Jin Shin Jyutsu®, Tui Na, Acupressure
My interest in bodywork and the healing arts, especially massage and martial arts, began when I was in my mid-20s. Over the years I joined workshops and classes in Swedish/Esalen, Biodynamical Psychotherapy (Gerda Boyesen), intuitive massage and breath work (Middendorf). At the same time I was involved in the womyn movement with a focus on violence against womyn. This led me to working as a self-defense instructor for womyn and girls for several years. After moving to the U.S. in 1997 - I'm german - I have been studying Acupressure, Tui Na and Jin Shin Jyutsu ®. Our bodies' profound wisdom and self-healing abilities is what draws me, amazes me and helps me to realize that everything lies within us.
Tui Na (Chinese) is a system of Acupressure, which is based upon the yin/yang philosophy. It uses a variety of techniques like brushing (tui), grasping (na), squeezing, pressing, rocking and rolling, pulling, shaking and stretching. These motions help the body back into its harmony and balance so that the Chi (life-energy) can flow smoothly throughout the body. Jin Shin Jyutsu ® is an ancient Japanese practice, rediscovered by Jiro Muray and brought to the U.S. by Mary Burmeister 40 years ago. Our bodies contain several pathways that feed life into all of our cells. When one or more of them become blocked, discomfort or pain may occur. Simple hands-on sequences of holding points along these pathways help to balance the body's energy, restore equilibrium, relieve pain and release causes of acute and chronic conditions. It is a subtle and powerful art with a focus on "getting to know myself." It can be used anytime and anywhere and does not interfere with any other therapy or medication.
During the session, clients are fully dressed in comfortable clothing.
Barner, Certified Acupressure