A quiet, deeply relaxing way of resetting and balancing the body’s energy system. Refined over thousands of years, this eastern art employs gentle touch to stimulate the movement of energy in the body and release energy blockages that interfere with proper healing. In the process, it generates a profound sense of internal well being, renewed energy and vitality.
How it works
There are many ways we stimulate our energy system without even realizing it, such as exercising, scratching an itch or holding a tender joint. Other ways are more deliberate, such as massage, acupuncture and acupressure. Jin Shin Jyutsu is an ancient eastern art that employs simple touch to stimulate 26 locations on each side of the body. When stimulated in a certain order, these locations (we call them Safety Energy Locations) work together to open any of the thousands of highly defined energy pathways in the body. When the body is brought into a relaxed state, it gains the ability to truly rest, digest, repair and rebuild itself.
Our bodies are composed of an amazing array of systems that work cooperatively so that we may experience life. Among them are the circulatory system, skeletal system, muscular system, lymph system, endocrine system, digestive system and neurological system. One system that is little understood in western cultures but has been studied for thousands of years in eastern cultures is our energy system.
In this system, our bodies contain several energy pathways that feed life into all of our cells. When one or more of these paths become blocked, this effect may lead to discomfort or even pain. This blockage or stagnation will not only disrupt the local area but will continue and eventually disharmonize the complete path or paths of the energy flow.
Our energy system is what animates us. It inspires the heart to beat and cells to divide. The stimulation and movement of energy in our bodies is what makes life possible. It is the common denominator that binds all aspects of life together.
Who benefits from Jin Shin Jyutsu?
Those who seek and benefit from the art are:
not optimally recovering from injuries (wounds, surgeries, damage due to illness);
experiencing chronic illnesses and pain (arthritis, osteoporosis, digestive issues, skin ailments, autoimmune, insomnia, migraines, etc);
overwhelmed with the mental, emotional and physical stresses of life; and/or
interested in preventing illness and injury (expectant mothers, athletes, seniors, nurses, weekend warriors, school teachers, physical laborers, outdoor enthusiasts, etc.)
seeking continued maintenance of their daily health and wellbeing.
Because Jin Shin Jyutsu works subtly and gently, it may take several sessions to see big changes. While this subtlety is much easier on your body, it can be somewhat frustrating for people who are accustomed to taking a pill for immediate results. Because it takes time to get the energy systems tangled, it can sometimes take time to detangle them.
Clients who are willing to receive several sessions and are consistent in applying their self-help “home work” get the best results. For that reason, Jin Shin Jyutsu is best recommended for those committed to participating fully in the healing process.
What sets Jin Shin Jyutsu apart?
Freedom to pursue other healing
Jin Shin Jyutsu embraces and beautifully complements western medicine and all other modalities. Clients are never discouraged from pursuing western medical care or any other treatment they feel is right for them, because Jin Shin Jyutsu will support and help the body harmonize with any approach.
practices modesty and privacy
Jin Shin Jyutsu honors the modesty of each individual. Clients remain fully clothed, lying face up on a massage table throughout their treatment. For those who simply cannot tolerate the touch of others, the Jin Shin Jyutsu® practitioner can guide them through several powerful and supportive self-care routines. And for those who need to look their best right after their session, Jin Shin Jyutsu will not mess up your hair, makeup or clothes.
empowerment through gentle touch
Jin Shin Jyutsu employs no needles or tissue manipulation, just gentle touch. As a result, most clients find Jin Shin Jyutsu to be profoundly relaxing. In fact, most sleep through their sessions, awakening refreshed and ready for their next activity. Because Jin Shin Jyutsu employs only gentle touch, clients are able to do it on themselves over time. Each client learns supportive self-care routines so they do not have to rely on their practitioner forever.