Jin Shin Jyutsu(*) Physio-philosophy is an ancient art of harmonizing the life energy in the body.
Born of innate wisdom and passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth, the Art had fallen into relative
obscurity when it was dramatically revived in the early 1900ís by Master Jiro Murai in Japan.
After clearing himself of life threatening illness, Master Murai devoted the rest of his life to the research and
development of Jin Shin Jyutsu, gathering insight from a range of experiences and resources,including the Kojiki (Record of
Ancient Things). The resulting knowledge of Jin Shin Jyutsu was then given to Mary Burmeister, who brought it to the United
States in the 1950ís.
Mary Burmeister began teaching the Art to others in the early 1960ís,and today there are thousands of students throughout
the United States and around the world.
Jin Shin Jyutsu brings balance to the bodyís 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.
Jin Shin Jyutsu employs twenty-six "safety energy locks" along energy pathways that feed life into our bodies. When one or
more of the paths become blocked, the resulting stagnation can disrupt the local area and eventually disharmonize the
complete path of energy flow. Holding these energy locks in combination can bring balance to mind, body, and spirit.
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 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. It is a gentle art
practiced by placing the fingertips (over clothing) on designated safety energy locks, to harmonize and restore the energy
flow. This facilitates the reduction of tension and stress which accumulates through normal daily living.
For those of us addressing existing stress or health disharmonies, 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
(*) Jin Shin Jyutsu is a registered mark of Jin Shin Jyutsu Inc, Scottsdale AZ (USA). See the web site
http://www.jsjinc.com/ for more information.
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