What is Jin Shin Jyutsu? Part 1

An Ancient Healing Art

Jin Shin Jyutsu, ‘The Art of the Creator through the Man of Knowing and Compassion’ is an ancient healing art which was rediscovered in Japan by Master Jiro Murai in the early 1900s.


I often describe Jin Shin Jyutsu as ‘Acupuncture with the fingers’, but it involves no manipulation, pressure or massage, so it is safe for every body from 0-100+ years of age.

This ancient healing Art harmonises and balances the life energy in the body by using the fingers and hands (over clothing) to alleviate symptoms of discomfort and disharmony.

This ‘energy medicine’ is a gentle, yet powerful tool for health and well-being which is simple to learn and has immediate benefit.

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.

Jin Shin Jyutsu can be applied by a practitioner, but it is also powerful and effective as self help.

The Jin Shin Jyutsu Treatment (by a Practitioner)

The client lies face up and fully clothed. The Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner uses light touch on the body over particular energy sites called Safety Energy Locks along energy pathways. Two energy sites are held simultaneously until the tension or congestion is released. Then one hand is moved to another energy site, and along areas of the body where there is tension. Each energy site can take seconds or minutes to release and re-energise.

Treatments generally take 45 minutes to an hour.

Repeated treatments depend on the individual and the particular situation. Often it is for no particular ‘problem’, but as a preventative ‘tune up’ or just to treat oneself to a nurturing, relaxing and revitalising hour.

After several Jin Shin Jyutsu treatments, a person can really feel the difference and has a sense of real balance and vitality, so they are better able to distinguish when they are out of balance.

Self Help Holds with Jin Shin Jyutsu

Involves the same procedure as above, only difference is that one places ones own hands on the body.

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