I think we are born a factory model human and start building muscles for the life we are going to have. Some of us will be bricklayers, others will be office workers, some fitness trainers, others librarians, some will stand all day, some will sit.
How could one factory model human do all this efficiently???????
I believe what happens is we build muscle for our lifestyles and our bodies work well in what we choose to do. BUT!!!! This means we are not using other muscles in our bodies properly, the muscles we don't use get weaker and weaker while the ones we do use get stronger and stronger. This makes us malfunction after a period of time, there is no choice really.
We are perfectly imperfect!!!!!!!!
This is why we need a factory reset every one to two months, to bring our bodies back into balance again. Just so we don't get too far into our lifestyle muscle building pattern where major injuries can start popping up.
Look after your body and your body will look after you
My heart, passion and problem-solving skills are completely involved in these treatments. I truly love doing everything in my power help you courageous women get comfortable and moving again during the whole process from the mastectomy, through the fills of the reconstruction to the implantation.
This is a painful process and I know your treatment at Emmett Technique Cairns will reduce this pain considerably because of the cases I have been blessed to be a part of already.
I will love the process of getting you back on your feet with your body functioning to the best of its capabilities again, as fast as we can so you can get back to your life where your upper torso is yours to use again any way you want to!
Attached is an incredible insight into what these amazing women go through, click on the link below.
Here are just a few symptoms that your baby may have some discomfort.
* When you put them in their car seat, do they stiffen up to try not go in, cry every time? Could be a sore neck or back.
* When you put them down in the cot, do they start to cry, wiggle and move around a lot? Could be a sore back.
* When laying down anywhere is the head always only sitting one side? Could be a sore neck.
* When you are breastfeeding does baby only breastfeeds comfortably and easily one side? Could be a sore neck.
* When breastfeeding does baby have trouble latching? Could be a sore jaw, perhaps sinus, sore neck.
* Does baby always feel stiff and rigid when you holding them? They may be growing and need a gentle tune-up to relax the muscles again.
*Does your baby have trouble with wind, reflux? :) We have many options to assist here too!
The Emmett Technique is very gentle and incredible at bringing yourself and your baby back into relaxed harmony again. Babies can't tell you when they are in pain, all they have is their tears and their unsettledness to let you know something is not quite right. Emmett technicians are trained to watch your baby move, notice what is bothering them and in most cases know how to fix the problem with little to no discomfort to your baby or you.
Mum and Baby Sessions
30-minute session for Mum 15-minute session for baby
(*TIP* Make sure you have someone nearby to take your baby for a stroll while you enjoy your treatment) $80
Baby Sessions up to 12months
I believe we build most muscle in our bodies based on we do in our every day lives. For example: I myself stand most of the day in my clinic & I exercise most mornings standing too, so my muscles are strongest and best functioning while I stick in my routine.
What I have personally found is that I throw something different into my day that is not part of the routine my body is accustomed to, like the occassional gardening, a different kind of exercise or try have a day on the couch, my body gives me all kinds of curry. Apparently my body appreciates change as much as I do :)
Does this happen to you?
I love resetting peoples bodies with the Emmett Technique. We can reset your body for what ever lifestyle you choose (with in reason, lol) Feeling good again is incredible, make an appointment today :)
My daughter made me this poster tonight to put up at work :)
I love moments like these when you work out that your babies do listen to the words you say sometimes :)
Hello to all the fantastic riders and support people of the cardiac challenge. We are a group of Emmett Muscle Relief Therapists travelling with this amazing event to help all (Riders, Volunteers & Support People) feel great on this trip. We are offering treatments for a note donation, all proceeds being given to the Cardiac Challenge.
We are available to assist you with your discomfort from breakfast till dinner. Emmett is a beautiful technique where by we can fix most issues with in 5-10 minutes and we can treat anywhere. We love our jobs and look forward to meeting you on the ride.
I would like to give away (5) Gift Certificates, valued at $400 to one of my clients.
All you have to do is write a review for Emmett Technique Cairns and tag your friends @ https://www.facebook.com/pg/EmmettTechniqueCairns/reviews/?ref=page_internal. & then in the comments box under your review.
The winner will be determined by the person whose review gains the most likes for their review.
I will announce the winner on the 11th of February 2017.
Good Luck! 5 free 45 Minute Emmett Treatments is a great offer for you, your family and friends to share.
I had the most excellent experience over this last couple of weeks with a man and his pacemaker. He’d had a sore neck for the most part of the 2 years he had had his pacemaker in for. His shoulder was so turned in for protection of the pacemaker it was incredible.
I knew I had to release the pectoralis minor muscle but the pesky little pacemaker & wires were everywhere I wished I could go and where I wanted to make my moves. Ross Emmett always says that the when we turn a light on, the light may be above your head but you have to walk over to the other side of the room to turn it on. So on that principle I worked out how to release the pectoralis another way using a different muscle group. I love Emmett!
I I treated the rest of the shoulder and neck and I was so close, but not quite there. Did you know that the wires going from the pacemaker to the heart are connected with like barbed fishing hooks that go into the heart to fix them in, wow very cool and a little ew!!! Based on this handy info I figured what the heck, how about I try a gently holding move through the pacemaker to the back of the shoulder. The move is so gentle that the worst thing that could happen was nothing.
The whole shoulder adjusted back & dropped, the neck released and all the pain left instantly. So very amazingly, incredible, I actually squealed in delight and did a happy dance. Very unprofessional, but occasionally necessary.
I am pleased to report he came back a week later for a follow up, shoulders still back & still with no pain at all. Emmett is Wonderful!!!!!!
My Drive to Emmett Technique Cairns Australia every morning. Heading to a job that is not really work because when you get there you get to catch up & treat your clients, old and new. Just being there assisting them fills you heart with and joy & self worth at taking away their pain.
I love being an EMMETT THERAPIST, it changed my world completely. I love my life!!!!!!
I would like to introduce to Team Emmett, from the left we have Rusty Boterhoek, Jane Dennis, Jane Yeates & Gemma Dustin. We are all Emmett muscular release therapists & we will be travelling along with you for the entirety of the C2K Ride.
Emmett is a very fast acting muscular release treatment. We have one of our ladies travelling with the dirty riders & 3 will be travelling with the road riders. We will be available for treatments to assist you all day, tables are not required for our treatments, if you have pain and see one of us just give us a shout out, we should be able to greatly reduce your pain within 5-10 minutes tops. It doesn't take long.
We will have a base camp set up at the end of the evening where massage tables will be set up under pop up marquees, there will be a big yellow Emmett flag flying so we are easy to find. Our treatments are fast and effective, so we should be able to get through a huge amount of people at the end of every day. We set up a small waiting area with camp chairs for your comfort :)
We have travelled along with the cardiac challenge riders for the last 2 years, very successfully assisting the riders to make it to their destination with little to no injury. We started out as only 3 therapist on our first cardiac challenge, this year we are taking 7 Emmett girls, just to keep up with the people who enjoy our therapy.
We will have donation tins set up at our base camp at the evening stops. This money will all be donated to the country kids fund at the end of the ride. It is not compulsory to put money in for your treatments, we are here for you regardless :) It is our little way of contributing to this great ride.
We look forward to introducing you all to our passion, The Emmett Technique & taking your pain away.
CBWC Business Woman Of The Year Awards 2016
Emmett Technique Cairns is Honoured to be a Finalist
This awards process is a credit to CBWC. I have thoroughly enjoyed the process & look forward to building new friendships with all of these incredible women finalists.
Many thanks to Shae Howlett-Clark at Tropical Beauty- Cairns Hair and Makeup Artistry, you are a true professional. I was stunned when I looked in the mirror when we did our reveal. You made me feel so beautiful on my special night. Thanks also to The Eye Boutique in Cairns. They told me I had to try this dress on & also to my son Schuyler who told me this was the dress.
BAHAHAHAAAAAHA!!!! I have new work shirts and they need to be logo'd with the Emmett Technique :) I had this great idea, I was so excited. I decided that I should get the Chameleon Lizard embroidered with multi coloured thread so it looks like a Chameleon.
When discussing this with a friend he says, No You Can't!!! I of course am confused at this stage and say WHY NOT!!!! He says well it is a Chameleon Lizard, your shirts are blue, wouldn't he chameleon himself to be the same blue as your shirt. I wet myself laughing, smart rat bag :)
Our Technique is the Chameleon Approach to Body Therapy, that is why we have them on our shirts :)
This is not an Emmett Article written below, BUT!! so many things written here can be related to what we look at when you first walk into one of our Emmett Technique clinic rooms. We actually size you up :) we check out the way you stand, where your feet are placed, where your hips are sitting, where your head tilts, where your shoulders are at, what side you are bunched up on, how you flow when you move.
Then and there we decide on a calculated group of moves based on what your body is showing us. Our aim being re-setting the muscle/movement memory back to its original balanced state. (The article below talks about this)
Emmett is fun and quite an inspiring treatment to give and receive, as you get to see and feel the body change before your eyes. You will never receive the same treatment twice from one of our therapists, and you will love the instant, long term pain relief results.
I Enjoyed Reading This Article about the Psoas Muscle So Much I Copied and Pasted It. The website I found it is listed at the end.
The Psoas Muscles, Groin and Back Pain -- Health and Symptoms and About Stretches and Exercises
This article gives a fairly comprehensive understanding of the condition. Health care professionals appreciate a technical understanding, so I'm laying it all out, here. However, if you are a sufferer and not a health professional, you may want just a summary of the essentials on this page. Click Psoas Muscle Pain: 9 Central Questions and Answers, to get the summary.
SYMPTOMS AND LOCATIONS OF PSOAS MUSCLE PAIN ("ILIOPSOAS SYNDROME") Psoas muscle pain may show up as groin pain (psoas tendinitis or psoas bursitis), deep pelvic pain (lumbopelvic pain), pain deep in the belly, or lower back ache (not sharp pain) at waist-level. The lower back ache doesn't come directly from the psoas muscles, but from the lower back muscles. Tight psoas muscles also cause pain in the front of the hip joint and are the underlying cause of labrum tears of the hip joint and loss of hip joint cartilage (leading to hip joint replacement surgery). ("Labrum" means, "lip" -- the lip that surrounds the joint surface at the hip joint.)
The iliopsoas muscles consist of the iliacus muscles, which span from each groin to the sides of the pelvic cavity; the psoas muscles span from the inner groin to the spine behind the breathing diaphragm; because they share the same tendon at the groin, they are called, "the iliopsoas muscles". The iliopsoas muscles are large and long; pain may show up anywhere along their length.
THE ILIOPSOAS MUSCLES and QUADRATUS LUMBORUM
Tight psoas muscles put undue pressure on the bursa at the groin, causing iliopsoas bursitis and iliopsoas tendinitis. (A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that acts as a soft pully for a tendon that passes across it.) Tight psoas muscles are in a constant state of fatigue and feel sore, giving rise to pelvic and abdominal pain. Iliopsoas syndrome is a collection of symptoms caused by tight iliopsoas muscles and experienced anywhere along their length.
When is a Diagnosis of 'Tight Psoas Muscles' Wrong or Misleading? Sometimes, tight psoas muscles are only part of the problem -- or not the underlying cause (despite the diagnoses of well-meaning practitioners and therapists). A twisted sacrum (sacro-iliac joint dysfunction), for example, produces psoas muscle symptoms; not knowing this fact, people may directly treat the psoas muscles and fail to get relief -- or lasting relief, or complete relief. If you have symptoms in addition to those I describe, next, you may have sacro-iliac joint dysfunction. Here are some symptoms of sacro-iliac joint dysfunction.
If you have some of them,
pain across your low back at the waist
pain along the border of your pelvis
deep hip joint pain a feeling like a tight wire at your low back
popping at your low back
a combination of low back and groin pain
THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM The root the problem is muscle/movement memory. Muscle/movement memory controls and shapes posture and movement. The intense sensations of injury (cringe response/trauma reflex) and repetitive use patterns change muscle/movement memory in unhealthy ways. For example, an injury to leg or foot causes us to lift up the leg or foot and to hobble in walking; lifting the leg and hobbling involve the psoas muscles. Repetitive use, as in sitting for long periods perched on the edge of a chair, tensely erect at a high level of concentration, causes a tension habit to form in the muscles of sitting, which include the psoas muscles. Both situations cause muscle/movement memory to change. When muscle/movement memory changes, we end up in a new, habitual state of tension. That tension causes muscle fatigue and pain. Muscle/movement memory can't be changed by stretching; muscle/movement memory is what we involuntarily return to after we stretch.
