Ilze Skrupskelis has worked in the field of healing arts since 1993. She was trained first as a Reiki Master. Then she became a Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ) acupressure practitioner, and has since incorporated other subtle energy techniques into her practice including Matrix Energetics, the Yuen Method of Chinese Energetics, Reconnective Healing, Tapas Acupressure Technique, and Access Consciousness and Bars.

Since 1997 Ilze has maintained Jin Shin Jyutsu acupressure as her predominant therapeutic method, incorporating elements of the other methods as appropriate. She has worked with individuals of all ages with a great variety of conditions. In the expanding field of complementary health care, she finds Jin Shin Jyutsu acupressure to be a very effective solution for stress reduction, pain management, and supporting the body's self-healing abilities.

Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ) acupressure is a safe, painless means of assisting the body to heal itself.

It has done this effectively for the following conditions:

  • Arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain, sciatica, scoliosis, and carpal tunnel
  • Allergies, asthma and other respiratory problems
  • Depression, anxiety, insomnia, migraines, and stress
  • Cancer, effects of chemotherapy and radiation
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Gynecological problems such as infertility and PMS
  • Hepatitis, MS, Parkinsons
  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Post traumatic stress disorder, addictions
  • And many more physical, emotional, and neurological issues

"I find weekly Jin Shin Jyutsu acupressure treatments beneficial and enjoyable, and the relaxation I experience decreases my stress level. I get through my work week more easily. The JSJ self-care I do contributes to that as well."

Brix W., Office Manager

“I was limping terribly. My left knee was in so much pain I thought I was going to need surgery. I had 3 one-and-a-half hour JSJ sessions, and my knee was completely pain free.

 Krisan F., Retired teacher

  "My husband Stephen was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer with a large mass that was inoperable. We decided to do chemotherapy and radiation to assist in shrinking the tumor. He started taking herbs and nutritional supplements to support his body during this process.

  "Stephen had six weeks of radiation, and because that wasn’t shrinking the tumor, he had four weeks of one chemotherapy drug and an additional 2 treatments of another one. The tumor didn’t start to shrink until after we started concurrent Jin Shin Jyutsu acupressure treatments during the time of chemo treatments. Once the tumor started shrinking with the JSJ treatments the oncologist stopped chemo, and JSJ acupressure was continued for six months until Stephen was cancer-free. 

  "We believe it was because of the JSJ acupressure treatments and the JSJ self-care exercises that Stephen did not have the side effects that were predicted for the chemo and radiation. He did not lose any hair and instead of losing weight, he actually gained 20 lbs, which is not the usual course of events. The doctors were surprised that the tumor shrank in such a short time. Stephen has been cancer-free 2008. He periodically still receives JSJ tune-ups."

Nancy M., Lab Manager 

Self-Care workshop: Part 3, April 29 1:00pm to 4:30pm

at Unwindings, 5466 Holiday Terrace, Kalamazoo MI 49009 (lower level)

Part 1, (TBA)_ in May

Bring water, a mat and blanket(s), three small pillows, and wear loose, comfortable clothing. We'll be lying on the floor about half of the time. If you need support under your knees, please bring another pillow or blanket.

Tuition: $50

Call 269-345-3363 with questions, for more information, or to register. Please leave a message; I'll get back with you.

SELF-CARE: Self-Care classes introduce the breadth of this art and simple hands-on techniques that can be used by anybody, anywhere, anytime. The self-care exercises can be used for family, friends, and pets, as well as for ourselves. Receiving and learning Jin Shin Jyutsu acupressure engages us in self study. We recognize the wisdom of the body and learn to interpret and use the body’s messages to reestablish balance.

SELF-CARE workshops can be designed to empower a family to support a loved one in need, for school or community groups of any age, for hospital staff or patients or both, for a support group or a business team. The focus can be to reduce tensions at the office, complement medical care, calm and clear the mind, harmonize with the changing seasons, or simply to become acquainted with this art of getting to KNOW (Help) MYSELF.

"Working with Ilze and learning about Jin Shin Jyutsu Accupressure was an amazing experience. She is an excellent teacher. The workshop itself is eye opening, and to continue with what you have learned can change your life in a very positive way."                                                                                                                                                                                        Mary Henderson

Give a call today to find out how I can assist you in experiencing optimal health and wellness! Please leave a message at 269.345.3363.


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Natural Health Center

Westwood Plaza

4610 West Main Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49009