Lydee Scudder – Jin Shin Jyutsu Massage of Idyllwild, California

The sacred nature of Jin Shin Jyutsu massage is what resonated deeply within me when I first experienced this ancient Art in 1992. Everything is connected. We are all part of the sacred energy of the universe. This is the basis of Jin Shin Jyutsu, which combines the relaxing effects of massage with the healing power of acupuncture minus the needles and disrobing. It provides a means by which we can physically connect with Universal Energy, or Spirit, which is always in balance, and through this connection bring greater balance to our own individual energy. The work can thus deepen our sense of connection both with our own spirit, and with the creative forces of the universe.

At the time I was introduced to Jin Shin Jyutsu, I was studying oriental bodywork at the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, CA. I went on to complete the Institute’s Advanced Acupressure Therapy Program, while at the same time embarking on a lifelong study of Jin Shin Jyutsu, the ancient art of Now Know Myself. I am certified as a Self-help Instructor and love sharing this Art with others.

Ten years later, in 2002, the year of the horse, I was led to The Tao of Equus, by Linda Kohanov. I resonated immediately with the power of horses to help us connect with our inner spirit, our
authentic self, and the creative force of the universe that surrounds and connects us all. In October 2004 I completed a year long apprenticeship with Linda and psychotherapist Kathleen Barry Ingram at the Epona center in Tucson, AZ.

My life’s work is to bring together Jin Shin Jyutsu and the Way of the Horse and facilitate transformation for the highest good of all concerned. I am supported in this work by a long-term interest in and study of traditional spirituality and cross-cultural shamanism. I graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1974 with a degree in Anthropology and spent time in the 1978-9 living and riding on the Navajo reservation where I was working as an attorney for the Navajo Tribe. I have a law degree from Hastings College of the Law, and have found that this background has enhanced the natural ability I possess to understand the experiences of others and assist them in expressing their feelings and experiences in a meaningful way.

I live in the San Bernardino National Forest, in the mountains of southern California, near the village of Idyllwild, California, just a few hours from Los Angeles and San Diego.

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