Indirect therapies use stretching, manipulation, massage, breathing and passive relaxation, visualization and/or skeletal adjustments. What they all have in common: none change muscle/movement memory, but only seek to counteract the effects of muscle/movement memory. How do we know? Look at the results of such indirect approaches. Results are telling. Now, you may understand, why. The more direct approach to eliminating psoas muscle pain changes muscle/movement memory at the self-control level, the brain level -- the approach explained, recommended and offered here.
ABDOMINAL STRENGTHENING EXERCISES AND PSOAS STRETCHES
People with psoas muscle pain often have a bulging belly. People may think that a bulging belly indicates weak abdominal muscles, but look deeper. A bulging belly often means too muscle muscle tone (though too much fat and/or bloating are other causes). Muscles with too much tone develop the burn of muscle fatigue and pain, change posture, and restrict movement. Tight psoas muscles, whose tendons pass over the inside of the groin and attach at the inner thigh, push the pubic bone back; the upper pelvis tilts forward; the belly hangs forward and appears to bulge.
The way people commonly think about these two conditions -- bulging belly and tight psoas muscles -- gives rise to the way people treat psoas muscle pain. Bulging belly: abdominal strengthening exercises
Tight psoas muscles: stretching exercises You can't correct a bulging belly or tight muscles by strengthening or stretching. Here's why: Neither abdominal strengthening nor psoas stretching exercises efficiently changes muscle/movement memory; muscle/movement memory determines muscle tone and the shape to which you return after you have stretched -- whether in hours or in days. You keep returning to that tension, posture and shape. To get a lasting change, you need to change muscle-movement memory. There exists a way to do that.
When is Stretching Your Psoas Muscles, Wrong? The answer is, "Always." The most common approaches to psoas muscle pain involve stretching, massage and/or other attempts to get the psoas muscles to relax. They don't work. The problem isn't that psoas muscles need stretching, but that they have too much muscle tone. Too much tone means wrong muscle/movement memory. Muscles with wrong muscle/movement memory keep shortening and keep needing stretching. Even if you could get the psoas muscles to relax by stretching, stretching doesn't retrain muscles into healthy coordination and healthy tone. For healthy tone, you need all the muscles of your movement system to be well-coordinated because they all work together in balance and movement.
So, the answer to, "When is stretching your psoas muscles, wrong?" is, "Always." Several reasons exist for the incomplete or temporary results of psoas stretches. "Muscle/movement-memory" runs the show. Stretching creates only the memory of being stretched, and does not develop the muscle/movement memory that controls normal movement, muscle tone and coordination. In stretches, tight muscles remain passive, while other muscles force the stretch. That makes stretching an indirect approach. The direct approach is to retrain muscle/movement memory by movement training that actively uses your psoas muscles, normalizes their tone and improves your coordination. To normalize psoas muscle functioning, you need to cultivate direct control of the psoas muscles.
The most common psoas muscle stretch (the psoas "lunge") is done standing or kneeling. When you are upright, balance reflexes based on your old muscle/movement memory come into play, which interferes with efforts to form new muscle/movement memory. In stretching, the tension of other, surface muscles (such as the gluteus minimus hip joint flexors) interfere. Stretches never reach the psoas muscles.
To free your psoas muscles, you must gain control of the natural movements they cause. As you gain control, pain fades out and free movement returns. Direct control develops as you practice movements in positions that directly involve your psoas muscles. With practice, you learn control by feel. "Control" means that you can do what you intend to do and not do what you don't intend to do. Unless you mean to do a movement that involves your psoas muscles, they stay relaxed by themselves.
SELF-RELIEF PROGRAM PREVIEW TIGHT HAMSTRINGS Tight psoas muscles require hamstring muscles to overtighten to overcome the forward pull of tight psoas muscles. It works the other way, too: Tight hamstrings REQUIRE psoas muscles to tighten up. If your hamstrings are tight, please read this entry and see the hamstring somatic exercise video, there.
Retraining muscle-movement memory is more effective (faster and durable) than stretching. The "lunge" shown, above, typically causes the back to arch. Tightening the abdominal muscles doesn't adequately help to prevent the back from arching, and, in any case, sets up an unhealthy tension pattern in those muscles. The real issue, in any case, is muscle/movement memory -- tone and coordination -- not the degree of stretch. If you don't change muscle/movement memory, nothing really changes.
Correcting the Bulging Belly A bulging belly may (and often does) indicate tight psoas muscles, not weak abdominal muscles, particularly if you have a deep fold at your groin that doesn't disappear when you stand tall. When the psoas muscles function properly, they decrease the low-back curve and allow the spine and abdomen to fall back. The bulging belly settles back in, giving the appearance of strong abdominal muscles and the feel of a strong (i.e., effortlessly supportive) core. But it's not strength that's being felt, but the feeling of a different trunk shape. Preview a Guaranteed Self-Relief Movement/Memory Training Program.
The Relationship of Psoas, Abdominal Muscles and Back Pain The psoas muscles and the abdominal muscles are opposing pairs (agonist and antagonist) as well as synergists (mutual helpers). Closely coordinated interaction between the two is healthy; poor coordination between the two creates problems. The psoas muscles lie behind the abdominal contents, from the level of your diaphragm to your inner thighs at the groin (lesser trochanters); the abdominal muscles lie in front of the abdominal contents, from the lower borders of the ribs (with the rectus muscles as high as the nipples) to the pubic bone.
Here's how they interact. AS ANTAGONISTS (opposition between muscles): When standing, contracted iliopsoas muscles (whose tendons ride over the pubic crests) push the pubic bone backward; the abdominal muscles pull the pubic bone forward. Co-contraction creates abdominal compression and disturbed function of the internal organs. The psoas minor muscles pull the lumbar spine forward; the abdominal muscles push the lumbar spine back (via pressure on abdominal contents and change of pelvic tilt). Deep Pelvic/Ilio-sacral (S-I) Joint Pain If you have deep pelvic pain, pain across the lower back, burning bladder or groin (and no infection), or numbness down your thigh, please also read this entry.
AS SYNERGISTS (cooperation among muscles): In walking, the iliopsoas muscles of one side move the leg forward, and the abdominals bring the same-side hip and pubis forward. (discussed on more detail, below) The iliacus muscles, which feed into the quadratus lumborum muscles, which feed into the intercostal (rib) muscles. All these muscles move the trunk in the twisting/untwisting movements of walking. The psoas major muscles pull the fronts of attached vertebrae (at the level of the diaphragm), down and back; the abdominals push the same area back.
One-sided contraction of the psoas muscles twists the torso and causes a sidebend toward the side of contraction (as if ducking to one side and looking over ones raised shoulder) -- it also retracts (pulls in) the leg toward the waist from within; abdominal muscles assist the shortening movement by pulling the hip (iliac crest) into the waist (part of being short-waisted). Now, if this all sounds complicated, well, it is. Fortunately, we don't need to keep all this in mind when doing a self-relief program. In a self-relief program such as this one, you just follow step-by-step instructions. If you're concerned that you won't get them right, don't worry. You can get coaching. Preview a Guaranteed Self-Relief Muscle/Movement Memory Training Program
Unexpected Other Symptoms Of Psoas Muscle Malfunction Exercises to flatten the belly (e.g., crunches) cause the abdominal muscles to overpower psoas and spinal extensor muscles that are already too tight. Co-contraction results, in which abdominal organs are sandwiched between tight muscles, front and back, which impairs their functioning (e.g., digestive/eliminative problems)
High abdominal muscle tone from abdominal crunches drags the front of the ribs down and causes a head-forward position. Results: (1) impaired breathing, (2) compressed abdominal contents with impaired circulation, (3) sluggish lumbar plexus function (4) chronic constipation (from sluggish lumbar plexus function), (5) poor postural alignment, (6) poor support; gravity then drags posture down, (7) muscular involvement (at the back of the body) to counteract what is, in effect, a movement toward collapse. This muscular effort (a) taxes the body's vital resources, (b) introduces strain in the involved musculature (e.g., the extensors of the back), and (c) sets the stage for back pain and back injury.
From the foregoing description, it's obvious that "inconvenient" consequences result from abdominal exercises -- as popular as those exercises are for the appearance of fitness. It's better to simply to balance the interaction of the psoas and abdominal muscles.
The musculature and connective tissue of the legs, which connect the legs with the pelvis and torso, largely determine the pelvic orientation (postural position), and thus the spinal curves. If the feet are not in the same vertical plane as the hip joints, but are somewhat behind the hip joints(swayback), or more ahead of them (the stooped posture of "old age"), the strain tilts the pelvis -- and excessive lordosis or kyphosis follows (depending on whether the person has a swayback or a stoop). This postural effect involves the postural reflexes of standing balance, reflexes that involve the abdominal musculature. If the psoas muscles are tighter on one side than the other (pain on one side), abdominal muscles are tighter on one side than the other, and hip height asymmetry results, contributing to the appearance of unequal leg length.
Where movement, abdominal organ function, and freedom from back pain are concerned, proper support from the legs is as important as the free, reciprocal interplay of the psoas and abdominal muscles. Preview a Guaranteed Self-Relief Muscle/Memory Training Program
Signs of Psoas Health When the psoas and the abdominal muscles counterbalance each other, the psoas muscles contract and relax, shorten and lengthen appropriately in movement. The lumbar curve, rather than increasing, decreases; the back flattens and the abdominal contents move back into the abdominal cavity, where they are supported instead of hanging forward. Dr. Ida P. Rolf described the role of the psoas in walking: Let us be clear about this: the legs do not originate movement in the walk of a balanced body; the legs support and follow. Movement is initiated in the trunk and transmitted to the legs through the medium of the psoas. (Rolf, 1977: Rolfing, the Integration of Human Structures, pg. 118). (A TECHNICAL DISCUSSION OF BALANCED WALKING)
What this means is that movement forward starts in the trunk (as a slight swaying forward). That slight swaying forward starts as a shifting of weight onto one foot and a subtle lifting of the toes and/or front of that foot, which decreases support, so that you slightly sway forward. When you have swayed far enough forward, you spontaneously bring your other leg forward to catch your forward weight (knee movement forward initiated by the psoas). Your leg comes forward, your foot comes down and supports your weight as it comes forward; then your other leg comes forward. The movement is: foot, trunk, hip, knee, foot, in a cycle.
A casual interpretation of this description might be that the psoas initiates hip flexion by bringing the thigh forward. It's not quite as simple as that. By its location, the psoas is also a rotator of the thigh. It passes down and forward from the lumbar spine, over the pubic crest, before its tendon passes posteriorly (back) to its insertion at the lesser trochanter of the thigh. Shortening of the psoas pulls upon that tendon, which pulls the medial aspect of the thigh forward, inducing rotation, knee outward.
In healthy functioning, two actions regulate that tendency to knee-outward turning: (1) the same side of the pelvis rotates forward by action involving the iliacus muscle, the internal oblique (which is functionally continuous with the iliacus by its common insertion at the iliac crest) and the external oblique of the other side and (2) the gluteus minimus, which passes backward from below the iliac crest to the greater trochanter, assists the psoas in bringing the thigh forward, while aligning thigh rotation so the leg (optimally) swings directly in the line of travel (not commonly seen, but then idiosyncratic muscular tensions and inefficient movement are more common than well-organized movement -- so common that they are taken as "normal"). The glutei minimi are internal rotators, as well as flexors, of the thigh at the hip joint. They function synergistically with the psoas.
This synergy causes forward movement of the thigh, aided by the forward movement of the same side of the pelvis. The movement functionally originates from the somatic center, through which the psoas passes on its way to the lumbar spine. Thus, Dr. Rolf's observation of the role of the psoas in initiating walking is explained.
Interestingly, the abdominals aid walking by assisting the pelvic rotational movement described, by means of their attachments along the anterior (front) border of the pelvis. Thus, the interplay of psoas and abdominals is explained. A final interesting note brings the center (psoas) into relation with the periphery (feet). In healthy, well-integrated walking, the feet assist the psoas and glutei minimi in bringing the thigh forward. The phenomenon is known as "spring in the step."
