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?