The Raindrop Technique® is a practice to rejuvenate the body and mind, developed by D. Gary Young through his research working with essential oils and combining them with ancient methods inspired by Native American traditions of observing the Northern Lights while inhaling the aroma of nearby conifer trees. The Raindrop Technique® helps bring balance and harmony to the body by combining YLTG essential oils with the techniques of Vita Flex Foot massage, targeted massage and distinctive energy approaches.
The Raindrop Technique is known for its unique way of harmonizing, rejuvenating, relaxing and aligning the body and mind. This treatment brings balance and harmony to the body – physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Why Raindrop Therapy?
With the inclusion of the Natural Health Product (NHP) essential oils approved by Health Canada benefits may include . . .
- relief of tension and pain, headaches
- releases tight and sore muscles and joints
- encourages deep relaxation
- invigorates by increasing or balancing energy levels
- greater focus
- elevates mood and emotions
- eases symptoms of cough and colds, digestive discomfort, eczema, dermatitis
- promotes overall health and vitality
The treatment begins with the application of the essential oils to the feet via the Vita Flex Foot massage. Vita Flex, by definition means “vitality through the reflexes.” It is a specialized massage/reflexology technique that uses rolling and releasing moves, assisting in activating the reflex points on the feet that connect to corresponding points on the body. Coupling Vita Flex with Young Living’s essential oils enhances energy.
Then, like light drops of rain, the oils are dropped on to the back. Undiluted essential oils are what make this technique unique. It’s based on the French model for applying oils – the most extensively practiced and studied model in the world. Then, the oils are gently feathered and massaged in along the spine and back muscles. The addition of coconut oil or a mix of carrier oils maybe applied if the recipient is feeling particularly sensitive with essential oils. The treatment follows up with a hot compress on the back to further enhance the benefits of the essential oils. A light neck and head massage finishes up the session for complete relaxation. The process takes about 90 minutes. After the treatment, you may experience the effects of a detoxification which could result in headaches, digestive clearing, flu like symptoms and fatigue.
Only Young Living Essential Oils are used in the standard RAINDROP TECHNIQUE® They are . . .
OREGANO contains the naturally occurring constituent carvacrol, is a warming oil to the skin and a key oil in the Raindrop Technique. It promotes a strong sense of comfort and relaxation
THYME helps relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis; can act as a nervine and calmative which enhances relaxation; inhale to reduce the symptoms of cold & cough. It easily penetrates the skin and travels through the body and relieves minor skin irritation, cuts, bruises & burns; helps reduce the symptoms of acne or boils, eczema & dermatitis
BASIL calming and refreshing; helps bring focus to the mind, can act as a nervine calmative which enhances relaxation, helps reduce headaches, when experiencing digestive discomfort and act as a carminative and antispasmodic, helps reduce symptoms of cough & cold
WINTERGREEN This stimulating and invigorating scent making it an ideal addition to lotions and ointments that are applied after activity
MARJORAM helps relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis; can act as a nervine and calmative which enhances relaxation; inhaled reduces symptoms of cough & cold; carminative and antispasmodic for digestive discomfort; relieves headaches, eczema and dermatitis, minor skin irritations, cuts, bruises and burns
CYPRESS helps relieve joint or muscle pain and reduce the symptoms of cough and cold; has a fresh, herbaceous aroma that can promote a sense of security and grounding
PEPPERMINT helps relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis; can act as a nervine and calmative which enhances relaxation; inhaled reduces symptoms of cough & cold; carminative and antispasmodic for digestive discomfort. Also helps bring harmony between the other oils in order to enhance their individual activity
VALOR™ A Young Living blend in coconut oil with EO of Black Spruce, Frankincense, Camphor, Blue Tansy, Geranium, is an important blend in the Raindrop Technique in bringing about balance and harmony
AROMA SIEZ™ A Young Living blend combines the soothing and relaxing properties of Basil, Lavender, Cypress, Marjoram, Peppermint
ORTHO EASE™ (massage oil blend) is a revitalizing blend of vegetable oils and YLTG essential oils such as Wintergreen, Peppermint, Juniper, Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Radiata, Thyme, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Vetiver
“Raindrop Technique is not a cure-all or magic bullet. A healthy balanced body is the result of a well-rounded program of exercise, proper diet and sufficient sleep. Health is everything we do, say, hear, see, eat and think, along with drinking plenty of water and getting enough sleep.”
“A number of medical professionals throughout the United States have adopted Raindrop and VitaFlex Techniques as an outstanding resource in their clinical practices.”
(from the “Essential Oils Desk Reference”, Life Science Publishing)
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