During a Jin Shin Do® session, the client perceives the sensation of being heard and appreciated, thanks to the delicate acupressure and emotional involvement promoted by the process technique and verbal techniques such as body focusing.

Acupressure focuses mainly on the tense and painful points that the client feels in the body, leading them to acquire deep physical and psychological awareness.

These tense points are connected, through acupressure with the fingers of the other hand, to related distal points that are often far from the tense point.

The connection between these two points facilitates the reduction of tension and pain in the local tense point, because they are in direct communication through the energy channels of Traditional Chinese Medicine, defined as Meridians.

They flow in the interfascial spaces of the connective tissue, which covers and connects muscles, joints and organs.

At the same time as these cross pressures, the verbal techniques of body focusing and body process are used, which further help the client to know and process the multiple internal emotional components, with the aim of recognizing and eliminating the causes of tension.


Furthermore, these techniques are useful to stimulate and encourage the client to get used to leaving the rational part, to enter the inner part, into the feelings and emotions, from which conflicts often arise that determine the appearance of tensions and pain. .

People who have received other types of massages, already in the first session of Jin Shin Do®, state with amazement the sensation of great depth of relaxation during the treatment and the subsequent greater effectiveness in terms of the disappearance of tensions and pain.

In Jin Shin Do®, acupressure occurs by evaluating the client’s symptoms, who initially focuses the treatment and is subsequently directed by the practitioner to implement the changes they wish to achieve, to obtain the desired well-being.

Jin Shin Do® determines the breakdown of the defenses established over the years, also called “armor” and the corresponding muscle-tendon compensations, bringing out repressed emotions, working the acupuncture points that, when energetically blocked, they cause different muscle disorders and tensions.


Seen from this perspective, it can be considered an excellent evolutionary tool for inner growth and true physical and spiritual well-being.

What we call “shell” or “armor” are definitions that derive from the studies of neuropsychiatrist Dr. Wilhelm Reich, who found that these muscular tensions reflected the shell and psychological closure and that specific pressures were necessary, applied to certain points of the body .

Also in this case, the study of an illustrious doctor and researcher of Western medicine illustrates a parallel with the very ancient Eastern theories of acupressure and acupuncture.

In the “armor rings” theory, the release of a segment at the back of the body helps the release at the front and vice versa; This theory is widely used in the practice of Jin Shin Do® and is also a common path in Taoist philosophy and Eastern holistic techniques.

However, in other aspects the Western therapeutic approach differs from the Eastern one: while the former mainly analyzes the symptom, the latter investigates the causes, to discover if there may be an energetic imbalance that produces the symptom.

In other words, a close connection between cause-effect, imbalance-symptom.

For this reason, this wonderful technique is often considered “a bridge between Eastern and Western.”*


*Iona Marsaa Teeguarden-A complete guide to Acupressure. Copyright 1996 by Iona Marsaa Teeguarden-Japan Publications,Inc.,Tokyo and New York.