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Jin Shin Jyutsu®

Say What?

Sunday, February 3, 2013
Written by:
Christy Johnson, Ph.D.
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Since the Japanese healing art of Jin Shin Jyutsu® isn’t well known in the US yet and the phrase looks unfamiliar and perhaps even intimidating, people often apologize before they even try to say it.  The easiest way to pronounce it is to break it into parts: “Gin” like the drink, “Shin” like on your leg, “Jute” like rope, followed by “Sue.”  Both “Jute” and “Jit” are accepted variations.  Or just call it JSJ.

In Japanese, Jin stands for Man.  This particular “Man” is anyone who uses the Jin Shin Jyutsu healing art for themselves or others.  Shin stands for Creator or Source meaning whatever each “artist” considers the force or energy of the universe, be it God, Goddess, their Higher Self, All That Is, Love, or whatever.  No specific belief system is required for it to work.  Jyutsu means Art or Path so it’s all about life’s journey to greater awareness and connection to self, others, and everything else.  The words in combination mean Man Developing Awareness and Compassion.  In other words, Jin Shin Jyutsu® is the Art of Awakening, which would be so much easier to explain and pronounce!

The image on the left represents the Kanji characters for Jin Shin Jyutsu®.  Kanji is a form of Japanese writing.

Have you ever heard of Jin Shin Jyutsu®?  If so, did you think it was a martial art and not a healing one?


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How does a typical Energy Quartet session go?

We open with a 45 minute or so Akashic Records consultation. The revealed themes, patterns, and disharmonies drive the table work in conjunction with your "pulses," body reading, and my intuitive insights. A follow-up e-mail documents what occurs during the energy work and includes customized self-helps.

What should I wear to receive table work?

In this work, you remain fully clothed. Just wear whatever will feel comfortable while lying on my massage table. If it's a remote session, I'll ask you to rest while I send energy.

How do I prepare for a session?

Please consider the personal or interpersonal disharmony that led you to me and how you would like it to shift. During the session, we'll explore and address the origins and drivers of each "project."

Are the Akashic Records predictive?

No, the records aren’t a good resource for predictions. If there’s something you hope will happen, the records might reveal a series of necessary steps to reach your desired outcome but not the timing. For predictions, please consult a good psychic or astrologer!

Why can't children receive Akashic Records consultations?

Minors are under their parents' legal and energetic jurisdiction until they are 18, regardless of their maturity level.


The greatest benefit occurs when I incorporate all four modalities I practice. The option without the Akashic Records is appropriate for children under 18 who cannot receive readings. A stand-alone reading can bring insight and healing but does not involve my direct interaction with your energetic and physical bodies like my other practices.

Do you record Akashic Records consultations?

No, but you are welcome to record sessions yourself.

Why do self-helps?

Self-helps, both from Jin Shin Jyutsu and the Embodied Energy System, support your continued harmony, accelerate your evolution, and empower you. Plus they make you sparkly!