The Magical In-Body Experience of Jin Shin Do® Acupressure

Jin Shin Do® promotes a pleasant trancelike state, in which you can relax and move out of the head and into the body, accessing feelings and inner wisdom. 

Imagine that you are lying comfortably and fully clothed on your back on a treatment table, your head on a shallow pillow, your knees supported by another pillow to keep your lower back from being strained. Your eyes are closed. You breathe deeply. 

The practitioner slides her hands under your neck and shoulders, and seems to intuitively find the sore spots in the tense muscles. S/he begins to press points gently yet firmly, holding each for several minutes. The pressure is enough to make you aware of the tension, without being painful. Soon you begin to feel a gentle pulsing in each point, like a soft vibration. There is a sensation of warmth being released, as the points begin to open up and soften, and the muscle tension melts away. 

The practitioner’s fingertips seem to just follow that opening, slowly sinking deeper into the tissue as your body feels comfortable with the finger pressure. Then s/he moves on to the next points, opening them up as well, and on from there, two points at a time, connecting them energetically. 

You feel yourself drifting off into a state of deep relaxation. Waves of energy pulse through your body. You see shapes of colors that keep changing. At times you might get an image, something that might remind you of something, like a memory stored in your body. As your body relaxes and releases tension, you might feel emotionally more open.

The JSD acupressurist invites you to talk about your experience if you wish. You have the option to follow this invitation and process some of your feelings, sensations, images or emotions. Or you can choose to remain silent and be in the moment, without having to talk about what is going on. 

You are amazed at how such a simple form of therapy can have such profound effects—how holding a few points without too much pressure, with the fingertips being steady and still, can move
 so much energy, and take you to such a peaceful, amazing, magical place!

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