Raindrop Technique® combines unique, targeted massage and energy approaches with pure, authentic essential oils for a deeply harmonizing, rejuvenating, and relaxing experience.
The Raindrop Technique is a series of therapeutic grade essential oils, such as oregano, thyme, basil, cypress, wintergreen, marjoram, peppermint and some specialty blends that are dropped about 6-8 inches from the bottle, like raindrops along the spine and massaged in a very particular way on to the bottoms of the feet. This method utilizes a sequence of essential oils that are immune- enhancing that support the body’s natural defenses, as well as the circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, digestive, nervous, and other body systems.
This is a highly effective detoxifying treatment, and one must prepare to receive this session by drinking at least 16 ounces of water, before the session and continue drinking more water after the session. As aromatherapy gains popularity among complimentary medicine, western medical and laypeople alike, more and more bodywork professionals now integrate essential oils into their practice and their lives.
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are the lifeblood and essence of the plant which are extracted from leaves, flowers, roots, buds, twigs, rhizomes, heartwood, bark, resin, seeds and fruits. They are chemically similar in structure to human blood. The most common methods of extraction are water and steam distillation, and mechanical processing as is done with citrus rinds.
Essential oils are exponentially more concentrated than their herbal counterparts. For example, the potency in one drop of peppermint oil is equal to approximately 26 cups of peppermint tea.
Why these particular essential oils?
The set of essential oils used in this technique, even when diluted with thick fatty vegetable oils, are life giving by nature.
Oregano (Origanum vulgare): While the oil has an intriguing aromatic profile, Oregano oil benefits also include creating a relaxing experience.
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris): May be beneficial for overcoming fatigue and exhaustion.
Basil (Ocimum basilicum): Basil essential oil has a fresh, herbaceous aroma that can be calming and refreshing.
Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens): Cypress has a fresh, herbaceous aroma that can promote a sense of security and grounding.
Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens): Wintergreen’s refreshing minty aroma is stimulating and invigorating.
Majoram (Origanum majorana): is an aromatic herb known for its aroma therapeutic and culinary uses. Its botanical name means "joy of the mountain" in Greek, and was actually first used to make wreaths for use as wedding flowers.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita): Fresh, nostalgic, and instantly recognizable, Peppermint essential oil’s scent invigorates the mind and senses, while inspiring a sense of peace. Used topically, Peppermint oil creates a cool, tingling sensation on the skin.
Valor®: essential oil blend is a woodsy, positive scent comes from a blend of Black Spruce, Blue Tansy, and Frankincense.
After each particular oil is dropped along the spine they are massaged into the skin into a very particular fashion. The bodywork techniques of this session are not like any others you have experienced. These techniques originate from Tibetan medicine and Native American practices. This is truly an eclectic integration of modalities.
Once all of the oils have been applied to the feet and the spine, then a warm moist towel is placed on the receiver’s spine for about 10 minutes, or the receiver can sit up and turn over and lay on top of a warm moist towel. From there the client can receive cranial sacral techniques or balancing holds to bring the session to completion.
Clients who specifically come for Raindrop sessions are usually looking to support a health ‘project ‘that they are ready to release but mostly they come for the Raindrop session to rejuvenate and build themselves physically, emotionally and spiritually. The essential oils bring clients to a deeper place within. It’s kind of like giving clients a ‘truth serum’ for their entire being, and they can have a purer experience of themselves in this session.
BENEFITS OF RAINDROP TECHNIQUE
There are numerous benefits of the Raindrop Technique. Here are just a few:
Balance and Re-align the Energy Centers of the Body – The combination of techniques brings electrical and structural alignment to the body. The essential oil blend of Valor helps the body align and is often referred to as “chiropractor in a bottle.”
Non-Manipulative Technique– No manipulation to the body is performed. The oils help support the body to come back into balance by opening energy flow throughout the body.
Reduce Stress and Feelings of Anxiety – Not only can the oils enhance positive emotions such as joy and happiness, but they can also help us release negative emotions that are subconsciously stored on a cellular level.
Aid the Body’s Natural Response to Irritation and Injury – Thyme and Oregano support the immune, respiratory, nervous, and other body systems. They are strong antioxidants.
Ease Muscle, Bone, and Joint Discomfort – Muscles that are sore, spastic, or stressed will also benefit. Basil, Wintergreen, Marjoram, Cypress and Peppermint essential oils reduce tension in muscles. Wintergreen supports healthy bone structure.
Improve Immune System Functions – Thyme and Oregano essential oils support the immune system; and aid in the release of toxins in the body. This will contribute positively to your overall health and well being.
Emotional Well Being and Release – Essential oils cross the blood-brain barrier and effect the limbic system where emotions are stored in the “emotional computer.”
Help Detox the Body Systems – The oils are high in phenols, which cleanse the cellular receptor sites and enhance detoxification.