Jin Shin Jyutsu®


The Gentle Art of
Jin Shin Jyutsu Acupressure

What is Jin Shin Jyutsu®?
Jin Shin Jyutsu is a gentle application of hands to re-establish Balance and Harmony. Its purpose is to help balance our life energy and achieve optimum health. It shows us how to use hands-on sequences to restore emotional equilibrium, relieve pain and it may help release the cause of both acute and chronic conditions.

During a session, the practitioner listens to the 12 pulses in the wrists of the client and uses this information to choose a "flow" (a certain combination of hand holds), which can help to restore Harmony, Balance & Well-Being in Body, Mind and Spirit.
Jin Shin Jyutsu is a healing art with a history of over 5000 years. It is based upon our own natural, innate ability to harmonize ourselves. For thousands of years, ancient peoples used this awareness to heal both themselves and others.
Jin Shin Jyutsu can help to harmonize behavior, as most behavioral problems are created by disharmony in the body. It can also help to support the body in its recovery process following illness or surgery.
Jin Shin Jyutsu empowers people to get to know themselves. The easy to learn, use and understand Self Help Tools of Jin Shin Jyutsu help to enable clients to take responsibility for their own Health, Well-Being and challenges in Life.

Jin Shin Jyutsu employs 26 Safety Energy Locks (SELs) along the energy pathways (meridians) at each side of the body. Holding these SELs in combination assists in the unblocking of stagnation to allow energy (circulation) to flow evenly again, restoring good functioning and balance to the body. By using your hands as “jumper cables” on a combination of SELs, you recharge and regenerate the body and clear blockages, in much the same way as applying jumper leads to a run-down battery in a motor vehicle. It assists in restoring the natural flow of the energy pathways, bringing balance to body, mind and spirit.


Benefits of Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions

• Jin Shin Jyutsu can help to detoxify, energize and restore the whole body.
• Jin Shin Jyutsu can help to harmonize mental, physical and emotional disorders.
• Jin Shin Jyutsu can help to bring relaxation.
• Jin Shin Jyutsu can help to harmonize every system of the body.
• Jin Shin Jyutsu can help to improve the self-healing abilities of the body (keeps the engine oiled).

Most importantly, Jin Shin Jyutsu always harmonizes and does not have any negative side effects. It is suitable for anybody, no matter what their condition is, and can be perfectly combined with other medical treatments. 

The video below of the UK Markey Cancer centre, where Jin Shin Jyutsu has been integrated, might give you more understanding about benefits of Jin Shin Jyutsu and how Jin Shin Jyutsu works.


Please click 'here ' for more resources on the Jin Shin Jyutsu Inc. website. 


A Jin Shin Jyutsu® session generally lasts about an hour. It does not involve massage, manipulation of muscles or use of drugs or substances. It is a gentle art, practiced by placing the fingertips (over clothing) on designated Safety Energy Locks, to harmonize and restore the energy flow. This facilitates the reduction of tension and stress which accumulate through normal daily living. You can expect to be given easy self-help excrcises to do at home, which will complement the session.

Mechteld and Ivo both offer Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions:

1 hour Jin Shin Jyutsu session (1st appointment takes 1.5 hours)  NZD 50,- 
5 x 1 hour session package deal  NZD 200,- 


 Background information


 Jsj JiroJSJ MaryJin Shin Jyutsu® is a healing art with a history of over 5,000 years and means “the art of the creator through compassionate man”. The healing art that those words represent is based upon our own natural, innate ability to harmonize ourselves. For thousands of years, people have used this awareness to heal both themselves and others.

Over time this awareness was all but forgotten until a Japanese sage named Jiro Murai (see left picture) rediscovered Jin Shin Jyutsu in the early part of the twentieth century. His three key students included Mary Burmeister (a Japanese American, see right picture), her father and Haruki Kato. Mary Burmeister brought the art from Japan to America in 1954 and through her teachings, books and thousands of classes held around the world this awareness continues to grow. Today, over 13,000 practice this art. The main office is in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.