Jin Shin Jyutsu© is a form of body energy work developed by Jiro Murai early in 20th century Japan. Jiro passed on this art to Mary Ino Burmeister after WWII when she visited Japan to learn more about her heritage. Mary studied and practiced Jin Shin Jyutsu© (which means Creator’s Art of Compassionate Man in Japanese) for 17 years before she began to share it with others in America beginning in the 1960’s. Today Jin Shin Jyutsu© is practiced and taught throughout the world.
During a session the client lies, fully clothed, on a massage table and the practitioner holds combinations of points, called Safety Energy Locks, in specific patterns called Flows. Tension and stress are relieved, the body’s energy pathways are harmonized, resulting in deep relaxation for the client. Jin Shin Jyutsu© can help people with a variety of issues or projects, such as low back pain, sciatica or a stiff neck as well as insomnia, poor digestion and fatigue.
A wonderful aspect of Jin Shin Jyutsu© is that there is a self-help component that can be enjoyed by everyone. Clients can learn simple yet effective flows that they can do at home in between sessions with a practitioner to enhance their sense of health. We are fortunate to have a practitioner level class taught here in State College, Pa. every few years as well as a Self-Help level class taught by Susan Libby at South Hills School of Business and Technology.
The next Jin Shin Jyutsu© Self-Help class will be scheduled for Wednesday, February 11 from 6:00-9:00pm. Check www.store.southhills.edu for registration information.
This weeks blog is brought to you by Sue Lembeck-Edens and Susan Libby.
Jin Shin Jyutsu© at BeWell Associates:
Sue is a graduate of Penn State University, Goucher College, and the Baltimore School of Massage. She became a registered Dance/Movement Therapist in 1988 and a Nationally
Certified Massage Therapist in 1996. Sue expanded her work by becoming certified in Zero Balancing and Jin Shin Jyutsu, two forms of acupressure. In addition Sue enjoyed teaching
anatomy and physiology to massage therapy students at the Mt. Nittany Institute for 13 years. It challenged her to become proficient in understanding how bones, muscles and movement relate. She became fascinated in how the core muscles of the body support everyday function which led her to become a certified Pilates instructor. Currently Sue holds a private massage therapy practice, offers continuing education courses and teaches Pilates, wellness workshops and a variety of therapeutic exercise classes for the community.
Other local Jin Shin Jyutsu© practitioners:
Sandy Erwin, LMT
Dana Douglas, LMT