“Jin Shin Do” means “The Way of the Compassionate Spirit.” Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® uses gentle yet deep finger pressure on specific acu-points and verbal Body Focusing techniques, to help release “armoring” or chronic tension, balance the “Qi” or energy, and improve vitality. This clothes-on method helps relieve stress- and trauma- related problems. Jin Shin Do® is a unique synthesis of a traditional Japanese acupressure technique, classic Chinese acu-theory, Taoist philosophy, Qigong (breathing and exercise techniques), Reichian segmental theory and principles of Ericksonian psychotherapy. This unique therapy which addresses body, mind and spirit as a complete whole was originated by Iona MarsaaTeeguarden.During a Jin Shin Do® session you experience a pleasant, relaxed state in which you can move out of your head and into your body to access feelings and inner wisdom.
For those interested in furthering their bodywork career, Jin Shin Do® is recognized as a major form of Asian Bodywork Therapy (by NCCAOM, AOBTA among others.)
Kamala offers individual sessions which are a blend of Jin Shin Do hands-on methods and acupuncture, and she teaches classes in Jin Shin Do®, along with Becky Smith, LMT. For classes see Becky Smith’s website or call Kamala at 541-345-2220, or Becky at 541-345-7189.
Kamala Quale, MSOM, LAc, is a licensed acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist and bodymind counselor. She is a Senior Authorized Jin Shin Do® Teacher, and a contributing author on the subject of bodymind skills in “A Complete Guide to Acupressure,” written by Iona MarsaaTeeguarden.