Center for Counseling, Healing & Growth


Certified Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner

Reunion Center
3496 Buskirk Avenue #103
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Kathy is a graduate of the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, California and has been teaching and practicing acupressure and Jin Shin Jyutsu® since 1988.  Kathy has a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, CA.

Kathy is a certified Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help Instructor, was an instructor at the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, CA for 20 years where she developed a number of courses in Women’s Health, and currently teaches at the Cancer Support Community in Walnut Creek, CA as well as online classes.

Jin Shin Jyutsu, Physio-Philosophy is a bodywork art that comes from Japan and means “the Art of the Creator through the person of compassion”.  This natural healing art uses the innate wisdom of the body to harmonize itself through the application of finger pressure to special areas of the body called Safety Energy Locks (SEL).

Similar to acupressure, Jin Shin Jyutsu recognizes that there is a life force energy that runs in pathways called “flows” or meridians.  These flows help to keep the body, mind and spirit in harmony.  When these flows become blocked, the resulting disharmony may cause pain, emotional disturbances, and illness.  By applying Jin Shin Jyutsu, energy begins to move more smoothly and the body can come back into harmony.

A typical Jin Shin Jyutsu session lasts 60 minutes and the fully clothed client lies on their back in a comfortable position. The type of pressure will vary from deep to light, depending on the health of the client and the location of the SEL. The client will often feel very relaxed during and after the session, feeling very rejuvenated for some time afterwards.  A general maintenance schedule would be once every 1-2 weeks, with sessions more frequently for more serious or chronic situations.

Jin Shin Jyutsu is safe for everyone and beneficial for any situation. Kathy follows all CDC guidelines for Covid-19 safety for both client and practitioner.

Kathy O'Hare