ReQuest Soft Tissue Therapies uses two Australian-developed therapies.

The EMMETT Technique®

Treating people at Horse of the Year show in Hastings, NZ
Treating people at Horse of the Year show in Hastings, NZ

The EMMETT Technique is a unique body therapy created by Ross Emmett to address pain and discomfort in the body. It is used on muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissue (fascia) as well as the lymphatic system.

These corrections enable gentle and profound releases for issues relating to pain and mobility.

The EMMETT Technique uses gentle pressure or 'switches' at specific points, to initiate muscle release and is an effective therapy when used alone or can be combined with other therapies, such as Bowen Therapy, to enhance a treatment.

Results can often be seen and felt immediately.

Emmett Technique for horses by Rebecca Cooper
A happy client at one of our Emmett4Horses courses in Pakenham, Victoria

For more information on this technique please go to the Ross Emmett website

​​The EMMETT Technique is also used to treat animals and is incorporated into my canine and equine treatments as well. For more information please go to the Emmett4Animals website -


Bowen Therapy

Bowen Therapy (created by Tom Bowen) is a dynamic muscle release modality which works on the connective tissue (aka fascia) throughout the body.

Bowen therapy

Sequences of cross-fibre moves are applied to specific muscles, tendons and ligaments to release fascia, restoring muscles to their correct form, improving flow of blood, lymph and energy.

Bowen Therapy is applied to treat a broad range of physical ailments including muscular, structural and visceral complaints. It is especially useful because it can be effectively applied when many other therapies cannot, such as in cases of extreme trauma.

It is a dynamic fascial and muscle release modality, with single, cross-fibre moves being applied to specific muscles, tendons and ligaments to improve flow of blood, lymph and energy. ​ It is a minimalist approach to bodywork, doing away with the need for repetitive and often invasive action.

Bowen Therapy may help to assist with recovering from:

  • Low, middle or upper back pain or stiffness
  • Neck pain or stiffness, including wry neck and whiplash problems
  • Shoulder or arm problems, including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (pain, numbness or tingling in hands or fingers)
  • Headaches
  • Sinusitis, eye, ear or nose and throat problems
  • Sciatica, pain in the groin, hip or buttock
  • Thigh, hamstring or knee problems
  • Lower leg, ankle, foot and toe complaints
  • Lymph and circulatory problems  

Both therapies can be used effectively alone or combined to enhance a treatment. Treatment approach is gentle and non-invasive so these therapies can often be used when a more physical approach isn't appropriate, for example on the very young, very frail or those recovering from injury.

Please note: Complementary therapy does not replace medical care or veterinary treatment - if you have any concerns about your health or that of your animals, please speak with your primary health provider or veterinarian in the first instance.