“Jin Shin Do” means “The Way of the Compassionate Spirit.” Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® classes teach the use of 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.
A unique synthesis of a traditional Japanese acupressure technique, classic Chinese acupuncture and acupressure theory, Taoist philosophy, Qigong (breathing and exercise techniques), Reichian segmental theory and principles of Ericksonian psychotherapy, it is recognized as a major form of Asian Bodywork Therapy (by AOBTA®, NCCAOM®, NCBTMB, and the U.S. Department of Education, among others). Originated by psychotherapistIona Marsaa Teeguarden, Jin Shin Do® Acupressure promotes a pleasant trancelike state, in which one can relax and move out of the head and into the body, accessing feelings and inner wisdom. A body mind acupressure technique that uses precise, firm and non-invasive touch on chosen acupressure-points, the Jin Shin Do distinguishes itself by its slow and gentle approach.
It is particularly helpful to balance disturbing emotional states and physical difficulties (back or sciatic problems, headache, menstrual difficulties or other problems). It is also indicated for people that cannot receive massages (cancer patients, pregnant women or people with pain from fibromyalgia). Comfortable clothes are suggested for this treatment.
The Jin Shin Do relaxes in a wonderful deep way and helps circulate the energy flow in the meridians (energy channels of the body).
Jin Shin Do heightens the awareness about the unity of body and mind.
Jin Shin Do® Bodymind 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.