Alain Paradis, Jin Shin Do® Acupressure Therapist

A comprehensive approach

JIN SHIN DO® takes the whole person into account, including the energetic, physical, emotional and relational aspects. It is a comprehensive approach which addresses your assets as well as your personal needs.

All modern societies are characterised by a lack of time : the more modern the society, the less time it has.
- Hartmut Rosa

You wish to find fulfillment making use of your full potential. You have a strong desire to maintain a healthy lifestyle and preserve your you're a balance between work and personal life. You are known for your involvement and your professionalism.

However, despite all your efforts, you feel stressed, your energy is low, and your sleep is not refreshing. You also feel a lingering pain, in your back, your wrist or your knee… You may have been feeling more fragile than usual…

This sounds familiar?
I can help you!

JIN SHIN DO® Acupressure is practical and efficient. It provides genuine well being after just one session.

In addition to alleviating your physical symptoms, JIN SHIN DO® Acupressure improves your emotional and energetic balance. You will observe that your natural ability to face challenges is renewed.

What people say about it

Frequent comments

Renewed energy
Great release of tensions and pain
The feeling of being grounded
A regain in confidence
The feeling of finding one’s direction



How does it work?

The results

The delay to obtain results varies according to the type of discomfort; here is a preview, for reference only, as each person is different:

  • Stress, tensions, tendinitis, sharp pain :
    1 to 3 sessions
  • Fatigue, exhaustion, chronic anxiety :
    5 sessions
  • Burnout, depression :
    7 sessions
How does it work?

A powerful method

Traditional Chinese medicine has understood since a long time ago that the body and mind function as a network,  just like a computer which is connected to the web. If the connexion is poor, there is a problem.

It is just like being stuck in traffic at rush hour. So, where the energy is blocked and does not move freely is decisive and can lead to many various symptoms: irritation, physical and mental fatigue, pain, despondency… In order to overcome these symptoms, Jin Shin Do® depends on Acupuncture’s thousand year old principles. The carefully chosen points allow to re-establish the circulation, in order to release or to reinforce certain parts of the body according to each person’s specific needs.

A session

A session lasts 90 minutes

 The first consultation starts with an in-depth evaluation of your general state of health. Together, we identify the symptoms related to imbalances, and explore the contextual circumstances.

You then lie down on a massage table, fully clothed to receive the treatment. Touch is both gentle and firm, it is adjusted according to each person and the  sensitivity of each pressure point.  

The state of confidence together with the secure climate established during the session induces a state of full consciousness, which promotes a renewal of physical and mental balance.

A follow-up plan is determined according to your needs. Each person, every situation is different. Consequently the duration of follow-up varies accordingly.

Receipts and insurance

Receipts for massage therapy (FMQ) are available for reimbursement from your insurance.  

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Alain is a rigorous, enthusiastic, excellent therapist. He helped me support and balance my energy during a most difficult year. Acupressure is such a gentle, precise and efficient method! Thank you Alain.

Emmanuelle ClénéOsteopath

When I first consulted: I suffered from anxiety, fears, stiffness, stress, amenorrhea and insomnia. The following treatment I felt a newfound sense of relaxation, confidence and security. My physical, mental and emotional bodies were balanced and harmonized. In short, tensions were unlocked, I have found myself. Now I enjoy the ease of a free and healthy body. JIN SHIN DO operates magic every time!

Maude LabontéPsychosocial intervener

The first time I consulted for acupressure, I had been suffering from a sharp pain in my neck which had been radiating in my upper back and arm for several months. From the very first consultation, I felt this approach was beneficial. Not only did it relieve the pain, but I better understood the tension points which settled in my body. I hardly suffer anymore and I have decided to continue this therapy because it changes the way I do things and how I feel for the better! Thank you Alain.

Amina TrikiResearcher

Receiving Jin Shin Do treatments and working with Alain has been a transformational experience. After only a few months, I am experiencing shifts and improvements with respect to a health condition that has been with me for nearly a decade. He has helped me to identify that the quality and depth of my breathing was comprised due to many years of persistent pain. Alain also introduced me to coherence cardiaque - a rhythmic breathing practice that helps to balance the nervous system (amongst other benefits). I did not think that a breathing exercise could have such a significant impact on my health, but now I am hooked!

Marika TjebbesTeacher

My experience with Acupressure with Alain can be described as a joyous liberation. I had been suffering from fibromyalgia for many years and had trouble trusting my body. Although I had tried many approaches I never knew whether I could participate much less enjoy the opportunities life sent my way.

The acupressure sessions with Alain allowed me to feel better and better at every level, it even transformed how I face life, and more specifically its challenges - with grace and ease.

The healing process rarely happens overnight, but after each acupressure session I felt improvement, often stunning, and surpassing all my expectations as my results encompassed my well-being as a whole.

Arlette Sauvé Translator

Commonly treated symptoms in Acupressure

Acupressure’s field of action is wide ranged. It is effective in the treatment of a large spectrum of health problems, be it in the case of longstanding chronic ailments as well as recent manifestations. The list below shows a few examples of symptoms which can be relieved by acupressure.  

Emotional balance

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Burnout
  • Lack of energy
  • Anguish
  • Job loss
  • Mourning
  • Life transitions

General Health

  • Pregnancy
  • Post-surgical
  • Lack of energy
  • Overweight & Obesity
  • Reflux
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hypertension

Headache and neck pain

Acupressure has proven itself to be particularly effective in releasing tensions and pain in the upper body, as neck and shoulder pain are released.

  • Ringing in the ears
  • Migraine headaches
  • Stiff neck
  • Vertigo
  • Neck tension
  • Eye strain


Painful shoulders and arms

  • Arthritis
  • Osteo-arthritis
  • Muscular pain
  • Joint pain
  • Tendinitis

Painful legs

  • Arthrite
  • Arthritis
  • Osteo-arthritis
  • Muscular pain
  • Joint pain
  • Sciatica
  • Cellulitis 
Regarding  symptoms…

Acupressure helps relieve numerous symptoms and ailments. However an acupressure session does not in any way replace a medical follow-up. Furthermore, a therapist does not provide a diagnosis. Acupressure is a supportive measure which judiciously complements medicine, psychotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic, physiotherapy, natural therapy. Moreover, acupressure recognizes the advantages of working in synergy with these approaches .