What We Do

service_dog01-300x212The National Complementary or Alternative Medicine (CAM) website describes Jin Shin Jyutsu as, “…an oriental system intended to harmonize the flow of energy through the body. The system holds that tension, fatigue, or illness can trap energy in the body’s twenty-six ‘safety energy locks’: practitioners use their hands to restore balance and reduce stress. Jin Shin Jyutsu is not a form of massage, as it does not involve physical manipulation of the muscles.” In other words, Jin Shin Jyutsu is a non-invasive energetic practice distantly related to acupuncture/acupressure, but without the needles.

This non-invasive oriental system uses no aromatic fragrances, no herbal remedies, no needles or moxibustion therapy; it is just the application of touch. It employs 52 areas located on the animal’s body to facilitate movement of the energetic pathways. Our seventeen years of experience make Key Elements for Health the most knowledgeable Jin Shin Jyutsu office in the community. We impact the community by volunteering at local human and rescue organizations. Quality of life improves by managing arthritic conditions, post-traumatic stress, reduction of stress, and improvement of back and leg injuries. The performance animal’s longevity has been enhanced and extended through the use of Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions.

How we impact the lives of Military animals:

Mounted and canine patrol animals’ quality of life is improved, thus providing assistance to dogs and their handlers. Jin Shin Jyutsu helps do the following:

  • Reduce pain
  • Increase muscle strength, flexibility, and range of motion
  • Improve circulation
  • Reduce muscle tightness and spasms
  • Reduce anxiety and stress
  • Reduce PTSD
  • Reduce stress
  • Reduce backaches

Animals including Service and Military

Military and Government:

These animals also work at government agencies in roles such as K9 patrol dogs that serve in drug detection, search and rescue, and patrol assistance, as well as horses used in mounted patrol. Another area of service is Military Service animals (military patrol dogs for drug and bomb detection, scouts, trackers and sentry work), guard dogs, soldiers, combat and operational stress control dogs. 5% of the 650 million military dogs used today suffer from PTSD (IVC Journal v213 by Janice Huntingford DVM). When these dogs are not effective at their job, there is more at stake than just the dog. Jin Shin Jyutsu aids in the recovery of trauma and/or injury, improves flexibility, and increases longevity in the field.

Service animals for those with disabilities:

These indispensable partners serve individuals as guide dogs for the blind/visually impaired, hearing dogs for the deaf and hard of hearing, and service dogs for people with other disabilities. Jin Shin Jyutsu can reduce stress and improve flexibility, proactively maintaining your animal’s health.