The raindrop therapy massage provides a healthy balance to the body using essential oils to stimulate the nerves and the re-growth of tissue and unique massage tchniques. Just like how blood gives our body life, essential oils are the life of plants. They can have healing effects on the body, especially the ones that are specifically chosen for this technique. When applied to the body, the oils are absorbed into the skin and travel down through the dermis levels into the interstitial fluids. They are helpful in fighting bacteria and viruses and have also been known to improve the immune system.
The oils are dropped onto the client’s body from approximately six inches above the spine. This technique is used so that there is no interference by the therapist between the initial reaction of the oils energy and the patient’s energy. The process uses a total of seven essential oils and two blends of other therapeutic oils that are the choice of the patient. Once the oils are dropped onto the body, the therapist applies a massage technique called vita flex which enhances the benefits of the essential oils. This massage technique means “vitality through the reflexes,” and it involves a rolling and releasing motion of the fingertips to massage the reflex points of the body. Once this happens, the reflex points release an electrical charge through the body that travels along the nerve pathway until it meets a break in the path caused by damage or toxins. This massage technique is used on the feet and along the spine for nerve stimulation and to respond to the oils.
Afterwards, a hot compress, consisting of a warm moist towel is applied to the body which provides further assistance to releasing the benefits of the essential oils. The heat compress is left on the body for five to 20 minutes and then four of the oils used during the procedure are then applied along the inside of the legs. The legs are then also massaged using the vita flex technique. The oils will continue to benefit the body for up to a week after the procedure.
The raindrop technique can have many benefits since it is a detoxifying process. It helps rid of any toxins or bacteria that are deep within the body and provides a boost to the immune system. It is used to help realign the spine, reduces stress, and relieves back pain and tension. The technique is highly relaxing and it is recommended that you take the rest of the day off after the massage just to relax your body and slowly ease it back into the real world. Also, for people with sensitive skin the oils may cause some reddening or excessive warming of the skin, but this can be relieved quickly and the benefits of the raindrop technique will be well worth it.