Raindrop Therapy is a healing technique which combines aromatherapy, reflexology, massage and moist heat to promote healing and support the body’s balance and harmony mentally, physically, and emotionally through structural and electrical alignment of the body. When applied to the body, the essential oils are absorbed into the skin and travel through the dermis levels into the interstitial fluids. Once in the lymphatic system they are helpful in fighting bacteria and viruses that travel through the body. Essential oils have also been known to improve the immune system.
During the raindrop technique, the oils are dropped onto the body from approximately six inches above the spine. This technique is used so that there is no interference by the therapist between the initial reaction of the oil’s energy and the client’s energy. The process uses several essential oils like Oregano (anti viral), Thyme (anti-viral), Birch (bone repair), Basil (muscle relaxant), Peppermint (topical analgesic), and Marjoram (anti-spasmodic). Other essential oils are used based upon the client’s needs.
After the oils are on the body, the therapist applies a massage technique called vita flex which enhances the benefits of the essential oils. This massage technique means “vitality through the reflexes,” and it involves a rolling and releasing motion of the fingertips to massage the reflex points of the body. This massage technique is used on the feet and along the spine for nerve stimulation.
Afterwards, a hot compress is applied to the back, which facilitates oil absorption and muscle relaxation. The entire process takes about 60 minutes to complete.
The raindrop technique can have many benefits since it is a detoxifying process and may benefit the body for up to a week after the treatment. The technique is very relaxing and it is recommended that one rest after the massage. Raindrop Therapy, researched and developed by Gary Young for over 20 years, is based on the aromatherapy and herbal medicines of the Lakota Indigenous People of South Dakota, the Hunza people of the Himalayan Mountains, and the people of Inner Mongolia.
Reported benefits of Raindrop Therapy include:
• Elimination of back pain
• Relief from skin conditions
• Relaxation and invigoration
• Increase in energy levels
• Relief from emotional issues and depression
• Hastening recovery from colds and flu
• Aiding in the prevention of colds and flu
• Boosting the immune system
• Relief from arthritis
• Relief from fibromyalgia
• Improves Lymph System Circulation
• Reduces Muscle, Spinal and Joint Pain & Inflammation
• Fights Viruses and Bacteria
• Promotes Healthy Cell Regeneration
• Promotes Physical and Electrical Balance
• Promotes Metabolic Balance