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The forms of bodywork offered here  are  not  intended for the diagnosis, treatment or cure of disease. They are relaxation therapy, and a useful adjunct to licensed, qualified medical or psychological care. For any persistent pain or symptom,
even a seemingly minor one, you are strongly encouraged to consult a medical doctor. When used in conjunction with standard medical treatment, these techniques can assist the healing process by releasing tension, decreasing stress and
encouraging a sense of increased well-being.
Acupressure First
No Prerequisite
Before you self-prescribe pain preparations, try self-care points to help relieve the tension and discomfort of minor problems
related to muscle tension (including tension headache), backache, jaw pain,constipation, menstrual and menopausal problems,
"heartburn" and nausea. Learn simple two-point combinations that you can share with family and friends. This is a great workshop
for community groups to offer their members. It has been taught at local wellness seminars, health fairs, senior centers, physical
therapy offices, and even at a jungle hospital in The Gambia! (See photo at right.)
1-4 hours

TLC in 5 Easy Points
Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® Basic Neck Release
No prerequisite
Acupressure points in the neck and shoulder area affect the circulation of Qi, or life force, throughout the whole body. Ancient texts say that
where the Qi goes, the blood, or circulation, follows. They also say: "Where there is no flow, there is pain; where there is flow, there is no
pain." When we are under stress, we tend to hold tension in the neck and shoulders, either through putting all our energy into thinking, or
through the unconscious protective muscular tighening that protects the neck when we feel threatened.
Learn five easy acupressure spots in the neck and shoulders that you can hold on yourself o release the tension.
(1-2 Hours)

Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure®
    Fundamentals of Self-Acupressure
    (aka Self-Help Acupressure)        
    No Prerequisite
Learn to use 25 basic acupressure points to promote balance, health, relaxation, and a sense of well-being in your entire body. Simple
point combinations can address stress related issues like back and joint problems, digestive difficulties, reproductive imbalances,
muscular tension and emotional disquiet, etc.  Also the Basic Neck Release and Basic Central Release.  
(7-14 hours)

Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® Facial
(aka Windows of the Sky)
No Prerequisite
Learn over 30 acupressure points on the face, neck and shoulders that open up the circulation to the muscles and skin of the face and
scalp and reduce signs of stress. Chinese Medicine also says that many  of these points affect the circulation of "heaven and earth
energies" through the body, reestablishing the balance of  Qi -- or opening the "Windows of the Sky."  These techniques may be used for
release stress-related tension associated with headaches, eyestrain, sinus problems, neck and shoulder stiffness and pain and for a
whole body sense of physical ease and harmony.  Developed originally for beauticians, the 12-step facial uses only points on the face,
head, neck, arms and hands.
Sybille Fischer teaches
Acupressure First in The Gambia.
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