What is Raindrop Massage?
The Raindrop Technique® is a unique practice based on methods that have been used for centuries to rejuvenate the body and mind. The Raindrop Technique helps bring balance and harmony to the body by combining targeted massage and distinctive energy approaches. It also includes pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils to create an atmosphere of spirituality and serenity.
Raindrop Therapy combines aromatherapy, reflexology, and more to create a healing and cleansing massage. Raindrop technique is known for improving mental, physical, and emotional aspects of your life. The premise behind this massage therapy is that the use of specific antimicrobial oils applied in a particular sequence with various techniques will reduce the body’s inflammations and destroy any viral presence.
Raindrop boosts your immune system, and the oils travel to where they are needed. For more information on how this is possible, watch this video featuring Suzette Skidmore from Healing Solutions Inc:
Discovered through the research of D. Gary Young in the 1980s, Raindrop Therapy focuses on the application of a number of specific essential oils to various parts of the body through a combination of different techniques that are explained in the video above. What makes Raindrop Technique absolutely unique is the application of healing essential oils to the body.
What Are the Principal Oils Used in Raindrop Therapy, and what do they do?
There are 9 oils used during a Raindrop Massage. They are applied in specific order to gain maximum results.
Seven Single Oils
Two Oil Blends
Oregano is a small, bushy plant that belongs to the mint family. You have probably used it in your culinary exploits, as it is a popular herb. To make the oils, Oregano leaves and stems are dried and then steam distilled to extract as many helpful compounds as possible from the plant.
Like Thyme, Oregano has the compounds, carvacrol and thymol. Oregano, reacting in a more aggressive manner than thyme, performs in much the same way in that it helps to stimulate the body’s immune system and balance the metabolism of the body. Moreover, its use should strengthen the vitality of the body. The following benefits can be seen from using Oregano essential oils:
Treating Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
Treating fungal infections (Athlete’s Foot, Oral Thrush, Fingernail Infections)
Aiding Weight Loss
Helping to Fight Cancer
Thyme essential oil is extracted from the leaf of the Thyme plant. Thyme is often used for its antiseptic properties. It is considered beneficial in reducing and eliminating bacteria that is present in the body, which is why it is often used as a preservative in foods or as an ingredient in mouthwash.
Thyme is also thought to be helpful in reducing the effects of fatigue and stress by supplying energy to the body. Thyme helps eliminate foodborne bacteria, supports heart health, and lowers inflammation in the body.
There are several compounds within Thyme that contribute to its ability to help us. These compounds include carvacrol, thymol, linalool, cineal, camphor, and borneol. Due to the presence of these compounds, Thyme is able to help with the following conditions:
Coughs and Respiratory Infections
Oregano and Thyme, together, are known as ‘Gladiator Oils’. They can burn when applied to the skin, and are known for their heat. It is best to let your Massage Therapist know immediately if these oils begin to burn so that they can dilute them with carrier oils! These oils are meant to be warmer and will aid in cleaning toxins from your body, but you should not be in pain.
Basil is used to relax the muscles, including those of the digestive system and heart. Plus, its use is thought to stimulate the sense of smell and reduce mental fatigue. Applied topically, basil can be used to soothe insect bites. It is also a great oil to use for arthritis pain, respiratory issues, and joint pain.
Basil is known to improve your energy levels, enhance your mood, and increase alertness. In addition to the benefits you will gain from Basil being added to your Raindrop Massage, basil also offers relief from the following issues:
Wintergreen is used to elevate the awareness of the body’s sensory system. It is derived from willow bark, and is used in many commercial products due to its many benefits.
Wintergreen is said to relieve joint discomfort, muscle ache, and bone stress. It is a great oil to use topically for pain relief, and is yet another anti-inflammatory oil. As an aside, wintergreen is also a great natural insecticide or fumigant. Wintergreen can be used for the following:
Marjoram is utilized to calm the body’s respiratory system. Its use is intended to relax the muscles and to reduce and relieve muscle spasms. Additionally, the use of marjoram is thought to calm the nerves. This is why it is known as ‘nerve tonic’ or ‘heart tonic’.
In short, the healing properties associated with marjoram are thought to support the proper functioning of the body’s respiratory system. Fun fact, in Greek Mythology, it was said that Aphrodite grew marjoram, and that is why it was often used in love potions! Marjoram is used as a culinary spice as well, and can be seen as a tea as well, and is widely used for the following purposes:
Relieve runny nose
Lessen the severity of colds
Reduce nose, ear, and throat pain during sickness
It helps with liver disease
Lessens severity and frequency of gallstones
Decreases intestinal gas
Lessens the severity and onset of stomach cramps
Reduces symptoms of menstruation and menopause
Promotes the flow of breast milk
Promotes healthy blood circulation
Marjoram also helps treat the following:
Cypress is used to benefit the circulatory system. It is made from the stems, leaves, and twigs of the cypress tree. It is typically from the cypress trees in the Mediterranean. It has antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-fungal properties. The following conditions and issues are great to use cypress for:
Anxiety and Stress
Aroma Siez is a special blend of oils that are essential in helping the body to relax and remain in a calm state of being. The use of this blend is thought to reduce and relieve the soreness and tightness of muscles that have been overworked due to fatigue, stress, or injury. The tiredness of such muscles should dissipate due to the beneficial effects of raindrop therapy and of the application of Aroma Siez in particular.
