Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is a technique used to apply full-length stretches to a muscle whilst also involving the nervous system. By engaging your client’s resistance, you are able to activate their central nervous system (CNS) thereby making the muscle relax and, ultimately, remember its new length as its correct length.
This ‘re-education’ of the muscle creates longer lasting results from your treatment. MET is particularly effective for clients who have restricted or limited movement as a result of general tightness or previous injuries. It is also useful when combined with other stretches such as STR.
• The principle of MET and how to apply it to a muscle effectively and safely.
• When to use MET and when not to.
• How to use MET on its own or within a massage treatment.
• MET application to major muscles (legs, arms, back, neck, chest, pelvic area).
• MET with client in prone, supine, sitting or standing positions.
You will be practising these stretches independently and over clothing. This will be a very practical day with plenty of opportunity to practise your new hands-on skills as well as experience the powerful benefits of MET stretches for yourself.
Please wear comfortable, loose clothing. Suitable for therapists with a basic A&P knowledge.
An extremely good, well taught and structured workshop with both the theory and practical taught in a relaxed easy to understand way. Questions were encouraged and answered and the take home notes were clear and easy to follow. My time on the workshop flew by and I really enjoyed it. AG
I actually felt the importance of stretching by attending this class. It’s not just doing the stretches, but we need to pay attention to direction, strength of stretch and most of all the importance of working with the client. I would like to start using this technique in my treatment. MH
MET was much simpler than I expected and I think I will be able to incorporate this technique in my treatment from tomorrow. I realized that we need to understand the theory as a base in order to give an effective treatment. KO
The workshop was very enjoyable and informative. I have a couple of clients who have severe shoulder tension and can’t have a regular treatment and it has been hard to see results in the treatments. I think MET would be useful for such clients, so I’m looking forward to using MET on them. MM
I actually managed to feel the effect of the MET stretches in improving the shoulder tension. I would like to use MET for my clients with chronic shoulder tension. I really enjoyed the MET workshop which was informative and easy to follow. NH
I did the Muscle Revision, Deep Tissue and STR workshops last year and MET this year. All the workshops were very informative. Tatina teaches the basic principle of the techniques so that I can apply them to different muscles and situations. I did not know what to expect from MET, but I found it was the right thing for me to do this time. My left shoulder was restricted for over a year and the treatment Tatina gave me and MET were the most effective treatments for my stiff shoulder. I will use this technique for my clients and myself. YS
I learned to relax muscles that could not be relaxed with only massage through MET. It even improves the range of motion. I can definitely use it for my clients. I was very surprised that just a few minutes of stretching can help the body feel lighter, release tension and improve posture. It was such an informative workshop. SI
It was such a learning experience attending the MET workshop. It was something I have never experienced before. I really liked the fact that there were some stretches that I could do to myself. HK