Hands On Health Jin Shin Do® and Jin Shin Jyutsu® Traditional Acupressure

Receiving Acupressure

An acupressurist with knowledge, skill and experience may help in the treatment of a wide range of health conditions, including those where there is no discernable western medical diagnosis.

Jin Shin Do

The gentle Jin Shin Do acupressure style utilised in the practice evolved in the early 20th century and their origins can be traced back over 5000 years within Asia. An acupressurist works with the same points used in acupuncture – called acupoints - stimulating these healing sites with finger pressure, rather than inserting fine needles. This gently unblocks key points on the body's energy pathways to enable healing without the use of manipulation or deep pressure.

Acupressure aids elimination of stress, pain and alleviation of acute and chronic conditions. By stimulating the bodies natural curative abilities, acupressure also works as a powerful preventative therapy and is a safe and effective complement to conventional healing methods.

Jin Shin Jyutsu

Jin Shin Jyutsu is similar in philosophy and practice to Jin Shin Do Acupressure, and powerful adjunct. This holistic system brings the body's energy (chi) back into balance. This is done by working with twenty-six Safety Energy Locks which are similar to acupoints. Jin Shin Jyutsu is a natural, safe, complement to conventional therapies that can be used to aid healing of specific conditions and in the prevention of disease. The benefits and the conditions that it can help are the same as those helped by Acupressure.


Acupuncture is a form of ancient Chinese medicine in which fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes. It has the potential to help treat a wide range of health conditions, from infertility to anxiety and asthma. It is more commonly seen as an effective method for relieving pain conditions, such as chronic back pain, tension headaches, migraine and osteoarthritis.


Cupping is an ancient form of therapy in which local suction is created on the skin. It can be likened to an inverse massage, in that it uses pressure to pull skin, tissue and muscles upward. The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, reduce inflammation and calm the nervous system. Cupping is used to relieve conditions such as back and neck pain, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and cellulite.

Traditional Assessment

Traditional oriental medicine techniques of body (fully clothed), three finger pulse, face, tongue readings and five element theory are used to assess the client's condition. Where necessary a history of western tests, diagnosis, and treatments are reviewed. All relevant information is integrated to ensure the optimum level of care and treatment.

Caroline Le Maistre BSc Hons, PGCE, HNC, CAT
Hands On Health, 13 Colomberie, St Helier, Jersey
Telephone (01534) 745535
eMail caroline@handsonhealth.je