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8 Oils of Raindrop

An Introduction to Raindrop Technique and The Therapeutic Oils Used in Raindrop Therapy

Raindrop Technique is a sequence of anointing and light massage that brings structural and electrical alignment to the body in a relaxing and invigorating manner. The purpose is to stimulate every organ, muscle, and bone of the body at a cellular level through the oils - supporting the immune system, bringing the body into structural/electrical balance, and enabling the release of toxins or disease.

Oil #1 - Valor

A balancing blend containing oils of spruce, rosewood, blue tansy, and frankincense.  Gentle and soothing, it helps balance bodily electricity, and stimulate spinal realignment. Affects the limbic system in a way to enhance ones feelings of confidence, courage, and self-esteem. Contains esters, monoterpenes, and sesquiterpenes.

We start with Valor on your shoulders and then vita flex* it along the spinal reflex points of each foot.

Oil#2 - Oregano

The health benefits of Oregano Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, digestive, emenagogue and anti-allergenic substance.  Read more about the many benefits of Oregano.

Oil #3 - Thyme

The third essential oil used in Raindrop Therapy is Thyme. Thyme is high in phenylpropanoids (cleanse the receptor sites). It's antiseptic, immune enhancing, and supportive of the body's natural defenses.  There's a whole host of other benefits having to do with heart health, blood pressure, depression, menopause and pms. Check out organicfacts.net and search on benefits of thyme.  

Oil #4 - Basil

By now it sounds like we are making spaghetti rather than teaching about the ingredients in and benefits of Raindrop Therapy Essential Oils Massage, but, these particular essential oils cover all the parts of the body in some way, skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular.  

Basil can be relaxing to both voluntary muscles and to the involuntary muscles as well. Mentally energizing and invigorating. Great for tension headaches. Can improve the senses of taste and smell. High in phenolic ethers.  The health benefits of basil essential oil include its ability to treat nausea, motion sickness, indigestion, constipation, respiratory problems, and diabetes. Basil oil is also a good source of Vitamin A, magnesium, potassium, iron, and calcium. - OragnicFacts.net

Oil#5 - Cypress

This powerful essential oil is valued because of its ability to fight infections, aid the respiratory system, remove toxins from the body, and work as stimulate that relieves nervousness and anxiety. 

Oil #6 - Wintergreen
Research shows that wintergreen oil has the ability to act like a natural analgesic (pain reducer) and has antirheumatic, antiarthritic, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aromatic and astringent properties. It also acts as a carminative, diuretic and emenagogue. The most popular health benefit of wintergreen oil is its pain-relieving effects, which can help alleviate headache, muscle cramps, joint pain, tendonitis and bone pain. Wintergreen oil also helps drive out stress and tension.  Wintergreen oil stimulates blood circulation around the affected tissues and muscles, helping clear blood obstructions, which is one of the major causes of these two conditions.  It also reaches the bloodstream, where it helps stimulate and increase urination, speeding up the removal of uric acid and other toxins. This can reduce the effects of rheumatism. Wintergreen oil is said to help tone the skin and prevent acne (if used in a very diluted form). It also prevents dandruff and tones the hair roots, which helps prevent hair fall. Wintergreen oil can help relax and uplift your mood. It has powerful, mentally stimulating effects that increase your attentiveness and the vibration of your body.
Oil #7 - Marjoram
The health benefits of Marjoram Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an analgesic, antispasmodic, anaphrodisiac, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, cephalic, cordial, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, emenagogue, expectorant, fungicidal, hypotensive, laxative, nervine, sedative, stomachic, vasodilator and vulnerary substance. 

Oil #8 (optional) - Aroma Seize

Aroma Seize is not technically one of the 8 essential oils used in Raindrop, however, it's on hand if a client has increased tension or sore muscles.   It's a relaxing blend designed for massaging away muscle and body discomfort associated with exercise or overuse of particular muscles. It also provides soothing comfort for head, neck, and tired feet. It contains basil, marjoram, lavender, peppermint, and cypress essential oils and can be added before the final Peppermint stage of Raindrop Technique to sooth and relax.

Oil #8 - Peppermint

The health benefits of peppermint oil include its ability to treat indigestion, respiratory problems, headache, nausea, fever, stomach and bowel spasms, as well as for pain relief.  In Raindrop, Peppermint helps to activate the oils that were applied before it.  A hot towel is applied at the end.  the client will usually feel a really warm sensation as the oils go to work within their bodies and within 5-10 minutes it becomes very cool from the effects of the peppermint oil.  

Drink LOTS of water before and after Raindrop.  If you feel nousious or headachie at all, it means you have not had enough water.  There is some serious detox going on with this treatment and you want to flush it all out of your body so what's left is a healthier you.  It's super relaxing and pretty powerful.  

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