First: I am a Senior Teacher of Jin Shin Do(R) Bodymind Acupressure(TM); also an acupuncturist who is trained in a variety of bodywork and counseling modalities.
There are a number of corrections I would like to submit to this article:
1. The pressure used in JSD is actually fairly firm, not light (although we can use light touch, and moderate the amount of pressure depending on the client and the specific point used at any time). The difference is that Shiatsu is much more "massage" like (i.e., mobile, tissue moving), while with JSD we stay at a point for a longer time than is typical in Shiatsu. Partly because of this sustained stationary pressure, we are often able to have the muscles relax more deeply, with less work.
2. "Jin Shin Do uses a simple shortcut system..." Yes and no - in the first classes, we teach "recipes" to address a wide variety of situations, as well as teaching how to choose and combine points to customize treatments for clients. As students progress, they gain a greater repertoire of points and techniques.
The recipes learned in the first classes are extremely effective - I still use them quite frequently, because they are so effective.
3. The first class teaches 55 points - not 45.
4. Even though we don't use an "incredibly light" pressure, the risk is still very low, and it is easy to practice. I've taught people in wheelchairs, teenagers, truck drivers, retirees, etc. - and while some go on to complete the full Practitioner Certification program, the vast majority of people use these techniques for portable, anytime use with family and friends.
5. "have accomplished at least ten private sessions..." This means they have been on the receiving end of having at least ten sessions - so they know what it feels like to be a client. The 125 hours are sessions they have given to clients, demonstrating their progress.
I encourage you to call and talk with a Jin Shin Do practitioner or teacher to answer any questions you may have.