Each day more people are learning about the health benefits of using essential oils (EO). Even if you are not currently using essential oils as a part of your health routine, you are sure to know someone how uses them on a regular basis.
If you have basic knowledge of EOs you are probably familiar with the most common ways to use them. Diffusing oils is a popular method. It smells great and is very simple to implement. Others, who read a bit more, will discover you can also apply them topically and internally. I will say, please do you research on the EO company where you purchase your oils as they are not all created the same and may not be suitable to be ingested or applied directly to skin. I recommend Young Living Essential Oils.
Another method of use gaining popularity is the Raindrop Technique. The raindrop technique involves essential oils, combined with an assortment of massage techniques including back massage, vita flex massage and heat application.
During the raindrop technique, the client changes into their undergarments and lies on their stomach on a massage table. The oils are dropped onto the patient’s body from approximately six inches above the spine. This technique is used so that there is no interference by the therapist between the initial reaction of the oils energy and the patient’s energy. The process uses a total of seven essential oils and possibly blends of other therapeutic oils that are the choice of the patient. The essential oils used are Oregano (battles viruses), Thyme (anti-viral), Birch (bone repair), Basil (muscle relaxant), Peppermint (topical analgesic), Valor (for spinal alignment and muscle problems), and Marjoram (anti-spasmodic).
Once the oils are dropped onto the body, the therapist applies a massage technique called vita flex which enhances the benefits of the essential oils. This massage technique is used on the feet and along the spine for nerve stimulation and to respond to the oils.
Afterwards, a hot compress, consisting of a warm towel and a heating pad, will be applied to the body which provides further assistance to releasing the benefits of the essential oils. The entire process takes about 50 minutes to complete, and the oils will continue to benefit the body for up to a week after the procedure.
The raindrop technique can have many benefits since it is a detoxifying process. It helps rid of any toxins or bacteria that are deep within the body and provides a boost to the immune system. It is used to help realign the spine, reduces stress, and relieves back pain and tension.
What does it mean to heal? Here at The Tree of Life Healing Arts we connect with the simple notation that healing is the process of helping someone return to health, the process of recovery, repair, and restoration. In best practice it will encourage healing, wellness, coping and individual transformation. When reading and researching healing arts I kept coming across references to the Tree of Life. As with healing, you can find many descriptions and definitions for the Tree of Life. For those who are more pragmatic look to a passage from Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. Darwin says “tree of life is a metaphor, model and research tool used to explore the evolution of life and describe the relationships between organisms, both living and extinct.
When speaking spiritually the Tree of Life has numerous references. One could talk about the Tree of Life as a universal symbol, or regarding Judaism and Christianity. References to the Tree of Life are found culturally such as with Native Americans and Minoan culture. Jean Knobloch is a Certified, Raindrop Harmonics Specialist, CRHS & LSHC. She is the founder of Tree of Life Healing Arts. Jean’s mission is to empower those who are seeking help to decide which form of interventions will best achieve their personal health and wellness goals. The goal is to work together through the restorative process and return to health. Whether it be physical, emotional, or mental, a return to health is the purpose of the work.