How does Jin Shin Jyutsu work?

Jin Shin Jyutsu employs twenty-six safety energy locks along a network of energetic pathways that nourish life within the body. When one or more of these safety energy locks become blocked, a local disruption can occur, eventually resulting in disharmony of the energetic pathway completely. Application of the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu® (light pressure applied with the fingertips to the safety energy locks) brings balance, releases deep tension, and restores harmonious flow along the energetic pathways.

Jin Shin Jyutsu is a natural art which facilitates the restoration of an individual's physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance. Literally translated, it means, "Art of the Creator through compassionate and knowing man." This simple, yet incredibly powerful art was rediscovered in Japan in the beginning of the twentieth century by Jiro Murai, and brought to the west by Mary Burmeister in the 1950s.

How long is a session and what does it involve?

A Jin Shin Jyutsu session generally lasts an hour, and does not involve massage or use of substances. It is a gentle, yet powerful art, practiced by placing fingertips (over clothing) onto the safety energy locks in specific combination.

A Jin Shin session begins with listening to the pulse, which reveals to the practitioner information about the current flow of energy and state of being of the client. It indicates where he or she needs help. Unlike western medicine, the emphasis is not on diagnosing, but on harmonizing. All disease begins with blockages of energy, and the pulse shows the practitioner the specific energy points that need to be held to restore the harmonious flow, without creating additional stress in the client's mind about the condition.

The remaining treatment consists of gently holding points in various combinations until complete harmony of energy and pulsation is established. There is no pain or physical manipulation. The practitioner uses his/her hands and "jumper cables" the energy in order to recharge the "battery of life", enabling universal energy to flow through the client's body and reawaken its natural healing ability.

How is Jin Shin Jyutsu carried out?

A treatment lasts approximately an hour. The acupressure points (or "Safety Energy Locks") are held over clothing in a series of flows that open energy pathways.


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