Jin Shin Jyutsu
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Your body expresses emotions long before your mind even has a chance to grasp them.
When you’re listening to a song or admiring a painting, it engages the brain but also the body, which is where sensations arise. When there is an immediate threat, such as an incoming car, your body reacts first: sweaty palms, beating heart.
Body and brain: a constant dialogue through sensations
Sensations are the body’s gateway to the brain, and vice versa.
When an emotion is triggered, a series of muscular, neurological, hormonal and immune reactions ensue. While these reactions are only natural (running away from a threat, or crying from an excess of sadness are healthy reactions), the long-term effects of emotion, when left unchecked, remain trapped within us and trigger a variety of painful symptoms.
Our body acts like a vigilante, warning us of any inner disruption through physical (we become more prone to ailments) as well as physiological (sense of uneasiness) or psychological symptoms. We’ve all been there at some point: stress, insomnia, digestive issues, anxiety, back-pain, headaches…
Maintaining peace of the body for inner balance
The circulation of our life force brings balance to our body and mind, allowing us to find, or indeed maintain, a sense of well-being. The tensions expressed by our body stem from energy blocks occurring at various levels.
Everything necessary for harmony and balance is found within ourselves
Ensuring said circulation can be done by simply breathing in a certain way and applying our hands onto certain specific parts of our body.
These techniques come from an ancient Japanese art called Jin Shin Jyutsu, which aims at achieving mental and physical balance. It is based on the idea that we all have the capacity to reconnect with our life force.
What is Jin Shin Jyutsu ?
Jin ? Shin ? Jyutsu ?
Jin means Man
Shin means the Creator
Jyutsu means Art or Technique
Jin Shin Jyutsu is therefore the art of learning to know yourself.
What is the origin of Jin Shin Jyutsu?
It was discovered in Japan by a man named Jiro Murai (1886-1960), at the beginning of the 20th century. He was suffering from a disease which was considered terminal at the time, and he developed Jin Shin Jyutsu as a way to restore his life force and health. He later on taught these techniques to an American woman, Marie Burmeister, who dedicated her life to its diffusion in the western world.
More than a technique, it is a way of life, which allows us to understand and help ourselves, physically, emotionally and mentally.
Jin Shin Jyutsu lets us get rid of our fears and live in the moment, effortlessly, fully aware of what it means to be in the world.
There is a strong relationship between how we behave in our body and how we behave in the world. The life force which circulates within us is the source of everything we are. This life force replenishes our vital organs, and rids our body of stress and daily fatigue.
Jin Shin Jyutsu uses our natural abilities to help ourselves or each other
Learning how to use breathing techniques and finger placement is enough to reconnect to our life force.
The circulation of our life force could be thought of as system of interconnected rivers, regulated by dams and watergates. If too much water/energy accumulates at a given point, then the watergate (the “locking point” in acupuncture) is activated to compensate for it, and restore balance in the whole network. Likewise, if a deficit appears, then a water pump can be used to fill it.
The process of breathing allows our energy to circulate, through the movement of breathing in and out. Hands and fingers, on the other hand, are the tools used to activate the water gates and water pumps which regulate the energy flow.
Jin Shin Jyutsu is not an “exact science”, the energy flow is different for everyone, and its purpose is precisely to find the best expression of our individual lifeforce.
Practice Jin Shin Jyutsu
Individual sessions last around an hour. The client lies down, fully dressed, on a massage table. The practitioner, after checking the “chinese pulse”, and listening to the client’s needs. The practitioner applies its hands on a few specific energetic places (26 on the right side of the body / 26 on the left side, according to acupuncture patterns which are meant to release and circulate trapped energy.
Inner blocks are unlocked one after the other, allowing vital energy to circulate freely within our bodies, triggering feelings of well-being and intense relief.
Jin Shin Jyutsu, while remaining soft and delicate, manages to handle a variety of sickness or disorders and increase our physical, mental and psychological well-being.
1-hour session: 70 euros (V.A.T included)
A few examples of individual sessions
Boost Your Immune System
Be it the common cold or more aggressive viruses, our immune systems becomes more vulnerable when we are stressed out, or weakened. The good news is that it can be reinforced through a handful of simple exercises, which help our bodies become more energetic and impervious to infections, as well as getting rid of harmful toxins.
Overcoming Anger/Redirecting Our Anger
Our anger creates an inner divide within us. When left unexpressed, it may turn against us and disrupt our balance as well as the relationships we have established. These exercises are aimed at unleashing/expressing our anger to turn it into a driving force.
Stress often results in stomach aches, an area which entails a lot of our emotions. The goal here is to relieve our stress and anxiety with an easy routine, which can even be implemented at work.
Tackling Chronic Fatigue
Chronic fatigue generates a feeling of physical and psychological emptiness, we no longer find the strength to do or be anything. Restoring balance in the circulation of our energy is a way to drive us forward.
Relieving Tensions in Eyes, Neck and Shoulders”
Prolonged sedentarism due to office work or screen time often results in headaches arising from overworked eyes, as well as intense neck and shoulder pain. Simple and easy to follow exercises can help relieving such tensions.
Aligning With Your True Self
Focusing to much on your behaviour, your appearance, acceptability…When it becomes too much, our body has ways of warning us with physical symptoms, letting us know that we are overdoing it. Jin Shin Jyutsu exercises help restore our sense of self.
Burn Out, Burn In
Reconnecting with your vital force is a way to fuel it, thus re-igniting your inner world (an anti-burn out, or “burn in”)