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History:: The Raindrop Technique involves the amazing power of essential oils. Some massage techniques are used, reflexology and heat application. The technique is designed to bring the body back into structural and electrical alignment. Many types of spinal problems and misalignments are caused by toxins that lie dormant within the spine. The use of essential oils helps to dispose of these pollutants within the spine. With toxins removed the spine can return to original, structural design.
The Raindrop technique was developed by Dr. Gary Young during the 1980’s based on his research with essential oils as anti-microbial agents. Prompted by this, as well as some fascinating information, he learned from an elder among the Lakota Indian Nation in South Dakota. This Lakota elder shared with Dr. Young that several generations ago, his ancestors regularly migrated north across the Canadian border into the northern regions of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. There 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. They would 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 nerve pathways to affected areas in the body.
This process stimulated an incredible healing effect for many of his ancestors. Effleurage (feather finger stroking) became associated with this tradition after the borders were closed and the Lakota could no longer migrate north. Restricted to their reservations, they began practicing this energy process mentally, coupled with light stroking to facilitate the spreading of energy through the body.
It was this tradition that provided the promptings and began a process that developed into The Raindrop Technique. Since 1989, the Raindrop Technique has received an enormous amount of praise from users around the world. Users have shared stories of relief from spinal abnormalities.
Raindrop technique uses seven single essential oils, two blends and one essential oil massage blend during the session. This is in congruence with the French application of aromatherapy where the essential oils are applied NEAT (undiluted) to the body.
Vita Flex Technique
Vita Flex was brought to the US in the 1920s by Stanley Burroughs. It is an ancient Tibetan healing methodology meaning “vitality through the reflexes”. Its theory is based on the fact that slight pressure applied to the body creates an electric charge that is therapeutic to the body. This is known as piezoelectric.
This is similar to a massage term technique called effleurage. In this procedure, this technique, was termed by the Native American Indians. After the borders were closed, the Lakota could no longer migrate north. Restricted to their reservations, they began practicing this energy process mentally. They incorporated light stroking to facilitate the spreading of energy throughout the body.
A Hot compress is laid on the clients back to assist the Therapeutic Essential Oils to get deeper into the tissue. This will relieve stiff, sore, achy muscles and facilitate detoxification and healing. The compress is left on the clients back for 10-15 minutes. Being a Reiki practitioner, I take this time Reiki is provided to the client, to add chi, additional relaxation and aid in allowing the body to heal itself.
Oils Used:: Seven Single Oils
•Oregano – Very Purifying, assists in cleansing body and supporting the immune system and combats Free Radicals.
•Thyme – Aids mental and physical recovery.
•Basil – Muscle relaxer and inflammation reducer.
•Cypress – Increases circulation and reduces swelling.
•Wintergreen – Relieves tenderness at the joint and bone.
•Marjoram – Relieves stressed muscles and soothes nerves.
•Peppermint – Amplifies the oils and helps ‘drive’ them in for detox and rejuvenation.
Two Oil Blends
•Valor ™ – aligns and balances the body. Used to be called ‘chiropractor in a bottle’.
•Aroma Siez™ – muscle recovery and lymph system detox support.
•Ortho Ease® Massage Oil to soothe and relax.