Emmett Technique is truly a complementary therapy as it combines easily with all other bodywork as well as being applied in isolation. It is an understanding of the body’s response to light touch, a useful analogy might be the body reacting to touch in a similar way to the workings of a touch-screen.
The Emmett Technique may also interact with the body as described in the science of Critical Point Analysis :
‘In any highly complex system there is a specific, critical point at which the smallest input will result in the greatest change’.
In other words, a light touch on a small cog can halt the largest engine. These critical points are located and reset with the correct stimulation by the therapist. The stimulation is registered by the receiver’s nervous system and their brain responds by sending new instructions back to affect the physical state of the localised area. The result is often instantaneous physical change.