What is Jin Shin Jyutsu?

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A basic defintion of Jin Shin Jyutsu is a healing modality where the pracitioner removes energetic blocks by balancing body, mind and spirit.

Historical Background

Jin Shin Jyutsu is a modality that is said to predate Buddha and Moses and was rediscovered by Master Jiro Murai when he became terminally ill, and began to practice it on himself. After spending seven days meditating and practicing Jin Shin Jyutsu in a remote mountain cabin, he was healed and began to further research and rediscover the art. He found references and information in ancient texts such as the Kojiki, and eventually began teach what he had learned to others. Eventually, Mary Burmeister brought the modality to America when she returned from Japan in the 1950's. Eventually, she too began to train people, and so now, it is a less known, but steadily growing method of energetic helaing.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why would you use Jin Shin Jyutsu?

Jin Shin Jyutsu is used to help remove blocks and debris from a person's energy flow. When such blocks are removed, the effects are felt all the way down to the physical level, and people often feel deep relaxation after a session. It is an ancient body mind medicine technique.

2. What are the benefits of Jin Shin Jyutsu?

Scientific studies on Jin Shin Jyutsu are ongoing, some sponsored by the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine division, NCCAM.  The benefits of Jin Shin Jyutsu appear to be improved health, and relaxation of tense and locked muscles. That in turn has an effect on the bones of the body, and often helps to relieve pressure and pain.

3. What should you consider regarding Jin Shin Jyutsu?

What to consider is that the practitioner needs to touch various parts of the client's body in order to move the energy properly, although it is done with the client completely clothed. Some experience a very deep state of relaxation and may want more sleep for the next day or so.  As with most energy work, make sure to drink plenty of water and listen to your body's need for rest. 


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