feedback I get from those who have experienced the technique is they feel they maintain a sense of well being for a longer period of time and some folks have been amazed by the deep effective changes that can be achieved from a relatively subtle application. In essence, they don’t require so many treatments and contrary to some beliefs, this is ‘good for business’. Thank you, Ross, for sharing your skills!!

Heather Lamacraft, McTimoney Chiropractor, Homeopath,
NST Bowen therapist and Emmett Technique Practitioner

I was “blown away”

I came to know the Emmett Technique almost by accident as an EMM-Tech day had been organised by my Body Control Pilates teacher. I had not researched it (unlike me) and on the day was ‘blown away’. When I looked up about the courses I found that Ross was still in the UK, I immediately signed up for Modules 1&2. I was not disappointed is an understatement! As a Chronic Pain Management Specialist Doctor I perform many, many injections, including acupuncture. Since learning Emmett I am using it with as many patients as I can, some with some acupuncture as well but several, at the moment with only Emmett, particularly with shoulder problems. The increased range of movement and the pain relief they achieve is amazing. I am so looking forward to the other modules.

Dr. Liz Garthwaite, Specialist in Chronic Pain Management and Emmett Technique Practitioner

Minor injuries can be resolved straight away with no break in training

The use of EMMETT Therapy has hugely enhanced the outcome of my treatments of clients with MS, stroke and Parkinsons disease – particularly in the area of balance and core stability. I am also the physiotherapist for Tenbury Wells Amateur boxing club; EMMETT Therapy allows me to treat the boxers in a gym environment without special equipment, plinths etc. Minor injuries can be resolved straight away without a need for a break in training. I have also treated my son who has experienced painful leg muscles for years as a result of toe walking. He no longer has pain and is able to play rugby and football with less risk of injury.

Liz Boland, Physiotherapist and Emmett Technique Practitioner

It’s all fitting together nicely!

Thank you for four inspiring days on EP1 & 2, in Birmingham.  My mind and body are still processing all the information that you so
professionally delivered.  I’m truly looking forward to putting this new found knowledge into practice with my clients from this week onward.  So many pieces now seem to fit.

Regards, Lindsey