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Jin Shin Do ® Body Mind Acupressure TM

Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural self curative abilities. When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body’s life force to aid healing. Acupuncture and acupressure use the same points, but acupuncture uses needles, while acupressure uses gentle, but firm pressure of the hands. Acupressure is the oldest of the two traditions, and continues to be the most effective method for self-treatment of tension-related ailments by using the power and sensitivity of the human hand. Developed by psychotherapist Iona Marsaa Teegarden, Jin Shin Do® “The Way of the Compassionate Spirit” is based on the eight “Strange Flows” which regulate the entire body/mind energy. It combines gentle, yet deep finger pressure on acu-points with simple body focusing techniques to release physical and emotional tension. The client determines the depth of the pressure. 

Jin Shin Do promotes a pleasurable trancelike state during which the recipient can get in touch with the body and access feelings or emotions related to the physical condition. This body/mind approach is a synthesis of a traditional Japanese acupressure technique, classic Chinese acupuncture theory, Taoist yogic philosophy and breathing methods, and Reichian segmental theory. 

The client is clothed and lies on their back on a massage table, while the practioner holds local points in tension areas together with related distal points, which help the armored places to release more easily and deeply. A typical session is about 1 1/2 hours. Jin Shin Do Acupressure is effective in helping relieve tension and fatigue, stress-related headaches and gastro-intestinal problems, back and shoulder pain, eye strain, menstrual and menopausal imbalances, sinus pain and allergies. (With medical problems, the client is asked to consult a doctor.) Over a period of 10 or more sessions, armoring is progressively released in the head, neck, shoulders, chest, diaphragm, abdomen, pelvis and legs. After sessions, clients typically feel very relaxed. If the client is responsive, there will be significantly less tension and pain together with a sense of well being for hours or days. This response will tend to extend after further sessions. In the case of chronic fatigue, initially the client may feel more tired after a session, because the body is demanding rest.

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