Service Animal Fact Sheet

What We Do                                                                                                                              

The National Complementary or Alternative Medicine (CAM) website describes Jin Shin Jyutsu as “an oriental system intended to harmonize the flow of energy through the body. The system holds that tension, fatigue, or illness can trap energy in the body’s twenty-six “safety energy locks”: Practitioners use their hands to restore balance and reduce stress. Jin Shin Jyutsu is not a form of massage, as it does not involve physical manipulation of the muscles.” A non-invasive energetic practice distantly related to acupuncture/acupressure but without the needles.                                                                                       

This non-invasive oriental system uses no aromatic fragrances, no herbal remedies, no needles or moxibustion therapy, just the application of touch over clothing. It employs 52 areas located on the animal’s body to facilitate movement of the energetic pathways. Our seventeen years of experience makes Key Elements for Health the most knowledgeable Jin Shin Jyutsu office in the community. We impact the community by volunteering at local human and rescue organizations. Quality of life improves by managing arthritic conditions, post-traumatic stress, reducing stress and improvement of back and leg injuries. Performance animal’s longevity has been enhanced and extended through the use of Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions.

How we impact the lives of Military animals:                                                  

Mounted and Canine Patrol animals, assistance dogs and their handlers by improving their quality of Life.

  • Reduce Pain
  • Increase muscle strength, flexibility and range of motion
  • Improve Circulation
  • Reduce muscle tightness and spasms
  • Reduce anxiety and stress
  • PTSD
  • Stress
  • Backaches

Animals including Service and Military

Military and Government:

These animals also work at government agencies such as; K9 patrol dogs that serve as drug detection, search and rescue, patrol assistance, and horses used in mounted patrol. Another area of service is Military Service animals (military patrol dogs for drug and bomb detection, scouts, trackers and sentry work), search and rescue, guard dogs, soldiers, combat and operational stress control dogs. 5% of the 650 million military dogs used today suffer from PTSD (IVC Journal v213 by Janice Huntingford DVM). When these dogs are not effective at their job, there is more at stake than just the dog. Aid in recovery of trauma, injury, improve flexibility and increase longevity in the field.

Service animal for those with disabilities.

These indispensable partners serve individuals as guide dogs for the blind/visually impaired, hearing dogs for the deaf and hard of hearing, and service dogs for people with other disabilities. JSJ can: reduce stress, improve flexibility, maintaining health proactively.