What are the Benefits of Hugging?

We hug others when we’re excited, happy, sad, or trying to comfort. Hugging, it seems, is universally comforting. It makes us feel good. And it turns out that hugging is scientifically proven to make us healthier and happier.

By utilizing the ancient Japanese healing art of Jin Shin Jyutsu you can give yourself a hug, anytime and anywhere. You can revitalize your energy while riding a train or plane, sitting in a meeting, standing in line, waiting in a doctors office, watching television, at a sporting event or concert. Anywhere.

You can recharge the vital life energy within you and harmonize your whole being by giving yourself this hug.  Simply fold your arms across your chest and place your hands under your armpits and the fingers on the outer edge of your shoulder blade bone (scapula).  You can do both arms together or one arm at a time. Hold the area for several minutes. It can be a couple of minutes or longer, 10 to 15 minutes or until you feel a pulsing in the area of the shoulder blade where your fingers are touching. Don’t worry if you don’t feel a pulsing. There is no stress. Just breath and hold for as long as you feel comfortable.

The point on the edge of the shoulder blade is Safety Energy Lock 26.   In addition to harmonizing and revitalizing your whole being, holding this area is helpful for breast projects.

Holding your fingers is another way to clear Safety Energy Lock 26 and recharge yourself.  Hold, one by one, the right thumb, index, middle, ring and little finger with the left hand. Then switch and hold each finger of the left hand using the right. Holding your fingers is an easy and a great way to give your entire being self care and a recharge.

You deserve a hug!

Give yourself a hug everyday and breath.


Fiona Varker

Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner and LMT