High Touch Jin Shin is based on an ancient Oriental healing art, brought to the United States from Japan by Mary Burmeister. Its roots are grounded in one of the oldest healing arts and was first recorded in 712 AD in what is known in Japan as “The Record of Ancient Things”. Acupuncture, Shiatsu and many other energy healing arts are derived from similar roots. Originally practised in the home, it was passed down from generation to generation of Japanese families who used simple everyday treatments for themselves and others. High Touch Jin Shin is a presentation of this art, compiled by Betsy Ruth Dayton, M. Ed, a student of Mary Burmeister since 1976. Betsy is the founder of the High Touch Network.
High touch is the gentle placing of the fingertips on certain points on the body to help release blockages in the body’s energy flow. This energy system maintains the balance of the flow of life force to every cell and every function of the human experience; Mind, Body and Spirit.
There are 26 bi lateral points where we can feel this flow of energy as it circulates through the body. We hold these congested or “blocked” points in a specific pattern to allow for the flow of uncongested energy again. Our hands are like “jump cables”, creating a flowing circuit, which can then cleanse away toxins and congested chi.
There are three levels of High Touch Jin Shin:
- Come and see me, the practitioner
- Learn about High touch through a one day “Self Help” workshop
- Learn more by embarking on the Five Day Intensive Practitioner training