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Jin Shin Jyutsu: Jumpstart Balanced Health with Gentle Touch

Oct 26, 2012 10:17PM ● By Jamie Walleisa


Imagine that we are battery-powered; that a primary source circulates life energy to all of our cells. With routine maintenance, energy flows freely along a natural circuit, leaving us feeling clear and balanced. However, an accumulation of daily stressors—illness, environmental pollutants and poor diet—can congest our energy pathways, causing imbalance and disease in the body, mind and spirit. Like the battery of a car, our drained life energy batteries need an occasional boost. The art of Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ) teaches us how to use specific touch as “jumper cables” to encourage our body’s innate ability to heal itself.

A typical JSJ session begins with the client lying face-up, fully clothed, on a cushioned table. The practitioner “listens to” (by feeling) the 12 pulses in the wrist, using variances in pulse textures and rhythms to identify blocked energy pathways. By applying light pressure in specific sequences along known energy intersections throughout the body (called safety energy locks), the practitioner stimulates energy circulation in order to synchronize the pulses and promote harmony and optimal health.

This gentle, non-invasive technique is beneficial for nearly any condition ailing the mind or body. Known to relieve specific acute and chronic conditions ranging from physical pain to depression, JSJ can be helpful for anyone desiring to actively maintain health.

Each session is unique to the individual. “It’s about listening to the body the whole time,” says JSJ practitioner Carla Saylor. “You never know exactly which direction things will go until you get started. Each session tells its own story.”

For more information and a list of certified Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioners, visit

Where to Find Jin Shin Jyutsu

Dr. Jeannie Peck, DNM, LCT, Health By Design,12 Keystone Court, Leola. 717-314-5056.

Carla A. Saylor, LMT, NCTMB, Mandarin Rose, Marriott At Penn Square, 25 South Queen Street, 5th Floor,

Lancaster. 717-207-4076.