Jin Shin Jyutsu DefinitionJin Shin Jyutsu: Jin Shin Jyutsu is an ancient healing art that helps to balance the vital energy of the whole person Ð body, mind, and spirit. Jin Shin Jyutsu is a non-massage form of shiatsu developed by Jiro Murai in Japan. Our revitalizing energy that flows up our back and down our front can become blocked in 26 different places. According to its theory, fatigue, tension, or illness can trap "energy" in these "safety energy locks." The purported design of Jin Shin Jyutsu is to "harmonize" the flow of "energy" through the body. In order to clear these energy locks, Jin Shin Jyutsu uses fingertips over clothing in certain areas, or the simple holding of a toe to act as jumper cables to relieve pain and/or reduce muscle tension, thus bringing release and calmness. It also brings balance to the body's energies, which promotes optimal health and well-being, and facilitates our own profound healing capacity.
Even though Jin Shin Jyutsu has been around for centuries many people around the globe have not heard of the practice until more recently. Mary Burmeister brought Jin Shin to the US in the 1960's after its revival in Japan in the early 1900's.