“Jin Shin Do” means “The Way of the Compassionate Spirit.” Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® uses gentle, yet deep finger pressure on specific acu-points and verbal Body Focusing techniques, to help release “armoring” or chronic tension, balance the “Qi” or energy, and improve vitality. This clothes-on method helps relieve stress and trauma related problems. A unique synthesis of traditional Japanese acupressure technique, classic Chinese acupuncture and acupressure theory, Taoist philosophy, Qigong (breathing and exercise techniques), Reichian segmental theory and principles of Ericksonian psychotherapy, it is recognized as a major form of Asian Bodywork Therapy (by NCCAOM® & AOBTA® among others). Originated by psychotherapist Iona Marsaa Teeguarden, Jin Shin Do® Acupressure promotes a pleasant trancelike state, in which one can relax and move out of the head and into the body, accessing feelings and inner wisdom.
During acupressure, the client may stay fully clothed and in a supine (face up) position on a massage table. To stimulate the flow of energy in the meridians and release tension, an acupressurist will hold a "local" point with one hand, and simultaneously, hold a point at a distance from the local area, or "distal" point. The client may determine the depth of pressure while the acupressurist holds various combinations of acupoints. Acupressure and acupuncture points generally start out more sensitive locally and then become more relaxed as they release. A typical session is 60 or 90 minutes, with 90 minutes being most beneficial to address meridian imbalance and bring the qi and the body into balance.
Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® is not intended for the diagnosis, treatment or cure of disease. It is a relaxation therapy, and a useful adjunct to licensed, qualified medical or psychological care. For any persistent pain or symptom, even a seemingly minor one, the reader is strongly encouraged to consult a medical doctor. When used in conjunction with standard medical treatment, the Jin Shin Do® Acupressure technique can assist the healing process by releasing tension, decreasing stress and encouraging a sense of increased well-being. Additional information found at www.jinshindo.org.
A free phone consultation is provided (828) 276-3475 to better understand each client's goals for therapeutic treatment and to answer any questions regarding modalities for an optimal treatment plan to reach those goals. The treatments performed are recorded and documented to achieve maximum results.