This blend contains the following essential oils: basil, cypress, marjoram, lavender, and peppermint. In this article, basil, cypress, marjoram, and peppermint are already discussed. Due to the many benefits of the oils that are used in Aroma Siez blend, it is a bit of a cure-all, and is often used on its own to soothe sore muscles after activity. It is often used by being rubbed on the head, neck or feet for maximum effect.
-Lavender is considered an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-convulsant, antiseptic, and sedating agent. Moreover, it is thought to safeguard against tumor growth. Among the many healing properties associated with lavender are the abilities to heal rheumatism, depression, earaches, convulsions, bronchitis, asthma, arthritis, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, hives, insect bites, respiratory infection, and nervous tension.
As a result of blending all of these powerful oils together, Aroma Siez is beneficial for use during the Raindrop Technique because it reinforces all of the effects of the other oils. It promotes deep relaxation. Other benefits of using Aroma Siez may include:
Supports cellular function
Helps reduce inflammation
Relieves muscle pain
Boosts the nervous system
Aids in digestion
Has grounding effects
You can also see the effects of all of the oils used to blend Aroma Siez
Peppermint, long revered for its healing properties, is used in raindrop therapy for a number of purposes. Included in these are its ability to benefit the respiratory system, soothe digestive problems, improve mental acuity, and to improve the senses of taste and smell.
Peppermint is especially useful during the Raindrop Technique because it is an anti-inflammatory and has cooling properties. Peppermint is one of the most widely used oils, and has been shown to help with all of the following conditions:
Dry or cracked skin
Sinus and Respiratory Infections
Allergies and Rashes
Valor has been termed ‘courage in a bottle’ because it is so well known for boosting confidence and courage. It is commonly used for people who feel nervous or who need to calm anxiety. Valor can also be used to ease stiffness in the neck. It stimulates the nervous system and helps the body restore itself.
Valor is a special blend of four oils: rosewood, blue tansy, frankincense, and spruce.
-Rosewood is credited with a plethora of healing properties that allow it to be antibacterial, anti-infectious, anti-fungal, antiviral, and anti-parasitic. It is soothing to the skin and helps to renew its elasticity. It has a woodsy scent and is also great for calming nerves while balancing emotions.
-Blue Tansy is used for its antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as its ability to reduce and partially relieve the symptoms of arthritis, dermatitis, sciatica, allergies, and tuberculosis. Blue Tansy is a rare oil that relieves stress and tension in the body.
-Frankincense is used for its ability to lift the negative effects of despair and stress by stimulating parts of the brain. This is a very widely used oil, and it has been used for centuries. It is mentioned often in Biblical writings, and is known to help boost the immune system.
-Spruce, an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-infectious agent, is thought to stimulate the emotions toward a sense of balance. Spruce is great for supporting our nervous system and respiratory system.
Due to the effectiveness of the oils in the Valor blend, Valor is used often on its own. The following are benefits of using Valor essential oil blend:
More Information on Raindrop Technique: Benefits and Side Effects
Many of the essential oils used in raindrop therapy are thought to be easily absorbed by the body. At Healing Solutions Inc, we exclusively use Young Living Essential Oils due to the superior quality and purity of the product. You can browse our oils in our Web Store Here if you would like.
The Raindrop Technique is an amazing experience because that quick and easy absorption is great for a full detox, and the Raindrop Technique helps boost your immune system. This is a great way to reward yourself, or anyone you might know. We recommend the Raindrop Technique for anyone, really, but especially for teachers going back to school, people who are about to travel, anyone who is entering cold or flu season, or anyone who may just want an immunity boost.
Raindrop Technique is also great if you would like to detox, and this is a recommended technique if you are doing a cleanse. Just remember, your skin is your biggest organ, and you will see the results of a detox on your skin! Talk to your massage therapist about this if you are concerned about what it may look like. One example, if you are a heavy soda drinker, you may see red spots appear on your skin. This is a result of soda detox.
Individuals who are giving or receiving raindrop therapy should go into the experience with a positive outlook. All negativity should be dispelled prior to entering this massage therapy experience.
Be aware that you may leave the experience either fully and completely relaxed or fully and completely energized. The Raindrop Technique has different effects on different people. The oils go where you need them and assist you in the ways that your body needs. We urge you to try it if you never have! You won’t regret having this amazing experience.