Jin Shin employees twenty-six safety energy locks along a network of energetic pathways that nourish life within the body. When one or more of these safety energy locks become blocked, a local disruption can occur, eventually resulting in disharmony of the energetic pathway completely. Application of Jin Shin (light pressure applied with the fingertips to the safety energy locks) brings balance, release deep tension, and restores harmonious flow along the energetic pathways.
A Jin Shin session generally lasts an hour and does not involve massage or use of substances. It is a gentle yet powerful art, practiced by placing fingertips onto the safety energy locks in a specific combination.
Jin Shin is a natural art which facilitates the restoration of an individual’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual balance. The emphasis is not on diagnosing, but on harmonizing. As simple as this technique is, it yields amazing results physically, as well as emotionally.
The treatment consists of gently holding points in various combinations until complete harmony of energy is established. There is no pain or physical manipulation. The practitioner uses his/her hands to manipulate the body’s energy channels and reawaken its natural healing abilities. Stress is alleviated and the client leaves feeling much more centered and is relaxed.
During the session your attendant will combine the Jin Shin treatment with instructions on proper deep abdominal breathing. Abdominal breathing is the single most effective strategy for stress reduction. A person’s normal breathing rate is 8-12 breaths per minute, but if someone is stressed or having a panic attack, they tend to breathe faster (up to 20-30 breaths per minute) and more shallowly. Although we may seem to be breathing more when this happens, we are not actually getting much oxygen and the breathing is not as effective as it could be.
Abdominal breathing means breathing fully from your abdomen or from the bottom of your lungs. It is exactly the reverse of the way you breathe when you are anxious or tense, which is typically, shallow and high in your chest. If you are breathing from your abdomen, you can place your hand on your abdomen and see it actually rise each time you inhale. You will find that abdominal breathing will help you relax anytime you are feeling anxious.
To practice abdominal breathing, follow these steps:
- Place one hand on your abdomen right beneath your rib cage
- Inhale slowly and deeply through your nose into the bottom of your lungs. Your chest should move only slightly while your stomach rises, pushing your hand up.
- When you have inhaled fully, pause for a moment and then exhale fully through your mouth. Purse your lips and imagine that you are blowing on a hot spoonful of soup. As you exhale, just let yourself relax and imagine your entire body going loose and limp. It should take you twice as long to exhale as it does to inhale.
- In order to fully relax, take and release ten abdominal breaths. Try to keep your breathing smooth and regular throughout without gulping in a big breath or exhaling suddenly.
Reflexology is a method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands. This controlled pressure alleviates the source of discomfort. Reflexology is effective for promotion of good health, as well as relieving symptoms of stress, injury and illness
Reflexology works from maps of predefined pressure points that are located on the hands and feet. These pressure points are reputed to connect directly through the nervous system and affect the bodily organs and glands. Reflexology manipulates the pressure points according to specific techniques without the use of tools, crèmes or lotions.
Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well being.
The inhaled aroma from these “essential” oils is widely believed to stimulate the brain function. Essential oil can also be absorbed through the skin, where they travel through the bloodstream and can provide and can promote whole-body healing.
A form of alternative medicine, aromatherapy is gaining momentum. It is used for a variety of applications, including pain relief, mood enhancement and increased cognitive function.
There are a wide number of essential oils available, each with its own healing properties.