Imagine the sensation of sinking into a deep and blissful state of rest, as therapeutic grade essential oils are feathered over your spine and the ancient Tibetan version of Reflexology is administered to your feet. You can’t get more pampered than this.
Originally developed by essential oil researcher and naturopath Dr Gary Young, Raindrop Therapy is a 75 minute treatment applied to the feet, back and neck which allows the body to sink into a deep state of relaxation and self-connection. In this receptive state, inner shifts may more easily take place.
The Native Americans believe that raindrops falling from a height may purify and cleanse the body and spirit. Because the essential oils easily penetrate the skin and muscles, the technique works on deeper levels of the body, clearing any inflammation-producing bacteria and viruses that can reside along the spine. Vitaflex Technique, the Ancient Tibetan form of Reflexology, is designed to send an electrical pulse along the nerve pathways of the body. This pulse reaches areas of the body where there is a break in the electrical circuit caused by toxins, damaged tissues or loss of oxygen.
Together these techniques form the 4 step Raindrop Therapy.
Step 1 the recipient is positioned face down, and essential oils are ‘rain dropped’ gently onto the back and spine, interacting with the body’s energy field (its aura) even before they contact the physical body, producing an intensified effect. The oils are then massaged into the back using a variety of modern massage techniques and Vitaflex moves.
Step 2 , is an Energy Balancing step. A blend of essential oils is applied to the feet, which are held for around 10mins to help balance the electrical energies in the body and the aura, promoting a deep state of relaxation.
Step 3 the Vitaflex Technique, involves a distinctive movement of the hands and fingers, and sends the receiver into an even deeper state of relaxation as the essential oils combine with the electrical pulses to uplift the body and mind, and release tension, congestion and imbalances.
Step 4 the recipient is positioned face up, and their head and neck is gently massaged and cupped around the occiput, where the skull joins the neck, and a series of specific movements effectively pumps the lymphatic fluid of the body.
Raindrop therapy is a deeply relaxing and cleansing therapy, recommended 4 times a year to release tension, congestion and imbalances and help build up the body’s immune system. The therapy uses high quality organic essential oils and costs £65 for 75 minutes.