Here's the description: When the thigh is farthest back, in walking, the ankle is most dorsi-flexed. That means that the calf muscles and hip flexors are at their fullest stretch and primed by stretch receptors, in those muscles, to contract. This is what happens in well-integrated walking: assisted by the stretch reflex, the plantar flexors of the feet put spring in the step, which assists the flexors of the hip joints in bringing the thigh forward. Here's what makes it particularly interesting: when the plantar flexors fail to respond in a lively fashion, ones feet lack spring and the burden of bringing the thigh forward falls heavily upon the psoas and other hip joint flexors, which become conditioned to maintain a heightened state of tension and readiness to contract, and there we are: tight psoas and back pain. Note that ineffective dorsi-flexors of the feet (lifters of the fronts of the feet) lead to tripping over ones feet, when walking; to avoid tripping over ones own feet, the hip flexors must compensate by lifting the knee higher, leading to a similar problem. The answer to this problem, by the way, is not usually to strengthen the muscles of the shin (dorsiflexors), but to free the muscles of the calf, which are usually too tight. Thus, it appears that the responsibility for problems with the psoas falls (in part, if not largely) upon the feet. No resolution of psoas problems can be expected without proper functioning of the lower legs and feet.
(TECHNICAL DISCUSSION ENDS) The psoas muscles have gotten a lot of recognition, these days -- often cited as the cause of back pain. If you have both tight psoas muscles and pain around the pelvic rim or in the hip joint, it's likely you have a twisted sacrum* (S-I joint dysfunction) -- a common condition. In that case, tight psoas muscles are an effect of a twisted sacrum, not the underlying cause of the pain, and your psoas muscles can't be released without first correcting sacrum position. Movement patterns and muscle tensions maintain sacrum position, so mechanical adjustments are of limited effectiveness.
To determine whether you have that a twisted sacrum, read and follow the instructions in this entry on S-I joint dysfunction. If the entry seems to be describing you, click on the "regimen" link at the bottom of that entry; an email window will open; send the email (blank) and you will receive a "quick response" email message with access to the self-relief regimen. * The sacrum is the central bone of the pelvis, running from the waistline in back to the tailbone.
SUMMARY Because psoas problems are really movement and control problems (dysfunctions of "muscle memory/movement habit" problems), somatic education provides a better solution for the problem of psoas pain or back pain than strengthening, stretching exercises, massage or manipulation, which cannot improve control and coordination. When one side of the psoas is tight and short, it's the result of muscle/movement memory. Stretching doesn't change muscle/movement memory. Strengthening doesn't correct the problem. Tight psoas muscles contribute to fatigue, sitting.
Postural changes include a back-arched, big-belly posture tending toward a forward-bending posture, which the extensors of the lumbar spine counter to keep you upright, sometimes leading to back fatigue. Click for Tight Psoas? Read a description of a clinical somatic education session. See somatics in action. As explained, stretching tight psoas muscles is a misguided effort, as is tightening the abdominal muscles. To free and coordinate your psoas and the other, central movers and stabilizers of the body, you need to correct your muscle/movement memory.
What You Can Do For Yourself Somatic education exercises directly relieve psoas muscle pain and related conditions, such as iliopsoas bursitis. They change muscle/movement memory pulls, muscle tone, and coordination over a course of comfortable practice sessions. The result: you feel better put-together and move better, fit for all other forms of exercise and activity. You have access to somatic education exercises in the self-relief program, Free Your Psoas, for which you may see a preview and do a free two-week test. Two weeks is more than enough to feel results; you will feel postural and movement changes "in the right direction" within the first three days, and to some degree, within the first hour, of practice. Symptoms of Psoas Dysfunction groin pain iliopsoas bursitis/tendinitis restriction moving the thigh backward deep pelvic pain, on the tight side deep "bellyache" chronic constipation twisted pelvis If you have deep hip joint pain, a feeling like a tight wire going down your low back, and/or pain at the waistline on one side, in back, please click here for the write-up and regimen for that condition.
© 2004 Lawrence Gold |
revised Jan 2010 certified practitioner
Hanna Somatic Education®
The Dr. Ida P.
Rolf method of Structural Integration This Psoas
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To Dearest My Anonymous Friend/Client/Student who nominated me for the Cairns Business Womans Club Award Sole Entrepreneur 2016.
Thank you so much for giving me this experience :) I completed my 5 page submission and it made me realise how far I have come and also understand the path I know I am going to take with the Emmett Technique.
I completed my formal Interview today in front of a FANTASTIC panel of 3, very supportive people:
Sam Marino - President Cairns Chamber of Commerce.
Sam Harrop - Professional Speaker, Author, Trainer
& Andrea Tunjic - Director of People Strong.
The awards process is now finished and all that is left is the ball, where I get to dress up and spend the night with my Mum and Husband. All of us with hopes and fingers and toes crossed for the chance to be a winner in this fantastic Business Womens Awards Night.
I hope you tell me one day who you are Mr or Mrs Anonymous :)
I have treated quite a few cases of people suffering the Long Term complications of SHINGLES in my clinic. I have won some cases & lost some.
Shingles in the older generation can resolve naturally without complications, although around half of those over 50yrs who have shingles experience continuing nerve pain called post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN).
My most recent shingles client was a long term sufferer of the nerve pain and itch in one spot on her shoulder after shingles. She had been suffering for years, said it drove her mad and no one had been able to fix it. The only reason she came to my clinic and tried the Emmett Technique was because one of her friend told her she had to, lol.
I'll admit :) It took me a few treatment sessions of trying different variations of emmett moves BUT! after her last treatment we got almost a week and a half before her complications started coming back. This was the first time in years she had no pain at all.
I am hoping that now we have changed the pain and itch once, that after this most recent treatment, fingers and toes crossed, we may get rid of it completely.
But, if it does come back it is still going to be great because we now we know how to make it go away again, and again and again. Having pain free weeks would still be wonderful anytime :)
What is Shingles (PHN) Postherpetic neuralgia?
The write up below on Shingles can be found @ http://www.nhs.uk/Conditi…/Shingles/Pages/Complications.aspx
Postherpetic neuralgia is the most common complication of shingles. It's not clear exactly how many people are affected, but some estimates suggest that as many as one in five people over 50 could develop postherpetic neuralgia as the result of shingles.
Postherpetic neuralgia can cause severe nerve pain (neuralgia) and intense itching that persists after the rash and any other symptoms of shingles have gone. Types of pain experienced by people with postherpetic neuralgia include: constant or intermittent burning, aching, throbbing, stabbing, or shooting pain
Allodynia – where you feel pain from something that should not be painful, such as changes in temperature or the wind
Hyperalgesia – where you are very sensitive to pain Postherpetic neuralgia sometimes resolves after around three to six months, although it can last for years and some cases can be permanent. It can be treated with a number of different painkilling medicines.
I am honoured to announce that I have made the finals in the Cairns Business Women's Club Awards 2016 (Sole Entrepreneur category)
I am in the running with another 10 amazing business women finalists. It was so great seeing the Emmett Technique up there on the big screen when they called my name out.
Fingers crossed for the up and coming formal interview, and the formal Gala evening night, where the winner is announced on May 21st.
This is a Beautiful Emmett Business I have and not just for the people I am able to assist but for my heart too.
You can have a man walk in heavily relying on his cane and have to chase him out when he leaves without it.
A mute, disabled child can walk in with an unexplainable new limp, and then look you in the eye as he walks out without one.
A new mum can walk through your door with a screaming baby, so grateful when she leaves with a happy one knowing sleep is in her future.
But best of all when you can fix a lady’s frozen shoulder and she will not let her husband know so he keeps hanging out the washing for her.
All of these moments over the last 12 months have brought me to tears the moment these people left my clinic & were are out of sight.
I would love to share 2 x Foam Roller IT Band articles I read recently. Brilliant reads both of them!!!!!
Emmett Technique has a very gentle effective way of assisting the IT Band. The best part is the more gentle you are on the points the better the IT Band releases.
Have a read below and if you are interested in an alternative fast, painless and very effective IT Band release, look up your local Emmett Therapist and give it a go, you won't regret it.
Take your foam roller, roll one side and let us do the other, lets make this fun see what we can come up with :)
I would like to introduce you to a very special friend of mine. This gorgeous little boy was born on the 4th of December 2015.
He was conceived by sheer determination by his amazing mother, who originally had trouble getting pregnant.
I was blessed to treat his mum with the Emmett Technique in the conception faze. Wahooooooo, Success!!!!
Then I was blessed to treat his mum right through her pregnancy, it warmed my heart watching her tummy grow!!!!
I was very excitedly there with a treatment with mum in the "baby exit womb faze" to make sure the pelvis was in the right place for the grand exit, I was so chuffed to be needed then too.
Then was needed again after the baby exit womb faze, ouch!!!! To assist the back issues that came up after.
I have been on a happy high since the birth and have not been able to wipe the smile off my face.
I love the Emmett Technique, it is useful for so many variables that life gives. Learning this technique allowed me to have the In-cred-ible experience I have had above.
Life is awesome!!!!
Our first Module 3 class as instructors for Myself Rusty & Gemma. What a pleasure it was to teach these students & also to have the opportunity to teach this magnificent technique.
Gosh we had some fun and laughs together as a group, all the students made us look good with the ease they picked up their new Emmett Technique moves.
As a team leading up to the Cardiac Challenge our Emmett Team of fantastic ladies all fundraised $1667 & THEN on the 3 days of treating the fantastic riders of the Cardiac Challenge donated a extra almost $1100 dollars to the cardiac challenge for our Emmett Technique Teams muscle relief assistance. I am so proud of the riders and our team of incredible Emmett ladies. It was epic smile emoticon
I just spent 4 days training with one of the best influences & instructors in my work life Ross Emmett & I am honoured to announce that he believes I am ready to start my Instructing journey with the Emmett Technique.
I have come a very loooooong way since my very first Emmett Class. You see, I don’t come from a therapy of any kind background. My background was in Film & Television Wardrobe Department and my only experience in touching humans was with a sewing needle in my hand, using comforting words like, “hold still or you might feel a little prick”.
Believe me when I say there was some serious instruction and directions & practice, wins and failures, required for me to be turned into the hands on, muscle testing, body watching, emmett finger wielding gal I am today, lol.
I didn’t start my Emmett training thinking that this was going to be the job of a lifetime. I started it believing that it would be a good job to fit in around the kids & bring in an income at the same time.
Then Ross Emmett entered my life, I can’t begin to tell you how much this man & his technique has changed my world. To learn the art of taking away someones pain, in most cases instantly and helping them feel better is probably one of the most addictive, rewarding & satisfyingly intoxicating things I have ever done in my life. I would finish a class and not be able to wait for the next one to learn more, try more, test more & drive Ross nuts with questions, all so I could assist more people.
The easiest way to describe my Emmett learning so far with Ross would be like the parent/child teaching. I have tested and tried so many of his theories (and if you have ever met Ross Emmett there are many theories) to prove him wrong (of course) only to find that he is nearly always right, (nearly) lol!! A parent has no problems telling you what you need to hear to help you grow, and neither does Ross Emmett. Occasionally creating a child like response in you before the realisation kicks in of how true his words were. He continually takes me out of my comfort zone and somehow also helps me believe I can come out the other end (so far so good.) He celebrates with me in my achievements, and is there for me in my melt downs & failures. He is funny, good fun, complicated, very human & makes mistakes and I love him to bits.
With his guidance I have a great business, I like who I am, I am hard to rattle, I can handle set backs, I am happy, my family is proud of me, I have the job of my dreams & my eldest son wants to grow up and be an Emmett Therapist like me :”) the ultimate compliment. My husband recently told me that the only thing that would make me a more perfect wife was if I got a second job, and wah-lah just like magic 6 months ago Ross asked me to be an Instructor, second job tick, perfect wife coming up in October when I teach my first module 3 class, lol. Life really is lovely.
My greatest wish for the future is to make Ross and his close confidents proud, to make great Emmett technique impression on those students who attend my classes, be brave enough to always say what is best for them, have lots of fun and maybe one day change someones life like mine has been changed.
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I would love to share an experience myself, Gemma and our class had at our last Emm-Tech Course. We had a beautiful class of women this time round. One of these ladies was a retired nurse in her 70’s, she had been planning on learning Emmett for past 30 years but had not managed to. Her lovely friend bought her a Emm-Tech Course for Mother’s Day. This 72 year old had recently had a fall and been dizzy, in pain and had been feeling pretty awful for a few weeks :( She walked into class hunched over and looked so sad.
To understand why this Emm-Tech class was such a fantastic learning for all of us you need to know how we teach
1. In an Emm-Tech class we firstly explain what the move is we are teaching and what parts of the body movement will be assisted.
2. We then stand everyone up in a class and all make the same movement required for each move we teach looking for restriction or freedom. Looking around the room at each other gives the greatest visual for when to use the move you are learning on your own friends and family.
