"Jin Shin Do" means "The Way of the Compassionate Spirit." Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupressure uses gentle yet deep finger pressure on specific acu-points and verbal Body Focusing techniques, to help release "armoring" or chronic tension, balance the "Qi" or energy, and improve vitality. This clothes-on method helps relieve stress- and trauma- related problems.
Jin Shin Do
Jin Shin Do is a registered trademark of the Jin Shin Do Foundation
Jin Shin Do® Acupressure is not intended for the diagnosis, treatment or cure of disease. It is a relaxation therapy, and a useful adjunct to licensed, qualified medical or psychological care. For any persistent pain or symptom, even a seemingly minor one, the reader is strongly encouraged to consult a medical doctor. When used in conjunction with standard medical treatment, the Jin Shin Do Acupressure technique can assist the healing process by releasing tension, decreasing stress and encouraging a sense of increased well-being.
Elizabeth Dennison, L.M.T., S.E.P., M.A. in M.F.T. Building Relationships that Heal
Full Jin Shin Do sessions last 1-2 hrs. The practitioner holds acupressure points, cooperating with the client to find “the perfect pressure”. The client is positioned comfortably on a massage table, fully clothed. Jin Shin Do points and releases are also helpful in reclaiming body awareness and as a small, very effective part of other trauma work.
A unique synthesis of a traditional Japanese acupressure technique, classic Chinese acu-theory, Taoist philosophy, Qigong (breathing and exercise techniques), Reichian segmental theory and principles of Ericksonian psychtherapy, JSD acupressure was originated by Iona Marsaa Teeguarden.