Massage Therapist Who Rewrites The Books Visits London!

, Thursday, 26 January 2012
Ross Emmett founder of the Emmett Technique

Mr. Ross Emmett, a former professional boxer, prison officer and dog judge, began massaging to relieve his workmates’ back pain, and shoulder pain and sciatica pain in Mt Isa, Nth Queensland over 30 years ago, which led to his career as a therapist and teacher. He qualified as a massage therapy instructor in 1983 with the Queensland Association of Massage Therapists (QAMT) and a senior instructor in Bowen therapy in 1997.

The product of working as a remedial and sports massage therapist is his system of therapy called The Emmett Technique. His method of achieving pain relief is via ‘neuromuscular release’ and involves reactivating nerve responses and restoring normal muscle movement.

The Emmett Technique Practitioners

The Emmett Technique is applied with either light touch at 2 holding points simultaneously or one-directional moves over specific locations on the body. The Emmett Technique practitioners correct body alignment problems quickly, with minimal client pain and therapist effort. It isn’t physiotherapy, massage or Bowen therapy, but rather a unique form of therapy and has earned him international attention as one of the rising stars in his field.

“I have trained all kinds of professional from medical practitioners, doctors, chiropractors, physiotherapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists, Bowen therapists, and nurses”, he said. Currently, he is living his vision of making the course available to all remedial therapists who want it. His course has been endorsed by the Australian Association of Master Therapists and the Bowen Therapists of Australia and is covered by all health professional insurers here in the UK.

Reviews Emmett Technique

Fellow Australian, orthodontist Geoff Stanton, ran the London marathon in 2007 using the Emmett Technique to relieve a leg problem. Dr. Stanton attended the eight-hour EMM-Tech Short Course five weeks before attempting the 26 miles run. At the time he feared that tight iliotibial bands in both legs would prevent him from training. In his training regime, he stopped every 3 miles to free his legs and went on to successfully complete the London marathon with only one pause at the 21-mile mark to release the tight muscles.

Reset your body

Dr. Stanton said he had learned “release points” for head, neck, legs, and chest which he expected would be handy for helping his four young children with aches and pains”. Ross says that Dr. Stanton’s experience illustrated the crux of this practice. “My job is to make people feel better”, he said.

Many admirers of the Emmett Technique say the point of difference over other therapies was that clients could expect to see a reduction in pain or discomfort before they left the appointment. Mr. Ross Emmett says relieving lower back pain would typically take a lot of work using conventional massage, but with his technique, it might be achieved in just a few minutes. “It’s short, sharp and to the point and if it doesn’t work, clients are referred on.

For sports people, it is a quick treatment, with quick release and quick action which means less time off the field. For frail people, babies or others with restricted mobility the treatment is gentle and less intrusive than other forms of massage. I first taught my technique in the UK in 2007 and I am looking forward to returning to London in April 2012 to demonstrate it to and massage therapists and others interested in extending their skills”.


“I’ve had my hamstring sports injury for the last 1-2 years and I can say without hesitation that Ben Pianese’s Emmett techniques session were by far more effective than any other sports massage therapy I’ve ever had, all this after only one session! – P.J. Web Analyst


If you are not sure whether Emmett Therapies could help your particular issue contact us. Massaggi offers the London Emmett Technique at the following location: Marylebone, Wigmore street and Islington.

Ben has been a practical pain management trainer and a celebrated massage therapist. He believes human well-being is deeply connected to the health of mind and body both, including deep tissues. He holds numerous certifications for best of breeds massage techniques helping him on a mission for healthy London and then rest of the world. He has been an active contributor in massage technique research and on Massaggi blog.