JIN SHIN JYUTSU® physio-philosophy is an art of harmonizing the life energy in the body. Born of innate wisdom and passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth, the Art had fallen into relative obscurity when it was dramatically revived in the early 1900's by Master Jiro Murai in Japan.
After clearing himself of a life-threatening illness, Master Murai devoted the rest of his life to the research and development of JIN SHIN JYUTSU for future generations, gathering insight from a range of experiences and resources, including the Kojiki (Record of Ancient Things). He believed that the capacity to use this Art is born in all of us, like our hands, the tools with which it is applied. The resulting knowledge of JIN SHIN JYUTSU was then given to Mary Burmeister, who brought it to the United States in the 1950's.
Mary Burmeister, a close student of Master Murai, brought the gift of JIN SHIN JYUTSU to America upon returning from Japan in the 1950's. Over the years, demand for JIN SHIN JYUTSU has grown steadily, primarily by word of mouth. Mary began teaching in the early 1960's, presenting the basic workshops herself and she would see countless clients in her office in Scottsdale, Arizona. Today, there are thousands of students throughout the United States and around the world.
Self-help with our own 'jumper cables'
JIN SHIN JYUTSU® literally translated is:
JYUTSU - Art
SHIN - Creator
JIN - Man of Knowing and Compassion
(Art of the Creator through man of knowing and compassion)
JIN SHIN JYUTSU is a physio-philosophy that involves the application of the hands for gently balancing the flow of life energy in the body; more generally, it is the awakening to awareness of complete harmony within the self and the universe.
JIN SHIN JYUTSU is the Art of releasing tensions which are the causes for various symptoms in the body. Our bodies contain several energy pathways that feed life into all of our cells.
When one or more of these paths become blocked, this damming effect may lead to discomfort or even pain. This blockage or stagnation will not only disrupt the local area but will continue and eventually disharmonize the complete path or paths of the energy flow.
In Jin Shin Jyutsu, our hands are used as "jumper cables," contacting 26 "safety energy locks (SELs)" to redirect, or unblock the flow of energy along its pathways.
Through JIN SHIN JYUTSU, our awareness is awakened to the simple fact that we are endowed with the ability to harmonize and balance ourselves (in rhythm with the universe) physically, mentally and spiritually.
My Destiny is in my own hands.