Mary Burmeister (1918–2008)

The Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu is an ancient Japanese healing Art of releasing tensions which cause symptoms in the body due to disharmony. “Jin Shin Jyutsu” translates to “the Art of the Creator through the person of compassion.” The healing Art is based upon our own natural, innate ability to harmonize ourselves. For many centuries, this Art was passed on verbally from generation to generation, and gradually the true concept of this Art was virtually lost. The rediscovery of this ancient treasure came about through Master Jiro Murai of Japan, in the early 1900s. He was born into a long line of medical professionals, but chose not to follow family tradition and began his search for the true meaning of life. As a young man, Murai contracted what was diagnosed as a terminal illness but never lost faith. He began to wonder about the great men in the past of whom he had read about experiencing miracles and enlightenment through quiet meditation and what would become the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu. He practiced the Art until he felt no more discomforts. He promised the Creator that he would dedicate his findings to mankind. In the late 1940s Master Murai met a Japanese-American woman named Mary Burmeister and asked her if she would like to study with him to take a “gift” from Japan to America.

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