Jin Shin is the art of harmonising the body’s energy pathways using our hands.
Jin Shin originates from innate Eastern wisdom that we have ‘vital life energy’, that flows through the whole body via a number of energy pathways (known as meridians in Traditional Chinese Medicine). Jin Shin acts through the gentle placement of hands (a therapist’s or our own) on energy centres in specific sites along energy pathways.
This allows our energy to flow more freely, helping our mental, emotional and physical health and wellbeing.
Knowledge of these energy pathways and how to unblock them was passed down from generation to generation over hundreds of years by Eastern healers. This led to treatments using hands as well as with needles (acupuncture). In Japan, this hands-on healing method gradually fell into disuse over the centuries and almost completely disappeared, until curiosity about all these ancient arts began to stir again in the 1900s.
In 1912, a young Japanese man named Jiro Murai was able to clear himself of a life-threatening illness using these ancient arts (after doctors had given up all hope). He then devoted the rest of his life to researching and reviving this art. Jin Shin Jyutsu® then travelled from Japan to America in the 1960s, carried as a gift from Murai to the West via his Japanese American student of 20 years, Mary Burmeister. Mary practised and taught Jin Shin Jyutsu widely in America enthusing her students with this “complicatedly simple” art. And in America it has mainly stayed, with a scattering of practitioners and teachers in Europe.
One of my reflexology clients introduced me to Jin Shin Jyutsu (also called The Art of Jin Shin) in 2016 and I quickly became hooked and have attended many self-help courses and a practitioner level course over the past few years to build my knowledge and experience.
Receiving a Jin Shin treatment from a practitioner feels blissful. However it also makes a wonderful self-treatment that is relaxing, replenishing and effective. This is why the current pandemic is the perfect time for me to start sharing this art, so that we can all have some easy and practical skills to help ourselves feel happier and healthier. Whether we have a Jin Shin treatment from a practitioner or work on ourselves the principles are exactly the same. We used our hands as ‘jump leads’ connecting 2 areas of the body which allows the energy to flow. Just as we don’t need to hit our car battery with our jump leads or apply pressure, so it is with our hands, we are just making a connection by touching the body – no pressure, rubbing or massage is required. Jin Shin works over clothing, over blankets and duvet, through gloves and even over casts, so direct skin contact is not required.
You can actually give yourself a treatment whenever you have your hands free! It does not require your full attention (though you can choose to do it in peace and quiet to get into a deep meditative state). So you can hold a finger or an area of the body while watching TV, listening to music or a podcast or even during a dull work meeting!
Online Zoom appointments for existing clients
These guided Jin Shin self-treatments will help you sink into a very relaxed state and allow your energy to flow more freely, leaving you feeling happier and healthier by the end of the session.
‘I was able to practice these holds while Rosanna talked me through a really enjoyable and powerful guided relaxation. This really deep relaxation left me feeling very calm but also cheerful, positive and energetic and this effect lasted for several days.’ Sue
Each Online Zoom session lasts around 60-minutes, is £50 and consists of 3 parts:
- A health and wellbeing consultation – which will determine the areas to focus the guided treatment on.
- A demonstration of each step in your personalised Jin Shin sequence and suggestions for how to use these sequences and holds at home. Plus a chance to ask questions, so that you feel confident about using the techniques.
- You then get to lie down, get comfy and relax, as I take you through the self-treatment – set to a relaxing guided mediation.
Following your appointment, I will email you information about the sequence we used in your session and there is also the opportunity to receive the MP3 audio of your personalised guided meditation (sound quality and technology allowing!) so you will have plenty of information to give yourself a treatment at home whenever you like.
These sessions can be stand alone or you are welcome to book regular ongoing sessions that are each tailored to your ongoing health needs – with guided sequences that grow and change in response to your requirements.
With these appointments everything is tailored to your specific health needs (just as my reflexology treatments are), the sessions can be used to help with a wide variety of situations including:
- Coping with the stress and uncertainty surrounding the current pandemic and the effects on our lives,
- Dealing with anxiety, depression, lethargy, irritation or sadness,
- Living with a health issue,
- Coping with pain or discomfort while on a waiting list for an operation or procedure,
- Preparation and recovery from surgery,
- Aches and pains in muscles or joints,
- Dealing with side effects of medication and chemotherapy,
- Hormonal imbalances including menstrual cycle issues, irregular periods, PMT, perimenopause & menopause,
- Fertility, including support through assisted reproduction techniques such as Clomid, IUI and IVF,
- Pregnancy and preparation for birth,
- Wanting to give yourself a break and a chance to relax and replenish.
Appointments are on Zoom and are currently available on Tuesdays.
Here’s what one of my clients has to say about these online sessions:
‘ What is Jin Shin? I knew very little about it until I had my first treatment, so what a lovely surprise! Rosanna’s individual online treatment started with some very interesting and well-explained background information. She then taught me a sequence of Jin Shin holds on various parts of the body and these proved very easy to do.
I was then able to practice these holds while Rosanna talked me through a really enjoyable and powerful guided relaxation. This really deep relaxation left me feeling very calm but also cheerful, positive and energetic and this effect lasted for several days.
These simple holds can be used in a variety of settings and for various symptoms so will prove very useful. There is obviously a lot more to learn and experience with Jin Shin, so I am really looking forward to Rosanna’s online classes, future one-to-one treatments and gradually building up my knowledge of more of the holds. So it is great that this is going to be a way of extending self-treatment skills too. And all on Zoom!! which I found worked really well for this type of therapy.’ Sue, living with a chronic health condition
My top priority is to support and work with my beloved existing clients. So if you’d like to discuss how a guided Jin Shin treatment could help in your specific situation or you’d like to book an appointment, then please get in touch. If finances are currently an issue, then a more cost friendly option is to take my group classes. I also have a limited number of concessions available for those who would love a treatment but can’t afford my prices at the moment, please contact me for more information.
If you are a new client and would like to explore working with me, then do drop me an email and we can have a chat about possible options.