Jin Shin Jyutsu Certified Practitioner Guidelines For Ethical Behavior and Professional Practice

Jin Shin Jyutsu is a light touch energy balancing art rooted in a tradition of reverence, integrity, intelligence, and discretion which, as our teacher Mary Burmeister has told us, recognizes that responsibility for usage of knowledge received is within each one (of us). These guidelines are meant to represent that tradition in contemporary society given current expectations for the delivery of professional services. While expectations have moderated over the generations, the governing maxim has remained the same across time: do what is best for the client; do not allow personal interests to interfere with that charge.

The Jin Shin Jyutsu Certified Practitioner:

  1. Recognizes that one’s progress with Jin Shin Jyutsu Physio-Philosophy depends on complying with the art’s established procedures.

  2. Does not diagnose or offer medical advice as Jin Shin Jyutsu is not a substitute for regular medical attention by recognized medical authorities.

  3. Follows the laws, rules and regulations of their jurisdiction.

  4. Maintains the records necessary to provide maximum benefit to clients which may include medical history, session notes, and recommendations for self-help.

  5. Maintains a safe, hygienic session space that encourages relaxation and supports healing.

  6. Respects the client’s individuality and dignity and delivers service without regard to race, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identification.

  7. Does not engage in sexual intimacy with clients or sexualize the client/practitioner relationship in any way.

  8. Ensures that the client is fully clothed during a session.

  9. Refers clients to other modalities/medical professionals when indicated.

  10. Offers no warranties, guarantees, or claims for successful outcomes.

  11. Maintains a lifelong learning approach to professional development and personal health which includes utilizing Jin Shin Jyutsu self-help.

  12. Dresses appropriately according to community standards for professionals delivering integrative modalities.

  13. Explains their training and background to clients.

  14. Maintains fees that are fair and clearly presented to clients prior to service delivery.

  15. Maintains client confidentiality, verbal, written, and electronic.

The Mary Burmeister Institute will review the merits of any complaint alleging that a Jin Shin Jyutsu Certified Practitioner has breached these guidelines and will respond to confirmed breaches with actions ranging from a letter of advisement with counsel for corrective action to withdrawal of certification.