By Tracy Griffiths, BCPP and Julie Sinclair, BCPP
If you are looking for a new tool to add to your Polarity Therapy practice—especially one that supports the body’s immune system—and are open to the use of therapeutic grade essential oils, consider The Raindrop Technique. We have personally experienced incredible results with our own clients.
The bodywork techniques of this session are not like any others we have experienced. The techniques, created by Young Living co-founder Gary Young, originate from Tibetan medicine and Native American practices. This is truly an eclectic integration of modalities.
What Is The Raindrop Technique?
Taking about an hour, a series of therapeutic-grade essential oils, which help bolster the immune system, are dropped from the bottle 6-8 inches away from the body onto the skin—like raindrops, hence the name—and massaged along the spine, over the back and also onto the bottoms of the feet. After each particular oil is dropped, it is massaged into the skin into a very specific fashion.
Once all of the oils have been applied to the feet and the spine, then a warm moist towel is placed on the client’s spine for about 10 minutes, or the client can sit up and turn over and lay on top of a warm moist towel. From there the client can receive craniosacral techniques or balancing holds to bring the session to completion.
Many clients who specifically come for Raindrop Technique sessions are often looking to release something or to rejuvenate and build themselves physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Because the treatment is highly effective and detoxifying, it is recommended that clients prepare to receive a session by drinking at least 16 ounces of water before the session and then continuing to drink more water after the session.
What Essential Oils Are Used?
The essential oils used are immune-enhancing and support the body’s natural defenses, as well as the circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, digestive, nervous and other body systems. Because of the similarities in human and plant biochemical structures, the oils efficiently deliver their benefits to humans on a cellular level. In addition, their scents connect with us through direct access to the emotional center of our brain via the limbic system.
Below are the essential oils and blends used in the technique, in a combination with thick fatty vegetable oils.
- Thyme: May be beneficial for overcoming fatigue and exhaustion.
- Basil: Has a fresh, herbaceous aroma that can be calming and refreshing.
- Peppermint: Invigorates the mind and senses while inspiring a sense of peace.
- Oregano: Supports the body as it protects against toxins and fungal infections.
- Wintergreen: Wintergreen’s refreshing minty aroma is stimulating and invigorating.
- Cypress: Can promote a sense of security and grounding.
- Marjoram: Supports the reduction of pain associated with colds, fevers, inflammation, overexertion of muscles and more.
- Valor: A relaxing, grounding and uplifting blend of Black Spruce, Camphor, Blue Tansy, Frankincense and Geranium.
- Aroma Siez: A soothing and relaxing blend of Basil, Marjoram, Lavender, Peppermint and Cypress.
The oils are available from Young Living individually or in a Raindrop Technique kit.
You can watch a video on the technique HERE.
If you’d like to learn the Raindrop Technique, you can sign up for classes (including online) HERE.
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