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Jin Shin Jyutsu
Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ) is a dynamic art that harmonises subtle energy pathways in the body by using light touch. It works to release the accumulations of daily tension and stress that build up in the body, bringing deep relaxation and balance.
The art of Jin Shin Jyutsu is grounded in the understanding that the fundamental structure of our being is energetic. In this system, energy moves through the body in very specific pathways which regulate spiritual, emotional, psychological and physiological harmony.
When the energy stagnates or becomes blocked, we experience spiritual disconnect, emotional turmoil, psychological distress and physiological sickness. JSJ gives us the tools to unblock stagnant energy which allows the dynamic flow of life energy to move unimpeded through the body, restoring harmony and health.
What is Jin Shin Jyutsu?
Jin Shin Jyutsu is the ancient art of balancing the body’s energy system, which facilitates healing and restores the body to a more harmonious state of being. Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioners use their hands to gently balance the flow of life energy in the patient’s body.
Jin Shin Jyutsu is a valuable complement to conventional healing methods. The body contains pathways that feed life energy into all cells and functions. The stresses of daily life – habits, emotions, illness and physical activity – add up over time. They can have adverse effects on the natural flow of energy along these pathways, similar to the way stones inhibit the free movement of water in a stream.
When one or more of these pathways becomes blocked, it can lead to general discomfort in the local area or elsewhere in the body, resulting in physical and/or emotional symptoms. The art of Jin Shin Jyutsu clears the blocks in these energetic pathways, returning them to a more harmonious state.
What happens during a Jin Shin Jyutsu session?
A typical Jin Shin Jyutsu session lasts about one hour. The patient lies face-up on a comfortable, cushioned surface and stays fully clothed. The practitioner begins the session by “listening” to the energetic pulses in the wrist area. These pulses reveal information about the current state of the body’s energetic system and help pinpoint the areas of stress or disharmony.
During treatment, the practitioner gently holds specific areas on the body called “safety energy locks” (similar to acupressure points) in various hand placement combinations known as “flows.”
These flows help unblock pathways, restoring the body to a state of harmony. There is no massage or physical manipulation of the body. The touch is light with very little pressure.
The practitioner may also suggest self-help techniques for the patient to perform between sessions for further harmonizing. Self-help may be performed as needed and has no adverse side effects.
What are the benefits of Jin Shin Jyutsu?
The experience of Jin Shin Jyutsu is unique to each individual and to each session. The most commonly reported effect is a feeling of deep relaxation of both the body and mind during and after the treatment. At times, the body may produce soft bubbling sounds that are simply a response to the body’s release of tension. Jin Shin Jyutsu’s most pronounced effects are felt within the first eight hours of a completed session.