The Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ)
What is Jin Shin Jyutsu?
Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ) is a Japanese form of acupressure based upon applying gentle touch to certain points on the body rather than massaging them; the clinician identifies stagnant areas of energy flow, aka- chi by identifying a weakness in the pulses. Then there is an attempt to harmonise the body, mind and spirit, simultaneously by touching a combination of 2 of 26 “safety energy locks” located along the body’s energy pathways so as to redirect the clients intrinsic energy flow to unblock the areas of stagnation.
“JIN SHIN JYUTSU is the Art of releasing tension 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 disharmonize the complete path or paths of the energy flow.” ( www.jsjinc.net)
Through Jin Shin Jyutsu we are able to bring our awareness to the simple fact that we are blessed with the ability to harmonize and balance ourselves ( with the universe) physically, mentally and spiritually.
Jin Shin Jyutsu is an art as opposed to a technique because a technique is a mechanical application, whereas an art is a skillful creation. A creation that is within each and everyone of us.
History of JSJ
Jin Shin Jyutsu was rediscovered by Master Jiro Murai early in the 20th century. His student, Mary Burmeister, brought the Art from Japan to America in the 1950’s. Classes in Jin Shin Jyutsu are currently offered by many different instructors in many different locations. This is a great self care tool to assist is self management as well. To learn more on this harmonizing art go to www.jsjinc.net for class listings