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Jin Shin Jyutsu

Jin Shin Jyutsu is one of the healing modalities that are woven into my Harmonizing Touch sessions.


I learned about Jin Shin Jyutsu when I took a continuing education course at the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, CA in the early 90's. One of the instructors was also a practitioner of Jin Shin Jyutsu and talked a little about this Art. Intrigued by what she said, I booked a session with her- and was hooked! This was the beginning of my life-long study of Jin Shin Jyutsu.

Jin Shin Jyutsu is an ancient art of harmonizing the life force energy in the body. Over a century ago it was rediscovered by Master Jiro Murai in Japan. After he cleared himself of a life-threatening illness, he devoted the rest of his life to the research and development of Jin Shin Jyutsu. Master Jiro Murai shared Jin Shin Jyutsu with Mary Burmaster who brought the art to the United States in the 1950’s, and began practicing and teaching shortly after.

Initially, Jin Shin Jyutsu was practiced by humans and for humans. Today a growing number of Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioners apply the same principles and methods to animals who greatly benefit from this art.

Jin Shin Jyutsu aims to harmonize the flow of life force energy or “chi” in your cat’s body. When the life force energy flows harmoniously throughout the body, the body can draw from its own wisdom and healing capacity to help itself. Jin Shin Jyutsu works with 26 “safety energy locks” that can become blocked. The resulting stagnations manifest in physical, mental-emotional and/or behavioral symptoms or dis-ease. Holding these energy locks can open and harmonize the energy in the body, bringing balance to body, soul and spirit.

Jin Shin Jyutsu is typically applied by a trained practitioner. Because it has a cumulative effect, I recommend that you learn some easy "holds" that I teach you during my visit so that you can use these "self-help tools" with your cat between professional sessions. Ideally, I recommend daily JSJ applications. Just holding a safety energy lock here and there while you pet or cuddle with you cat can make a big difference over time!  And, by the way, you may use the same "holds" on yourself to experience the benefits!

Due to its non-invasive gentle nature Jin Shin Jyutsu is generally well received by most cats who may not tolerate other more vigorous therapies.

Jin Shin Jyutsu for animals is not a substitute for veterinary care. It is not intended to diagnose, prescribe, treat, or cure any disease. Please consult a veterinarian for diagnosis, treatment and emergencies.

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