Raindrop therapy is a form of aromatherapy that was first introduced in the 1980’s. It combines Effleurage techniques, Vita Flex and Aromatherapy through the use of essential oils to create a very relaxing and beneficial form of therapy. There are many benefits of Raindrop therapy. It’s good for your physical, mental and emotional well-being, as I will delve into during this article.
How Does Raindrop Therapy Work?
Raindrop therapy involves the therapist dropping essential oils along a patient’s spine. In some instances on the feet and legs too, but the technique is primarily applied to the spine. Sessions can last up to an hour, and combine a few principles into one technique for maximum therapeutic and health benefits.
The oils are dropped from around 5” away from the spine. It feels like raindrops landing on your spine, hence the name. There is a combination of the feeling of the oils hitting the skin, the techniques used by the therapist, and the properties of the chosen oils. All resulting in this unique and effective form of therapy.
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is a form of therapy that utilizes the aromas of essential oils and harnesses their properties to improve the health and well-being of a patient. It transcends just the physical or mental, healing the spiritual, emotional, and complete being of a person.
It’s a very complete and satisfying form of treatment when a patient finds the right oils or combination of oils. Being a natural form of therapy, there are few to no side effects. It’s non-invasive and is designed to restore balance to the patient’s body.
10 Benefits of Raindrop Therapy
Loosens Muscle Tension
This form of therapy is very effective at loosening tension that builds up through bad posture or overextending muscles. After just one session you will notice the difference and feel a lot looser, especially in the back and shoulders.
Strengthens Your Immune System
Having a stronger immune system means a healthier and happier you. There are various oils that are known to help keep our immune systems operating at its best. Such as lavender, thyme and myrrh.
Helps to Improve Circulation in Your Body
Oils like thyme, cypress and peppermint all have properties that are active in stimulating better oxygen and blood flow throughout the body. This means a healthier, functioning body, allowing you to heal and fight off bacteria more effectively.
Whether you live in pain or have an injury that needs tending to. Raindrop therapy is very effective at reducing pain, especially back pain. The oils work wonders soothing all kinds of aches and pains, and in a non-intrusive way.
Relieves the Effects of Stress
If you live a stressful life and have tried all kinds of methods to reduce the amount of stress you’re feeling you will find a different kind of relief through this form of therapy. It’s a soft method of relieving stress as the properties from the oils enter your body.
Improves Mood and Emotional Spirits
Oils work their way into the brain through Raindrop aromatherapy as well as entering the bloodstream. An aromatherapist will be able to recommend an oil that can lift your spirits and improve your mood naturally.
There are lots of essential oils with powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Lavender and thyme are two oils that will reduce inflammation and pain in the areas being targeted.
Flushes Toxins from the Body
Oils high in phenols help of flush toxins and speed up the body’s natural detox. The lymphatic system is stimulated into working harder and more fluidly. All positive motions, and will leave you feeling wonderful.
You Will Reduce Fatigue and Feel Energized
Who doesn’t want a burst of more natural energy. Orange, lemon and neroli and all natural energy increasing oils that stimulate the body and help you feel rejuvenated. Perfect after a long day, or a long week.
You Will Think Sharper and Clearer
Don’t underestimate the power of thinking sharper and clearer. You can have more drive and focus to work on those creative ideas and be a lot more productive. It’s a profound feeling at first, but one that’s easy to get used to.
Who Is Raindrop Treatments Good For?
It’s great for almost everyone and anyone really. If you read all of the benefits above I’m sure there are some, if not all of them that you would welcome experiencing.
When it comes to treating specific health problems there is a lot aromatherapy can help with. Skin conditions in particular, such as eczema and dry skin can be treated effectively. Everything comes down to using the correct oils. Rose, lavender and neroli are great for the skin. While tea tree works wonders on fungal infections on the skin like athlete’s’ foot.
I have covered essential oils of sinusitis and how it has helped me personally. So I know first hand how aromatherapy can help respiratory ailments. This is just as applicable with common colds and flu viruses. Eucalyptus and peppermint and the oils of choice for these conditions.
Migraines and persistent headaches can be treated with rosemary or peppermint. While joint pain and some chronic pain conditions are commonly treated with black pepper or ginger. Memory and focus is improved with the use of rosemary.
The applications and combinations are almost endless. If you’ve never experienced aromatherapy and the use of essential oils I urge you to do so. There are so many wonderful benefits to using oils it should be an easy choice.
If you can find Raindrop therapy being offered in a local spa or with a private therapist I recommend taking a session too. The effects go way beyond just the physical feeling at the time and you will feel the benefits for days, or week after.
I’m a MA, (CMT) Certified Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and Reiki Master — I’m a licensed massage therapist with over 10 years of experience in the industry.