Sad news about Karen Moore

I got an email with sad news from the JSJ Scottsdale Office – I’ve been in Scottsdale three times to get intensive sessions, and had the great fortune to meet Karen in Scottsdale the first time I was there, and got sessions from her. It was really nice to meet her, she will be greatly missed! Here’s the email:


Karen was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and lived there until she graduated from high school. She received a Ford Foundation scholarship to study ballet and later attended college at NYU School of the Arts in New York City. After 12 years in New York, she moved to San Francisco where she took her first Jin Shin Jyutsu class with Mary Burmeister in 1987. Karen had been working at the Scottsdale Office since May of 1993. As well as being on staff as a practitioner, she was editor of The Main Central newsletter, oversaw the production of the annual class brochure.  Karen loved being part of the Jin Shin Jyutsu family and only recently retired.
We remember her as an efficient and tireless colleague, who was a highly regarded JSJ practitioner. For some years she continued her love of dancing (often displaying her flamenco skills), and enjoyed caring for her dogs.  We thank her for all she gave to the Jin Shin Jyutsu Organization through 24 years.  She is greatly missed and we offer our sympathy to her family, friends and coworkers.
In Love and remembrance,
David, Michael and Martha, Jody, Terry, Josh, Rachel, Ian, Marty, and Zoe the doggie

JSJ treatments in Scottsdale

So, my visit in Scottsdale came to an end, as for now… I can really recommend those intensive sessions, getting two sessions everyday for 5 days feels very special and relaxing! Last time I was in Scottsdale, in July last year, I was getting treatments from Terry Matthews, Karen Moore and Pat (she is 95 now, an amazing women who still gives treatments)
This time I was getting treatments from Terry and Ian Harris, very nice!

So Terry, Karen and Pat you can find in Scottsdale, as well as Ian, but Ian is also a Jin Shin Jyutsu teacher – I was at a five day class with him last May, and can really recommend him as a teacher too.
You can find more information about him here:
and information about his classes here:

But if you want to get this kind of treatments, there are many practitioners around the world that can do that, it’s not only at the institute in Scottsdale you can get it, it’s just to find a practitioner that could give you the time to do it. It’s nice to give yourself that kind of gift now and then 🙂

July 2020