An essential oil massage technique based on Lakota Native healing, Raindrop Therapy is the application of powerful antibacterial, antiviral oils along the spine.
When it comes to treating back pain – as well as knee pain, tight shoulders, and digestive system discomfort – it can be hard to find something that will bring the body’s systems into alignment. One aid to solving these problems and more is a relatively new therapy called Raindrop Treatment, using essential oils that have been clinically tested to have antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Raindrop has helped bring relief to chronic pain sufferers and has been known to cause visible improvement in scoliosis. It has also been used successfully on horses and other animals.
Raindrop was developed by D. Gary Young, founder of Young Living Essential Oils, based on techniques taught to him by a Lakota medicine man named Wallace Black Elk. In Lakota Native American healing practices, healers sweep a feather upwards along the spine in imitation of the Northern Lights, which are revered for their healing energy.
9 essential oils are used in raindrop: 7 single oils and 2 therapeutic blends. A person receiving raindrop lays facedown as oils are dropped up their back from a height of 6-12 inches. The oils are gently massaged in with the Lakota “feathering” motion. After the essential oils have been applied, a towel soaked in hot water is applied to the back to drive the oils further into the body.
Vitaflex, a foot reflexology technique, is used to apply the same oils to the spine reflexology points at the beginning of the raindrop.
Remove Toxins from the Body
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This application technique,developed by Dr.Gary Young, N.D. Aromatologist, and one of North America’s leading experts on the art and science of aromatherapy. This technique involves dropping the oils directly on the spine from about 6” above the body. The oils are then worked into the spine using light strokes with the fingertips which stimulate energy pulses along the nervous system throughout the entire body. In this way, the body can be brought into balance and the energy centers can be cleared and re-aligned. It will also help to reduce spinal inflammation and kill viruses that hibernate along the spinal column, as well as help to straighten spinal curvatures over time. A session lasts 45 minutes to an hour, but the oils continue to work in the body for a week following treatment.
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Essential Oils work differently from any other natural substance.
Their unique features are that they:
• Pass easily through our skin and cells membranes.
• Diffuse through the entire body within half an hour.
• Go directly to the brain through the olfactory bulb.
• Affect our feelings and thoughts because smell is our most emotional sense.
• Perform multiple functions because of their structural complexity
This is why one essential oil can do so many different things for you all at once--physically, emotionally, and mentally--with just a few drops in the air or on your skin.
The olfactory bulb carries molecules and impulses into the brain area where our emotional memory is stored.
Scent stimulates nerves to fire in the emotional center of the brain, but it also stimulates the master gland to release hormones. Hormones affect the fight/flight response, as well as digestion and heart rate. In this way, essential oils can affect us in many ways all at once, just through their fragrance.
But essential oils also have a complex chemical structure, designed and produced by nature, which makes the use of essential oils uniquely economical! For example, when lavender oil is applied to a wound, over sore muscles, a broken bone, or a burn, it can support the body's natural self-healing processes in all those areas. Or it might stimulate the immune system or balance blood pressure, or relieve a tension headache, or help you go to sleep.
And finally, essential oils can affect us just through their subtle energy. They have a presence that touches us deeply, and can change our feelings and our thoughts in an instant. This you have to experience to believe!
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For more information on the chemistry behind the oils and how they affect our cells, organ systems, musculature and hormones; please contact me and I would be happy to describe these processes and the science behind them to you in a consultation: )
Vita Flex Therapy
This method is based on a small part of a complete system developed by Stanley Burroughs. Vita Flex uses the reflex system of internal body controls to release tensions, congestions, and maladjustments. When properly applied through specific application of hand rotation movements and control points, a vibrational healing energy is released along the neuro-electrical pathways to an exact point. This healing energy is created by the contact between the fingertips and the reflex (contact) points. The resulting spark of energy follows the neuro pathways of the nervous system to where there is a break in the electrical circuit. Upon reaching the break, any necessary changes are made automatically. This technique is believed to have originated in Tibet many thousands of years ago, long before acupuncture was discovered.
The Vita Flex technique is a superior form of reflexology. Combining the electrical frequency of the oils and that of the person receiving the application creates rapid and phenomenal results. “ Vita Flex” is derived from the term
“vitality through the reflexes” and is a complete, workable system, which, when combined with the healing properties of essential oils can release unlimited healing power. For more details see Stanley Burroughs’ book, Healing of the Age of Enlightenment.
Therapeutic Grade Essential oils:
How To Use Essential oils
The use of essential oils in every life dates back to 4500 BC, in everything from perfumes to medicinal and ceremonial purposes. Modern research suggests that pure, Young Living Therapeutic Grade essential oils can benefit both the body and mind.
Direct inhalation- simply smell them.
Diffuse using a Young Living Diffuser disperses the oils (in to the air) in a micro-fine vapor.
Fill a humidifier with water. Place a tissue or small cloth, sprinkled with a few drops of oil, in front of the escaping vapor. ( Do not put oil in your humidifier. It will float to the top of the water instead of rising with the vapor and may cause damage to your humidifier.)
Carefully pour hot water into a bowl and a few drops of oil. Cover your head and bowl in a tent- like with the towel. Breathe deeply and slowly.
Crown of the head Neck Soles of the feet
Forehead Upper back Ankles
Behind the ears Over vital organs
To apply topically on any of these areas, follow these simple steps:
Place 2-3 drops of the oil in the palm of the hand or apply directly to the desired area.
If placing oil in your hand, rub your palms together in a circular motion and then massage the oil onto the desired area. If applying directly, use your hand to message the oil in a circular motion into the skin. Repeat if necessary.
*ONLY THERAPEUTIC GRADE OILS ARE MADE FOR INTERNAL CONSUMPTION*
dd several drops of oil to an empty capsule and swallow with water.
Add 1-2 drops to a glass of water or rice milk.
Place 1-2 drops onto a slice of bread or add to your meals when cooking.
Add 1-2 drops onto a spoon of Young Living Blue Agave and swallow.
Drop directly onto the tongue and swallow. Since certain oils are very strong, use caution by first pouring a single drop onto a spoon and tasting to determine the amount to be used.
Essential oils are very potent, and some may irritating to the skin. If irritation occurs, immediately apply V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex or pure vegetable oil to the area to dilute. Please read label directions for each individual oil before using.
Feel Free to call or e-mail me about any questions, Treatments or training in the use of essential oils.
Raindrop Treatment 1 to 1 1/2 Hour Treatment
Fee: $60 per session
Includes all oils and some Vita Flex along with the application
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