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The Development of the Technique

This 'Chameleon Approach' has long been the major success in the EMMETT Technique and produces outstanding results time and time again.

Often hailed as a 'gifted healer', a tag Ross rejects saying "I simply notice things other people don't; I have found ways to stimulate the body's ability to self-correct and as a therapist I have been able to use this insight to help people. I was encouraged to share this with others so they could do the same. I developed what is now taught as the EMMETT Technique - to get the information out there and to be able to assist many more people than I could reach alone."

There are now TENS of THOUSANDS of people trained in the EMMETT Technique worldwide

How it all began…

The EMMETT Technique first evolved as a means for Ross to treat sick and distressed animals. Ross has always cared for animals and for their well being. His experience in working as an animal attendant, Australian Dog Obedience Judge and a successful animal trainer have assisted his unique insight and the development of the method. Ross discovered that the technique worked as effectively on the handlers as it did on their animals.

The EMMETT Technique works equally as well on people as it does our four legged friends

  • Getting Started

    Working in bodywork as a Massage and Remedial Therapist running busy clinical practices in Mt Isa (1981-1999) and Townsville, Australia (1999-2008) gave Ross the opportunity to further develop the technique. What originally began as a massage business in Mount Isa in the early 1980's, Ross Emmett developed a reputation for getting fast, effective results with his clients. His busy Mount Isa practice treated on average, 100 people per week.

  • Australian Outback

    Due to his location in the Australian Outback, his clientele over the years were often people from cattle stations and mines situated hundreds of kilometres away. They had limited access to therapy and limited time for treatment. The visit to town needed to provide both instant relief and lasting comfort for these clients, due to their inability to receive follow up treatments.

  • Time to Teach

    In 1983 Ross began teaching Massage Therapy and has since taught many other modalities including Bowen Therapy. Through the support of other practitioners, and in particular the encouragement of a Townsville Doctor, he started teaching his own technique, commonly known now as the EMMETT Technique.

  • Ross and The Chameleon Approach

    Ross's years in outback Australia have shaped him into what he calls a 'bit of a bushy' - forthright, direct and a bit rough around the edges; the international media have referred to him as the 'Colonial Cowboy'. Ross describes himself as a "Chameleon", adapting treatment to suit each client's specific needs.

  • With Thanks

    The resounding gratitude reflected amongst thousands of incredible testimonials Ross has received over the years from clients and Emmett Practitioners alike reflect the achievement of great results using the EMMETT Technique.

    Ross's collection of letters and credits are, in short, simply amazing; he often has referrals from Doctors and specialists, to assist with patients that others have been unable to get results. Ross highly values these referrals and appreciates the opportunity to work in collaboration to achieve a positive outcome for the client.

  • Commitment to Sharing

    Ross continues to travel throughout Australia and the world, lecturing and holding seminars to share his own unique insight into bodywork and the EMMETT Technique.


"Could What you're wearing be wearing you out?"

A Talk for general public and professionals seeking simple solutions for anything from backache to RSI.

Internationally acclaimed speaker, therapist and creator of Emmett Technique, Ross Emmett now travels the world teaching professionals how to reduce and remove muscular pain and restriction.

Presenting information usually reserved for therapists and allied health professionals, Ross shares his unique insights into how your choice of clothing could be stressing your body, sapping your energy and potentially be causing your recurring pain.

Sell-out seminars have be held for audiences in London, Austria, Germany and in Australia. (In Singapore, Ross addressed members of the Sentosa Golf Club, where a highly respected businessman was convinced to rid himself of his $80,000 gold watch due to the impact it had on his club grip and consequently his entire swing and resulting ball direction).

Ross, who has been a remedial therapist in clinical practice for over 30 years, and a teacher and trainer of many modalities since 1983, said for years he noted the increasing number of clients who presented to his clinic suffering pain as a result of what they were wearing. When he was asked in 2007 to address the Miss Australia Gala in Tasmania it seemed like the perfect avenue to approach this topic and "Could what you're wearing be wearing you out?" was born.

Ross has continued to develop the talk as a means to inform everyone, from Miners and Truck drivers, Office workers to Professional Sportsmen, elderly to pregnant women, how clothing and accessories they are wearing could potentially be impacting on their body resulting in symptoms of neck and shoulder pain, backache, leg and arm pain, abdominal pain and difficulty breathing, balance and stability problems and even colic in babies.

During his talk Ross identifies common clothing culprits to be on the look out for and proceeds to demonstrate a few simple muscle release sequences which can effectively correct muscles, quickly relieving pain and discomfort.

"The main purpose of the workshop is to let people know that they don't necessarily have to live with pain", Ross said. "I wanted to let people know how they can look for simple reasons for recurring pain, before thinking it could be caused by a chronic illness. I wanted to give people the power back; to be able to conduct their own assessment first."

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