Modalities J-K-L

Jamu Massage:

A Flower from Bali By Naomi Serviss Massage magazine

Jin shin do – Translation:

“the way of the compassionate spirit”  Derived from acupressure. Developed by Iona Marsa Teegarden in the 1970’s.  Practitioners meditate to develop their intuition and deeper selves.  Gentle fingertip pressure is applied along points to balance the energy “chi”.  Focuses on the deep release of  armoring through gentle yet deep finger pressure.  Incorporated Taoist breathing methods, and some Reichian theory.

Book resources:

Acupressure Way of Health: Jin Shin Do by Iona Teegarden

Jin Shin Jyutsu

means ‘creator’s art through knowing and compassionate man” Using the lightest of touch or no touch (energy facilitation) to balance the flow of energy in the body.  Practiced with the client fully clothed.  Uses pulse diagnosis to determine blockages.

Jin Shin Jyutsu and Modern Medicine

Integrating the Ancient Healing Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu with the Modern Medicine of Heart Transplants By Pennie Sempell, J.D., C.M.T.

Kahuna Healing

Huna is  traditional Hawaiian healing.  Huna means “that which is hidden”  Kahuna means “the keeper of the secret”


Discovered by George Goodheart, a chiropractor in Detroit MI in 1964.  Uses muscle testing to evaluate and restore balance to the body. Muscle testing evaluates the quality of the muscle response not the strength. Muscle groups share energy pathways with internal organs and therefore every organ dysfunction appears in related muscles. Muscle weakness can be a result of misalignment, nutritional deficiencies, and allergies.  Uses nutrition, manipulation, diet, acupressure, exercise and education.  Many people have gone on to develop their own work with different aspects.

Types of Kinesiology:

  • Traditional Academic Kinesiology – the study of muscles and movement
  • Applied Kinesiology – International College of Applied Kinesiology
  • Educational Kinesiology – Brain Gym
  • Clinical Kinesiology – developed by Alan Beardall uses cranial diagnostic points and integration
  • BioKinesiology – John Barton’s work based on the theory that emotions cause illness
  • Manual Kinesiology – based on Kendall and Kendall’s work of muscle testing.
  • Touch for Health – John Thie’s work, a simplified version of AK

Lomi-Lomi/Hawaiian massage

Originated in the Hawaiian Islands, based on the traditions of the Polynesians and Pacific Islanders. One of the most beautiful forms of massage treatments that looks more like a dance. There are many forms of Lomi Lomi that originated with different families.  When giving a massage you are supposedly massaging 5,000 years of ancestors. A session begins with a ritual asking the client what results they want from the session. The massage technique itself consists of graceful , sweeping arm movements and ceremonial music. The elbow and forearm are used along with fingertip shiatsu like pressure point work.  Development of the practitioner is main focus using breath and acknowledgment of a Higher Power.

Auntie Margaret – Margaret Machado, RN., Hawaiian authority on Lomi-Lomi


Developed by Ted Looyen, a dutch born counselor/bodyworker from Australia, whose back problem was helped by Rolfing.  He studied other techniques and went on to develop his own technique that was not as painful as Rolfing.  Uses body reading to discover the root of problem and movement re-education to increase the flow of energy.  Uses connective tissue techniques to remove adhesions.

Looyenwork Institute

Lymphatic drainage

Developed by a Danish doctor, Hans Vodder when he noticed that swollen lymph nodes and colds and infections were connected.  His wife was a massage therapist.  Together they developed a system to massage the lymph nodes. It was introduced into America in 1982 and has been used with many types of aliments including inflammation, edema, arthritis and sprains/strains. Technique uses strokes that flow with the fibers of the muscles, because the lymph flow follows that path. Also uses breath and movement to break up the congestion.  Sometimes used in Sport massage applications and injuries.

Vodder Lymphatic Therapy-  Dr Vodder School, North American Vodder Association

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