Jin Shin Jyutsu is an ancient Japanese technique that allows us to give energy to our body thanks to the use of the fingers and their pressure. It is a powerful tool for raising awareness of the body and can represent, according to the oriental tradition, a self-healing technique.
The finger massage is based on the idea that in each of us there is a vital energy that is part of the infinite universal energy. This energy flows through different levels of the body and, when there is harmony, it flows freely without obstacles.
The pressure and massage of the fingers facilitate the natural flow of energy. The goal of this technique is to create a path that allows us to find our harmony and rebalance our energy. The imbalance of energy is caused both by physical ailments and by problems involving the emotional sphere, such as anxiety and worry.
The method is based on a very simple concept: each finger point of the hand indicated corresponds to an organ or part of our body and, in turn, each organ is associated with a specific emotion.
In this technique we gently massage the fingers and the areas of the hand that are related to the organs and emotions on which we want to intervene.
To practice this technique, the advice is to massage each finger for three minutes. Always bring your awareness to each finger during the massage and be in the "here and now".
The thumb symbolizes the arms and stomach. The emotions connected to the stomach are anxiety and depression. Symptoms that help us identify these conditions are nervousness, abdominal pain and headache.
The index finger is connected to the kidneys and bladder. The prevailing emotions are confusion and fear. To identify that we are experiencing this condition, the most common symptoms are problems with the digestive system, back pain and toothache.
The middle finger represents the liver. As you may already know, the liver is the organ linked to anger. Symptoms to watch out for are migraines, vision problems and frequent fatigue.
The ring finger is the finger of the hand that connects to the colon and lungs. The emotions and moods in this case are pessimism, sadness, pain and suffering. Symptoms are mainly digestive disorders, asthma and respiratory problems.
Let's not forget the importance of the little finger. In fact, the little finger is the finger linked to the heart and small intestine. Massaging this finger can be helpful in finding relief for problems involving these organs. From an emotional point of view, the little finger is related to the tendency to pretend and hide the truth.
Finger pressure and finger massage (you can dedicate yourself to each finger one at a time) is a very relaxing exercise to be practiced daily for 15 minutes a day.
To proceed, massage each finger for 3 minutes, in the morning or in the evening. The advice is to massage the left hand in the morning and the right hand in the evening.
You can combine this technique with Yoga and meditation for the benefits related to the relaxation of mind and body.