Keep your mind, body and soul in a state of total Zen with this unique take on aromatherapy…
Raindrop therapy is an aromatherapy practice that combines the use of essential oils applied without dilution to the skin. They are then massaged into the body using methods such as back massage, vita flex technique, reflexology and heat application. Developed by D. Gary Young in the 1980s, the technique balances your chakras and encourages positive change on a spiritual, physical and emotional level.
The massage technique commonly used in spas is referred to as ‘raindrop’ because it involves the application of therapeutic essential oils to the back, neck and feet in a number of small, steady droplets about six inches above your spine, simulating the sensation of rainwater falling onto it. These drops of oil are then left to trickle over the body before being massaged into the skin for ultimate relaxation and comfort.
It is thought that the oils interact with your energy field before penetrating your body. The session lasts about an hour, but you can feel its benefits for up to a week or more. As it is a detoxifying process, the technique can help remove negative energy, reduce stress and relieve your muscles of any tension. It is recommended that you take the rest of the day slowly to fully relax your body and slowly ease you back into the world.
Little drops of goodness
Here are just some of the benefits of the raindrop technique…
– Balances and re-aligns your energy centres
The combination of massage techniques used brings energetic and structural (body) alignment to your being.
– A non-manipulative technique
With raindrop therapy, the oils help support your body to come back into harmony by opening up energy flow, preventing pain or discomfort.
– Stress reduction
The oils applied can enhance emotions such as joy and happiness, but they can also help us release negative emotions that are stored deep in our subconscious. mind. Great for a cleansing ritual!
– Emotional well-being and release
When applied, certain essential oils affect the limbic system where emotions are stored in the “brain’s emotional computer” – this therapy is ideal for letting go of a stressful situation in life.
Here’s your guide to the oils used in a raindrop session…
Increases courage and helps to maintain a positive attitude when pursuing seemingly hard to reach goals
Helps steady the mind, bring happiness, love, peace, and financial prosperity
Promotes good luck and is said to help boost your libido
Provides protection from harm, enhances love in marriage and helps in times of sorrow
Promotes spiritual understanding and helps with letting go of pain and overcoming loss
A purifying essence that enhances mental clarity and increases psychic sensibilities