“Jin Shin Do” means “The Way of the Compassionate Spirit.” Jin Shin Do Body/Mind Acupressure (JSD) uses gentle, yet deep finger pressure on specific acu-points 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 a 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, JSD 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. The Jin Shin Do Foundation was founded in 1982.