A workshop on Emmett's technique applied to animals arrives in Portugal for the first time to teach owners how to improve their dogs' quality of life. Its premiere is scheduled for October 23rd, between 9am and 00pm, at Woofland by Iron Dog, at MAR Shopping Algarve, Loulé.
The workshop on the technique applied to animals challenges animal owners to put Emmett therapy into practice: a neuro-muscular release technique known for using light finger pressure on specific points of the body in order to release the existing tension.
The technique uses activation points that can unlock muscle memory.
The fundamental objective is simple: to relieve pain and discomfort, increase mobility, restore a positive emotional state and improve the animal's quality of life. The results include quick and immediate relief and consequently greater comfort.
In humans, this technique is already widely used, but it has not yet been applied to animals in our country. To change this scenario, and with the aim of helping animals improve their quality of life, Croatian trainer Natalija Divković travels to Portugal to share her knowledge and vast experience, with animal health professionals and guardians, with a view to helping to recover many animals suffering from various physical limitations.
Natalija has a degree in Physiotherapy and has been certified in EMMETT therapy for dogs since 2018 and an official instructor of the EMMETT technique for dogs since 2020. She is in Portugal for the first time.
In the first EMMTech introductory workshop for dogs in the country, 6 specific movements selected specifically for dogs will be covered, although they can also be applied to cats.
The workshop will cover the principles of the EMMETT technique and its history, neck relaxation, shoulder girdle release, arm and hand/paw relaxation, spine and hamstring release, among other topics.
This workshop is aimed at owners, trainers, dog carers and people who are not therapists but who wish to help their own animals alleviate pain and discomfort, as well as provide preventative care, and they can participate with their animal. .
Animals that suffer from chronic pain, congenital or limiting degenerative disease, animals that have undergone surgical intervention, with mobility and balance problems, partially or totally paralyzed, anxiety problems, among others, will benefit from this workshop.
At the end of the course, trainees should be able to apply various techniques and movements that could make a difference in the quality of life of their animals. For more information about the Emmett Technique, click here.
This training will be taught in English (with simultaneous translation into Portuguese), has a workload of 6 hours, and a cost of 120 euros. Registration can be done at https://forms.gle/sHTPkgQg9ortRTEk8 .