Jin Shin Jyutsu brings balance to the body's energies and facilitates our own profound healing capacity, thus promoting optimal health and well-being.
An Ancient Tradition Rediscovered
Though the principles of Jin Shin Jyutsu are over 5000 years old, the name Jin Shin Jyutsu was chosen by Japanese philosopher and mathematician Master Jiro Murai in the early 1900's. The principles of Jin Shin Jyutsu were passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth and had fallen into relative obscurity when they were dramatically revived in 1912 by Master Murai in Japan. After clearing himself of a life-threatening illness, Master Murai devoted his life to this study.
Through his 50 years of extensive "hands on" research with individuals and the study of principles of ancient energy balancing arts, including the Kojiki, he recreated this powerful Art. According to ancient written records, which remain in the Archives of the Imperial Palace in Japan, the principles of Jin Shin Jyutsu were widely known before the brith of Gautama (Buddha, India), before the birth of Moses (recorded in the Bible), and before the Kojiki (Record of Ancient Things - Japan, AD 712). The principles of Jin Shin Jytusu are an innate part of man's wisdom, simplifying the complexities of existence, and are truly an Art of Living.
The resulting knowledge of Jin Shin Jyutsu was then given to Mary Burmeister, one of Master Murai's primary students of many years, who brought the Art to the United States in 1954. Mary began teaching the Art to others in the early 1960's and today there are thousands of students as well as many classes offered throughout the world.
As Master Murai's experience with this healing art deepened, the meaning of the name Jin Shin Jyutsu evolved. At first, he used the words to mean "the Art of Happiness", later "the Art of Longevity". The meaning further evolved to "the Art of Benevolence" and ultimately to "the Art of the Creator through the person of compassion".