3. We then choose the most restricted person in the class to demonstrate the move on, so we can best show how fast and effective each move is & how much more instant movement you find.
4. After each move demonstration the class then chooses a partner and uses & receives the individual moves themselves and experience how easy Emmett really is.
From the front of that Emm-Tech class, I was blessed to watch that 72 year old lady blossoming. Slowly move by move as the day went on, she sat up straighter, started to move faster, walked with her head up & not at her feet & became more and more hilarious the more comfort she felt. She even had me rolling on the floor laughing because her fast wit had caught me out in front of the whole class.
The most beautiful thing was that the people who assisted this wonderful lady and made her feel as good as she did were first time students of the Emmett Technique, finding Emmett points for the first time, each student having a hand in our 72 year nurses remarkable come back over an 8 hour day. Our 72 year old (Student LOVE!!!!) Almost skipped out of class at the end of the day, like a completely different women not even close to the age she walked in.
What a great experience for all of us to be a part of. Even with beginners experience with the Emmett Technique we can still create amazing results to those we love and care for.
It is always so lovely to receive feedback, it helps you believe in yourself and the technique that is behind you. If you have not heard of Nia in Cairns or met Mathilde, visit her facebook page.
Nia is a fun expressive movement practice that leaves you feeling energised and alive. Blending the latest mind body science with ancient wisdom, Nia guides and inspires us to live and move sustainably in a body.
You can find Myself and Gemma This Saturday the 14th at the Festival of the Knob. Emmett Treatment for $$TIPS$$$ to the Hospital Foundation. You can't miss out on the Crowning of The King & Queen of the KNOB, where else could you witness that!!!!!
The Emmett Technique and its therapy does get around :) I have a long term client, who was put onto Emmett Technique from his Daughter in Switzerland. He was so happy with the Emmett Technique and the results we gave him that he has sent a wonderful load of new clients my way.
One of them being the owner of the large bulk meat company he works, this lovely lady referred one of her friends the GM of Great Adventures, who happens to be friends with the General Manager of the Shangri-La and knew of the executive offices that were for rent, that I now run My Emmett Business out of.
So in fact, because of a lovely lady in Switzerland I now have the most beautiful clinic destination in Cairns. I love the flutter effect of this amazing world we live. Life is Lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks Switzerland Emmett Therapists, this story for me started with your ace Emmett work :)
Emmett Technique Therapists have created an EMMETT TECHNIQUE MUSCLE THERAPY TEAM and are volunteering again at this years 2015 Cardiac Challenge Ride Cairns to Cooktown!
We will be setting up Treatment at the lunch and dinner stations to help relieve riders of any pain and discomfort fast. We are also fundraising for the event, leading up to and while on the ride.
Please Help us Emmett Therapists Raise as much Money as we can for this wonderful cause and great family event.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE PHOTO & YOU WILL BE TAKEN TO THE OFFICIAL FNQ HOSPITAL FOUNDATION DONATION PAGE. Thank you in advance for your support and donation!!
I just had the best time teaching in the loveliest location, with thanks to Pointons Lawyers.
I was blessed to hear 2 beautiful lots of feed back this week from 2 mum’s with little babies I treat with Emmett Technique :)
1st feel good moment for me :))))))))))))))))) My baby has been trying to roll for a really long time and after one treatment from you he rolled the next day.
2nd feel good moment for me :))))))))))))))))) After your last treatment my baby finally started to sit, crawl & roll.
My beautiful baby Mums tell me often that after an Emmett Treatments their babies go from stiff to more floppy in the middle, seem lighter and can be carried around easier. They generally say they also sleep better and are generally more happy.
I LOVE LOOKING AFTER LITTLE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!
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We area Treating the riders on the Cardiac Challenge Cairns to Cooktown ride again this year, Can't wait!!!
The Cardiac Challenge posted to my Emmett Technique Cairns facebook page the story below click the photo to go to the story :)
We are very excited to welcome Rusty Boterhoek, member of Emmett Technique Muscle Therapy. They are volunteering again at this years 2015 Cardiac Challenge! They will be setting up at the lunch and dinner stations to help relieve riders of any pain and discomfort fast.
Read more here:
So what are you waiting for!!!!!!
REGISTER NOW @ http://bit.ly/Cardiac-Rego
There is nothing like experiencing things for the first time and last week I had my first RUPTURED BAKER’S CYST client. The most stunning air hostess with one big swollen leg and one petite slender one that she had been hobbling around on for over a week.
Apparently when a Bakers Cyst ruptures the lower leg swells, so originally I thought of just releasing the gastrocnemius to get the fluid up and away, but on further investigation we both realised her whole leg above the knee was really swollen too.
We had a chat and decided we would do a full lymphatic drainage and throw in a few other moves along the way. I could see by the end of the treatment that the ankle looked a little smaller but there was no huge change. We booked a follow up the following week and crossed our fingers for the rapid return of her 2 slender legs again.
She came back for the follow up this week and said that she went to bed the night of our treatment and when she woke up the fluid was nearly all gone and she felt terrific. She said she couldn’t believe it. The poor lady had to witness my happy dance and be subjected to an excited hug. I love my job.
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I found the information about what a Baker’s Cyst is in the story below at:
Baker's cyst is a buildup of joint fluid (synovial fluid) that forms a cyst behind the knee.
A Baker's cyst is caused by swelling in the knee. The swelling is due to an increase in the fluid that lubricates the knee joint (synovial fluid). When pressure builds up, fluid bulges into the back of the knee.
Baker's cyst commonly occurs with:
A tear in the meniscal cartilage of the knee
Knee arthritis (in older adults)
Other knee problems
A large cyst may cause some discomfort or stiffness, but there are often no symptoms. There may be a painless or painful swelling behind the knee.
The cyst may feel like a water-filled balloon. Sometimes, the cyst may break open (rupture), causing pain, swelling, and bruising on the back of the knee and calf.
It is important to know whether pain or swelling is caused by a Baker's cyst or a blood clot. A blood clot (deep venous thrombosis) can also cause pain, swelling, and bruising on the back of the knee and calf. A blood clot may be dangerous and requires immediate medical attention.
Exams and Tests
During a physical exam, the health care provider will look for a soft lump in the back of the knee.
If the cyst is small, comparing the affected knee to the normal knee can be helpful.
There may be a decrease in range of motion caused by pain or by the size of the cyst.
In some cases there will be catching, locking, pain, or other signs and symptoms of a meniscal tear. Shining a light through the cyst (transillumination) can show that the growth is fluid filled.
If the lump grows quickly, or you have night pain, severe pain, or fever, you will need more tests to make sure you do not have other types of tumors.
X-rays will not show the cyst or a meniscal tear, but they will show other problems that may be present, including arthritis.
MRIs can help the health care provider see the cyst and look for any meniscal injury.
Often no treatment is needed. The health care provider can watch the cyst over time.
If the cyst is painful, the goal of treatment is to correct the problem that is causing the cyst, such as arthritis or a meniscus tear.
Sometimes, a cyst can be drained (aspirated) or, in rare cases, removed with surgery if it becomes very large or causes symptoms.
The cyst has a high chance of returning if the cause is not addressed.
The surgery may also damage nearby blood vessels and nerves.
A Baker's cyst will not cause any long-term harm, but it can be annoying and painful. The symptoms of Baker's cysts usually come and go.
Long-term disability is rare. Most people improve with time or arthroscopic surgery.
When to Contact a Medical Professional
Call your health care provider if you have swelling behind the knee that becomes large or painful. Pain could be a sign of infection.
Popliteal cyst; Bulge-knee
Huddleston JI, Goodman SB. Hip and knee pain. In: Firestein GS, Budd RC, Harris ED Jr, et al, eds. Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology. 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2012:chap 48.
Biundo JJ. Bursitis, tendinitis, and other periarticular disorders and sports medicine. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2011:chap 271.
My Personal Experience
Despite the name "growing pains," there is no firm medical evidence that growing pains are linked to growth spurts, sounds strange doesn't it. All I can do is speak from my own personal experience in clinic and with my own children and the Emmett Technique.
My son has been experiencing growing pains for quite a few years now. Previous to studying Emmett I would give him nurofen and massage his legs till he went to sleep again. It was horrible to see him in so much pain for so long and not be able to do much for him.
I don’t have to give him medicine at all anymore and I can have him back to sleep in sometimes 15 minutes. My belief is that our children grow so fast that sometimes the muscles become over stretched trying to keep up with the bones.
At the beginning of a treatment everything is so taught & after a few Emmett moves the muscles relax so quickly that the pain goes almost instantly and doesn’t come back sometimes for months.
I have found this in clinic too with so many children, they come in after a growth spurt walking on their toes and walk out with their heels down again.
Growing babies are all stiff in their parents arm when they walk in and leave all gorgeous and floppy and relaxed.
The Emmett Technique is very child friendly in its gentleness, fast efficiency & very adaptable on a moving target :) Treatments are given sitting, standing or any which way the child is comfortable and happy.
I found this article on Growing Pains if you are curious to know more about your child's growing pains: https://www.intelihealth.com/article/growing-pains…
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Has anyone out there who has had an Emmett treatment before felt the sensation at the end of a treatment when your therapists does the last few moves standing and you can physically feel your whole body move with your therapists lightest move points, you would swear they are moving you but it is impossible with the amount of pressure they are using.
The sensation is incredible and leaves you with a feeling of wonder of what are our bodies really capable of given the right information, at the right time, with the right amount of pressure.
I am very lucky to be assisting a gentleman who has had multiple back surgeries/fusions at the moment & every time he comes in I learn something new about how wonderful the human body is. He is an incredible fun person to treat and the time goes so fast. We are in constant banter about what I feel, and what he feels and thinks what I am doing in a treatment.
Every time I have seen him so far I have been blown away with the changes. He was standing with his shoulders back after the first visit. The second visit I watched him get up off the chair more easily and was standing straighter. Today I watched him roll from his back to his from with little effort at all.
At the end of our session as always I finished with him standing, he still had a pain in the back. I did a cross over move and while I am looking at him his body is getting straighter and straighter, actually moving before my eyes. Emmett is a wonderful thing. You know I was so blown away by the movement in his spine I forgot to ask if the pain in his back felt any better, eeeeeeekkk!!!!!!!
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I would like to introduce you to Emmett Tutor Gemma Dustin. We are teaching The Emmett Technique together this year and many years to come I hope smile emoticon
There are regular moments as an Emmett Therapist that give you an actual head to toe butterfly tingle & a special feeling of how great was that!!!
Yesterday I walked out into my waiting room to find a very tall strong man stand like a very elderly one. The poor guy had had back surgery, pins, fusions over 12 months ago and still didn’t look like he was having much fun at all.
He was fabulous to work on, the poor fella had been in pain for so long that nearly every muscle was tight from the effort it took to move and do anything. We released everything just a little and then everything started to relax. It was so remarkable to watch and be a part of.
We got him off the table and I asked him to stand up and sit down and he gave me a look of are you serous, hehehehehe!!! So with me stabilising him we did our 3 Stand-Up Sit Downs and I could see in his eyes the lack of strain. I asked him how he was feeling and he said he couldn’t believe how much better he was feeling & that he hasn’t been able to stand and sit that easily for more than a year. (That was my the head to toe butterfly tingle moment)
I love my job smile emoticon This gentleman had never heard of Emmett Technique before and came to me as a referral from another lovely client of mine here in Cairns. Word of mouth is such a beautiful thing, people are awesome!!!!!!
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I believe magic might happen with our Emmett Technique Muscle Therapy Sessions at the Night of Hope event on the 7th of February 2015.
The room will be full of memories of those we love and those we have lost, we will be remembering happy and sad times. With all that energy around you never know what might happen with a group of therapists in the room, specially with the Emmett Technique behind them :)
Our plan for the event with our muscle release technique is to take away the aches, pain, and tension in the room one Emmett move at a time. I hope to see a room full of relaxed humans by the end of the night.
The law of giving and receiving is remarkable. We give our time and time cost nothing, you give a donation and receive a treatment taking away your own aches, tension & pain, & your donation could possibly one day save lives.
WIN WIN WIN
We hope to fill our donations bucket full of cash for the Cancer Council so PLEASE please bring a cashed up wallet, heheheheheh!!!!!!! :)
Tickets still available, Sooooooooooo many prizes to be won!!!!! Link Below:
My favourite client of the day today taken after an Emmett Treatment. Baby treatments are just blissful. Love!!!!
