6 years and 3000kms to EMMETT Practitioner in Training – Mod 1&2
G'day there my new colleagues and growing legion of Emmett practitioners. I'm Vanessa Parker, coffee lover, outdoor adventurer and positive thinker.
My path to Emmett
The seed was planted 6 years ago when I received an Emmett release for my quadriceps from my Aunty. I had some DOMS from leg day at the gym. I must have looked pretty bad as in the middle of a family function my aunt had me lie down on the floor telling me she'd help the pain. I didn't know what Emmet was nor how it worked, but by crikey did it work!
Giving up the day job for passion and happiness
I qualified with a Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2014 and 2 years later resigned from my adminstration job in the Australian Federal Government Department where I'd work for 10 years.
Warrnambool Massage Therapy became my full time job rather than something small on the side. I was focussed, determined and really happy expanding my client base and promoting my business.
Injury in the shadows
I soon realised that an old boxing injury to my hand was flaring up too much. I couldnt' keep working the way I had been. Trigger Point therapy was particularly taxing on my hand. I needed to change something right away or I wouldn't be in the business for very long.
I had planned to attend an Emmett course in the coming 5 months, in Melbourne (3 hours drive from me). I knew it was my answer to working smarter rather than harder.
Time for action and the action's in Perth
I couldn't wait 5 months, I needed to bring my plans forward...way forward! The next Module 1 and 2 was running that weekend in Perth. 3000kms away on the other side of the country.
With some child minding arranged, I booked myself into the course and kept my fingers crossed I could get flights that weren't too expensive. I could borrow a relative's car and couch for the 3 nights I was in Perth. Was it worth the red-eye flights and travelling over 3000 kilometers to the other side of Australia for the Emmett Mod1 and 2? My oath it was!
The trainer, Tim Donehue, was just an amazing person to facilitate the training. A true chameleon, able to tailor his delivery of the course material in a way that met with each individual student's needs. That alone was impressive to witness, but then it also turns out he's a nice bloke with a fantastic sense of hunour too!
Stop! Emmett Time!
Returning to work with a new bag of tricks and tools in my kit has been such a blessing to my own wellbeing. I have been able to provide some pretty wonderful results for clients and family that I practice on.
2017...Bring on Module 3 (and the rest) as it's the year of Me, Vanessa Parker, Remedial Massage Therapist, Emmett Practitioner in Training.
"There's no I in TEAM but there's ME in EMMETT" Vanessa Parker