imageWelcome to my website!  I am a Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner


Jin Shin Jyutsu is an energy-based healing art rediscovered and developed by Jiro Murai, based on his first hand experiences as a healer, as well as his research into ancient healing practices, including knowledge from the Kojiki (“Record of Ancient Things”) in the Japanese Imperial Archives.  Jiro Murai taught Jin Shin Jyutsu to Mary Burmeister, who began teaching it in the United States in the 1960’s.


Many Americans have not heard of Jin Shin Jyutsu, yet in recent years it has been recognized and applied by some mainstream medical institutions as a complementary therapy.  For example, Jin Shin Jyutsu has been incorporated into programming for heart transplant patients at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.  In a recent research study at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, cancer patients reported "significant improvement in side effects of cancer treatment following just one Jin Shin Jyutsu session."    


So what happens in a Jin Shin Jyutsu session?


The client lies face up on a massage table, fully clothed.  Following instructions in textbooks by Mary Burmeister, the practitioner gently places her hands over specific points on the body called “safety energy locks” in order to clear energetic blockages and improve and balance the flow of life force energy in the body. The practitioner maintains gentle and essentially still hand contacts at two safety energy locks until she can feel synchronized energetic pulses at those two points, and then moves on to the next pair of points as instructed in Burmeister’s books.  These specific sequences of hand placements are called “flows.”  These flows are always applied over clothing.  There is no need to apply significant pressure, as this is an energy-based modality.


Jin Shin Jyutsu brings deep relaxation and supports the body’s abilities to heal.