I have heard Ross Talk about Lee Mules so many times in Class and how Emmett Therapy Helped her after contracting Cryptoccocal Meningitis. I decided to look her up on the Internet Today and see what I could find. WHAT AN AWESOME LADY!!!!!! Here is what I found:
Emm-Chat Issue 9, Written by Lee Mules March 2011
Another year gone and now time to reflect on my progress. It has been a good year for progress and improvement. I have continued with my Emmett therapy on a regular basis and my ears have steadily improved. In May I travelled to Brisbane to see a specialist Cochlear Implant Centre and Doctor with the hope that I may be able to have an implant. We had two days of testing booked plus an appointment with the specialist Dr at the Centre. The first day consisted of an MRI and various other tests including an electrode test for nerve activity. After the test for nerve activity the Specialist came to see me and told me that it was no point continuing with the testing as they could not find any definite indication of nerve activity and a CI requires nerve activity to work. This was very disappointing of course, however I still had an appointment with the Dr the next day.
The Dr showed Mum the MRI and explained how the nerves on the right were totally obscured by scar tissue and on the left the nerve had a line of scar tissue going across it. The Dr was quite amazed by the amount of hearing I had on the left and the fact that the right was also testing as some hearing. He said I was a unique and complex case, as he had never seen this type of recovery in someone with my extensive damage. He asked if we were doing something different so we explained Emmett Therapy. His comment was to just keep doing what you are doing. The Dr told us there was one other test I could have which he thought was worth having but donʼt get your hopes up. This test is an electronic test done in a small operation and will give an accurate nerve activity reading. Letʼs do it! In August, just before I had the test, my hearing was tested again and my right ear had a fifteen-point improvement, which was very exciting. Thank you Emmett Therapy!
In September it was back to Brisbane for the electronic test. The results stunned the specialists. I had a rare amount of hearing nerve activity in BOTH ears. WOW. That CI was still a possibility but I needed some further testing. Late October, it was back to Brisbane for more tests, the results of which were good and again surprised all the experts. After testing the Dr saw me and explained that they could only locate two records in New Zealand and Australia of a Cryptoccal Meningitis patient having a CI. Of these one had environmental noise only, no speech. The other had, for the last year, vibration only and was just starting to get some environmental sound. This meant no one knew how things would turn out. However the Dr said he thought there was a good chance I would experience some improvement.
This was great news, but I still had to be approved by his board of specialists. On the tenth of November the Drʼs office rang to say the CI was approved and I would have the implant on the twenty fifth. Yahoo! Thank you Emmett Therapy. Everything went ahead as scheduled and on the sixth of December I had switch on. This was a very exciting day as no one had any idea what I would get. On this first day they program and switch on half of the electrodes on the implant. The mapping, as it is called, is done using chime like sounds and the audiologist kept asking if I was hearing sound or getting vibration. I had to keep assuring her it was sound. Switch on. Lots of noise and chimes for a while and as that started to settle she tested my hearing with the CI. She said the days of the week and asked if I heard anything. I replied that I had heard them although not clearly, it was definite speech. Total amazement. She couldnʼt believe it and I was over the moon.
I am still in the early stages and have two more sessions in this round. Every time I see the clinic I show significant improvement and amaze the specialists with my progress. It will take a long time and a lot of training to achieve my goal of conversation but I believe I can. And they said I would never hear again let alone have a successful Cochlear Implant. I strongly believe that the recovery in my hearing nerves is mostly due to Ross Emmett and his wonderful therapy. What next? Eyes? Time for us to concentrate on my vision and if I get the same level of recovery in my eyes as ears this will be wonderful. My goal is to walk the Inca Indian Trail in Mexico for my fiftieth birthday. Weʼve got four years Ross! Lee Mules, Tully QLD
I found this above Story at the link below: http://www.rossemmett.com.au/portals/2/newsletters/emm-chat_issue_9.pdf
I also found a more recent story written by Lee Mules. Her Whole Story WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! What an incredible lady she is and what wonderful friends and family she has.
My name is Lee Scott (Mules), prior to September 2008 my life was pretty routine. I was a manager in tourism in Cairns, fit, healthy with no impairments. In September2008 I contracted a devastating and potentially deadly disease, Cryptoccocal Meningitis. I was not diagnosed until I was critically ill. I was placed immediately into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The battle was on to save my life. The doctors warned my family to prepare for the worst. 25 per cent of people who contract Cryptococcal Meningitis do not survive, that’s 1 in 4 who do not survive. But I was made of stronger stuff than they gave me credit for. On about the 5th day, I do not actually remember this, I regained consciousness and said “Whew, that was a bit tough but I’ll be right now”, ever the optimist. It wasn’t that easy. I spent three and a half weeks in ICU. During that time I was medivaced to Townsville as I had immense pressure in my brain and required a neurosurgeon, Cairns did not have one. During the surgery to release the pressure on my brain I suffered 2 cardiac arrests, due to a severe potassium imbalance caused by the strong drugs I was being given to save my life. But obviously I survived.
My first memory is approximately the three week mark. I was still in ICU, I woke up, everything was pitch black and dead silent except for a dull roar in my ears. My mother took my hand. She wrote on it “You can’t hear or see, be positive”. I replied “Positive attitude only”. A few days later when I was moved to a ward, I took stock of the damage. It was severe. I had lost my sight, my hearing, my sense of smell (which has since returned), I had severe nerve damage to my feet, legs, hips and left hand. I couldn’t lift my right leg off the bed at all and my left only about a centimetre; they had an awful numb like feeling. I could move my toes although I couldn’t feel the movement. I had too much pain in my neck and head to move it. Basically the only thing I could move was my arms. So what did I say, well of course “Where’s the physio?” After a bit of pester power a physio came, did a quick examination and disappeared into oblivion. I thought about this for a little while and decided “This disease may have got my eyes and ears, but I will be blowed if it’s going to get my legs”. I worked out I could manoeuvre myself so that I could reach the bottom hem of those wonderfully flattering pyjamas that you wear in hospital. If I pulled hard enough on them I could pull my leg up and get my hands behind it. I could then force my legs to exercise. I had Velcro boots strapped on my feet and up my legs to prevent muscle contraction, a catheter, drips and so on, but I was absolutely determined.
Some weeks later I was transferred back to Cairns. I knew the exercise routine was working. I could now lift my right leg just a little and my left a little higher. A friend brought me some exercise ribbons, as I was still unable to sit or be on the slightest angle due to the pain in my neck and head, I would flick these until I got them around my foot and pull my leg up. The old gym junkie came out in me and I devised a series of exercises for legs and arms to build my strength. I still had a number of hurdles to overcome, but about two weeks before Christmas I was transferred to rehabilitation, walking with the aid of a walker, or pushed in a wheel chair.
It was a Friday afternoon, my mother who had been by my side all through this ordeal, had gone home to Tully for the weekend. A friend came to visit me, she said “How about we have a BBQ on the Esplanade on Sunday afternoon. Celebrate you being transferred to rehab. I will invite some of our friends and your Mum” I thought this sounded good. On Sunday afternoon my mother put me in the wheelchair and we went to the Esplanade. I was sitting at the table in my wheel chair, my mother took my hand and wrote on it, all communication was by writing on my hand, “Your friends want you to talk”. Well now, talking is something I am good at, I certainly have not lost that ability. I said “I have just spent my first weekend in rehab and I have done a lot of thinking. It is time to start getting the old me back. I am going to get Mum to make an appointment with my hairdresser for a cut and colour ( this may not be important to many people, but it was to me as I always had my hair styled regularly and after all this time in hospital I knew it wasn’t looking good). From tomorrow there will be no more days spent in bed. I will be getting dressed in proper clothes and even if I spend most of the day sitting in a chair, I will be out of bed. I am going to put my jewellery back on and get the old me back. The jewellery didn’t quite work as when I put all my rings back on they all promptly fell off. I had lost 16kg and was very thin.
But on Monday when the physio came for our first session, I was up, dressed and ready. He took me to the gym, in my wheelchair, where we did a few things. Then he put me on an exercise bike. Now I hate exercise bikes, I have always hated them even in my gym junkie days. I called this one “The instrument of Torture”. He set me at a pace and indicated for me to do 2 minutes. It was the toughest, most excruciating hard two minutes I have put in. At the end he was thrilled with my effort, I was disgusted. “How could 2 minutes on an exercise bike nearly kill me? How could I be so unfit, in such poor condition?” He offered me a set of free standing pedals, which he put under the edge of my bed where I could use my feet to get them out. I am sure many a nurse kicked their shins on them and cursed them, but every spare minute I had my feet in them pedalling, determined to walk. A few days before Christmas a friend was visiting me in the rehab ward. She helped me into my wheelchair and took me to a little courtyard near my room. We were sitting there and she wrote on my hand “You want to walk don’t you?” “Yes” I said. She got me to my feet and we started doing a very slow shuffle around the courtyard. Some more friends arrived. Now my friends know me pretty well, they know I am a real coffee shop girl. So they asked “How would you like a coffee at the café?” “I would kill for a cappuccino” I said. “Great, and you’re walking” was their reply. They got one each side of me and with a lot of support I made the slow shuffle to the café, had my cappuccino with friends, and did the slow shuffle back with one each side supporting me. After they had left I called the nurse and said “That wheelchair with my name on it, you can take my name off it and have it back. I don’t need it anymore.” In the morning when physio came and asked where my wheelchair was, I said “I gave it back, I don’t need it, I’m walking.
” On the 30th of January 2009, I was discharged from hospital, four and a half months after I had been admitted. I left without sight or sound and doing a slow and very heavily supported shuffle. But what I did have was a very positive and determined attitude. A determination to achieve my goals – regain my social life, regain my independence, re-enter the workforce and to live an enjoyable and quality life. On leaving hospital it was obvious that I could not live independently at this time. My home was packed up and good homes found for my dogs. I went to live with my mother and step-father at Tully. Just outside of Tully actually. Tully is best known for its sugarcane, bananas and being the wettest town in Australia. Being regional Queensland there were few facilities or services that could assist me. We were prepared to travel but even Cairns and Townsville had very little to offer. Tully had no suitable physio and North Queensland only had one blind service organisation and they did not have an Occupational Therapist for the blind. It was up to us, my wonderfully supportive mother and I to overcome the challenges and achieve my goals. I realised the first thing I needed was to regain my health, fitness and strength. As the mainstream medical system in regional Qld could provide little further assistance we looked at Natural Therapies.
With my mother’s research we found Emmett Therapy, and Ross Emmett was based in Townsville. We started the weekly, two and a half hour each way, trip to Townsville. With Ross’s work my body started to make a good recovery. However I still needed to build strength and fitness, I purchased a treadmill and started walking. I quickly built up to 5klm a day and then gradually to 10klm a day. The Emmett Therapy and exercise was starting to pay off. My balance started to improve, and my strength built up. I was now able to stand although a little wobbly, without holding onto something or someone. The Emmett Therapy was also showing results on my hearing, I was starting to hear some environmental noises with my left ear. The improvements were wonderful but I started to feel my world was isolated and narrow. All communication was by writing on my hand, I could not watch TV, hear the radio, read a newspaper or a book.
Time to learn Braille. But we live in Tully, there is no adult Braille learning facility outside of Brisbane as far as I know and there is certainly none in North Queensland. My mother went on the search again. She found Qld Braille Writers Association at Braille House in Brisbane, they offered Braille by correspondence. I signed up. I hired a tutor, a lovely retired local lady. She had never had anything to do with Braille but had been a teacher at one point, she jumped at the challenge. With her help and a lot of determination and hard work I became a Braille reader after 14 months. It started to open my world back up. I purchased a special Braille computer that converts the written word to Braille. I read the Braille on a small strip on the computer where electric pins pop up and down to form the Braille. The computer has a rather long name so I christened it “Basil”. This sounded like a rather good name for a frustrating techno geek. And I can assure you that self-teaching how to use Basil was very, very frustrating. But it is amazing technology. I now had Microsoft Word, Daily Planner, address book, Book reader and very importantly email and internet.
They are a little limited compared to a regular computer but I was now in direct contact with friends, family and services. I could read the news and surf the net. Around this time two other important changes happened. North Qld got a permanent Orientation and Mobility trainer. A blind organisation had a cane trainer. I could now receive about 4 hours a month training on how to use a white cane. The second thing is we came into contact with a lady who knew the systems and how to navigate them. She was working for an organisation that assisted older carers and their families. I will term her a navigator for this story. She was horrified to discover that the only respite we had been able to access was four hours a week. This meant my parents had no opportunities to have a break without arranging for me to go to a friend’s place for a few days.
