The name Jin Shin Jyutsu means , “ The Art of the Creator through the person of compassion “. This is a gentle non-invasive art that enables a person to bring about a sense of balance to their life. Jin Shin Jyutsu ( pronounced Jin Shin Jit-Sue ) can be best described as a light touch acupressure and because of the nature of the reality that we live in called duality, it is imperative that we arm ourselves with simple tools that we need to navigate through the peaks and valleys of life. Make no mistake that the highs and lows will come, but how extreme the energies will get is a conscious choice made by each person that can determine the severity of the shifts. The goal is to harmonize the body to a balanced state by enacting a conscious strategy to ride with the waves of life in a more neutral/harmonious state of mind and being.
The client lays on their back on a comfortable massage table, fully clothed. Through a process, the practitioner determines what flows to use and, through light touch, links up these points into what we call a “flow.” Sometimes the effects can be felt instantly or it can take time to manifest and there are times when there is no physical feeling, but an a-ha moment is realized! (An unexpected moment afterwards where one realizes that something has shifted and what would have been an expected or normal reaction to an event or situation, resulted in an unintended reaction to that situation.) The person wasn’t triggered, remained neutral and that is what we call balance. For myself, I describe it as being the OBSERVER! By being less emotional, more calm and neutral, a person has the ability to make better decisions not based on being emotionally, physically, or mentally compromised. A session continues for eight hours once the client leaves the massage table and that is why some people will only notice changes hours or days later. The innate wisdom of the human body is truly remarkable and all we have to do is start the process and trust the result.
I like to think of human bodies as accumulation jars. For each person this varies, but every person has a limit to the amount of trauma, stress, injury, anxiety and emotional angst that one can hold UNTIL our jars are full and start to pour over. For most people, this is usually the point where they realize that something is up ! As a human species we tend to be reactive rather than proactive and effects of letting our jars fill up now takes centre stage. This results in a shift of healthy living to a chronic decline in health if action is not taken. We have the tools available to us to make sure that we are consciously aware of our personal jars, the process that happens, and what we can do for maintenance. This is where I can help!
I was talking to a client the other day and he was pleased with his session and prior sessions he has had. But he commented that he found it a little difficult to get to get his head around the concept of receiving less information than he was use to with other modalities. Even though he was getting the end results that he was hoping for from the sessions, his monkey mind wanted details details details! This is not an art that conveys a lot of information being passed on to the client. Relevant information is indeed passed on, but as a Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner, I am acutely aware that some individuals can resonate with their projects on various levels and in some instances can manifest their project to its truest extent. In Jin Shin Jyutsu we refer to disease, health conditions, emotional states, as projects. We do not use labels ( eg. cancer, COPD ) because some individuals have the tendency to take on the project “AS THEIR OWN”. This can set individuals up for a growth acceleration phase of their project and this is a road that should be avoided. Jin Shin Jyutsu is perfectly simple and simply perfect! With my hectic busy lifestyle , I wanted a modality that I would be able to incorporate under any situation that I was experiencing. Who would believe that simply touching two points on a body can bring about such a harmonious state? Who can believe that by grabbing your thumb, you can ease the emotion of worry? With Jin Shin Jyutsu it is possible!