In a typical Jin Shin Jyutsu session, which lasts about one hour, the receiver remains clothed and lies face- up on a cushioned surface. The practitioner employs a harmonizing sequence, or “flow,” appropriate for unblocking particular pathways and restoring the energy to the energy rhythm of the universe.
There´s no massage or manipulation involved, just simple use of the fingertips to apply gentle pressure. It employs 26 “energy locks” on energy pathways located on different parts of the body. When one or more becomes blocked, the resulting stagnation is thought to tip the whole body into disharmony. Holding these locks in particular sequences aims to restore physical, mental and emotional balance.
A flow can be unblocked through a sequence of steps, or through a “quickie” step as simple as grasping a finger. The revitalizing energy then flows through the hands, and can penetrate through clothing, even a brace or a cast.
To a certain extent, the experience of Jin Shin Jyutsu is unique to each person for each session. However, the most common effect is that of deep relaxation.