We had been unable to access or find any other funding or assistance of any sort. Our navigator set about finding funding and putting us in contact with organisations that could provide the respite we needed. This made a huge difference for my parents. As our navigator got to know me better and we talked about my goal of independence she saw how determined and positive I was. We started to look for funding to assist me to achieve these goals. She located a fund that assisted people to become independent by providing funding for safety, technology, assistive aids and support workers. I applied. The fund was granted after some time. I had a plan and we set it into action. I moved to Brisbane to enable me access to training, services and support. One of my family members had purchased a house with a Granny flat behind it. This was a good starting place. I proceeded to rent it from him. Now with the assistance of Vision Australia I was able to work out what equipment and technology I needed. I could now also receive training in the use of this equipment. Also to assist my mobility I now received 3 hours a week in cane training.
I know there is so much more needed in the way of service for people challenged like myself, but compared to regional Qld this was wonderful. I have moved on from that little Granny flat to rent my own flat. I do all my own cooking and often entertain friends. I self-manage my fund and employ my own support people from the fund. I have come a long way since shuffling out of hospital. I now use an iPhone for text, reading the news and many other things. It connects to a Braille reader. I use a laptop with a program called JAWS for all the usual things such as surfing the net, emails and documents such as this. I do my own internet banking and bill payment. I have been co-editor of a newsletter for a deaf/blind group for a year. I do motivational speaking and workshops for organisations and groups. I am achieving my goals – regaining my social life, tick; living independently, tick; living an enjoyable and quality lifestyle, tick. I hope to do a lot more motivational work and re-enter the workforce. I am very determined to be a good author of my life book.
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Lee is available for motivational speaking Find her at the link below: http://www.griffith.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/667049/Lee-Mules.pdf
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Looking Forward to seeing you over the festive season
THE THING YOU MAY NOT KNOWN ABOUT GIVING A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR CHRISTMAS
I have purchased plenty of Gift Vouchers over the years for friends and family, my only thought being how much it would please the person I was buying it for.
One new revelation since owning my own business is that when a person comes into your establishment and asks to purchase a Gift Certificate for a friend or family member to come in and see you it is such a great honour. What a blessing to have someone think you are worthy of being a gift.
I know there is not a lot you can do for your scoliosis, BUT!!!!!!!!! What I have found over the last year is that scoliosis sufferers still have other muscle problems like the rest of us that actually have nothing to do with scoliosis, but can easily be blamed by the scoliosis. This can make the scolioses look/seem/feel a whole lot worse that it actually is.
I had a wholly molly, that is awesome moment with a client this last month. She had the typical scoliosis uneven shoulders, more aches and pains than anyone should ever have to put up with and her surgeons where talking about surgically fixing her spine if it got any worse.
I have been blessed to have her company and help her feel better over the last 6 months with Emmett. Would you believe we have her shoulders even, she has little to no back pain at all and loves looking at her reflection in the mirror now with her shoulders the way they are. She went for her recent check up with the surgeons and they are very happy with her spine and are happy to see how she goes until her next visit.
Muscles easily change your appearance when they are not working properly together. You may have a very valid reason for feeling or looking the way you do, BUT!!!!!!! Something else may be making it worse than it has to be.
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I am Blessed with a remarkable young boy client who has moved to Cairns. He is a previous client of Ross Emmett. Ross Emmett & his technique did remarkable things for this child when he lived in Townsville from birth. In the beginning when he first came to see me I was so scared of not cutting the mustard compared to such an incredible therapist.
I have been treating him for over a year now and even yesterday when I saw him I was scared of not being able to help him as much as Ross. This child's eye closes over time and Ross used to open it up again in one session. He is due to see his eye specialist again this week and his mum wanted to see if I could open it before the appointment as they were talking about ways to fix him perhaps surgically.
He was still for most of the session & I managed to make all the Emmett Eye Moves perfectly. I was looking at his mum and asked how did we go & she said I watched it open again. I can not begin to tell you how that made me feel. There was relief, happiness, awe, love, excitement. I am so blessed.
It also shows that Ross Emmett's Technique really is very teachable. He & his teachers taught me to be like him, to see and feel what he does. He & they taught me do an incredible technique well & it make me so happy.
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I had my second go at assisting a young Bull Rider in his prime with Emmett this week. He is, actually was :) a sufferer of severe long term back problems from all of his falls. He was so impressed with the Emmett Technique and how much it helped him in one session he wanted to come back and see what Emmett could do with 2 sessions :)
Before starting the very first session I gave the Bull Rider, I stopped & pictured what muscles I thought were used when riding a horse. I continued my assumption with what muscles I thought were used to ride a Bull. With the picture I had in my head I muscle tested, lifted, wiggled my way through a treatment to put him back together. I was very happy with the outcome and so was he.
This weekend just gone I met a lovely horse lady and was chatting to her about the inner thigh and how it was used for riding :-o She very sensitively pulled me up mid conversation and said oh no, that is not how you ride a horse unless you don’t like them, OPS!!! She was a riding instructor of many years and she gave me a rundown on which muscles you use.
As luck would have it my Bull Rider comes in this Monday morning for his second treatment. This time I ask him, how do you hold onto the Bull with your legs when riding. He shows me & it is nothing like I imagined at all. So I chameleon-ed (copied) what he was doing myself and oh my goodness I could feel on myself there were so many more muscles at play than I could have ever imagined.
Look at the main picture of the Bull Rider next door and the position of his legs from gripping, try it yourself and feel it. I ended up treating him this time with a whole new set of eyes, had a very good result again & learnt a very valuable lesson. Never assume you know something :)
Chameleon what people do, how they look, how they move and feel what they feel in their position yourself, you just never know what might feel and how that may help you help them:)
This Chameleon technique helps me with babies and children that can’t talk, too. I mimic how they are walking/moving and see what muscles are at play :)
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This weekend is the KRYPTONITE CHALLENGE at the Cairns Show Grounds. Emmett Technique is offering treatment trials for tips to the FNQ HospitalFoundation over the whole weekend.
Friday events opens 4pm until 8pm.
Saturday and Sunday 8am until 8pm.
Spectators entry over the age of 16 = $ 15
Children under 16 years of age = $10
Family ticket 2 adults and 2 kids under 16 years old = $40
Under 4 years old free entry.
(All above entry prices are Cash only on the day.) All spectators are very welcome at The Kryptonite challenge, cheering friends and family members on will really spur them on and get them over the finish line. Spectators will have a great spot to be able to watch the action participants covered in mud climbing, slipping and sliding under and over obstacles, being electrocuted and frozen in huge ice baths what a laugh and no better way to spend your day!!! In the Spectators area there will be food and drinks, lots of entertainment for the kids.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
What an incredible, humbling event. Our #CardiacChallenge riders over the 3 day event donated for our #EmmettTechnique massage services $850.00. I cry with awe and amazement every time I think about it. These incredible people ride from #Cairns to #Cooktown, fundraise before they go, & still give to the cardiac cause the whole ride. I have never been so inspired. Myself #RustyBoterhoek Gemma & Natalie raised a total of $1861.75 & we have already put our hand up to go along next year.
Emmett Technique Cairns will be closed August 29th - 1st September.
Myself, family and 2 very good Emmett friends are off to give Emmett Treatments to the Cardiac Challenge riders and support crews that need us.
I am looking forward to the fun and memories created over the next few days. Donations can be made @
Just a Little Emmett Can Create Lovely Change.
I would like to introduce you to a new friend of mine I met him maybe 3 weeks ago now when his mum sent me this message through facebook.
Hi there, I have a son who is nearly 3 years old. I saw Abigail's post on your wall and I realised it was the second time I've come across your page. I don't know Abigail personally but I have messaged her as I can relate to the journey she is about to begin with clubfoot.
My son was diagnosed at cairns base 18 weeks into my pregnancy, with bilateral club foot. We moved to vic late in my pregnancy to get him the best care. He was casted for 4 weeks at 6 months old. Luckily for us the clubfoot was a mild case. The casting seems to have corrected his clubfoot but he is left with metatarsus adductus- more severe in the right foot than his left. We moved back to cairns after we thought his treatment was finished and now after two appointments, a year apart, I'm tired of being told to wait and see. We are due for another appointment in October and if they tell me to wait again I'll be seeking a referral to a top specialist in Brisbane.
From what I've seen on your page I assume that you work with muscles and pressure points. If the arches in my sons feet are too tight to let his feet straighten out do you think, there could maybe possibly be a chance, you could help him? I'm willing to try anything. Please let me know if you think he could benefit at all from your work. It would ease a pain in my heart that is growing every day in the fear and thought that he will have to be casted again because I let them keep telling me to wait. Please. Thank you for your time.
We have given this gorgeous boy 2 treatments & his lovely mum sent me these pictures today. I love Emmett
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I wrote the book in the link below and I would like to give it to you in PDF form for free if you have young children.
When I had children of my own I wanted them to be aware of danger but not scared to live, so I wrote this book above. I originally only wrote them for my children, but then friends asked me for copies & pushed me to publish. I tried to publish but had no idea how to do it and gave up a couple of years ago.
As most of you know I am a full time Emmett Therapist and a mother of school children now, whoop whoop :) So I think my writing days are over, lol.
A wonderful Emmett friend of mine I trained with came in for a treatment a couple of weeks ago and asked me about my Stranger Danger Book as she had a copy for her children. I told her I had stopped trying to get it out there years ago. She told me to have another go, to maybe try the Morcombes foundation. She said it was a wonderful learning tool for both her and her children and that more parents need to learn how much their children really understand. Asking the questions in my book leads to so many revelations and conversations with your child about how much they understands or doesn't understand what you are trying to teach them. I tried the Morcombes foundation & they do not publish books either, oh well.
Today one of my girlfriends who I gave a copy of my book to messaged me and told me about an incident at the kindergarten her child attends. He was put in a horrible position and because of my book knew what happened was wrong and when he got home told her straight away.
So I am thinking that I have had 2 lovely people this month remind my of my book in a lovely way. Maybe I am meant to just give my book away for free, even if it only helps one child it is more than worth it. I want to protect children and give them the power of knowledge without scaring them.
I hope you like my book, you can download the PDF, perhaps print it & hopefully love it.
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I met this beautiful baby for the first time in my clinic today. I love my job :)
The message I recieved to book an appointment:
Hi Rusty, not too sure if you remember me but I came to you when I was MASSIVELY pregnant back in March this year. I' so pleased to let you know I had a little girl, Bethany, and I'd love your help with some things. She's sleeping favouring one side and getting a bit of a flat spot so I'd like to see if there's something inhibiting her from being comfortable in other positions. She's also only rolling one way (which I know can be perfectly normal but she's only been rolling one way for a month!).
The messge I was blessed with tonight:
OOOOOOOOMMMMMMGGGGGGG! Your healing hands have proven FANTASTIC for little Bethany. After I saw you we went to Stockland where she had a massive snooze, then picked they boys up from Kindy. I think that is the first drive I've ever been on with her awake and not crying! Tonight putting her jammies on was so much easier and she's been asleep since 7. Easy to get to sleep too! You have just made my mummying job so much easier. I was beginning to doubt I could handle everything with the lack of sleep and Beth's crying (due to discomfort). I had a shower tonight for the first time in four months where she hasn't woken. I know she may need a little more 'work' but I am truly overwhelmed. Her giggles and gurgles from the backseat today was sunshine to my ears.
You fixed her but you really fixed me. X
I can not tell you how much messages like this mean to me. :")
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I get asked about Hot Vs Cold in pain & injury often. Here is a write up I found that might help next time you can not make the choice.
When should I use ice on an injury?
Immediately after an injury, fluid leaks from blood vessels into the injured area. Applying ice to the injured tissues helps limit the leakage of fluid from the blood vessels by causing them to constrict or become smaller. This reduces swelling and limits the amount of inflammation that will occur. In contrast, heating tissues causes the blood vessels to dilate or enlarge. This dilation can increase the amount of fluid that leaks into the injured tissue. This increased leakage leads to increased swelling and worsening of inflammation.
