Raindrop massage

I have combined Raindrop Technique, using Young Living Essential Oils, with a full body massage, and my clients are loving it. Raindrop Technique (RT) was developed as a result of research indicating that many forms of spinal misalignments are caused by muscle spasms and inflammation-producing bacteria and viruses. Once a body is properly aligned, it can function more efficiently and effectively. In addition, RT equalizes the frequencies of the body and mind; synergizes the electrical frequencies; and relaxes and invigorates through the power of therapeutic-grade essential oils.

D. Gary Young, N.D. was prompted to develop RT by some fascinating information he learned from an elder among the Lakota Indian Nation in South Dakota. The elder related to Gary that several generations ago, his ancestors regularly migrated north across the Canadian border into the northern regions of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, where they often witnessed the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. When the Aurora Borealis was on display, those who were ill or had complicated health problems would stand facing the dancing lights, hold their hands out toward the lights, and inhale deeply. Their belief was that the air was charged with healing energy from the Aurora Borealis. Mentally, they would "inhale" this energy into their spine and then out through the nerve pathways to the afflicted areas of the body.

As reported by this elder, this process stimulated an incredible healing effect for many of his ancestors. After the Lakota could no longer migrate north and were restricted to their reservations, they began practicing this energy process mentally, coupled with light feather stroking to facilitate the spreading of energy through the body. This technique gave birth to the design and development of RT by Dr. Young. Since 1989, RT has received an enormous amount of praise from users around the world for its ability to help ameliorate spinal abnormalities such as scoliosis and kyphosis, and facilitate tissue cleansing.

As shown in a number of scientific studies, RT is a powerful, non-invasive tool for assisting the body in correcting defects in the curvature of the spine by utilizing the antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory action of several essential oils. With over forty years of experience using essential oils clinically, the French have consistently recommended neat (undiluted) use of essential oils. An illustrious roster of 20th century French physicians provides convincing evidence that undiluted essential oils have a valuable place in the therapeutic arsenal of clinical professionals.

In RT, the oils are dispensed like little drops of rain from a height of about six inches above the back and very lightly massaged along the vertebrae and back muscles, and also on the feet. The Vita Flex Technique is used to apply the oils. It is a specialized form of massage that is exceptionally effective in delivering the benefits of essential oils. It is said to have originated in Tibet thousands of years ago, and was perfected in the 1960's by Stanley Burroughs, long before acupuncture became popular. It is based on a complete network of reflex points that stimulate all the internal body systems. Oils are applied to contact points, and energy is released through electrical impulses created by contact between the fingertips and reflex points. The oils used in RT will continue to work in the body after the treatment for up to one week, with continued re-alignment taking place during this time. The following essential oils are used in RT, but other oils can be added to customize the treatment:

Thyme - one of the most antiseptic essential oils. It contains thymol, studied for its effect on gingivitis and plaque-causing oral organisms. Anti-aging; highly antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, and anti-parasitic. Beneficial in helping to overcome fatigue and exhaustion after illness.

Oregano - one of the most powerful antimicrobial essential oils. Highly damaging to many kinds of viruses, it was recently shown in laboratory research conducted at Weber State University to have a 99% kill rate against in vitro colonies of Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Wintergreen - beneficial for massage associated with bone, muscle, and joint discomfort; reduces blood pressure; antispasmodic; anti-inflammatory; analgesic/antiseptic.

Cypress - improves circulation, strengthens blood capillaries; anti-infectious; antispasmodic; helps heal emotional trauma.

Peppermint - one of the oldest and most highly regarded oils for soothing digestion. Many scientists and doctors have also studied peppermint for a variety of uses, from its effect on the liver and respiratory systems to its ability to influence on impaired taste and smell when inhaled, improve concentration and mental accuracy, and aid weight loss.

Basil - relaxing to muscles, including smooth muscle (those not subject to our voluntary control, such as the heart and digestive system). Helps mental fatigue, sharpens sense of smell, and soothes insect bites.

Marjoram - used for soothing the muscles and the respiratory system. Calming to the nerves, it is antimicrobial and antiseptic.

Valor - helps balance electrical energies within the body, giving courage, confidence, and self-esteem. Helps the body self-correct its balance and alignment.

Aroma Siez - helps relax, calm and relieve tight, sore, tired, and aching muscles resulting from sports injuries, fatigue, and stress.