The Art of Jin Shin can be easily practiced on oneself. As a matter of fact, it is an integral part of the art. A daily maintenance program as well as a specific individual program can be designed by you or your practitioner. You can practice on yourself as a way to maintain harmony in your body and break down new congestions. There is no time limit on how much time one can spend applying the Art of Jin Shin to oneself.
It takes 20 minutes to complete one circulation pattern. You can also hold a SEL (point) or finger for a couple of minutes. It is interesting to observe that we give ourselves the Art of Jin Shin without even being aware of it. We naturally hold certain fingers or SEL's (points) as we know subconsciously what needs to be harmonized. It is an innate part of our wisdom, we are all born with this knowledge. How often do we see a baby suck her/his thumb? This is exactly what the baby needs. There are many other examples.
The Art of Jin Shin is really about self-study and becomes a way of life. Listening, observing and studying oneself on a spiritual, mental, emotional and physical level is the key to knowing and helping oneself. The Art of Jin Shin teaches us how to energize, support and harmonize our total body.