Jin Shin Jyutsu® (Physio-Philosophy)
What is Jin Shin Jyutsu®?
Jin Shin Jyutsu® Physio-Philosophy is a Japanese Healing Art, a form of Energy Medicine.
It is a gentle form of acupressure therapy which uses light finger pressure over specific points on the body. It is done through light clothing and is sometimes described as ‘Acupuncture without needles.’
Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ) restores the flow of energy though a series of 26 ‘Safety Energy Locks’ (SELs) located on the body. These SELs may become blocked due to illness, pain or life events.
It is gentle yet powerful.
Effortless to do… and far reaching in it’s effects.
While it is not yet a household name, those who have discovered JSJ for themselves quickly become fans due to it’s simplicity of use and effectiveness.
How does it work?
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.
During Jin Shin Jyutsu the hands are used like ‘jumper cables’ or ‘jump leads’, to restore this flow of energy.
How is it practised?
There are 2 main ways of receiving Jin Shin Jyutsu. One is by visiting a Practitioner to receive a ‘hands on’ session. This usually lasts around an hour and you are asked to relax, fully clothed, on a massage couch while the Practitioner listens to your pulses. They will then use their hands to gently and effortlessly help restore the harmonious energy flow through your body.
The other is by practising Self Help. There is a particular freedom and power in learning Self-Help.
The application of Jin Shin Jyutsu on oneself is very simple and effortless. In fact, the hardest thing about it is it’s ease of use! I’ve heard countless times ‘Is that it…? Is that all I have to do?’ and even one client saying ‘No, I can’t possibly do that, give me something more complicated to do.’
It’s as if we’re conditioned to do things the hard way, so the simplicity of it can be baffling to our busy Western minds!
My own journey with Jin Shin Jyutsu.
Jin Shin Jyutsu came into my life in 1995 when I was a Reflexology student. A fellow student had M.E and sat ‘jumper cabling’ himself in the Anatomy and Physiology classes. When I asked him why he was doing that he said of all the healing modalities he had tried, this was the one which helped him the most.
I was intrigued and then a few days later ‘by coincidence’ I met the Practitioner who he was seeing, an American lady called Editha Campbell who went on to become a very dear friend.
I was fortunate to receive many one-to-one sessions with Editha, attend her Self-Help classes and then go on to train in the ‘Big Classes’ which she used to organise.
I incorporated JSJ into my own Complementary Therapy practice in 2003 and it has helped me move through several health challenges and emotional traumas.
How can JSJ help me??
Exploring JSJ is a great way for you to learn the language of your body and how to help it.
To apply JSJ to yourself first of all just relax. And if you can’t relax, simply be as you are. The energy will flow anyway.
Gently hold each place for 2 -3 minutes, or longer if that is comfortable for you. Drop your shoulders and breathe out.
It is by focusing on the exhale that we really help to harmonise our energy with JSJ.
Some simple Self-Help
Insomnia – Hold the thumb with the opposite hand.
Anxiety, panic – Hold the index finger with the opposite hand.
Irritability – Hold middle finger with the opposite hand.
Low mood – Hold the centre of the palm with the opposite hand.Hot flushes – Hold the outside of the left knee with the left hand.
Helping Adrenal Health – Place the left hand on the back of the left waist and the right hand on the back of the right waist. You can either use the palm side or the backside of the hand if that is more comfortable.
Hormonal balance – Place the right hand on the top of the head and the left hand in between the eyebrows.
You may find that some of these holds bring instant relief, whereas others may take more time. The effect of giving oneself JSJ is cumulative, so why not give yourself this gift often and be your own testimony?
To discover how learning Jin Shin Jyutsu can help you live a calmer, happier and healthier life, please book in for one of my free ‘Energy for Life’ Calls.
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