Jin Shin Jyutsu
(Not practicing, still learning...)
Jin......Man of Knowing and Compassion
JIN SHIN JYUTSU® literally translated means: Art of the Creator through man of knowing and compassion.
Jin Shin Jyutsu® is the Art of releasing tensions which are the causes for various symptoms in the body. Our bodies contain several energy pathways that feed life into all of our cells. When one or more of these paths become blocked, this damming effect may lead to discomfort or even pain. This blockage or stagnation will not only disrupt the local area but will continue and eventually dis-harmonize the complete path or paths of the energy flow.
Jin Shin Jyutsu brings balance to the body's energies, which promotes optimal health and well-being, and facilitates our own profound healing capacity. It is a valuable complement to conventional healing methods, inducing relaxation and reducing the effects of stress. It involves the application of the hands for gently balancing the flow of life energy in the body; more generally, it is the awakening to awareness of complete harmony within the self and the universe.
Jin Shin Jyutsu employs twenty-six "safety energy locks" along energy pathways that feed life into our bodies. Holding these energy locks in combination can bring balance to mind, body, and spirit.
There are two important distinctions between Jin Shin Jyutsu and many other massage and oriental healing modalities to which it is often compared. First, Jin Shin Jyutsu is an art, as opposed to a technique; a technique is a mechanical application, whereas an art is a skillful creation. Second, Jin Shin Jyutsu is not a physical manipulation of tissue and uses only minimal pressure. The hands are used as "jumper cables," contacting the 26 "safety energy locks" to redirect, or unblock the flow of energy along its pathways.
Jin Shin Jyutsu can be applied as self-help and also by a trained practitioner. A Jin Shin Jyutsu session generally lasts about an hour. It does not involve massage, manipulation of muscles, or use of drugs or substances. After "listening" to the energy pulses in the wrists, a practitioner employs a harmonizing sequence, or "flow," appropriate for unblocking particular pathways and restoring the energy to the energy rhythm of the universe. A "flow" is a series of hand placement combinations (using the "safety energy locks") that stimulates circulation of energy along a given
pathway. There are many such pathways in the body, each with a distinct function or essence. This facilitates the reduction of tension and stress which accumulate through normal daily living.
Learning Jin Shin Jyutsu engages one in self study, self help. Through the process of "now know myself" we recognize the wisdom of the body, and we learn to interpret the messages provided and utilize them to restore balance.
For those of us addressing existing stress or health dis-harmonies, or for those simply wishing to participate actively in maintaining health, harmony and well-being, the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu is a simple and powerful tool, available to all!
JIN SHIN JYUTSU Mission Statement:
Through the dynamic Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu (Physio-Philosophy), our mission IS to create a safe environment for reawakening the true SELF. Being the testimony of this simple, profound Art of Living, made known to us by Mary Burmeister and Jiro Murai, we educate, harmonize and inspire ourselves and others through integrity, compassion, trust and freedom to BE.....NOW KNOW MYSELF.