"Reiki is a Japanese technique for relaxation that also promotes healing...A warm and soothing energy flows from the hands into the client, promoting relaxation and releasing tension."
Raindrop Technique is a procedure for applying essential oils to the feet, back, and spine. It is a form of aromatherapy. It was developed during the 1980’s by a naturopathic physician, D. Gary Young. Raindrop is a combination of various aspects of conventional massage, adaptations of Oriental acupressure and reflexology (Vita Flex), Native American healing techniques, and aromatherapy using therapeutic-grade essential oils.
NOTE: The technique of Raindrop performed with non-therapeutic grade oils (food or perfume grades) is not a true representation of the method.
Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils are Used for this Technique
Where Raindrop Gets its Name
During portions of the Raindrop procedure, essential oils are dropped neat (undiluted) on the back along the spine from a height of about six inches. This is where the technique gets its name.
The theory of dropping the oils in this manner is that the oils, which are said to possess electromagnetic properties, are allowed to fall through the electromagnetic field of the receiver before touching the skin. Thus, the oils are thought to interact with the receiver’s electric fields in a possibly beneficial way before being absorbed by the body through the skin.
The electrical nature of the Vita Flex maneuver is also thought to assist in the body’s absorption and utilization of essential oils.
Excerpts are taken from “A Statistical Validation of Raindrop Technique” by David Stewart, PhDExecutive Director, CARE, Inc.
Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, and ligaments) to enhance a person's body, mind, and spirit. A warm, aromatherapy room with music completes the experience! Appointments can be scheduled for 30 or 60 minutes!
The treatment is intended to clean the ears by unclogging earwax buildup and drawing out impurities from the ear canal by using warm air and smoke through a hollow cone candle made of wax and cloth.
Some people believe in more spiritual aspects of the procedure. They claim it draws out negative energy, aligns chakras and releases tension. It is very relaxing and some feel that opens up their sinus passages.
WARNING: This process may improve your spouse’s selective hearing!
Auriculotherapy, or auricular therapy, is a form of alternative medicine based on the idea that the ear is a microsystem which reflects the entire body, represented on the auricle, the outer portion of the ear.
Auriculotherapy is a technique of using points on the skin of the auricle (external ear) to receive treatment. Also referred to as Auricular Medicine, practitioners all over the world use this therapy to treat many discomforts or diseases with excellent results. Best of all, it is safe, non-invasive and virtually free of side effects.