Ice is most effective when applied immediately following an injury and during the first 48 to 72 hours after the injury has occurred. An easy way to properly apply ice is to use crushed ice in a plastic bag covered with a moistened towel. Such an application of ice easily conforms to the shape of the injured body part. Alternatively, a bag of frozen vegetables such as peas can be used in the same way. The cold pack should be applied over a moist towel on the injured body part. Apply for 20 minutes and remove for at least 20 to 40 minutes so that the skin is not injured from the icing. Your provider may recommend applications only a few times a day or throughout the day depending on the injury or condition. Do not use ice if the injured area has decreased sensation, poor circulation or an open wound. Seek medical attention.
When should I use heat on an injury?
Heat is not usually recommended during the first 48 to 72 hours after an injury. The use of heat during that time can dilate or enlarge the blood vessels leading to increased fluid leakage into the area. This fluid results in increased pain and swelling. After the first 48 to 72 hours, heat applications can be helpful, especially prior to recovery exercise workouts. The heat can improve blood flow to the area and aid in the recovery process. Heat provides an additional benefit by relaxing the muscles of the injured area so that workouts can occur as safely as possible. It’s important to keep in mind that heat can injure the tissues if it is excessively used. It actually can "cook" the skin, causing discolouration. Heat should only be applied for 20 minutes and should not be painful. Your provider may recommend heat application several times a day depending on the situation. Never sleep on a heating pad, as this is a common cause of skin burning. Moist heat by heating pad or direct moisture from hot whirlpool can be effective depending on the injury or disease involved and overall condition of the patient. The elderly should be especially cautious about using a whirlpool for therapeutic purposes and a provider’s advice is recommended.
I found this write up at the link below:
I recently had an amazing experience with an Emmett move called Spinal Balance. I was set up at the markets raising money for charity and I had a small cue of waiting people. An older gentleman comes up to me and asks if Emmett can do anything to improve his sore neck. He told me he has leukaemia, a defibrillator and a present case of shingles and he has tried everything.
This man had the kindest face and I really want to help him but I already has a cue of people waiting. I thought shingles is related to virus that effects the nerves. I excused myself for a minute from the person I was treating and did a quick spinal balance move on the gentleman. He says, I can’t believe it the the pain is gone and you barely touched me. He put some money in my tub, took my business card and walked away. This whole conversation & treatment took about 3 minutes.
He and his wife called later that week and made an appointment for both of them. Sitting in my clinic they told me that he had had no pain for 48 hours after my little market treatment. It is funny you know my first feeling was that of disappointed that it only lasted 48 hours. I think he saw my face because he said to me, you know that is the first 48 hours I have had pain free for more than 10 years and you barely touched me. I came back to see what you could do if I had a proper treatment. I can not tell you how nice it was to treat this man and lady in my clinic and give them my 100% attention and an excellent body balance.
What is the Importance of Body Balance?
Dr. Roger Sperry, Ph.D., won the Nobel Peace Prize by discovering that 90% of the brain’s activity is used to balance your body within the gravitational field of earth. He stated that if your body is distorted mechanically (off balance), it begins to effect the other 10% of the brain’s activity, which controls all the other body functions such as breathing, digestion, or thinking.
If the body framework (bone structure and spine) is in an off-balanced or misaligned position, it may impede or block the electrical and chemical (life giving) transmissions of the nervous system which controls all your body functions. This interference to the nervous system may cause or contribute to all kinds of symptoms and illness conditions.
Published research studies have shown that when body balance is restored, the body enters a healing cycle that alleviates pain and symptoms; elevates the immune system, increases blood and oxygen circulation, normalises nervous system communication and creates more optimum body performance.
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For those of you lovely people who follow my Emmett Page I would like to apologise for not keeping up with my blog stories about my experiences with Emmett of late. I have still been having the amazing experiences but the passion for writing about it received quite a painful blow recently. I am finally ready to write about it :)
I was called to the hospital by a lovely Grandmother on the 11th of March this year to assist her gorgeous little grandson. His little foot was stuck up on his shin and she was hoping I might come in and have a look. I went into the hospital, I used one emmett move and this tiny, tiny babies foot dropped down into the position it was meant to be in. This moment was like inspiration sensational and incredible multiplied by infinity for me. The buzz of that moment didn’t wear off and still actually hasn’t.
This tiny little baby showed me the greatness of the Emmett Technique. After treating him I felt like my eyes were wide open and I could see the kind of life I was going to have being able to assist people for the rest of my life doing what I was able to do.
I walked away from the hospital and all I wanted to do was write and blog. I wanted to inspire people to learn the Emmett Technique. I wanted to help people imagine how rewarding it is to assist peoples pain. I wanted to inspire those who were in pain to go and get a treatment from an Emmett Therapist. This little baby moment filled me with a passion that was a roaring flame & I loved it.
I was blessed to see this beautiful boy quite often after he came out of hospital, his eyes would light up when he saw me and I fell head over heels for the little fella. We had a bond, holding him and loving him was the icing on the cake after what he had already given me. Almost every time I saw him I had that passion to write, express and share Emmett.
My little angel passed away in his sleep one night at about 2 1/2 months old. He wasn’t sick it was a SIDS case. :’( I have heard of other babies passing away in their sleep, parents losing their children but I have never experienced the loss so personally before until him. WOW!! Nothing really prepares you for the blow at all, it is nothing like I have ever imagined. I have a whole new respect for those parent/families/friends that have gone through this. I lost my little passion flame that I loved and it was awful.
I stopped having my free pregnant mum and baby clinics to try and save myself from falling in love again. I stopped writing, expressing and stepped back and squashed my feelings down deep inside.
I was blessed with a visit from his Mum and Grandma recently and they bought me in the hugest picture of him. They were so brave and loving and were there to see me, for me. The world is a crazy lovely place. When they left, I figured if his own mum could not only pick herself up, but help me so easily too I needed to get back out there again and see if I could too.
There is a clinic called Mareeba Natural Therapies owned by good friend of mine Charley Taylor, who I believe is one of the kindest humans on earth. I called him and asked if I could come and help him in his Free Pregnant Mothers and Baby Clinic he runs every Thursday morning. I went up last Thursday and I can’t tell you how nice it was to remembered how wonderful it is to make babies and their mums feel good again.
The best thing that happened was that seeing all those babies in the clinic smiling helped me remember my little angel smiling and happy & I can now feel how much I love him without the breath leaving me. The other thing that happened is that I want to write and blog again, phew!!!!!! So look out, I am back!!!! I will be helping you all see that you all need to be Emmett therapists and if you don’t want to be an Emmett Therapists you need to be seeing one and feeling wonderful, lol.
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Myself and Gemma set up an EMMETT TECHNIQUE FUNDRAISING TENT at last weekends Cairns Ukulele Community Concert Day. We offered Emmett treatment trials for tips to the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation. We had a ball :)
Last weekend in EP3 I learnt how to possibly make changes related to our private parts functions (front and rear) for both females and males. I can also try this move on my ladies trying to get pregnant too. This could be a life changing emmett move for a lucky few out there.
Clients are completely clothed & the move is non-invasive.
I met a beautiful mother of two a little while back who was as fit as a fiddle and a great looker. I would personally kill to look that good after 2 children. She came to me on the advise of a friend and was not sure what the Emmett Technique was going to do for her.
When looking at her you could see that her shoulders were turned in at the front that it gave her the appearance of being perhaps a little shy & she looked very rounded across her back. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on her and see how much of a change we could make to her natural posture.
OMG!!!!!! I was a little in awe. I wouldn’t have believe it would be possible, but when she stood up from the massage table she was even more beautiful. The change with her shoulders naturally back and down made her look like she owned the world. I know it sounds crazy but I went from believing she was perhaps shy & gorgeous to look at her, to then think she looked gorgeous & unstoppable. All with posture change.
I keep thinking of the saying you can’t read a book by the cover Posture can change our covers to make us appear differently to what we are on the inside. Emmett has shown me how to re-cover my book, I now have great posture and appear confident (APPEAR :)). Now I love re-covering everyone else's books that I can get my hands on.
The Emmett Technique is incredible.
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I met a very handsome school aged Autistic boy this week, he was limping and couldn’t tell anyone where or why it hurt :(
The great thing about the Emmett Technique in a situation like this is that Ross Emmett teaches us to watch how the body moves, to take note of where the body sits when a person is still & then to form a plan of what Emmett Moves you are going to make from there.
Reading bodies in my practice comes in very handy for little babies who can’t talk, but this beautiful Autistic boy helped me open my eyes to a whole new level awe of the things I have been taught by Ross Emmett . I watched this School aged boy move, I watched how he sat, I used Emmett’s chameleon approach and I mimicked what he did. I could see what may have been creating his pain without him telling me I just had to hope that it was enough to take some of the pain away. I spent 15 minutes watching and making moves and asked them to come back again in a few days. After they left I sat on the floor in my office and cried at the fact that I made a change in a boys pain who couldn't tell anyone what was wrong.
His mum told me they went home and he started jumping on the trampoline again that afternoon He still had a little limp so I watched and chose my moves again. The difference I noticed this time though was when I chose the right move he stopped still for me like he was telling me that was it, I got the goosebumps. He taught me something
Learning Emmett has made me feel like I have been given THE CHEAT SHEET to the most awesome Human Anatomy Xbox Game on the planet. Thanks Ross, I saw nothing till you opened my eyes.
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Feeling like your head is a bit foggy? Black under your eyes when you look in the mirror but no runny nose? Make an appointment :) Emmett Sinus Relief may make you feel a whole lot better
I was extremely lucky to meet and treat a man yesterday who was meant to have died a long time ago from an inoperable cancer growth on his lungs. He had radical radiation treatment that saved his life but the radiation burns on his insides created a little havoc.
The part that was incredible for me as a therapist was that the radiation had burnt most of the muscle away on his Scapula leaving just bone. When you tapped it with your finger made a sound like tapping on a hollow door. Muscles were still attached to his Scapula but pretty much just around the outside and none across the top surface. He still had the use of the shoulder and his fingers which I find absolutely incredible (how awesome are our bodies at adapting.)
His reasons for seeing me were his neck & back pains. I gave him his treatment and treated him like I would have if he had have had muscle in all the right places. I felt like things were going pretty well.
I sat him up and he looked pretty good but his shoulders were still a bit uneven. I knew I needed to use the Teres Minor move to even the shoulders, but there was really no muscle there to speak of. So I thought why not give it a go anyway. I put my 2 fingers on the hold points of the scapula and I swear I was on bone in the chooks foot point of the move, and on a tiny piece of muscle at the teres minor point. The shoulder very noticeably moved back and down in my hands like a melting moment. I nearly wet myself with excitement, did a little happy dance & I lost all sense of professionalism, lol.
The good news is he felt a lot better after the treatment and I feel so lucky to have a met a person who shared something so extraordinary with me. I am happy to admit I felt like a kid in a candy shop, I loved every minute of the whole experience and I have not stopped bubbling with all the wonder and awe in the world since.
When I was at the very beginning of learning the Emmett Technique I really didn’t know much about the human body and anatomy at all. I had a man come and see me that did not have a clavicle bone, he had lost it in an accident and was having trouble turning his head.The only thing I had to help him at that stage of my training was a move that you are meant to make along the clavicle bone. So I thought why not, made the move where I thought the clavicle should be and his neck could turn again.
With my knowledge of anatomy now I would never have tried either of the moves that I used in my above blog. I am so thankful for my clavicle man, it was an awesome learning lesson at the right time. WHY NOT!!!!!
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I have had bulk gorgeous children in this last month mostly from irregular bowel movements. The best thing about things in bulk is that you learn so much from it.
Emmett has an awesome Lymphatic Drainage method that is quite incredible, non invasive, relaxing, calming, rhythmic and you generally feel a million dollars after.
I had a picture of how my Child Emmett Lymphatic might go & in all my efforts, over all my children this month, it never went the way I planned BUT!!!!!!!! Man it was veeeeeery fun, and still so effective.
I still used all the lymphatic moves in the treatment, but not rhythmically or very sequential. I learnt that the arm and leg pumps are good get to know you and make you giggle moves for children to help them relax.
I learnt that after the bowel section of the Lymphatics the children can start to pass wind, which is incredibly funny and makes me do more of the leg pump moves, which tends to break more wind, which makes them laugh more and then they break even more wind from laughing so hard. There is no better medicine than laughter I think.
From the feed back so far I am pleased to report everything seems to move a lot better for quite a while after the treatment. :)
I learnt that Lymphatics really can sometimes clear up some child rashes.
Lymphatic drainage waste products are released from the body with increased urination. One of my child Mum's had to stop 4 times on the way home (20 minute drive) for her son to urinate. He also suffers from serious food allergies and had has a recent allergic reaction before seeing me. I find it so INTERESTING that he released sooooo much water after his treatment :) He bowels now also work beautifully :)
I learnt that Lymphatics before and after surgery can be very helpful with some of our little angels.
