Raindrop Therapy is one of the most profoundly relaxing techniques available. During this aromatherapy session, the practitioner applies a number of pure essential oils and blends along the client’s spine, dropped one at a time from a height of six inches. Using a light touch, the oils are worked into the spine and then a warm compress is applied.
Small Change Makes a Big Difference
Traditionally, the session begins with a series of these same oils applied to the feet. I have found through my practice, that it’s more beneficial to use Root Chakra oil on the feet instead, as it helps the client ground. For some sensitive clients, this can be the determining factor between a session that promotes deep relaxation and one that results in airiness or even borderline confusion. Essential oils have a high vibratory rate- testing out to be higher than the human body and even the chakras- so through an entrainment process they affect the human energy field and as a result, the body itself.
The Benefits of Raindrop Therapy
The spine holds nerve endings for much of the body, making it a major physical-to-energy body connecting point. Applying these high vibrating oils to this area helps balance and realign the energy field. Some of the oils are antifungal/bacterial/viral in nature, and their tiny molecular structure (one drop contains approximately 40 million-trillion molecules!) allows them to penetrate tissues and destroy pathogens. Others have anti-inflammatory properties which relieve pain. Other benefits include muscle relaxation, immune system support, lymphatic detoxification, and interestingly, can increase height from 1/4 to 1 inch.
A Raindrop session usually ends with some brief shoulder and neck work. I’ve always thought this was comforting and felt nice, but honestly it never seemed to be more than a bit of “fluff” to me. So I like to end the session with some CranioSacral neck work and a little Polarity Therapy along the shoulders. It’s rare when a client doesn’t need neck and shoulder work- and it makes sense to me to choose techniques that have lasting healing effects over more spa-like treatments. This is much more beneficial for the client and it also makes their experience more enjoyable.
Raindrop is recommended for: stress, sciatic and back pain, detoxification, frequent colds, scoliosis, immune system issues. It is not recommended for: those who have skin reactions to essential oils of thyme, oregano, wintergreen, cypress, peppermint, basil, rosewood, spruce, frankincense, blue tansy, almond, vetivir, lemongrass, eucalyptus, juniper, or marjoram
Note: some clients will experience a healing crisis from this technique. If you believe your body to be highly toxic, let your practitioner know this prior to the session.