What is Raindrop Therapy?
Raindrop Therapy technique is a powerful, non-invasive tool using a sequence of essential oils that are immune enhancing, support the body's natural defenses, as well as the circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, digestive, nervous and other body systems.
These oils, which are high in antioxidants, are also mood elevating and antiseptic, creating an unfavorable environment for harmful viruses and bacteria that can hibernate in the body.
Raindrop Therapy is a healing technique using pure essential oils. Raindrop Therapy combines aromatherapy, reflexology, massage and moist heat to create healing and cleansing through structural and electrical alignment to the body. The purpose of the therapy is to bring total balance, harmony, and body wellness – mental, physical, and emotional.
Raindrop Therapy uses a sequence of nine essential oils that have been clinically tested to have antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. These essential oils are dropped gently on the spine and then lightly massaged in using various techniques. The practitioner dispenses the oils along the client’s spine like little drops of rain from a height of about six inches. The oils are gently brushed up the spine and lightly massaged over the rest of the back. A hot compress is then applied, which facilitates oil absorption and muscle relaxation. Developed by nutritionist Gary Young, Raindrop Therapy is based on the theory that many spinal misalignments are caused by pathogens that reside dormant along the backbone. This condition creates inflammation causing contortion and disfigurement along the spine. The application of highly antimicrobial essential oils reduces inflammation and kills the pathogens, thus providing symptom relief. Raindrop Therapy is based on Lakota Native healing.
Gary Young has researched aromatherapy and herbal medicine for over 20 years. He gives credit to the Native American Lakota's, the Hunza people of the Himalayan Mountains, and the people of Inner Mongolia for his inspiration. The premise behind Raindrop Therapy is that the use of specific antimicrobial oils applied in a particular sequence with various techniques will reduce the body’s inflammations and destroy any viral presence. Although the original theory behind this is to heal problems of the spine, modifications can be incorporated into the therapy to treat other conditions.
How Does Raindrop Therapy Work?
Raindrop therapy involves the therapist dropping essential oils along a patient’s spine. In some instances on the feet and legs too, but the technique is primarily applied to the spine. Sessions can last up to an hour, and combine a few principles into one technique for maximum therapeutic and health benefits.
The oils are dropped from around 5” away from the spine. It feels like raindrops landing on your spine, hence the name. There is a combination of the feeling of the oils hitting the skin, the techniques used by the therapist, and the properties of the chosen oils. All resulting in this unique and effective form of therapy.
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is a form of therapy that utilizes the aromas of essential oils and harnesses their properties to improve the health and well-being of a patient. It transcends just the physical or mental, healing the spiritual, emotional, and complete being of a person.
It’s a very complete and satisfying form of treatment when a patient finds the right oils or combination of oils. Being a natural form of therapy, there are few to no side effects. It’s non-invasive and is designed to restore balance to the patient’s body.
10 Benefits of Raindrop Therapy
Loosens Muscle Tension
This form of therapy is very effective at loosening tension that builds up through bad posture or overextending muscles. After just one session you will notice the difference and feel a lot looser, especially in the back and shoulders.
Strengthens Your Immune System
Having a stronger immune system means a healthier and happier you. There are various oils that are known to help keep our immune systems operating at its best. Such as lavender, thyme and myrrh.
Helps to Improve Circulation in Your Body
Oils like thyme, cypress and peppermint all have properties that are active in stimulating better oxygen and blood flow throughout the body. This means a healthier, functioning body, allowing you to heal and fight off bacteria more effectively.
Whether you live in pain or have an injury that needs tending to. Raindrop therapy is very effective at reducing pain, especially back pain. The oils work wonders soothing all kinds of aches and pains, and in a non-intrusive way.
Relieves the Effects of Stress
If you live a stressful life and have tried all kinds of methods to reduce the amount of stress you’re feeling you will find a different kind of relief through this form of therapy. It’s a soft method of relieving stress as the properties from the oils enter your body.
Improves Mood and Emotional Spirits
Oils work their way into the brain through Raindrop aromatherapy as well as entering the bloodstream. An aromatherapist will be able to recommend an oil that can lift your spirits and improve your mood naturally.
There are lots of essential oils with powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Lavender and thyme are two oils that will reduce inflammation and pain in the areas being targeted.
Flushes Toxins from the Body
Oils high in phenols help of flush toxins and speed up the body’s natural detox. The lymphatic system is stimulated into working harder and more fluidly. All positive motions, and will leave you feeling wonderful.
You Will Reduce Fatigue and Feel Energized
Who doesn’t want a burst of more natural energy. Orange, lemon and neroli and all natural energy increasing oils that stimulate the body and help you feel rejuvenated. Perfect after a long day, or a long week.
You Will Think Sharper and Clearer
Don’t underestimate the power of thinking sharper and clearer. You can have more drive and focus to work on those creative ideas and be a lot more productive. It’s a profound feeling at first, but one that’s easy to get used to.