Defining things can be difficult. We know by experiencing something. But putting it in a neat little box – that’s more difficult.
I’ve been studying Jin Shin Jyutsu for ten years now – I know that it has transformed my life.
Regardless of how we refer to it – (as Jin Shin Jyutsu – or the shorthand version of JSJ – or a light touch therapy – or a form of acupressure) the experience of harmonising your energy, and the potential to feel better, is the same. So, as long as you have your breath, your hands, and a willingness to be aware – you can help yourself with this therapy.
I know that it is a gentle form of acupressure.
But defining it has even been a challenge for the founder of the Art Jiro Murai. There were several interations of the name over the time that he was reinvigorating the ancient records and wisdom from China and Japan. In 2004 Christopher Lowman wrote an excellent article in the Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter detailing all the permutations during its development.
Key terms included
- the Creator’s Art, and –
- the current understanding of
Art of the Creator for the Man of Knowing and Compassion.
All of these definitions and terms suggest the benefits we can access through the simple application of hands to our bodies. And the most wonderful part is that the energy work is really between the Creator/Cosmic-Energy and the person receiving the treatment. In a session, the practitioner is merely the facilitator who reminds the body how it used to be – when things were better – when the energies were more in harmony.
It seems a bit of a dichotomy because – if the practitioner is merely facilitating –
Why do we need to go for a session to receive the benefits?
Three simple reasons to go for a Jin Shin Jyutsu Treatment – personal depletion, experience, and pampering.
So many times we go through our lives and get wound up through stress, worries, overdoing it – and our reserves can be depleted. When we’re in such a state, we may lack the ability to generate that spark. There have been times when I have been so depleted I don’t have the energy to think straight, let alone how to improve my energies.
Practitioners have more experience with the options and flows available in Jin Shin Jyutsu. We can understand the basic principles, and help to harmonise our energy. But we may be less efficient when we have less understanding about the energetic pathways and the relationships between them.
Yes, all our energies are connected.
Yes, we can harmonise our whole being by simply holding a finger.
But it may take a bit longer when we aren’t addressing the cause of the disharmony with our energies. We might know that we’ve been feeling irritable so we hold our middle finger. And it can be even more helpful to go through the related sequences/flows for this attitude/emotion. And, further, supporting our energy with the relevant other sequences/flows can help to ease our disharmony.
Having a Jin Shin Jyutsu session is a deeply relaxing experience. The gentle touches harmonise your energy effortlessly while you relax, easing the stress and tension in your body. Further, it’s a time that you have just for yourself. A quiet oasis in the busy-ness of your life.
If you haven’t already experienced Jin Shin Jyutsu, consider setting aside the time for yourself. You can experience the benefits of Jin Shin Jyutsu through an in-person session or through an online session. Energy Flows clients have had great experiences with both. If you’d like to more, we can chat a bit – free of charge.