Jin Shin Jyutsu is a gentle but powerful ancient Japanese art used to harmonize and balance life energy in the body to promote optimal health, well-being and to facilitate healing. The technique is a valuable complement to conventional healing methods as it helps to release tension and stress that can accumulate through normal daily living. JSJ employs twenty-six "safety energy locks" that are located along energy pathways also known as meridians that feed life into our bodies. When one or more of the paths become blocked, resulting stagnation can disrupt the local area and eventually dis-harmonize the complete path of energy flow which can cause discomfort or pain. When a practitioner holds these energy locks in specific combinations, a flow of energy is sent to cells and organs of the body which helps bring balance to the body, mind and spirit. Jin Shin Jyutsu is similar to acupuncture but without the use of needles, similar to acupressure but with a lighter touch and differs from reiki in that it uses a more complex and precise set of hand positions to re-harmonize and balance the flow of energy in the body. Jin Shin Jyutsu and Reiki compliment each other while enhancing the healing process.