And last of all that the Emmett Bladder Move on little boys and girls who wet the bed is pretty awesome. It didn't work on all the kids but on the children it did work for it really helped their happy mojo.
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I LOVE EMMETT :) I LOVE LEARNING
My incredible group of Emm-Tech students this Sunday picked up the Emmett moves easily. The results they saw while woking on each other were even better than my demonstrations out front, lol.
I can't wait to hear how many people get to feel better after these students get their hands on them. Well done everyone.
New Born Babies
I was invited up to the Cairns Base hospital yesterday by a family who just welcomed a gorgeous little boy into the world.
He had one of his beautiful little feet hooked up on his shin, apparently from his position in the womb & he was not feeding properly on one side. He was so tiny and beautiful and calm and was only 3 days old. I love my job.
Ross Emmett teaches all his students that attend his classes through visual demonstrations and stories. As soon as I saw this gorgeous little boys foot I remembered the story Ross told about a little baby who had had similar foot trouble after birth and what muscle group he released to release the foot back down again.
It only took one Emmett move in the end and the foot came straight down, that gorgeous little baby did not make a sound or flinch or anything. Emmett is very gentle on babies & amazing to watch the fast results.
This little bundle of joy was also feeding ok on one breast and not very interested in the other. Mums tend to blame themselves when these things happen, especially first time mums. I used the releases we were taught for the babies and did a little work on his mum.
His mum messaged me later on in the evening and told me he was feeding well on both sides now and that she and baby were feeling much more relaxed. She was doing a wonderful job feeding her baby all along, he just had a sore neck.
Ross Emmett tells soooo many stories while teaching his classes, but it is not till you experience some of those stories yourself, while using the Emmett Technique that you understand the true gift he has given you. I would have never imagined I would ever be capable of doing such amazing things a few years ago.
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Car sickness, Sea Sickness, Motion Sickness, Morning Sickness.
Emmett Technique has these amazing balance moves. I use them all the time in my clinic, but only recently did I really have the chance to see them in action with vomiting from car/bus sickness. I went on a school excursion with my middle daughter, we were to go up to Kuranda on the scenic train and then come back down the range on the school bus. Sounds like a perfectly simple day
WELL, what I didn’t mention was the special lunch pre-prepared for the children that they all ate when they got to the top of the hill. A massive sandwich, chocolate bar, fruit and a juice. As soon as were were finished lunch we were on the bus coming back down the range again.
I was on high alert, half excited, lol, to see if one of the kids was going to get sick so I could really try out the Emmett balance moves. It happened, one of the kids started being sick. I raced down to the poor kid, made the moves and the vomiting stopped. AMAZING!!!!!
I use it on my kids when driving to Port Douglas too. I am not sure what it is with that drive but one of mine always ends up a bit sick, we haven’t vomited in the car since I have learnt the moves. They know to let me know straight away and I hop over the back and quickly make the moves and the sickness goes away.
It has been know to work on boats when you have sea sickness & can assist in pregnancy with morning sickness. I use these moves in my clinic all the time and they are also taught in my Emm-Tech classes for the general public.
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Can’t Look Over Your Shoulder When Driving
I had a lady her late 70’s come in to my clinic recently and she was in lot of pain and was still smiling like the world was a wonderful place and happy to be in it. I find these people incredible humans.
Anyway, we treated all her aches and pains and right near the end we sat her up and started to finish off the treatment on her neck. I asked her to look over each of her shoulders and she says to me, sorry love I haven’t been able to look over my shoulders for 10 years.
I asked her to give it a go anyway, she looked over both shoulders and says, wow I can see a bit better over my shoulders now. I was horrified, she barely moved and was happy with what we had done so far.
I next used the Emmett Scm Move on her neck. When I was finished I asked her to try looking over both shoulders again and she nearly fell off the table on me. She was so sure she wouldn’t move that when the neck turned she lost her balance.
When we were finished I called her name as she was leaving and she turned her whole body around to look at me again and I had to remind her that she could actually use her neck again. How wonderful is that.
We can sometimes assist a neck in as little as 5-15 minutes, so if you are struggling for time we can have you fixed and out the door again in no time.
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I was watching my husband today as he was icing his finger and I asked what was wrong. He said my finger is driving me nuts it has been itchy all day and I have made a lump scratching it.
I said, give me a look it might be a nerve thing maybe. He gave me the look that only a husband can get away with, and didn't believe that I would be able to help this particular problem.
I should have put a money bet on it I worked his whole arm ear to shoulder and it took me about 5 moves and 10 minutes and the itch was gone. It really was a nerve thing after all.
I love EMMETT it makes me look good, even to my own husband.
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20 Years Of Tingles In The Legs Gone In One Treatment
I have a lovely Melbourne farmer that comes for treatment when he comes to Cairns to visit his grown children.
I love him, he is a wealth of information about the inside of a body, but not from the way you would think. He spent many years working at an abatwa. I have never looked at a human body part as in, that is where a T-bone steak comes from till I met him, lol. Every time I hit the right spot in a treatment he says, you got it chief, you got him now.
He came to see me in the beginning with tingles in his legs that he had been suffering with for 20 years. He told me that he had seen so many different therapists with his problem and no one has ever made much different. He said I don’t expect you to fix them in one go if not at all but some relief would be good. We got rid of almost all the tingles in one treatment Thank you Ross Emmett Technique.
I saw him again couple of weeks ago and said he can’t believe the treatment on his tingles held even after all the hard work he had been doing. He bought his daughter and one of his best mates with him this trip to see if I could help them too. I haven't heard how I went with them yet and I am looking forward to hearing on his next trip North.
Country people work their bodies so hard. It is so good to be able to give them relief & so nice to get the chance to meet such good people and have their trust.
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Dizziness & Vertigo
I had a wonderful lady come and see me last week with the symptoms of Vertigo and Dizziness. She told me the only time she wasn't dizzy was in a moving car. She had been to the doctors and had all the tests and there was no real reason the doctors could find as to why she was dizzy. She had spent a fortune on tests and scans and all she found out was that she was, on a positive note very healthy.
She was referred to me and when I got her up on the table I excitedly realised she suffered 3 common symptoms that the Emmett Technique has moves for that can aid Dizziness and Vertigo. 1st thing I noticed was that her legs were different lengths which is a simple fix. 2nd thing I noticed was she had jaw problems. Emmett has amazing jaw moves that hurt a little, only take seconds, and the results can be incredible. The 3rd thing that was very clear was the black under her eyes which generally indicates Sinus. So many people out there don't realise they have sinus. Take a look in the mirror, if you are black under the eyes it may not be age. :)
We made the jaw and leg length moves & then cleared her sinus and she had the sensation of fluid down her throat & crackling & popping in her ears. All excellent signs that we're on the right track.
We sat her up and she was feeling pretty good. We did a bit more on her jaw and a couple of other things, got her off the table and sent her on a little walk. I looked over and she was crying, happy crying. She was feeling so much better already & couldn't believe how easy it had all been. She came back the next week and all of her symptoms were gone and she was able to go on with life normally. I can not begin to tell you how much this lovely lady deserved to live happily, healthily ever after. She is as warm and lovely as the best of them.
I have treated people who have been diagnosed with all kinds of things to explain their Dizzy spells and vertigo. One of my clients had sold his boat and all the things he could not use anymore because of his dizziness. He came to see me for a sore back and left with no more dizzy spells too.
I have found over my years treating with Emmett that not everything is set in stone. You may have a diagnosis for a condition but it may not be causing all the symptoms you think it is. Emmett may not be able to help you, but what if it did? How much would it change your life?
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Knees & Legs
Believe it or not I raced BMX for about 5 years in primary school. I trained a few afternoons a week, raced all weekend and the occasional evening. I was as fit as a fiddle and had what I would tell my girly girl friends were massive ballerina thighs.
I finished racing when I started high school but still did quite a lot of sport. I always had problems with my thighs, generally when I was doing anything that involved running. As I grew up my knees started to play up as well. I ended up at a sports clinic in my early 20’s who, after all kinds of tests told me I had the knees of a 60 year old and that running would never be a good idea for me.
At the age of 37 I was lucky enough to be pulled out in front of my Emmett class by Ross Emmett to teach the class about a set of moves. He picks a student that will best show how well these moves work. He listed all the types of sports/jobs that most effected this muscle group. The only one that fitted me was bike riding and that was 25+ years ago for me.
I swear he made just a few moves on both my legs, made me stand and sit a few times. He then asked me to take a little walk around & I kind of felt like a thunderbird puppet. I was no longer walking on legs that I recognized. The other amazing thing that happened was that I ended up with a gap between my thighs that I had never had or seen before.
The next day when I woke up I felt like I had run a marathon. I hadn’t used my legs properly for so many years that just walking was like a huge gym work out. Being a Emmett Technician I like to push the boundaries and try everything out to the maximum, so I tested my new legs by running on the beach with no shoes. I at 38 could run with no knee pain as long as I wanted, my fitness level pulled me up though, lol. I tested my knees for over a month until this one day I was running on the beach looking behind me at my dog and fell in a childs hand dug sand hole. I tore my hamstring :/ It is embarrassing limping around a massage table telling people you can help them, lol.
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TURNED IN FEET
I met the cutest boy last week who had turned in feet. When he looked up at me through his gorgeous long eyelashes with his feet turned in I would have nearly given in to any terms he set. Lol
His turned in feet did not slow him down at all but it is not the right way to walk. I spent about 1/2 an hour with him working very gently with muscles and chatting and laughing.
We got him down off the bed and I asked him to squat down a couple of times and then to go for a little walk. There was improvement but I still was not as happy as I wanted to be.
I wondered if perhaps habit had bought his feet back in where he thought they were meant to be. I had a chat to him and we did everything again and like magic they were straight.
I saw his mum again on the weekend and she said they were still straight, how good is that. I am also happy to report that he is still just as cute looking up at you through his eyelashes with straight feet.
Emmett Technique is amazing
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My Personal Experience
My son has been experiencing growing pains for quite a few years now. Previous to studying Emmett I would give him nurofen and massage his legs till he went to sleep again. It was horrible to see him in so much pain for so long and not be able to do much for him.
I don’t have to give him medicine at all anymore and I can have him back to sleep in less than half an hour. I believe our children grow so fast that sometimes the muscles become over stretched trying to keep up with the bones. Emmett relaxes the muscles so quickly that the pain goes almost instantly and doesn’t come back sometimes for months.
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Breast Feeding Mothers
My Personal Experience with Emmett
I am sure there are a few breast feeding mothers out there that find that their babies prefer one breast side over the other when feeding. Some babies even flatly refuse one breast all together. This can sometimes be as simple as a sore neck on one side that makes it uncomfortable to feed. A couple of gentle moves can fix the neck and hopefully baby won't fuss at dinner time again. Then, as a added bonus you can have breasts the same size, both sides.
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I had a great fellow come into my clinic a couple of weeks ago suffering from tinnitus (ringing in the ear) The poor fella has been suffering with it for more than 2 years. He came to see me because I had spoken to his lovely wife about a couple of things Emmett has that can possible help tinnitus sufferers and he was prepared to try anything.
I firstly noticed the black under his eyes, so I drained the sinus, the ringing was still there. So I worked on the jaw & make the move that has been know to help tinnitus, the ringing was still there. He complained of a sore shoulder so I tried to fix that and it made the ringing worse, interesting I thought so I released the shoulder. The ringing was still there. I used my whole Emmett arsenal in the end and we made a little difference but it didn't go away.
Anyway, I get a call from him later that day asking me what voodoo I had done on him, lol. He had picked up a newspaper that afternoon and he could read the articles without his glasses on, his vision was clear. He said he had needed his glasses to read for years. I believe his sinus was to blame for his blurry vision, but it could have been his jaw too. I really don't mind which one it was because the outcome was incredible
I treated him again last week and he still had the ringing in his ears so we had another crack at it. He still doesn't need his glasses though and says he feels funny not carrying them around anymore. No guarantees on better vision after an Emmett treatment, but I have had reports of better vision after a treatment quite a few times before. I guess it depends of why your vision is not good in the first place.
I think it is well worth getting an Emmett treatment any day of the week. Who know what Emmett could accidentally fix while fixing other related issues. I am so blessed to have been taught such an incredible technique by such a great man. Thank you Ross Emmett
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